How can GSM Arena not consider the MS apps as bloatware? It's exactly that. It can't be uninstalled, likely only deactivated, and Sami only put it on the phone for good old money. I always have to look at the ugly icons.
What is then stamina of meizu pro5, Z5compact, note4, A9 in comparison? It's a shame.
Hope GSMARENA team posts the benchmark results and battery life results for Snapdragon 820 powered variant as well........ I'm hearing that SD820 powered version may have lower battery life.
That said, even the Exynos powered version had lower battery life than I was expecting. Note 5 has a bigger screen and the same 3000 mAH but manages to post better battery life.
Talk time - Note5 - 28:34 , S7 - 22:57
Browsing - Note5 - 10:43 , S7 - 9:34
Video - Note5 - 13:51, S7 - 14:50
Seems battery life is the price you have to pay for the extra performance.
I don't know how the others, but I watch videos more on tablet than on the phone(more like only on tablet). Now I wonder what did they mean better endurance when majority of users use wireless connections, and in this even with bigger battery its same/worse than last year phones with S810/exynos.
TanTrum0147, 12 Mar 2016Agree...iOS is matter of time to became android. If do so then there is no chance to 6s to beat Galaxy S4 in performance. S7 is comparable with iPhone 12.
There is a fail in the battery test. In real life the battery lasts 30% more than S6. If someone had both devices can confirm (or deny) that. And I have to say camera is the greatest in a smartphone hands down.
shame no IR blaster ihave S5 i was tempted buy but i think i stay for now.. its like downgrading to me... and battery u cant replace either and i dont like too much the glas and metal design.. i prefer plastic i dropped my s5 many times no crack on display only on the case which i can live with...
Anonymous, 12 Mar 2016many improvements done, but i will go with xperia z5 premium or xperia x performance. i donot... moreyeah. i will too. samsung despite using sd 820 .marshmallow. amoled has such a low endurage rate. i will better wait for lg g5 . but it doesnot look beatiful. so seeing for x performance or xiaomi mi5.
samsung you will be going down if you did such a bad thing. sony.
Somehow i've got a feeling a snapdragon-powered S7 will be more battery-efficient
I "love" how gsmarena deems a problem the lack of stereo speakers which at best is a refinement, yet thinks that the sealed battery is fair game.
At this point I think reviewers are in on it. Dead or dying batteries is probably the most significant reason for one to buy a new phone yet not a peep is heard about them...
Phones are fast enough for the extant applications, cameras can't get much better due to the small size. So it's mostly irrelevant that those are getting better. We live in an era where you can keep the same phone for 5 years without any adverse effects ...
The *only* reason keeping you from that is the sealed battery. In 2-3 years the battery holds significantly less, causing you to throw away a perfectly usable phone.
Shame on you Samsung and shame on those supporting this tactic...
As I expected camera isn't something ground breaking. Just make a compare S7-V10-MX5 and you'll be surprised.
The samsung s7 is a complete knock out vs iphone 6s. Price same with the 16gb 6s but sees what samsung gives with the price. Performance of dual core cpu 2gb ram still over the octa core with 4gb ram? The next iphone 7 please show us what u got??
Some great feedback on this site, certainly helps when pondering the "next phone" decision. I was thinking about iPhone 6s for my next phone, however with Micro SD back in for the S7 I'm leaning heavily towards the S7, as storage is key for me. $1199.00 in New Zealand for both the S7 (32 Gb) and 6s (16 Gb). That's $75 a Gb on the iphone and to get to 64 Gb I need to go another $200.00 up or $400 up for the 128 GB. With the S7 (32 Gb) I can add another xx Gb via SD for $xx.00. (eg another 32 Gb for $50). Seems better way to go. Plus Water / Dust Proofing (and OIS on the camera as standard (as not on 6s, need to go to the 6s plus for that)). All 'n' all I think this new S7 ticks so many boxes. Had a play in store today with camera, that Auto Focus is unreal. I think Samsung have done a great job here. Also, haven't been so impressed by Build Quality / materials since the HTC One of 2013. Looks a brilliant phone.
BarosRO, 12 Mar 2016Quad-core 2.6 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 (Galaxy S7) vs Dual-core 1.84 GHz Tw... moreAgreed iPhone is iPhone & iPhone 7 will destroy each and every smartphone if there is 4gb ram even 2gb is enough vs 4gb on s7/s7edge
8knots, 12 Mar 2016Battery life rating (80h) is just similar to s6e+ (83h) and note 5 (85h) despite they have muc... moreExact same thing I was thinking and way less call time and less internet time too. I would have thought the s7 would have been around the 88-90 hour mark with atleast 30 hours calling and 11 hours internet.