Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy Note 4: 5 Key Differences

The impressive new Samsung Galaxy S7 is coming soon, and potential buyers enjoying an older device like the Galaxy Note 4 are likely weighing their options and wondering what’s new. Many skipped the Galaxy S6 or Note 5 after Samsung removed the micro-SD slot, but the new Galaxy S7 has it and much more.

On February 21st the new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge were both announced, which was quickly followed by pre-orders, and they’ll be released on March 11th. Here’s how Samsung’s latest compares to the old and aging Galaxy Note 4, and what potentially makes it a better phone.

Read: Galaxy S7 Release Date, Specs & Videos

The Galaxy Note 4 is still one of the better phones available with a big display, removable battery, micro-SD slot and more. It had a great design, slim bezels around the screen, a powerful processor and a great camera for its time. Recently Samsung has made lots of changes though, improvements to the design and more. For 2016 the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge has a little of everything for potential buyers seeking an upgrade.

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Being two years newer the Galaxy S7 obviously has a lot of improvements across the board, and many of them are key new features that buyers are interested in. With millions of Galaxy Note 4 owners coming up on 2-year contract renewals, now is the perfect time to get Samsung’s latest and greatest.

The Galaxy S7 has a smaller screen, in both variants, but the bigger Galaxy S7 Edge is still a great alternative with a big 5.5-inch Quad-HD display. Buyers will get an improved premium metal design, IP68 dust and water resistant rating, a new camera, all-day battery life and more. Here’s what the Galaxy S7 has to offer, and how it all compares to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

Read: Best Galaxy S7 Deals

Galaxy S7 Release Date

On Sunday February 21st Samsung confirmed all the Galaxy S7 rumors, the features, and a release date. Stating all carriers will have it on March 11th in the United States. Select carriers have started shipping early in the U.S., like T-Mobile, and others regions around the globe.

Pre-orders for the Galaxy S7 went live on February 23rd, in all regions, and Samsung’s even giving out a free Gear VR headset to buyers, a $150 value.

Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy Note 4: Design

The Note 4 was a step in the right direction for Samsung. It has a brushed aluminum looking plastic edge around the large 5.7-inch screen, and a faux leather finish on back. Making it one of the most premium looking Samsung smartphones to date.

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However, in 2015 with the Galaxy S6 and Note 5, Samsung actually made a premium phone, but that change came with compromises. The metal frame meant no micro-SD slot, and no removable battery. Both are reasons many passed on the Galaxy S6, but they’re back in 2016.

This year Samsung kept the design nearly identical to last year. It was an award-winning all glass and metal phone, so there was no need to change it. Instead, it was refined and improved, which gave Samsung room to add more features and a huge battery. Anyone that saw or used the Galaxy S6 last year will know exactly what to expect from the S7 and S7 Edge. A beautiful smartphone made of glass and metal in Black, Gold or Silver.

The new Galaxy S7 lineup for 2016 retains the same excellent build quality, and a similar overall design. The buttons are similarly located on the side, and there’s a dedicated home button with a built-in fingerprint scanner for security.

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Galaxy S7 Micro-SD Slot

One big addition to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is IP68 dust and water resistance. This is huge. Then, just like the original we have the 3.5 mm headphone jack, micro-USB charging port, and the speakers on bottom. It’s worth noting though, the Galaxy S7 does not have the IR sensor on top for the remote control feature. Samsung removed it, which many Note 4 owners love. It also doesn’t have a removable battery like the Note 4 either.

Samsung returned the micro-SD slot, added a bigger 3,000 mAh or 3,600 mAh battery to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, added water resistance, as well as wireless charging, and fast wireless charging. Two things the Note 4 lacks.

Users will be getting a slightly smaller device from the Galaxy S7 Edge, and much smaller if you choose the regular Galaxy S7, but aside from the screen, it’s a much improved device. The Note 4 has a 5.7-inch display, while the Galaxy S7 is 5.1-inches, and 5.5-inches with the Galaxy S7 Edge. All three have the same 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD resolution.

