Probably the biggest addition is a microSD card slot and it’s pretty awesome that they brought it back just in time as with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, you can convert your microSD storage into internal storage. This means that you don’t have to buy the one with large storage, just insert your spare microSD cards and convert your S7 or S7 Edge up to 232GB phone. Take that Apple. Now Samsung says the new Marshmallow storage conversion isn’t supported yet, but I am hoping it is soon.
The S7 features a 3000mAh battery while S7 Edge features a much bigger 3600mAh battery. The batteries are much larger than last year and this will end up in longer battery life coupled with more efficient AMOLED screens this year. My biggest complaint with the Galaxy S6 was the battery life and I think Samsung may have just solved it as 3000mAh battery is a huge battery for the phone of this size. FYI, the Note 5 has 3000mAh battery so both S7 and S7 Edge should have longer battery life than even the Note 5. But I will have a full test of that in the near future..
For the S7 Edge, you will get a ton more edge screen features and you also have the option to change the transparency and the size of edge screen. You can add up to 9 different panels and there’s a ton more different panels this year. I really feel like Samsung has done a much better job with the edge screen as it’s more flexible with more features.
Camera on the S7 and S7 Edge have the fastest lens on the market today with an F1.7 back camera with 1.4 microns sensor size. This combination means better photos in low light and more bokeh for your photos. Samsung also demoed low-light performance comparison to the Galaxy S6 in a completely dark room and definitely it has improved a ton. The S7 and S7 Edge also feature Motion Photos that allows you to take quick 3-second videos automatically whenever you take a photo. This actually works well for taking quick videos while you take a photo. There’s also a new Hyperlapse mode which allows you to take hyperlapse videos and worked well also.
OIS also seems to have improved for panning shots. For video recording, you will get an option for 4K UHD, 1440P, 1080P 60fps/30fps, 1:1 1440×1440 resolution, 720P HD, and VGA.
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