The Galaxy S7 Edge just killed the Note 6

The Galaxy S7 Edge just killed the Note 6

Last year, Samsung produced perhaps the best Android phablet to date. The Note 5 was a powerful premium device offering features galore, and it seemed that only the Note 6 could provide a better purchase. But could the Galaxy S7 Edge have just rung the death knell for the beloved Note series?

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An heir denied

The Note 5 was undeniable. If you were after the power needed to multitask, nothing could compare. The S Pen, while not for everyone, was designed to make it as productive a device as possible. And all of this was backed up with one of the best Android cameras ever.

It seemed, for a long time, that the Note 5 was the only choice for the financially secure phone buyer looking for a powerful multitasking device. Surely, only the Note 6 could end its reign. But now, with the arrival of the Galaxy S7 Edge, not only does the Note 5 seem redundant, but perhaps even its successor, and thus the Note line entirely, seems dead in the water. Let's see why.

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A family line lies in ruins. The Note 5 could be the last of its kind to hold true power. / © ANDROIDPIT

Size matters

The Note 5 has a 5.7-inch screen. This places it in the upper echelons of the smartphone size range and allows it to support multiwindows comfortably and create a more useful place to conduct your complicated business. But it does mean that one-handed use of the device is rendered, at the very least, troublesome. There is the one-handed use mode, that shrinks the screen down to a more manageable size, but then your weaker hand is left lingering with nothing to do as the screen shrinks away from it, leaving only a dark wasteland in its wake.

The S7 Edge has managed to settle on the perfect size

The Galaxy S7 Edge has a 5.5-inch screen. This effectively means it replaces the S6 Edge+. The standard S6 Edge was only 5.1 inches. This decision by Samsung to make its standard Edge model so large is interesting because it places it in direct competition with the Note 5, which is only .2 inches the larger device.

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The S7 Edge is larger than the S6 Edge, but it somehow manages to remain compact. / © ANDROIDPIT

Not only can you use the S7 Edge with one hand, but it somehow manages to also feel smaller than it is. To my mind, thanks to its wonderfully balanced design, the S7 Edge has managed to settle on the perfect size. The Edge software features increase the multitasking usefulness of the phone, and the space the screen affords you is ample for any task the Note 5 might also be considered for.

Early rumors suggest the Note 6 might see a small increase in screen size, up to 5.8 inches, but why? Did anyone wail over the lack of an extra .1 inches of diagonal display on the Note 5? Probably not. And if they did, they'd be better off with a tablet, anyway.

Power matters

The S7 Edge offers 4 GB of RAM and either the Exynos 8890 or Snapdragon 820 processor, depending on where you live. It's face-meltingly fast. Switching between apps, multi-windows, gaming, nothing is a problem here. And it won't be for, at the very, very least, a year and a half. The S7 Edge is, by smartphone standards, future proof.

The Note 6 has been rumored to pack in an insane 6 GB of RAM, but why? Is anyone's S7 Edge going to struggle with anything they could conceivably need it for? No. 

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Just like a human can speak on the phone and grab a beer, so the S7 Edge can handle multiple operations. / © ANDROIDPIT

Unless, as is also rumored, Samsung really does plan for the Note 6 to slip into a dock and effectively function as a small laptop, then the Galaxy S7 Edge has it pinned. Any superior tech the Note 6 might bear is better only by a technicality. Any user benefits will be so small as to be insignificant.

Many people see the S7 Edge as the best-looking phone on the planet

And how useful will a phone be that functions as a laptop? Even an aging laptop will offer more functionality than a phone could hope to provide. The phablet-laptop hybrid may one day be a worthwhile purchase, but the first of its kind will not.

Aesthetics matter

The S7 Edge has adopted the Note 5's curved back, but that's just one area where the device has been finessed. I, like many others, see it as the best-looking phone on the planet.

Whether you use the Edge software features or not, the curved screen edges make the screen-to-body ratio impeccable, and the weight is enough to make it feel consequential without being cumbersome.

