The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are finally here, and as we go through all the details of both phones, it's worth laying down the basics: the simple spec sheet with all the things we need to know. We don't know all the minuscule specs here, but the bigger ones are covered. Feast your eyes on this spec sheet.
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|Category||Galaxy S7||Tablero Galaxy S7|
|Operating system||Android 6.0 melcocha||Android 6.0 melcocha|
|show||5.1 inches 2560 x 1440|
|5.5 inches 2560 x 1440|
dual border display
|Processor||Quad-core Snapdragon 820|
or Samsung Exynos 8 octa-core
|Quad-core Snapdragon 820|
or Samsung Exynos 8 octa-core
|Expandable||microSD up to 200GB||microSD up to 200GB|
|HIT||4 GB||4 GB|
|Rear camera||12MP f/1.7|
1.4 micron pixels
1.4 micron pixels
|camara frontal||5MP f/1.7||5MP f/1.7|
|connectivity||WiFi 802.11ac MIMO|
Bluetooth v4.2 LE
ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC
|WiFi 802.11ac MIMO|
Bluetooth v4.2 LE
ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC
wireless mouse pad
wireless mouse pad
|Battery||3000 mAh||3600 mAh|
|waterproof||IP68 rating||IP68 rating|
|Security||One-touch fingerprint sensor|
|One-touch fingerprint sensor|
|dimensions||142,4 x 69,6 x 7,9 mm||150,9 x 72,6 x 7,7 mm|
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It says fast charging but doesn't specify QC 3.0 Posted via Android Central App
They said QC 3.0 during the talk.
That f1. 7 will be great! Posted via LG H815
Yeah! Both front and rear. Also, don't forget it's 1.4 microns. Posted via Android Central app
5.5" para edge. Demasiado grande. Es por eso que pueden acomodar baterías más grandes. Publicado a través de la aplicación Android Central
So don't take advantage? I'm sure that's the point Posted via Android Central app
Change your identifier to obvious
Did they give a reason to stay with micro usb?
Because everyone has a micro USB cable lying around. Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
Your VR still requires a USB-type connection, so it's a good business decision.
To keep them compatible with the current Gear VR and they all have Micro Type B
Well it looks like my note4 will still be with me. I'm comparing it to the border variant because they seem to be relatively specified the same as notes. LONG LIVE THE NOTE4! Posted via Android Central app
I'm so sad I didn't buy one. I was going to, but saved 100 with a g3. The extra hundred was definitely worth it. Posted via Android Central app
Even here. The S7 Edge does not improve the qualities of the Note 4 much. We will have to wait and see. Maybe the Note 6 will be chosen. I almost bit into the LG V10 but I don't like that it has IPS LCD instead of AMOLED
Still stupid Samsung didn't go usb type c using a Nexus 6p usb type c is superior to micro usbPosted via Android Central app
Micro USB is everywhere. Type C doesn't. And look at all the problems people have with Type-C cables.
And think how much acceptance it would increase if the world's largest smartphone maker included it in its flagship. Posted via the Android Central app.
No arguing, but I don't think waiting another year to release this will hurt anyone.
Search "USB C Cable" on Amazon or Newegg, there are many cables available. I've had a lot of problems with micro USB cables, I doubt USB C is any worse.
Type c is not a necessity at the moment, wait for more to be adopted before changing everything. Posted via Android Central app
Can you explain why it is superior? Because now, non type c phones are usb 3.0 and samsung fast charging is much faster these days with current usb c cables.
From what I understand, people only want it because it's new. I'm only saying this because I haven't seen any sort of reason for the new connector yet other than not having to pay attention to which direction the connection is facing when you plug it in.
I agree, especially since it does not bring any benefit, except for an easier plugin. All current usb c phones are not even usb 3.0 and the latest fast charging on the s7 is faster compared to usb c phones right now. Also, Amazon has great micro USB cables for sale with a fast charging adapter. Not to mention, you can now turn off fast charging on your s7 if you want to prevent battery heating, which Qualcomm has admitted that fast charging will decrease battery life.
It is the future. Why postpone the inevitable?
Yes, it is the future. But I prefer a product that offers the best options than a new one. Currently the micro usb is faster in charging and lower cost. Once they get the cable certified right, things should change.
Is IR Blaster officially dead on phones now? I love the remote capabilities of my phone. All of my TVs at home (and at work and at church) controlled with a single remote, which I always have with me, is a spec that will weigh on my next cell phone purchase.
That is dead, like exploded dead. I don't know why this was never caught on, it seemed very useful and not that hard to implement.
I loved it on my M7 and M8. I had everything from my TV to my air conditioner. It wasn't a problem for me in my usage patterns, but boy was it fun to turn off the tv in restaurants when people were talking really loud ;)
I feel the same. It seems like a small feature, but it's probably the only feature on my s6 that I use every day. I use it for almost all the electronics in my house. And now that I know the s7 won't have it, I think I'll switch to the g5
Same with me. I use it every day, always the IR Blaster. I'll keep my Note4 and wait for the Note6 or switch to the G5...
Android Pit claims there is a small IR port at the top https://www.androidpit.com/samsung-galaxy-s7-edge-review
This is definitely a microphone, not an IR blaster
No, it's definitely an IR blaster
"At the top there is a slot for microSD and nano SIM, the phone's memory can be expanded up to 200 GB via microSD. At the top of the phone there is an infrared port that has a more discreet design than the S6" .
