We’re barreling toward the March 11th launch date Samsung set for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. If you’ve been reading Phandroid every day then you already have a pretty full idea of what to expect from these two juggernauts, but don’t worry if you aren’t caught up: we’re about to tell you absolutely everything you need to know about the latest bar-setting Android phones to hit the market.
They launch March 11th (but pre-orders are arriving early)
We love it when a phone is announced and it doesn’t take longer than a few weeks to actually buy them. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are officially in carrier and retail stores this Friday, March 11th.
But if you pre-ordered your phone, you may want to keep an eye on your email for shipping or pickup notifications as carriers have already started shipping the first batch! If you haven’t pre–ordered the device yet, don’t fret — these new few days will go by in a hurry.
Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Reviews are pouring in
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge reviews are starting to come in. They’re an important tool if you’re trying to figure out whether these devices are worth the hundreds of dollars they’ll cost you. Here’s what’s going around the web so far:
- Wired says “You’ve never seen a smartphone camera with better low-light performance. You’ve never used one that focuses faster.”
- The Verge notes “the Galaxy S7 is a level of polish unmatched in the rest of the Android world.”
- Engadget applauds Samsung on “a year’s worth of refinement” to an already solid phone.
Stay tuned for Phandroid’s official review in the moments to come!
Get Galaxy S7 opinions at Android Forums
People lucky enough to get a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge this early are clamoring to talk about it. There are many discussions going down between the folks who have one in their possession, and you can find those discussions over at the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Android forums. Here are but a few:
- Battery life on the Samsung Galaxy S7
- Discussing Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge cases
- Show off your Galaxy S7 home screen
Make an account and jump in!
Best Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge features
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are chock full of great features, including the reintroduction of IP68 waterproofing and a microSD slot! And the Edge display on the Galaxy S7 Edge is infinitely more useful than it’s ever been.
IP68 Waterproofing, a MicroSD slot and an always-on display are some of the things we highlight, but there are many more worth getting excited for. Read about the best Samsung Galaxy S7 features and the best Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge features if you want a full rundown.
Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Specs
Samsung doesn’t often disappoint when it comes to specs, and the Samsung Galaxy S7 is no different. They’re at the cutting edge of technology for many areas, including a dual-pixel camera sensor, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset (Exynos 8 Octa in other markets), 4GB of RAM and more. Have a look at the full Samsung Galaxy S7 specs, as well as the slightly different Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge specs, to see what’s making it them tick.
The Galaxy S7 has an insane camera
Speaking of that camera, Samsung’s dual-pixel technology completely trumps anything their competitors are doing. The phone takes excellent-quality photos in low light, and it even rivals pro-level DSLRs when it comes to focus speed. They’ve also added their own Live Photos feature and a lot more selfie features to play around with.
Why you should upgrade from the Galaxy S5 or Galaxy S6
This is going to be a major upgrade year for many people, but if you’re on the fence about upgrading from some of Samsung’s older phones to the new Galaxy S7, we’ve already given you a quick rundown of why it’s a very good idea.
Galaxy S7 vs The Competition
Of course, there are phones from other manufacturers to consider, such as the LG G5 scheduled to launch later this year. It’s important to know what the phone is up against and to see if there’s something out there that would fit you better. Find out how the Galaxy S7 stacks up against the likes of the LG G5 and iPhone 6S (or even its older siblings) in our latest comparisons.
Get started fast with Galaxy S7 Tips and Tricks
If you finally do decide to buy a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge you’re going to want to get down and dirty to learn and discover everything it has to offer. While the manual is nice and all, we’ve taken the trouble of digging through the phones and finding the best things it has to offer. We show you over 50 Galaxy S7 + Edge tips and tricks to help you get the most out of it in the months and years ahead.
There are tons of accessories to choose from
Whether it’s Samsung’s wireless battery backpack, a Mophie juice case, a keyboard attachment, an LED cover, a wireless charging pad or whatever it is you want, there are already a ton of accessories you can buy that may even make it to you by the time you get your phone. Take a look at the best Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge cases, chargers and accessories to go along with your big purchase
100 of the best apps for the Galaxy S7 are waiting for you
As comprehensive as Samsung’s software is, there’s always going to be something you need that they don’t have. Taking a look at our list of the 100 best apps for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will do you a world of good.
Even though we already know a great deal about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge there’s going to be a lot more to take in over the next few weeks. Reviews, camera analysis, advanced tips and tricks, and more will be storming the web. Be sure to stick with Phandroid as we keep you informed on all there is to know about one of the biggest devices 2016 will have to offer.