5 Best Alternatives to the Dead Samsung Galaxy Note 7

by Adeel Younas
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One of the best releases among smartphones this year was Samsung Galaxy Note 7. However, with the second recall of the handsets, the sales and replacements have come to a halt. After the explosion of the devices due to fault in the batteries, the South Korean tech giant has put a stop to its latest flagship device all over the world.

Samsung users will now have to wait a bit for the next in Galaxy Note series, Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Till then you can have yourself any of the alternates. Here is a round-up on some top 5 alternatives for you. You might get the best alternative smartphone device having the same or even better mobile prices in Pakistan.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge in Pakistan


Minus the S pen Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is the best alternative smartphone for Note 7 because both give a similar software experience. It features the same design with metal glass, water resistance rate and many other similar features. Galaxy S7 Edge is 5.5 inch in size just a fraction smaller to Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that had a screen size of 5.7 inch.

One great thing about Galaxy S7 Edge is that it has a micro USB port rather than a C Type port. Thus, it can be charged with any old charging cable. Another reason to opt Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge price and specs in Pakistan are superb but it’s priced less than Galaxy Note 7. It allows a fair performance across the board with a bigger battery of 3600mAh as compared to 3500mAh in the Note 7. So, the overall experience is quite similar to Note 7.

One Plus 3

Samsung Note 7 vs OnePlus 3

OnePlus may not sound as the best alternative for Samsung Galaxy Note 7, but it is packed with a lot of exciting features. Also, it is 50% cheaper than Note 7. As of yet, it is OnePlus’s 4th phone which is quite impressive and a great alternative for Galaxy Note 7.

The screen size of 5.5 inch QUAD HD AMOLED display is as good as Samsung Galaxy Note 7. It runs on the same Quadcore Snapdragon 820 processor with 6GB RAM instead of 4GB RAM and excellent image quality. OnePlus 3 is not dust and water resistance which is okay, given to the OnePlus 3 price and specs in Pakistan, and other excellent features.

The handset has the same fingerprint scanner like Samsung, quick charging with USB-Type C port and a large battery of 3000mAh. On the downside, the handset lacks curved display and S Pen like Note 7. On the whole, it is a bundle of possibilities and a perfect alternative for Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

Huawei Mate 8

Samsung Note 7 vs Huawei Mate 8

The best smartphone to compete with Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s screen size is Huawei Mate 8. It has a huge 6 inch IPS display which is actually bigger than Note 7. The smartphone has bigger battery of 4000mAh that lasts all day long. It powers on a super-fast 8-core Huawei Kirin 950 processor and a quick charging battery. Mate 8 is not as fast as Note 7 but the difference is barely noticeable. However, Huawei Mate 8 price and specs in Pakistan sound attractive for Pakistanis looking for Samsung Note 7 alternatives.

Google Pixel XL


The best route to alternative smartphones for Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is Pixel XL. It is Google’s very own smartphone with a screen size of 5.5 inch which is slightly smaller than Note 7. Google Pixel XL price and specs in Pakistan are amazing and it’s a premium smartphone finished with aluminum and glass. The internal specs and camera are regarded as the fastest in the world, even better than Samsung.

Google Pixel XL powers on Snapdragon 821 processor with 4GB of RAM. It is available with a storage option of 128GB and a fingerprint scanner as well. It is the first smartphone that runs on Android Nougat 7.1 and the front design looks a lot like iPhone 7.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Note 7 vs Samsung Note 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is last year’s version of Note 7. It offers a lot to its users with its highly capable and fast processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage and a screen size of 5.5 inch. The missing features in Galaxy Note 5 includes a flat display, water resistance and micro SD card slot but, these specs are not important for everyone. Aside from the affordability of the Samsung mobile prices in Pakistan, the Galaxy Note 5 is a remarkable smartphone and a perfect alternate for Galaxy Note 7.

Keep in mind that it does not have a stylus pen but users can enjoy a great curved display just like Samsung Galaxy Note 7.


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