The new camera and waterproofing are the leading reasons 'for' among potential Galaxy S7 buyers

The new camera and waterproofing are the leading reasons 'for' among potential Galaxy S7 buyers
If you are in the market for a new, high-end smartphone, it'd be hard to gloss over Samsung's Galaxy S7. Having just hit the streets, Samsung's flagship is certainly one hot commodity. In many ways, it's a better, meaner Galaxy S6. We ought to know, seeing as we've been spending a lot of quality one-on-one with it.

There are quite a few things to like about the S7. It's got a more ergonomic curvature at the back, it's dust- and water-resistant, it accepts microSD cards, and it features an entirely new camera. There's also a larger battery on board, a better processor, and a new Always On display feature for keeping track of the time and incoming notifications without having to wake up the phone at all. And that's just to name a few.

But if you were to buy the Galaxy S7, what would your number one reason be? That's what we asked you yesterday, and as you gleaned from the tittle, most of our participants are excited about the new camera (23%) and the waterproofing bit (22%). Despite Samsung touting the Always On feature of the S7 as much as possible, very few participants consider it a big enough extra to drop several hundred bucks.

Here's the full split:

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. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

It's really the overall package that makes S7 more desirable than the competition. Go for Sony X Performance if you prefer stereo front speakers over AMOLED screen, but at least they can compete on somewhat equal footing in the SoC aspect this year, last year's 7420 wasn't really that exceptional, but it's just that 810 really messed up.

3. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Knowing Sony they will screw the camera up again

2. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I'm considering it because of the ergonomic design.

4. artificialintelligence

Posts: 166; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

The S7 is nice and all but the S6 is still a beast there is no reason for me to upgrade so soon plus it feels a bit more premium exnos 7420 with DDR3 is enough for everyday use SD820 is nice but not everyone cares about benchmarks it's about usability and value

9. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

plus an almost dissapointing battery

10. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

The s6 battery was terrible.. Hope they fixed that issue as it was the main reason I sold mine.

11. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

S6 has DDR4.

6. jokensy unregistered

Sony makes a waterproof high end phone with a glass back cover, everyone goes meh. Samsung copy Sony and makes a waterproof high end phone with a glass back cover, everyone goes WOW! I bet when Samsung will make a phone with a 4K display no one will find it pointless or overkill...

12. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Copy your face

7. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

spending upward $800 dollars for a samsung phone that is not even released with BOGO's already spreading like wildfire for waterproof and a new camera is not reason for samsung to even to even release a S7. sd back on--released on previous versions...waterproofing back on--released on previous versions and camera bump --nothing new for the next big thing for $800 dollars and 15 gigs of available space give or take out of 32 gig phone!!!!!

8. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

new camera wow the s6 had The best camera i dont think the s7 is of a huge upgrade over the s6s camera

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