The Note 6 might put up a fight, but it's hard to see it topping the S7 Edge here.

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Styluses don't matter

Okay, maybe the S Pen has it uses. Personally, if I find a device with a stylus in front of me, I will use the stylus for about five minutes before abandoning it forever, judging it to be a useless waste of organic polymers. For others, this might be a make-or-break feature. If you want a stylus, you can't have it on the S7 Edge, but on the Note 5, you can just not use it if you don't like it. So, the Note series has the advantage here, but I don't think a device will live on because a stylus is the only advantage it offers over a competing device.

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The may say the S Pen is mightier than the sword, but I fear it will not save the Note from certain death. / © ANDROIDPIT

Conclusions matter

So, the S7 Edge is powerful enough to handle anything the Note 6 could wish to. Maybe the Note 6 wants to power a laptop, but this seems somewhat gimmicky, for now, at least. We will have to wait to see if Samsung really intends to do this with the Note 6, and how successful or even useful it would be.

If you want a device that's large enough to effectively support multiwindows, powerful enough to switch instantly between apps, and is supplemented by the best camera available on a smartphone, AND you want it all in a package that will make bystanders stare and adore you just for holding such a miraculous and stunning object in your mortal hand, then the Galaxy S7 Edge has already won.

The Note 6 and, thus, the series has been rendered useless, dead and forgotten. Not even a stylus can save it.

Do you think the Note 6 is dead on arrival, or could it be good enough to offer a better device than the S7 Edge? Tell me what you think in the comments.

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  • Michael Thomas Brown (Mike) Apr 12, 2016 Link to comment

    I have the S7 Edge and yes I agree with a lot of what's just been said above in this article but I would not say that the note line is dead and as for S Pen well I think it does matter because I would love to have an S Pen on my S7 Edge in the future that will be the perfect phone no you don't need 6 6GB of RAM as 4GB is more than enough and of course memory is not an issue as I have a 200GB SD card, 1TB of Google storage, 100GB One Drive storage and 2GB Dropbox. The phone is plenty quick enough itself even with an SD card. Like I said the only thing my phone is missing is an S-Pen which I'm currently a C-Pen but that's no where near as good as an S Pen so let's hope we get software Support in the future S-Pen I have your rumours that we may actually be able to use S-Pen with Android N

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    Deactivated Account Mar 23, 2016 Link to comment

    That's why I'm still confused why the edge variant has a 5.5 inch screen why not keep it a 5.1 inch like the S6 and give the Note series a bigger screen?

  • Sergio A Guzmán Mar 19, 2016 Link to comment

    Samsung's Galaxy Note is (should be) an apart-from-classical-phones series, oriented to productivity sector, offering niche features, like S-Pen, advanced multitasking and more.
    Samsung should not replace Note trustworthy series by a double-edge phone, offering premium aesthetic but with incomplete features.
    For that reason, I say like always, that truly Note phone was Note 4. Long life to Note.

  • John Houston Mar 19, 2016 Link to comment

    Just because you don't have a use for the stylus doesn't mean you should write off the Note. I am sure there are hundreds of thousands of people out there like myself who uses the Note stylus features every day. it's the best thing ever. I have had the Note since day 1 and have upgraded to every new one except the 4 because I knew the Note 5 was going to be better and not to far away from the release of the 4 , which I was right. If the Note was not popular why does Samsung continue to make it? I hope they keep on making it for us die hard users. My question is, if the Galaxy 7 is so great and they don;'t think they can make anything better then why not just have the note and if people don't want to use the stylus, they don't have to. I know... the price point is different. I had to change the glass on my note 3 and it cost me $200.

  • CQ P. Mar 18, 2016 Link to comment

    No worries mate, I'll stick with my Note 4 for now.

