@Greeko86 any updates on what Samsung are doing? Please keep us posted (y)
I had a similar issue and had to take it to my local Samsung repair centre in Glasgow who took about 4hrs to do it as there was a queue of jobs waiting for the engineer.Luckily mine was under warranty. Known fault with the S7 edge as they are so compact that there is pressure on the screen. Can't remember what they replaced but don't think it was the screen.
Samsung warranty is 2 years, so over that and they probably won't fix it. You might be a couple of days under, just make sure to take your receipt to the Support Centre if you are. Otherwise it's £200 for a screen replacement I think.
Thanks for the info. Been reading your thread but I was wondering how long did you have the phone for? I've had mine 2 years now so would they repair mine?
Just make sure to back it up every so often. You know? Just on case.......
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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Updated 1st May 2018Last updated 1st May 2018 by Illusionary
unlocked samsung galaxy s7 edge now receiving oreo update
just want to let you all know the owners of beautiful galaxy s7 edge... Samsung has pushed out oreo update for unlocked phones..I updated mine this morning.. go ahead give a try...… Read more
It came back with a new screen within 5 days. This then became unresponsive and I took it to a service centre where the screen and motherboard were replaced under warranty.
Awakening a dead thread.. How did you get on?
It has just been collected by UPS. Fingers crossed.
Glad to hear most of you had a better experience than I did. Mine was an S7 Edge. It Developed the horizontal light/dark screen bars issue (common fault that isn't well publicised) Tried no less than 5 different repair centres using Samsung's repair centre finder on their website. When I phoned them, None of them had the parts in stock, nor could they tell me when they would be getting any, nor would they let me book it in until they had the parts. So reluctantly I phoned Samsung repair centre, who collected it promptly. Unfortunately, I didn't see my phone again. A month went by with not a word from them. I phoned them, to be told "we're waiting for parts (!!)" Phoned them up every week after that, eventually I was told "my phone has been repaired and will be returned to me in a few days" Left it another week - the phone haddnt arrived - so I phoned customer services. They claimed they wern't sure what was happening with my phone (told me to phone the repair centre directly(!) and ask them! ) Which I did, only to be told to phone customer services for info. At this point I was boiling mad. Phoned them up and put a full complaint in. only then did they agree to send a replacement phone out - finally after being 2 months without a phone!!! It was too late at this point anyway, because I had already got fed up of waiting and bought an iPhone 7 plus instead. The only reason I can think of for the parts shortage, is due to the Note 7 fiasco at the time. Even so - it will be a long time before I buy another Samsung again.
Carphone warehouse are a registered Samsung repair centre, but not all stores. Took my s3 in due to random power cycling and boot loops, all they did was replace the screen with a bit of screen burn the first time, ended up with a replacement device after the second time it went back and said no fault found
Updated 5th Sep 2017Last updated 5th Sep 2017 by Dawsy
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge owners report “pink line” display problem
Another issue for Samsung? Not the first time it's been reported but seems to be gathering pace (may also affect S7 & S6 models) Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge owners are reportin… Read more
Had mine over 14 months with no screen protector.. has really minor scuffs on sides where I think it's been rubbed on my gym bag zip or in the locker. My iPhone 7 was scratched within 2 days..
Hi there , is there anyone else out there dealing with samsung i have a samsung s7 edge and had pink lines on it and samsung agreed to take it back but its been damaged in transit and they are saying its now out of warrenty but this has been damaged by their transport UPS or while they have had it and now they are just avoiding the issue saying its my problem even though when their driver came and collected it it was in good condition anyone know who i can speak to to complain about my transit damage and samsung not stepping up for the responsibility
I've just sent mine off for repair with this issue, hopefully its free but we will see.... The guy in the 02 store assures me this is a very rare issue and mine was only the second one he has seen.....
Should point out it's unlikely to be caused by physical damage if it's all working in good condition with only the pink line issue, most likely it's a problem with the ribbon connecting the display to the main board or a flat out driver issue but since it's replicated time and again I would stick with a faulty ribbon being the culprit
Isn't the new pixel supposed to be good? The s7 edge is just a gimmick, can't even get a good screen protector for it, if it wasn't for the camera it would have been gone for me.
