Samsung has released the new flagship, the Galaxy S7. The phone has been causing a stir with rumors and people waiting to see what Samsung has for them this year. And the Korean company did not disappoint. The phone is a step up from the Galaxy S6 which was also quite phenomenal.
The S7 spots a 12 MP primary camera and a 5 MP secondary one. The camera has been upgraded and therefore it takes great photos under low light environments. The phone has a 5.1 inch display with more pixels per inch which means deeper colors and greater clarity although the difference is not so evident to the naked human eye. One of the other great features is the waterproof nature of the handset.
With 32 and 64 GB of internal storage and 4 GB RAM, the phone still provides for expandable memory up to 200 GB which is what every phone user could desire. It allows for a great deal of storage for different files without running out of space or slowing down the handset. It also has the latest Snapdragon 820 processor which is fast, making multitasking smooth and the user interface high quality as it does not lose frames.
Despite the fact that the phone has been highly rated, there are a few features that could have been better:
1. microUSB Port
Samsung could have included the USB Type-C port in the phone. Instead, the slower 2.0 makes transfer of files onto computer quite a long process. The inclusion of the Type-C port would have given buyers more reason to spend their cash on the handset.
2. Non-removable battery
The S7 has a metal casing which is not removable. This means that the battery is not removable as well. This is the same case with the S6. Samsung tried to compensate for this by having a 3000 mAh battery on the S7. As much as this is some significant juice for the device, it is still a far cry from having the option of carrying an extra battery in case you run out of charge and do not want to go through the inconvenience of charging the handset.
3. Quick Charge
Although the S7 provides for wireless charging, it has Quick Charge 2.0 and not 3.0 which is much faster. The phone could have included the most recent version of the wireless charging technology instead of settling for the 2.0.
4. Fingerprint Sensor
The fingerprint sensor in the S7 has not been improved. It still faces the same challenges as from earlier versions. It takes a really long time to unlock the phone and this is a no-no for phone buyers. Especially not when there are better alternatives that still hold a more efficient version of the feature such as the Nexus 6P and the iPhone 6S.
5. The glass back
Samsung could have used a less delicate back material. Instead, it went with glass. This is easier to scratch, break and damage in general.