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Published on December 11th, 2017 | by Guest

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Samsung Galaxy S7 – Review Redo

Claiming anything to be “the best” in a field as subjective as smartphones is asking for trouble, especially in a year of great Android phone releases.

The year 2017 is almost ending. We have seen lots of amazing phones this year like the Galaxy S8, Note 8, Pixel 2, etc. Almost every phones have their unique identity apart from the display which is the same 18:9 aspect ratio.  Let’s move on to the topic.

So what if I decide to buy a phone from the past? My choice definitely would be the Galaxy S7.

Why? Let’s find out.

Before we start, let’s take a look at Flipkart for best buying options of S7. They are offering ₹25000 on exchange or ₹29000 to direct buy.

The Galaxy S line is known for their flagship level devices. Samsung made lots of mistakes in past with Galaxy devices. Like the S5 was the worst on my list.

Samsung launched the S7 in February 2016. I lovingly call this “The Fixer”. There is a reason behind to giving this name. We are well aware of the past Galaxy S series phone lineup. I fell in love with S4 which was launched in 2013. Back then, it was a futuristic phone. with support for touchscreen gestures. A year later, the S5 arrived and it bombed in the market.

In 2015, Samsung released their next flagship named the Galaxy S6. I was so excited to have my first hands-on experience. But I had already purchased the Note 4 launched 6 months before the S6.  The Note 4’s bigger battery, expandable micro-SD card slot and S5’s failure was enough to drive me away from the S series to the Note line-up.

And then something happened in 2016. Samsung launched the S7 and just by reading the specs on gsmarena.com, I was pretty surprised. Samsung had finally fixed everything after 2 years of failing.

Let’s talk about the specs.

This phone has 5.1” QHD super AMOLED display covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The AMOLED display has a new feature called always-on display. It keeps some pixels of the AMOLED display always turned on to show a round analog clock and notifications.

The processor was Samsung’s own Exynos 8890 which is an octa-core processor based on ARM cortex A-53 architecture. Gaming performance brilliant and almost every game was playable thanks to the
Mali-T880 MP12 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The 32/64GB onboard storage can be expanded by a hybrid micro-SD slot which replaces the second SIM when inserted.

The camera was fantastic. The S7 is equipped with a 12 MP rear camera having a f/1.7 aperture with OIS and LED flash. There is also a 5 MP front facing camera with same aperture.

Everything is perfect in phone. The battery too. This phone has a 3000 mAh battery with supporting Quick Charge 2.0 and wireless charging. But you have to look around in your drawer for an old micro USB cable if you forget your charger in the office.

This phone includes almost every sensor like fingerprint, gyroscope, accelerometer, proximity, compass and heart rate sensor.

The Galaxy S7 is also planned to get the Andriod Oreo update sometime in 2018.

If you need a good, pretty and powerful device from the near past then you should not forget about the S7.

 

About the author:

I’m Biplab Das, a technical writer, tech YouTuber, blogger, ICT tutor and a part time website developer. People say smartphones are boring these days, but I think everyone is beginning to take this wonderful technology marvel for granted. Please don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel MoboMotion.

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