Samsung Galaxy S7: The best selling Android device on the market returns with a number of new and improved features. With a 12 megapixels rear camera. A more powerful processor, a specific mode for gamers and a collection of dedicated accessories. All this while maintaining a similar design to that of the Samsung Galaxy S6. With the use of resistant glass and metal on the side. Albeit with rounded edges. The Galaxy S7 also reintroduces the MicroSD card slot, something that Samsung had previously removed from the Galaxy S6. And, best of all, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is waterproof, a feature last seen in the Samsung Galaxy S5. And with a battery of 3000 milliamps, would you be complaining? Here is everything you need to know in this Samsung Galaxy S7 review.
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Dual Pixel camera technology, instant autofocus, photos up to 95% brighter than the Samsung Galaxy S6. It may seem early to tell, but there is no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S7's camera (and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge) is one of the best (if not the best) of 2016. This goal is the first to incorporate what Samsung has called "Dual Pixel" technology.
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This is a camera with two 12-megapixel sensors each (12 + 12 megapixels), a combination that provides key advances. Samsung states that "it is like having two eyes instead of one." This allows you, for example, to get the auto-focusing working almost instantaneously even in low light conditions. In addition, photos taken are 95% brighter than the Samsung Galaxy S6. The Galaxy S7 Camera also has an aperture of f / 1.7. This makes it a great companion to take with you at night escapades.
That's not all, besides this technology, the Korean company has also deployed sensors that capture larger pixels, 1.4 microns (compared to the usual micron). That means that each pixel contains about 50% more information. On a practical level, you can match a camera that actually had a resolution of 18 megapixels. In addition to these new features, Samsung repeats the ability to record videos in ultra-high resolution (4K UHD) 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. This resolution quadruples the level of detail of traditional Full HD resolution. As for the front camera, the 5-megapixel resolution is the same as the Galaxy S6.
Exynos processor, eight-core 30% more powerful, 4GB RAM, a specific tool for gaming, internal cooling system. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is a model that is closely geared for multimedia use. The South Korean company wanted to enhance this aspect with several features that give more functionality for a lot of game-play (never better). On the one hand. It has included the Samsung Exynos 8890 processor, with eight processing cores. The speed of this chip is placed at 2.3 GHz on four of its cores, while the remaining four cores hit the 1.6 GHz mark. In short, this processor has a 30% improvement in performance than that of the Samsung Galaxy S6.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 incorporates an internal water cooling. This chip is combined with 4 GB RAM. This will allow us to smoothly run many processes at the same time. The Korean company has also deployed a specific tool for games. Through the Game Launcher, you can configure the processor performance based on the type of game or share the experience of the games with your contacts. So, the Samsung Galaxy S7 overheating problems won't be an issue.
Last but not least is the Galaxy S7 internal cooling system. Samsung mobile incorporates small tubes of only 0.4 mm with coolant. When the mobile overheats, the liquid evaporates and the S7's temperature decreases. Later, when the device returns to a normal temperature, fluid condenses on the walls and tubes and returns to the liquid state. Thus, you can play longer without having to pause the game. It will also be a key element when using virtual reality goggles like the Samsung VR. Users who have already tried these glasses last year have experienced the ease with which the Samsung Galaxy S6 is heated after a few minutes enjoying the accessory.
Basic information such as time, date and battery status even with the screen turned off. It is one of the most curious features of the new Samsung Galaxy S7. The name is Always On Display. Through this feature, the display is always on. When you press the button to turn off the screen, details on basic aspects of the phone appear in black and white. This includes information about the time, date, upcoming calendar appointments or the percentage of remaining battery. Users can choose between several types of clocks (both digital and analog) and even have the option of setting predefined background images.
As announced by Samsung, this feature hardly consumes power, so you can use the phone normally without worrying about the Samsung Galaxy S7 battery draining. In fact, this mode can save battery if you are users that check their phone compulsively.
There is no doubt that the Korean company is one of the companies that have an ecosystem of more complete and useful apps. However, this intention to offer a total experience led Samsung to overburden its interface. Last year, Samsung decided to cut much of its pre-loaded apps installed on the phone to get the menus to move more fluids. And also give customers greater freedom to choose which applications they will need on their Galaxy and which they do not. This year the company has opted to continue this line, with several apps available right from the start and others available for install for users who want it. Here are some of the most interesting apps for the Samsung Galaxy S7 review.
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Office Apps for Android on the Samsung Galaxy S7 is the real Microsoft PowerPoint app for Android phones and tablets. Work from anywhere with any type of document: Word, Excel or PowerPoint. The official Microsoft Outlook app for Android phones and tablets. All-in-one Android Office Suite App: Word, PDF, PowerPoint, Excel, Docs, and Txt.
S Health helps you stay fit by acting as a personal coach, trains, and assists in achieving your daily goals. The various training programs help in improving your overall fitness, health, and lifestyle.
Whether you walk or run, hike or bike, play indoor or outdoor sports, you can track the various physical exercises and activities in a single step using the various built-in trackers. You can also record your step count activity using Pedometer.
