Samsung's Note 7 is off the market, so what phone should you buy?

A look at high-end smartphones worth your hard earned cash

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is no more. The company released a short statement earlier this morning, putting an end to the Note 7 saga. The device, which was released on September 2nd, was plagued with battery issues forcing the company to urge customers to keep their devices powered off. 

After announcing a freeze in the production of the Note 7 on Monday, the company published this statement on Tuesday morning:

“For the benefit of consumers’ safety, we have stopped sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note7 and have consequently decided to permanently stop production.”

Now that this device is no longer available to buy, what smartphone should you buy?

Samsung Galaxy S 7

If you're a fan of the Samsung interface and want to stick with the manufacturer, their S7 device is most certainly worth considering. Key features with this phone include a quality camera, the ability to increase the amount of storage space via a Micro SD card and a beautiful 5.1-inch display. 

Huawei P9

Huawei are really making waves on the Irish phone market and their P9 phone has been a game-changer. They were the first to release a dual-camera phone, powered by Leica. The image quality is just stunning. The battery life on this device is one of the best available at the moment. 

The user-interface takes a little bit of getting used to if moving from Apple, Samsung or HTC. 

iPhone 7

Apple's iPhone 7 received a warm welcome when it was announced earlier this year. The camera and the new features within iOS10 make this phone stand out from the crowd. It's worth noting, however, that some users are still reporting issues with battery life. There's no headphone jack too, but I don't think that's a make-or-break point for too many people. 

Sony XZ

 

There's been a number of Xperia devices released over the last number of years, but few can beat the Xperia Z3 Compact. Their new flagship phone, XZ, is a good upgrade from that device. While it doesn't "wow" to the same extent as others, mentioned above, it is a solid and reliable phone.