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jesse2383's review of the Samsung Galaxy S7

original version, submitted Apr 1, 2016, 11:29 PM:

DON'T BUY if you use your phone a lot! Battery life sucks

I have always been a Samsung fan. All my phones except one has been a Samsung. I will be selling this phone and buying an LG G5. I bought it 2 weeks ago and took a huge chance because I use my phone a lot and I always buy a second battery for my phones. The battery life was supposed to be incredible on this phone, so I took a chance. It isn't anywhere near what it's made out to be. With moderate use it barely lasts the whole day, and if I use it a lot in one day it goes dead. Absolutely unacceptable on Samsung's end. So long as there is another company out there that sells a phone with removable batteries, I will never buy another Samsung phone again if they continue to put non-removable batteries in their phones. You will regret it if you buy this phone unless you hardly ever use it, or if you are okay with staying a slave to your charger all day long. Now, don't get me wrong, it's a great phone. If you spend a lot of time at a desk where you can charge it easily, it's a great buy. I love Samsung, the camera's auto focus is amazing though the quality isn't incredible, easy and simplified user interface, fast processer, and I love the expandable memory. And my favorite part about it is the waterproof/dustproof feature. That's great peace of mind to have. But heed my warning about the battery life. It's just not worth it. Pros: Waterproof Expandable memory Fast processor Auto focus camera lighting fast Perfect size, not overly huge so you can fit it in your pocket and use one-handed. Great, crystal clear microphone, and pretty good speaker too. Cons: Battery life non removable battery fragile, easy to shatter glass, per most Samsung products. (My camera lens shattered in the period of 4 hours, and I have no idea how it shattered. I did not drop the phone that I can remember in that 4 hours. Luckily it is only a $40 fix for the lens, but if you shatter the screen you won't get off so cheap. That's a Samsung thing, not a galaxy s7 thing.)

edited Apr 8, 2016, 10:33 PM to the current version:

Pretty sweet phone

I've always loved Samsung. this will definitely be the phone to beat this year. It's not too huge so using it one handed is not an issue like it is with the ridiculously huge phones they're churning out these days, the waterproofing is huge peace of mind, and the processer is very fast. The phone looks stunning just by looking at it, I like the all glass design though I'm not a fan of how the glass on the back of the device is a fingerprint magnet. It still looks pretty sweet so long as you keep it clean though.
Though the 12mp camera isn't stunning, but the auto focus and low light performance make up for what it lacks in megapixels.
The battery life is definitely much better than its predecessors, but it is still a bit of a turnoff for me that there is no removable battery. That's probably my only real complaint about the phone, but I understand they probably can't make it waterproof without sealing the battery inside the phone, so I suppose it's worth it. It still lasts me a whole day with some to spare, even with as much as I use my phone...which is a lot.

Overall, I'm very impressed with this phone. Would recommend to anyone.

Pros:
Waterproof
Expandable memory
Fast processor
Auto focus camera lighting fast
Perfect size, not overly huge so you can fit it in your pocket and use one-handed.
Great, crystal clear microphone, and pretty good speaker too.
Enhanced battery life

Cons:
Non-removable battery
Camera isn't amazing (though the fast auto focus makes up for it).
Not a big screen, which is good for me, but if you're one who likes the huge screens like the LG V10, it's a pretty big step down.

 

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