S7 edge gets X-rayed, flaunts its OIS magnets and wire harness in the cooling pipe

S7 edge gets X-rayed, flaunts its OIS magnets and wire harness in the cooling pipe
The Galaxy S7 edge has already been reviewed, drop-tested, disassembled and smashed with a hammer, among other things, but we bet you haven't yet seen its bony physique as displayed by the invention of one Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. 

That's right, the S7 edge has now been X-rayed by a somewhat bored electronics technician, and all the internals have been stacked up in one coherent image. We can clearly see the wire harness in the flat cooling pipe that distributes the heat along the way, as well as the wireless charging coil, among other interesting tidbits in black and white. 

It's a beautiful invasion of the S7 edge's privacy, check it out in the slideshow below, and feel free to use those as a wallpaper, as if you have a transparent handset. At the end, there is a color-coded density map of the combined X-ray images, with the red hue being the most dense, like in the camera or loudspeaker areas, and blue the least crowded space around the edges. 

source: SecretRaindrop (Reddit)

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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. tyrionTheWise unregistered

I've been hearing that the loudspeaker is utter trash on the S7, even compared to S6. Also the camera is not good at all in daylight due to poor image processing(excessive noise reduction). Can anyone with S7 attest to these issues? I guess the latter can be fixed with update, but given Samsung's track record on updates, it will never be fixed.

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

As far as I know its on par with S6 in daylight if not better.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9olR5hYdKk In comparison with 6p and rx100:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMHeX8gGy3k With regards to loud speaker, you're correct. I think the water proofing of the phone might have affected the quality of speaker.

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Regarding the speaker, I think that is the most probable reason. Even HTC can't make great speakers in waterproof phones.

5. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

The loudspeaker issue is there same in Sony Xperia Z series, due to waterproofing. Sony has a software called X Loud, which significantly increases the loudspeaker's volume. Don't know if Samsung has similar software.

14. tyrionTheWise unregistered

In the video you shared, the 6P seems way superior in low light. Also the sharpening artifacts of S7 are not noticeable on the screen unless you crop 100%. See this:https://youtu.be/1sgeM6DsV40?t=292 https://plus.google.com/+EricaGriffin/posts/ZhELWvD2h7V https://plus.google.com/+EricaGriffin/posts/8shnhfBxE67

21. pmsap

Posts: 105; Member since: May 26, 2015

The difference to S6 is not that great. I'm glad I went for the S6 and saved 50% off the phone. I can use that saving to think about upgrading to S8.

23. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Same here, waiting for 2017. Marshmallow is awesome on s6.

37. pmsap

Posts: 105; Member since: May 26, 2015

That's good to know because I still didn't get it. That's something I have troubling dealing with. A company the size of Samsung can't put their updates in a timely manner. Just throw money at the problem! Increase the software team!

43. robcar

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 18, 2011

Well, S7 have the best camera on the market right now. Samsung can not do much more. http://www.dxomark.com/Mobiles/Samsung-Galaxy-S7-edge-Mobile-Review-A-new-champion

29. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Actually I had already seen the MKBHD video this morning and I was quite surprised by such a big difference in pic myself. That being said I haven't seen such a vast difference between 6P and S7 in other comparisons of S7 against 6P. It might be a one-off IMO. With regards to Erica, there is no doubt S7 is doing some extra sharpening can't argue with that.

3. Gonga

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

Hey tyrion did you get marshmallow? How is it behaving on your device.. I am having battery drains everything else is fine..

7. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Battery drains? How come? I've instead seen improved battery life on my sister's Galaxy S6 running marshmallow. I'm not rocking a Samsung phone now, so I can really confirm improved batter life based on my heavy usuage. Because I put smartphones under a living hell on a daily basis.

18. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

I always carry a mini powerbank with 2500Mah. Never ever bothered me.

9. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Yes, I got marshmallow. All the lag and RAM management issues are gone. The phone feels like a monster. Regarding battery, can't say much yet. Hit me up in a week or so. Currently I'm on 24% with 4 hour 46 min screen on time. Note that I do my special tweaks on my device to improve battery life specially regarding my usage scenario. Are you rooted? If yes, then you won't get deep sleep. Did you do a factory reset? if no, do it now.

17. Gonga

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

Am not rooted and neither I factory reset it.. might be the reason of drain.. it seems the culprit is android os.. I will reset it today

20. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

How bad was the ram management issue? it doesn't seem to impact note 5 at all. In fact i've had few instances where i've switched back and fourth between games and neither game reloaded (you know the ones where you install another game and you get bonuses in the actual game you play. I went through approximately 7 game installs and launches one by one and my main game never once reloaded)

22. tyrionTheWise unregistered

The note 5 didn't have much issues as it has 4 GB RAM. S6 from the other hand reloaded once you get past 4-5 apps, no matter how small they are. On MM, I can keep 13-14 apps in memory. Note 5 should do even better.

26. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

I do not think the Note5 didn't have much of the bad memory management because of it's 4GB RAM. Actually it was a memory leakage in the 5.0.x TouchWiz-ed Lollipop. Note5's 5.1 TouchWiz Lollipop improved the RAM management a bit, though nothing compared to Marshmallow's total fix.

15. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

I can confirm the speaker feels like utter trash, but then again I switched from a HTC M8, so the difference might feel even stark-er.

16. ZeneticX

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

I upgraded to the S7 E from Z1 and trust me, the S7 E speaker is VERY LOUD for a waterproofed mono speaker

36. Theonick

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 24, 2015

Crap News, never-mind it.

6. sceamgid

Posts: 25; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

s6 takes the advantage of high mpx if light is enough.especially if you compare 16:9 modes (16mp-9mp), s6 isnt far behind s7 @low light and nexus 6p is definelty on par with s7 @low light, maybe even better.

12. peace247 unregistered

Yeah 6p has a great camera. But the dynamic range is not good.

8. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

@sceamgid WRONG. The S6's 16:9 mode is 12MP, not 16MP. 16MP is in 4:3 mode. But definitely of higher resolution than the S7's 9MP in 16:9 mode.

10. tyrionTheWise unregistered

No. It's 16:9 on 16 MP (5312x2988).

27. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

What? So I mistook it for the S5's 12MP in 16:9 mode!

32. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Even the s5 does 16:9 on 16 MP. Maybe you're confusing s6 with the A series.

41. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Just checked it on my sis's Galaxy S6. You're right. I confused it with my already-sold Galaxy A7's 4:3 on 13MP. Thanks, man. You're great!

31. Heisenberg

Posts: 374; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

What are the things that would be lost after factory resetting? How do I save my apps before factory resetting?(not rooted) I have upgraded my e6 edge to mm but wanna factory reset, what should be done in order not to lose anything. I mean anything Not rooted. Thanks

33. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Pretty much everything will be lost.Google will restore your apps. But back up your images, videos and music before the wipe.

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