Is it possible that the “best mobile phone of 2016” has already emerged, even if we still have like 8 months to go before the conclusion of this year? This is exactly how the Samsung Galaxy S7 is being hyped at the moment. Given the great reviews of the S6, it is realistic to expect that the S7 will be equally awesome at the very least. How good is this phone going to be? More importantly, is this the phone that will give you everything that you need? You’ll find out the answers to that and more in this review.
At first glance, it will seem like there’s no significant difference between the looks of the Galaxy S7 and the S6. This can be considered as a good thing, because almost everyone will say that the build quality of the S6 is a huge step forward for the flagship phone series of Samsung. The dimensions are virtually similar between the two phones. However, for the S7, the SIM tray is now located at the top. The home button is also slightly squared off, and the camera is now fits flush within the frame. Perhaps just as interesting is the fact that the S7 also has waterproofing.
The specs of the Samsung Galaxy S7 are not all that far off from the S6. It has the same 5.1 inch (with 1440 x 2560 resolution) screen and a micro SD card slot that can accommodate at least 32GB. While the camera is downgraded from a 16MP to a 12MP unit, the sensor has been rebuilt for better picture quality, especially at low-light settings. Perhaps the biggest improvement in the specs is the upgrading of the RAM from 3GB to 4GB. Another major improvement is the installation of a bigger battery. By raising the battery capacity from 2500 mAh to 3000 mAh, you can realistically expect longer battery life from the S7, at least compared to the S6. This device also supports wireless charging.
So how does the S7 stack in terms of performance? When compared to the S6, the improvements should be very noticeable immediately. The upgrades on the camera, specifically with its auto-focus and low-light functions, make it a more balanced performer even with the reduction of pixels. The increase in RAM allows faster processing speeds, which can prove handy as next generation apps start to emerge. The increase in battery life is a timely response, especially to those who believe that the battery of the S6 was too weak. The updates may seem minor for some, but I do appreciate those changes as they truly made the Galaxy phone better.
While the Samsung Galaxy S7 may not be too different from the Galaxy S6, it still has unique and impressive features. The S7 is basically a more polished version of the S6: maintaining all of its best features while improving some of its bad ones. The changes and revisions are not all that radical, but I will take it. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for the latest top-of-the-line mobile phone for this year.