Galaxy S7: IP68 Rating

One key feature or upgrade that all Galaxy Note 4 owners can appreciate, aside from the improved screen, better camera, longer battery life and all that, is the IP68 dust and water resistant rating. Owners can drop the Galaxy S7 in over 5ft of water for nearly 30 minutes (and probably longer) with no problem.

This year the Galaxy S7 has an IP68 dust and water-resistant rating, higher than the Galaxy S5, and something no Galaxy Note has offered. They did this without covering ports with rubber flaps or gaskets too. It’s all on the inside, leaving a beautiful phone on the outside that can handle the elements.

While making it a premium design, slimming the camera, and adding water-resistance, Samsung also added a bigger battery. The Galaxy Note 4 had the biggest to date, a large 3,220 mAh battery. Even the Note 5 went down to only 3,000 mAh. The Note 4 has been Samsung’s battery life king, until now. The Galaxy S7 has a 3,000 mAh battery which should last plenty long with that small screen. Then the 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge has a massive 3,600 mAh battery inside. Far bigger than the Note 4, on a more efficient and slightly smaller device. The Galaxy S7 Edge could be the perfect replacement for the Note 4. Here’s more info on the specs for those curious.

Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy Note 4: Specs

Being two years newer you can expect a better experience across the board. Everything is faster, better, cleaner and improved. Including the camera and battery life. Here are the official numbers right from Samsung.

Galaxy S7 Specs

  • 5.1-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD Display (5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge)
  • 8-Core Qualcomm 820 Processor with 4GB of RAM (Samsung Exynos outside the US)
  • 32 GB of storage and Micro-SD for storage expansion.
  • New 12 “Dual Pixel” Rear Camera with f/1.7 aperture, OIS and more
  • 3,000 mAh battery with Fast Charging, Wireless Fast Charging (3,600 on Galaxy S7 Edge)
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with TouchWiz
  • Fingerprint Scanner for security
  • IP68 Dust & Water Resistance (5 meters for over 30 minutes)
  • Flat Design (no camera bulge)
  • more

As you can see above, the Samsung Galaxy S7 sounds pretty good. It has an improved 5.1-inch Quad-HD display, and returns many of the features Samsung ditched on the Galaxy S6. Powered by a new 8-core processor with 4GB of RAM, tons of storage, and return the micro-SD slot that made so many pass on the Galaxy Note 5. If that’s why you kept the Galaxy Note 4 last year, be prepared to get the Galaxy S7 on March 11th.

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Galaxy Note 4 Specs

  • 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD Display
  • Quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of storage and a micro-SD slot for expansion
  • 16 Megapixel Camera, 3.7 megapixel front camera
  • 3,220 mAh battery with Quick Charging
  • Android 4.4 KitKat (Now on Android 5.1 Lollipop)
  • Swipe-based fingerprint scanner, IR sensor for remote control
  • more

The Galaxy Note 4 was great back in 2014. It had a swipe-based fingerprint scanner that didn’t work very good, great battery life, a fast processor, and a pretty well-rounded camera too. However, everything is better with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

The new fingerprint scanner is one of the fastest and best on the market, the Galaxy S7 has a faster 8-core processor and 4GB of RAM for improved performance and multi-tasking. However, there’s no S-Pen stylus.

Looking at those numbers the Galaxy S7 is better in every sense, although the camera sounds worse. Let’s talk about that in more detail.

Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy Note 4: Camera

The only “lower” spec on a sheet while comparing the two is the 12 megapixel camera. However, the new camera in the Galaxy S7 will take amazing photos and video that works great indoors or outdoors, have optical image stabilization, a fast f/1.7 aperture for fast shutter speeds and auto focus. Megapixels aren’t everything, and this 12 megapixel “Dual Pixel” camera will be better than the Galaxy S6, and certainly better than the 16 megapixel camera from the Galaxy Note 4. It was good, and had image stabilization, but things have come a long ways since then.

