Hello guys. I bought an unlocked AT&T Samsung S7 online from my country, Nigeria. I got the phone yesterday and I must confess that it's excellent. I am much in love with it.
However, I noticed that the device is still stocked in Android 6.0. Please guys, is there any possibility of me getting an updated soon, given the fact that it's an unlocked AT&T phone? Will I also receive regular updates from Samsung? Thanks!
Anonymous, 26 Jul 2017Agree with most that you said. But battery life is better on the Samsung S7 than Sony XZ. Go a... moreI'm using Galaxy S7 and it's battery is very good. I've also used sony. S7 has better battery life for daily use, but if someone use say 70% brightness on s7 and xz, xz will last longer and the reason is LCD display coz oled panel uses much battery on high brightness. I was getting XZ in 50$ less than S7, But I chose S7 coz it's screen and design has no match with XZ.
Ali Bashir., 26 Jul 2017I want also to inform you that the 5 axis image stabilization in the xz is available in both t... moreI had the XZ and wasn't impressed with its battery life and the softness of the loudspeakers. So for now I'm concentrating on the S7. And funny enough on the older Xperia Z5 coz it has slightly louder speakers than the XZ, cheaper than the XZ and seemingly more steady video stabilisation than the S7.
Vollind, 26 Jul 2017Yes, you will have amazing quality video and photography. Ignore the haters here as they are j... moreBut I saw a video comparing the older Xperia Z5 vs the Galaxy S7 and the former looks a tad steadier than the latter. Explain?
Ali Bashir., 26 Jul 2017If the smartphone has both then both will work, but when taking pictures only ois works. Would EIS also play a role in help taking great low-light shots? Or would that be more of the sensors, added features & camera software optimisation?
DNF ROX, 26 Jul 2017ois better in 1080..Would EIS (such as the one on Xperia devices like the Z5) at 1080p be also sound impressive to you?
Anonymous, 26 Jul 2017Video quality of S7 is amazing and possibly the best on the market. It has true OIS which mini... moreI've seen some not many. But I have seen a video comparing the video stabilisation of the Xperia Z5 against the 6S Plus and the S7. The Z5 EIS/SteadyShot seem a tad better (short of impressive) image/video stabilisation. Can someone clarify or explain this please?
Gino76, 25 Jul 2017I have only been hearing these things but its good that someone has confirmed this. I want also to inform you that the 5 axis image stabilization in the xz is available in both the primary and the selfy camera, while the s7 and even the s8 doesn't have video image stabilization in the selfy camera, i been watching now some videos about the xz stabilization, you would say sony is magician.
Gino76, 25 Jul 2017I won't be doing any 4K recording as I don't have a 4K TV yet. So I will be concentrating on f... moreYes, you will have amazing quality video and photography. Ignore the haters here as they are just sad people.
Gino76, 25 Jul 2017I won't be doing any 4K recording as I don't have a 4K TV yet. So I will be concentrating on f... moreIf the smartphone has both then both will work, but when taking pictures only ois works.
Gino76, 24 Jul 2017I have been hearing that the Galaxy S7 has no "true" OIS and that it is only EIS. Videos I hav... moreVideo quality of S7 is amazing and possibly the best on the market. It has true OIS which minimizes shake. EIS was added to the S8. You can view camera video comparasions tests here on gasmarena, which will prove the amazing video/camera quality of this phone.
User 2017, 26 Jul 2017S7 has 2nd best Display you can find on any Smartphone (S8 is 1st), You can't compare Display ... moreAgree with most that you said. But battery life is better on the Samsung S7 than Sony XZ. Go and read the specs here at gsmarena or check any pro review site
Slash89, 15 Jul 2017Samsung is really lazy when it comes to updates, so don't expect too much. Yeah Samsung is slow in updates and the reason is it's much more customized. But if security updates are concerned it's not at least for international models. Galaxy note 4 launched in 2014 and it's still getting latest security updates.
Simion Catalin, 16 Jul 2017oneplus 3t is a beast whitout doubtWhen it comes to sheer performance then yeah Oneplus 3t is the beast. But apart from that s7 is still better. Water resistance, much better display, much better camera with OIS.
Anonymous, 19 Jul 2017hey as you have both of them which one is better value for money .... both are at same price ... moreS7 has 2nd best Display you can find on any Smartphone (S8 is 1st), You can't compare Display of XZ and S7, it's far superior, I bet if you use s7 then you won't like display of any other smartphone except s8 and s8+. Camera is also better in S7 than on XZ because of OIS and Dual pixel, UI depends on what you like, XZ has stock experience with minimal apps and options while S7 has fully customized UI. Battery life is better on XZ. S7 is glass body so u have to take care of it "A lot" While you can use XZ casually no issues even if you drop, it won't die. Sony phones are pretty solid. One important thing! If you're gonna buy used S7 than please check several things because there are many refurbished or converted phones in market, Which is not the case with XZ.
Ali Bashir., 25 Jul 2017You mean the opposite, it has ois only, and yes it is very shaky, Samsung supported the ois wi... moreSo, recording a video at full 1080p HD at 30fps would it utilize OIS or EIS? Or both?
DNF ROX, 25 Jul 2017OIS doesn't available in 4K video recording on galaxy S7 ..check camera settingsI won't be doing any 4K recording as I don't have a 4K TV yet. So I will be concentrating on full 1080p HD at 30fps (or 60fps). So, would OIS kick in at 1080p recording?