Samsung Galaxy S7, analysis: is it as good as the edge version?

After analyzing the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge in-depth, today is the turn of the version flat, the Samsung Galaxy S7. As we could already see in its presentation, this model has full size, so they do not compete directly in this regard, as happened last year with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.

In essence, this Samsung Galaxy S7 is the same phone as the Galaxy S7 edge, saving the differences in size and screen type. We don’t have curved edges here, but a standard flat screen. Come on, that of a lifetime. Next, we will tell you everything you need to know about the latest smartphone Samsung, do not miss it!

Samsung Galaxy S7, features and technical specifications

In the Samsung Galaxy S7, the screen remains at 5.1 inches, an ideal size for many because it is neither too big nor too small. The South Korean firm has managed to make good use of the space – 72% of the front is a screen -, as we are used to, so the terminal barely exceeds 14 centimeters in height. Of course, the panel also features Super AMOLED technology and Quad HD resolution, which translates to no less than 577 pixels per inch.

Of course, we are facing a terminal premium in every way. That includes the finishes and construction materials, glass and aluminum, which offer the same quality as its brother with curved edges. Therefore, the sensations in hand are very similar, although this model is somewhat more comfortable to use, as it is more compact.

Samsung Galaxy S7 features and technical specifications

If we go inside, the chipset that gives it life is the Samsung Exynos 8 Octa 8890, a powerful octa-core accompanied by the Mali-T880 MP12 650 MHz graphic unit. It should be noted that there is also a model with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820, but the Exynos is the one we have reviewed and the primary model to be sold worldwide. Along with this chip, we have 4 GB of RAM with the most modern technology in mobile phones, LPDDR4, and UFS 2.0 memory of 32 or 64 GB for internal storage, with the possibility of expanding it via microSD.

In the photography section, we see an improved primary camera compared to the previous generation of Samsung Galaxy, thanks to a 12-megapixel sensor and a better focal aperture (f / 1.7). It incorporates Dual Pixel Sensor technology, optical image stabilizer, and dual flash LED. As for the front camera, we have a 5-megapixel sensor with the same aperture as its rear camera.

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The rest of the features are summarized in a state- software of-the-art, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with TouchWiz as the leading actor, all kinds of connectivity, although the FM radio is still missing as is customary in Samsung, and there is still no trace of the USB type- C, and a 3000 mAh battery, 600 less than in the Galaxy S6 edge. We must also consider extras such as resistance to water and dust (IP68), the fingerprint reader, or Always on Display, among other things.

Samsung Galaxy S7
Operating system Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow child Samsung TouchWiz
Screen 5.1-inch Super AMOLED with both curved sides and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection
Resolution Quad HD de 2560 x 1440 pixels (577 ppi)
SoC Samsung Exynos Octa 8890 (ARMv8-A, 14nm LPP)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (ARMv8-A, 14nm LPP)
CPU Samsung: 4 nĂșcleos Exynos M1 Mongoose a 2,6/2,3 GHz + 4 nĂșcleos ARM Cortex-A53 a 1,5 GHz (GTS)
Qualcomm: 2 Kryo nuclei at 2.15 GHz + 2 Kryo nuclei at 1.59 GHz
GPU Samsung: Mali-T880 MP12 a 650 MHz
Qualcomm: Adreno 530 a 624 MHz
Storage 32/64 GB UFS 2.0 expandable via microSD up to 128 GB
Cameras Main 12 megapixel with aperture f / 1.7, Dual Pixel Sensor technology, OIS, and dual-LED. 5 megapixel secondary with f / 1.7 aperture
Connectivity 4G LTE Cat.12/13, Wi-Fi doble banda, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS con A-GPS y GLONASS, Micro-USB 2.0, USB Host, jack de 3,5 mm
Battery 3000 mAh with fast charging and wireless charging
Endurance IP68
Others Fingerprint reader, heart rate reader, Always on Display, Samsung Pay, liquid cooling
Dimensions 142,4 x 69,6 x 7,9 mm
Weight 152 grams
Starting price 719 euros

Price and availability

The official price of the Samsung Galaxy S7 is 719 euros, but in stores such as Amazon or eBay, you can already get it for less than 700 euros and even for less than 600 imported.

Video analysis

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is the perfect phone if you are looking for something compact and, above all, a top-of-the-range with all the letters. Here we lose the curves of the S7 edge, but for the rest, they are two drops of water. So if you like the S7 edge but are not convinced by that feature or want a smaller phone, this is the perfect alternative. And on top of that, it won’t cost you that much.

Video analysis

Positive points

Camera: Without a doubt, this terminal is one of the most vital points. The entire photographic package, including rear and front camera and software, make it one of the best phones in this field, if not the best.

Performance: Simply spectacular, and everything moves with incredible ease.

Screen: The image quality is the best on the market, and in addition, the size is ideal for many users.

Bad points

FM Radio: A phone that has everything … except the FM radio. Is it so difficult for Samsung to incorporate it?

Slippery: We have noticed that it is trickier than the Samsung Galaxy S6. There is no problem with being a little careful, but it does not hurt to warn it.

Audio: It would not be harmful to give a little more prominence to the audio by placing the speaker in a place that helps it more, such as on the front.

What do you think of the Samsung Galaxy S7? Do you keep this one, the Galaxy S7 edge, or neither?

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