Every year, Samsung releases a new generation of their flagship models. These flagship phones, at least during the time they are released, are quite good and people are always looking forward to the new model.
Today, we are going to talk about the newest flagship model from Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy S7.
There have been rumors that the Samsung Galaxy S7 is just a minor upgrade of the Samsung Galaxy S6. It should be aptly called as the Samsung Galaxy 6s because of that. But, did Samsung do any changes that would not warrant its 7th generation status? We will find out in this article.
For me, if you have already established a winning formula, you just want to improve on that. When the Samsung Galaxy S6 was released, it was deemed to be one of the best flagship mobile phones yet.
The S6 was a phone that has some quirks, though, and Samsung just wants to rectify all of those issues with their newest flagship phone.
In previous Samsung Galaxy phones, Samsung made the mistake of using only Plastic material to create their flagship models. Thankfully, since the release of the S6, the company changed its design philosophy and they’re now using more robust materials.
That is evident in the Samsung Galaxy S7. It’s made out of the same materials used in the Galaxy S6. It’s got an all-metal chassis with glass panels covering the front and back of the phone.
What I love about the overall design is that it looks seamless. Even the home button looks amazing with the design. They’ve removed the aluminum outer ring that usually covers the home button, which makes it ever more appealing to the overall look.
The Samsung Galaxy S7’s display sport the same size to that of its predecessor. It comes with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440p and a pixel density of a whopping 577ppi.
But, unlike the Galaxy S6, the Samsung Galaxy S7’s display is actually far more superior. Why is that? What is different went the current generation display compared to last year’s model?
Well, according to an independent Screen reviews, the Samsung Galaxy S7’s display actually has better contrast ratios and better brightness overall. In fact, the S7’s display is 24% better than the Galaxy S6. That is actually quite a good move by Samsung to incorporate a much better display.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 has 2 variants when it comes to specs: on the one hand, we’ve got an S7 that packs the Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor. On the other hand, we’ve got an S7 that packs the Exynos 8890 octa-core processor. Both of them are very powerful, so don’t get too discouraged if you do not get the octa-core variant.
The reasoning behind this move was that there are some mobile phone service providers that do not work well with the Exynos chip. Still, the performance is pretty snappy as it also comes with the Adreno 530 GPU and a hefty 4GB of RAM.
In today’s mobile phone battles, companies are looking to pack as many pixels in their phone’s cameras as possible. But, Samsung is taking on a new approach which is less is more.
That is evident with the Samsung Galaxy S7’s camera. The Galaxy S6 had a 16-megapixel rear snapper, but the S7 has 12-megapixels. Before you panic, though, there are some advantages to this.
First, since the megapixel count is smaller and the sensor size is still the same, it means that you get more pixels for the same sensor, allowing more light to pass through. This translates to better images even when you’ve captured photos in low light conditions.
The Samsung Galaxy S7, being a flagship mobile phone, also supports 4G LTE. Although the S7’s LTE capability is solid, I would still get a mobile phone signal booster just to be sure it doesn’t suffer low mobile phone signal reception.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is truly a step up from its predecessor and it’s arguably one of the best mobile phones yet.