“Why buy a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge? Here’s why… ”
Samsung recently announced the launch of Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, the much anticipated successors to its very popular flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S6. While the predecessor had set new benchmarks and still is one of the best smartphones around, the new S7 duo takes the Galaxy line-up a few notches higher. Power-packed and feature rich, the S7 and its edge sibling are everything you want your smartphone to be and more – speedy, sturdy, snappy and gorgeous, these are phones worthy of all the praise. Here are seven reasons that make the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge the best smartphones you can buy.
1. Divine design
Inspired from its predecessor, the S7 adds a few touches of its own to make the perfect design more picturesque. The phone is curvier and looks much more refined. In fact, it is said to be easier to pick up, and more comfortable to hold and use. Plus, the seamless integration of glass and metal into the body feels surreal. The fingerprint scanner is flatter, and the camera lens is now less protruding than before. In short, it is designed to both express and impress. Also, if you pick the S7 edge, you get the classy screen that curves at the edges of the device, making it one of the best looking phones in town.
2. Proof of durability
Come hell or high water, this phone can stand it all. The Galaxy S7 pair is sturdy too… it boasts IP68 rating, which makes the two phones water resistant, whereby they can withstand submersion in up to 1.5m deep water for 30 minutes. But the best part is, unlike the traditional waterproof phones that seal each and every port on the phone and make it look like a maze, the ports on the S7 and S7 edge aren’t covered, yet offer the needed protection… thereby not compromising on the demeanour.
3. Powerful performance, a gamer’s gadget
Now let’s talk power. The processor has been improved… dramatically improved. It’s over 30 percent faster than the already super-fast Galaxy S6, which means everything you do on your phone would now be done at a lightning fast pace! But one primary use of having better processing is that it aids gaming, and Samsung took special care of that. The S7and S7 edge are the first smartphones which will utilise the newer Vulkan API, allowing you to experience console quality graphics right on your smartphone. Moreover, there’s a no-alerts gaming mode that lets one play for longer hours without any interruptions. Plus, the gameplay can now also be recorded. And for the multi-taskers, there’s 4 GB of RAM on board. Hence, the pair of phones is both the beauty and the beast!
4. Dual SIM and microSD card? Check
In an age where other companies, in lieu of sleeker designs, are doing away with useful and important features like expandable storage, additional SIM slots and apparently even the headphone jack, Samsung shows that you don’t need to compromise on one thing to get another – you can have it all! The phones comes with expandable storage of up to 200GB, for you to store to your heart’s content. Plus, the SD card slot, intelligently doubles up as a second SIM slot… a convenience that is rare in flagships.
5. Ditch the DSLR
Samsung is known for its superior smartphone cameras and the S7 and S7 edge are no exceptions. But, instead of merely improving the optics, Samsung this time reimagined them. The newer cameras come with a better image sensor with bigger, brighter pixels and the biggest aperture on a smartphone currently (f1.7). But the icing on the cake is the Dual Pixel technology. Till now a feature of DSLRs, this increases the autofocus speed by many folds, making sure that the important moments of your life are never again blurry. Also improved by all of this is the low light performance, which is now the best in the industry. And other features like Motion panorama and selfie-flash make the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge the best phones for shutterbugs.
6. Ballistic Battery
What’s a smartphone which hugs a wall all the time? Samsung agrees and has thus installed a beefy 3,000mAh battery into the sleek and slim body of the S7. If this seems unbelievable, the S7 edge has a 3,600mAh battery to power its bigger display. Additionally, the phones support the latest version of fast charging. And for those who don’t like wires, wireless charging too, is on board.
7. Display to die for, one with an edge
Samsung is a pioneer in mobile displays. Period. The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge both boast sharp Super AMOLED screens with Quad HD resolutions and… they are always on! When these screens sleep, instead of turning off, they go into a low power state where everything is blackened out, except for the clock and notifications. So you can check the time or see your missed calls, without ever waking the smartphone.
This is common to both the phones, but the S7 edge is even more interesting. The beautiful glass edges are not just for show. Slide from the edge and you get a myriad of shortcuts at your disposal. You can add selfie capturing, email composing, texting, sports scores and a host of other features on this Edge display. So the next time you want to take a selfie, all you need to do is swipe!