New Samsung Galaxy S7 commercial presents the importance of fast charging batteries

New Samsung Galaxy S7 commercial presents the importance of fast charging batteries
Samsung may be close to selling 25 million Galaxy S7 and S7 edge handsets around the world, but it obviously doesn't want to stop here. That's why the company is continuously making and releasing commercials to showcase the benefits of owning an S7. 

The newest commercial deals with the importance of time in our lives, and underlines the fact that a Galaxy S7 can save precious minutes whenever you're charging it - obviously thanks to its quick charging battery. It looks like only the Galaxy S7 edge shows up in the commercial (you can watch the video for yourself below - it's pretty funny and entertaining), though the regular S7 comes with the same quick charging capabilities anyway.

Sure enough, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are far from being the only handsets out there to feature quick charging - plenty of competing smartphones offer this, too - but Samsung certainly has the right to advertise the capability. The Galaxy S7 series also supports wireless charging - however, fast charging wireless pads are sold separately for $59.99 a piece.

Do you think fast charging is an essential feature for today's smartphones?

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)



1. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

I like Samsung but it's not that important... 85-90% of people charge their phones over night , what they need is 2-day battery life not fast charging ...don't get me wrong its a nice thing to have but not that essential compared to a long lasting battery


Posts: 930; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Why do they need 2 days if they charge them over night?

8. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

in case they are on a trip and didn't have access to power , right now a smartphone is the most essential tool in people's lives and 5-6 hours of battery for something that essential is not enough .. I can't remember the last time I used my PC to access my email since I got the note 5

17. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Any "road warrior" that is concerned about the longevity of their device is not going to travel either without a cigarette lighter power adapter or a portable power bank. Sure, natural longevity of phones could be better than where it stands today, but magical two day figure is a pipedream. A pipedream depending upon the context in which you're describing it. No phone can survive 2 days of heavy usage (4 hours a day of operation). However, phones we have now can do two days on light or moderate usage (1-2 hours a day), depending on signal strength and brightness level of course.

20. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

yea i have to admit you are right . my only point is with all the money and battery patents give us batteries that gives us up to 10-11 hours of SOT and I'm 100% sure that 85% won't miss the fast charging . people don't want thin phones or at least I don't .... fast charging is great but battery longevity is 10-20 times more important , the Exynos s7 edge can get up to 7-8 hours of SOT so we are close but not there yet

21. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

fast charging is for mid-day boost/ on the go. It don't have much use when you are going asleep duh... But it makes all the difference when You just got off work going home to shower and heading right back out, Or in the car by the time you get to your destination you can gain 50% of your battery back

22. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

my point is why would you need to charge mid day if OEMs start giving you big batteries ? we need better bigger batteries not faster charging

23. drunkenjay

Posts: 1671; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

bigger batteries = longer charge up time. duh? my s7 edge takes 4 hours and a half to fully charge with a normal charger. now if it had a bigger battery it can take up to 6 hours. you come home and have 4 hours sleep and you wake up with 90% battery is dumb hence we need faster chargers. it does'nt matter how big the battery is unless you can't charge it fast enough. i dont want a 8000mah battery which takes 10 hours to charge up to 100% since the battery will die alot quicker from not charging it all the way up to full capacity. if i want a 8000mah battery, i expect it to charge just as fast as a 3000mah battery.

24. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

I said it and I say it again , its NICE to have but not as ESSENTIAL as Battery longevity

27. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

wow, i never even thought of how long it would take to charge a bigger battery, good point tbh. And also, i love the fast charge!

29. matistight

Posts: 986; Member since: May 13, 2009

According to the customers that come into my store, about 20% of them charge it overnight, which blows my mind. Even if it is at 80%, still charge your phone overnight! The battery is going to suck 6 months after you get the phone anyway, so get as much as you can out of the battery (and if your battery is over a year old and you notice your battery is still holding pretty good, then you are the 10% that are lucky and have a strong battery.)

2. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I prefer higher capacity battery. Yes I'm looking at you A9 Pro.

3. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

Yes i think it is esential. Example. I was off and I charged my s6 4 times today as the kid watched youtube all day. I create a hotspot at work also as im on unlimited data plan. I save money. And time. And then i see people siting and hugging the walls in the mall everytime. Yes i think its esential to have the best the market has to offer when i buy a "flagship".

5. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Wait.....did you say 4 times? Jesus a phone with a bigger battery. I haven't charged a phone more than twice in the last two years, and all I do at work is paperwork and YouTube.

9. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

Make a hotspot and conect your TV or Pc. Watch a movie for 90 minutes and check ur battery.

16. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

yep Glaxy S6 battery is utter garbage

19. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Did you even bother reading his usage patterns? The S6 wasn't the creme of the crop when it came to endurance, but it's battery life "issue" was sorry of blown out of proportion

30. matistight

Posts: 986; Member since: May 13, 2009

Phones with big batteries have horrible specs (non 2k/1080p screen, lower than 13mp camera, MEDIATEK PROCESSOR.) So you get a good battery or good specs, no way to have both.

6. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I still can't figure why manufacturers don't get that next to no-one is asking for thinner phones, nearly all want bigger battery and no camera bumps even if it means thicker. Don't they care about sales? If a flagship came out that was 9mm thick yet nicely contoured to fit in the hand with no protruding bumps and a 4000mAh+ battery it would probably sell by the truckload.

12. adrianzka

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

To be fair, Samsung does to a certain extent knows that, since they made the S7 thicker to allow bigger batteries and some other merits as well. But i agree, as long as it's under 10 mm thick, a bigger battery is much more beneficial then having razor sharp thinness, as long as the phone itself is comfortable to hold (good weight distribution, slightly curved back, etc)

25. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Agreed. Thinness trend is simply ridiculous. Every person I know wants better battery life from their phones. Only blind fanboys would prefer thinness over battery.

7. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

It is really essential but people just ignore it ! What are you going to do if your phone is having a 3000 mAh battery and do not support fast charging ? You will wait 3-4 hours???

10. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

why would they even use a 3000 mah battery in 2016 ?! its like saying hey go have sex but you have to use a broken condom ....people DON'T want THIN phones

15. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Samsung makes great commercials, I loved the action movie bit. While I do find fast charging very useful, this still doesn't mean I don't need a long lasting battery.

18. rsiders

Posts: 1954; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Shout out to Samsung for bringing Danny Glover in the mix. Fast charging is great but when you can carry a fully charged battery in your pocket and pop it in when you want/need to, that's even better. LG gets it.

28. bigcjm

Posts: 57; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

But if you already have the phone pocketed a portable fast charge batter pack will keep you in the game too. Plus you dont have to shut down the device to enjoy its benefits.

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