For those who are skeptical about getting a new Galaxy Note 7 after Samsung's recall of its flagship smartphone just two weeks after its release, the good news is that there are still many interesting alternatives to consider.
Galaxy Note 7 Recall
While it had its run, tech experts have praised the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 as one of the best smartphones of 2016. But after several Galaxy Note 7 owners reported that the battery cell of the newly-released smartphone is catching fire and even exploding, Samsung recently announced a global recall for the Galaxy Note 7 on the company's website.
Various mobile carriers also issued their own statements on how their subscribers can get a replacement. In Samsung's Product Exchange Program, consumers will be able to exchange their current device to a new Galaxy Note 7. But many might consider getting a different phone.
Here are the best phone alternatives to the Galaxy Note 7.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
The Galaxy S7 Edge could be your best alternative for a Note 7 replacement, according to Guiding Tech. The S7 Edge is close in specs and features to the Note 7.
Another good thing is that customers who trade in their Galaxy Note 7 can get an S7 Edge for free. With a 5.5 inches display, the gadget comes pretty close to the Note 7's 5.7 inches. Since both phones have the same 2560×1440 resolution, the advantage is that the S7 Edge's screen is actually more pixel-dense.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
The predecessor of the Galaxy Note 7 is Samsung's Galaxy Note 5. Even if it is not the latest flagship device coming from the South Korean high-tech giant, the Galaxy Note 5 still contains very useful features.
According to Gospel Herald, the Note 5 gadget has the same RAM, screen size and resolution as the Galaxy Note 7. Without a contract from carriers, the Galaxy Note 5 has a price tag of $629.99.
Apple's newly launched smartphone comes in two versions. The price tag of the standard iPhone 7 with 32 GB is around $650, while the 256 GB iPhone 7 Plus comes at a price of $949.The next-generation Apple iPhone features a longer-lasting battery, dual-camera set-up, water-resistant body and more.