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  • Dave stalter Mar 18, 2016 Link to comment

    Guess the author is not gonna explain himself... Bad article... Hide from comments

    • Pat Mar 18, 2016 Link to comment

      Actually he has responded to some of the comments, but this article is just his opinion and you can agree, or not agree, but I don't think he needs to explain every paragraph he wrote. He's probably busy writing his next article.

  • Warren Basham Mar 17, 2016 Link to comment

    The writer gripes about how useful as a laptop could a phone be yet with the specs of the phones that are coming out, there are laptops that could be easily beaten by low-end phones. So instead of making the gripe, why not wait until the phone actually comes out, and then it can be seen how useful as a hybrid phablet/laptop the phone would be.

  • Muthu Mar 17, 2016 Link to comment

    Definitely it's not right to say Note series is killed, as he may be over excited to see S7 Edge, but there are people for whom S Pen is a deal breaker. I found this article when i searched if i can use my Note 3 S Pen on Samsung S7 Edge but couldnt find an answer.

  • Dave stalter Mar 17, 2016 Link to comment

    Yeah, I agree with Mike . Writing off a product that isn't even out yet is kinda lame. Should have just praised the gs 7. Saying that it killed the note 6 is kind of a weird comment, and weirder that you wrote a whole article about a phone no one knows anything about yet.

  • Mike Bardsley Mar 17, 2016 Link to comment

    Kind'a unfair to write off the Note 6 since it's not out, not in production, and therefore no REAL WAY to know what it's specs are really going to be. Right? Maybe it'll be just as spiffy as the SGE7 - maybe it won't. Kind premature to play that game until there's a device to test and evaluate.

  • wyre lander Mar 16, 2016 Link to comment

    I have to agree with the other actual Note users rather a presumptious oink who reads the specs, turns one over in the hand and then writes to the editorial request for some many words with little regard to the reality found by those who actually do use the device. True, it took me a few months to decide I wanted to use the sticky thing in the bottom of my Note 4, but once mastered I would be bereft if I didn't have access to it now. So my advice, go use something before slating it. You may actually find yourself writing worthwhile reviews.

  • Chris Krajewski Mar 16, 2016 Link to comment

    So , again another piece of junk over 900 dollars ? You must be insane !!! In 70 countries allover the world people can not make such the amount of money in 10 years of hard work !!! Go f. yourselves !!!

  • Ryan Lambie Mar 16, 2016 Link to comment

    Wow. I normally don't say anything on this site, but, in defense of the beloved Note series, I just had to. This article is so haplessly biased, it almost seems satirical. I mean, like what you like, but to underscore another, very much relevant device, that isn't even a valid competitor so egregiously, is laughable.

    The S7 Edge is indeed a gorgeous device, but not so different from the S6. I mean, let's be honest here. The specs are another issue, but to pit them against the (unreleased) Note 6 is presumptuous and unfair, at best. I mean, why can't both devices be great? You don't see Apple scouring the 7 to promote the fledgling 6S, do you? This is terrible for marketing and serves no real purpose.

    As I currently type this on My trusty old Note 2, as My rose gold/Black Note 3 cheers Me on, I'll remind you that the Note series has a very much dedicated market and following, as does the smaller phones. I'm also using the undeniably viable S Pen to type this message. We will never give up our reliable Notes, behind the uninformed opinions of a few.

    Consider this message #dulyNoted. 👌

  • Pat Mar 16, 2016 Link to comment

    I can't really add anything to the rest of the criticism except to agree. Everyone is welcome to their opinion and I have enjoyed and agreed with a lot of the articles Chris has written, and I get a lot of good information on the Pit in general, but I have to disagree with this one. I had the Note 2, and now the Note 4 and I'm hanging on to it until Samsung comes to their collective senses and go back to having a replaceable battery and expandable memory with an SD card in their new Notes. I use my stylus much more than my finger because not only is it more precise, but it gives me a lot of options. I think it's fine that Chris doesn't like or need a stylus, but saying the Note is inferior because it has one, to me is ridiculous. For those of us who do prefer the stylus and see it as a huge advantage, the Note will always be better than any other alternative. If you don't like the stylus, don't get the Note, but claiming that the S7 is better than a phone that is mostly rumor at this point because it doesn't have a stylus seems a bit presumptuous.
    As far as size, when you're as old as I am and your eyesight is not what it use to be, the larger the screen the better. As far as the Edge feature, I've never used one, so I'm reserving judgement. At the moment it seems like a gimmick I don't need, but I use to think the same about the Note and now I'll never give it up, so I could be wrong.

