The Samsung Galaxy S6 released last year was a brilliant device, well equipped with Samsung’s design, camera and display technology but it came with few shortcomings like that of usefulness of the Edge panel along with the overall battery life. However, when Samsung introduced the Galaxy S7, they clearly declared that all the earlier issues have been addressed in the latest flagship successor.
The Edge panel has been completely reworked and the device now sports a larger battery. The Galaxy S7 further comes with water protection and expandable storage as a bonus. Samsung has finally released what appears to be the ultimate phone. The Galaxy S7 has a lot of amazing features and specifications.
It has a 5.5inch Super AMOLED QHD display, 4GB of RAM, Snapdragon 820 processor, 12 megapixel rear-facing cameras with Dual-Pixel and OIS. The 5MP front shooter also comes with OIS along with IP68 water and dust resistance.
The device further has a microUSB charging and data port, 32GB of onboard storage, expandable storage slot for an extra 200GB of storage, fingerprint reader, 3,600mAh battery, wireless charging, NFC, and TouchWiz running atop Android 6.0 “Marshmallow.”
All of these amazing specs in a single smartphone are definitely what people have been looking out for. Compared to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge last year, this year the Galaxy S7 Edge has a slightly larger 5.5inches display an increase of 0.4inches from last year. It has a Quad HD display with 2560×1440 display resolution.
Samsung has made use of some great quality panels and both the S7 and the S7 Edge have two of the best displays in the smartphone market. Super AMOLED is always more preferred than many other display technologies since the colors are much more saturated and overall the display appears more vibrant, compared to other displays.
If you don’t prefer too much saturation, tweaking some settings will allow you to get the saturation of your preference. By default, the Screen Mode is Adaptive but you can change it to either Basic or AMOLED Photo. In terms of design, if the Galaxy S6 is merged with the Note 5, we would get the Galaxy S7 Edge.
The device is much more comfortable to hold than the Galaxy S6. That being said, the device will take some time getting used to. When you switch to landscape mode in order to watch a video, you need to be careful about how you hold your display since your fingers can accidentally touch the screen, resulting in unwanted outcomes.
The Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge both have the same Dual Pixel 12MP shooter with OIS along with a f/1.7 aperture. The resolution of the camera was further toned down from the 16 MP rear cameras last year. This actually changed the trend of ever-increasing camera resolution year-after-year. However, even with the lower megapixel count, the camera manages to take some really impressive snaps.
You can have your macros or zoom in on a landscape but the details and clarity remain rather impressive even after clicking the shutter button. With super-fast focus times, the camera on this phone is certainly a favorite aspect. Similar to any other Samsung smartphone, this device is available anywhere and everywhere.
The phone averages around $750 in terms of pricing. The device features a 3600mAh battery which is much larger than the battery on the Galaxy S6 Edge. One of the more disappointing features of the smartphone is the external speaker’s quality and loudness. The speaker on this phone is not very good but at the same time, it is not really excellent either.