Gadgets excite me. I especially love trying out new phones.
I decided to get Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, last year. It was an impulsive decision, and I couldn’t have been happier.
I liked Samsung for various reasons: The user-friendly interface, many important options that I believe other companies should think of introducing, additional storage and the applications. The only problem I had with the phone was the edge display. It was of no use to me and was a bit tricky to hold, as the edge screen used to open apps if touched.
I recently bought the Samsung Galaxy S7, and I am smitten!
This model was released in March 2016. The phone comes in five colours: Black, White, Gold, Silver, Pink Gold.
So far they have only released it with 32 GB internal storage that can be expanded with a microSD card, and a 4 GB RAM making this model faster than the predecessor.
Design wise it’s similar to Galaxy S6, which was one of the best-looking phones around. Though I feel S7 is a bit thicker and heavier than the former.
Both the front and back of the phone are covered in Gorilla Glass 4, with a metal rim in between.
It has a 5.1 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. Images and videos are enjoyable to watch and gaming fun, due to the screen sharpness.
It feels a bit slippery in hand and is a finger print magnet. Therefore, it is better to use a phone cover to protect it.
Like the Galaxy S6, this model too has volume buttons on one side, a lock/standby switch on the other. The speaker and headphone jack is at the bottom of the phone. Samsung has reintroduced the micro SD slot which is a wise decision. The back has a camera lens that lies flatter than the previous model. This phone is also water resistant due to which the speaker sound suffers a bit.
Design wise it’s similar to Galaxy S6, which was one of the best-looking phones around.
The 12 megapixels camera takes sharp photos with vivid colours. Introducing Dual Pixel technology for autofocus and improving the low light performance gives smooth and high-quality results.
It has a non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery which is better than what the Galaxy S6 had, in layman terms, you can go without charging it for a full one day. I can only comment on this after a few months of usage!
They have also introduced an ‘Always on’ display so, when the phone is locked it can still show the time, date and the notifications, that are enabled, without consuming too much of the battery.
What I enjoy the most about Samsung phones is the split screen option. This option gives you the liberty to watch YouTube videos or browse Facebook while replying to emails or chatting to friends on whats app simultaneously.
Another vital feature of Samsung phones is the ‘ultra power saving’ mode. If your phone battery is low and you have no charging port near you can switch your phone to the ultra power saving mode, and the entire screen turns black and white, the background apps stop working having only a few important applications on display.
So let me know what phone you use and what will make you switch to another smartphone?