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Samsung’s using technology found in many DSLR cameras. The Dual Pixel sensor is a first for any smartphone. It uses all 12 million pixels to auto-focus, while most only use about 5% of the pixels to focus, which is why it’s so slow. The Galaxy S7 focus is incredible fast. It also has a fast f/1.7 aperture and a sensor that’s much bigger and captures over 95% more light in less time, than the Galaxy Note 4. Add improved image stabilization and photos or video will be incredible. Indoors, outdoors, at night, and more will all be impressive. Samsung’s suggesting this could be the best smartphone camera of 2016.

The Galaxy S6 had a pretty good 16 megapixel camera that blew away the Galaxy Note 4, and the new Galaxy S7 will be even better. Expect a much improved front camera too. Samsung’s Galaxy S7 has an excellent 5 megapixel f/1.7 wide-angle front camera that takes great selfies that are wide, bright, and it focuses really fast. Far better than the 3.7 megapixel camera on the Note 4.

Galaxy S7 Battery Life

The Galaxy Note 4 actually had a bigger battery than the Galaxy Note 5, which was an odd move. It had a large 3,220 mAh battery with quick charging. The Note 5 was only 3,000 mAh, and the Galaxy S6 was only 2,550 mAh. Which is why many stuck with the Note 4.  Things have changed in 2016 though, and everything is better. The screen, processor, and software are all more efficient.

As we said above, Samsung completely fixed any battery complaints people had about the Galaxy S6 or Note 5, which may have caused some Note 4 owners to keep their phone another year. With a huge 3,000 mAh battery in the S7 and 3,600 mAh in the Galaxy S7 Edge, these should last longer than any Samsung Galaxy S to date, including the Note 4.

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The Galaxy S7 has Adaptive Fast Charging, which recharges the phone from 0-50% in less than 25 minutes, and fully recharges in about 70-80 minutes. Then it does Fast Wireless Charging too. The Galaxy S7 wireless charging is nearly the same speed as the Note 4 wired charging. Giving users as many options as possible.

What this means is battery life should never be an issue if you upgrade from the Galaxy Note 4 to the new Galaxy S7.

Carriers, Pricing and More

Sounds great, but how much will it cost you? Well, 2-year contracts are a thing of the past for most carriers, but buyers can make monthly payments. The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge will be released on all major carriers, at retail stores and throughout the United States and the globe on March 11th. Pre-orders opened on the 23rd of February, making it one of their fastest releases ever.

Carriers no longer offer the Galaxy Note 4, but it can be found for cheap used. While we could see deals surface for the Galaxy S6 and Note 5, jumping right to the Galaxy S7 is your best bet, and just pay $25 a month or so to your carrier to pay off the phone.

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The Galaxy Note 4 was $299 with a new 2-year contract and nearly $700 new. Most who have the Galaxy Note 4 are eligible for an upgrade, or will be soon, so head into a carrier store and pre-order the Galaxy S7. You’ll get a free Gear VR headset, then the phone on March 11th, and pay something similar to what’s outlined below.

It looks like the Galaxy S7 will cost about $680 (vary by carrier) and the Galaxy S7 Edge is $760 or more. Sprint has the lowest price, while AT&T is cheaper on a month-to-month basis. It sounds expensive, but the Galaxy S4 was pretty expensive back then too.

  • AT&T: Galaxy S7 is $23.17 per month for 30 months = $695.10
  • Verizon: Galaxy S7 is $28 per month for 24 months = $672
  • T-Mobile: Galaxy S7 is $27.91 per month for 24 months = $669.84
  • Sprint: Galaxy S7 is $27.09 per month for 24 months = $650.16
  • US Cellular: Galaxy S7 is $28 per month for 24 months = $672

The Galaxy S7 Edge is only a few dollars more per month from each carrier, which ends up putting the total price a little over $750 for Samsung’s new 5.5-inch flagship water-resistant smartphone.

