Samsung Galaxy S7 Review

Samsung Galaxy S7 factory unlocked >> The Samsung S7 is one of two editions of Samsung’s flagship phone, the other one being the Samsung S7 Edge. The Samsung S7 is almost identical to 2015’s S6, however Samsung has taken the Apple iPhone “S” generation approach and has refined many things you maynot have liked about last year’s model.

Samsung has taken what was already an amazing piece of hardware and polished it up to deliver one of the most premium devices on the market. Depending on your region or carrier, you can grab the Samsung S7 in gold, silver, black and white.

Weighing in at 152 grams, the Samsung S7 feels firm and solid in the hand, as if it were hand crafted instead of coming off of an assembly line. The front and back are made of Gorilla Glass 4, and is surrounded by a metal frame.

The Samsung S7 is a fingerprint magnet. So be weary if this is something that bothers you. And because it’s glass on both sides, it is very slippery.

The Samsung S7 has the same 5.1″ Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen as last year’s S6. The screen is bright and lush, but perhaps too saturated, however that can be adjusted in the settings.

New to this year’s addition, is the Always On Display, which allows you to check the time and date and lets you see missed calls and message alerts, even when the phone is not in use and just on standby.

This helps prolong the charge of the 3,000 mAh battery, by not making you have to light up the entirescreen to check your notifications.

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Speaking of the battery, You able to get a day and a half out of the Samsung S7 with moderate to intensive use. Just on standby alone, the phone was able to go 4 days without a charge. When it was time to plug it in, it only took about an hour and a bit to fully charge the device. If you’re not into plugging it in, the S7 does support wireless charging.

On board, the Samsung S7 has 32 gigs of storage. There’s a 64 GB model, however that’s only available in South Korea. Just pop out the SIM Card tray and you’ll find a slot for a micro SD card, which is capable of supporting a 128 GB of extra storage, but theoretically, it can support much higher volumes.

The Samsung S7 is IP68 certified, so that means it’s dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 metres, and about 30 minutes of being submerged in water. This extra protection does come at a cost, as the sound quality on the external speaker is crappy. Low-end is hard to perceive and overall it just sounds like it’s lacking.

The non-U.S. edition, with the Exynos 8890 processor with 4 gigs of RAM under the hood. While those of you in the United States will be getting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820.

The Exynos versions performs slightly better in multi-core processing, while the Qualcomm version fares slightly better in single-core.

The phone is a power house. Split-Screen use was seamless, and gaming is incredible. The game performance was lag free and didn’t have any FPS issues. On a side note, gaming on this phone is  apleasure.

The Samsung S7 packs a 12 MP f1.7 rear-facing camera. From opening the app, pointing and clicking, this phone is seriously fast at taking pictures. Which is so nice if you’re shooting spontaneous moments. Image quality is is vibrant, and you can get some really nice. Samsung has a feature called Motion Photo, which is their answer to Apple’s Live Photo function, that takes images before and after your shot to create movement.

The camera is capable of filming 4K video at 30 frames per second, and 1080p at 60 fps. The video quality is great, however rolling shutter is problematic if you’re shooting action shots.

Then there’s a 5 MP f1.7 selfie cam on the front, which is pretty decent. There’s a selfie flash feature that lights up the display to fire some light your way to brighten up your images, which is a nice solution instead of packing in a front-facing flash.

If you’re coming from another platform such as iPhone, Microsoft, or Blackberry, the Samsung S7 is a good buy. If it is your first Android device, know that there’s a learning curve when it comes to Samsung’s TouchWiz interface. Which has gotten a lot better on the Samsung S7.