There we go. The most awaited device of the year is finally out. Samsung just released its latest flagship offerings, the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. Some of the most loved Galaxy features, which were ditched with the S6, are back. So without further ado let’s take a quick look at what Samsung has to offer.
Design wise, not much has changed. The S7 pretty much looks similar to its predecessor S6. Minimal changes include a thinner camera bump to just .46mm and a slight curve in the back. Both these changes are welcome changes as the slight curve does help in single handed usage. Apart from these changes, both the devices have an aluminium body with glass on front and back.
Moving on to specs, both these devices house either Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 or Exynos processor, depending on the market. Both are powered by 4 gigs of RAM.
The S7 sports a 5.1 inch SuperAMOLED QuadHD display and the S7 Edge sports the same display, just bigger in size i.e. 5.5 inch. Both the S7 and S7 edge feature an always on display similar to the LG G5 which will display the time and notifications without hampering much juice.
Both the devices come with 32GB of on-board storage which are expandable upto 200GB. Yes, SD card slot is back. Kudos Samsung.
Both the devices are water resistant too. Both come with an IP68 certification.
Another aspect where the Galaxy S6 nose-dived was its battery. Samsung may turn things around this time around as the S7 comes with a 3000mAh battery and the S7 edge comes with a 3600mAh battery. Again, kudos Samsung.
Both the devices pack 12Mp rear shooters with OIS and much bigger pixels that will render brighter and sharper low light images. But we will have to wait to find out how real life performance is.
Coming to the software, both will run a heavily customized version of Android Marshmallow out of the box. While Touchwiz has come a long way from its leggy history, it’s still not our pick when it comes to OS or skins for that matter.
To sum up, Samsung has really listened to what the users wanted from their flagship offerings. All the changes we see were major shortcomings of its predecessor. But do we finally have the perfect smartphone? It’s too soon to answer that. For now, the S7 is as close as it gets. Let us know how you feel in the comments section.