Alternative smartphones to Samsung Galaxy Note 7

alternative smartphone samsung note

A few months ago Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was touted as the best android smartphone on the planet. Indeed it was by dint of its over the top technical specification and beautiful design. And would have stayed that way if it would not have started exploding and making its possession dangerous. After the first few incidents, Samsung announced that they have conducted a thorough investigation and found a battery cell issue. Following this statement, Samsung initiated replacements of the first lineups of galaxy note 7. But on October 5th the Southwest Airlines flight 994 from Louisville to Baltimore was evacuated while still at the gate because of a smoking Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. The phone in question was a replacement Galaxy Note 7, one that was deemed to be safe by Samsung. Few days after this incident Samsung permanently discontinued the device. Those who are puzzled about the alternative smartphones to Samsung Galaxy Note 7 can consider the below-mentioned options.Alternative smartphones Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Alternative smartphones to Samsung Galaxy Note 7


Google Pixel
: As of now the number 1 contender is Google Pixel or Google Pixel XL if you like the bigger version. The software as well as the hardware is built by Google. Hence its safe to assume that it will be a top-notch smartphone. The tech specs are as follows:-

  • Android Nougat 7.1
  • 5-inch / 5.5-inch high-definition AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor
  • Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM
  • 12.3-megapixel rear-camera
  • 8-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 32GB / 128GB storage
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 2,770 / 3,450 mAh battery
  • USB Type-C 18W adaptor
  • Fast-charge (7 hours of battery life for a 15-minute charge)

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: It is still an excellent Samsung smartphone which is not exploding as of now and can be considered as an alternative. Though it is not having a monstrous size as its exploding counterpart. The technical specifications are:-

  • Android Marshmallow 6
  • Exynos 8890 Processor 2.3 GHz
  • Adreno 530
  • 4 GB RAM | 32 GB ROM | Expandable upto 200 GB
  • 5.5 inch Quad HD Display
  • 12MP Primary Camera | 5MP Front
  • 3600 mAh Li-Ion Battery


Moto Z : 
Moto Z is an incredibly thin Android phone, good looking, though compromising on battery but flaunts flagship-level specs. And most importantly it does not blow up. 

HTC 10 Lifestyle : Iconic design | Fantastic version of Android | Great audio quality | Best selfie camera on the maket | Really fast charging

  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • 5.2-inch Quad HD
  • Snapdragon 820 64bit 2.2 Ghz
  • 12MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 32/64GB storage (expandable by up to 200GB)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 3,000 mAh battery
  • USB Type-C port
  • Fingerprint sensor

Apple iPhone 7 : This may seem unlikely for android diehard fans but can be considered. Its a good alternative… for those who are easily contented. (pun intended)