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iPhone 7 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Difference between Heaven and Hell

The iPhone 7, expected by people for a long time, is officially announced by Apple on September 7 and occupies many newspapers’ headline. However, the hottest phone on the market apparently isn’t the new iPhone, but the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The exploding battery nightmare of it continues. As reported, on September 11th, a 6-year-old New York boy suffered burns when Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones exploded in his hands. Here the article will introduce newest features of iPhone 7 and some news of Samsung’s recalled Galaxy Note 7.

Heaven: iPhone 7 is coming with newest features

The Home button: The Home button on iPhone 7 is completely reengineered with adding a subtle haptic feedback, which means that you can’t physically press or click it in. Featured the same pressure sensitive technology with the touchpad of MacBooks, it is more responsive, durable, and pressure sensitive.

Two new black colors: “Jet Black” and “Black”. The new iPhone 7 provides five colors to choose: Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, Jet Black, and Black. But there's bad news for Blue fans: that rumored option is dead. Meantime, the jet black replaces the famous space grey color.

iphone 7 color

Be water resistant: With its entire enclosure reengineered, iPhone 7 is the very first water-resistant iPhone. So now you’re protected like never before against spills, splashes, and even dust.

No headphone jack: Apple has removed the standard headphone jack of iPhone 7. So control the headphones, you need to connect by Bluetooth or equip with a Lightning connector. Apple is shipping the iPhone with Lightning EarPods and a 3.5mm to Lightning adapter, and has designed new completely wireless high-tech AirPods to connect the iPhone 7.


Camera: iPhone 7 is added optical image stabilization, a ƒ/1.8 aperture, and a six-element lens to make it even better for shooting photos and videos in low light. And with advanced new features like wide color capture, your photos and Live Photos will look even more vibrant.

Hell: Samsung are recalling Galaxy Note 7

Unveiled on 2 August 2016, Samsung Galaxy Note 7was officially released on 19 August as a successor to the Galaxy Note 5. The Galaxy Note 7 is an evolution of the previous model, which features with 5.7 inches, 1440 x 2560 pixels’ screen. The Note 7 features the same 12-megapixel rear-facing camera as the S7, with a "Dual Pixel" image sensor and f/1.7 aperture lens. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 stylus supports 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, and is water resistant.

Galaxy Note 7

But on 2 September 2016, Samsung voluntarily recalled the Galaxy Note 7 due to reports of exploding batteries. The recall will cost the company a huge amount, with analysis that the figure could be around $100 million.

It is a manufacturing problem. And as it reported, there are at least 35 cases of phones overheating from around the globe due to the abnormal touching of the anode and cathode. Samsung Galaxy Note 7's main battery supplier is Samsung SDI, which has supplied up to 70% of batteries used in the Galaxy Note 7. While the battery of the remaining Galaxy Note 7 that sold in China was supplied by ATL. ATL is also Apple's main supplier for iPhone batteries. According to Samsung’s statement, Galaxy Note 7 that sold in China don’t have battery problem.


On 10 September, Samsung issued a statement urging consumers to stop using and exchange their Note 7 devices. In US, people can replace Galaxy Note 7 with either a new Galaxy Note 7 or a Galaxy S7 Edge and replacement of any Note 7 accessories. And you can call the customer service team on 1-800-726-7864 (1-800-SAMSUNG) for consult. The company is also offering customers a $25 gift card or credit off their carrier bill.

Further Reading : How to Remove DRM from Apple Music for Keeping on iPhone 7 Forever?

The iPhone 7 is perfect for enjoying music with wireless high-tech AirPods as it is portable. You can download the music you want on the iPhone 7 for listening on the go. But, you should note that you cannot keep listening to the downloaded Apple Music if you unsubscribe from Apple Music. Why? Because each of Apple Music track are protected by DRM, which prevents people from listening without authorizing. So is there any way to break the restriction of DRM of Apple Music? Luckily, there is a third party program can help you solve the problem. NoteBurner iTunes DRM Audio Converter is a professional Audio Converter to remove DRM from Apple Music files, iTunes audiobooks and M4P music and convert them to MP3, FLAC, WAV, and AAC format. In this way, keep iTunes music or Apple Music songs on iPhone 7 for streaming will be a simple work.

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