    • Chris Marshall Mar 16, 2016 Link to comment

      Don't get me wrong: I concede that the stylus is actually an advantage the Note series has over the S series. My problem is that I don't think that the stylus and its uses are enough for the Note line to live on in a post-S7 world.

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      • Pat Mar 16, 2016 Link to comment

        You may be right, but I hope you're wrong. I believe that the Note series simply fits the lifestyle of people like myself who have been life long note takers. That's what appealed to me in the first place. Then I discovered that I could take notes that looked like my own handwriting, unlike other styluses that I tried to use in note apps on my standard phones that came out looking like a child's finger painting. The Note is for the apparently thousands of people like myself who like to be able to take quick, legible notes. It's my To Do list, Grocery list, Reminder, etc. that's there in an instant. I don't have to carry a separate paper notebook and pen to do what my Note does even better. No, it's not for everyone, but for those of us who love it, only another phone that can do the same thing could ever replace it. The stylus on the Note tucks out of the way, so you can ignore that it's there and not use it, but is easy to access if you want it. If the S7 could take notes and had a stylus, it would be a great phone, but it doesn't, so it's just another smart phone.

      • John Houston Mar 24, 2016 Link to comment

        Well obviously "you" don't have a use for the stylus but the hundreds of thousands of people who have the Notes I am sure would disagree and I quote "I don't think that the stylus and its uses are enough for the Note line to live on in a post-S7 world" If the Note with it's stylus did not have "a use" as you put it then why is Samsung still making them? That's just like when Samsung brought out the large screen and the whole world said "oh it's to big" and now look. Every phone manufacturer in the world, including Apple is copying the pioneer of the Phablet. In my business doing quotes I take pictures of all my jobs and make "notes" on the pictures so when I do my quotes at the office I can refer back to the pictures . No more papers in black and white drawings. The Note is fantastic and it will live on

    • John Houston Mar 24, 2016 Link to comment

      I was very hesitant to upgrade to the Note 5. I have been a Note user since day one. Actually before day 1 I was on a waiting list for the first Note for 2 weeks. I had spare batteries , an sd card and multiple chargers for the Note before I even had the phone in fear of running out of juice before the day was over since the "huge" screen was new to the world. I was happy . I upgrade to every new Note that came out except the 4 when they changed everything. I waited for the 5 hoping it would have replaceable battery, Not! hoping for the expansion slot, Not! so I did not upgrade to it. A few months passed and I kept on reading eveyones comments and decided to upgrade. I was not disappointed. I have had no battery power issues (have a wireless charger on my desk and in the car) whatsoever. I take several pictures on a daily basis, text quite a bit and have several phone conversations. I only have to put my phone on charge every other night. It does bump charge in the truck a few times throughout the day. I looked at my old phone's memory card and in 2 years I had only used 16 gig of the 32 gig card I had in it so I wasn't to worried about memory and it has worked out well. I see that the Note 6 is bringing back the card slot. I am sure the Note will live on despite the comments of a few no believers just because they don't have a use for it

  • Randy Mar 16, 2016 Link to comment

    You make the assumption that the Note series won't grow in size which might be incorrect and as you say regarding the S Pen the S7 doesn't have one. I don't need the Edge for show and tell but I do need my Note for business. Hoping the Note 6 improves on the S7's goods.

  • Blaine Fontaine Mar 16, 2016 Link to comment

    I'm still using the Note 3! Love it. The S Pen rocks. Not just for it's features but an S Pen lessens the impact of RSI on my thumbs!
    Viva La Sylus!!

