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Samsung Galaxy S7 Review

S7If the exploding Note 7 scared you away from Samsung, I understand. However, I have had a Samsung phone for about 4 or 5 years now and let me tell you, I love them. Don’t worry, I am not going to go on about myself and why I love my S7 and, no, this is not a comparison between an iPhone and an Android device. I would like to just go over a couple of functions the device has that I love and then go over a couple of things about the device that I don’t like. Pretty much a simple review of my phone, the Samsung Galaxy S7.

The S7 is a great phone overall. The thing I was most excited about was the battery. I felt like the S6 was a flop mainly because they took away the SD card and removal battery. Not to mention the battery life was AWFUL! I had to charge my phone every 3 to 4 hours. It was not just a lemon battery either. I went ahead and changed my battery in my phone 3 times and it was always this way. With the S7, I really only have to charge my phone once a day now and considering I am on it almost all day e-mailing, calling, using social media (for work purposes only in case my boss is reading this.) And then the many other extracurricular activities I use it for after work. I do all of these things I am able to go a whole day without charging my phone. I, personally, like to feel like the company that I am relying on is listening, so the adjustments between the S6 and the S7 have been very encouraging.

The SD card! THEY BROUGHT IT BACK!! Thank goodness! Base storage on Samsung devices has been 32GB since the Note 3 or the S6, but the SD card slot being taken away was still really tough. I believe most users of Samsung devices really relied on that and felt like Samsung was trying to be more like an iPhone where you have to pay them for a higher gig. Once again, this should make you happy if you are a Samsung user because they are listening to you! Or maybe it’s just because their sales dropped… You can decide for yourself. I like to look at it like they are listening to their consumers, because I like to think the best of people. But then there are companies who take your headphone jack away… We won’t mention any names, though. Anyway, back to the SD card. It is really nice to be able to get more gigs on my phone by buying a 10 to 15 dollar chip and plugging it into my phone. It also makes transferring information a lot easier. It is easy to get pictures from your phone to your computer with a physical chip in case you don’t know how to use Google.

Now for the down side. The RAM. 4GB of RAM. Samsung seems to always be lacking in this area. With the Galaxy S6, they released the phone with 3GB of RAM and not even 2 weeks later phones were coming out with 4GB of RAM. This is something they could improve on because when the S7 was released, new phones with 6GB of RAM were just coming out. They seem to not necessarily be putting their best foot forward when it comes to this aspect of their technology. For those of you that don’t know what RAM is, it is Random Access Memory or virtual memory. It is how your device remembers pictures and sites so it can pull them up fast and helps your device operate faster in general. The device could easily hold 6GB of RAM and would reduce a little bit of the lag that happens when switching from screen to screen.

The next thing that I am not a fan of would be the fact that they took out the IR blaster that made it possible for the phone to operate as a remote control. When you couldn’t find your remote (and who ever can?) you could just use your phone. It was very convenient. Now if I lose my remote I actually have to find it or get up and manually change the channel on the device. It would also, sync to surround sound, the cable box all that good stuff making very easy and convenient to just grab your phone and not even look at the remote.

 

That’s all I have for you today! Thank you for taking the time to read our post and thank you for your support!

 

Jeremy Bryant

MDtekk Regional Manager

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