Yesterday, I spent a very brief period of time with the Samsung Galaxy S7 – about five minutes. It wasn’t a planned thing and I was in a hurry, so I didn’t even take any pictures. However, Samsung’s new flagship made such an impression on me that it would be wrong not to write a bit about it from the little time I spent with it.
First, this is a very, very beautifully crafted device. We are talking about fine lines and smooth curves that gleam in the light. The display is absolutely gorgeous and when I touched it, it felt perfect. The display is 5.1 inches, right within my limits of comfortable handling. In the hand, the S7 feels just as premium as it looks. This is top notch premium, people. Nothing about the Galaxy S7 looks or feels like Samsung skimped in making it worthy of being called a flagship.
But What of the OS and performance? You do know that scores of smartphones pass through my hands regularly. So, when I pick up a device and use it, even if for a few minutes, I am able to immediately tell how smooth it runs. How do I put this? The Galaxy S7 purrs along nicely like a cat. I flipped through and swiped around quite a bit, and I can tell you that it runs uber-smooth. The performance is far ahead of what any of the 1.3 GHz flagships produce. How well it will perform when loaded with apps is a different matter that is beyond he scope of this brief hands-on.
Sadly, I had to run. I couldn’t try out the camera (it is interesting though that Samsung bucked the trend and went for a lower megapixel count, equipping the S7 with a 12 megapixel unit). I wish I had more to share with you guys, but that’s it. The Galaxy S7 is pure class and a very exciting smartphone. You can check out the full specifications HERE.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.