The most-awaited Note 7 has received a lot of criticism for its exploding batteries. Samsung even issued a recall program where it replaced the effected Note 7s with updated ones. Seeing the Korean smartphone maker already trying to rebuild the pride of Note 7, Apple also recently released another awaited phone of the year – iPhone 7. The company launched 2 models dubbed iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with slight differences in features and price. With two high-end smartphones around, this calls for a detailed review on iPhone 7 Plus Vs Galaxy Note 7 with the differences and advantages of both the high-priced and feature-rich smartphones.
But which one’s better? Hard to guess, but we will try to take a glimpse of what both the phones have got and which one’s better at what. Let’s have a look.
Take a look at our review of iPhone 7 Plus Vs Galaxy Note 7 to help you decide which one to buy
- iPhone 7 Plus Vs Galaxy Note 7 – Price
Due to the fact that Note 7 has a microSD slot (in case you don’t find the internal memory suffice), Samsung decided to keep it simple by offering only 64 GB internal storage capacity. The cost of Note 7 may vary from $699 to $749, depending upon where you buy it.
On the other hand, the iPhone 7 Plus comes in three variants: 32GB for $719, 128GB for $819 and 256GB for $919. You can get a new iPhone 7 Plus from Apple’s website.
It seems like if you are quite specific with the storage then you can easily pick among the iPhone 7 models, whereas the Android lovers can definitely go for the decent 64 GB option. Clearly, Galaxy Note 7 is cheaper as compared to the iPhone 7 Plus.
- iPhone 7 Plus Vs Galaxy Note 7 – Design & Features
The Galaxy Note 7 resembles the Galaxy S7 Edge, except for the bigger size. It has a curved display with metal and glass bodywork. The Note 7 comes with an S-Pen stylus, fingerprint and iris scanners and full IP68 dust and water proofing.
To compete with these high-end features Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus features a new discrete antenna band design, new color options, and a capacitive touch Home button. It even has some big improvements, including IP67 water and dust resistance, stereo speakers and no head phone jack. Looks like neck-to-neck competition in the design aspects.
- iPhone 7 Plus Vs Galaxy Note 7 – Display
Samsung definitely rules the smartphone industry when it comes to display and the Galaxy Note 7 has proved this yet again. Note 7 uses the same Super AMOLED display technology found in the Galaxy S7, however, it has a larger 5.7 inches screen. This time it has also introduced a QHD resolution for superior clarity.
Without introducing major display improvements, Apple brings in a little smaller 5.5 inch display. It still uses an IPS LCD Retina panel with a FHD 1920×1080 FHD resolution which gives a pretty sharp look to the device. Apple has improved the brightness by 25% and provides a new wide array of colors for an enhanced display quality. Well, here the Note 7 has definitely outsmarted the new iPhone.
- iPhone 7 Plus Vs Galaxy Note 7 – Camera
Despite so many rumors, Samsung choose to go for a quite straightforward camera similar to the Galaxy S7. Given that, it has the same 12MP camera with f/1.7 aperture along with Samsung’s exclusive dual-pixel phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash, and optical image stabilization (OIS).
For several years, Apple is known for the best smartphone cameras and the new iPhone 7 Plus makes a bigger deal with the camera department. It offers a 12MP dual-sensor camera with a telephoto lens and a wide-angle setup, f/1.8 aperture, and a quad-LED flash.
All in all, both the smartphones are aces in their territory. Each has some advantages over the other but it ultimately depends on your choice between Android and iOS and of course, the features you’d like in your pricy smartphone.
We hope this review of iPhone 7 Vs Galaxy Note 7 will help you decide which smartphone to go for. Please feel free to give your opinions in the comments below.
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