Updated 19th Jul 2017Last updated 19th Jul 2017 by Krooner
All the guys with Ed in that scene are guys who'd auditioned multiple times, had gotten call backs etc and ultimately lost the parts. It was favours before the series end no doubt, but they've earned it at this point. At least he wasn't singing one of his songs.
That scene felt like an Ed- Sheeran plug had been shoe-horned into the episode and was cringe-worthy. His acting was wooden but the whole thing felt to me as if it was his scene. Rest of the episode was great though, the scene with Arya at the beginning and Sam Tarly's repetitive chores were my highlights of that episode without spoiling anything for those who haven't watched yet.
Ed wasnt that bad hopefully we will see no more of him though.
Mine has noise on the call quality. My old Nokia Lumia 640 had the best call quality both on hands free and ear piece.
Haha, yes you have a point but if I went out and spent £400 / £500 on a top end phone for her she would be incredibly annoyed and she's scary when she's annoyed. She has always had PAYG phones and it took us ages to convince her to do a rolling sim deal. My wife is the sort of person who doesn't require expensive gifts to keep her happy especially where phones are concerned. I bought her a new phone a few years back and then when I got my LG G4 she asked if she could have my S4 so it wasn't really gifted to her, it was her choice.
Thanks everyone She's now seen the Sony Xperia XA1 and likes that as well, never been a fan of Sony Xperia's myself tho and would choose the Samsung over the Sony . Anyone ever used one if so what's your views.
So ur other half never gets a new phone? Remember happy wife happy life
Mrs using s7 edge from 3 months battery lasts longer than my oneplus 3 which is double than iphone We never leave on charger over night using original charger only takes an hour or so It's brilliant phone cost me around 400 new from o2 refresh She broke the back glass yesterday but I checked it's only £13 and not difficult to replace so I would recommend s7 edge
Updated 10th Jul 2017Last updated 10th Jul 2017 by seabs
Does the S7 edge need a screen protector?
Hi all, just got an S7 edge. I've been reading that apparantly the phone does not need a screen protector as the glass on it is decent and can withstand scratches from keys etc. in… Read more
They're all crap for the edge. Get a decent case and insurance for any accidental drops. Keep it in a different pocket from your keys and it'll be fine.
All phones need a screen protector if you want to avoid little micro scratches - chiefly because if a piece of hard mineral gets in your pocket then your phone screen will get scratched. No matter what people tell you about Gorilla Glass - even the latest GG5 - it is no more resistant to scratches than ever, and in fact lots of things can easily scratch any phone screen if you're unfortunately. People will tell you that they don't scratch, or that theirs haven't scratched but they're either very lucky or not very fussy. One of the most common minerals on earth is quartz, which can easily scratch a phone screen - particularly if you're anywhere near a beach. Rich girls will often get scratches on their screen from their diamond earrings or rings as these only have to touch a screen to scratch it. In the end it depends whether you care. If you want an absolutely pristine phone with no micro scratches then you absolutely should use a screen protector and ignore anyone who tells you the phone doesn't need one; if you aren't bothered about micro scratches and are generally careful to only keep your phone in a dedicated pocket then you shouldn't suffer any bad scratches. Ultimately it depends how OCD you are! As for screen protectors, I've been through more glass ones than I care to think about with the S7 Edge and S8 and they're all rubbish. The only type that reliably fits these screens is the InvisibleShield style rubbery protectors - even Samsung only makes this kind of screen protector. I guess curved glass on curved glass just doesn't work very well. Be aware that the InvisibleShield style protectors are not all that easy to fit, and you'll probably get a lot of bubbles - they disappear after a week or so though.
Yep, who puts keys and coins in the same pocket as their phone!?? Recipe for disaster/scratches
My partner has plastic on his says best one to have on it .
I'm with you on this. Keys in left pocket phone in right pocket job done.