Samsung KNOX is a suite of mobile enterprise security solutions that provides device protection, management and development options.
32 GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support up to 200 GB. Samsung has decided to reverse its decision and has brought back the MicroSD card slot. Undoubtedly, a feature that is much missed in the Samsung Galaxy S6 and channeled many of the criticisms of that model. The internal memory of this new Galaxy stands at 32 GB, a capacity that may be enough for the normal user. However, we must consider the quality of camera equipment or the option of recording video in 4K high resolution, which can make this free space disappear quickly. In case you do not want to spend extra money on an SD card, there is the option to use an online storage system, such as OneDrive (which already comes preinstalled) or Google Drive.
Rounded edges on the back, use of glass and metal, waterproof design, Quad HD screen. The Galaxy S7 retains the fundamental design lines of Galaxy range, using resistant glass both the front and the back and metal on the sides. However, it incorporates an improvement to this construction, because the edges of the back are rounded and create a more minimal feeling. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is certified IP68 against dust and water.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 has IP68 certification. Theoretically, that means that the device can withstand being in water up to one meter deep for more than half an hour without any damage. Of course, this feature has limitations, since the chlorine pool water or seawater salt can damage the device if we put it through many adventures underwater.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 panel has a format of 5.1 inches and resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, which is four times the level of detail of an HD panel. In addition, the Super AMOLED technology allows it to achieve vivid colors and high contrast levels.
A significant increase in battery that should theoretically offer two-day use easily. The battery of the Samsung Galaxy S7 gas up to 3,000 milliamps. If we follow the Galaxy A5 performance this year (with a similar size and battery), this device should be capable of up to two days of average use.
Bases to create a portable game console, type BlackBerry keys, virtual reality glasses. Another key with which we are presented with the Samsung Galaxy S7 is its collection of accessories. Samsung wants us to go a step further with a remarkable collection of bases, covers, and accessories to squeeze all the juice from the phone. One of the accessories we liked most is a base shaped control console in which the mobile screen is hooked. Once done, our Galaxy screen becomes a true handheld game console. A similar concept is another control with a joystick and the usual buttons, but it also incorporates a small keyboard in the middle.
Speaking of the keyboard, we also have a cover that attaches at the bottom of the screen keyboard similar to the type used by the BlackBerry, for users who want a retro touch on your Galaxy. And, of course, we talked about virtual reality glasses Samsung VR, which bring us an immersive experience with 360-degree videos. Indeed, the company has also unveiled a specific camera called Samsung Gear 360 with two 15-megapixel sensors capable of taking pictures and videos of this type.
WiFi AC, 4G + network connection up to 450 Mbps, a double camera with 12-megapixel sensor, MicroSD memory slot. In the field of connections, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is able to connect to the 4G + networks up to 450 Mbps download. In addition, it is compatible with the protocol WiFi AC, with a faster and more stable network connection is achieved. You might also need the correct Samsung Galaxy S7 USB drivers to connect the device to your computers. Read how to Fix: Samsung Galaxy S7 Won't Connect to Wi-Fi if you're having c connectivity issues.
The Galaxy S7 retails for 720 euros
The Samsung Galaxy S7 has collected the good work of the previous Galaxy and improved key elements. For example, with its impressive dual camera with a 12-megapixel sensor that allows you to take photos that are 95% brighter or make virtually instantaneous autofocusing. Or the MicroSD card slot in a design that is waterproof without using any lid or cover.
At the software level, one of the functions that have attracted the most attention is its Always On Display feature, which lets the screen remain always on the phone with basic information. And don't forget the special care for games, with a processor 30% more powerful, a specific tool for games or an internal liquid cooling system. And all with an excellent battery of 3,000 milliamps. This is the Samsung Galaxy S7.
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released 2016, March|
|BODY||Dimensions||142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm (5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||152 g (5.36 oz)|
|Build||Corning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
- IP68 certified - dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
|DISPLAY||Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.1 inches (~72.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels (~577 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|- Always-on display
- TouchWiz UI
|PLATFORM||OS||Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
Exynos 8890 Octa
|CPU||Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 200 GB (dedicated slot) - single-SIM model
microSD, up to 200 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual-SIM model
|Internal||32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|CAMERA||Primary||12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, check quality|
|Features||1/2.6" sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec., check quality|
|Secondary||5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.2, A2DP, LE, apt-X|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||microUSB v2.0, USB Host|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|- Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0)
- Wireless charging (Qi/PMA) - market dependent
- ANT+ support
- S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
- OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage)
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player
- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Photo/video editor
- Document editor
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery|
|MISC||Colors||Black, White, Gold, Silver|
|SAR US||1.40 W/kg (head) 1.59 W/kg (body)|
|SAR EU||0.41 W/kg (head) 0.62 W/kg (body)|
|TESTS||Performance||Basemark OS II: 2004 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2128
Basemark X: 32345
|Display||Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.376 (sunlight)|
|Camera||Photo / Video|
|Loudspeaker||Voice 66dB / Noise 62dB / Ring 66dB|
|Audio quality||Noise -92.5dB / Crosstalk -92.7dB|
Endurance rating 80h