Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge: Samsung At MWC 2016: Samsung Galaxy S7 Hands-on

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Samsung Galaxy S7 hands-on

Handling the Samsung Galaxy S7 we are instantly reminded of the S6 (which we brought along for comparison purposes). The two see quite similar in photos, but in person, they are much easier to disclose apart.

Samsung Galaxy S7 (left) and Samsung Galaxy S6 (right)

The S7 is slightly thicker but doesn't feel like it, becautilize its back is now beveled like the Note5. This makes it more comfortable in the hand.

The back is beveled, which makes the phone a joy to handle

The Black color option looks fantastic until your fingers acquire it all greased up. The White paint job is the most resistant to fingerprints.

The four color options to be available at launch

Samsung will utilize both Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Performance between the two chipsets has been balanced out and should be 30% faster in Central Processing Units (CPU) terms, 60% faster for the GPU.

The Galaxy S7 launches with the latest TouchWiz, built on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

The classy screen has the same Always On feature as the S7 edge.

The screen's Always On mode

Same goes for the capturing camera - large 1.4µm pixels paired with a colorful f/1.7 aperture. The nearly-flush capturing camera looks much better than the S6 hump, it can almost pass for a design accent.

The refreshed capturing camera UI • The capturing camera sticks out less than half a mm

The S7 pair features wireless charging, supporting both the Qi and PMA standards. There's a microUniversal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 port on the bottom, Samsung sticking to the tried-and-accurate standard (still bitter from the Universal Serial Bus (USB) 3.0 experience?).

Standard microUniversal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 on the bottom • Card tray on top • The other two sides

Here's a closer see at the card tray. The two cards are parked in a line, instead of going side-to-side.

A closer see at the card tray

The Galaxy S7 design has only seen subtle changes since the S6, but these small differences add up to a much more polished experience.

Selfie cam • Home button/fingerprint reader • Side keys



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