5 (mildly) annoying things with the Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge

5 (mildly) annoying things with the Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge
Samsung's new Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge are the best phones the company has ever come up with, and in some regards are leaps and bounds before the competition. 

People seem to be flocking to them like flies on honey for the excellent camera that features the fastest autofocus and great low-light abilities, for the shiny waterproof chassis that offers expandable storage, and many other virtues.

Still, as each and every phone, they are not without their quirks and omissions, though here the gripes are pretty minor, yet might be annoying for some. We've rounded up a few things that can be grouped in the tiny drama category with the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and are curious to see if you will find those petty, or if you can pile more relative annoyances to the list.

Related phones

Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)

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63 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 763; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

A (mildly) annoying article (again) .

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't read it then.

22. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Click bait article for Funboyism rants.. Parena Parena :-\

58. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

You don't know it's crap before you've read it...

30. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

You and the at least the other 15 people who feel the same way should keep clicking on the articles like this that'll show them.....

44. engineer-1701d unregistered

non of them but 1 are a problem thats the adoptable memory i f**king hate this 18gb space and 64gb card

49. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

it can be changed to adoptable storage

62. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Well its been like this for like ever bro. I can understand why Samsung didn't adopt this from the get go, because their inbuilt storage is 10x faster at read/writing than a commonly used Class 10 SD card. Merging the two will make the whole system as slow as the slowest storage option - which in 99% of cases gonna be the SD card.

5. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Excellent battery!

6. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

At least the capacitive buttons are still there

10. khalid123

Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 27, 2016

Galaxy s7 the return of Nokia & Nokia icons ons

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Am curious PA, what would you be saying if the iPhone had the Edge display and the features Samsung added to it? Would you say the same thing? What phone do you know where you cn pull down the notification panel, by grabbing the middle of the screen? If there is one, how dos that make sense? After all, ever Android has been pulling the screen from the very top. Its not like the Galaxy S is so big that reaching the top is an issue, unlike some crazy huge bezeled phones like the iPhone This article is like, the S7 Edge is yet again a really great phone, lets just make up some bullsh!t to say bad about it, that hold no weight whatsoever because we hate Samsung and can't say anything good about them.

16. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Uh oh, Samsung must have had a pretty stellar debut weekend with the S7. Here come the inevitable backlash articles...lol

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Techie I think you're in denial.

29. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Holy s**t, not every article about samsung is going to be positive.You guys make it sounds like every article is crapping on samsung. Am curious fanboys, why keep coming to PA and giving them click revenue if you hate it so much and they're so unfair?

36. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Greyarea no click revenue if you use adblocker...

40. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

True, although the amount of complaining I see about ads suggest not everyone's not on that page. But you're still providing click statistics and traffic which is good for ad revenue. Seems like people can't help but come and complain on the daily. But I wouldn't be surprised if this wasn't the only site they go to just to complain about. Personally I think samsung is big and strong enough not to need grassroots team of internet commenters to come to their defense any time an inevitably not flattering article is posted somewhere. The amount of coverage samsung gets it would be silly to think everything going to be positive.

35. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

How big bezel make it harder to reach top of the screen? is the Bezel not around it? Techie you are clearly in denial... I agree with them with the suposed edge UI thats dont really need the edge to run. I agree with them with the crappy choice of colors and onboard size in north america. Nothing perfect in this world.. I would also like a Samsung phone whitout touchwiz installed but hey its life :)

14. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Waiting for the "5 mildly annoying things with the iPhone 6s and 6s plus" article......

63. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

You'll never see such on iPhonearena, the iphone is perfect to them...

15. Shocky unregistered

So only having 32GB(21GB) available for applications doesn't class as mildly annoying? really?

41. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

21? I read it was around 24-25?

43. Shocky unregistered

You're right, it was 24GB. Doesn't change anything though.

51. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Prettt much like any other carrier phone

55. Shocky unregistered

Yes, another reason I don't do contracts.

18. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Know what's annoying. The ads and redirects that plague this site. Excuse me while I get some real tech from Phil and Jerry at Android Central.

21. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

-no FM radio -no dedicated camera button -(personal:) touchwiz Still a very good phone though.

59. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

- No replaceable battery - No IR blaster - No QC3.0

24. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

My biggest problem is if i put a tempered glass screen protector on the screen becomes completely unresponsive around the sides of screen.

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