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Samsung Galaxy S7 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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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.

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

5.1 inches

Display size

1440 x 2560px

32GB, 64GB

Internal storage

12 MP

Rear camera

3,000 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Display Size
5.1 inches
Resolution
1440 x 2560px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
577 ppi

Camera

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

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
142.4mm x 69.6mm x 7.9mm
Weight
152g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 9

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Exynos 8890
RAM
4GB
Operating system
Android 6
Internal storage
32GB, 64GB
External storage support
Up to 512GB
Battery capacity
3,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP68
Wireless charging
Qi
Launch price (RRP)$1,149
Launch date2016-03
Samsung Galaxy S7

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

  • Price: ~$300
  • Where to buy: eBay

Specifications

Display

Display Size
5.1 inches
Resolution
1440 x 2560px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
577 ppi

Camera

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

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
142.4mm x 69.6mm x 7.9mm
Weight
152g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 9

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Exynos 8890
RAM
4GB
Operating system
Android 6
Internal storage
32GB, 64GB
External storage support
Up to 512GB
Battery capacity
3,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP68
Wireless charging
Qi

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