  • Krazee Criss Mar 16, 2016 Link to comment

    How so if the Note6 isn't even out yet and no factual stats on specs yet for the Note6 either and no spen or note taking apps or premiere note line apps on the S7. So don't report on stuff even you know nothing about and don't have the slightest clue on either otherwise in the long run you and this article could be looking like a fool fanboying over the S7 for no other reason than hype.

  • John Camacho Mar 16, 2016 Link to comment

    Are you kidding? With a line like "styluses don't matter" you're saying you personally have no interest in the Note line...this doesn't mean that the Note doesn't have its own market.

    Also why are you comparing to a device that hasn't been announced yet...and won't be for a few months??

    The Note 5 is my first samsung device and im impressed with the note features. I use them quite a lot and will miss them if I had to switch phones.

    • Marshal Einbinder Mar 16, 2016 Link to comment

      A few months ago I upgraded from the S5 to the Note 5. I thought the stylus would be used briefly as a gimmick but, I was wrong. I use it all the time. By far the best experience, stylus wise, I've encountered thus far.

      As for this article? Like others have stated it's a bit premature to compare a device with one that no one has true specs on. In fact, I'm hoping some of the S7 features (microsd) come over to the Note 6. I've never had a need for a spare battery so that's a feature I'm not concerned with.

      But it did seem clear that the author here dislikes the Note series in general and is one who turns a nose up at any device that comes with a stylus. Which is ok, to each his own.

      It would've been better to have this article after the Note 6 was revealed, for a true comparison.

  • Jhonathan Rodrigurz Mar 16, 2016 Link to comment

    Having tired both the S7 and S7 Edge it doesn't fit my needs as a Loyal Note User since the Note 2. The S7 is to small for my liking and the S7 Edge "Edge" is not worth the extra $100 other then looking cool. Don't get me wrong they are great phones.. The Note Series has become a must have phone not only for the S-Pen but it's S-Pen Features which I find my self using my fingers less and my pen more.. The S series has always been for advertised to normal consumers and people who want entertainment and style. The Note series in my eyes are targeted to power user who want more from a phone then just entertainment but raw power and productivity like no other phone offers.. Till this day the S-Pen has been been the reason why I have stayed with Samsung so long. No other Samsung phone offers anything I want other then the Note Series... So yes this is my opinion on my I don't think the S7 Edge will replace the Note Series but again we don't know what Samsung has in mind as for the future of the Note! I just hope they have a long and lasting relationship to come.

  • Paolo Mar 16, 2016 Link to comment

    Are you serious?! There's LITERALLY NO INFORMATION yet about the Note 6 and you've already taken the liberty to prejudge it? You don't have command of the facts but you made an erroneous assertion already? Who are you, the GOP?

  • Daniel Diaz Mar 15, 2016 Link to comment

    How do you hide apps on the new 7?

  • Biga 173rd (Biga173rd) Mar 15, 2016 Link to comment

    This is one man's opinion and not reality I can't believe I read this article. The Note series are for power user plain and simple. There is no such thing as the perfect size look at Steve Jobs he though the 3.5" screen was the perfect size and look at Apple now. I say the Edge is a great device but it's not for everyone. But sorry to say I will be a Note user for life I love the huge screen and S- Pen features and hope the Sammy continues to produce the Note line. Oh and hell yea i'm looking forward to the Note 6

  • Earlena Lee Mar 15, 2016 Link to comment

    When I send a message to someone. Then I delete conversation. Can they still see what I sent n deleted on my end?

    • Mohamad Nazri Mohd. Noh (Nazrae) Mar 16, 2016 Link to comment

      If you deleted the message thread on your end then it is not possible for anyone to view the deleted message on your phone unless you have Samsung Backup running which it will backup Contacts, Messages and Settings. Depending on whether the backup was made before you deleted the message. However, it is highly unlikely that a deleted message can be accessed.

