All this time while we have been going gaga over spectacular phones like the Nexus 6P and iPhone 6S, Samsung’s labs has been brewing something that took spectacular to the next level. Introducing Samsung’s latest flagship – Samsung S7 – a phone with a superb personality. I am not saying that it does not have any downside to it, but it is definitely one of the best phones that have been released in 2016. And for those who don’t mind spending an extra bit, the S7 edge with its large curvy screen certainly has an edge.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is designed to portray the perfect blend of metal and glass. The shiny back of the phone adds luxury to its personality and makes it feel like it has been crafted with utmost care. But, for those who take their phone out of their pockets a lot of time, you will soon notice fingerprints on the phone. The smudges are not always good looking. With a curved back and sides, the S7 is comfortable to handle.
The 5.1 inch QHD super Amoled display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels renders the users a very comfortable looking screen. Even the viewing angles are great. You are also going to love the fact that Samsung has added the micro SD card slot to it which went missing in last year’s flagship.
The size of the phone sounds more approachable to me and the humongous phones that phone manufacturers are coming up with. Size certainly matters, but I’ve always leaned towards the phones that don’t make me feel like my hands are too tiny for them.
The S7 has a sleek and stylish look which can fit perfectly in the pocket of the geek who enjoys keeping the latest stuff in his hand as well as the bow-tie wearers who may change phone once in two years but when they do look for one, they want something that works efficiently, something which has been crafted with perfection.
The sleek look comes at one cost though – a non-removable battery. However, the fast charging option ensures that power users can charge the phone really quick.
Performance and battery
With a 2.15 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, you can hardly imagine the phone to slow down. The S7 has an outstanding performance and it can do really well even when multiple apps are open on the phone. It sports the latest Android software, Marshmallow. The phone has lesser bloatware and has a lot of customization options.
The battery life is superb too and the 3,000 mAh battery lasts for a whole day of extensive usage. You may even be able to drag it till midnight before you charge the phone.
The 12 megapixel camera does its job really well. And for those who may be worried about the megapixels going down from last year’s S6, I must assure you that the picture taken by the S7 are much better. It is good for taking pictures in low light as well. The auto-focus is awesome making it very easy for us to take clear pictures of moving objects. Like all the latest high-end phones, the S7 also has optical image stabilization which means no blurry photos.
The 5 megapixel front camera is nice too, just that you may feel a little too beautified with all the enhanced beautification filters. But it serves its purpose well if you are going through a bad day and need technology to make you look good. We certainly past the era where only make-up could make uplift our beauty.
You have front flash now so the screen whites out acting like a flash before the camera clicks you – perfect for pubs and places with less light.
The S7 hit the market on March 11 and is available for $650. While it is not very affordable, the phone is surely worth the investment. If you buy the S7 before March 18, you will also be able to bag a free Gear VR headset.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is no ordinary phone. With outstanding specifications and a spectacular finish the S7 is a phone that could make a lot of phones in the market blush.