Galaxy S7 Edge revisit: One year later

by birtanpublished on September 26, 2020

On March 11 of last year Samsung released the galaxy s7 and s7 edge they took some big steps from the previous year with the s6 they made some of the top phones of 2016 and some they were the top phones of 2016 but what about one year later how well has this phone

Held up is it still a good pick up by now let's find out as far as specifications go the s7 edge had nothing short of high-end and came loaded with the Snapdragon 820 4 models here in the US the adrenal 530 GPU 4

Gigabytes of RAM and a BC three thousand six hundred million power battery and who could forget that gorgeous five and a half inch quad HD AMOLED display that bled over the size of those curved edges it made for one of the most attractive

Phones ever and to this day is still pretty jaw-dropping one really impressive thing about the edge design was that not only being premium in all aspects with his glass and metal construction and its 7.7 millimeter

Frame which by the way is nearly a millimeter thicker than the s6 so as to remedy that large camera bump but it was also surprisingly durable the S of an edge turned out to be one of the stronger phones of 2016 and that was

Very intriguing the s7 had other great things going for it like an ip68 water and dust resistance rating meaning you could take the phone swimming spill something on it wash it off and drop it in the toilet with no damage whatsoever

Wireless charging and fast wireless charging giving users a more convenient and pretty sick way of juicing up their phone not to mention it also came with fast charging over microUSB so going from 0 to 100 could be done in no time

At all and having improved fingerprint reader it was faster more accurate and it was actually usable it had micro SD card support to expand the phone storage and it came with a headphone jack yes I had to mention that so on the outside it

Seemed like the s7 was the perfect phone I mean it had almost everything you could want then you turn the phone on only to be greeted by Samsung's TouchWiz skin on top of Android that version of Android being 6 Domar sh melo at the

Time of the phone's release reviewers – – TouchWiz I'm giving it little to no mercy even though Samsung lighten the skin a bit from the previous version found on the s6 there were fewer gimmicks and it had less bloatware but

It was still TouchWiz at first the phone flew it was incredibly fast and the hope of a lag free TouchWiz experience actually seemed possible but over time the nightmares of another laggy Samsung phone came to life

Mine started to lag shortly after the Google pixel was release coincidence ha animation stutters and application hiccups became very apparent but it wasn't nearly as bad as in previous years

Thankfully the phone was still very usable the phone had its edge features which honestly after the first week I totally forgot about and had a number of esteemed applications including s health complete with that heart rate monitor on

The back which I also forgot about s voice which I hope Samsung forgets about Samsung pay which I ended up loving and aside from a couple other pre-installed apps that was it Samsung was definitely getting better with her skin but again

It was still touch with Samsung steam store made things a bit more bearable and of course since this is Android you could install a third-party launcher and make it look the way you wanted to but it still turned some consumers off and I

Heard countless Samsung phones are too laggy iPhone for the win from smartphone buyers regardless the s7 was still a top dog not only because of its spec sheet not just because of its incredible screen but also because of its camera

The s7 had what was arguably the best camera on a smartphone in 2016 if not the best then it was definitely top three with the iPhone 7 plus and Google pixel pictures came out super crisp clear bright and punchy

And low light results were pretty satisfactory as well and yes selfies came out pretty nice as well I will say that and the cameras were nice and fast too with one of my favorite features double tapping the home button

To launch the camera which made picture taking with his phone it's that much more enjoyable and taking videos was nothing short of Awesome as well especially with oh is optical image stabilization and the ability to record

An up to 4k resolution password to March 2017 and I've got my s7 edge running Android 700 nougat which is the latest version of Android – a couple point one update and we now have a better easier to use version of multi window you can

Now double tap the recent apps buddy to jump back to the previously opened app you've got better battery management and more but not only that we also got most of what we got on the note 7 through Grace and wax it's pretty much Samsung's

Revamped UI again with a cleaner launcher complete with blurred backgrounds a refreshed camera application with a nicer gesture-based UI a better notification shade better quick settings where we find performance

Mode and new light filter we got secure folder device management to keep your system in check and we also got a new set of power saving modes where you can lower your screens resolution all the way down

To 720p to help save more juice I can say that as of now the phone does feel a bit snappier a bit quicker stutters are still present but not as bad as they were before battery life seemed to get more consistent and that's

Not saying that it wasn't consistent at all before but there would be random powers reigns here and there but that doesn't happen anymore right now the i7 is more enjoyable to use especially if you have that Exynos version trust me

It's even better so as of now the s7 is still an incredible phone you can pick up an s7 for under $400 or you can pick up an s7 edge for under $500 and now that the new good update is live for pretty much every carrier I would

Recommend picking this phone up as a budget option so you could skip the 1 + 3 t skip the huawei mate 9 skip the HTC u ultra I could even say skip the LG G 6 and Galaxy s8 just to save some cash and get away with a phone that still has

Great battery life a gorgeous display awesome features like Samsung tanked secure folder fast charging and fast wireless charging you've got expandable storage the phone is water-resistant and it still takes fantastic photos and

Videos by today's standards and it still has a headphone jack so one year later the s7 and s7 enter still winners in my book and I can easily recommend picking one up in 2017 especially with that nougat update and that kind of does away

With Samsung's skin and only real caveat so what do you guys think of the s7 edge one year later do you still have yours or do you plan on picking one up let us know by dropping a comment down below we'd love to hear your feedback

But anyway that doesn't for the video I hope you guys enjoyed it if you did feel free to hit that like button subscribe to the Android police channel if you haven't already but that is it for me I'll talk to you guys later and thanks

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