New Galaxy S7 and S7 edge update deals with touch stability and skewed photos

New Galaxy S7 and S7 edge update deals with touch stability and skewed photos
Some Galaxy S7 edge users have been complaining about some touch issues with the display, especially annoying on account of the curved display. The palm rejection option on the edge panel didn't seem to work quite right, and a lot of owners found it hard not to touch and activate something when they were using the phone with one hand. 

Thankfully, Samsung noticed those rants, and has issued a firmware update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, coded as build XXU1APD1, that is listed as dealing with the touchscreen algorithms, for a much more pleasant experience.

In addition, the smallish 156 MB update brings about a new button in the camera app that aims to correct shots with distorted perspective. It remains to be seen if the new toggle works as advertised, but obviously Samsung has deemed the issue important enough to warrant a new option, so it's nice to know that it is there.

source: SamMobile

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 32GB + 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 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)



1. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

This is why Samsung is the King.

21. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

So they are king because they have to fix bug? ok sure.. I agree with the guy just below ( beside the gay part thats was terribly wrong )

2. maherk

Posts: 7060; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I received the update 2 days ago, and for some odd reason, waking up the phone is way too slower now. I had to disable the Animator Duration Scale in the developers options menu to make it faster. Other than that, I didn't notice any change in term of speed or battery life, since both were great to start with.

3. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Does it fade in now? Like from 0 to black and white and then goes to full color and brightness in like a second. The same happened with my S6 after march security patch. I changed the multiplier to 0.5x and now it's fine.

6. maherk

Posts: 7060; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

No there is no fade at all after disabling it, and it feels faster than ever when unlocking. Another issue is the palm rejection. I didn't notice it 1st when I got my phone, but even this update didn't fix it completely. You can feel when typing that touch recognition is much more accurate after the update, but it is just when you're trying to swipe for the side menu on the play store for example, if I am swiping using one hand, it will be almost impossible to do it, because my palm is sticking to the right side of the screen. Sorry for the weak ass explanation, I hope you got what I meant.

7. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Got it. This along with the pathetic in hand feel was the reason I chose the regular S6 over the edge. This year they at least improved the in-hand feel.

18. maherk

Posts: 7060; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

If you used the Edge for atleast a week, you will get used to the way it feels in the hands and never feel the same about holding the regular S6. I love how the thin metal trim digs nicely into my fingers, I never felt like dropping it because it gave me this secure grip. And now it's even better with the slightly rounded back.

19. tyrionTheWise unregistered

The thing is that the S6 edge didn't do anything the S6 couldn't. And me along with most of the internet agreed that the S6 felt better in hand. Add to that the 150$ extra and the useless side panel at that time, the s6 edge was a no deal for me. Not to mention that the color shift at the edges drove me nuts. However, this year it's totally different. The edge only costs 100$ over the regular variant and does a lot more. It has a 5.5" screen in virtually the same width of the S7 which is amazing. Add to that the massive battery and the phone feels really nice in the hand, unlike the sharp s6 edge. Also the edge panels are useful now, and the edge is not as curvier as the S6 edge(bigger screen helps here) leading to less of the color shift compared to the S6 edge(it's not completely eliminated though). This year, I still wouldn't go for the edge over the S7(in a hypothetical scenario if I have to choose between the two), but the decision would be a lot tougher than last year. The S7 edge feels really nice in the hand, but the S7 is still better. Add to that the smaller size and cost. But my s6 is serving me well after marshmallow. I was at the verge of selling it but MM infused a new life in it. This allows me to put those 700$ more into my desktop upgrade.

20. maherk

Posts: 7060; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I never saw anyone buying the Edge for it's features, majority of people went for it based on it's futuristic and sexy design.

22. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

All question of taste. My colleague broken is S7 edge and he has a big rugged case on it.. When its fallen its directly hit the edge where the protective case dont cover the phone ( ofcourse if its would cover it then the edge features would not work ) So i would go for the S7 not the edge here ( if they did not cripple the adopt a sd card feature ) Edge UI features? i can do all these with an app called multitasking ( not as nice looking but do the job perfectly well )

24. maherk

Posts: 7060; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

If he had a case on it, the only way it will break if it hit an edge of a table or a stair. So no matter what phone your friend have, he would've ended with a broken phone. This is my 3rd Edge, 2 S6s and one S7, and I had the Note 5 which also had a curved back, and I am didn't break any one of them.

27. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Check a Edge out at Best Buy and it's a sexy phone for sure. But still more form over function. The Note series is the best of Android to me. My opinion that is.

25. tyrionTheWise unregistered

I don't buy phones based on their looks. I mean it most be decent looking but it doesn't factor in when comparing two phones, unless one of them looks majestically ugly. P.S. ignore marorun. He has a new fake story about his customer of colleague every day

26. maherk

Posts: 7060; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I never used to, until i picked up a gold m8 for my wife. Since then, I started appreciating a phones design a lot more. But it has to be a combination of great hardware and good design, and the GS6E was the perfect match for my needs

10. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

another round of disappointment for samsung sheep! you would think they would have figured this out by now--hence S7. Waiting on the Samsung spokeman's comments--techiexp. more to follow!

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Disappointment of what?

14. maherk

Posts: 7060; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Someone is obsessed with techie lol Ask him if he could take you on a date, dont be shy about it

15. tedkord

Posts: 17512; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The only disappointment I feel is having to listen to your pain yet again over Samsung putting out the best phones on the market, and Android dominating the mobile OS space more and more every year. Disappointment. Now I know how your parents feel every day.

23. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Best phone on the market well based on tech reviewer ( who we all know are far from been neutral ) maybe. But end result is its a pretty good phone but for many in real life not the best. But darn close and thats comming from someone who dislike samsung!

28. tedkord

Posts: 17512; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'm just trolling a troll. They are fantastic phones, but best is subjective. I wouldn't trade my Note 5 for any other phone. Well, maybe if the other phone was solid gold. Then I'd sell it, but another Note 5 and pocket the rest.

31. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Haha! Hilarious about non-neutral tech reviewers coming from an Apple-fan! Seeing as this is iPhoneArena it's an absolute beast to get such good reviews and turning them to the light side.

17. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

No update on my BEAST S7 EDGE !!!!!!!!!!!!

30. swchrisc

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

How can I check if I received this update or not and rather when I would receive this update? I'm refreshing my software update and so far it says the latest version is installed, though I'm not sure which version my latest version is. I'm doing my best to recreate the situations that calls for this update but I can't really distinguish it.

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