Hey do you still have this? Thanks. If so. Ill buy now
Switched to me phone see them now sorry bud and cheers (y)
Out of stock for me mate but will keep an eye out
Why is this expired? I can see some colour models are still available. Also, it's worth pointing out that StockMustGo's definition of grade C isn't as bad as you'd think. A HUKD user posted SMG's deal on the Pixel 2 phones a few weeks ago and they were grade C. However, he promised they'd be around grade B- shape. I picked one up and found zero scratches on the screen and minimal wear.
Samsung Galaxy S7: Octa-Core Processor in a Sleek and Stylish Design Phone
The recent release of the Galaxy S7 continues Samsung’s commitment to developing smartphones that blend elegance and functionality. A vibrant 5.1 inch screen, clear call quality, impressive battery life, a zippy octa-core processor, and its waterproof design combine to make the S7 a sleek and stylish powerhouse.
Long Line of High-End Smartphones
Samsung have kept on refining their flagship Galaxy S smartphones since their inception in 2010, and with the S7, the line has reached a new apex. Screen size has expanded to a roomy 5.1 inches, the processor is super fast, and with its curved form, the unit looks svelte and fits snugly in the hand.
Thankfully Samsung didn’t mess with the winning design of the S6. They just addressed some defects and added on a few more nice touches. The result is a smartphone with power and elegance. And with so many new models coming onto the market this year from rivals LG, HTC, Huawei and Sony, it needs to be.
When shopping for the S7, you won’t have to content with the bewildering line of models some manufacturers come up with, each with its own specifications. Only one model of the Galaxy S7 is offered in the UK, that with 32GB of internal storage.
Samsung S7 Technical Specifications
Processor: Octa-core Samsung Exynos 8890 running at 2.3GHz (The US model comes with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820) 4GB of RAM (up from 3GB in the S6)
Storage: 32GB (24.8GB free) and microSD card up to 200GB.
Operating System: Android 6.01 Marshmallow 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, NFC, 4G LTE, HSPA+, and Bluetooth 4.2 12 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixel front facing camera
Charging: Quick Charge 2.0, Micro USB
Available colours: black, white, gold, and silver
Dimensions: 142 x 70 x 7.9mm
A Familiar Form
You may get a touch of déja vu when you see the S7. It does look remarkably like its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S6. The S7 sports the same solid glass and metal finish, but radiates a smoother cleaner look with its more rounded edges and little touches, such the less protrusive camera lens. One downside of the metal finish is that it’s a magnet for fingerprints and smudges. But that’s easily addressed by finding a nice case to protect it.
The volume controlss are located on the left, and the power/lock key sites on the right. The fingerprint scanner sits under the home key. The SIM card and Micro SD share a tray on the top edge for an uncluttered effect.
The rear of the unit features the camera lens and flash, along with a heart rate monitor. The latter can be accessed via the S Health app, although some users may prefer to use dedicated fitness devices or smartwatches.
Regarding the display, the S7 features the same size and type as its predecessor with an identical resolution of 2,560 x 1,440. However the Samsung engineers have tweaked the S7’s display to enhance both brightness and contrast.
What’s New in the S7
While firmly grounded in the Galaxy line, Samsung has given the S7 some thoughtful new features that really enhance the user experience.
One of the most useful is the ‘always on’ function. This lets you configure the unit so that it displays useful information when it’s turned off. You can set it to show various time zones, date, battery level, and notifications of any missed calls or text messages.
While it’s nice to be able to check the time and remaining power at a glance, one deficiency is that it’s not possible to add notifications for messages from Facebook and other third party apps. The ‘always on’ screen also adds slightly to battery drain.
Another neat feature of special interest to travelers and those subject to the vagaries of the UK weather is that the device is water resistant up to 3 metres for a period up to 30 minutes. It’s also fully resistant to particles of dust which is great for city slickers and those heading off to the outback.
The charging port has no flap but if your phone gets wet, the unit is configured not to charge until the port dries out.
The S7 features a fingerprint security system as an alternative to using passwords to lock the device. It needs to be enabled in settings and then your fingerprint has to be registered by drawing you finger across the reader, located above the start button.
