Overall Ratings of Samsung Galaxy S7 : 9 /10
- Excellent stylish design
- Amazing camera quality
- Greater battery life
- Expandable storage
- Fast performance
- Non removable battery
- Very expansive
- No USB C-type
Samsung had made incredible advancements in there lineup with the advent of Samsung Galaxy S6, it was an amazing handset with improved features, software, camera, design, and display as compared to its older versions, S6 was there flagship mobile. Of course it had certain drawbacks, it wasn’t a perfect handset. Later Samsung introduced a new handset which they claimed was even better than S6. ‘Samsung Galaxy S7’,which was released on 12th march 2016. Was it really that great? well lets find out.
We all know Samsung is more concerned with providing something totally new and unique, not only features and specifications extension. Aiming to be the best S7 is a handset better than iPhone7 , Huawei P9 or HTC 10. Its one of Samsung’s leading handset.
A big leap was taken in account of design when it came to S6 it was beautifully collaborated, however we don’t see much difference in the architect of S7. The front and back of the handset are covered with Gorilla Glass 4 with a metal finish, its sides and rear are elegantly curved making it handy and easy to hold. Its slightly rounded edges make it look so premium, however its rear gets really smudgy with fingerprint grease all over it, that’s a mess. Its rim-less home key makes it blend in and gives a much cleaner finish to the handset. This time the device is waterproof as well.
The camera is housed at the back with a much less protrusion as compared to S6, the LED flash and heart rate scanner also lies at the back. Other than that the rear side is branded with the Samsung logo, now that’s a clean finish. Two volume buttons are present on the left side, and the power button on the right side. The fingerprint scanner is housed at the front bottom side inside the home button. One speaker is present at the base of the device which definitely doesn’t help improving the audio quality, Samsung should have gone for front facing speakers.
When it comes to the display S7 has the same 5.1 inches screen as S6, and its slightly more thicker. 1440 x 2560 megapixels resolution and a super AMOLED QHD paneled display makes it top notch. The screen is 24% brighter than its older handsets showcasing beautiful color contrasts, making them look less saturated and much more vibrant. An addition to the is the always on display, which displays information like the battery life, date and time permanently when the screen is switched off.
Samsung Galaxy S7 made significant software updates, Samsung’s version is Touchwiz which was also used in S6 there isn’t much difference only the notifications menu has some changes. However the Marshmallow version of Touchwiz has incredibly improved its performance, apps and games are loaded instantly. Samsung opted for the latest Snapdragon 820 and it also offers its own octa-core Exynos 8890 processor.
Battery capacity of S7 is greater now 3000 mAh, wireless charging is a feature with faster charging facility.
Camera quality is top notch, you will be surprised to know that its main camera operates on 12 megapixels which is fewer than S6’s 16 megapixel camera, that means bigger pixels and more light permit and since the aperture of the lens has been made extra wider, 25% more light is captured by the sensor. Samsung upgraded to a dual pixel image sensor which provides faster and better image focusing capability. The auto focus of the sensor works super fast it can capture sudden alternating movements. This is superb for taking motion pictures. Daylight pictures look absolutely beautiful and low light shots are no exception. The color contrasts and picture quality are both amazing. The front facing camera is still 5 megapixels but with a wider lens its useful for group selfies,
Overall Samsung S7 is perfect in almost all respects. Enhanced battery capacity, better camera, more stylish you wont miss out on anything.
Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
Screen size: 5.10 inches
Resolution: 1440 x 2560 megapixels
Processor: 1.6 GHz octa-core
RAM: 4 GB
Internal Storage: 32 GB
Expandable storage: 200 GB
Front camera: 5 megapixels
Rear camera : 12 megapixels
Operating system: Android 6.0
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth, USB OTG, Dual sim