All said and done, Galaxy Note 4 owners should know that the Galaxy S7 will be a worthy replacement. It’s better in every way except the screen size, should have excellent battery life and super fast charging. Add in the better screen and premium IP68 rated design, stunning camera, micro-SD and a big battery, it will be more than a solid replacement, and likely one of the best phones of 2016.

Did you buy a Galaxy S6 or Note 5, or do you still have the old Galaxy Note 4 and plan on getting the new Galaxy S7 once it’s released? Let us know in the comments below.

61 Comments

  1. Stephen Sherriff

    03/01/2016 at 12:19 pm

    have a note 4. held off on getting the s6 or the note 5 because of the stupidity explained above.

    I thought I was the only one in this situation, but seems like other people just kept the note 4 with them.

    Have preorder the s7edge and it will arrive on my birthday!

    Hopefully others have the same excellent Note 4 still kicking!

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  2. Mo

    03/01/2016 at 2:44 pm

    I have a note 4 and didn’t upgrade for the same reasons. I was very dissapointed that the IR blaster was removed. I don’t mind giving up the s pen but I will definitely miss the IR blaster… I haven’t used a remote control in years. I think everything else will out weigh those 2 negative things though. I’m really excited to upgrade my gear vr as well.

    I also hope Samsung will add an option in a future update or I can find a work around to have adoptable storage with marshmallow. That would make the whole vr experience so much better since those apps are so big.

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  3. Greg Flanders

    03/01/2016 at 2:53 pm

    I too held on to my Note 4 for the same reasons as stated in the article. The Galaxy s7 looks very tempting, a lot of great updates (and I’m glad to see Samsung brought back the micro SD slot!), but I really love the Note. I may just hold out for the Note 6 to see if Samsung offers the same types of upgrades from the Note 5.

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    • Matt

      03/02/2016 at 9:00 am

      Waiting on note 6 as well

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      • Brian Q

        03/02/2016 at 6:26 pm

        Agreed. Knowing what the S7 edge has to offer I’m “hoping” the Note 6 will have everything the S7 has. But whats the possibility that the Note 6 doesn’t get an edge counterpart? I love the edge feature, even though it’s different on the S7 edge

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  4. Ayanna Lugent

    03/01/2016 at 5:50 pm

    I upgraded to the note 5 and was disappointed I actually traded to get my note 4 back! I love my note 4 but I’m willing to try out the 7 edge! I hope everyone had a great experience with their new S7!

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  5. Christopher Durham

    03/01/2016 at 7:47 pm

    Why compare a new phone to a 2 year old phone????????????????????????

    Reply

    • Adam

      03/04/2016 at 3:58 am

      For exactly the reason the article says. Note 4 contracts coming to an end.

      Reply

    • Howard

      03/04/2016 at 1:51 pm

      Because it is is the best phone still. Note 4 rocks Chris.
      Bill

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    • NYVET

      02/27/2017 at 8:29 am

      Because the Note 4, even today (Feb 27, 2017) is STILL one of the best devices on the planet, and has pretty much set the standard.

      Reply

  6. HobbesGrrr

    03/01/2016 at 8:10 pm

    Looking at the 7 edge

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  7. Alex B

    03/02/2016 at 5:58 am

    I switched to the s6 edge but ended up going back to my note 4 and probably going to stick with the note 4. Losing the removable battery feature is huge for me. Although these phones brag about better battery life once you start downloading different apps the battery life inevitably starts to suck. So my extra two batteries that i keep in my bag cause me to never have to worry.

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    • NYVET

      02/27/2017 at 8:31 am

      Not only that (being able to switch batteries) but after a year or so of charging cycles, the batteries DIE and need to be replaced!

      Reply

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  9. sabyos

    03/02/2016 at 11:54 am

    About Sammy removing IR blaster from the S7, I have a solution for that!

