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Well, by now you must have heard or read enough reports on the internet about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. The Samsung device made headlines almost everywhere and for all the wrong reasons. Till date, Samsung hasn't offered an official explanation regarding what actually went wrong with the Galaxy Note 7.
What's more important is that the Galaxy Note 7 did not turn out the way Samsung had planned. Numerous reports of exploding batteries and the massive recall came in unexpectedly. Samsung had not planned to completely stop the manufacturing of the phone that was supposed to be a big hit.
As it happened, it was probably an unusual turn of events that neither you nor Samsung had anticipated. Particularly, it was also pretty surprising because the Galaxy Note 7 was an extremely ambitious, feature-packed device, which earned praise from reviewers before its rollout.
Now, if you are a Galaxy Note 7 owner and still have the phone, you should follow Samsung's instructions and return your phone immediately. This means that you will be giving up your phone. If you do so, you will be looking for a phone that has some of the Note 7's best features without its liabilities. It also means that you will now have to do some extensive research work on which smartphone to buy considering the many options that are available in the market.
So, if you are looking to buy a new smartphone, here are some recommendations on which phones you can buy instead of the Galaxy Note 7. The list includes smartphones running the Android OS.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge can be a good choice for Samsung fans and people who admired the Note 7. Although the Galaxy S7 Edge doesn't come with an iris scanner and S Pen like the Note 7, it does have other features that come with Note 7. It includes the 12MP low-light camera and sharp screen resolution, plus Samsung's overall design language.
It's also water-resistant and dust-resistant. The Galaxy S7 Edge is Samsung's best flagship phone right now. This smartphone can be an easy replacement choice.
One Plus 3T
Well, this phone can be a good investment because it is surprisingly a budget-friendly alternative. Starting at Rs, 34,999, it's one of the cheapest smartphones than many of its premium competitors.
On the other hand, this smartphone packs many features such as a 5.5-inch full-HD screen (1080x1920 pixels) Optic AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection, 6GB of RAM, increased storage, faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC and much more for such an affordable device.
Moto Z Force Droid
The Moto Z Force Droid can also be a good choice as it offers a shatterproof screen, a large battery, and an impressive camera system. In addition, this smartphone also supports swappable modular accessories called Moto Mods, which connect to the phone via magnets.
The Moto Mods can boost the battery life of the phone, enable you to listen to music through a bigger speaker, and even let you use your phone as a mobile projector.
The latest and greatest from the world of Android, the Google Pixel XL offers a great display, superb performance, and a killer camera. The design is a bit polarizing, and it's definitely expensive, but it's a great phone despite all that.
On the other hand, Google's smartphone is a successor to Nexus's traditional pure Android approach, and it boasts a variety of exciting software features like the conversational and contextually aware Google Assistant. The smartphone also features top-of-the-line specs and is the best smartphone camera on the market at present.
Being one of the latest smartphones to enter the market, LG V20 is worth considering as a replacement for the Note 7. The V20 like the Galaxy Note 7 is a large phone with impressive specifications and promises to offer some of the same advantages in performance and camera quality.
While it may be missing out on the Note series features like the S Pen, it does have a few unique features of its own like the thin second screen above the main display and a dual-camera system that includes a wide-angle lens. What's more interesting is that it comes with Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.
These smartphones surely pack a punch and are quite unique in their own ways form top-end design to impressive specs. Besides, if you do miss the Galaxy Note 7, these 5 smartphones can surely be a good replacement that fills the gap left by it.