After the biggest and much-needed design change which Samsung took with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in 2015, after which the rumors for Samsung Galaxy S7 were saying that it is going to be pretty much the same, it did happen, and if you place the Galaxy S7 next to the S6 and you’d be hard pushed to pick which one is which instantly. So let’s talk about the Samsung Galaxy S7 in our Samsung Galaxy S7 Review to know the best and worst of this smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Review: Display, Performance, Camera & Much More
Another year, another Galaxy S series smartphone. While the new Galaxy S7 isn’t as dramatic a departure for Samsung as the S6 was, it benefits immensely from a year’s worth of refinement. Galaxy S7 is more powerful and even more beautiful than the previous Galaxy S6, but Samsung hasn’t attained perfection just yet. So let’s deep dive into this and briefly talk about Samsung Galaxy S7 for our review.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Features & Specifications –
|Display||5.1 inch Super AMOLED Screen|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 6.0 (Marshmallow); TouchWiz UI|
|Internal Memory||32/64/128 GB|
|Main Camera||12 Megapixel|
|Selfie Camera||5 Megapixel|
|Connectivity||Fingerprint Sensor, Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS|
|Ports||Micro USB port, 3.5mm headphone jack|
Samsung Galaxy S7 Design & Display:
Samsung has reused the premium glass and metal finished it employed on the S6, which finally saw the manufacturer move away from its reliance on plastic to materials which better reflected the flagship price tag which Samsung is offering for its flagships. Samsung Galaxy S7 feels more solid than last year’s Galaxy S6, and other than that, the curve on the back of the phone makes it more easier to hold. The vanilla Galaxy S7 without the edge makes it easier to get it off from the table.
The smaller 5.1-inch QHD AMOLED display on the S7 carries a high, 577ppi pixel density. The difference between 534ppi on the S7 Edge and 577ppi here, though, is not discernible. Due to the presence of AMOLED screen colors on Galaxy S7 looks slightly grey and washed out, whereas the blacks here are inky deep. Some say AMOLED screens produce colors that are too oversaturated, so reds will look way brighter than they should, but that isn’t much of an issue here.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Performance & Storage:
The Galaxy S7 comes in two different specs, one with the Snapdragon 820, the other with the Exynos 8890. Qualcomm’s chipset has a quad-core CPU, two of the Kryo cores clocked at 2.15GHz, the other two – at 1.6GHz. The change in the processor also results in the change in GPUs, the Adreno 530 in the Snapdragon package, and the Mali-T880 MP12 in the Exynos variant. Other than the processor, which is present on the Galaxy S7, it comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal base storage.
Samsung Galaxy S7, along with a high-end Exynos processor it is also coupled with 4GB of RAM. Plus, the base model of Galaxy S7 starts at 32GB, the other options being 64GB and 128GB. Other than this, Samsung also once again included the slot for a microSD card upto 256GB which is a big plus and advantage for Samsung Galaxy S7 over its competitors.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Camera:
More is usually better, and that’s been Samsung’s way of doing things for years, but with the Galaxy S7, that concept has been applied in a different manner than you might think. The Previous Galaxy S device S6 had a 16MP camera, whereas the S7 has the total resolution, which is downgraded to 12MP. And this is the only aspect where we must say that S7’s camera is a step back from Galaxy S6, though surely we’ve managed to convince you by now that pixel count is overrated.
The video experience is generally pretty lovely here, too — resulting footage was crisp, bright, and well saturated, though you lose niceties like tracking autofocus when you jump into 4K. All in all, the camera experience on the Samsung Galaxy S7 is more of a mixed bag than I hoped. The camera sensor which the device is powering is one hell of technical achievement and gives the phone low-light and autofocusing superpowers.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Software:
The only major difference is the design of the notification menu, which now has an expandable shortcut button menu as well as a scrolling bar across the top of the screen, and a new Quick Connect bar that lets you connect your phone more easily with other devices, such as your TV, Bluetooth headphones and other mobile devices. Once you’ve selected a device in the Quick Connect menu, you can use share photos, videos, audio files, as well as app information from Memo, S Planner, Contacts, and My Files if you’re connecting to another phone or tablet.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Battery & Other Connectivity Options:
Battery capacity is one more key area where Samsung has worked hard to give Galaxy S7 more capacity than S6. The smartphone packs a 3,000mAh power bank, a substantial increase over the S6’s 2,550mAh.The battery is sealed, but it’s also quick to charge, even if the S7 only supports Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 2.0 standard and not the latest version 3.0. As far as charging time is concerned, Samsung promises 0 to 100% in 90min for the S7. The Galaxy S7 can charge wirelessly as well, which is part of the reason why the battery is no longer removable. The fingerprint sensor which is present on the Samsung Galaxy S6 is excellent and accurate as well.
In this Samsung Galaxy S7 Review, we must say that the Samsung Galaxy S7 is one of the best Android smartphones in the market today, beaten only by the S7 Edge. Samsung Galaxy S7 performs much better than the others which are available in the market, and it’s a premium phone to boot. That said, if you’re looking for a good-looking smartphone, the Galaxy S7 is the phone to pick.
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