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  10. Tommy

    03/04/2016 at 10:37 am

    Waiting on Note 6, and it better have a replaceable battery and 20 MP camera

    Reply

  11. Howard

    03/04/2016 at 1:49 pm

    No thanks. Love my Note 4. Might think it is worthy but I will stick with my Note 4. And when you drop it with the glass back, you will wish for the other. I don’t care what they say. The Note 4 cannot be beat.
    Note 4 is King of all Smartphones.
    Bill

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    • Kevin whiting

      03/13/2016 at 5:29 pm

      I agree,the note 4 is the best on the market still imo. The s7 edge my bro got is sweet but the fixed batt is a deal breaker for me as I have a spare batt for camping and I love the option.

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      • Mike

        03/13/2016 at 6:09 pm

        All phones from here on will no longer have removable batteries and the note 4 won’t last forever you might want to consider the s7 edge

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        • Kevin

          04/21/2016 at 2:32 pm

          Mike, you have a very closed mind. If the consumers demand a removable battery, they will make a phone with a removable battery. If they don’t… then their competition will and they will lose the business.

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  12. Big Jake

    03/04/2016 at 11:06 pm

    From this article I don’t see enough difference between the two to walk away from my still perfectly good note 4, at least not enough difference to warrant a new $700 phone

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  13. Art

    03/05/2016 at 8:50 pm

    I think I am ready to get s7 edge it will be a great replacement for my outstanding Note 4 but I think it’s time to upgrade.

    Reply

  14. Andrea Alvarez

    03/06/2016 at 11:38 am

    Note 4 all the way. I like the removable battery, cause I carry extras for just in case, and I also use the IR feature regularly. I LOVE the way the pictures come out on this phone. Just gonna wait for the Note 6, thanks.

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  15. Rob hoy

    03/07/2016 at 8:09 am

    Chris.. yes the note 4 is an ‘old phone’ 16 months old… but..it’s a great phone…. great battery life..charges really quick. ..great camera except in the dark…spend large screen etc etc.. so that’s why note 4 users are wares about upgrading…

    The biggest issue with the note 4 is the lack of upgrades..which appeared to be deliberate………

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  16. Vincent

    03/08/2016 at 6:04 am

    Still holding on to my Note 4. My wife upgraded to the Note 5. I almost upgraded to the S7, but now that it’s rumored that the Note 6 is coming later this year, I plan to see what improvements they come with. If they bring back the IR, SD card, and keep the S Pen… then I will upgrade.

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  17. azrangel

    03/09/2016 at 5:54 pm

    Have note 4 as well, if they just put in a removable battery on S7 edge i would be all in, that is the only thing holding me back

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  18. Lesley

    03/11/2016 at 3:41 am

    I beyond happy with my Note 4 and I am sure the 7 edge will be worth the wait. Hurray for the return of the SD card. The only reason I thought I would never get another Samsung, my protest for excluding the SD card.

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  19. mike g

    03/11/2016 at 11:42 am

    ATTENTION!! all smartphones will no longer have removable batteries.. so those hoping dont bother to wait just got the s7 edge today awesome phone kills the note 4 thats what i upgraded from no regrets i promise 7s edge people get them while they last…….

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    • Junior

      04/30/2016 at 5:18 am

      How much did you pay with your note 4 to get s7? Please tell me

      Reply

  20. Margarita Edmond

    03/12/2016 at 1:24 am

    I have the Note 4. Will be switching to s7 edge.

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    • Mike

      03/12/2016 at 11:16 am

      I have the edge it’s worth the up grade you won’t regret it.

      Reply

  21. Paul K

    03/12/2016 at 3:53 am

    I bought the Note 4 mostly for the high quality music I got with a great DAC combined with Tidal. It’s my main music source in the car. Can anyone comment on sound quality & related features in the S7?

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    • Mike

      03/12/2016 at 11:22 am

      Sound on s7 pretty good however have not tried it on my bike helmet yet so I’m hoping it’s as good as the phone..

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  22. Tomaso

    03/12/2016 at 5:43 am

    I currently have a Note 4. I purchased a Zerolemon 10,000mah aftermarket battery . Granted that the phone with the batteryis bulkier but at the end of the day and with frequent use, I am down to 80%
    Remaining battery life. I will stick with the Note 4.

