Samsung has reportedly stopped manufacturing Galaxy Note 7 due to safety concerns. If you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone, power it off and turn it back now. Samsung said in a statement that consumers with an original Galaxy Note7 or replacement Note 7 should power down and take advantage of the remedies available,” including a refund at your place of purchase.
So after returning your Galaxy Note 7, what are your alternatives? If you are still concerning which smartphone is the best for you, here are top 5 flagship smartphones that you should consider when looking for alternatives to Galaxy Note 7.
- LG V20 (Starts at $830)
The first representative is a flagship of LG, V20. LG V20 comes with amazing two screens and excellent three cameras. The device also owns a main 5.7-inch display with QuadHD resolution and a secondary display for launching apps, viewing notifications and toggling quick settings. V20 packs a Snapdragon 820 quad core processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and a dual camera setup on the back, allowing you to capture a more panoramic view of things through the secondary wide-angle camera. This is a worthy replacement for the Galaxy Note 7, especially it is the first phones that runs Android Nougat as soon as out-of-the-box.
- Apple iPhone 7 Plus (Starts at $769)
There is not much to describe the iPhone 7 Plus at this point. It is one of two Apple’s current flagship, and very different to the Galaxy Note 7, its sheer size, premium build quality, outracing power. The dual-lens camera system, optical zoom, and advanced Portrait mode allow users to take excellent photos.
Although iPhone 7 Plus display is not as high as Note 7, just stops at 1080p LCD display, it is still the best LCD panel on any smartphone right now. You will not almost see the difference of the display between 7 Plus and Note 7. It also owns the ability of water-resistance, the Home button with fingerprint reader embedded within, stereo speakers, a front-facing 7MP camera, and other stunning features.
Moreover, it also has a 256GB internal storage version to help users comfortably store data.
- Google Pixel XL (Starts at $769)
Another replacement for Galaxy Note 7 is Google Pixel XL, the smartphone was only introduced a few days ago. Pixel XL owns a 5.5-inch, 1440 x 2560 resolution display, the latest Qualcomm processor, Snapdragon 821, 4GB RAM, 32GB or 128GB internal storage and the standard USB-Type C port.
The smartphone will run at Android (Nougat 7.1) with Google Assistant. With virtual reality at the forefront of the phone’s feature list, a powerful processor, and a camera claimed to be the best in the smartphone market, Google’s Pixel XL might be seen as a perfect replacement for Note 7.
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Starts at $770)
If you are still a fan of Samsung, do not skip Galaxy S7 Edge. The only missing thing on S7 Edge is the S-Pen, but with a 5.5-inch edge display and the same QuadHD resolution, this is as close as Galaxy Note 7. It also has the same specification with Note 7, and even the battery is larger on the Galaxy S7 Edge.
- HTC 10 (Starts at $699)
The final flagship we want to talk about is HTC 10. HTC is no longer the smartphone darling in the mobile market, but it still knows how to make smartphones. HTC 10 has a 5.2-inch, 1440 x 2560 display covered with a metal unibody design. It is also the HTC’s best ever smartphone camera along with monopoly features of HTC like BoomSound tech. With 4GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, and the ability to expand storage via microSD card, the HTC 10 should not be ignored.