Everything you expected from the Galaxy S7 & Galaxy S7 Edge is here. It has all the performance enhancements that one would expect with an upgrade. The newish design is a bit bolder. Per request they have bigger batteries. The S7 packs a 3,000 mAh battery while the S7 edge has a 3,600 mAh battery. Also the cameras have been greatly improved. Samsung’s brand new phones are very deserving of being called flagships. Almost everything about the Galaxy S7and Galaxy S7 edge are improvements over its predecessors. Samsung finally showed off what has been leaked for months. The two new smartphones must be hits for Samsung who has been struggling as of late. They might be the most important phones for the company since the 1st Galaxy. I think they have succeed. These two phones are the best Android smartphones the world has ever seen.
The Galaxy S7 is still completely constructed entirely of aluminum and glass but now adds curved glass on the back that sits in the hand much more comfortably predecessors. The displays and battery sizes are different. The S7 edge has a larger 5.5-inch quad HD Super AMOLED display vs the Galaxy S6 edge which had the same 5.1-inch screen. Now for some of the similarities between the models. Both will be powered by a 2.15GHz quad-core Snapdragon 820 processor in the United States, while Samsung’s very own Exynos chips will power the phones everywhere else. According to Samsung the CPU in the Galaxy S7 is 30% faster than last year’s models. The GPU is 64% faster as well.
The S7 is now packed with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, 4GB RAM, 32GB of storage and it water resistance. Not to be mistaken with waterproof. Luckily both phones have expandable memory via microSD card slot. It is nice that to see that Samsung listened to its fans. Samsung fans were very unhappy about last year’s phones lack of memory expansion. Waterproofing is great and expandable storage is fantastic, but neither of those much-wanted features take center stage on the Galaxy S7. While I haven’t yet been able to test it extensively yet, it looks like the 12-megapixel camera is shaping up to be the real star of the show in 2016.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 has what I believe to be the best camera overall on any phone I have tested, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus included. When it comes time to review the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, it looks like that “has” will become a “had.” Samsung put tremendous effort into improving its class-leading camera in this year’s flagship models and from the looks of things, the company knocked it out of the park. Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge features an f1.7 aperture, 1.4 micron pixels and a completely redesigned autofocus mechanism. The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge use dual photodiode pixel autofocus. The same technology Canon popularized on DSLR cameras. Samsung’s new phones support fast wired charging 0% to 50% in 30 minutes. Final word, this phone is is the best out right now. Apple has its work cut out for it.


By Rubens Saintel

Proud father, #Haitian, photographer, consultant, writer & entrepreneur. I love video games, movies, plays, technology (surprise), beta testing apps and all things sci-fi. | |