The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is dead. What now?

First things first; if you are currently reading this article on a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 or have one in your possession, please shut off the phone, put it back in the box, and continue reading this on another medium.

If you haven’t heard by now, Samsung has issued an unprecedented recall and then subsequent discontinuation of its Note 7 device after multiple consumer reports of spontaneous explosions resulting in damage and injury. So what now? What options do previous and prospective owners of the Note 7 have? We’ll go over some prospective phones vying for the fallen Note’s throne.

 

 

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
The tried and trusted Samsung phone.

If you want to stay in the Samsung’s “Galaxy”, your best choice is going to be the Galaxy S7 edge. The phone has similar software as the Galaxy Note 7 minus the S-pen and the respective features that are associated with it.

    • Screen Size: 5.5”
    • Battery Size: 3600mAh
    • Android OS Version: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    • Availability: TELUS, Bell, Rogers, Koodo, Virgin, Fido, Wind, MTS, Eastlink, Sasktel.
    • Camera: 12MP
    • Storage Size: 32GB / 64 GB

 

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Google Pixel XL
Great hardware with the best of Android.

Google’s newest offering is the Android world’s current star. It’s packed with the latest hardware; from one of the best phone displays in the market to its camera (the highest rated smartphone camera ever), all packed in a sleek and ergonomic metal unibody. You can also be assured that this phone will have the latest and greatest Android software directly from Google itself.

    • Screen Size: 5.5”
    • Battery Size: 3450 mAh
    • Android OS Version: Android 7.1 Nougat
    • Availability: TELUS, Bell, Rogers, Koodo, Fido, Google Store.
    • Camera: 12MP
    • Storage Size: 32 GB / 128 GB

 

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HTC 10
If sound is important to you.

It’s possible that the HTC 10 with its unibody aluminum design and BoomSound speakers may appeal to you. It offers similar specs as the S7 line, but with a metal body instead of a glass one in case you’re afraid of those moments where your phone meets the pavement.

    • Screen Size: 5.2”
    • Battery Size: 3000 mAh
    • Android OS Version: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    • Availability: Bell.
    • Camera: 12MP
    • Storage Size: 32 GB / 64 GB

 

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Moto Z
Beautifully designed.

When the Motorola’s Moto Z debuted, it impressed people with its ultra-slim design, and magnetic snap on accessories. It sports one of the thinnest profiles on a phone right now, and is flexible with Moto Mods which can attach to the back to add usability such as a projector or a camera attachment.

    • Screen Size: 5.5”
    • Battery Size: 2600 mAh
    • Android OS Version: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    • Availability: TELUS, Bell, Rogers, Koodo, SaskTel, Wind.
    • Camera: 13MP
    • Storage Size: 32GB / 64 GB

 

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iPhone 7 Plus
Apple’s latest offer trims some things and improves on others

This is Apple’s latest vision of it’s flagship phone. Dual cameras, no more clicky home button, and no more headphone jack. The iPhone 7 is still one of the better designed phones in the market, and iOS is a great option for those who are looking for simplicity of use.

    • Screen Size: 5.5”
    • Battery Size: 2900 mAh
    • OS Version: iOS 10
    • Availability: TELUS, Bell, Rogers, Koodo, Virgin, Fido, SaskTel, MTS, Videotron.
    • Camera: 12MP
    • Storage Size: 32 GB / 128 GB / 256 GB

 

In Conclusion

There’s definitely no lack of choice and options for someone who’s currently shopping around. My best suggestion is to do your research, and figure out what’s important to you as these phones all shine in different ways.

Good luck, and #byefelicia Note 7!

Jace Hernandez

Jace is a writer at Eh! For Android. His current devices of choice are the Huawei Nexus 6P, HTC Nexus 9 Tablet, and the Moto 360 (1st gen).

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