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The new camera and waterproofing are the leading reasons 'for' among potential Galaxy S7 buyers

The new camera and waterproofing are the leading reasons 'for' among potential Galaxy S7 buyers
If you are in the market for a new, high-end smartphone, it'd be hard to gloss over Samsung's Galaxy S7. Having just hit the streets, Samsung's flagship is certainly one hot commodity. In many ways, it's a better, meaner Galaxy S6. We ought to know, seeing as we've been spending a lot of quality one-on-one with it.

There are quite a few things to like about the S7. It's got a more ergonomic curvature at the back, it's dust- and water-resistant, it accepts microSD cards, and it features an entirely new camera. There's also a larger battery on board, a better processor, and a new Always On display feature for keeping track of the time and incoming notifications without having to wake up the phone at all. And that's just to name a few.

But if you were to buy the Galaxy S7, what would your number one reason be? That's what we asked you yesterday, and as you gleaned from the tittle, most of our participants are excited about the new camera (23%) and the waterproofing bit (22%). Despite Samsung touting the Always On feature of the S7 as much as possible, very few participants consider it a big enough extra to drop several hundred bucks.

Here's the full split:

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If you were to buy the Galaxy S7, what would be your number one reason?
8.26%
179 votes
(179 votes) More ergonomic design
21.65%
469 votes
(469 votes) IP68 certification (water/dust proofing)
12.79%
277 votes
(277 votes) microSD card slot
23.41%
507 votes
(507 votes) New camera
2.35%
51 votes
(51 votes) Always On Display
0.6%
13 votes
(13 votes) Game Launcher
16.02%
347 votes
(347 votes) Higher capacity battery
10.25%
222 votes
(222 votes) Better processor/memory
4.66%
101 votes
(101 votes) Other (let us know in the comments!)

2166 votes

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posted on 09 Mar 2016, 06:08 1

1. Firedrops (Posts: 249; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


It's really the overall package that makes S7 more desirable than the competition.

Go for Sony X Performance if you prefer stereo front speakers over AMOLED screen, but at least they can compete on somewhat equal footing in the SoC aspect this year, last year's 7420 wasn't really that exceptional, but it's just that 810 really messed up.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 06:37 2

3. Wiencon (Posts: 1763; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Knowing Sony they will screw the camera up again

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 06:35

2. tiara6918 (Posts: 2019; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I'm considering it because of the ergonomic design.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 06:40 1

4. artificialintelligence (Posts: 151; Member since: 05 Dec 2015)


The S7 is nice and all but the S6 is still a beast there is no reason for me to upgrade so soon plus it feels a bit more premium exnos 7420 with DDR3 is enough for everyday use SD820 is nice but not everyone cares about benchmarks it's about usability and value

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 10:06 3

9. Aploine (Posts: 426; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


plus an almost dissapointing battery

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 10:22 3

10. Pattyface (Posts: 1518; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


The s6 battery was terrible.. Hope they fixed that issue as it was the main reason I sold mine.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 10:43

11. Ruturaj (Posts: 1277; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


S6 has DDR4.

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 08:00 1

6. jokensy (unregistered)


Sony makes a waterproof high end phone with a glass back cover, everyone goes meh. Samsung copy Sony and makes a waterproof high end phone with a glass back cover, everyone goes WOW! I bet when Samsung will make a phone with a 4K display no one will find it pointless or overkill...

posted on 10 Mar 2016, 12:28

12. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 773; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Copy your face

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 08:20 1

7. bubbadoes (Posts: 815; Member since: 03 May 2012)


spending upward $800 dollars for a samsung phone that is not even released with BOGO's already spreading like wildfire for waterproof and a new camera is not reason for samsung to even to even release a S7. sd back on--released on previous versions...waterproofing back on--released on previous versions and camera bump --nothing new for the next big thing for $800 dollars and 15 gigs of available space give or take out of 32 gig phone!!!!!

posted on 09 Mar 2016, 08:45 1

8. babyk (Posts: 296; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


new camera wow the s6 had The best camera i dont think the s7 is of a huge upgrade over the s6s camera

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