  • GT Ohh Mar 15, 2016 Link to comment

    Wow sensing a lot of hostility here tonight. We're all free to state our opinions and that's what makes the "Pit" so much fun.

    No one says you have to agree with Chris, but there's no need to attack the whole site either.

    If you're that unhappy with the direction it's taken then piss off.

    Or just laugh at the stuff you disagree with type out a sarcastic remark and move on.

    It's not as if you're actually paying anything to view this site.

    In other words save your self-righteous over privileged complaints to yourselves..

    I'm just sayin... lmfao

    • Darryl M. Rearson Mar 16, 2016 Link to comment

      So your saying this is a place to express your opinions so stop expressing your opinions. Are we only tolerant of those we can tolerate?

  • william Deeson Mar 15, 2016 Link to comment

    What you have failed to realize, Note owner's are loyal, I have opened every note since Note 1 i717, even if the s7, or s8 is the same size as the Note there is something about the note that says class, and it is and always will be a notch above the S-seriese. And the S-pen is not just a run of the mill stylus, it has a brain, it's interactive with the device, and your talking like the Note is washed up because of this God sent S7, well the note will be around for quite a while longer, so figure out something else to bash than the Note series cause it's here to stay, and your little article can't influence any Note series owners to jump backwards into the S-seriese class...

  • surya kumar Mar 15, 2016 Link to comment

    Note series can't & shouldn't be killed

  • lianne john Mar 15, 2016 Link to comment

    Ouch! That hurts!

  • Misha Mar 15, 2016 Link to comment

    What's next? "If man were meant to fly, God would have given him wings?" It is a grossly presumptuous to say that another round of technological improvements will be dead on arrival. The history of technological innovation shows us such pronouncements have a pretty poor track record.

    There are any number of changes Samsung might make to a prospective Note 6 that users might find enticing. The S7, for all the accolades and hype, simply brought back features from the S5 and Note 4, while adding some extra battery juice. Doing the same for the Note 6 would likely have a similar effect.

    Dropping the glass back, adding in an IR blaster, adding micro-SD card support, and increasing the battery life would likely draw many upgrades from Note 3 and Note 4 users who were not satisfied with the Note 5. Some of us are not crazy about the "edge" concept of the S7 Edge. Some still believe a metal edge is a much better design, and the benefits of an edge are marketing gimmicks at best. Many of us would like to see a S7 Edge-sized phone without the edge.

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    Deactivated Account Mar 15, 2016 Link to comment

    You're now redundant lol.... are you just gonna be writing about how perfect you think the S7 is for the next 18months...?. as a financially secure phone buyer I already own an amazing powerful multitasking device, and it's not a Samsung...
    If the S7 is so good then I'm even more interested to see where sammy goes with the Note 6 and next yr when the S8 comes out ? will you'll be preaching how irrelevant that is...?.

    • Chris Marshall Mar 15, 2016 Link to comment

      What device do you have?

      I think devices can only go through so many iterative designs before becoming obsolete. I think the only impressive thing that Samsung can really pull off with the Note 6 will be the rumored laptop-docking feature, which, while cool, is unlikely to be that useful. Maybe a few years from now it will be worth considering, but at this point, I can't see people adopting it.

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        Deactivated Account Mar 15, 2016 Link to comment

        Hi Chris, Nexus 6 is the closest I've currently got to Samsung power,
        I've also used ( work related) a Note 12 pro and Note 4 a lot in the past, I really think Sammy's got something very special with the Note series, and I think the Note 6 is gonna be very interesting.....
        as a daily driver personally my favourite device of all time is Moto X 2 gen the best Nexus Google never made...

