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The bottom line: Our quick verdict on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Engadget Engadget 29/08/2016 Engadget

Samsung's enormous, pen-toting Galaxy Note was something of a curiosity when the original came out five years ago -- unwieldy and built for a niche audience. Since then, big phones have become the norm, and the Note line in particular has become ever more comfortable to hold. The new Note 7 is surprisingly easy to grasp one-handed, despite its 5.7-inch screen -- not to mention well built and attractively designed with fast performance, long battery life and a top-notch camera.

Even if you choose to disregard the pen features, then, this is still a nearly perfect handset. In fact, one of our biggest complaints has little to do with the device itself: the steep $849 asking price. Other drawbacks include the not-always-accurate eye scanner and the fact that the updated S Pen feels a little flimsier than the last-gen version. Those few cons aside, this is the company's best phone yet -- of any screen size.

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