Samsung Galaxy S7 User Reviews
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Galaxy s7 edge
osterrich21 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I think the s7 edge have the best camera I have in a smartphone ever.But I feel sad with the glass edge. My phone have a lot of scratches, and I don't carry it with coins and keys.I have a Note 4 also, and it are miles and miles ahead the S7 about resistance. I wish Samsung rethink the construction of his smartphones and abandon the glass back.
3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.Report
Pretty good, but could have been better
icdvtrvt has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I really miss the phone with all the Pros, but the Cons were just too much for me to not get rid of it. If you can overlook the Cons of the phone by all means, get it, it's worth it. Or just wait for the S8 next month.
4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.Report
Better than expected
Muklee has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Switching from iPhone 6 I started using it 4 months ago. My experience has been overwhelmingly positive so far and with the latest software update the battery life has been improved massively. Amazing screen, consistent user experience, great camera and decent build quality. Room for improvement: S voice could be much better though. Mission the stereo speakers from my HTC. I'm not that impressed by the front camera. Screen brightness adjustment can be hectic as well sometimes (iPhone does that better). Ability to wake up the screen with knocking would be handy too.
I have been reading lot of criticism about earlier versions of touchwizz, but I can't complain at all. Looks nice and has plenty of useful features. Touch ID reliable and fast.
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kusalanupama has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
i'm coming from nexus 5x.
i did not use samsung phones since the GS4, but wanted to give a try as reviews were good this time around.
up to this point i don't have a single thing to complain but very minor things.
the build quality is very good in its own way and very comfortable to hold as i have average sized fingers.
camera is just amazing in every possible way. very satisfied.
display is very colorful and pleasant to view and brightness can go either extreme low or high.
fingerprint sensor is very quick just like on touchID
battery can last a full day without a struggle with normal usage. (i dont play games at all but text, web browsing a lot)
lot of people still complain about user interface as touchwiz bombard us with features. as a person coming from nexus phone which i used for 4 months, that phone is just bland. i had to purchase apps to have functionality on some things which i needed. its like building blocks, we need to do everything by ourselves. people say they like pure/vanilla experience but not for me. if you don't like a feature you always have the option to disable it. this is not apple, u r not compelled to use it.
speaker is just average and its water n dust resistant which is a huge relief and advantage.
no phone is perfect
11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.Report
It's a decent device overall
alambebar has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
The device fills all your needs, i had no issues with it, i wish the speaker was louder and richer, the battery is ok for the size, it holds well through the day, i have the exynos version and the performance is good but oter rivals with the snapdragon out perform this device, now looking for a new device because of the internal storage
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GymnastClimber has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
The phone is quick and snappy and has a beautiful display but the battery is not very good and drains quickly especially in standby. The water resistant desgin is nice to have just in case of an accident
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Form over function design makes this phone a pain to live with.
aspade has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
This phone is spectacular in all of the technical aspects - great screen, great camera, fast and responsive, never crashes, etc - but Samsung whiffed everything else in pursuit of form over function and it's an absolute pain in the ass to live with.
The screen is just curved enough to not work well with glass protectors, so I didn't use one and now my screen is scratched up.
The battery life is terrible. It was mediocre even new and 12 months of degradation later it's on fumes by two hours of screen time. The phone is glued shut, so replacing a $20 battery is a $100 professional job.
The battery is so weak to begin with because they went all out to make the phone thin, but then they made the entire thing out of fragile, slippery glass so it essentially can't be used without a case.
Next time I'm buying a Pixel.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.Report
It's a fine device overall
ibulp has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
This phone comes with lot of high end specs and overall it's been a good phone with me, however, using snapchat, facebook and Instagram can be pain because this phone slows down and I have to clear my cache multiple times a day. other than that, everything else is excellent.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.Report
Great price for what it is, amazing camers
R4ndomusers7 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Everything about it is great. I feel as though most phone users would find this phone perfect for what it does. Cant remove battery is the only fault i see. Never have i seen a camera better on this with previous phones, dont let the 12 megapixel fool you its better than you think!
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.Report
roby-roberto has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
nice phone , good camera , good price also if you buy it second hand and high performence . water resistant , i ve tested in pool while drinking my beer :D .dust resistant also , i work every day.....
ExSamsungUser has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
The phone is slippery, and due to the edge to edge display it is hard to hold and easy to drop. All the great specs arent worth a damn if the screen breaks. I own 2 of these and both broke within the first month. One of them has broken twice. It slid out of my front pocket while I sat in a beach chair. Thats about an 8 inch drop.
2 out of 18 people found this review helpful.Report
love this phone
walterjonesiii has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Quality build fit well in hand. Snappy response overall great phone. fantastic camea. The low light feature works well. The memorry card capabilities is a nice bonus Would highly recommend to anyone.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.Report
Good Performer, Boost Variant.
