CNET First Look
Our original Samsung Galaxy Note 7 reviewThis video is our original Galaxy Note 7 review from before Samsung's recall for a "battery cell issue." Samsung has stopped selling this device; reach out to your individual retailer for return information.
[MUSIC] The Galaxy Note 7 is Samsung's kitchen sink phone. It's got all the things including elegant curved sides and a really precise built in stylus which you can use to own that meeting, jot a do to list, Bond with teenagers. Cut down on smudges. Express yourself. Make an animated GIF, and tap with more precision than your fat finger. Unfortunately, the stylus stinks at playing Pokemon Go, but I could update spreadsheets and docs from my lunch break, and I'm pretty sure I saved an entire stack of post-it notes from meeting their doom. Not all the built in apps fit into my life. But I did appreciate some of the extras. Since the Note7 already does everything that the S7 Edge can do, you can set up speed dials for calls and short cuts to your favorite apps. [MUSIC] So that's work life covered but the Note7 is also great at every day life I'm talking about taking pictures and plenty of storage for all my photos and videos. There's no removable battery, but there is wireless charging if you can't find your new USB-C cable. And it lasts pretty long, too. More good news. Both the phone and the stylus are water-resistant, so don't even sweat those flash [MUSIC] The Node 7 is also a looker with those killer symmetrical curves. And despite it's large 5.7 inch screen, it feels surprisingly compact, even a little bit heavy. Sounds pretty good right? It is but there is a big catch called the price. Because if you thought that the S7 and the S7 Edge were expensive than your Note 7 will make your eyes water. The thing is, there were other simple phones out there for half the Notes price. And most people Don't actually need the stylus. A lot of people won't even use it, but if you really love writing and drawing by hand, and you have the cash to spare, this is a great phone, and there are some cool things that you can do with it that you just can't do on any other device. Three, two, one, go. That was pretty good [SOUND]