The Legacy continue with Samsung Galaxy S7, as it is expected to be one of the best smartphone out there in 2016. It is also believed that the phone might be unbeatable. Samsung has worked a lot to take the phone to next level. Samsung Galaxy S7 is also said to be outstanding in term of design, hardware and software. Design wise there is not much change since last year, slightly more round at the corner, home button is more squarish, bezel are even narrow this time but the change has made to it’s back. We can see the back of the phone is curved ,which Samsung is calling a 3D Glass. Due to it’s new design it will be easier to grip and feels thinner than it actually is.

Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7

The phone is mostly made up of glass and metal. The front and the back of the phone is made up of Gorilla Glass 5. You will see Volume rocker on the left and Power Button on the right. Micro USB charging port, Headphone Jack, Speaker Grilles, Microphone on the button and Simcard Tray on the top of the phone. This time there is no IR Blaster on this device. It was also expected that the phone will have USB Type C but Samsung didn’t go for it. User interface, icons , setting menu and some other features of S7 is similar to Note 5.

Some of the remarkable improvement over Galaxy s6 has been made this time. It is more powerful and better all around. It has bigger battery (3000 mAh), though the battery is non removable. It is IP68 certified that means now it is dust proof and water-resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes. We can say the great achievement made this time is, it has Micro SD card slot that supports up to 200 GB. It runs on latest snapdragon 820 Octacore processor, latest Adreno 530 GPU and 4 GB of DDR4 RAM and the version of Android is 6.0.1 that is Marshmallow. Most interesting new feature is ‘ALWAYS ON’  which shows time, date, battery level and notification like call and messages without consuming more power.

Talking about camera then, it is just awesome and this time the bump of camera has improved a lot. Camera is going to impress the photographer a lot. It has UHD 4K recording and has new feature called Dual PhotoDiodes, which we find in DSLR. The phone also promise better low light performance and auto focus is faster than before. Camera launch time is as fast as ever and double press on home button to start-up the camera is same as before but this time the camera has cut down to 12 megapixel enhancing other factor related to camera which makes the photo and video even more clear, colorful and vibrant.

There is good news for the Gamers, new feature name Game Launcher has been added which is basically to organize/arrange games in one place. It also save power while playing game by different option like save power or save maximum power, what it does is lower the resolution and framerate. Further more it has two option, first option is “NO alerts during  games” which means when you are playing the game, no message or notification will be displayed on screen. Second option is Games tool which record the game that is helpful for Youtuber and even helps to take screenshot.

Some of the others specification of Samsung Galaxy S7 are listed below:

  • Screen Size -5.1 inches (~72.1% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Screen Type – Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Screen Resolution – 1440 x 2560 pixels (~577 ppi pixel density)
  • CPU – Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
    Quad-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Primary camera – 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
  • Features of camera – 1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, Auto HDR, panorama
  • Video – 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video recording.
  • Secondary camera – 5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR
  • Browser supports – HTML5
  • Java – No
  • Other features are :
    Fast battery charging: 83% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0)
    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 and many more.

Samsung Galaxy S7  is going to be the flagship phone of Samsung in 2016. It has got better specs, better battery life and good design.
Is it going to rule the market? Are you going to switch to this handset? Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section below.


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