Coolness is assured in the S7 via a built-in cooling system comprising a heat-conducting copper tube holding a fluid that vaporises at high temperatures.
Slashing the Bloatware
Like most Android phone manufacturers, Samsung has often been guilty of loading its products up with software that doesn’t really earn its keep. This bloatware has hogged memory and disk space and made it more difficult for users to interact with their phones the way they really want.
With the S7, Samsung features a tweaked version of the Touchwiz launcher which restricts itself to providing some advanced configuration settings and optional features that actually help you use the phone optimally. Users can also switch to Google Now.
One new feature that gamers will appreciate is the new Game Launcher. On top of keeping all your games neatly together, it lets you take screenshots, live shots, and switch back and forth between apps while playing. Plus you can set it to optimise games to minimise battery use by reducing frame rate and other performance factors. It also allows you to lock your various keys so you don’t accidentally press one during a game.
After dropping it in the S6, Samsung wisely brought back the SD slot for S7. At the same time, they restricted its internal storage to 32GB. Most power users will take advantage of the device’s capacity for SD cards up to 200GB. This is especially so because 7.51GB of internal memory is used by the system and pre-installed applications. The Micro SD slips into the elongated SIM drawer the top so there’s no need to open the device to change cards.
Power users will be disappointed with the S7’s lack of support for the adoptable storage features of Marshmallow. Adoptable storage lets the phone adopt the memory card as a block of internal memory and thus securely store both apps and data. This can free up space on internal memory but does tie the card to one particular device.
All Day Power
Following the gripes over the lacklustre battery life of the S6, Samsung have packed the S7 with a hefty 3000mAh battery. Combined with the power saving features of Marshmallow and the efficiency of the chip, this results in impressive usage times. Even with heavy use, the phone is likely to run all day and beyond on a single charge.
One of the new power saving features in Marshmallow is the seductively named Doze. When enabled, it kicks in automatically when your phone is idle and everything apart from priority apps go to sleep. You can also tap into Samsung’s ultra power saving mode that limits the display to black and white, and functionality to calls, texts, and browser.
You receive a fast charge adapter thrown in that lets you fully charge up your phone in 75 minutes. Alternatively, you can use your old generic charger and lead if you wish using the micro USB port. The S7 also supports all major standards of wireless charging.
To the downside, the battery is non-removable. It should deliver years of impressive service, but you lose the ability to slot in a spare.
Step Up for Better Cameras
At first glance the back camera of the S7 is a regression. It’s equipped with a 12 megapixel front camera in contrast with the S6’s 16 megapixel powerhouse. But delve a little deeper and you’ll see that it’s actually a step up.
Though the resolution is less than that of the S6, the use of the IMX260 dual-pixel sensor from Sony coupled with a wide aperture f/1.7 lens gives the S7 a boost in speed and performance. It also boasts super speedy auto focus for fast and accurate picture snapping.
In particular, the S7 is a winner when it comes to snapping pics in low light. Factor in the optical image stabilization (OIS), and you get a solid performer able to take pictures in all conditions. Another neat touch is that the S7 gives you a preview mode option, so you can carry out tasks such as deleting or sharing your pics just after taking them.
The front facing camera offers beauty mode – a range of filters for enhancing and adding artistic touches to your photos. It also comes with a front flash that works by using the screen to generate white light.
If you like to be in charge of your photography, you can choose the unit’s Pro Mode to get access to an array of controls such as contrast, shutter speed and ISO. The S7 also features Motion Picture and Motion Panorama for more versatile video shooting.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
One feature that’s regrettably remained unchanged is the phone’s loudspeaker. As with the S6, it’s the same single unit. And being located in the base, it’s easy to block when holding the phone. With other manufacturers such as HTC producing phones with twin speakers positioned in the front, this is one area where the S7 lags. Gamers, in particular, will be disappointed.
VR Gear Virtual Reality Headset
One exciting new technology that’s increasingly associated with smartphones is that of virtual reality. Using devices such as Google Cardboard allows owners to slot their phones into simple VR headsets and view their displays as 3D images.
