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.
AnonD-513803, 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.
It took 5 to 6 generations to Samsung to finally build a good design phone. I guess I have to wait 5-6 more years till they decide to go stock android way xD
To be fair, a $150 phone interface look better than Samsung's Touchwiz UI. How can someone like those pathetic icons for a flagship phone.
Battery life is pretty average nothing to see here. Always-on is a joke to be had as a feature now.
Quad-core 2.6 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 (Galaxy S7) vs Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister (iPhone 6s) and the iPhone is still better than the S7 in most of the presented tests. Good job, Samsung....
"there's no sign of the A9 (2016)'s secondary symbols upon long press" Bad... I don't understand why for so many years it is so difficult for Samsung to give such option in keyboard settings. It's not difficult to implement an could be useful for many users, but unfortunately Samsung is not paying attention to details. It took years to redesign terrible looking blue colored pull down settings/notification area. So, let's hope it won't take them decades to add secondary symbols on keyboard....
Battery life rating (80h) is just similar to s6e+ (83h) and note 5 (85h) despite they have much larger display.
Will you make a performance test and battery test of SD820 variant?
One one suggestion GSMArena,
There should be a link to switch back to the review after you enter the comments section. Clicking on the review title does nothing. The only workaround seems that you gotta hit the browser's back button.
Using Chrome on Android.
AnonD-111717, 12 Mar 2016i can't believe Always On Display takes that much battery, about 1% per hour is insane.
even ... moreLG wasn't lying when they said they feel their always on is better than AMOLED. That endurance tanks once you turn it on for the S7. Still looking forward to the LG G5 review, but as long as it scores a 70-80 in battery endurance, there's no way I'd even consider an S7 this year. The other options are P9, HTC 10, and the offerings from Xiaomi and Meizu
Sorry Sammy. AMOLED isn't nearly as good as you make the technology out to be.
AnonD-263286, 12 Mar 2016Outstanding. What's the battery endurance with Always-On-Display OFF ?Are you blind or what?
i can't believe Always On Display takes that much battery, about 1% per hour is insane.
even LG G5's only takes 0.8% per hour, and it's not an OLED display.
As a new user of S7 I can say battery life is just average. Very little bloatware.
Please you cant compare last years old Apple stuff to this beauty. Samsung has a HIT. They did it. I can imagine the Note 6 will be superb too.
gsmarena have you found a way to show the 360degrees video on mobiles? It's the only thing that I miss when browsing your site on android compared to pc.
many improvements done, but i will go with xperia z5 premium or xperia x performance. i donot need a qhd screen when 1080p is enough. both have ip68 rating too. 1080p screen will improve performance and battery life a lot. xperia has no camera hump which is more practical. a dedicated shutter button too. however, pricing will matter