I am trying to find out if S7 is OTG compatible. Does anybody know?
Never noticed that. Very minor change. The camera quality has surely degraded slightly after the update. I'm telling this after extensively using the camera post the update. Samsung has effectively ruined the already excellent camera on the S7 after the update and now, it's as good as cheap junk Chinese phones. Make the brightness full and open the camera app. In artificial and low lightning condition (in both auto and pro mode) you can see visible noise in the viewfinder. Marcos or close-up shots show noise when zooming in, especially around the corners (blurred background) in artificial and low lightning conditions and to some extent, in daylight as well. Even in pro mode with ISO set to 50 or 80, there's visible noise especially in the corners. Noise is also visible in the viewfinder if you crack up the brightness. This wasn't the case with the camera before the October level Android security patch update. The S7 & S8 have similar camera quality so Samsung has intentionally screwed the camera quality on the S7, as part of planned obsolescence to frustrate the users enough so we buy their new flagship phones. Every other companies does it.. This isn't a new phenomenon. If you carefully examine the camera after the update, you'll notice what I'm talking about. Now I'm looking to downgrade the software back to August Level Security Patch or might just sell it to buy another more capable camera phone.
The-Artist, 23 Nov 2017Just finished updating a few hours ago. To be on the safer side, I performed a factory reset b... moreI'm talking about the options during the call... Earlier they all were highlighted with a white background beneath, like if the speaker button is pressed, it used to be convert into green with a circular white background, but now it just turns green...
I'll have to check the camera... I didn't notice what happened to it...
dbd, 24 Nov 2017What's d correct way to update? I alwys do via OTA update directly via mobile network. Never d... moreI also update via OTA, and have updated several times already. Never once needed to factory reset or clear cache. My S7 is still working fine.
There's a rumor circulating on Samsung forums that Exynos-powered Galaxy highend devices will get 3 years of OS updates. That means the S6 might get Oreo and the S7 might get Android P. Snapdragon handsets will be limited to just 2 years of OS updates due to Qualcomm's imposed limitations. We'll see, though.
Anonymous, 23 Nov 2017It's because of old cache, sometimes happens.. if you have backup do one thing...press home bu... moreWhat's d correct way to update? I alwys do via OTA update directly via mobile network. Never did a factory reset now cache clear b4 or after update(not sure when to do). Now my device is with Service center.
Shhzd amar, 23 Nov 2017The options for speaker mute etc have changed, earlier they used to have white background, now... moreJust finished updating a few hours ago. To be on the safer side, I performed a factory reset before downloading the OTA update. Samsung usually doesn't provide update changelog which kinda sucks. There was always a white background in Settings > Sound & Vibration > Sound Mode. Android security patch updated to October. Android Security Patch for November is already available for Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge in the US.. Wonder why Samsung released the October security patch instead of pushing the November security patch here in India. https://m.gsmarena.com/new_samsung_galaxy_s7_s7_edge_update_on_verizon_brings_fix_for_krack_exploit-news-28364.php
Clock & Email app icon is changed. No other changes or bugs found.. But camera performance in low-light and artificial lighting condition is degraded after the update. Even with low ISO (50 or 80), there's visible noise in the corners which wasn't the case before the update. Earlier the low light shots looked really great with no noise or other artefacts. Even the viewfinder shows noise in artificial light in both auto & pro mode. Zooming in photos show clear noise and lack of fine details. Now it feels like I'm using a phone with an above average camera instead of an excellent camera. I did extensively use the camera after installing the update and reached to the conclusion that Samsung intentionally degraded the camera performance after the update. This is clearly planned obsolescence at work from Samsung. I'll have to downgrade to the earlier software version now. :(
The-Artist, 23 Nov 2017Got a new update for S7 here in India. It's the first update I'm getting after my phone arrive... moreThe options for speaker mute etc have changed, earlier they used to have white background, now they don't... The October patch has arrived... Nothing much has changed, just under the hood changes I guess...
dbd, 23 Nov 2017Post this update while rebooting my S7 got freezed to Samsung logo nad with Blue light on at t... moreIt's because of old cache, sometimes happens.. if you have backup do one thing...press home button +vol up+power button at the same time, hold for 30 sec and bootloader menu will open..navigate with volume button and wipe data and wipe cache. Voila. It should boot fine with the new version. It's clean and best way to install updates. I've done the dirty one i.e without formatting but working fine. Regarding update I haven't noticed anything new except the change in security patch no to Oct 2017 from Aug 17. Let me know if that helps.
Just got update today for S7 in India. November Security Patch is available for S7 in different countries but in India, Samsung is giving only October Security Patch.. Still no Samsung Experience UI for this flagship phone when my sister's Galaxy J7 (2016) cheap phone already got Nougat update with Samsung Experience UI. Samsung giving worst treatment to flagship phone owners. Update policy of Samsung totally sucks, I'm pissed off thank you Samsung. Grrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!
The-Artist, 23 Nov 2017Got a new update for S7 here in India. It's the first update I'm getting after my phone arrive... morePost this update while rebooting my S7 got freezed to Samsung logo nad with Blue light on at top corner. When called the customer care, they told me few tricks but it didn't worked. So they are asking me to bring the mobile to service center 2mrow. The S7 was showing Samsung logo for 1.5hr then it got discharged and got switched off automatically.
Got a new update for S7 here in India. It's the first update I'm getting after my phone arrived. Update size is 414 MB. Samsung don't provide changelog so if anyone already having installed the update, please mention the improvements and bugs, if any, in this new update.
AnonD-702042, 23 Nov 2017New Update arrives in IndiaWhat does it bring? Any changes??
You just haven't come across the bugs yet, but generally speaking if there's a bug in stock android, it will also be present in downstream versions of Android.
I would stay away form any Samsung product. They have by far the worst customer service of any manufacturer ever. They do not stand behind their products, not do they understand that it is the consumer that keeps them in business. I spent 3 weeks dealing with an issue and just kept getting the run-around because they wouldn't take responsibility that their phone had a mother board issue, and it was only 5 weeks old. Terrible, terrible, terrible customer service.
AnonD-481725, 21 Nov 2017It depends on the prices in your country, for example, i would recommend the Oneplus 5 which i... moreSamsung has one of best software support. Every Galaxy S and Note series phone is guaranteed 2 years of major OS updates and 3 years of security updates. Not only that. Their updates are very stable and polished. They're bug-free unlike stock Android which is full of issues and takes several consecutive updates to fix.
LG is garbarge. They abandon their phones after 1 or 2 years.
AnonD-50664, 19 Nov 2017Galaxy S7 or LG V20 or LG G6 or P10 ??? Help please I'm about to buy v20 beast of a device
AnonD-50664, 19 Nov 2017Galaxy S7 or LG V20 or LG G6 or P10 ??? Help please I'm about to buy Only s7
AnonD-187842, 21 Nov 2017Hi can anyone tell me good alternative of Samsung galaxy s7 . I want good camera specially in ... moreIt depends on the prices in your country, for example, i would recommend the Oneplus 5 which is actually a 2017 smartphone and it is selling for the same price of the s7 in most regions Same goes for the LG G6, the Google pixel of last year was the best smartphone camera, but if you can find the Sony Xperia xzs for a decent price it is a camera killer.
And all of these brands i mentioned have much stable and better software support than Samsung, the Oneplus 5 and LG G6 and probably the xzs will get further update support than the s7.
It is also worth to mention the HTC 10 one of the best cameras of 2016.....