Samsung Galaxy S7 Review

April 03, 2016 Android News Reviews Samsung

We have witnessed a lot of new smartphones this year. We have seen the great phones as well as the not so great phones. Even we have seen some phones that could be effectively compared to the iPhone in quality and performance. One of the smartphones that falls in the latter category is the Galaxy S7. In this review, we will bring you up to date with the nuances of the newest flagship from Samsung and what to expect from it if you intend getting one for yourself or your loved ones. 

Overview of the smartphone 

The battery on the Galaxy S7 is 3,600 mAh, which comes with fast and wireless charging. The Chipset on the S7 edge is is Snapdragon 820/Exynos 8890, a 4GB of RAM, 32GB storage, expandable with a microSD. The Camera on the Galaxy S7 is 12 MP Dual pixel and aperture lens of f/1.7, 2160p video capture and a 5 MP selfie camera. The S7 features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display and 2,560 x 1,440px.  The new flagship also features a Fingerprint reader, metal and glass body, and IP68 water resistance. 

Samsung Galaxy S7 release date 

Although the Galaxy S7 has been on pre order since it is announced in February this year, it is officially on sale from March 12. The smartphone will be available in different color variants: gold, black, and silver. Each of these will come with 32GB. Also available in Dual Sim version. According to reports, the Exynos version will be available to UK and Europe while the Snapdragon version will be available in other markets

Samsung Galaxy S7 Display 

One thing that is interesting about smartphones is that they become easier to use when they have a bigger screens. Whether you are browsing the web, messaging, reading, writing (this is very possible) on your phone, having a smartphone with a wider screen will enhance all of these things.                    

Consequently, in order to enjoy these features, you have to put up with big phones and big phones can sometimes be a pain in the neck. They are clumsy to hold. They are easy to drop. They are difficult to use with one hand. 

But what if you could get a phone that comes with a bigger screen and could fit well in your pocket, stay comfortably in your hands and what if the same phone has a big battery that could power big display all day long? Would you be willing to buy? 

Well, you have good news. Samsung has been able to come up with a smartphone that could provide answer to these questions. 

The phone features the Super AMOLED display, which is very efficient. The AMOLED display also enables the S7 to display just about anything without the need for screen backlight. Another interesting feature on the phone is the Always On feature, which allows you to see the date, time, photo, announcement, just the way you like it. And Samsung has cleared the air by saying that this feature has a very minimal effect on the battery life. So in any event, you can view all your important information without having to wake your smartphone. 

To accompany the display on the Galaxy S7, Samsung added a 3,000 mAh battery under the hood. With this battery capacity, it is easy to go through the whole day without having to charge it. To give you more flexibility, Samsung added quick charge feature to the S7. What this can do for you is that when you charge for 10 minutes, you can get up to 5 hours of battery life. And you can expand the memory of the phone up to 200GB in the event that the 32GB that comes with the phone gets filled up. 

Design of the Galaxy S7 

Samsung galaxy S7

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is a watershed of the last year’s model. In fact, it is the first Android device to stand close to the iPhone in terms of performance, materials, design, and even camera quality. Samsung did not reinvent the wheel; rather it only refined what is already on ground. Samsung simply took what  is good in the S6, improved upon it and came up with something better. 


If you are a dedicated Android fan, you are welcome to a world where smartphones are released in quick successions. Every year, we witness so many smartphones on the Android platform that it is difficult to stay too long with one. 

The newest, and arguably the greatest of Samsung smartphones, Galaxy S7 and its sister Galaxy S7 edge, has just been released. With the Galaxy S7, you are getting a smartphone that is powerful and combines a number of interesting features like high build quality, great photographic powerhouse, and an unparalleled processing speed. This smartphone is versatile, and one of the best you can get your hands on. 

One of the features of this smartphone is the new autofocus system. It comes with phase detection system, which is faster and more effective in low lighting situations than the common contrast-detection systems. All of these are on paper though. The questions you would be asking is whether all these make the phone perform or not. According to testing that has been done with it, it really indeed perform. It has the capability to quickly focus on items in the dark and take snaps with detail and color. 

Not only does this smartphone excel in specs, it’s also a great phone to be held. It is gorgeous and a new breed in its own right. With the aluminum and glossy back and glass build, you have a premium looking smartphone. 


The newest flagship from Samsung has been developed in such a way that it can conveniently replace the regular point-and-shoot camera. In fact, the camera capability is so powerful that it can be said that the image quality will be some point and shoot cameras. 

Galaxy S7 camera

The Galaxy S7 can shoot 4K and hyperlapse video. It also has manual exposure controls. Because of the salient features on this smartphone, it is able to capture more detail, color, and light in a low light situation, better than the previous models. These features and others on this smartphone makes us to rethink how and where we use our smartphone to capture images. 

The Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with the f/1.7 aperture, which allows faster shutter speeds in the dark; thus leading to a better capture of shallow depth of field.  It features 12 MP, which is larger than the Galaxy S6 16 MP sensor. 

Water and dust resistance 

galaxy S7 water resistance

If you are clumsy around water, you will love this feature of the Galaxy S7. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is IP68 certified for water and dust. What this means is that you can take the phone up to 1.5m depth of water for about 30 minutes. This is one of the extra features to give you the edge when taking photos in the rain or when you smartphone mistakenly slip into the pool. 


If you were asked what phone you are going to buy based on the performance in a low light situation, you probably wouldn’t hesitate to name this phone. It has faster autofocus. It can also allow you to make calls while in the bathroom or in the pool. Whether it is battery life you are looking for or you are just obsessed with speed and smooth, quality display, the S7 will not fail to impress in any of these situations.