Updated 3rd Jul 2017Last updated 3rd Jul 2017 by gsj87
Best case for S7 edge
Hi all, just purchased a S7 edge. What would be the best protective cover for it? I want it to be transparent so I can still see the gold colour, as thin as possible and one that … Read more
Thanks for the recommendation but I'm looking for one thats transparent, otherwise there's no point me getting the gold coloured phone.
I have got this on https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spigen-EXTREME-Protection-Protective-Samsung-x/dp/B01AUR1D58/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499113495&sr=8-1&keywords=spigen+s7+edge and it is the best case i have owned worth every penny and really subtle
Updated 2nd Jul 2017Last updated 2nd Jul 2017 by Alba49LocalLocal
Samsung galaxy s7 edge vertical pink line
I got a vertical pink line on my s7e. I have 2 options, drive for 100miles to nearest samsung repair centre or let samsung repair using ups collect and deliver. Has anyone ha… Read more
I had the dreaded "pink line" too. I rang Samsung one Tuesday and they couldn't have been more helpful. I had already tried resetting the colours and was asked to do a factory reset. When that didn't work my phone was collected the next day by courier (UPS). I received it six days later in perfect condition with no pink line. The service could not have been any better. Thanks Samsung.
I had the same issue and went through o2. Had it back in a week
I had this issue but it was intermittent, had to send my phone to them twice. First time they said nothing was wrong with it and sent it back, the second time they were going to send it back again, but I took pictures and sent the pictures to them after contacting them to find out the progress, apparently they gave it the okay and were just about to send it back again unrepaired.
To offer an alternative view took mine in with this problem, no issues at all and screen was replaced within an hour
Worst company I dealt with in regards to repair.
Updated 2nd Jul 2017Last updated 2nd Jul 2017 by sxxychocolate
Is there a better S7 Edge deal than this one?
So I want to purchase an S7 edge deal today to advantage of the free Gearfit offer before it runs out. This is the best deal I can find for one at the moment - https://www.hotukde… Read more
brill time to get a s7 edge with the free smart watch.....loved mine....now have an s8.....wish I could've had a free watch with that!!
Three have better signal quality than any other network in my experience. Their 3G (HSDPA+) is significantly faster than anyone else's and faster than a lot of 4G from what I've seen. I wouldn't think twice about going with them from a signal/reception point of view.
You can still claim until Aug 22nd, you just have to buy the phone by the 30th
I went for a gold version
I ordered from them today. Had a message to say they were waiting stock of the black phone. They still had gold available. Said they would send invoice when they received stock so you may miss out on gear fit 2
Updated 30th Jun 2017Last updated 30th Jun 2017 by mattsterLocalLocal
which phone? S7 edge vs S8 vs oneplus 5
can't cope any longer with my LG G4 battery but can't decide what phone to get. S8 seems to be the best phone but as battery life is a big thing for me the S7 edge is in mind. The … Read more
Went for the S8 in the end. £500 from Amazon.it then got the three sim deal - 8GB for £12 (Was £15) 12 month SIM 600 minutes, tethering & all-you-can-eat texts. Use your allowances in 60 destinations worldwide.plan.(£55 cashback hopefully). 12 - (£55/12=4.58) = £7.41 per month
Love my s7 edge, upgrading to the s8 so will be selling it shortly for £250
Thanks for everyone's help, all very useful. Still struggling to decide but think I'm staying towards S8 but have been looking at the HTC U11 which gets good reviews and two AI assistants which is interesting. not finding any good deals for that phone though :/
truth is hard options one hand better display and bigger screen on s8. However one plus 5 is quicker charger, bigger battery, snapdragon 835 same as s8, a little worse then the s8 camera, dont have to deal with Bixby plus cheaper. However are you willing to sacrifice the bigger better screen? To go for the s7 is a bit old compared to the crazy amazing screen of s8 however its camera is unbelievable a little better in s8 (but not better to upgrade to s8 just based on its camera if you get me). One plus has finger scanner on front where as s8 is on back I've been told you get used to is. Let us know........
