Arguably the best phone of its time, the Samsung Galaxy S7 shook up the flagship smartphone game with an improved, waterproof design (IP68), speedy and powerful operation, and an excellent camera. Although no the latest Samsung Galaxy phone available, this handset still holds up against the competition today and can be scored for a bargain.
Any neat new features?
Although the appearance is very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6 with the sleek glass and aluminium design, the newer body is now IP68 water and dust proof, meaning it can withstand being submerged in up to 1.5 metres of water for half an hour. You’ll also find the always-on display setting that allows a display of the time and any notifications, even while your phone is locked, that uses minimal battery.
Is it as powerful as it is pretty?
An amazing 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2,460 x 1,440 steals the show when you first take a look at the S7 handset, but behind that stunning clarity is a powerful and capable machine. The Exynos 8890 chipset makes for an incredibly powerful processor, and paired with 4GB of RAM, the S7 will be comfortably breezing through everyday tasks, and still manage to handle the more resource-intensive obstacles as well.
Does the camera hold up?
There’s a good reason that the camera remained practically unchanged from the Galaxy S7 to the S8. It is an exceptional shooter that even gives the simple success of Apple’s handset cameras a run for their money. Apart from fast autofocus and stunning clarity, the S7 excels at low-light photography, which is an area that Android phones typically suffer in.