When it comes to big phones and big manufacturers out there, no one is bigger than Samsung, and almost nothing is as big or well known as Samsung's Galaxy Note line. This pedigree over the years has been achieved through a line of phones that has constantly pushed the envelope for what we thought possible, either through its cutting edge specs or the many software features it has constantly pioneered. Often times it seems that the Galaxy Note series is where Samsung experiments with the possibilities of what a mobile phone can be, and it all start with a giant screen and a little detachable writing tool called the S Pen.
It's this S Pen that's been the single biggest defining factor throughout the years, and this time around Samsung has packed the same IP68 water and dust resistance into the S Pen as it has the Galaxy Note 7 itself. This makes the Galaxy Note 7 the first water and dust resistant phone in the Galaxy Note line, and is among one of the biggest changes from the last generation. Also certainly notable is that this is the first time Samsung is offering its curved display not just as a standard option, but as the only option. The Galaxy Note 7 comes with a quad-HD Super AMOLED display that's not only curved at both its left and right edges, but it also packs in that same HDR capability that many have come to know and love in their latest 4K TVs.
But not every Galaxy Note phone has been all rosy, and this one isn't necessarily an exception to that. We're seeing some performance issues with the phone we didn't see with the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, which features the same hardware, and you'll just have to check the video out below, or our full written review, to find out what this means. Also don't forget to check out our other Galaxy Note 7 videos, including a review of the S Pen itself as well as that brand target="_blank">new iris scanner found up top that's designed to identify you by your eyeballs rather than just your fingerprint. Check out our video review of the Galaxy Note 7 below!