The much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S7 has not disappointed in any way, and instead brings perfection ever closer. Its design is not an out of the blue design, with many of its features being iterative of the predecessor, 2015 Samsung Galaxy S6. This means that Samsung has made a superior S6 having some of the most impressive features that could ever be found on a Smartphone. Samsung Galaxy S7 has earned the plaudits of tech gurus and Smartphone users alike, facing off likely competition even from IPhone. With this in mind, we take a look at the features of this powerful handset, and what makes it one of the best ever Smartphone.
Much like the Galaxy S6, the S7 has almost the same design and any difference only noticeable upon closer look. The use of premium glass and metal finish is consistent throughout the device and comes with a really good feel. There are however some subtle differences between the S7 and the predecessors, in that, the Galaxy S7 has more rounded corners and an aluminum frame. The display is 5.1 inch with an overall dimension of 14.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm. The general design makes it ergonomic and easy to handle and having a flat back that supports easily on the palm. The camera at the back has less protrusion and rounded edges which fits seamlessly with the back design.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 screen has a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 which gives an impressive pixel density of 577ppi. The size of the screen is still at 5.1 inches which is actually big enough for browsing, reading online and watching videos. Galaxy S7 is tipped to have the best display of a Smartphone, from various screen tests done by DisplayMate, and having the best contrast and boot ratio. A standout feature of the S7 is the never off screen to display time, which becomes handy when you want to check time. The time display is sharp and screams out from the pitch black background of the screen, giving you a very clear display.
Performance and Specs
The major difference when it comes to performance and specs is the processor inside the Galaxy S7, which is variant according to the region you come from. For example, Europe, will find a Samsung-made Exynos 8890 octa-core processor inside their Galaxy S7 (model SM-G930F), while North America has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core chip in model SM-G930. Both type of processors have a powerful 4GB RAM that keeps the phone superfast. Operates on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with TouchWiz and is water resistant.
Battery and Camera
Coming with 12MP camera, this could sound like a little disappointment considering the preceding Galaxy S6 model which had 16MP. This however, should not fret anyone just yet. The camera is a lot flashier and requires very low light performance to produce clear images. The lens is wider which facilitates more exposure in a shot. It has a faster auto-focus due to the dual-pixel sensor technology which is initially built for DSLR cameras.
The battery of the Samsung Galaxy S7 is one of the most remarkable improvements with a long lasting technology that keeps a constant power charge regardless of how much you use your phone. The battery is a 3000mAh power pack, which serves more than enough. Charging times have also received a great boost in the S7, requiring 1 hour and fifteen to completely charge a flat battery.
Gaming, Storage and Music
The Samsung Galaxy S7 offers internal storage of 32GB, which is quite on the downside compared with the S6, or competing Smartphones with 64GB and 128GB. MicroSD card slot supports up to 200GB in addition to the built-in storage. The S7 is a vibrant gaming-on-the-go device with its 5.1 Inch AMOLED Display. It is able to run graphically intensive games smoothly, including Real Racing 3. comes with game launcher. Supports all music formats with its Google Play Music app, and online streaming.
For a high end, technology powered Smartphone; the Samsung Galaxy S7 has no close competitors and obviously one of the reasons why it is ranking as one of the greatest innovations of the year. This device will transform your Smartphone experience and take it to a whole new level. With only negligible things that you may not like, it is generally a device you would like to have in your hands.