Is good battery Life the only thing that you really need? you don't mention any other reqs..... Lenovo P2 trounces everything else out there for battery life but it's no flagship phone with a midrange CPU on board and average quality camera.... but If the CPU and camera are good enough for your use you'd save a lot of money buying the P2....
Updated 28th Jun 2017Last updated 28th Jun 2017 by gsj87
S7 Edge vs Pixel XL vs LG G6
Which one would you recommend out of the three? I'm looking for a good camera, nice screen and decent battery life. Thanks!
I just like the style of the S7 edge to be honest and with a contract, the S8 works out about £200 extra than the S7 over the course of 2 years. I'm not fussed about having the latest phone, I'm currently rocking a Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 which I've had for 2 years lol, so an S7 edge would be a major upgrade for me.
I don't get why the s7 and not s8? It's £550-600 online, on Amazon Italy etc. I've been a Samsung and Nexus/pixel user over the years, short stint with oneplus as well. I would say s8 if you get that price, but pixel xl 128gb for the same price.. I would go pixel. As many people pointed out function over style does it for me.
Pixel XL has way better camera, but battery life is average and is uper expensive. I think I would pick an LG G6 or S7 Edge despite the battery being just a bit better than the one of Pixel XL..but at least it's not so expensive
You don't need an SD Card when with the pixel you get free unlimited storage to google photos at max resolution. You don't need 20 apps to get decent features out of the camera when the pixel camera beat every other camera in every test using stock app and EIS instead of OIS. You don't need security apps when Pixel gets a monthly security patch (my almost 2 year old Nexus 6p gets these too, last was 5th June). There's a reason why S7 is half price and Pixel isn't. One holds value, the other doesn't. As for 5 years of updates guaranteed, 5 years ago Samsung released the GS3. Didn't even get Android Lollipop. 4 years ago they released the GS4. Lollipop was the last OS 2 years later. 3 years ago they released the GS5. Android 6 was the last update 2 years later.
so lets get this right.... pixel waterproof? no OIS? no cheaper than other phones? no in fact you can get s7 edge for 1/2 the price of pixel https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-s7-edge-32gb-unlocked-perfectly-fine-29799-02-refresh-2724216 expandable memory? no did I mention the price.... sorry but no amount of useless vanilla (which will force me to install 20 apps to get decent features out of camera, security, battery life etc) will make me buy this god awful looking phone... might as well get an iphone 7 better security and 5 years of updates pretty much guaranteed if thats what you fancy
Updated 25th Jun 2017Last updated 25th Jun 2017 by thecarpetman
agree with the above. there's no such thing as a perfect phone. find a phone that does everything or near as dam it as much as you want and get it no matter whether it's iOS or android. I've been a long time android user (currently s7 edge) but I've just got a the iPhone see as a 2nd phone as it's a great little thing. i like certain things from both systems and hate things from both aswell. I'd go into a shop and have a play with a couple and see what you think. ps there's a good little deal on here for a 64gb gold iPhone se from e2save at the moment for 17.99 p/month. if you can't choose and you can justify it get a android and iOS device. problem solved then ;)
well said. I use both too. pros and cons to both we don't have a perfect phone out there.
