The Galaxy S7 is the most used Samsung phone in the world according to a study

The Galaxy S7 is the most used Samsung phone in the world according to a study
We always knew the Galaxy S7 was a hit, but we didn't knew it was to such an extent. According to advertising agency ScientiaMobile's Mobile Overview Report (MOVR) for Q1 2017, the S7 generates more mobile browsing than any other Samsung device in the world. This means it is, literally, the most used Samsung smartphone right now.

Will the Galaxy S8 end up with the same fate? It may take some time. Previously, it wasn't the Galaxy S6, but rather the Galaxy S5 that was the most used Samsung device in the world, and its hegemony was as recent as March this year.

This probably has something to do with Galaxy S5 upgraders moving to the S7 after their two year plans expired. Despite the lukewarm media reception and its sluggish sales, the Galaxy S5 did sell in the millions, so the S7 naturally sees many would-be upgraders coming to it. Now sold at a discounted price following the S8's launch, it's unsurprisingly still growing in popularity.

ScientiaMobile is now turning its attention towards the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S8. According to their intel, the upgrade potential for the S8 (from Galaxy S5 and S6 owners) is significant if Samsung can retain these customers.

SM's complete MOVR report is available here.

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  • 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)

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27 Comments

1. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

It is a very solid phone. Honestly it is what the S6 should have been. 3GBs RAM, beautiful screen, nice processor, 32GB base storage +MicroSD support+ headphone jack. Quick Charging and waterproof. If the Note 8 disappoints then the S7 is a solid fallback option.

3. regkilla

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

I highly doubt the Galaxy Note 8 will disappoint.

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

[insert unoriginal and overused explosion joke here]

26. ayylmao

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

yeah. but my s6 didnt disappoint me after all th throughout.

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Samsung failed so much at the S6 having nerfed specs so loyalists began ditching it the moment S7 was out. In addition of the exploding Note 7, fanboys have no other choice but to go the S7 way too. Samsung's two failures made the S7 so popular.

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

There was nothing wrong with the S6...you must be smoking that good ...cronic!

16. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

S5 users doesn't want their microSD support to be gone. S6 obviously ditched removable storage support for stupid reasons (S7 has microsd) together with IP rating and some features like Air Gesture, Air View, Smart Pause, Smart Rotation, Smart Scroll, One handed mode, and USB 3.0 support.

17. Macready

Posts: 1821; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Huh, my S6 had one handed mode, I used it quite often.

23. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Battery life was also bad.

25. Eclectech

Posts: 349; Member since: May 01, 2013

I had the S6. There was plenty wrong with it.

21. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

So it has nothing to do with the fact that it was a top 3 phone for 2016? Keep living in denial buddy

5. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

I honestly do not think S8 will be such a hit like S7. Because there are so many better android flagship phones for far less cost this year such as LG G6, Huawei P10, OP 5will come very soon, OP 3T, Pixel X/XL, HTC U Ultra and soon will come another HTC flagship etc etc... Even the S7 and S7 edge could be bought for around $500 or less. Last year it was a mess and thus S7 had a better chance. LG G5 was a flop, Google nexus lineup was dead, Huawei P9 was half baked, OP 3 was no as famous, HTC had nothing and the SGS S6 was also a flop.

6. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Also with the all new iPhone 8 around the corner, I really don't think S8 will have a chance with it's major disappointing features such as finger print, facial recognition, STILL laggy UI, more or less the same design, no flat display option and specially way higher prices than the last year and the competition. Not to mention the Note 7 negative vibe Samsung had end of last year. S7 will be the all time best sold Samsung flagship ever.

7. Tipus

Posts: 869; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Lmao dude, you sure are butthurt when you see that samsung does good :)))

13. nikhil23

Posts: 442; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

LG G6 goes bezel less and has flat option. guys like you say "nothing interesting here" Samsung revamps design with new aspect ratio, bezel less front and guys like you say "meh. same old phone" apple changes antenna lines and adds red color and you guys are like "most innovative phone of the year"

19. Phonehex

Posts: 763; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Lg G6 is a crap phone. Selling it at premium prices with last years Soc. Sorry buddy. LG Sucks

24. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

LG G6 is more smooth than S8 in UI. Its camera is very good with more options than S8. Its do have a more solid build and a flat screen. Its also cheaper to buy. You suck phonehex.

27. Phonehex

Posts: 763; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

So sad that you bought a Low Grade (LG) phone. Guess its as fat and ugly as you are. Hahahahahaha

9. AlphaMale

Posts: 59; Member since: May 03, 2017

I wonder why PhoneArena make the MOVR report only about Samsung Galaxy S7. On the other hand i'm looking at the Key Findings Infographic the Galaxy S7 is barely make it to the top 5 smartphone (No. 5 only in Oceania)

10. AlphaMale

Posts: 59; Member since: May 03, 2017

I wonder why PhoneArena make the MOVR report only about Samsung Galaxy S7. On the other hand i'm looking at the Key Findings Infographic the Galaxy S7 is barely make it to the top 5 smartphone (No. 5 only in Oceania)

11. AlphaMale

Posts: 59; Member since: May 03, 2017

I wonder why PhoneArena make the MOVR report only about Samsung Galaxy S7. On the other hand i'm looking at the Key Findings Infographic the Galaxy S7 is barely make it to the top 5 smartphone (No. 5 only in Oceania)

12. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Um the GS6 is still a fantastic device. Might have been because every phone was optimized for the Exynos but that thing still flies. I just recently passed it off to my brother and he loves it.

14. nikhil23

Posts: 442; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

GS6 was good phone except for 2 things. they removed microSD support and it has mediocre battery life.They fixed battery life after note 5 and perfected with s7 edge

15. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Well I'm still using the galaxy s6 till now

18. dandragomir

Posts: 1; Member since: May 05, 2017

Just look at the report, iPhone everywhere, S7 is just mentioned marginally. Nice article though

20. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I personally did the S7 edge over the regular S7. The S7 edge's curves are still better than the one on the S8, IMO.

22. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

I have the S7 Edge. I still go back to my Nexus 6. The curved display does nothing for me.

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