Xiaomi Mi 8 a better buy than this phone now?
Bigger screen, longer battery life, better camera or at least as good.
Nick, 17 Nov 2018I'd like a 5.5 inch screen, hard to go down in size, Edge version is that size but don't like ... moreYou can get a Note 5 or a A9 phone (2016, Pro 2016 or 2018). I personally think a flat S7 Refresh and a flat S10 with noncurved corners, metal body and no notch of any kind with high specs would sell like hotcakes
ProJames, 12 Nov 2018Definitely. This phone is more powerful than most midrange and low-end models. And it is a pre... moreI'd like a 5.5 inch screen, hard to go down in size, Edge version is that size but don't like curved screen personally.
After the latest October security patch update I am finding the battery life has got worst drastically.
Is anyone having similar issues? From India.
Anonymous, 15 Nov 2018Sot is never a true measurement of battery backup as everyone's using their ph differently. If... moreRight now I'm keeping my phone on charge... Its 23% as of now, I'll post a pic about how much it would get charged in half an hour... But I completely agree to this guy's point... There are much better phones in the market, buy the S7 if your only priority is camera...
zvonko, 15 Nov 2018Can you tell me how much SOT do you usually get on an average day? And how long does the charg... morehttp://imgur.com/kHqnW5i
These are my battery usage stats... If I use it further, it would last an hour more before being 10%...
It would charge from 10% to 70% in about 40 minutes or maybe earlier... I usually don't calculate these timings, whenever I'm not using the phone, I keep it on charge...
zvonko, 15 Nov 2018Can you tell me how much SOT do you usually get on an average day? And how long does the charg... moreSot is never a true measurement of battery backup as everyone's using their ph differently. If you binge watch videos on wifi or mobile data you will get 5 or 5.30hr sot max. If you use your phone casually you will get sot of 4.30 to 5hr but your ph will run typical 9am-9pm easily. Samsung s7 is now pretty old phone and I would suggest you to look elsewhere if camera isn't your primary priority.
Shhzd amar, 14 Nov 2018I haven't used it right from marshmallow but switching from nougat to oreo bought a huge stabl... moreCan you tell me how much SOT do you usually get on an average day? And how long does the charging take? (I almost never let it go below 10%)
my budget is 200 eur
zvonko, 14 Nov 2018That sounds good to me, any improvement on SOT is good. I am aware that S7 battery life could ... moreThere is no such app, but feel free to use this image for the test: https://imgur.com/a/KwTt6qq
Download and transfer to the S7.
As for the warranty, it is covered, at least in my region. I am not in Europe si I am not sure it does in your case. Contact Samsung about it (say the screen has a persistent red tint in some areas)
ProJames, 14 Nov 2018From my experience, Oreo has given my S7 a new breath. I got 20% higher SOT (Screen-On Time).
... moreThat sounds good to me, any improvement on SOT is good. I am aware that S7 battery life could never match A2 Lite, but honestly, A2 Lite has even too much battery life. I guess I overcompensated from HTC M9 :)
Well, I guess I will get EU Exynos version since I will buy it locally, not online.
Most of them (in my budget) are out of warranty but I will look out for one that still has it, although I can hardly believe I could get the screen replaced under warranty just for burn in, considering I live in Croatia... :)
I looked up a few apps but cant find the one you are talking about.. or did you mean that I make an image myself and then send it over BT to S7?
zvonko, 14 Nov 2018Well that was a quick reply, thank you! So basically it will be a huge upgrade whatever vers... moreI haven't used it right from marshmallow but switching from nougat to oreo bought a huge stablity to the phone which was lacking with nougat... Battery backup also increased slightly... According to my usage pattern ( lots of YT videos, browsing, social media ) it hardly makes up to the evening... A little battery boost is always required in the evening and in some cases I even charged the phone twice a day... So, if you want a phone with good battery, just ignore the S7... Btw what's your budget?
Anonymous, 13 Nov 2018Can it use a 64gb card without it freezeI'm using 64gb card and it works fine
zvonko, 14 Nov 2018Well that was a quick reply, thank you! So basically it will be a huge upgrade whatever vers... moreDo know that the S7 can't match the battery life of the A2 Lite. The Snapdragon 625 is very frugal (albeit less powerful) and the battery is quite bigger (4000mAh vs 3000mAh)
zvonko, 14 Nov 2018Well that was a quick reply, thank you!
So basically it will be a huge upgrade whatever vers... moreFrom my experience, Oreo has given my S7 a new breath. I got 20% higher SOT (Screen-On Time).
You need to look for burn-ins. If the device is still on warranty, you'll be able to get the screen replaced for free, but this way you can talk down the price. Check the back panel for IMEI too (phones with non-genuine repairs do not have the IMEI written). Also avoid like plague the US branded models. Updates are terrible on them. Europe Exynos is the best (depends on the CSC, get back to me if you get this model), Canada Exynos is fair (timely but you miss the Mobile Data toggles because of carriers). Korean models get updates sporadically (ironic). So get a SM-G930F or W8 if you care for updates
If you meant "what to look for to know if it's counterfeit", then check the Android version and try the AMOLED test, which is to display a full-black image with a small white spot. Cover the small white spot. If you see light bleed or any kind of light (do a close inspection), then it's not an AMOLED and the phone is fake. In doubt, do a benchmark with Geekbench. This should be quite fast on the real deal. Compare the scores you get with those: 1400 Single Core, 5000 multi-core. If the phone meets or exceeds those values, it's genuine. Or else, it's a knock-off