      • Mohamad Nazri Mohd. Noh (Nazrae) Mar 16, 2016 Link to comment

        Though this is an out of topic device which I'm about to refer to is the Microsoft Lumia which incorporates Microsoft Continuum. It is said to replace (sort of..) the PC and laptop in terms of mobility and of course, the weight! After watching PocketNow, the issue is not replacing but to substitute the PC and laptop. It is still not adaptable as the user needs to buy the Continuum port or adaptor for the Lumia which is sold separately. Now back to the Note 6, the 'rumored' feature may or may not be similar to what Microsoft is going. However, with the current monumental price for an S7 and S7 Edge, we can sure bet that the Note 6 price will be astronomical. Nonetheless, being a Note user, I'm sure Sammy has few other tricks up their sleeves. Be it a gimmicky feature or practical. By then, we have to decide whether it is worth the upgrade or not. Til then, I'm still gonna use my trusty Note 3 which hasn't bail on me since I bought it 2 years ago.

  • Matthew Mar 15, 2016 Link to comment

    I have a Note 5 which I received a few days before the "official" release last year. I absolutely LOVE it and use the stylus all the time! Previously I had a Note II for 3 years. I hope the Note series, with S-pen, continues far into the future. It has made me so much more productive!

  • Portishead_22 Mar 15, 2016 Link to comment

    This is interesting, I came from an iPhone 6 to a Note 4 well after the Note 5 was available because it allowed removable battery and expandable storage. I got the S7 edge because of the waterproofing, Samsung pay, and expandable 200gb memory. Within 26 hours I returned it...even using nova launcher it was buggy and laggy. My note 4 and wife's iPhone 6 outperformed it which was crazy. The 820 processor and 4gb ram are supposed to be a beast for a phone, so why was performance so bad? Pausing on a webpage that a desktop and other phones could load instantly at the same time? Taking over a minute and still not registering GPS signal while the note 4 and iPhone 6 found it within seconds? Etc etc. For such a landmark phone, it shouldn't be able to be beat in any test by phones 2 gens older than it.

    On my note 4 I have only used the stylus twice to test it, but on the edge I could tell that I would never use the edge features...which the phone is set up for as a huge selling point, I just didn't want the 5.1 inch screen. I don't know if the note 6 will be much better than the s7 edge if it apparently will be using the same processor with a near identical size battery to the s7 edge and 2gb more ram on a larger display...but my money is on the note. That seems to be Samsung's best series from what I have seen. The LG comparables seem to be a bad ripoff of the s7 series.

    • The Multiverse Mar 15, 2016 Link to comment

      Well, OF COURSE you received (and returned) a FAULTY Galaxy S7 (Edge). So it's really of no use to mention it in a performing review, WRONGLY suggesting that the Galaxy S7 (Edge) is performing poorly in any way. And reading your comment I suspect you already kinda knew ; -)

  • Juan Peña Jr. Mar 15, 2016 Link to comment

    Note 5 owner here... Love my Note 5 and I actually use the S-pen all the time!!I love the edge design of the S7 Edge and the only thing that would make the note series better is a Note 6 edge... Or a 4k display Note 6, which would help with the screen door effect when using the Oculus Gear goggles.... What kind of article is this??? Nothing more than one person's opinion, there are no facts here

  • Pieter Uys Mar 15, 2016 Link to comment

    Steve Jobs used to say that about the Note series.........

  • Mohamad Nazri Mohd. Noh (Nazrae) Mar 15, 2016 Link to comment

    Hahaha.. The S7 killed the Note 6? Those who have been using Note series knows the huge gap difference between the two series.. To me, the S Pen is very useful.. Jotting down notes or short memos etc. Editing specific articles, screenshot etc. Aside from multitasking.. I'm using a Note 3, though far from the advancement of the Note 5.. But hey, that's where custom ROM comes in.. Now, my Note 3 functions like a Note 5 minus the finger print scanner which I can live without..

  • PATTERZ Mar 15, 2016 Link to comment

    If the Galaxy S7 is so "perfect" then, whats next for the Note 6? The Note 6 is probably gonna have the same features as the S7 and its hard to make new useful features for a phone thats gonna be perfect. What I'm saying is how could the Note 6 be different than the S7? (Except the stylus of course.)

