In team that is winning does not move, or moves slightly. With the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, Samsung has taken off the pack of smartphones top line with Android. It is true that the new Galaxy S7 and S7 edge presented at MWC in late February, and today, in Brazil, have little new to catch the eye, but even so, brought by Samsung are enough to put them in a comfortable quality leadership in the fierce market line tops smartphones.
Before, dates and places values: the new smartphone will be launched in Brazil on April 2, with pre-sale from tomorrow (18/3) – buying before the release ensures a free Gear VR. The Galaxy S7 will cost R$3,799, and the Galaxy S7 edge, US$4,299, both with 32GB of internal memory, and Samsung said in a loyalty program, “Galaxy Forever” to allow the annual exchange of top company line paying less for it.
Some news of them are actually old friends: Space returns the micro SD card and water resistance, both present in the Galaxy S5 and some contemporary competitors. The back of the card seems to me something more to calm the fans. Already the water resistance sounded like: “ah, this time has to put, let’s do so that others stop talking about it as a differentiator?” Roberto Soboll, director of products and services from Samsung confirmed this perception. He said the product has undergone changes in its construction that allowed bring back these two features.
Out and front, the devices are similar to their predecessors. Behind both gained a similar curvature to the Galaxy Note 5, which greatly improves the footprint of smartphones. The Galaxy S7 edge, beyond the curve on the side screen, also increased slightly; his screen has 5.5 inches against 5.1 S6 edge and conventional S7. In addition to size there have been important advances in her functions: a model of the screen, which many find unnecessary (particularly, I like), gained more features, more shortcuts to applications and also for third party content. This commitment implies that the future of the Edge screen is indeed promising. If you will turn trend among smartphones, there is another story.
Ghedin comments: The gringos reviews have been published and the enthusiasm with the Galaxy S7 edge is almost palpable. On The Verge, Dan Seifert was visibly excited with the device, to the point of calling it “the most impressive smartphone that already held”. Of the two, the variation with curved screen was the one that suffered more changes, and all very happy. In particular, thanks to the edges, Samsung managed to make a 5.5-inch smartphone with a thinner profile than others with the same size screen. Despite the (small) difference in price, do not be surprised if the taste is the most talked about and seen on the streets. Nor, in a one or two generations, the name “edge” is deleted and he turn the Galaxy S [insert number] standard.
The rear camera has an unusual modification: the 16-megapixel S6 family, went to 12 megapixels. According to Samsung, the camera, called Dual Pixel, delivers clearer, sharper images in low light. This is because it has a lens larger aperture (f/1.7) and physically larger pixels, which allows the camera to be faster and make more accurate autofocus even in adverse conditions. It is difficult to verify these promises without cell phones in hand, but we hope that Samsung knows what they are doing since the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge cameras are very good .
The battery happily raised. The Galaxy S7 has 3000 mAh and the edge S7, even more interesting, with 3600mAh. Both are compatible with fast charging capabilities and wireless charging. The larger battery the Galaxy S7 edge is justified by its larger size.
Ghedin said: I rely too heavily on Samsung camera. The Galaxy S6 was a treat, and despite the reduced resolution, the South Koreans would never step back right now, when they could be equal (in some scenarios, overcoming) the iPhone camera. The increase in battery capacity is very welcome too – was the Achilles heel of the S6 line. The new models are 1.1mm (S7) and 0.7mm (S7 edge) thicker than their predecessors, but … who cares if in exchange we gain a few more hours away from the outlet?
We will have versions of both devices in black, silver and gold. At least for now Samsung continues strong and not the offers rose gold or pink gold, color industry adopted in weight after being used in the iPhone 6s .
Still speaking of design, it’s a shame that Samsung failed to minimize the enormous amount of digital that are marked on the glass back of the devices. All though most people use expensive smartphones such as those with cover, but it’s still frustrating to find the marks of fingers greasy own a product that, in all other respects, it is so beautiful.
With the new Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Samsung itself as a premium brand. All that remains now begin to fidget in fact Apple where it counts: in sales. objects of desire the new Galaxy are already without a doubt.