Would love to see some improvements from Samsung as to listening to it's customers.
We want the qwerty keyboard but we want it with the full display , we want the speakers but we want them dual and we want them facing us.
We love the camera and the improvements done to it so far.
We want the waterproofing cose we talk in the rain and want to be sure it won't affect our phones, or simply take it in the kitchen and some coffee or water splatters on it, or sometimes we just drop our phones into the toilet, i heard that happening to some people, not really go dive in pools with our phones.
Sure thin is sexy , slim phones looking good and all but compromising the battery life and functions is not really a deal we like imposed on us.
Anonymous, 23 Feb 2016It could. And Sony did good focus not larger pixels. If it was 1.4um 24mp with dual photodiode... moreActually I did catch something like f1.4 a year before. wonder if its possible...
Sunny35, 22 Feb 2016They've still kept the KitKat style capacitive buttons.
No influence of material design on th... moreI and probably a many great users very much prefer capacitive buttons over on-screen buttons.
Why waste that space on-screen and also on the front if it's going to be there anyway?
Another good use would be for front speakers but only very few manufacturers (only HTC and a few others) seem to do that
vrvly, 22 Feb 2016It could be done with more pixels though, look at Z5 a lot pixels+fastfocus. I know its not th... moreIt could. And Sony did good focus not larger pixels. If it was 1.4um 24mp with dual photodiodes or 1.6um 16-20mp that would rock too. Plus the f1.7. That would be a killer mobile camera
same old design as S6??? seriously ?!
no innovation why would i pay for a new phone when it looks exactly like the old one with minor upgrades
stupid company and stupid designers
Michał, 22 Feb 2016Did they change camera aspect from 16:9 to 4:3?Yes its now 4.3 not 16.9 so probably you have to select around 8-9mp to get 16.9 still more then enough
NYanakiev, 22 Feb 2016Such a huge disappointment....Samsung is apparently not allowing adoptable storage, meaning th... moreWhat do you mean it has sd expandable storage doesn't matter if it has 32 internal storage
YEESSS!!! At last! WATERPROOF!!! aaarrggghhh!!! Good Samsung, good! But the camera MP is 'uh-oh', nevermind, I have Sony Lens style Camera.. Perfect!
Phone spes kind of awesome, they could have changed the design. Its same old S6 design.about camera only much improvements given to low light, could hav improved day light too. Waterproof n expandable storage is back, n thats grt to hear.
One thing to look at is if they hav corrected overheating problem, wich was in S6 models.
If that too corrected then this s7 is kinda grt, but can only be called as 2nd version of S6
okay very good camera and now add SD Card with waterproof
but you take away infrared and no radio?
LOL why every big company always playing trick on us
that 2 small hardware is not expensive,
fvck*ng $100 phone got those 2 feature
i may not use it often, but if i want to use it i want it to be there
vrvly, 22 Feb 2016-12Mp(going again through my shots - all in daylight so lowlight performance meaningless)
-sd... moreA sensor which gathers more light, means shutter can be open less time. It helps with action shots (less blur). It always helps. Given the nature of a camera sensor is to gather light.
The faster lens will likely equivelate to an f stop of 5 (on a bigger sensor) and is probably one of the fastest lenses available in small formats..
These two functions combined, this is a light capturing monster and is probably the best consumer camera device on the market without going to a dedicated camera.
sponger bob, 22 Feb 2016S7 have amoled display and always display .big problem it is burn in for this function on display"Always","Never", and other words that imply infinite permanence, or quite often impossible by their very definition.
Whenever I see statements using such infinite intentions I question their validity.
The only OLED screens I have had issue with, are, my second hand Nexus S, and a refurbished Motorola RAZR M.
The Nexus S being very old, and having had a lot of screen on time (and being a fairly early gen OLED) can hold an image that has been on screen as a ghost for a half second when the screen changes.
We are talking serious effort to 'etch' is required.
The RAZR, which was around my twentieth OLED screen since the tech launched, was bought a couple of months ago, refurbished, and I can admit, I have no clue what it's' story is... But it retains the edges of high contrast images sometimes for a wee bit.
To be fair I use it as a Logitech arx remote screen to show cpu,gpu and ram usage on my PC, which when turned off, a giant 'white' error message appears middle of screen and will hover there forever.
And it hasn't as yet showed any long term issue.
My plasma, the last generation Panasonic, retains images far worse (and it is considered a 'non-issue' by plasma TVs standards)
LCDs are not immune to this same effect. We are talking stupid usage scenarios that are not the norm,.. But to return to my first statement, my usage isn't your usage, your mileage may vary, and I have no doubt in a world as large as ours, examples can be found to prove almost anything.
Will the S7 screen have issues?
I doubt it.
And, an over cautious Samsung might have the 'static' readout refresh in different places, like pixel orbiters and other such tech that tvs have to help avoid "burn in".
I gather forums can be used to educate others, though I highly doubt you will convince me, as earlier OLEDS may have had weaknesses, but Samsung are so far beyond 'early OLEDs' now.
In fact my last couple of top tier OLED panels have been works of art, and the screen technology I most look forward to seeing developed further.
I only bought my plasma as a stop gap until OLEDs become available at reasonable price points (I don't really watch much TV, and do not justify $6-$8k for a casual set).
Anyhow Samsung flagship OLEDs are pretty much the height of screen tech, so let's try and stop spreading fudge...
non-removable battery = Samsung never learned.
look what happened to HTC and Sony.
both insist on implementing non-removable battery for their flagship phones, and both suffer on low sales.
and now Samsung is going that way.
Looks trivial, like a mobile phone produced by a no-name company. As electronic components, specify only the screen and processor are out of date. Otherwise nothing impressive.