Samsung Galaxy S7

With the Samsung Galaxy S7, the company looked to continue its domination of the Android market. Samsung is known for combining great hardware with even better specs, while also providing a camera capable of taking on every device, including Apple’s iPhone.

Some were expecting to see an all-new design with the Galaxy S7, however, Samsung played it safe and offered minor refinements. Back was the glass front and back with the metal frame and the iconic home button surrounded by capacitive touch buttons.

The S7 features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display, while being powered by either the Snapdragon 820 or the Exynos 8890, depending on which market you reside. Other specs include 4GB of RAM along with 32GB of base storage with a microSD card slot.

As for those cameras, the front-facing sensor comes in at 5MP, while the rear camera features a dual-pixel 12MP sensor. This had some worried about what Samsung was doing as the resolution was lower than that of its predecessor, but the Galaxy S7 performed better than many expected.

Other key features include IP68 water and dust resistance, to go along with Samsung’s fast wireless charging capabilities.

Specs

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, octa-core (4 x 2.3GHz + 4 x 1.6GHz)
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 32GB base, expandable through microSD (256GB max)
  • Display: 5.1-inch, AMOLED, 2560 x 1440p (577 PPI)
  • Battery: 3000mAh non-removable
  • Camera: 12MP, f/1.7 main camera, 5MP f/1.7 font-facing camera
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Dimensions: 5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches
  • Weight: 152 g
  • Other key features: IP68 certified, Bluetooth 4.2, Fast Charging (QuickCharge 2.0), Wireless Charging, Fast Wireless Charging

Portrait Mode could be coming to the Galaxy S8 with future software update

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ owners who are jealous of the Galaxy Note 8’s Portrait Mode (called...

This battery case for the Samsung Galaxy S8 also adds a 360-degree camera

These days, smartphone cases often incorporate additional features and capabilities in a bid to make...

Samsung Galaxy devices become more secure thanks to BlackBerry

BlackBerry teamed up with Samsung more than three years ago for the SecuSUITE for Knox...

Galaxy Note 9 could feature under-display optical fingerprint sensor, analyst claims

The Galaxy Note 8 is new to the market, being announced under two months ago,...

The best Android phones at T-Mobile (October 2017)

Time for a new phone from T-Mobile? Here's the best of what's available right now.

The best Android phones at Sprint (October 2017)

Here are the best phones available from Sprint as you head back to school.

The best Android phones at AT&T (October 2017)

Let us help you pick from the best phones at AT&T in one of the hottest months of the year.

The best Android phones at Verizon (October 2017)

What are the best phones to purchase at Verizon this month? Take a look!

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ units on all major US carriers affected by missing texts issue

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ users in the US have taken to the forums...

Samsung Pay begins to get Android Oreo support on Galaxy S8

Samsung has a beta program for Android Oreo on the Galaxy S8 allowing select users...