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Samsung Galaxy S7 32GB

Samsung Galaxy S7 32GB

Android, 5.1", IP 68, Water Proof Phone, Release Year 2016, 12 Megapixels, 152g, 4G LTE, 3G, HSPA, EDGE, GPRS, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, DLNA, 2G, VoLTE, DC-HSPA, HSPA+
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Samsung Galaxy S7

One of 2016's most anticipated phones, the Samsung Galaxy S7 has the same design as last year’s model but has been updated with water protection and the much-missed memory card slot.

Last year's Galaxy S6 was a bit of a fresh start for Samsung, which has always been at the forefront of performance, but has been criticised for making "plasticy" mobiles. Its metal-and-glass design was super-slick and the phone’s body was slimmer and lighter. This eye-pleasing design came at a cost, though. The S6 had neither a microSD card or a removable battery.

So while the Galaxy S7 certainly looks similar to the previous model – it still has the beautiful aluminum and glass body – don’t be fooled into thinking it’s got nothing new to offer, because it certainly has.

Two sizes, waterproof and holds a micro-SD

The Samsung Galaxy S7 now comes in two screen sizes: 5.2 inches for the standard S7 and 5.5 inches for the S7 Edge. The screen resolution is 2560 x 1440 pixels, the same level as the best competitors.

While the construction quality was at its best with the Galaxy S6, there were a few too many compromises. The battery was no longer exchangeable and there was no memory card slot. The latter is now fixed, and a microSD, up to 200 gigabytes, can be simply slotted into the same cover where the SIM card sits.

The Galaxy S7 is also water resistant, and has a classification known as IP68, which means it can be submerged in water to a depth of roughly 1.5 metres for 30 minutes.

Amazing camera and perfectly powerful

One of the most impressive features of the Galaxy S7 is the camera. Above all the pixels are bigger, which makes the camera more sensitive to light and capable of taking sharper pictures in dark environments. A new technique called "dual pixel", has also made the autofocus considerably more accurate.

The mobile phone is powered by Samsung's own Exynos processor, it has 4 gigabytes of memory and 32 gigabytes of storage. The battery has 3000 milliamp-hour capacity too, which makes the Galaxy S7 slightly thicker than its predecessor.

New virtual reality-cam

It is increasingly important to also have a wide selection of accessories for mobile performance. Samsung has launched a range of different ones, but the most interesting is a virtual reality camera called Gear 360th.

The camera becomes a complement to the headset, Gear VR, which was released about a year ago, and has two separate lenses with 180 degree field of view. Together they can take complete panoramas, either as still images or video. The video resolution is just under 4k because of a different image format, or more precisely 3840 x 1920 pixels.

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Product
Product nameGalaxy S7 32GB
Product properties
Operating System
Android
Android Version
6.0 - 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Release Year2016
Senior PhoneNo
GPSYes
GPS TypeA-GPS
Positioning SystemBeiDou, GLONASS
Headphone Jack3.5mm
SAR-Value (W/kg)
0.62
Touch ScreenYes
Type of Touch TechnologyCapacitive
Simultaneous Touch Points3+ Multi-Touch
Active DigitizerNo
USBYes
USB-TypeMicro-USB
USB Version2.0
USB On-The-GoYes
Video OutputNo
Dual-SIMNo
SIM SlotsSingle SIM
SIM TypeNano
FeaturesANT+, Barometer, Fast Charging, Fingerprint Reader, Gyroscope/Accelerometer, Heart Rate Monitor, Pedometer, Proximity Scanner
Internal
RAM
4 GB
Processor Speed2.3 GHz
Processor Cores
Octa Core
System on Chip (SoC)Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Samsung Exynos 8890
ProcessorSamsung Exynos M1
GPUARM Mali-T880, Adreno 530
Camera
Built-in CameraYes
Front CameraYes
Number of Cameras2
MegaPixels
12.0 Megapixels
Megapixels Front Camera5.0 Megapixels
Max Frames Per Second
120 fps, 240 fps, 30 fps, 60 fps
Flash/LightYes
Auto FocusYes
Maximum Resolution (Pictures)4032x3024
Maximum Resolution (Video)
1080p, 2160p (4K), 720p
Optical Image StabilizationYes
Sensor Format1/2,6"
Integrated GeotaggingYes
Wireless
Communication Standards2G, 3G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, DC-HSPA, DLNA, EDGE, GPRS, HSPA+, HSPA+, NFC, VoLTE, Wi-Fi
Bluetooth ProfileA2DP aptX, A2DP aptX, AVRCP
Bluetooth Version4.2
Wireless Networking Standards802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
4G Speed (Mbit/s)450/50
HSDPA Download Speed42 Mbps
HSUPA Upload Speed5.76 Mbps
Design
ColourBlack, Gold, Pink, Silver, White
Material (Body)Aluminum, Glass
Water ResistantYes
Water ProofYes
Shock ResistantNo
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
IP-ClassIP 68
Physical KeyboardNo
Home ButtonHardware Button
Placement Fingerprint ReaderFront (Home Button)
DesignRegular
Display
Screen Size
5.1 "
Screen Resolution1440x2560
Pixel Density (PPI)577
Display TypeOLED
Number of Colours16 777 216
Secondary ScreenNo
Storage
Internal Memory Size
32 GB
Memory Card ReaderYes
Memory Card IncludedNo
Included Memory Card Size32 GB
Max. Memory Card Size256GB
Memory Card TypemicroSDHC, microSDHC, microSDXC
Power source
Battery
Li-Ion
Battery Capacity (mAh)3000
Battery Time80 h
Exchangeable BatteryNo
Wireless ChargingYes
Wireless Charging StandardPMA, QI
Fast Charging StandardQualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Talk Time (2G)28.0 h
Surf Time (3G)11.0 h
Talk Time (3G)22.0 h
Surf Time (4G)13.0 h
Measures
Height142.4 mm
Width69.6 mm
Depth7.9 mm
Weight152.0 g

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