The simple fact is that this question will never get answered on here because there are too many people with an angry hatred of one platform or another. I use both Android and iOS on a daily basis and the points people make about both platforms are almost always wrong, and derived from lack of familiarity or experience of the platform, or a lack of willingness to adapt to a new way of doing things. The only argument that sticks with Android is the 'lack of customisation' and sure, you can stick a tonne of widgets on your home screen, easily change your notification tone to the sound of an elephant having sex or your ringtone to the 'one pound fish' song but you have to ask yourself if you will ever do that. You also can't send a ringtone to your mate via Bluetooth, but again - are you going to do that? If this - and things like theming - are a big deal for you then I would suggest that iOS is a bad choice. Android has a legacy file system setup; Apple products do not and never will because this is just not how their platform works - the stability and security of the platform is in no small part down to locking down certain components and sandboxing apps so that any interaction they have is down to API-level access between apps. People who say that you can't drag and drop on iOS are wrong though - you need to install iTunes (just as you need to install a third party app with a Mac to copy files from an Android) but there's no complicated syncing - plug the phone in, click on the icon to select it, scroll down to the app you want to drag things onto under the 'file sharing' section and select 'add file'. It then opens up a files explorer window so you can add any file you like to, say, VLC. Files can be shared from one app to another via the 'share sheet' at this point so to another video app, Google Drive, Pocket Drive or even Feem (if you want to send wirelessly to a Windows PC or Android device). Sorry this is long winded but I just want to make the point that both platforms can basically do the same things, and ultimately it's down to preference - so maybe try one and see what you think. You *will* have to do things differently, but that's because it's not the same OS - and I don't understand why people don't just understand that and enjoy their chosen platform quietly. For me they're both fun to use and have their respective perks - which is why I always have an Android device and always have an iOS device :P
That's true of anything. Scaling it up though your mum's phone still lost over 70% of its original value
I really disagree. My mother's Nexus 4 cost 239 and she sold it 4 years later for 60. Other phones may be worth 100 after 4 years but they cost 600 on day 1. From what I see, the more you pay, the more you lose every year. If I was buying an iPhone, I'd go for the SE. On Android, One Plus 3 (336) or P9 Lite (140) gives you much less loss per year.
Updated 23rd Jun 2017Last updated 23rd Jun 2017 by mackay85
Is this a good deal for a s7?
S7 Brand New = £447.79 Free Samsung Gear Fit2 Free next day delivery. It's from mobilephonesdirect.co.uk, which I've never used before , so any advice here would be great! I n… Read more
Cheers! Think I'll leave buying outside the UK also. Although the price is tempting. Went to o2 to play around with the Oneplus 5 a couple of hours ago and I'm not a fan! The search continues ...
Yes I do really like it. My last phone was a HTC One M9 and this was a bit upgrade for me. Also, they are on Amazon from Samsung for about £450.
I've been keeping an eye on the price of this for a while, as I'm not fussed about shelling out for the S8. I was hoping the S7 price would drop, and although you can find it with some googling for around £345, it's often not clear if it's coming from abroad or a UK supplier. Something I've noticed though is that the price has actually increased with some UK retailers, possibly because of the Gear Fit 2 deal. Carphone Warehouse are now at 529.99 and John Lewis around the same. I'd hoped for JL price to drop just for their 2 year warranty, but it's gone up from £499.99 to £529.95 in the last week or two. Short answer seems to be it's a decent price for a UK retailer at this time, with the bonus of the Gear Fit2 if you're going to use it or sell it. My guess is a lot of people will be trying to sell them too though if they've had the same offer. If you're not fussed about your phone coming from somewhere abroad, you can find it for £345, or even cheaper if you're willing to try eBay, £285.99 here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brand-New-Samsung-Galaxy-S7-Black-Lte-32GB-Unlocked-Smart-Phone-1Year-Wty-/381739971048?clk_rvr_id=1240087082443&rmvSB=true Not sure I fancy the ebay option myself, so might just sit tight and see what happens. Odd to see the price rise with CPW and John Lewis though...
Updated 14th Jun 2017Last updated 14th Jun 2017 by sxxychocolateLocalLocal
P9 or Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge?
Hi. My wife needs a new phone and we have whittled it down to a P9 or S7 edge. we have compared specs but I was hoping to get some feedback from some of you lovely hukder's. I've… Read more
s7 edge all the way.....sold mine last week on eBay as I now have the s8.....the s7 is still a beast of phone.....never had any issue with it.
thank you all for your comments. much appreciated.
i owned the P9 and have used the s7 edge. both phones are very good but the s7 edge has a bigger battery, better screen and OIS. the P9 is slimmer, has an excellent 2 camera leica branded lens and can fast charge (you have to buy an official 12v huawei charger from gearbest. the one thing that puts me off is the heavy skin that both OEM's have Touchwiz is not for me and emui is slightly better but still annoying at times. if they were both the same price id say get an s7 edge... otherwise get a oneplus 3T
rather the S7 edge than the normal flat S7. The Edge has much better battery life.