KC2FYA has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
This phone does everything and is a true performer. I really like the speed and display resolution. Calls on either the earpiece or speaker are loud and clear. There is a good amount of memory. 32 GB of ROM and 4 GB of RAM. I opted to add a 32 GB Class 10 UHS-I Micro SD Card for 2160p Video. Make certain that you install Micro SD card properly, snaps in lightly in SIM/SD Tray! I received an update to 7.0 Nougat which seems to run great. The UI is better looking.
The WQHD Screen is excellent, very crisp photos even on Maps. I like that one can select the resolution on HD-FHD-WQHD, I keep mine on WQHD and the battery life is fair with moderate usage. Charging the battery is very fast. I opted to have a curved screen protector and Hard Shell case.
Overall this is a real great device I only lose about 0.50% per hour battery life when it is in "Doze" mode. I like that it is rated as an IP-68 Water and Dust resistant. I am a Ham Radio operator and Weather Spotter and the S7 is an excellent tool in the field for me. This by far is the best phone I owned.
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Review
JonathanRey has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Es el mejor celular del mercado, es el mejor que he probado, su camara, su velocidad, personalmente el mejor, mejor que todos los anteriores de la marca samsung, mejor que el J7 sin ser por la calidad de construcción y el tamaño
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tom2000 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
The display is extremely sharp, the camera makes beautiful pictures also with less light. When it`s dark I almost see more on a photo than with my own eyes. The battery is enough for a whole day but with some more intens use the battery goes pretty fast. Which I understand because the device uses 2 processor which are stronger than the processor of a PS4 for example. Also the screen processor has much work to of course with a display like that. Also the 4 GB of RAM memory is for me extremely useful because I do much things at a time like multitasking and not quiting apps. The always on display is one of my favorite things it looks very nice when you put your phone down.
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S7 is a great phone
nasareth2 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I've had this phone since March, and it has proven to be an excellent phone so far.I love the IP68 waterproofing feature. One thing that I believe is lacking is the battery. Although it packs a 3000mAh, the power that this phone takes is immense!
Not worth the cost
simonmmm has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Although I'm about to slate this handset, keep in mind I'm comparing it in my head to the Xperia compact, and the Fairphone, so I'm sure it's still better than many lower end phones in speed and features, However!
The two biggest issues are it's too large to operate in one hand, and is also built in slippery materials that feel nice, but mean you Will drop this phone. Then it will break because it's thin and flimsy. Then it will cost you half the cost of the phone (around £200), and at least a week or some serious effort to fix. Because it can only Really be fixed by Samsung, and they can Only fix with the same Colour parts... which they won't have.
Second, the battery will last you a few hours. Litterally, 3-4 hours, if you're using your phone, and that's not even with half the features turned on. If I left NFC, 4G, and GPS on I could run it down in 2 hours while it overheated, but being conscientious, turning off what you don't need, the screen will still gobble the battery, e.g. browsing the internet for a few hours.
The quick-charge is a nice feature, and helps take the sting out, you really can get to 90% in about half an hour but you're still finding places to plug in twice a day OR keeping your screen turned off... which kind of defeats the purpose of an amazing phone with these capabilities.
Originally I recommended this phone to my Dad as his first smartphone. I think it probably is a good phone for technophobes still, it's pretty simple to operate and even has Extra...
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Great, but maybe not $700 great.
Eoraptor has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
The S7 is definitely a flagship phone. It has all the bells and whistles, (fingerprint reading, biometric sensor next to the camera, every antenna under the sun) and the fit and finish you'd expect of iPhone's nearest competitor physically. It also includes high-level wants such as removable storage and water/dust resistance. the phone also includes Gorilla Glass 4, and while I'm not about to actively TRY and test it, I am reasonably sure it will stand up to a few years of every-day life provided you don't abuse the device by sitting on it or putting it in a pocket with your keys.the fingerprint reader is relatively tolerant and responsive, the flash bright without being a washout affair, and the heart sensor is unique
That said, some of the trade-offs you find with this flagship make one question the price. As a flagship phone, it comes with hooks to Samsung's accessory ecosystem, with in-built apps for the fitness watch and the VR headset. While the fitness Apps can be used with just the phone itself (via the sensor) the Gear VR apps just sit there, and take up storage space and system resources even when disabled (thank you Android Marshmallow for that function to disable!) Likewise are corporate tie-ins like facebook and your carrier's suite of choice (Vcast, Sprint-zone, etc).
Another big issue I've personally had with this beast is the OS. The core system is Android 6.0 marshmallow, which is still somewhat new to the market. (android N is still in public beta as of June...
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Good phone, but little bit unsatisfied considering it's price
GordonInc has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I hoped that so high generation of Samsung phone will be close to perfection. I got little bit disappointed.
For such high end phone, internal storage should be bigger. Just to make sure that people don't run out of it too quickly.
It has it's advantages as well.
One is that there are quite a few software tweaks that are very welcome. For example there is a bubble in Smart View which quickly switches signal on and off to the receiver.
Another would be Always On Display which promises to use just a little energy and provide most significant information on the screen all the time. That includes a very limited number of notification bar icons.