Great cameras and batteries paired with expandable storage and water resistance made Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge beat the competition
When Samsung ditched water-resistance and a microSD slot for last year’s Galaxy S6 models, the phones lost important advantages the older S5 phones had enjoyed, But Samsung realized the mistake and came back strongly.
That shows one point ” Samsung believes in Voice of Customer ” and acts accordingly. The new Galaxy S7 and S7 edge bring back water-resistance and expandable memory. They earn Excellent battery life scores, and turn in top-notch performance in other areas. These new models aren’t just Samsung’s best smartphones, but, perhaps, the best smartphones.
The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge’s main camera is terrific, despite downsizing in resolution from the S6’s 15.9 megapixels to 12.2. It produced Excellent image quality and Very Good 1080p video quality—among the best we’ve tested in a smartphone. The still images are ultra-sharp, and the camera did very well in low light.
The camera’s optical image stabilizer works well, a real plus in low-light conditions. And the phone can record in Ultra HD (4K)—you’ll really appreciate the clarity if you’re watching your videos on a 4K TV. Those high-quality images and videos are big files, all the more reason to appreciate the Galaxy S7’s microSD slot, which can support large memory cards.
Galaxy S7 and S7 edge can handle immersion for up to 30 minutes in 5 feet of water. They can laugh in the face of sinks, toilets, and scarily deep puddles. And, amazingly, this water-resistance is achieved without physical covers for the USB port.