Last year, Samsung finally brought the Android neck-and-neck with the iPhone when they released the revolutionary Galaxy S6 models. Cased entirely in glass and metal with improved camera quality, performance and applications, it raised the bar for Androids. So when it came to designing the S7 models, there was little need for improvement, just a few tweaks. With the release of the new models, which are already smashing previous sales records, everybody wants to know… What’s new on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge?
Well, all the best features of the previous models are still here. The huge screens are flaunted by Quad HD resolution and the unit is protected by a pebbly-smooth glass and metal casing. Those amended original features are tuned up and more impressive than ever.
The formerly amazing battery capacity of 2250 mAh is blown out of the water by the new 3600 mAh capacity, offering longer life and more use than ever. The camera now has improved low-light quality and 12MP dual pixel sensor for quick, sharp focus, as well as motion panorama and motion photo features.
The innovative curved screen, which is a whopping 5.5 inches on the S7 Edge, is one of the greatest features of the S7 models. And now there are even more ways than before to make the most of it, with a new Game Control Centre, and gameplay recording attribute, all backed up by a super-powerful processor which makes for the most vivid and realistic gaming yet.
Quite possibly the most useful new addition to the Galaxy models is the dust and water resistance. Is there anybody who hasn’t had a phone’s speakers clogged up with dust, or dropped the thing in a puddle or down the toilet? It’s a very common occurrence. So Samsung encased the latest models in seamless glass and metal which completely seals off the innards of the phone, protecting it from the elements, without compromising the accessibility of the jacks. The S7 and S7 Edge boast water resistance up to 1.5 metres or 30 minutes, supported by the standard Gorilla Glass. You are going to have a seriously hard time wrecking the new model!
And to top it all off, a little something borrowed from the simpler times: removable memory card. With phones being used for a lot more than making calls nowadays, you may have greater expectations of your phone, and now have the option of easily replacing the SD card with a larger capacity. It’s a simple, but brilliant quality.
Cosmetically, the new S7 and S7 Edge is beautiful and comfortable and available in black and gold. The snazziest models can be awkward to hold, manoeuvre and store, especially those with big screens, but these are smoothly curved on the back and front, making for a nice smooth look and easy, comfortable handling. Samsung have done a great job with refining a good product and turning it into a great one. The new features of the S7 and S7 Edge really make them one of the top models on the market.