Samsung Galaxy S7 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Display

    5.1 inches

    1440 x 2560


  • Storage

    32GB, 64GB

  • Battery size

    3,000 mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 is best suited for those who fancy a premium Android phone and is an easy recommendation for those upgrading from older Samsung phones because of the inclusion of waterproofing and microSD storage expansion.

The good

  • Refined design
  • Excellent performance
  • Exceptional battery life
  • Great camera options
  • Handy lock screen clock
  • Game Launcher (mostly) works well

The bad

  • Refinement, not reinvention
  • No removable battery
  • Dual SIM or expansion, but not both
  • The S7 is hot
  • You can’t use every photographic mode at once
  • It’s a fingerprint smudge magnet

Samsung hasn’t reinvented the smartphone with the Galaxy S7, instead opting for refinements all round that add up to a superb device.

Samsung was busy as it brought the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to market. They were announced at Mobile World Congress 2016, prior to general pre-orders and availability from 11 March 2016.

Given the market tussles between Apple and Samsung, who between them command the lion’s share of mobile sales both internationally and in Australia, the Galaxy S7 has a lot to live up to.

If you're more interested in the curved screens of the Edge model, you can read our full Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review.

Design

  • The return of expandable storage is much appreciated.
  • Doesn't differentiate itself drastically from the Galaxy S6.
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Camera

  • Improves on the Galaxy S6's camera with extra features and a larger sensor.
  • Some features are incompatible with each other, preventing combinations like HDR and Full HD capture.

Performance

  • Maintains Samsung's penchant for top-of-the-line performance.
  • Fast and responsive, both in benchmarks and real-world testing.

Battery life

  • A massive improvement over the Galaxy S6.
  • Outlasts nearly all competing handsets, including the iPhone 6S Plus.

Verdict

  • Improves on the Galaxy S6 in almost every regard.
  • Reinforces Samsung's position at the top of the Android market.
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Pricing and availability

Samsung Galaxy S7

A refined approach

By shoring up the solid foundations introduced with the Galaxy S6, Samsung has created an impressive smartphone that stands tall among the competition. Available now.

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  • Online retailers are currently selling the Samsung Galaxy S7 for around $600.
  • You can also purchase the Galaxy S7 on contract through Telstra.

Samsung Galaxy S7 specs

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.1 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2560
Pixels per inch (PPI) 577
Rear camera megapixels 12MP
Rear camera aperture size f/1.7
Video recording 4K
Front camera megapixels 5MP
Front camera aperture size f/1.7
Dimensions 142.4mm x 69.6mm x 7.9mm
Weight 152g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 9
Processor Exynos 8890
RAM 4GB
Operating system Android 6
Internal storage

32GB

64GB

External storage support Up to 512GB
Battery capacity 3,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance IP68
Wireless charging Qi

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