Surely by now you know the drill: Late in the year, Samsung announces a new big-screen smartphone to round out its flagship offerings. And 2016 is no exception. Samsung is ending a banner season with the Galaxy Note 7.

As with every iteration, the phone has evolved for the better, with the focus this year being on aesthetics. The latest Note is easily among the best-looking and best-feeling phones around. And it’s tougher than it looks, with the Note 7 sporting a weatherproof, metal-and-glass casing that’s more resistant to damage from drops and scratches.

And for those who own last year’s Galaxy Note 5, the thought of an upgrade may be appealing. Obviously, we can’t decide for you, but we can help you make an informed decision.

That said, you probably want to find out what’s changed between the Galaxy Note 7 and its predecessor. You can do so by watching the embedded video and checking out the sliding images below. And while you’re in the mood, mosey over to this page to read our Note 7 impressions and watch our hands-on video.

Available in black, gold, silver, and blue, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 arrives in stores from August 19. It should run for roughly $850 off-contract.



USB Type C

Dual Edge Display

Symmetrical Design

Improved S Pen