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Video: Should you buy an S7 Edge instead of a Note 7? We debate, you decide

In this week’s Head-to-Head, Max Parker (@ParkerMax) and Tom Honeyands (@TheTechChap) discuss whether the Galaxy Note 7 is really worth buying or if the Galaxy S7 Edge might be a better option.

MAX SAYS… the Note 7 is the ultimate power user phone

First of all, it’s great to see that unlike the Note 5, the Note 7 has come to the UK and Europe.

As for specs, while it may share the same processor, RAM and display resolution as the Galaxy S7 Edge, the 5.7-inch HDR screen, USB Type C port and of course, the S-Pen make the Note 7 a worthy upgrade over the S7 Edge.

With 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, the S-Pen is fast, responsive and a lot of fun to use whether you’re making notes, doodling drawings or capturing a screenshot.

The Note 7 is very expensive, but in my opinion you’re getting pretty much the ultimate phone in return. For power users, the Note 7 is a far better option than the S7 Edge.

TOM SAYS… save your money, get the S7 Edge instead

As Max says, the Note 7 has almost the exact same specs as the S7 Edge – so why pay more?

The Note 7 has a bigger display and a smaller battery than the S7 Edge, so don’t expect battery life to be as good. As for the new features, how often do you really think you’ll unlock your phone with an Iris scanner?

In 2016, do we really want to use a stylus with our phones? The S-Pen is quite cool for jotting down notes, but is it worth paying so much more for it?

Finally, don’t expect to use the Note 7 with the Gear VR as the new USB Type C connector makes it incompatible with the current model.

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Don’t get me wrong, the Note 7 is an incredible phone, but the S7 Edge is a far better option in terms of core features and value for money.

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