The feature i'd really like in android flagships (atleast samsung's) is the support for s pen. I've got a note 10.1 2014 and the s pen is the highlight of it... I know there is a decided note series for the s pen, but it would be since even if the S series phones support it....
well honestly speaking, even back in the ages of nokia N series, i've never used the removable battery "feature". as in, never took it out to put in a backup battery... Well, thats just me, and to be honest, iam not interested in fast charging either, but wireless charging is a thumbs up as iam used to it for the past couple of years (lumia 925) :D...
back to android again :P
whitedragon, 24 Feb 2016Anonymous... I usually choose not to reply to people who hide behind a nominate, or cannot be ... moreYour comment was a good base for me to write a summary, objective truth about the phones. I have to repeat the facts because most people are being misled by the false informations, marketing and they have no clue about phones. For example the incompetent, brainwashed people think the phones must be thinner, and they think it's worth to sacrifice useful features (like removable battery) to make the phone even thinner.
"Only if users keep taking the battery below 10%, and then fast charging or wireless charging (heat kills batteries)."
Wrong. The batteries degrade even if you don't discharge them under 10%.
Kolbycool, 26 Feb 2016Hi, nice initial review. Any comments on the speaker at the bottom of the device? How is the ... moreSorry to burst your bubble, but only phones with stereo speakers can even remotely compare to Boomsound. Stuff like single rear- or down-facing speakers simply cannot compare to that.
samer1970, 28 Feb 2016LG is always behind Samsung ... The Amoled screen and Camera is always better in Samsung.
And the overall build quality, quality control, network reception and many other things.
Apples and Oranges. No point of comparison.
Bootsboy, 24 Feb 2016No so. I've done an elaborate spreadsheet analysis to compare the vitals. LG5 is fine, but S... moreLG is always behind Samsung ... The Amoled screen and Camera is always better in Samsung.
TV couch potato, 23 Feb 2016Can anyone confirm if s7 or s7 edge has infrared port??No
ithehappy, 24 Feb 2016Nah, all along in the Nokia glory days they didn't bother to put "glass" in their phones. That... moreYeah, alright mate. The S6 has blown every other flagship Sammy I've owned out of the water. The literal ONLY downside was not having the SD slot which I got over with my unlimited 4G data package and the 100GB+ of cloud storage they give you. Don't see the point of having phones like these on peasant contracts anyway.
Hi, nice initial review. Any comments on the speaker at the bottom of the device?
How is the quality? Good lows? Decent volume?
I am coming from an HTC One M7 with dual front-facing BoomSound speakers and would like to get an Galaxy S7, but I am a bit worried about losing too much sound quality ...
The plus point of this phone : waterproof, god low light camera. The body design is average, so just wait for Iphone 7 and S note 6
shabih29, 22 Feb 2016It wont be because you called it, it will happen because they will run out of ideas to incorpo... moreNah, all along in the Nokia glory days they didn't bother to put "glass" in their phones. That's how they become a leader, an iconic brand. Like I said, putting glass on a mobile phone is ridiculous idea, period.
S6 and Note 5 are one of the worst made Samsung phones, LOL!
Hope it doesn't use PWM for brightness as it causes migraines and eye pain.
Those complaining about battery, power banks have become very cheap...better than removable batteries that to u can charge your phone 3 times..
Anonymous, 24 Feb 2016You're just a biased Samsung fanboy, who can't admit that the non-removable battery is a serio... moreYou my frind know absolutely nothing about phones.Removable battery is not a deal breaker with a 2 year warranty.I suggest you try the phone first. I'm lucky enough to have used it where I work and it's amazing especially the camera in low light and the build quality.Now be quiet.
MdN8, 22 Feb 2016I guess burn-in can happen if you leave a phone on 24/7 at 100% brightness or if the display i... moreYes, that could be the case. And as somebody in this thread has pointed out, burn in can happen to any kind of screen.
I wouldn't be impressed until they can charge a phone in 10 sec
Anonymous, 24 Feb 2016You're just a biased Samsung fanboy, who can't admit that the non-removable battery is a serio... moreAnonymous... I usually choose not to reply to people who hide behind a nominate, or cannot be bothered to sign in, but clearly I incited you to feel compulsed to correct my viewpoint and steer the masses towards a full understanding of the new Samsung flagships weakness.
Personally I just don't think it suits you. That is fine. I am glad you are open to at least considering their new product.
Personally I don't care.
Yes I use a Note.
With removable battery and upgradable memory and Infrared sender.
I have not upgraded as present items do not serve my interests.
Now... With regards to phones junking themselves after two years... Only if users keep taking the battery below 10%, and then fast charging or wireless charging (heat kills batteries).
Leaving a phone on the cars dashboard, in full sunlight in a parked car would do it too.
Guess what.. Not user replaceable doesn't mean not replaceable.
And I have a heap of phones five to seven years old with OLED and perfectly working batteries.
I simply suggest you have a mindset against the Samsung. I am not the fanboy you claim, and whilst I have not read any of your other comments... I hazard a guess you prove fanatical and compelled to 'educate', repeating you beliefs all over the place.
This is good.
I am sure some of the things you share prove meaningful to others,.. and we all like it when others agree with us, so no doubt you have found a like group here amongst.
Whilst Samsung have variations on the S7 design, the design, if openable by the user would loose thinness, and water and dustproofness.
I think more people will be served with this design ideal, and I restate, perhaps not for you.
whitedragon, 24 Feb 2016This comment, with regards to "non removable battery" is somewhat self defeating.
(Please m... moreYou're just a biased Samsung fanboy, who can't admit that the non-removable battery is a serious fail of the phone.
Any phone with non-removable battery is just a disposable phone. All of them will become a junk, a paperweight after 1-2 years because the batteries lose capacity over time. Especially if you are a heavy user/gamer and you charge your phone every day, or 2 times a day. It lessens the value of the phone if you want to sell it or buy it second hand.
Non-removable battery = planned obsolescence.
Using a power bank/portable charger is not a solution, because it means more frequent charging which further shortens the phone's battery lifespan (the same applies to high current/quick charging as well). The other problem with powerbank is that you have to carry one more device and a charging cable. The power bank won't save your phone if the battery in your phone has bulged and won't hold a charge.
The best and proper way to extend battery life is to replace it to a bigger, higher capacity extended battery. For example ZeroLemon has made a 10000mAh extended battery for Galaxy Note 4 (the last Samsung flagship with removable battery). It has 3x the capacity of the original Note 4 battery. It wipes the floor with your power bank.
And higher capacity battery means less frequent charging which means longer battery life.
The only disadvantages of Galaxy S7 are that it has AMOLED screen (suffers from burn-in problem), no FM Radio and non-removable battery. Among these disadvantages, only the non-removable battery is the deal breaker (I can compromise with the other 2). Besides these problems, S7 is the best phone today (best camera, best UI features (Touchwiz), liquid cooling, gaming features).
So if S7 had removable battery, it would be my next phone. Why is it hard for Samsung to create A VARIANT of S7 that has removable battery? They already make different versions of their flagship devices. And those versions doesn't have any useful differences. A version with removable battery would make sense and with that variant Samsung would fit, satisfy most people's needs.