Samsung has teamed up with VR headset firm Oculus to develop the Gear VR especially designed for use with Samsung phones. The powerful hardware and high resolution AMOLED display of the S7 make it ideal for use with intensive virtual reality tasks. The headsets are equipped with gyro, accelerometer, proximity sensors to deliver a dynamic and realistic viewing and gaming experience. And with the Samsung Gear 360 you can actually shoot real 360 degree photos and movies.
The Gear VR headset allows users to watch streaming movies from on-line services such as Netflix, view media stored on the S7's memory card, and take advantage of various VR apps and services that are emerging. Slide on a pair of headphones and prepare for immersion in a virtual world of photos, 360 photos, videos and games. The VR headsets are available as optional extras at special prices for Galaxy S7 owners. In fact, those quick off the mark in ordering the S7 got their headsets free.
There’s no doubt that the Galaxy Edge with its curved screens is ineffably stylish. Its 5.5 inch screen is also noticeably larger than the S7. In addition, the Edge offers better battery life with its 3700mAh pack. Such features will be prized by various users such as gamers, and those who watch a lot of videos.
All that combined with its elaborate design costs quite a bit extra. However, performance-wise, the two models are evenly matched, featuring the same processor, quad HD screen, and memory. Moreover, the cameras are identical.
Another nice addition to the S7 Edge is that the “Edges”, as Samsung refers to those distinctive curved sides, now accept 3rd party panels. That sets the stage for developers to create displays that can make full use of the Edges to deliver information.
Given that the S7 is such as solid performer, the ultimate deciding factor will probably be whether you think that sleek, futuristic look of the Edge is worth the hefty premium. The good news is that whichever model you choose, you’ll get a smartphone that really delivers.
Choosing Between the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7
Another issue that many users will be considering is how the S7 stacks up against the iPhone 7. The obvious difference is that the iPhone 7 screen is smaller at 4.7 inches. Plus it’s not QHD and lacks Samsung’s Super AMOLED technology which helps render sharp and vibrant colours.
However, the Apple interface is slicker and more intuitive than that of Samsung. Apple’s screen offers the proprietary 3D Touch which senses user pressure to offer enhanced functionality such as Peek and Pop for fast previews, and Quick Actions which lets users carry out common tasks quicker and with fewer steps.
Areas in which the Samsung wins outright are the processor and amount of RAM. The S7’s octa core chip and 4GB of RAM far outshine the iPhone's quad core processor and 3GB of memory.
In terms of storage, you can get iPhones in varying capacities up to 128GB. But unlike the S7, this is not expandable by a microSD.
One deal killer for some will be the fact that the S7 is IP68 certified and can put up with much more rigorous treatment than the iPhone. For many, the ability of their phone to withstand water will be important. And with Samsung’s new features such as the always on function, the S7 is now a rather versatile smartphone. The Apple iPhone 7 has no headphone jack, so if you want to listen to music with your phone, you can only do so by using Bluetooth headphones. Something well worth considering before you purchase your new smartphone.
A key consideration is the aesthetic appeal of the phones. Though the S7 is gorgeous with its glass and metal form, for many, the iPhone 7 is the best looking device available.
At the end of the day, the main deciding factor will probably be whether you fall into the Android or Apple camp.
Resetting Your Samsung S7
One query many users have is what to do if the device becomes unresponsive considering you can't simply remove and replace the battery. The fact is that all Samsung devices with non-removable batteries include a safety feature that automatically restarts the unit within seconds should it freeze.
If you wish to reconfigure your phone or set it up for new user, you can perform a hard reset. Also known as a factory data reset, this will delete all the data, apps and settings on the device. The simplest way to do this is to go into settings/Backup and reset, and choose “Factory data reset” and then confirm. You can also go to your phone dialler and enter the following reset code: *2767*3855#.
Another way to perform a hard reset on your S7 is to turn it off and then hold the volume up, home and power buttons together. You should then see the Samsung logo and the option to enter recovery mode. Here you can use the volume buttons to navigate to the “wipe data/factory reset” option and press the power button to initiate the process.
