Big, Beautiful Always-On Display
Like all prior Galaxy Note models, the new Note 7 has a large 5.7-inch Quad-HD display. It's one of the best screens we've seen on any smartphone, and this year it has a new feature that older Note users will love. It's called an Always-On Display, or AOD, and this feature is something we saw with the Galaxy S7 but it's even better on the Note 7.
With this new addition you can do a lot with the Galaxy Note 7 without turning the phone screen all the way on. When the phone is off the screen stays on in a low-power mode that takes less than 5% of battery throughout an entire day, so battery life won't be an issue.
While the screen is off there's a little area turned on displaying the time, date, battery life, incoming messages or missed calls and more. There are options for an entire calendar, a screensaver, dual clocks and more. It's esentially a way to get at-a-glance information without having to turn on the screen. This saves crucial battery life throughout the day as owners won't have to tap and turn the screen on dozens and dozens of times just to check for a message or see the time. Most people turn their phone screen on over 140 times a day, and that all takes battery.
We loved this on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, and are happy to see it on the new Note 7.