Even after software update, slow-mo video on the Galaxy S7 (Snapdragon 820 model) is still stuttering


Earlier today, T-Mobile pushed out a software update for the Galaxy S7 that, aside from addressing a handful of other bugs, was supposed to bring “stability” when recording video on the device. We’re not sure what all this entailed, but we were hoping this stability also included slow motion video (that’s video too, right?), something Snapdragon 820 equipped models (the only version offered by carriers here in the US) have been struggling with.

Visit any Android forum and you’ll find users who’ve noticed their units skipping frames or stuttering when playing back slow motion video. Although both Exynos and Snapdragon models suffer from this, it’s much more apparent on Snapdragon variants which tend to skip frames every few seconds or so. Here’s just one example of what we’re talking about:

Again, this isn’t anything new. It’s actually a fairly well known issue since way back when first units started being delivered back in February, but was also something we were hoping today’s update on T-Mobile would finally address. Well — it didn’t. After giving slow-mo video a spin on both our S7 and S7 Edge post update, it’s still as jerky as ever, skipping frames like it was going out of style. Major bummer.

Guess we just have to cross our fingers that a future update will address this problem but right now, those unlocked models (which likely come equipped with an Exynos 8890) are looking mighty tempting.

[SamMobile | via Reddit]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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