If you were to buy the Galaxy S7, what would be your number one reason?

If you were to buy the Galaxy S7, what would be your number one reason?
After shaking hands with the Galaxy S7 for the first time at MWC 2016 in Barcelona a while ago, and then getting to know it more intimately during this past week, our conclusion is that the new flagship is more of an evolution than revolution. That's not to say Samsung hasn't found ways to improve upon its most important smartphone, so there are quite a few reasons to like the Galaxy S7—even compared to its predecessor.

For starters, the Galaxy S7 is more ergonomic, while also featuring IP68 certification, meaning it's dust- and water-resistant up to 5 meters and for up to 30 minutes. You can easily shower with this thing without it dying on you. Moreover, after a ton of negative feedback after the Galaxy S6, the microSD card slot is back with a vengeance, so you expand on top of that base 32GB storage as you see fit.

Furthermore, the camera of the new flagship has seen some pretty interesting changes, including a drop to a 12-megapixel unit, wider lens, and bigger pixels. Even on the software side, we've got a few new features, including Always On Display for checking the time, date, and notifications without waking up the screen, and Game Launcher for the gamers among us.

So, as mentioned, quite a few reasons. What is yours?

If you were to buy the Galaxy S7, what would be your number one reason?

More ergonomic design
IP68 certification (water/dust proofing)
microSD card slot
New camera
Always On Display
Game Launcher
Higher capacity battery
Better processor/memory
Other (let us know in the comments!)

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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)



1. KRPT55

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 28, 2016

For the GS7E it's the much larger battery. My friend is v easily getting 2 days with regular usage at atleast 6-7 hours SOT

25. torr310

Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

because I cannot bear with poor battery and stutters on the S6.

44. Shocky unregistered

The battery isn't that bad Galaxy S6 and it definitely doesn't stutter though.

48. tyrionTheWise unregistered

It stutters pretty badly on play store though( may be fixed in marshmallow). Battery easily lasts me a day.

55. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

its better in MM but not perfect.. the play store don`t use cache so thats one problem everybody has am afaid.

81. Shocky unregistered

Yes, it's fixed in Marshmallow no difference at all in smoothness between my Pixel C and Galaxy S6 on Marshmallow, transitions on the Galaxy S6 actually seem a little smother if anything. Definitely no stuttering,

2. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

To me every change they made is important but battery has to be #1 reason

4. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

But the battery was tested and not that great.

14. Tarox

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

forget that test if 99% of all people are reporting otherwise. Also the test makes zero sense if you move one step back.

62. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

Anandtech's tests came out significantly different.

77. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I already saw a real satisfied user in terms of battery life. He had s6 edge before..

83. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

You're a moron if you trust iPhoneArenas Apple-skewed tests.

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

All of the above!

13. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

open different browsers, and choose different options.......that's not a bad idea

24. willy.4

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

I agree one hundred percent. It's always good to see improvements in all areas on the very next model development !!!!!

27. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

And a meaningful poll as well, which is quite a rarity though.

51. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012


5. casualuser unregistered

I chose other. It would be my very first Android powered phone.

6. iWinAndroBerry unregistered

Simply for all of those reasons, but of course I also like to always have the latest model.

18. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

I've never understood this. If you make a good purchase decision then you have a good phone. The technology is now mature enough that it doesn't change significantly every year or even every three. In the past, prior to the iPhone 6, Apple users didn't have as much choice because their prior purchase did lack useful features that Apple would add. But even that has stopped.

61. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

I have to agree. Even on a tech site I can't help but think wanting the latest tech because it's the latest is juvenile. It just doesn't seem healthy to be seeking out positive feelings by way of consumerism.

7. 27satz

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Bigger Battery, Improved camera and always on display killing me already to buy S7. But using S6 from 6 months and overwhelmed by the phone's performance

8. TrackPhoneUser

Posts: 256; Member since: Oct 21, 2015

I have a unused qi charger

9. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Definitely camera, other than that GS7 really has no worthy improvements over GS5 for me, fragile design, battery, USB 3.0, useless pixels to push and overall I like its design better

10. tyrionTheWise unregistered

The reason would be: "I'm stupid and I have lot of cash to burn".

26. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

haha you salty bogan

29. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Why u suddenly hate on samsung ! Lol

38. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

He's pouting b/c he didn't get his Marshmallow. He's taking his ball and going home b/c this ain't fair.

42. tyrionTheWise unregistered

I consider it to be a good reason to hate a company if I paid 600$ on a phone only to get absolutely no support and laggy software. I know the same will happen to s7 owners 1 year in future, which makes s7 a stupid buy in my opinion. It's my subjective opinion and I have full right to have it, even if it's against your favorite company.

53. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Want some cheese with your whine? lol I'm an unbiased Android fan. I've owned devices from all the major manufacturers except Sony. I like them all really.

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