Samsung Galaxy S7 Review

The S7 looks the same as its predecessor S6, but this shouldn’t bother you since S6 was indeed one of the best looking phones around. The phone has a screen size of 5.1 inches with Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,440 x 2,560 same as Samsung Galaxy S6. The colours produced are excellent. Thanks to the Adaptive mode, as it does a pretty good job by offering amazing graphics and covers 100% of the RGB colour space.

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Samsung has resolved a huge issue by bringing back storage expansion. The S7 comes with 32 GB of internal storage out of which 8 GB will be occupied by Android and Samsung’s TouchWiz bloatware. However, with the help of a microSD card, you can expand it up to 200GB. The microSD card is nicely placed beside the nano-SIM card in an extended SIM drawer on the top edge without making any compromise on the design of the phone. It is water and dust resistant. So technically you can immerse the phone under 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes. In other words, you can carry your phone out while it’s raining without worrying to shove it in your bag or if it slips from your and falls into the kitchen sink while attending a call.

Samsung has used two different processors for Galaxy S7. One for UK and the other for the US and other territories. The UK version is powered by a Samsung Exynos chip. This time it comprises 8 cores with first four clocked at 2.6GHz and the other four running at 1.59GHz. It’s paired with a Mali T880 GPU. However, in the US and few other territories it comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. Both are powerful chips and hence you don’t have to worry about which one you’re getting. Both the versions have 4 GB of RAM which makes it super-smooth for multitasking. Games like Lara Croft Go, Asphalt, Hitman Sniper, etc. can be played with an ease. The device also gets hardly heated up while playing because of its new ‘water-cooling’ technology inside. However, it gets slightly warm while fast-charging. The call quality is excellent. Thanks to the microphones, as they do a pretty decent job by shutting down all the annoying background noises.

Coming to the cameras, the lens now settle just above the flush with a glass body. There’s also a big change to the imaging sensor. The company has reduced the resolution from 16MP to 12MP and in the process has changed the aspect ratio of images from 16:09 to a square 4:3. But don’t be disappointed since you now have a hike from 1.16um to 1.4um and a brightened up aperture of f/1.7.

The battery has also been upgraded from 2,600 mAh to 3,000 mAh which makes a big difference. It will leave you with 10-15% of battery life by the end of the day. With few power saving modes like the regular ‘Power Saving Mode’ or the ‘Ultra Power Saving Mode’ you can get more from the battery. It also has the Qi/PMA wireless charging feature. There’s also fast charging and the phone will charge up in no time.

The Samsung Galaxy is a better phone than S6 period. With an excellent camera, better performance, great battery life and the option of storage expansion all make it thumbs up for a purchase.

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by techtalks @TechTalks July 29, 2016 5:04 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi