Samsung Galaxy S7: The Next Flagship From Samsung Under 50K
With cutting-edge technology and a desire to grow, Samsung has been winning hearts since 1938. The company delivered breakthrough performance last year with Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, and is now doing the same thing with the all new Galaxy S7 and its dual-edged variant. Taking a dig against iPhone 6S and LG G5, Samsung unleashed its much awaited flagship of the year at MWC 2016 trade show. The new device looks very similar to Galaxy S6, but as per Samsung, it’s much improved and stands on the foundation created by Galaxy S6 last year.
Anyways, the Galaxy S7 is set to hit the Indian market, and is currently up for grabs via Flipkart.com at a tempting price bracket of Rs. 48,900. For iPhone freaks, this is a much better deal than the hefty iPhone 6s that offers nothing but a set of basic specs with high brand value. On the other side, here’s what Samsung’s next flagship has on offer for you!
An impressive design but nothing new:
The Galaxy S6 was a big surprise for smartphone freaks but Galaxy S7 is not. The device delivers breakthrough performance with its top-notch hardware but as far as design is concerned, it is more or less identical to Galaxy S6. Unlike what HTC and LG have been doing, Samsung sticks to a particular pattern for bringing design upgrades. Frankly, that hardly bothers any of us. The Galaxy S6 was one of the best crafted phones, so does Galaxy S7 is!
The front and back of Galaxy S7 bears Gorilla Glass 4 with a sassy metal rim in between. It boasts a clean look from all angles, fits nicely in one hand, and incorporates volume and power button on the sides. The back panel is free from design tweaks and flaunts a nice look with just Samsung logo in the centre. It is also worth noting that Samsung has increased the curve on the sides, so that the user finds it easy to lift the phone from a flat surface. Apart from this, the overall profile of Galaxy S7 looks similar to S6. The phone incorporates a fingerprint scanner on the elongated home-button and also includes iP68 certification for dust and waterproofing.
A very crisp and vibrant display:
The display equipped with Galaxy S7 is really sharp and vibrant. It is the same 5.1-inch Super AMOLED 1440p panel that comes with Galaxy S6, and offers a nice visual experience in all environments. It performs much better than other flagships with deeper blacks and perfect viewing angles, and is definitely one of the best display panels for watching movies and playing games, at home or on-the-go!
But that’s not it, Samsung has also added a new feature of “Always-on” display with Galaxy S7. This is the same thing that LG G5 has on offer, some specific portion of the display lights up to show various elements such as, date, time, and basic notifications. According to Samsung, it won’t drain out all your juice and will offer a nice-user experience with regular updates right on your screen.
Hardware and Performance
On the hardware side, Samsung has given a major upgrade by opting for both Snapdragon and Exynos chipsets. In some regions, Galaxy S7 will feature the latest Snapdragon 820 SoC, while in others, it will continue with the proprietary Exynos 8890 octa-core chipset (2.3 GHz + 1.6 GHz) with a whopping 4GB RAM and 32GB built-in-storage. In India, following the massive success of Galaxy S6, Samsung has launched the Exynos 8890 powered variant of Galaxy S7 with a bunch of added accessories.
It is also worth noting that Samsung has removed the flaws of Galaxy S6 with S7. This time, the handset not only includes 32 gigs of inbuilt storage, but also bears a hybrid SIM card slot which can be used as a microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 200GB. On whole, the device offers an ideal package for heavy users with top-notch innards and a well-optimized software. It runs handles multi-tasking with perfection and creates an ideal ecosystem for seamless work and play.
With focus on ease of use, Samsung offers Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the box with TouchWiz skin on the top. The interface of this handset runs smoothly without any lags and incorporates a slew of customizations in the settings menu. It’s far better than other kids on the block and gives a nice user-experience with drop-down shortcuts and other functions that you get only with TouchWiz. If needed, you can also switch to Google launcher to explore the latest of Google with Samsung’s features, but the fact is, there’s nothing in the default launcher that lets you down. The performance is snappy and you can also use the latest function of Game Tools, which can be used to record your game, by locking the physical buttons.
Samsung has given a major upgrade to the already-to-impressive camera of Galaxy S6. The pixel count on the rear camera has been reduced to 12-megapixels, but this time, we’ve got 56% bigger pixels and an f/1.7 aperture, which allows more light into the sensor and delivers sharp and vibrant images, even in low-light environments. It stands out in the category and includes smart OIS feature which adds further quality into the images and does not affects the auto-focus speed, as well. The front-facing camera of Galaxy S7 has also been improved with an f/1.7 aperture. It features the same 5-megapixel sensor, but performs more effectively in low-light conditions.
To support a quad-HD display with high-end hardware, Samsung has upgraded the battery of Samsung Galaxy S7 to 3000 mAh. It was the most needed upgrade, as according to many, the 2550 mAh battery of Galaxy S6 was not at par with other flagships in the game. However, Samsung has sorted all those issues, and has given a bigger battery with advanced power saving modes and fast charging capabilities.
Though it’s too early to make a final call, the Galaxy S7 looks like a nice upgrade for S6. The device makes a strong impression in the high-end market, and has created a big buzz, especially with its phenomenal camera performance, waterproofing, and top-notch hardware under the hood!