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The Galaxy Note 7 vs. the competition: familiar, but different

Engadget Engadget 14/08/2016 Toby Golby
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Now that the ​dust has settled​ on ​Samsung​'s ​Galaxy Note 7​ ​announcement​, how does it ​fare against its rivals​? ​​It's time to run the numbers.

Many will be interested in the Galaxy Note 7 just because of its "S Pen" stylus, but that's not where the story ends. Elsewhere, the Galaxy Note 7 has a Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 4GB of RAM, which is just what you'd expect from a premium device in 2016. Its 5.7-inch display is larger than the rest of the pack while its 1440 x 2560 resolution is what you'd expect from a flagship. The Galaxy Note 7 has 64GB of internal storage and an expandable microSD slot. The rear-facing camera is a 12-megapixel unit, which is lower resolution than most sensors in this price range, but Samsung claims it takes great pictures anyway thanks to its larger pixels and fast autofocus.

Rest assured we'll have a full review of the Galaxy Note 7 before long, but here's a table of numbers to tide you over for now:

Samsung Galaxy Note 7Moto ZLG G5HTC 10Samsung Galaxy S7
Known dimensions153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9mm (6.04 x 2.91 x 0.31 inches)155.3 x 75.3 x 5.19mm (6.11 x 2.96 x 0.20 inches)149.4 x 73.9 x 7.3mm (5.88 x 2.91 x 0.29 inches)145.9 x 71.9 x 3.0-9.0mm (5.74 x 2.83 x 0.12-0.35 inches)142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm (5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches)
Weight169g (5.9 ounces)136g (4.8 ounces)159g (5.61 ounces)161g (5.68 ounces)152g (5.36 ounces)
Screen size5.7 inches (144.8mm)5.5 inches (139.7mm)5.3 inches (134.62mm)5.2 inches (132.08mm)5.1 inches (129.2mm)
Screen resolution2,560 x 1,440 (518 ppi)2,560 x 1,440 (535 ppi)2,560 x 1,440 (554 ppi)2,560 x 1,440 (564 ppi)2,560 x 1,440 (577 ppi)
Screen typeQuad HD Super AMOLEDQuad HD AMOLEDQuad HD IPS LCD QuantumSuper LCD 5Quad HD Super AMOLED
Battery3,500mAh2,600mAh2,800mAh3,000mAh3,000mAh
Internal storage64GB32 / 64GB32GB32GB32GB
External storagemicroSDmicroSDmicroSDmicroSDmicroSD
Rear camera12MP, f/1.7, 1.4µm pixel size13MP, f/1.8, 1.12µm pixel size16MP, f/1.8, 1.12µm pixel size12MP, f/1.8, 1.55µm pixel size12MP, f/1.7, 1.4µm pixel size
Front-facing cam5MP5MP8MP5MP, f/1.8, 1.34µm pixel size5MP
Video capture4K at 30fps4K at 30fps4K4K4K at 30fps
NFCYesYesYesYesYes
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 820Qualcomm Snapdragon 820Qualcomm Snapdragon 820Qualcomm Snapdragon 820Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
RAM4GB4GB4GB4GB4GB
WiFiDual band, 802.11acDual band, 802.11acDual band, 802.11acDual band, 802.11acDual band, 802.11ac
Accessories"S Pen" stylusMoto Mods: Insta-Share Projector, SoundBoost speaker, Power PackLG Friends: Cam, Cam Plus, Hi-Fi Plus (not available in US), VRNot applicableNot applicable

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