Sunday, May 22, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 Review


Samsung at MWC announced Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge which was launched in India in march. Galaxy S7 is successor to last year Galaxy S6 with improvements Like MicroSD card support , Always on Display , water resistant. Samsung Galaxy S7 is priced at Rs 48,900 for 32GB Variant in India. Lets find out its worth to buy Galaxy S7 in our Review.






Design & Display

On Design Galaxy S7 comes with Glass on front and Back with Metal strip on side back is curved which gives good grip while using Galaxy S7 can be used in Single hand. Galaxy S7 has a 5.1-inch Quad-HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) . On the top we have front facing camera ,earpiece , Notification LED and sensors below the display we have fingerprint scanner is on the physical home button with backlit capacitive -touch Recent and Back keys .On the bottom we have 3.5 mm audio jack, Micro USB for charging and speaker Grill, On Top there is SIM Tray and noise cancellation microphone. Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with Hybrid SIM.The left side has volume rocker and right has power /lock key. Galaxy S7 comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on front and Back .Build Quality of devices is good and looks premium. it's recommended to use case cover as back is made up of Glass which is slippery . Smartphone measure 69.52 x 142.25 x 7.88 (mm) and weights 151 grams.

On Display Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED Display (2560×1440 pixels) with pixel density of 577 PPI , It also comes with always-on display which lets u know Time , Date, call information when display is turned off without even unlocking a device.we can also disable or customize it according to our need. Galaxy S7 has a QHD  Super AMOLED Display  color reproduction is good , we didn't had any issue while using Galaxy S7 in Direct sunlight also overall viewing angles are good .

Performance



Samsung Galaxy S7 is powered by Exynos 8890 Octa-core processor .Exynos 8890 has eight CPU cores, four of which are a custom in-house design called Mongoose and run at up to 2.6GHz, while the other four use ARM's Cortex-A53 design and run at 1.5GHz with Mali -T880 GPU for garphics coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of Internal storage out of which 25GB available for user which is further expandable up to 200GB with microSD card support. Device also support OTG . Coming to performance Galaxy S7 worked fine without any lag or we didn't notice any heating issue in our normal usage, we tried playing some games like Need for speed , asphalt 8, dream league soccer & more phone gets warm  while playing high end games .Samsung has also included Game tools mode which lets users Record games while  playing, No alrets dyring game, Screenshorts & more .We tried running some benchmark apps on AnTuTu Benchmark phone scores 129176 points, On Geekbench 3 phone scores 2048 on single core and 6044 on Multicore, On Quadrant standard phone score 56885 points.



Camera


On Camera Galaxy S7 has a 12 Mega pixel rear camera Sony IMX260 sensor with Dual Pixel technology with f/1.7 aperture & optical image stabilization  and 5MP front-facing camera for selfies, Samsung camera app has lots of mode  like Pro mode with presets for the various controls, and Virtual Shot which lets you circle around an object to do a 360-degree shot without a turntable. Selective Focus, Slow Motion, Hyperlapse, and even Food round out the options, but more such modes can be downloaded, including Rear-cam Selfie, Animated GIF, and Dual Camera. There's a section for paid downloads but nothing in it so far. Camera is one of important feature of Galaxy S7 photos capture in day produces good image quality as well as colors were good. Coming to low light photography devices performed well even in extreme low light conditions thanks to  f/1.7 aperture
 coming to video rear camera can record  videos up to 4K, QHD, FHD (60fps) where as front camera can record videos up to 2K resolution . Videos shoots with both front and rear camera where good.can also record slow motions videos. when captured images we can also edit the same image in the camera app it self. Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge has same camera and are one of the best camera smartphone available in market now specially in low light conditions , Check out camera samples below


























Camera Samples Video



Software

Samsung Galaxy S7 runs on Android 6.0.1 with Samsung's own touch wiz UI on top of it. Samsung has also included some preloaded  apps such as  Microsoft, Facebook, Word is on the home screen, but Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote are in a folder called Microsoft Apps. Skype is also in this folder, but WhatsApp and Instagram are in a different folder called Social. There is S health , Galaxy app in Samsung folder . Samsung in India has lunched Samsung Concierge apps  which provide services like Fast track service. Phone pickup & drop, My assistant.Overall user interface is fast we did not notice any lag Multi tasking was fast no issue.



Fingerprint Scanner


Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with Fingerprint scanner on front which works as Home button , Can add up to five fingerprints , Fingerprint scanner works fast and quite responsive, Check out fingerprint scanner working video above.

Samsung has also launched Always on Display on Galaxy S7 which lets you check Time , Date, Call information without even unlocking device there is also option to disable it. we can customize clock type according to our need.

Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge are  water and dust resistance , With an IP68 rating, they’re water resistant to a maximum depth of 1.5m for up to 30 minutes, and are protected from dust, dirt and sand - all without the need for extra caps or covers.


Connectivity & Battery

On connectivity device include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac/ad, Bluetooth 4.2 LE & apt-X, GPS with GLONASS, NFC. Dual SIM device supports Hybrid SIM which means we can use one Nano SIM + MicroSD card or Both SIM cards, Galaxy S7 also supports NFC which can be used with Samsung Pay which is currently not launched in India,  Call quality on device was good we did not face any call drops audio output on calls was clear. coming to multimedia experience Galaxy S7 has a Speaker on bottom output to speakers are loud and clear , Output via headphone jack is clear and loud  speakers outputs should have been more loud  really difficult to listen in outdoor conditions.

Galaxy S7 is packed by a 3000mAh Battery which is non removable battery. Battery performance on S7 is really impressive with usage like Full day on WiFi/ mobile data , music, gaming , using social networks, calls we got battery back up of more than 12-15 hours of battery life with Screen on Time of 4-5 hours. with normal usage like mostly on WiFi all day able to get a full day of battery life which is good with QHD display on top of it. Samsung has also included power saving mode . Supports fast charging and wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy S7 is priced at Rs 48,900 which offers AMOLED Display ,MicroSD storage up to 200GB , camera performance is best one of best camera phone available in market , water & Dust resistant , Samsung removed IR Blaster which was available in Galaxy S6, Back is made up of Glass which is slippery . Samsung Galaxy S7 is one of best smartphones of 2016 if you can spend around Rs50,000 for smartphone the Galaxy S7 is best smartphone you can buy.

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