whitedragon, 17 Aug 2016Damn,.. I really hoped those were the snapdragon chipset (cause I am getting the exynos), to b... moreExynos has also had noticeably better audio.
My note 5 destroys my s7 edge in audio even with viper.
Of course I also listen a very wide array of music with good headphones. Including very powerful vocals
Um display reaches over 1000 nits in auto.
And in real life tasks the exynos wins still
It's absolutely a gorgeous phone in and out. The UI is a bit toned down TouchWiz which I prefer, making it simpler and classier. The camera is awesome but the processing is a bit too much! This is the 2nd Samsung phone I want to own aside fr. the S7 Edge.
BTW, twas a nice review!
whitedragon, 17 Aug 2016Haters gotta hate.
I do fully agree that the Note 4 (and in fact many modern smartphones) a... moreHow much is your pay for the schilling? Just curious.
Nope $839 is just not worth it for this level of performance, or the lack of, for a so called upgrade. The cost is outrageous especially given there is nothing impressive here to see. Even the camera is S7/Edge-esque at best if we ignore the overtly sharpened images now with the Note 7. My extended battery with note 4 po0ps on this phone in every other area bar camera.
Glad my country is getting the Exynos version. At least it has a bit better battery life. So excited to get it.
whitedragon, 17 Aug 2016Damn,.. I really hoped those were the snapdragon chipset (cause I am getting the exynos), to b... moreWell from what I've gathered elsewhere the Snapdragon Note 7 is providing the same performance as the S7 from earlier this year which wasn't good. I haven't been able to find a hard answer from a test explicitly done on it. Just vague comparisons or references. Was hoping for better...
DKDude, 17 Aug 2016On the mobile site when selecting the sections of the review there are two options at the end,... moreDamn,.. I really hoped those were the snapdragon chipset (cause I am getting the exynos), to be fair, crosstalk on headphones is pretty low... (yay)
The snapdragon version is meant to feature a pretty decent dac setup, though still fairly limited power output; there is a pretty good chance it could be noticably better (certainly, with regards to signal to noise etc, but also 'actually listening to the music' (something benchmarks do not always highlight or reveal).
Given the european version is output limited (to 80db with whichever headphones are supplied), that could affect sound quality output at 'full volume'.
Generally when a phones output power is limited in software, depending on how the equaliser is implemented, raising ALL equaliser channels will raise output power very cleanly.(I have a few sony S-Masters that work this way)
Anyhow should be vastly improved from my Note 4 which is what I had hoped for. Even if benches don't show it,.. my note 4 was snapdragon using the inbuilt DAC,.. which neither if the Note 7s suffer from ;-)
MHanz, 17 Aug 2016For $839 that battery life is subpar, Might as well hold on to the Note 4. Camera seems good l... moreHaters gotta hate.
I do fully agree that the Note 4 (and in fact many modern smartphones) are perfect or 'enough' for a users need.
We generally only consider upgrading when the old doesn't do what we need it to do anymore.
For me, the Ingress Protection is worth the buy in, and, as my carrier gets my money anyway, I might as well be paying off a phone I like.
Like this one.
For $839 that battery life is subpar, Might as well hold on to the Note 4. Camera seems good like the S7 and S7 edge but nothing special with the Note 7. Just lame hype.
Just set it to 1080p. Most people can live with that resolution. Other phones don't have a feature to set it to a lower resolution. No need to stop whining about battery life.
ithehappy, 16 Aug 2016All things considered, probably yes, but look at the chart again, Note 5 (and S6 Edge+) is sti... moreYeah, the display part rather disappoint me a bit, I thought the Note7 display would be better than the S7 edge.
Lower is better
Note7 2.7 average deltaE & 4.4 max
S7 edge 0.8 average deltaE & 1.5 max
Note5 1.1 average deltaE & 2.2 max
MobiFix, 16 Aug 2016Honor V8 has same specs and cost £370 .. http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1... moreI could see about 10 things the note 7 has that the honor V8 doesnt have, do you hate Samsung that much to call it "same specs" when the link you gave shows that its not?
whitedragon, 17 Aug 2016For me it was the audio specs page... And still waiting for clarity on which version was test... moreOn the mobile site when selecting the sections of the review there are two options at the end, one for each model. On the International version page at the bottom there is a test section and audio output is listed for it,but on the US version it is not a listed test. Looks like they neglected to test it.
LowBattery , 16 Aug 2016Me? For me it was the audio specs page...
And still waiting for clarity on which version was tested...
(Possibly should have replied direct to LTE Guys "who went straight to battery results" comment)
Chrishd32, 16 Aug 2016In what world does it matter if the Iris Scanner is able to scan your eyes underwater? I am su... moreIf the water pressure is too much (on the screen) to register touch input, and fumbling, we drop the stylus,.. watching it 'sink away' as the phone vibrates that we have moved(with current) further from the location we took it out...
Desperate to inform someone of something obviously important (or view porn), we need another way to login to our phone, and rely on the iris scanner to login securely... only to realise that not being able to use the touchscreen negates the point....
I'm out! (Anyone else?)
ithehappy, 16 Aug 2016All things considered, probably yes, but look at the chart again, Note 5 (and S6 Edge+) is sti... moreThe posted numbers in this review are VERY DIFFERENT from what displaymate came up with,.. also brightness numbers.
Just Noticable Color Difference is where this screen feel from 'excellent' to 'very good', which does depend on the profile being run.
Whilst I do not doubt GSMArena did their research well; there is something off about the numbers between both review pages,.. suggesting that the auto light balancing might not have been entirely defeated for these reviews.(it now needs light shining on the back as well as the front to neutralise this feature somewhat/get 'auto brightness' to highest possible).
In real world usage I would take this screen hands down, due to how it is implemented!