The Galaxy S7 still wowed the crowd despite the leaked images. Not much in terms of secrets was spared. But despite all that, Samsung came out with one heck of a device.
Let’s take a quick hands-on review of the Galaxy S7. Before we proceed any further, lets review the specs.
Samsung Galaxy S7 key specs:
- 5.1 inch Quad HD sAMOLED; Always On Display
- 64 bit Octa Core Processor (2.3GHz Quad + 1.6GHz Quad)
- 4GB RAM / 32GB storage +microSD up to 200GB
- 12MP Dual Pixel Main Camera with f/1.7 aperture, Smart OIS
- 5MP Front Camera with f/1.7 aperture
- Dual SIM (one SIM tray doubles as microSD card slot)
- LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO
- Bluetooth v 4.2 LE, NFC
- Fingerprint scanner
- IP68 water and dust resistance
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
- 3,000mAh Non-removable battery with Wireless Charging
- Dimensions: 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm, 152g
- Color: Black, Gold
The 5.1-inch Galaxy S7 uses a combination of 3D glass and metal to create a beautiful and smooth-looking smartphone.
The Quad HD Super AMOLED display used on the Galaxy S7 is very bright and sharp. Samsung PH mentioned that it would be brighter than the S6.
From the front, the Galaxy S7 looks identical to the Galaxy S6. The back panel is curved on the edges, giving it a sleek appearance and making it easier to grip and hold. And the camera is flatter as well. It is still protruding, but not as severe are the S6.
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The Galaxy S7 feels very good in the hand, very premium. The build quality is solid and you can really feel how well made this device is.
The UI and handling of the smartphone has also improved compared with its predecessor. The Galaxy S7 is faster and snappier, with excellent touch response. The TouchWiz launcher is surprisingly smoother and more responsive, something I am expecting when the Marshmallow update for the S6 arrives in the country.
And speaking of Marshmallows, the Galaxy S7 runs on Android 6.0.1. You can see the influence of Material design all throughout the device — particularly in the quick settings (its white and not as bad as it looks), notification panel and the icons.
AnTuTu Benchmark v6.0.1
We ran AnTuTu Benchmark v6.0.1 on the Galaxy S7 and was surprised by the result. The Galaxy S7 got a score of 129,450 points, making it (at the time of writing) one of the highest scoring Android devices so far.
Well, that’s it for our quick hands-on review of the Samsung Galaxy S7. It will have an SRP of P34,990. If you like what you see, head on to Samsung Experience Stores on March 4 to 16. You can touch, prod and poke the device there. For more information, you may visit www.samsung.com/ph.
I’ll post a deeper review in the coming weeks so stay tuned.
Pre-Order with Smart
The Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge is also up for pre-order with Smart. If you want to be one of the first to get either phones, you may visit smrt.ph/galaxys7.