Here's why the Galaxy S7 should be your next phone

Here's why the Galaxy S7 should be your next phone

The Samsung Galaxy S7 should be in your pocket. The coming of Samsung’s newest flagship is right around the corner and, every year, that means one thing. One of, if not the, best phones of the year is about to land. Let’s take a look at why the Galaxy S7 should be your next phone.

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The Galaxy S7 is going to blow your mind. / © ANDROIDPIT

It’ll be the world’s fastest

The Galaxy series has always been the vehicle that Samsung uses to show off its best hardware. With the Galaxy S7, we’re expecting something big. The company launched the first DRAM chip last September, priming its phones to run a massive 6 GB of RAM. This would bring the S7 closer to desktop performance territory.

This new chip will reportedly perform 30 percent faster and be 20 percent more energy efficient than the module used in the Galaxy S6. This would make the S7 the world’s fastest smartphone – something the Galaxy S6 already achieved, for a time.

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Expect some serious performance from the Galaxy S7. / © ANDROIDPIT

It'll have phenomenal processing power

What we’ve seen from the rumor mill leads us to believe that the Galaxy S7 will be stupidly powerful. Reports suggest that Samsung could use up to three different chips in the S7: the Snapdragon 820 in China and the US, its own Exynos 7422 chip in India and also the Exynos 8890 in Korea, Japan and Europe.

Is this even important? Handset distribution, perhaps not. But benchmarks, well, they tell a more interesting story. An AnTuTu benchmark, published online in November, showed a device running the Exynos 8890 chipset. This device scored – wait for it – more than 100,000 in this test. For comparison, AnTuTu recently published rankings for the fastest smartphones in the world. No Android phone benchmarked over 100,000 points.

The processor that'll likely be in the Galaxy S7 reportedly benchmarks insane numbers.  / © ANDROIDPIT

This is a taste of what’s to come with the Galaxy S7. And if our own testing is anything to go by, the Galaxy S7 is likely to outperform other flagships throughout the rest of the year.

It'll have a slick, proven design

The design of the Galaxy S6 was a turning point for Samsung. Instead of using plastic for a typically cheap look and feel, the S6 was an aluminum and glass affair. However, Samsung had to make sacrifices in order to achieve the kind of premium construction fitting of its flagship, namely dropping microSD card support and removable batteries.

With the Galaxy S7, all the evidence seems to point towards a very similar, if not identical, overall design. And with the arguably better-looking Edge variant expected to come alongside it, that’s definitely a good thing.

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The Galaxy S6 (left) was a design leap from the S5 (right). / © ANDROIDPIT

It'll have a better camera and take better photos

The Galaxy S series has always produced some of the best cameras in the business. The Galaxy S7 is sure to be no exception. The latest rumor suggests the S7 will feature a 12 MP rear shooter, plus a 5 MP selfie camera. This means the rear main camera would shoot at a lower resolution than the 16 MP camera of the S6.

Although unconfirmed at this stage, if Samsung were to go this route, it would likely indicate a move towards better quality territory – such as a larger sensor – rather a simple boost in resolution. For anyone who values a quality camera in their phone, this will be welcome news. After all, a higher megapixel count doesn’t necessarily mean better photos.

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Thought the S6 took good photos? Get ready for this... / © ANDROIDPIT

It’s almost here

We're expecting the S7's release either in late February or early March. Without even mentioning the possibility of a return of the microSD card slot, or the introduction of Force Touch technology, you absolutely must consider the Galaxy S7 if you’re looking for a new phone.

With industry-leading processing power, camera tech and (finally) one of the best designs you’re likely to find in the Android ecosystem, the S7 is going to be the phone you want in your pocket.

Is the Galaxy S7 on your purchasing shortlist? What feature are you looking forward to the most? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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  • Brian Rhodes Jan 14, 2016

    For most people this phone will have comparable speed to the competition because for everyone in America theyll use the same processor as the rest of the flagships, the snapdragon 820.

    Also I'm tired of hearing people talk about using'premium' materials when most people will use a case and never see it and using glass and metal costs us features like replaceable battery and expandable storage all the while being more fragile. Imagine building a house out of glass or metal because it looks/feels nice. Ridiculous.