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    • Mike R

      05/16/2016 at 5:40 pm

      I did the same exact thing. It’s a brick, of sorts, but that extra battery life is so helpful.

      Reply

  23. uddin

    03/12/2016 at 11:48 am

    If IR blaster is not included in the note 6 than I am sticking with the note 4

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  24. Kevin whiting

    03/13/2016 at 5:33 pm

    If you haven’t tried the android os it’s very good and you can customize everything. My biggest regret is not switching sooner. My note 4 has double the gb of my mom’s 6s plus and the screen is vivid and sharp.

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  25. Patrick Dennis

    03/15/2016 at 9:12 pm

    Recently upgraded from the S3 to the Note 4 after the Note 5 came out for the price drop. I got the Note 4 for the S pen and multitude of other uses. Why do these carriers think we want to put our personal data and pictures in a Drop Box or Google Drive is beyond me. Having an SD card slot makes it safe and secure in your own hands. As far as battery life, I am on my Note 4 constantly, using it for work, searching the Web, Navigating, Hot spot, playing games and streaming video and music, S3 I had 3 batteries. Note 4 model SM-N910T3 I could go 15hrs (27 on power saver) using the SM-N910T while Samsung fixes a proximity sensor I can go 12hrs (23 hrs on power saver mode).
    If the Note 6 adds IP68 I may consider upgrading, but I doubt I will. Heck I still pull out the S3 if I want to carry something smaller, gotta love Sim card swapping without calling your carrier.

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  26. Runar Olsen

    03/16/2016 at 6:30 pm

    5ft is not 5 meters. more like 1,5 meters.
    and think im gonna stick with my Note 4 until note 6 (If it even comes to europe)

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  27. John

    03/18/2016 at 6:53 am

    I have s7 edge and note 4 two for one I had to try so far it’s the best phone ever but is it worth the money even at two for one not sure counting days to return don’t know yet it’s that close its a nice phone

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  28. Stuart

    03/28/2016 at 11:38 am

    If the note 6 doesn’t have a removable battery i wont be purchasing 1 thats why i didn’t get the s7 il stick with my note 4 for a few more years yet or try another manufacturer.

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    • Mike

      03/28/2016 at 11:43 am

      There will no longer be removable batteries in any phones going forward. It’s cheaper to have them built in the phones..

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  29. David

    03/31/2016 at 11:40 pm

    I just got the Galaxy S7 Edge. I was gonna upgrade my Note 4. It went right back in the box. Note 4 is a much better phone. Rumor has it the Note 5 was a bust with the non removable battery and the Note 6 would go back to that. I’m keeping my phone till the Note 6 comes out. Galaxy S7 Edge is like holding a glass egg. And they released today that they are realising the Marshmallow update to the Note 4 and 5. If you love your note DONT SWITCH

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  30. Alderran

    04/02/2016 at 7:43 pm

    I have a note 4. Just got a s7 edge. The camera on the s7 is a disappointment the note 4 definitely takes better pictures

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  31. Jim

    04/17/2016 at 10:33 pm

    I wanted to get the Note 5, but with no SD/Removable Battery, I got the Note 4 in November, 2014. Still use my Note 3 (almost 2 1/2 years now !) everyday on the side (Police Scanner, Search for Job Assignments, and more). My Note 4 will still do all the basics that any other Smartphone will do (reading, research, video, movies, music, phone, games, etc.). I’m hoping the Note 6 will have SD Card Reader and Removable Battery. I will not give up the S-Pen, which I use everyday.

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  32. Mike R

    05/16/2016 at 5:36 pm

    I upgraded from a Note 4 to the Note 5. I switched back because of the IR blaster. Until that feature is included in a future Samsung phone, I’ll be hanging on to my Note 4.

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  33. Rustic

    06/06/2016 at 3:19 am

    Hey at least most of you got to the note 4.I am still using the note 3.I missed out on the 4,but unbelievably one of the telcos here as 2 new note edges still in the box.I came close to purchasing but for the wait of a few months will have a look at the Note6(or 7).No use comparing battery of older notes to non removable.First thing i did was buy a 4500mah battery from Japan and keep the original as back up.Removable batteries is old school not likely to see again.If the note 6 has a big enough battery,maybe,but then where i am the price could buy you a good second hand car.AlsoTRY using picsart(hilarious app)without an s-pen.

