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mushijima's review of the Samsung Galaxy S7

original version, submitted Mar 29, 2016, 5:17 PM:

First Impressions of Samsung Galaxy S7

I upgraded from my S4 to the S7 this week. Here's the details: Build & Quality -First off this is very well crafted cell phone - there's plenty to like - Metal and glass feels very high quality (not a big fan of back plate glass due to the risk of breaking). The glass is curved on both the front and back and the ports are solid. No hard edges. Lightweight, skinnier than 4S I had prior, so it's easier to hold. Waterproof - awesome! - Accessories - All of the accessories are in white, wish they would make accessories to match the phone. Also the new earbuds on this generation phone are very uncomfortable compared to the earbuds they used on the 3/4/5 series phones. I knocked them down on this due to the discomfort. - SD Card support added back in, works great Performance - Screen is awesome - QuadHD is absolutely stunning, higher PPI than any phone I've used to date. - Android 6.x is fast the Qualcomm 820 processor is wicked fast. Checking email, browsing web, running 20-30 apps, no speed issues on anything -Camera is very high quality and fast. Focusing is almost instantaneous, action shots and dark photos are much better now. -Reception, so far so good, I'm getting better reception because of support of 700mhz band in my area (Which goes through walls now) -Sound - Speaker phone is good for a cell phone and the volume was good on earpiece and headset -Fingerprint scanner - Awesome, fast and easy to setup Comments -Touchwiz / Flipboard add-on is questionable - prefer Google Now -Phone gets hot when charging using fast charger -Some Apps need to be adjusted for screen (Google Play music) to provide more UI space between scroll bars and buttons on screen - though not a Phone issue - Google can you guys fix the Caller ID phone bug that occurs when you have Business #s or Conference Bridges with extended extensions that get assigned a random person's name - This has been an issue since Android 1.x

edited Mar 29, 2016, 5:19 PM to the current version:

First Impressions of Samsung Galaxy S7

I upgraded from my S4 to the S7 this week.

Here's the details:

Build & Quality
-First off this is very well crafted cell phone - there's plenty to like - Metal and glass feels very high quality (not a big fan of back plate glass due to the risk of breaking). The glass is curved on both the front and back and the ports are solid. No hard edges. Lightweight, skinnier than 4S I had prior, so it's easier to hold. Waterproof - awesome!

- Accessories - All of the accessories are in white, wish they would make accessories to match the phone. Also the new earbuds on this generation phone are very uncomfortable compared to the earbuds they used on the 3/4/5 series phones. I knocked them down on this due to the discomfort.
- SD Card support added back in, works great

Performance
- Screen is awesome - QuadHD is absolutely stunning, higher PPI than any phone I've used to date.
- Android 6.x is fast; the Qualcomm 820 processor is wicked fast. Checking email, browsing web, running 20-30 apps, no speed issues on anything
-Camera is very high quality and fast. Focusing is almost instantaneous, action shots and dark photos are much better now.
-Reception, so far so good, I'm getting better reception because of support of 700mhz band in my area (Which goes through walls now)
-Sound - Speaker phone is good for a cell phone and the volume was good on earpiece and headset
-Fingerprint scanner - Awesome, fast and easy to setup

Comments
-Touchwiz / Flipboard add-on is questionable - prefer Google Now
-Phone gets hot when charging using fast charger
-Some Apps need to be adjusted for screen (Google Play music) to provide more UI space between scroll bars and buttons on screen

- though not a Phone issue - Google can you guys fix the Caller ID phone bug that occurs when you have Business #s or Conference Bridges with extended extensions that get assigned a random person's name - This has been an issue since Android 1.x

 

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