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  • Ok so I now own a galaxy s7 edge and when I say I love this phone I mean it. Everything about this phone is amazing. It's fast and sleek and not heavy. The camera is amazing and if I watch movies on it wowewow. I will be recommending this phone to everyone I know and honestly I already am

  • FourQ Jan 24, 2016 Link to comment

    An improved camera is welcome, if not unexpected. For me though my priorities are:
    an SD card slot with removable battery
    waterproof (this has proved to be of far more benefit than expected)
    OTG / NFC / ability to root the phone.
    I accept rooting new phones takes time. People far smarter than me need to look for vulnerabilities and weigh up the risks. Knox has made that far harder than it needs to be. If Samsung released a phone pre-rooted I'd snap it up.
    The trouble comes from lesser known companies like OnePlus and WileyFox releasing great phones without the 'designer label' costs. These days you don't necessarily need the flagship phone from a top 5 company. If a lesser known company can meet the above requirements then my loyalty to Samsung will end at the end of my contract.

  • I may sound like a repeat but I'm with all the others, with no removable Battery and micro SD you will not be on my Christmas Card list. In fact I'm sò close to sellìng my Samsung whatever X Cell phone and buying ANYTHING but Samsung. I'm like a lot òf others. You make me mad and I'm out of here. I don't have to buy Samsung, someone is getting paid big money that do these testing and exams. If I owned a big Company like androidpit and someone offered me $1,000,000,000, or whatever, to say the best Cell is S7, I have to go along with it. Everyone wants to be a millionaire. .. face it !

  • Being able to Change the battery and put a bigger sd card in my phone is what made the big difference between Samsung and iPhone

  • I like the hardware of Samsung these days, but I would prefer a handy phone that can easily be operated by one hand. Also and most importantly I would want a play store version of next Galaxy X. Because nothing matches that.

  • I need MicroSD, it is that simple.

  • I am amazed that the Galaxy S5 from Verizon cannot be rooted. I will only upgrade to a premium phone that can be rooted next time. There is so much bloatware on these phones that you cannot get rid of, that I have to charge my battery 2-3 times per day.

  • Actually this isn't a real article, serious one, isn't it? It looks exactly like advertise for Samsung (galaxy S7) ...
    Free ad, or it was paid? How much did they pay you?

  • uSD card and user-removable battery are mandatory for me--I don't care much about anything else. Moving from Samsung to LG 4 or 10 asap.

  • It's already January. and the so called king of android (Samsung) are not running the latest version of android (marshmallow) but I can imagine when it does! (Probably in March) The device will become rendered useless again...(Why) because Samsung are lazy coders! And that's the reason I will not buy another galaxy device.

  • I want the 820 chip. i can only hope they get the power controls right and use the 3.0 charging spec. I use so much battery on my s6 just having it keep checking for service or trying to hop on to a wifi when I'm not interested in it (new chips supposed to recognized theres no connection to internet and use my cell service till I tell it to connect)

    When it can survive 3g and 1x network days and keep the 6+/8+ hrs or more (mine said 11hrs on low usage day) I will be ready to trade up to the s7.

  • storm Jan 14, 2016 Link to comment

    Metal and glass are not and never have been premium. Terrible design decisions for more cost, more fragility, more weight and less performance.

  • I love my samsung galaxy s5 neo i would not trade it in for any new phone that comes out. Unless something goes wrong with it

  • I hope they added the IR Blaster back along with the SDCARD. I dont know why samsung REMOVED features instead of building on or ADDING featuers. there was no need for them to REMOVE features that some users didnt use, if they dont use it they dont use it, and if they do they do, but let that be up to the user to CHOOSE!! they forecfully removed features and have had slow sales, its common sense samsung, people want FEATURES and OPTIONS/CHOICES...dont REMOVE..instead add and innovate.

  • sorry won't be getting Samsung anything overrated and over expensive, and the amount of customer complaints on there website is a testament that they aren't that good! I'll stick with me Sony Z5 far better phone

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