Upgrading to the New Samsung Galaxy S7

It is that time of the year where all mobile device manufacturers prepare their wares in anticipation of a Christmas shopping rush. For those who are looking to buy bleeding edge phone technological gift this Christmas, the Samsung Galaxy S7 (and accompanying edge model) are a no-brainer. Let’s take a look at what you get.

Screen and Display

The shining star for any mobile device is the make of the screen and its accompanying resolution. In this case, you will be looking at and using:

  • 1inch
  • Quad HD Super AMOLED display
  • A resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels
  • That’s a pixel count of 577
  • 7 Million colors

For those keeping count, this is the same pixel count as the previous year’s flagship model, the Galaxy S6. The notable difference in the case of the Galaxy S7 is the always-on functionality. This allows individual parts of the display to remain on and always showing information without putting too much drain on the battery.

Processors and Sensors

Powering such a vivid display isn’t easy, and Samsung knows just that. Keeping this device running nice and smooth is 2.1 GHz Quad Core processor chip matched with an Adreno 530 graphics chip.

The inclusion of multiple processors has become the norm amongst high-level mobile devices. The secondary chip largely handles the sensors and manages smaller processes which your device completed when locked.


Speaking of sensors, this device has a long list of eight sensors which are constantly working to keep the functions and features of your phone alive. These sensors are:

  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Barometer
  • Digital Compass
  • Gyroscopic Sensor
  • Hall Sensor
  • Heart Rate Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor

An interesting note – the hall sensor is used to detect whether the cover of the device is open or closed.


Just as you would expect from any flagship device, the Galaxy S7 ships with Android Marshmallow (OS V. 6.0). As is the regular case with Samsung Galaxy Phones, Samsung is advising users to expect prompt security patches and software updates.

Battery Life

If you were drooling over the display specs but then remembered that the battery is likely to take a toll, then you are right. However, Samsung has expected your fears and packed this device with a 3000 mAh battery. This should see you getting around 17 hours of continuous playback with wifi turned off and the screen brightness adjusted.

For fans of previous models, it is important to note that this year’s model no longer includes a user-removable battery. That means you should take battery estimates to mind when considering if this device is going to see you through the day.

All in all, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is a beautiful device with nothing but pure power on the inside. However, fans of removable batteries will find themselves slightly disappointed.