Still not sure if you are making the right choice for your next Android smartphone purchase? You love all you have heard so far about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and you want to read just about another review to give you first-hand details on what the Galaxy S7 can really do.
I have done just that, an epistle of my experience using the Samsung’s latest flagship. I’m Kess Daniels and I approve the Samsung Galaxy S7. If that’s what you want to hear; good, but crap. I don’t approve any phone(I meant that’s not my job 🙂 ), I’m here to tell you just about everything you need to know after my experience.
Galaxy S7 First Impressions
If you’ve had the chance to hold and feel the Samsung Galaxy S7 you well be awed, at first sight, looking back at how far Samsung has come in making itself the industry leader in Android smartphone manufacturing. Honestly, gone are the days when Apple blew our minds with the craftsmanship of glass-and-metal bodied design smartphones like the iPhone 6S or SE.
A Few weeks ago, I received the Samsung’s Galaxy S7, and it was love at first touch, I mean after unboxing of course. The phone is very inviting considering the buzz Samsung as built around the launch. However, if you are quick to judge a book by the cover, judging by the Galaxy S7 box, there is nothing appealing as usual. So I decided to skip the unboxing and just focus on what the phone can really do.
One of the first things to like about the Galaxy S7 glass-and-metal body design. The craftsmanship of this device is next to none among its predecessors. Although, there isn’t any major noticeable difference between the Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S6. Except a few things like upgraded battery, camera – with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), a memory expansion slot of up to 200GB, and the always on display.
The truth is you will love your first experience using the Samsung Galaxy S7.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Design
Body built with corning gorilla glass 4, the Galaxy S7 didn’t see a major facelift as I mentioned above. A few millimetres thicker than its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S7 feels lighter, but weighs more than the Galaxy S6.
The Galaxy S7 has a wider screen area on the 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED display. With IP68 certified dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes respectively. You can take the S7 for a quick underwater photo (but the phone touch surface hardly responds with water on the screen) if you will.
Galaxy S7 Display
5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED 1440 x 2560 pixel display. The Galaxy S7 bags an Always On Display, which lets you see notifications without waking the screen when on idle mode. You will love the crystal clear look and feel you get on the S7.
Samsung, upgrade and reorganised the user experience and the feel of the icons in the Galaxy S7. When you face the home screen of this device, you sort of get this calm and friendly feeling of the material design as you operate the phone.
What the Galaxy S7 Camera Can Do
When the specifications of the camera were announced at the launch of this flagship, you would think a 12 Mega Pixel camera, compared to the Galaxy S6 of 16MP would produce lesser quality in video and photography. But no, the camera is just as great as you would hope for in a smartphone in this class.
Samsung has been bragging much about having the best camera out there on the Galaxy S7, especially the performance in low light. The camera isn’t a disappointment with every single shot. Technically the phone comes with 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash on the back. The front camera has 5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call and Auto HDR.
Samsung also added some extra modes to the camera, including one called “motion panorama,” which lets you take a panoramic shot that will animate when you scroll over it – a feature similar to Apple’s Live Photos.
Better and bigger battery so Samsung claims, I have been using this device for more than a week and I’m yet to considering the battery to be great. On an average day, I get to use the Galaxy S7 for about 8hrs before it goes 5% on battery power. However, on a typical idle mode, the phone can stay on for up to 12hrs. What I noticed is, continuous usage on mobile data, Wi-Fi and video recording drains the battery at the speed of light.
The Galaxy S7 comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery, which is a significant upgrade from the Galaxy S6. The good side to the fast draining battery is the fast changing speed. If you would never want to run out of power, or want to get fully charged within minutes you can definitely count on the charging speed.
How Galaxy S7 Performs
One thing I love about the Galaxy S7 is the response time. The phone is fast. I switch between apps and play heavy games and you don’t get that frenzy freeze feeling that makes you want to quit other processes just to free up the phone’s power.
The Galaxy S7 has its processing powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. With a dual-core 2.15 GHz & dual-core 1.6 GHz & Quad-core 2.3 GHz + quad-core 1.6 GHz, the Galaxy S7 runs on the latest Android Marshmallow OS.
If you are an avid gamer or a social media addict, I can say for a fact that you will enjoy this device. However a few times I experienced the device getting hot, but it’s not an issue that is frequent. Samsung claims the Galaxy S7 has an internal cooling system that keeps the device temperature in check and that’s somewhat true.
Samsung’s Galaxy S7 will give you value for your money if you are thinking of getting a smartphone you won’t be changing soon. If you are still not sure, and you’ve got time to wait, I would be reviewing the HTC 10 soon and would compare both devices.
Well, you can say Kess Daniels said this:
“Samsung has shown again with the Galaxy S7 that it’s a leader in the Android smartphone market, and has given other android devices a run for their money.”