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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 vs iPhone 7 Plus: Which Phablet Should You Buy?

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Samsung has just introduced the its new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that will compete with the Apple?s upcoming iPhone 7.

Samsung is dominating the mobile phone market and the features of Samsung Note 7 indicates that the company will retain its position in future as well. Where Note 7 is packed with some most interesting features, iPhone Plus ?is rumored to roll out with minimal design and hardware changes. Here is the detailed comparison of both devices.


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is fully waterproof and dust resistant with IP68 certification. Dual-curved display provides perfect symmetry to the the device and the rear metal finishing is just incredible. An always on display is there to enhance the looks of the device. The device measures 153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm and weighs 169 grams.

On the other hand iPhone 7 Plus is supposed to retain the same design as iPhone 6 Plus. However, there are rumors that Apple may introduce new iPhone 7 Plus in new colors including space black and blue. The company is supposed to remove 3.5mm earphone jack to introduce lightning connectivity for headphones. With 6.1mm thickness iPhone 7 will be thinner than Samsung Note 7. There is no solid information about the length, breadth and weight of the device.

iPhone 7 Release Date

iPhone 7 Plus

Processor and RAM

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is powered by Exynos 8890 octa core processor with Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose and quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU. Mali-T880 MP12 GPU is there along with 4GB RAM.

Upcoming iPhone is supposed to include Apple A10 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. There is not much information available about the graphics unit of iPhone 7.

Operating System

Note 7 comes with pre-installed Android Marshmallow v 6.0.1 and will be upgradeable to upcoming Android Nougat. The iPhone 7 Plus will roll out with upcoming iOS 10.

Onboard Storage

Samsung has launched Note 7 with 64GB onboard storage and it is a first device in Note series to support up to 256GB external memory card.

Apple could ditch the 16GB variant in iPhone 7 Plus and the device could offer 32, 64 and 128GB onboard storage. However, 256GB variant model could be there as well.


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is fitted with 5.7-inch Super Amoled display with 1440 x 2560 resolution at 518 ppi pixel density. While iPhone 7 Plus is rumored to feature 5.5-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD with 1080 x 1920 resolution at 401 pixel density.


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 features 12MP main camera with Dual Pixel Sensor to click images any lighting condition and motion. Main camera also includes geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, auto HDR and panorama mode. The 5MP camera shoots 1080p videos at 30fps.

On the other hand, iPhone 7 is rumored to feature 12MP dual-camera. However, nothing is confirmed until Apple releases an official statement regarding iPhone 7. A 5MP front camera can be expected in upcoming device.

iPhone 7 Plus dual-camera

iPhone 7 Plus dual-camera

Other features

Both devices will share some common features such as fingerprint reader, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and barometer. However, Samsung Note 7 also includes Iris scanner and S Pen as an advantage over iPhone 7 Plus.

The Specs iPhones are based on the rumors circulating on the internet. The actual device may vary in terms of hardware configurations and design. Readers are advised to wait for official statement regarding iPhone 7 Plus.

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