Samsung Galaxy S7 review
This is the phone to beat
The Good / Polished outline. Great camera. Long battery life. microSD stockpiling space and water-safe (once more!).
The Bad / Annoyingly intelligent. Smirch magnet. Plastic-looking selfies even with no channel. No removable battery, which isn’t astonishing, yet is as yet a trade off contrasted with 2014’s S5.
The Bottom Line / The quick, great, delightful Galaxy S7 telephone is 2016’s overall telephone to beat.
Editors’ note (March 28, 2017): Samsung has disclosed the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, the subsequent meet-ups to 2016’s magnificent Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Estimated at $750 (£689 and AU$1,199), the Galaxy S8 highlights a delightfully bended 5.8-inch screen with a ultra-tight bezel; facial acknowledgment as an elective method to open the telephone; and Samsung’s early Bixby voice collaborator.
Samsung has organized an eight-point battery test on its new telephones with an end goal to promise clients that it has tended to the issues that tormented its detonating Note 7 a year ago. To perceive how the Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge stack up against their ancestors, look at CR’s one next to the other examination.
A definitive method to test another telephone? Travel with it. When you’re seeing sights and losing yourself to the occasion, there’s no space to endure a poor camera or carriage programming, moderate speed or short battery life. In the event that there’s a blemish, you’ll see it.
So I tried the Samsung Galaxy S7 in London and Berlin, while associates additionally took it for a turn in San Francisco and Sydney. What’s more, guess what? It did extraordinary. Superior to incredible. Indeed, the S7 was a great telephone that never broke under the weight of being the main way I take pictures and explore totally new territory, all while keeping battery life going amid long outings.
Straight up: the Galaxy S7 is the best all-around telephone out today. It’s better than the fantastic Google Nexus 6P, Apple iPhone 6S, LG G5 and HTC 10. Indeed, the main telephone that outperforms it is its own particular friendly twin, the bigger, stunning screen S7 Edge, which is in fact my best pick – however just in case you’re willing to go overboard. Without a doubt, there are some conceivably commendable opponents out into the great beyond – the iPhone 7, the following Nexus show, and the Galaxy Note 6. Be that as it may, none of them will probably be available for a considerable length of time to come. In this way, for the time being, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge remain the best telephones cash can purchase.
This is what I found (alongside individual S7-analyzers) while utilizing the S7 around Europe. You can likewise look to the end for a specs examination graph.
Editors’ note: This survey was initially posted on March 8, 2016 and keep going refreshed on April 16, 2016.
Ideal for pockets, however smudgy as hellfire
I started my testing on London’s swarmed, bagpipe-decorated scaffolds and boulevards. Since I always crushed the S7 into my pants and coat pockets just to recover it again for a climate check, photograph, computerized installment or to explore around, its receptive size was a greatly improved fit for me than a bigger telephone. “Medium” by the present bonkers benchmarks, it has a 5.1-inch screen.
All through this constant dealing with, the S7’s bended back and sides made it agreeable to hold, and the one time I dropped it didn’t scratch or break. That was just a couple of feet off the floor inside a bar, mind you – I’m certain it’d maintain more harm on the off chance that it had banged onto asphalt.
I spent a decent, long time gazing at the S7. That bend back plan I said and some extremely slight adjusting on the edges around the show are damn decent, giving the telephone a much more luxury and shaped appearance than most, including a year ago’s ramrod-straight Galaxy S6. Truth be told, take a gander at the subtle elements and you can see that this S7 is fabricated superior to anything past Galaxy telephones.
One drawback to the S7’s sparkly metal-and-glass backing is that smircesh heap up on smears, leaving a semi-lasting sheen of finger oil everywhere on your costly property. It’s gross, and an agony to continually perfect, which dependably flops in any case. Be that as it may, similar to every single delightful telephone, you’re bound to slap a case on it at any rate, so it’s very nearly a debatable issue – just not a reason.
I took a boatload of photographs in London while testing the telephone, yet when my sister and I went to Berlin for the end of the week, serious trouble come to the surface. Each baked good and pretzel, forcing gallery, smooth waterway crossing; each eminent kebab and lip-smacking lager turned into an open door for devoted documentation.