Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is here and looks great but after several months of anticipation is it the spectacular device that many predicted that it would be? What’s the difference between it and Galaxy S7?

Design and Size

Galaxy Note 7 and Galaxy S7 share a similar aluminum and glass construction, as well as design language and premium finishes. Although Galaxy Note 7 is a larger handset, the gap closed by 16g last year as a result of the Note 7 reducing by 2g and S7 adding 14g.


Galaxy Note 7 has a bigger display than that of the Galaxy S7.

– Galaxy Note 7 has a 5.7-inch panel (curved) measuring 2560 x 1440 pixels, and Super AMOLED display system with Gorilla Glass 5

– While Galaxy S7, on the other hand, comes with a 5.1-inch flat panel, which measures 2560 x 1440 pixels, and Super AMOLED display system with Gorilla Glass 4.


Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note 7 share identical performance capabilities.

– Galaxy Note 7 and Galaxy S7 International Version: 4GB RAM, Exynos 8890 (Mali-T880 MP12 GPU, quad-core 2.3 GHz + quad-core 1.6 GHz CPUs).

– Galaxy Note 7 and Galaxy S7 US Version: 4GB Ram, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo CPUs, and dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo, Adreno 530 GPU).


A fundamental difference between the Galaxy Note 7 is its software especially in combination with line’s S Pen stylus.

This is still the case with Galaxy Note 7 as it is able to perform all tasks that Galaxy S7 can. The S Pen has been upgraded to support the massive 4,096 pressure sensitivity levels which makes it more like using a real pen.


Samsung has unsurprisingly kept the same camera module with Galaxy Note 7.

– Rear camera: OIS, LED flash, 12 megapixel Sony IMX260 F1.7 sensor, Dual Pixels, 4K video.

– Front facing camera 5MP F1.7, 1080p video.