  • Greg1100 Mar 15, 2016 Link to comment

    Seems as though androidpit are removing posts if they don't like the truth.

    • Greg1100 Mar 15, 2016 Link to comment

      Just put them back on.

  • storm Mar 15, 2016 Link to comment

    The way Samsung has locked down the S7 sets a scary precedent for independent development for Samsung devices. I won't buy such locked down tech. Samsung's control attitude has cost them a customer, not their design or hardware decisions. Or whether they continue the Note line.

  • Greg1100 Mar 14, 2016 Link to comment

    The writer has been proved useless, brain dead and should be forgotten. What a load of opinionated baloney.
    The S pen has been very handy for me. Looking forward to Note 6. A Note is essentially a business phone- the S Pen very handy for jotting down measurements, addresses, doodles etc. I don't play games on my Note 4- I use X box or pc for that stuff.
    Agree with previous people- Android Pit is not worth looking at anymore. Wouldn't be surprised if they don't do a test on imaginary iphone 10 and imaginary S10 Samsung next week.

  • Peter Harwood Mar 14, 2016 Link to comment

    so many people complaining about the S7 not working properly! there living up to there name samjunk?

  • Rene Jagers Mar 14, 2016 Link to comment

    Really Androidpit? Are all your articles going to be that bad? Waste of time reading it...

  • Harristblack Mar 14, 2016 Link to comment

    Click bait

  • rick Mar 14, 2016 Link to comment

    next year the S8 will dominant the world of smart phones, and tablets. and all the other ridiculous hybrids. and the S7 will be a piece of junk. it never ends.just make a device that will last for 5 yrs , without having to upgrade im sure it is doable.i still have the old, piece of junk S5. and guess what, it dose the job, every day. im on it 4-5 hrs straight through. i got 16,000 mAh battery pack, if i need more battery.i downloaded almost 100 apps on it. give or take.what more can i ask of a thing that fits in my pocket. note 6 is just fine. dont give up on it too soon. these articles are to make you toss your device away, for something just a ltttle newer. at this rate you will have a drawer full of perfectly good smartphones, that never really got used to death. just throw away.

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      Deactivated Account Mar 14, 2016 Link to comment

      I agree it is like a pointless arms race with new phones, everyone trying to one up the last. I am still on the S3 it is almost 4 years old and still does everything I need. Most of the "flagship" phones out today will last five years if they have removable batteries and Miro SD to handle the ever growing app size. The main reason manufactures quit building phones with removable batteries is it limits the life of the device. It also makes it cheaper to build, they still cost the same so they make more money.

  • Gary Funk Mar 14, 2016 Link to comment

    AndroidPit is quickly heading to my delete list. This article is irrelevant and wrong in so many ways.

  • Matthew Latham Mar 14, 2016 Link to comment

    I'm getting tired of reading opinion articles on here. F*ck it, I'm gonna delete the app. 10 reasons why I won't be reinstalling below.

  • EMMANUEL DORDZI Mar 14, 2016 Link to comment

    I don't get the message in your article, for heaven's sake, tell Samsung to provide firmware updates rather than fooling around with 'same hardware spec different designs' tactics. Your mighty s7 would soon be rejected by Samsung in terms of software update after bringing you same hardware with different body make up by name s8.

  • BruinGuy Mar 14, 2016 Link to comment

    The Note 6 is not in jeopardy. Many people use the stylus religiously. My wife does.

  • Matthew Chaudhry Mar 14, 2016 Link to comment

    I really hate click-bait articles - and this is one of them. How can you prospectively claim Samsung has cannibalised its own flagship devices based on rumours, and not even concrete rumours? All this article achieves is advertising the S7 Edge, rather poorly, with stupid adjectives and dismissing a phone months before it's even released. The Note 6 will be better, or on par with the S7 Edge, with the added bonus of an S-Pen. Why the fuck would Samsung take a step back?

    Is this some kind of troll article? ffs

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