Samsung questionable quality?
Samsung S7 water proof / resistant, NOT!!!
Seems Samsung S7 does not like water despite claims to be water resistant to 1m for 30 minutes.
Mine was in 5cm water for about 10 seconds, cost E1500 to repair, returned from Samsung agent, fingerprint scanner still not working, now another E800, hopfully they test properly before returning it this time.
Previous non water resistant Samsung S4, S5, S6, Note 4 etc all had water damage warranty, not however so called water resistant S7, seems even Samsung was not confident in their own claims of water resistance.
Have had Samsung cell for last 6 odd years, but now seems Samsung quality not what it used to be, will start looking elsewhere.
Anonymous, 04 Jan 2017S7 is the better choice. XZ has stereo speakers but lower volume. Everything else is better on S7.The Xz has hi res audio, better build quality, won't break when it falls, tons of awesome camera modes, 5 axis video stabilisation, will get nougat update much faster than Samsung. S7 is overhyped crap! Utter fail of a phone!
I HATE, HATE, HATE my S7. Only switched from the S6 to get waterproofing and maybe a better camera...now...maybe should have went iphone. The bluetooth does not work worth crap with any of my cars. My S6 worked awesome. I have tried everything to get the phone directories to sync and load no avail, best I can get is basic ability to receive calls hands free. The security features, especially the biometrics are flawed, it's wiped my phone twice so far. I am sick of restoring it. Trying the thumb this time, so far seem better we will see. There is nothing special about this phone at all compared to the old. I feel ripped off.
scorpio, 04 Jan 2017Rubbish comment. I have an s6 and up-dated to marshmallow and it has never run better. Superb phone."It has never run better " you admit it its worst ;) the poor samsung..
Dear friends who are using S7 -
I am using Nokia N8 for the last 8 years plus (and it NEVER gave me any trouble). Now I am planning to buy S7. My interest is in camera. Unfortunately, S7 doesn't have FM Radio. And S7/S7E are very fragile.
1. As people with experience with this S7/S7E, do you advise buying it?
2. Any SW/HW problems I should expect?
3. Any little pesky/irritant issues develop over time?
4. Is there any way of activating FM Radio? (Indian model). I heard about rooting..... But do not know much about the procedure.
5. It is very fragile. Putting in a Spigen case will protect it in case of accidental drops? (I know, no phone is perfectly proof from such damage....)
6. Is it reasonable to expect from S7, the quality and life I got from Nokia N8? Or I should not?
7. What is the standby/idle drain (say, you leave it On in the night, what % drop in battery by morning)?
8. Its 3000maH is good enough? Or you advise me to go for S7 Edge just for the sake of larger battery?
9. Which color is smudge proof (for the back glass)?
10. Is the screen scratch resistant? Or I better put a scratch guard too (in addition to using a case)?
Thanks in advance.
woIF, 03 Jan 2017You just made it up, the entire comment of yours is a joke. Iphone 6 fastest to shatter? gs7 &... moreIf you'd work in a phoneshop, it wouldn't take long to notice that a massive amount of people walk in with shattered iphone screens...one drop and the screen is gone...
It's a running joke here; iphones are used by a certain category of people (either older people or young future mcdonalds workers) and they tend to smash the screen within the first month of getting it...
P, 03 Jan 2017Learn how to optimize your phone...i had a galaxy ace 2, then an lg g3, an iphone 6 and now a ... morenot true, sony is the worst m4 aqua the worst phone, second samsung esp j3 had lots of return and replacement , we barely had calls customer having the phone sent for repair, ask anyone who works for mobile tech they will tell you
Trever, 04 Jan 2017S7 or XZ which one's better? S7 is the better choice. XZ has stereo speakers but lower volume. Everything else is better on S7.
beingandroid, 03 Jan 2017if you want phone which lasting long go for iphone ,,if you want superfast and multitasking de... moreRubbish comment. I have an s6 and up-dated to marshmallow and it has never run better. Superb phone.
Lyn, 03 Jan 2017Guys is Samsung s7 still not allowed to take in the airplanes? There was never a problem with the s7. Don't confuse s7 with Note7. s7 is a great phone and perfectly safe. Perhaps the best phone currently on the market.
afsar, 03 Jan 2017samsung galaxy s7 is better than iphone 7iphone is faster and thats fact. But if you don't compare them directly you wont notice that at all.
OS and design is thing of personal taste and I cannot commment it.
Concerning battery and display S7 (which is the most important to me) absolute winner is S7.
More (this is personal): iphone 7 is simply too small, and iphone 7 plus is somply too large. On other side: S7 and S7e are just perfect size.
Lyn, 03 Jan 2017Guys is Samsung s7 still not allowed to take in the airplanes? Thats misinformation. Its note 7 not allowed to take on airplanes - but note 7 does not exist anyway - samsung bricked all existing note 7 phones.
S7 and S7 edge is completely safe!
Lyn, 03 Jan 2017Guys is Samsung s7 still not allowed to take in the airplanes? Not to suggested take on board, because of heating problem.
P, 03 Jan 2017Learn how to optimize your phone...i had a galaxy ace 2, then an lg g3, an iphone 6 and now a ... moreYou just made it up, the entire comment of yours is a joke. Iphone 6 fastest to shatter? gs7 < iphone6 in terms of build strenght.
beingandroid, 03 Jan 2017if you want phone which lasting long go for iphone ,,if you want superfast and multitasking de... moreLearn how to optimize your phone...i had a galaxy ace 2, then an lg g3, an iphone 6 and now a s7 edge (for 9month, since it came out) and the iphone was the only one that gave up on me.
Android can be optimized - my ace 2 lasted longer than the iphone 6 - take off haptic feedback, flipboard, clear cache, take off useless widgets or apps you don't use - seriously, this stuff takes 2 minutes at most and your phone will run crazy well for much longer than 6 months...
"iphones are built to last" must be the biggest myth out there - the battery gives up after months, they have the highest fault rate in the industry and they shatter quicker than anything out there...
afsar, 03 Jan 2017samsung galaxy s7 is better than iphone 7if you want phone which lasting long go for iphone ,,if you want superfast and multitasking device go for s7 ( for 6 month only) until they realsed new phones.
samsung will send you update an you phone will be like a hell,,slow down battery dainer and laggy..
i was a big fan of samaung but all device after update no more function stable.
i did not use iphone but dont buy this crap.