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
ProJames, 13 Nov 2018It's at random unfortunately. Use AIDA64 to find out. Don't get me wrong, the IMX260 is still ... moreWell that was a quick reply, thank you!
So basically it will be a huge upgrade whatever version I get, right.
Well, buttery smooth operation is all I care about, I was just curious.
What I am also interested is battery life. I came from HTC M9 (62h gsm arena endurance, which was a challenge lately, especially with degradation) to Mi A2 Lite (106h - awesome, although 2h+ charge time) but I see S7 has "only" 80h when new and I guess test was done on Marshmallow.
Do you know how is battery life on Oreo compared to Marshmallow with moderate use (no gaming, mostly calls, Whatsapp, browsing and YT)?
Also, maybe any suggestions what to look out for in used S7 (apart from obvious visual checks)?
zvonko, 13 Nov 2018how do I know if it has ISOCELL sensor or Sony IMX when buying used S7?? I am planning to swit... moreIt's at random unfortunately. Use AIDA64 to find out. Don't get me wrong, the IMX260 is still way ahead of midrange cameras. And no, it won't get 8.1. Actually there is no difference fon Samsung devices. 8.1 changes are minimal and are only noticeable or effective on AOSP-like phones. But Oreo on the S7 is a butter-smooth experience with a ton of features. You do still get monthly Android security updates, something LG can't even achieve on their G7 flagship (let alone the S7-gen G5 or even the G6 lol), or Huawei on their P20 flagships (or the P10, S8-gen), or Motorola on their 2016 flagship (S7 generation). For reference see this: https://forums.fido.ca/t5/custom/page/page-id/forumpage.osupgradesen
ProJames, 12 Nov 2018Definitely. This phone is more powerful than most midrange and low-end models. And it is a pre... morehow do I know if it has ISOCELL sensor or Sony IMX when buying used S7?? I am planning to switch from Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite to S7 mainly because of the camera. Unfortunately I will have to sacrifice amazing battery life and Android updates but it should be worth it for a good sample of S7 with awesome camera.
Also, do you know if S7 will get Android 8.1 or is it stuck on 8.0?
Yasir, 10 Nov 2018Is it worthwhile to buy this phone now? A box packed unit is available for quite cheap rate.yes it is. camera is so great! but dont expect long life battery
Yasir, 10 Nov 2018Is it worthwhile to buy this phone now? A box packed unit is available for quite cheap rate.Definitely. This phone is more powerful than most midrange and low-end models. And it is a premium package too: Wireless charging (Ahem 1+), 3.5mm headphone jack (Ahem *everyone*), QHD Super AMOLED (Even 1+ is stuck at FHD), Dual Pixel PDAF 12MP 4K camera that still makes awesome pictures (if you have the ISOCELL sensor, the Sony IMX is noticeably worse, having used both), Android Oreo with jam-packed Experience 9 UI, monthly security updates, premium GG4 build, Fingerprint scanner where it should be... What else is there to ask?
Yasir, 10 Nov 2018Is it worthwhile to buy this phone now? A box packed unit is available for quite cheap rate.I've seen a lot of videos recently about this phone and it seems like a great deal if you can get it cheap and unused.
Is it worthwhile to buy this phone now? A box packed unit is available for quite cheap rate.
Double Minded, 05 Nov 2018Moto X4 or Galaxy S7? getting both of em for about the same price.. (refurbished)S7, better processor, better camera...
X4, good for nothing...
Double Minded, 05 Nov 2018Moto X4 or Galaxy S7? getting both of em for about the same price.. (refurbished)Hands down the S7...
Moto X4 or Galaxy S7? getting both of em for about the same price.. (refurbished)
Anonymous, 11 Oct 2018I know. This is pretty bad for me. The phones are getting bigger and bigger, you need a bag fo... moreI exactly agree with u. Manufacturer r forcing people to hold an elephant sized phone all the day in their hand which isn't pocketable. That's how they can advertise their Branding & people drops & breaks the phone frequently and customers have to buy another new phone. For this reason they don't provide a removable battery as well.
I also don't wanna use a phone larger than 140mm night & 70mm width.
RAMMU, 01 Nov 2018i have purchased phone 01/11/2018 its just amazing......ooh same to me, i feel much differences from my old galaxy s5
Anonymous, 13 Oct 2018check your fone see what eats the battery, the worst is facebook. See power saving is on. The ... moreI never turn on power saving as it reduces CPU performance, my phone is usually on all day, except for some times... But I've used all of my phones the same way and I feel that the S7's battery is average... If it was a little big, for eg 3400mah, it would be excellent....
I saw that it will be converted to dual sim via software update.
can anyone know how to do it?