Samsung Galaxy S7 Review

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By Nadia Hussien & Translation by Magy Ghaly

Samsung Galaxy S7 is considered one of the highest-quality mobile phones running the Android operating system up till now. We’re now offering you the pros and cons of Samsung Galaxy S7 and the most significant improvements about it is that you can add an additional external storage and that it’s water-resistant, as the absence of these features from Samsung Galaxy S6 was disappointing for many users. And by performing a quick comparison with its precedent Samsung Galaxy S6, you’ll notice that the camera is faster and sharper, the mobile edges are curved in a way that makes it easier to hold and the performance and features of the battery are also improved.

Pros of Samsung Galaxy S7

  1. The phone is protected with Gorilla Glass 4 from the front and back and is water and dust resistant.
  2. It has a slot for additional external storage to expand the storage for up to 200 GB.
  3. Luxurious design.
  4. The performance of both the rear and front-facing cameras is great.
  5. The screen gives an amazing display and the performance is extremely fast with all tasks and running apps with no problems. The experience of gaming is exciting and with no stopping because of the Game Launcher that makes the game more fun and exciting.
  6. This phone is Virtual reality glasses compatible that beats and outperforms iPhone 6s plus.
  7. It supports 4G connection.
  8. Samsung added the liquid cooling tech that prolongs the gaming time without overheating.
  9. It supports noise-canceling microphone.

Cons of Samsung Galaxy S7

  1. It gets smudged with fingerprints easily and you’ll have to wipe the front and back continuously.
  2. The user interface (UI) is heavy and that’s maybe because of the pre-installed apps that can’t be uninstalled but can only be disabled.
  3. Many users will have a problem reading under sunlight clearly, you can probably see some details but not in full resolution and your only choice will be either to tilt the screen a little so perhaps you can read better, or else you’ll have to look for some shade to have some clarity.
  4. Samsung S7 doesn’t have the USB-C that high-performance mobile phones have like LG G5 and Nexus 6P.
  5. The phone allows you to move only some apps, images and videos (multimedia) to the external storage… But the marshmallow offers more improvements; it allows the merging of the internal and external storage which enables installing some apps on the expanded storage.
  6. The battery life is less than average.

Samsung Galaxy S7’s price in Egypt

The price of Samsung Galaxy S7 starts at 6200 EGP.

You can search for the price of Samsung Galaxy S7 in Egypt here.

*Prices may vary from time to time according to the stores offering the product.

Samsung Galaxy S7 review

Design

  • Both the front and back are totally protected with Gorilla Glass 4 and there is a metal frame around the phone.
  • It is characterized with the IP68 certificate that guarantees its protection against water even in pools and guarantees also that dust won’t get inside the device in any way. The phone is able to stay safe in water with depth of 1.5 meters for half an hour.
  • You’ll notice in the design that the slots are open (not closed as usual concerning water-resistant phones) and that’s because Samsung has placed a protective coat inside.
  • You’ll face a problem after using the phone for a few minutes, as the screen will get smudged from your fingerprints in a really messy way and you’ll have to clean the sides of the phone continuously.
  • Its 152 grams which is compatible with its size.
  • The phone supports Nano SIM cards.
  • Samsung S7 doesn’t have the USB-C that high-performance mobile phones have like LG G5 and Nexus 6P.
  • It supports the Samsung Pay feature and definitely the fingerprint technology.
  • Samsung added the liquid cooling tech that prolongs the gaming time without overheating.
  • This phone is compatible with the Virtual reality glasses, so  it outperforms iPhone 6s plus.

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Screen

  • The is 5.1 inches, QHD of quality 1440 × 2560 pixels with pixel density 577 ppi and the screen is Super AMOLED.
  • The screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
  • If you wanted a bigger Samsung screen, you’ve got Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.
  • The colors are clear and vivid, the details are sharp, you can watch YouTube videos and be completely satisfied with the performance and you can play games and enjoy the graphics and the spectacular pictures.
  • Because the screen is super AMOLED, when locking the phone you’ll have the date, time other information shown on display.
  • Many users will have a problem reading under sunlight clearly, you can probably see some details but not in full resolution and your only choice will be either to tilt the screen a little so perhaps you can read better, or look for some shade to have some clarity.
  • Unlike Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, the viewing angle in Samsung S7 is very good and you won’t suffer from the blue tint in white backgrounds.

Performance

  • Exynos octa-core processor (quad-core 2.3 GHz and quad-core 1.6 GHz) and 4 GB RAM, and there is a special model in USA with Snapdragon 820 processor.
  • 32 GB internal storage and you can add an additional external storage for up to 200 GB.
  • The phone comes with pre-installed apps that you can’t, unfortunately, uninstall them and the best you can do is disable their function like the S-Health and Microsoft Office if you don’t use them. And that makes the Touch Wiz UI app a big one as it takes up around 7.14 GB of the internal memory.
  • It runs the operating system Android Marshmallow 6.0 (which is the latest operating version from Android up till now) and Google announced releasing another version by the end of this year which is Android N.
  • The phone allows you to move only some apps, images and videos (multimedia) to the external storage… But the Marshmallow offers more improvements; it allows the merging of the internal with the external storage which enables installing some apps on the expanded storage easily.
  • Of course with 4 GB RAM, you’ll have a supreme experience and smooth multitasking.
  • As for gaming, gamers will love the game launcher because of the spectacular improvements, one that works on organizing your nicknames, automatically arranging your rankings, saving your latest rides and it keeps a screenshot of your highest score. You can play games like Asphalt and Hitman Sniper without stopping or any frame delay.

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Cameras

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Rear camera

  • The rear camera is 12 MP, f/1.7 aperture with features like: touch focus, auto HDR mode and Pro camera mode so you will have more control over your shots.
  • Because of the auto-focus and the Dual Pixels, capturing pictures is faster and more accurate than Samsung S7.
  • Even when shooting in low light, you’ll have bright-colors and noise-free pictures and that might be because of the wide aperture that allows much light in… The pictures are clear, sharp, vivid and highly saturated in day light.
  • It supports recording 4k videos, it also supports slow motion shooting of quality 720p, and the best video you can get is of quality 1080p @60 fps.
  • The camera app is super fast as well.

Front-facing camera

  • The front-facing camera is 5 MP.
  • It comes with a lens of wide aperture and gives high-quality selfies of natural colors.
  • In general, the selfies are great and the app is easy to use, with a fast auto-focus and an impressive performance even in low light.

Battery

  • The battery is 3000 mAh.
  • It supports fast charging.
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 supports wireless charging.
  • There are power-saving modes like normal power-saving mode and Ultra power-saving mode.
  • The battery lasts for 4 hours with heavy use and you can get 6 working hours with average use.

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