On 21 February, in anticipation of the exhibition MWC in Barcelona Samsung presented its latest version of its flagship smartphone Galaxy S7 and its “curved” versions of the Galaxy S7 edge. Currently the machines are the most advanced in the line, so many resources compared with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
The seventh version of the flagship smartphone Samsung available in two versions: a standard Galaxy S7 has a screen diagonal of 5.1 inches, and the Galaxy S7 Edge — 5.5 inches. Work Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge running Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Resource BGR has listed the features of the Galaxy S7 that are lacking in high-end smartphones Apple. Among them are also quite useful in real life, and completely unnecessary features. More on this later in the article MacDigger.
1. AMOLED displays high resolution
About the advantages and disadvantages of AMOLED and LCD a lot to say. If we leave aside the technology directly and to consider other parameters of the displays, the Samsung devices were found. Display IPS LCD 4.7-inch iPhone 6s has a resolution of 1334 × 750 pixels (326ppi) and the iPhone 6s Plus is 1920 x 1080 pixels (401 ppi). At the time, like Galaxy S7 and S7 edge screens made by technology Super AMOLED and boasts a higher resolution and pixel density per inch – 2560 × 1440 pixels, 577 and 550 ppi.
2. Feature Always-On Display
Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge has received a new feature Always-On Display. Its essence is that on the screen in a locked state always displays the time, date, calendar, time, battery charge, etc. That is typical, Always-On Display could be a feature of all South Korean smartphones with Super AMOLED displays, and will feature only new flagships. No other model such will not get, even the top-end model of the previous generation.
3. Protection from water and dust
Seventh generation smartphone in the line of Galaxy S7 is back to basics: just like Galaxy S5, the new product is protected from moisture and dust, which can boast, for example, the flagship smartphones Sony. Degree of protection according to international classification IP68. This means that the Korean is fully protected against dust and can without consequences be immersed in water to a depth of 1 m. Thanks to this device you can safely take with you on vacation and not be afraid of rainy weather.
4. MicroSD card slot
Also, as the Galaxy S5 “seven” supports Micro SD card, making it easy to share your phone data with your computer, making it faster and more productive. In addition, if necessary, available capacity of gigabytes can easily be expanded, providing more opportunities to store the required information. The stated maximum capacity of 200 GB. Later symptoms include memory card support to 2TB, no reason not to make no, there are no technical limitations.
5. Twice as much RAM
Galaxy S7 boasts 4 GB of RAM. The iPhone 6s is used twice less RAM. But to draw conclusions about the performance, you must wait for the practical experiments. iPhone 6s Plus with 2 GB of RAM leaves no chance to Galaxy Note 5 with 4GB of RAM in the test for performance.
6. The best setting is aperture
Resolution main camera of smartphone is of 12 mega pixels. In this sense, the flagships of Apple and Samsung are at the same level. But the diaphragm of the camera of the iPhone 6s/6s Plus – ƒ/2.2, and Galaxy S7/S7 edge – ƒ/1.7. The diameter of the aperture regulates the amount of light that enters the matrix.
7. More pixels
Talking about the camera Galaxy S7, Samsung stated that the pixels in the sensor is 30% bigger than the iPhone 6s Plus. The pixel size of Korean vehicles – 1.22 microns, to 1.4 microns.
8. Dual Pixel technology for fast AF
Samsung claim to have a high-precision autofocus, combined with high speed. The function performed by the Dual Pixel technology that is familiar, for example, on Canon cameras. It allows you to use every pixel of the sensor not only for pictures but also for phase focusing. In the end, dramatically increased the shutter speed.
9. 24-megapixel sensor
The Galaxy S7 is the first time you use a module of its own design BRITECELL. Physically, the matrix has a resolution of 24 megapixels, but the output image is formed as twice the smaller, neighbouring points are merged to improve the sharpness of the image. Something similar happened at Symbian from Nokia, when the company presented its phone.
10. Liquid cooling
Samsung claim that the Central processor of the Galaxy S7 is 30% more powerful than the Galaxy S6, and graphic — almost 60 percent more productive. To protect the device from overheating, the company has added liquid cooling. The technology should prevent overheating as the main processor and graphics processors.
11. More capacious battery
Increased size Galaxy S7 and S7 edge connected including the battery capacity, in the first model it is 3000 mAh, the second – 3600 mAh. The same settings in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus – 1715 and 2750 mAh. It is understood, however, that the unit is always a combination of factors, in particular, stability and optimization, the quality of components, power consumption of the screen. To consider working time in isolation from these parameters is difficult, and sometimes impossible.
12. Support for fast charging
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge technology supports fast charging. 10 minutes spent by smartphone power adapter, will provide up to 4 hours of battery life. According to the manufacturer, the technology is more efficient than its predecessors.
13. Wireless charging
Flagships Samsung’s supports wireless charging using a special dual channel technology. According to official information, it allows the user to rapidly charge the device. And Galaxy S7 not only supports a common Protocol Qi, but other standards for wireless transmission of energy. Thus, the user does not have to be concerned about the compatibility with the charger.
14. Universal payment system
The technology built into the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, allows you to pay for goods, only bringing a gadget to the reader at the store checkout. Using the fingerprint sensor on the smartphone will be the authorization of payments, as implemented by Apple. But unlike Apple Pay, the payment system Samsung Pay in addition to NFC technology MST – “magnetic secure transmission”, used POS terminals to receive contactless payments from mobile devices without the need of making changes in the software. Due to this, possibilities for application Samsung Pay is much wider than Apple Pay. For users of the service available to more than 30 million retail outlets around the world.
15. Support for virtual reality
Samsung seriously relates to virtual reality – and it’s not only about Zuckerberg in an embrace with Gear VR at the presentation. The Galaxy S7 is initially created with the expectation of working with a proprietary virtual reality helmet. The main task of the Gear VR is to allow the user while watching the 360-degree video feel directly in the video. In some countries, users that pre-ordered the new Samsung smartphone, get a virtual reality helmet as a gift. Separately Gear VR will be sold for $ 99.