A less drastic approach is the hard restart/reboot which just powers down and then restarts your phone. To do this, just hold down both power and volume down keys together until the phone restarts.
Quick Look at the Pros and Cons of the Galaxy S7
Sleek and stylish design
Excellent battery life
Outstanding camera, especially in low light
Water and dust resistant
A slew of handy Android Marshmallow features such as Google Now and Google Pay
A good time to find smart deals is around the release date of major Android updates. And be sure to keep your eyes open around the end of the year when you can pick up some real bargains on Black Friday, Cyber Monday or Christmas.
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Posted 20th Mar 2019Posted 20th Mar 2019
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge G935 32GB All Colours Unlocked Smartphone Grade C (Other grades available) hitechelectronicsuk EBAY - £127.50£127.50eBay Deals
I wouldn't buy a pack of smarties from CPW, they don't care about the customer at all
Not a bad deal if you don't mind being stuck with the contract for 2 years. The SIM plan is worth about £6/mth that means the phone is £8*24=£192. Costs about the same for a refurbished on eBay.
That's the thing, you're not just buying a phone but also airtime for that money - how much it remains to be seen Being a CPW refurb sold on a contract, it should be packed with new battery - that would be best practice in industry. But reality is often less than good... (Edit) Finally tariffs came up carphonewarehouse.com/mobiles/pay-monthly-tariff.html!/sort/relevance/model/CPWCLESAMS732BLA Best one imo, not that appealing
Yes it's a great phone, and I'm typing on mine now. But I paid under £400 for mine new 2 and a half years ago. This, therefore seems, expensive for a refurbished phone that is now 3 years old. Although the deals won't load for me so I don't know what the tariff is like.
Still fab phone, oldie design but small and premium, beats many of today's best cameras, rock-solid reliability, water protection etc... For this kind of money, who can vote cold? Link has trouble loading contract details OP
Posted 1st Jan 2019Posted 1st Jan 2019
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Unlocked £174.99 Grade B / £199.99 Grade A (12M warranty) @ hitechelectronicsuk Ebay£174.99eBay Deals
5.5" Super AMOLED Display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, 16:9 ratio . There is a 5MP dual video call front facing camera, 12MP rear camera. Fingerprint (front-mounted). … Read more
Cex grades B are usually pretty good. You only get A grades from them if you have the box and all accesories like headphones are included and unused. Think they upgraded their policy 2 years ago. So any phones older than that, will be different for A grades
Still a great phone and still going strong. Mines has developed screen burn at the top, just be careful when getting a phone this age. Hopefully it shouldn't be the case. Heat mate (y)
It's a very good price, for example, CEX will charge you £245 for Grade B although the grading may vary from company to company
Hi is this the best price for grade B thank you
Haha XD Morning!
Posted 29th Nov 2018Posted 29th Nov 2018
Samsung Galaxy S7 32 GB SIM-Free Smartphone - Gold £263.29 @ Sold and Dispatched by Amazon£263.29Amazon Deals
Also included: Receive a £10 Amazon Voucher from EE when you purchased an eligible smartphone and activate (top up your first payment) an EE Flex Amazon Exclusive Sim Card. Plus g… Read more
Hi, can you point me in the direction of a similar deal, looking to get one for the wife. Prices for the S8, are way higher than the s7
I agree with you but this is more about overall shape of it. Thickness, weight, aspect ratio, fingerprint sensor placement, no buttons below the screen. It isn't like Samsung anymore but like rest of the mobiles from all other manufactures. But I understand it, this is the way the river flows. Just a no no for me personally.
S7 has poor battery, less storage, RAM and midrange CPU ...unless u keeping s7 for flat design ..S8 is better than S7 in every sense including better software support
My misses has s8 and I've got s7.No chance I would swap my s7 for newer model.Everytimee she asks me to do something on her mobile I'm like...
add 14 or 20 pound more and you can get decent condition s8
Thanks Tan! It does look great. Was it the pristine quality version that you ordered? If you get chance can you post your experiences of battery life with your new shiny "toy" when you have used it for a few days or more? Thanks again!
