Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 mobile phone is now available. All reports indicate that the device is Samsung’s best product to date to compete with Apple’s popular iPhone series.
The phone stands out in both looks and feel. It has a shiny metal and glass back that sets it apart from the competition. The curved back and sides make it comfortable to hold. Rounded edges add grip and look. Overall, it’s more contoured and attractive than last year’s Galaxy S6.
Inside the guts are a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor or an Exynos 8890 Octa. Samsung says it will work more efficiently than the Galaxy S6.
Both the S7 and the larger S7Edge come with 4GB of RAM. A UFC 2.0 feature speeds up video storage. The phones are available with 32 or 64 GB.
The photos are said to have been improved with the new phone. The 12 megapixel camera takes better photos than previous models. Although it has fewer pixels than the S6, images are said to appear sharper and brighter. Faster autofocus helps capture clear images of moving objects. A 5 pixel front camera is also part of the device.
Users would like to have a new screen that is “always on”. Show the clock, a calendar, or a picture. It is suitable for checking the time and battery levels without having to take the phone out of standby mode. You can also have dual settings, one for home and one for traveling with time zone changes.
Battery life is always a challenge with mobile phones. Samsung may have found a solution with the S7. Some tests indicate that the new Galaxy can have an average of 16 hours of battery life. This compares to just 10.5 hours with the iPhone 6S. The S7’s older brother, the S7 Edge, has an even bigger battery.
Storage has been increased. Samsung has once again added a microSD card slot. This will allow you to view a movement offline and save your photos and videos to a card instead of the limited memory of the phone.
Samsung is heavily promoting the fact that the S7 is waterproof. Dropping it into a toilet, pool, or sink should theoretically not affect how it works. This would be a nice feature if it were true.
Samsung Pay is another benefit. It allows you to use the phone as a credit card in the merchants that accept. As I’ve written before, it goes beyond the Apple Pay and Google Pay offerings.
The phone also charges wirelessly. It can also be quickly charged with an included wired charger.
Overall, the new Samsung S7 appears to be superior to the iPhone 6S in several categories. These include low-light camera shots, battery life, storage – the easiest-to-use microSD card slot and Samsung Pay.
Size is important to many, and the Samsung S7 boasts a 5.1-inch screen, roughly four inches taller than the iPhone 6S. Those who want to go bigger can go for the larger Samsung S7 Edge with a 5.5-inch screen.
The price of the S7 may be a problem for some. Reviews show between $ 670 and $ 770 for the device. The largest S7 Edge can cost up to $ 990.
Samsung has set the table with a newer, bigger and more exciting mobile phone. The question now is whether consumers will be ready to step up.