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  34. 32and53fan

    06/24/2016 at 11:32 pm

    Why are there so few people that mention the S-Pen? To me, not having one is a deal breaker.

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  35. Janet

    07/10/2016 at 5:53 pm

    Keeping my Note 4, for now. The S7Edge is tempting but I like my S Pen & Removable Battery.

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  36. Brent Hendrix

    08/09/2016 at 12:43 am

    NOTHING CAN BEAT IT! Biggest screen, huge prossesor, expandable memory, IR function, removable battery, plus I’ve upgraded my Note 4 to marshmallow 6.0 OS. !!!! Need I say more?

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  37. Tess

    08/23/2016 at 11:43 am

    I have a Note 4 edge. This is the only phone with a real edge as far as I am concerned. I have 4 extra batteries and can charge wirelessly. Important to me if power goes out. (Could use bulky battery packs). I have looked at the Note7edge 4 times trying to convince myself that I will like it……I love my phone. Water proof would be great but I have waterproof cases that work well. I am still not convinced! Maybe next year. I am adicted to the dual screen edge.

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  38. Lynne Jenkins

    10/08/2016 at 4:45 pm

    I love my note 4. Was considering s7, but I use the S pen all the time to jot down notes and for my grocery list. I love the big screen to watch movies, videos, etc on. I have never had a problem with the battery running out. Guess I do need to get an extra tho, just in case. With all the problems Samsung is having with their new stuff, it will be a while before I even consider a new phone. I will say it again, I love my Note4. Best phone I have ever had.

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  39. Dana Lindley

    10/10/2016 at 8:23 pm

    I love my Note 4 but just had it diagnosed, and it has a processor problem. I really don’t want the S7 as an exchange due to the size difference, My vision isn’t as great as it was and I have nerve damage to my right arm so I need the S Pen since my hand doesn’t get really warm enough to be recognized. No other phone Ive looked at come equipped with the S Pen. Shame. Im really hoping that when I have to replace my phone with insurance that they will be willing to hunt down a Note 5, or Ill have to go with the S7- just don’t know if I would go with the Edge or not.

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  40. Jina

    11/30/2016 at 2:29 pm

    Wow, this paragraph is pleasant, my younger sister is ajalyzing theese kinds of things, hus I am going to let knw her.

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  41. Neil

    12/12/2016 at 12:07 pm

    Not downgrading from my note4 to no ‘s phone note all the way the only upgrade will be a note the s pen is a must for me especially quick notes and no ir blaster plus I love my removable battery

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  42. kconno

    12/21/2016 at 6:58 pm

    “Because it is is the best phone still. Note 4 rocks Chris.
    Bill”
    hear hear..
    multifunction wins over aesthetics and beauty for me…and its not that ugly either..

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  43. manni

    01/08/2017 at 9:13 am

  44. NYVET

    02/27/2017 at 8:39 am

    Who the HELL wrote this article? Since when is a 5.1 inch screen ‘much smaller’ than a 5.7 inch, (.6 inches) and when did 3200ma battery become ‘far smaller’ than a 3600 (400ma)?

    Author needs to go back to school.

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  45. Raheem

    03/06/2017 at 2:41 pm

    I have a note 4 I would like to swap it for Samsung S7 edge. Please reply

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  46. Bradley Deacon

    03/10/2017 at 10:31 am

    After reading the page above note 4 vs s7 edge I think I would still prefer the note 4 because when my battery dies I have a spare one already charged and waiting to go and therefore the battery life is limitless on the note 4 very handy when you don’t have the time or place to charge your phone and the technology isn’t that far apart from each other if they made another note with vertically the same features as the note 4 but with slightly better tech and the waterproof feature then I will always stick with the nite sized phones

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