The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 may have lived a short life after the South Korean tech giant halted the production and sales of the flagship smartphone, but its legacy will continue as the company releases an update to Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge that allows user to enjoy the exclusive Always-on Display feature of the deceased flagship handset. However, the update is not a full port of the phablet software for it does not have an S-pen.
Samsung Gives Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge A Page From Note 7
Samsung, in an attempt to make the S7 and S7 Edge user experience closer to Note 7, tries its best to showcase advanced software features they can offer this year in its flagship. S7 and S7 owners who used to own Note 7s can now enjoy the features that they could have experienced and will not be feeling that their decision is backwards in terms of performance.
The Downside of the Update
While bringing this good news to Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users, the update brought an error to the Samsung e-mail app. Users reported that e-mail notifications from the app are not showing up. So far, it is the first glitch that is found in the update alongside the lack of other Note 7 features, especially those that require an S-Pen, as the S7 and S7 edge do not support it.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Possible Alternatives
Aside from Samsung's very own Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge as an alternative to the discontinued Galaxy Note 7, there are also other devices in the market that users may consider. These devices may not have the iconic S-pen-like feature but performance-wise, they are also worth considering.
First on the list is the Apple iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. Just like the Note 7, it also features water and dust resistance. It also has a great camera and houses two stereo speakers.
Another good alternative is the Google's Pixel and Pixel XL. These devices come with a Quad HD display which is also the same with the Note 7. These are also the first devices to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor. Google's latest flagships are also the first handsets compatible with Daydream VR.
If buyers are seeking a real flagship killer device, Note 7 owners can also consider the OnePlus 3. This device is only worth $400, but it can offer users more than its price. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor and a beastly 6GB RAM.