I received the phone today and I know its refurbished but it looks like it's a new phone
I'll be getting it tomorrow so I'll post some pictures
Posted 24th Aug 2018Posted 24th Aug 2018
*ONLY 1 IN STOCK* Samsung Galaxy S7 Clear Semi-Opaque Flip View Case Silver - Only £3.93 + £1 No Rush Credit @ Amazon (Prime, Like New)£3.93£19.9980% offAmazon Deals
Bargain price for an official case, used like new condition so it's probably just damaged packaging!
That was a different deal I posted, posted this one once. As long as it helped somebody that's all that matters. It's the same as the 100s of yellow sticker, Tesco store-specific deals like the PSVR IMO, but people have more chance of getting this as it's online.
Is that not the whole point though? That it can’t be a deal that many people can enjoy as there is only one in stock. And the fact having been posted twice and hasn’t got more than 15 degrees would support that theory that people do not see it as a deal if only one person can benefit. Just a thought...
Don't think so, it was still in stock when people voted cold and I posted a similar deal in the past with only 1 in stock - it got 15° heat.
I would imagine it was voted cold due to having only 1 in stock?
First person to pm me Can have this! ;) Joking :S
Posted 16th Aug 2018Posted 16th Aug 2018
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge "Premium Pre-Owned" with 2 year guarantee £329.99 @ John lewis & Partners£329.99John Lewis Deals
I didn't realise John Lewis did refurbed handsets but if they're offering 2 year guarantee then it seems like a good deal - and it's not through a 3rd party either so looks like yo… Read more
I agree with this, I think the design is better than the s8/s9 and feels nicer in the hand but no denying this price is abysmal
This is not a good price, but just to say I got a used S7 Edge recently and it still holds its own among new mid-range phones. Updated to Oreo and battery manages to last a day. Beautifully designed phone.
Got a new one from eBay for £185 after recent 20% U.S code offer. So this is cold.
Someone saw that as a challenge I think. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/iphone-x-64gb-60gb-data-on-ee-58-a-month-no-upfront-costs-x-24-months-1392-buymobiles-3018143
I feel rather cold
Posted 12th Aug 2018Posted 12th Aug 2018
Samsung Galaxy S7/ Edge - EE/Vodafone/Unlocked - GOOD And VERY GOOD - Starting From £143.99 @ Music MagpieMusic Magpie Deals
Quite a few bargains to be had, from £169.99 for the edge in gold EE good.. Going all the way up to a ridiculous £504.99 for the edge in 64gb pristine. That one aside, there are… Read more
Problem is that I have multiple contactless cards in my wallet so I can't just tap my wallet to pay - I have to open it and take the card out. Much easier for me to just take out my phone, scan my fingerprint, and tap. It's not just that though, I really like being able to instantly see how much I've paid through a push notification on the app, not many banks offer this through their own applications (I think Monzo does) and mine (Nationwide) shows all pending purchases as a Visa debit transaction - so informative!
Yep! Or purse, Nfc, pfft.
Haha way I see it if I have to get my phone out, I can easily get my wallet out just the same
Overrated, just blu tac your debit card to the back of your phone, and hey presto! Nfc
I can live without NFC and a great camera. As long as I've got WhatsApp I'm all good lol
Posted 30th Jul 2018Posted 30th Jul 2018
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge - Vodafone - 32GB REFURBISHED Good £157.49 @ Music magpie / Ebay£157.49eBay Deals
Newsflash... the ratio of other mobiles with cracked and chipped screens and the Edge models is not proportionate.
It 'looks nice' is about all they have with the curves. HTC 10 is the same generation as the S7 Edge, both Snapdragon 820 phones. I wouldn't consider it on a par but that's just my opinion, the S7 Edge camera is pretty amazing even today. If I was only looking at SD820 phones anyway, I'd hand it to the Sony XZ which is probably cheaper than both.
yeah well more money for them when u break your phone. We do glass front and back, curve the edges thenrub our hands together from greed. personally got a htc 10 flat screen and metal back. 1 generation newer than s7edge £120 in cex Grade A