It seems that the newly released LG G5 even has IR! I'm not so sure about HTC. Also, Xiaomi seems to be releasing phones with IR
About the missing IR emitter, I have a solution for that. It is a Kickstarter campaign that will be launched soon. We will also support the S7, and then you will have IR blaster on the S7. So you will enjoy the wonderful S7 and still have IR on your smartphone. Check it here:
LG v10 and the new G5 have. I switch from Samsung :(
As I said, in four months there will be no problem for this:
There are no details about the processor.
Yes, that's interesting. I have seen two sites that say it is octa Exynos or octa Snapdragon. And in press releases and benchmarks, the 820 has 4 cores. So it would probably be 652. If that's the case, interesting move. I'm not sure what the G5 has. I wonder if production of the 820 is limited right now? Posted via Android Central app
New Exonys chip or the 820. Why would they use a mid-range chip that is the 652? It has already been said that it will be the 820. Posted by the Android Central App on my Frost Nexus 6P
It has long been known that the Snapdragon 820 is back in a 4-core design. I'm not sure what direction Samsung has taken with its Series 8 Exnyos. All I know is that the 7-series Exynos had the best performance of the octa core chips, without any of the throttling issues the 810 had.
As great as these specs are, I can't go back to making touchwiz. Following the style of AOSP Roms like Moto, Nexus and One Plus. After S5, N4, S6edge, Note5, I'm done. And exynos processes have no possibility to customize Roms. My 64 GB Bamboo 1+2 meets my needs and is future-proof. Posted via Android Central app
LolPosted via Android Central App
It's a shame Google doesn't offer a Launcher based on their stock Android... Posted on Android Central App
In fact, I think you can download Google's stock launcher and use it as an alternative launcher (just like Nova or Apex). There are also some people who like the default Google keyboard.
Sarcasm man... Look at him. Unless you were being sarcastic too... Lol
However, third party launchers do not remove all touchwiz. Still lurks I. The bottom. It would be nice if Google had a built-in "Clean to Vanilla" feature that all OEMs would have to support.
The edge has my vote with this battery. That's all I can say about it. Posted via Android Central app
That battery must be amazing. Posted via Android Central app
Jesus, micro usb in 2016. Not a flagship then. Posted on my Nokia 3210.
Right, because usb-c is in the headlines right now... Well I guess so, despite all the cheap burning cables.
Do some research on usb c before you speak. Posted via Android Central app
I'm pleased with the Galaxy S7 because it shows what I'll get with my Note 6 later this year. Still, the battery should have been increased to at least 3200 mAh. Let's hope the rear camera drop to 12MP works as rumored. Adegbenro Agoro. Galactic Note 4.
It would be nice if it could come with dual speakers for better sound. I personally love listening to music and watching movies on my phone. I'm just saying... dual speakers would be a great idea.
In fact, I hope this phone starts a new trend. The tendency to forgo the race for the world's thinnest phone, and actually sacrifice some of that for a better battery. Samsung did it. That's why they earned a lot of respect from me.
I can't wait to have it. I would stick with my S6 if it wasn't for the bad battery. I'm going with Edge this time.
No matter how you look at it, not using USB C was a mistake. Slow down the eventual transition to USB C.
Your VR still requires a USB-type connection, so it's a good business decision. And if you actually watched the keynote, you'd understand that Samsung has big plans with 360 video and VR.
Why not make 360 video and virtual reality use USB C too?
What bothers me the most is the bad processor, why rewind. My S6 has a better processor than the S7 that just came out in the US. Why don't they give us the option of which variant to use? Most would probably choose exynos. It's about relationships (money). Posted via Android Central app
I don't think there is much difference between the 2 variants as both are now made by Samsung anyway... both will be faster than the s6 as well.
Knox, in series?
I can't wait for the Google Play edition. Google Nexus 6P
Well, I'm disappointed but hopeful for the Note 6.
I plan to stick with Nexus from now on, but it's great to see the big battery and IP68.
So MHL/Slimport is totally dead. No one uses HDMI from their devices anymore? Posted via Android Central app
They need to do this so we can use the remote on the Galaxy S7!
Update the remote again
A good fix for the missing IR blaster on the S7: Eyekickstarter.com Please check it out. We don't have ad money like the rest of us. We only have you.
Unfortunately, the new Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, the new Galaxy S5 Neo and Note 5 do not have IR blaster.
I expect future models to go back to emitting infrared (IR).
This year the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is actually a bigger device than the Galaxy S7, but not by as much as you might think. It's slightly taller and wider, and it's a mere 5g heavier. However, the Galaxy S7 is actually 2mm thicker. Clearly, the biggest difference between the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are those curvy sides.Is S7 Edge worth buying in 2022? ›
It probably isn't a good idea to purchase a Galaxy S7 in 2022. To start, the device no longer supports software updates. While this may seem unimportant, it's a big deal when you want to install applications, or you have software problems. The hardware may still work fine.How many versions of S7 are there? ›
All three models (S7, S7 Edge & S7 Active) have larger batteries in comparison to the S6, with 3000 mAh, 3600 mAh & 4000 mAh capacity respectively and support for AirFuel Inductive (formerly PMA) and Qi wireless charging standards; however, the S7 does use MicroUSB charging.What should I replace my Samsung S7 with? ›
- Galaxy S23.
- Galaxy S8.
- Galaxy S7 edge.
- Galaxy A53 5G.
- Galaxy S6.
- Galaxy S22 5G.
- Galaxy S10.
- Galaxy S23 Ultra.
But the Galaxy S7 Edge is current state-of-the-art. It's the best-crafted, most powerful smartphone on the market, with the biggest battery, and the most cutting-edge components you can get. That's enough to make it our Editors' Choice.