Samsung Galaxy S6 was a great phone, but it was stripped by some important features and unfortunately you can see that especially when you compare it with the new Samsung Galaxy S7 on Android Marshmallow OS. The new device tends to offer a similar set of specs when it comes to the previous one, but it does integrate some much needed stuff like the S6 forgot.
It basically integrates a microSD card that was indeed a much needed feature, but at the same time the device is also water resistant, with this feature being more powerful in the past.
The processor is better this time around but the overall RAM remains roughly the same and the display doesn’t really get that much of an upgrade either, not that it really needed one to begin with.
The battery life is improved mainly thanks to the better battery capacity and it seems that managing the battery is also better thanks to the new OS function and default Marshmallow integration. This is surely a great benefit for the device and it does pay off.
Depending on the region you get 32 or 64GB of storage, which is not bad considering that the device does a really good job in adding in extra memory support via the SD card expansion, you can get up to 200 GB more if you need to.
The 12 MP camera is definitely not an improvement but it does offer a good set of visuals and a really neat experience as a whole which is what matters the most. The display is always one, and it does integrate calendar, images and time on the lock screen which many people will like and for them it will actually come in handy.
It’s also nice to see that this time around you get some dedicated gaming tools that allow you to record sessions and screenshots without a problem, something that does make the experience very fun to go through and truly interesting.
It’s important to note that despite having a less performant camera, the device does a really good job in integrating some new camera tricks. You have motion focus, motion panorama as well as an instant autofocus that makes the entire way to capture images simpler and more refined.
Considering the specs and all the other stuff that this phone is bringing, you do get quite the value here. Sure, things could be better on the spec side, but the innovations are allowing Samsung to move forward. I think that both Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Edge counterpart could do better, considering that the competition is already offering a modular experience for example, but this is a good focus on the right path. How it will work and how well, we just have to wait and see!
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