I reviewed the Galaxy S6 Edge last year, coming away impressed overall with Samsung’s design, camera, and display technology. There were a few shortcomings, such as battery life and the usefulness of the Edge Panel, but as Samsung announced when they introduced both the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge, most of the problems I had with last year’s device have been addressed. There’s a bigger battery, they completely reworked Edge Panel, and even threw in water resistance and expandable storage as a bonus. On paper, this should be the ultimate phone.
I will say, the Galaxy S7 Edge is much like the Galaxy S7, so instead of diving deep into features that have already been touched on in Kellen’s review, I will attempt to primarily speak about features specific to the Galaxy S7 Edge. Don’t worry, there’s still plenty to talk about.
Here is our Galaxy S7 Edge review. (more…)
Tomorrow, expect to see an update on your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge through Verizon. According to Big Red’s support pages, each device should see an update on March 18 with a security patch, likely similar to the update seen on the T-Mobile S7 and S7 Edge this morning. That’s really all we should see in the update. (more…)
T-Mobile is pushing updates to its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge variants today as software version UVS2APB8. The update includes “Security updates” and nothing else, according to T-Mobile. (more…)
Now that our Galaxy S7 review is ready, it’s time to switch our focus over to helping you get the most out of your new phone, assuming you plan to pick-up a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge. We tend to do that after major phone launches by sharing a handful of tips and tricks through a series we started all the way back with the Galaxy S4 and One (M7). Since we already gave you the first 10 things you should do after setting up your S7, in this next video, we’ll continue that thought and move into adjusting even more settings.
During this 20+ Galaxy S7 tips and tricks video, we’ll mention the Quick Launch camera shortcut again, along with Always-on Display, but we’ll also talk about moving apps to SD, adjusting default apps, learning about the phone’s “Advanced Features,” when battery saver modes might come in handy, and how to reset specific areas of your phone without doing a full factory reset.
In case you missed the news last week, there are plenty of high-end devices still on sale this week, including the Nexus 6P, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, and Moto X Pure Edition.
For the Nexus 6P, it can purchased directly through Amazon or Best Buy, with Amazon listing the device at about $75 off retail. On Best Buy, the phone is $50 off, but also comes with free Speck case for the phone’s protection. (more…)
Samsung may have left out one of Marshmallow’s potentially more innovative features in adoptable storage, but that doesn’t mean the possibility of it isn’t buried beneath a couple of adb commands. That’s right, Paul Modaco has come up with a simple guide for for enabling adoptable storage, which means you can combine the storage of a microSD card with the internal storage of your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge. (more…)
Available through this upcoming Saturday (3/19), when you buy a Fast Charge Wireless Charger from Samsung for the usual price of $70, Samsung is throwing in an additional wireless charger for absolutely nada.
These wireless chargers are compatible with many devices from Samsung, such as the Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, and others. According to Samsung, these wireless chargers can take your phone from 0-100% in just 50 minutes. While our findings would lean more towards the solid hour+ mark, there is no doubt that these chargers can charge your phone very quickly. (more…)
Our Galaxy S7 review is now out, if you haven’t read it yet. I point that out because during the review, we talk about a lot of the good things that Samsung has done this time around to create an incredible phone. Yet, I think it’s clear that many of you still have issues with the S7 or S7 Edge (and rightfully so, no phone is perfect).
Whether it’s the software skin on top of Android, worry over a lack of updates, the choice to not include a USB Type-C port just yet, the stance against removable batteries, or just the fact that it’s made by Samsung, all seem to be issues we keep seeing in the comments. For today’s question, let’s see if we can’t fix the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge.
And not that everyone needs to like these phones. After all, we love the fact that Android gives us choice and that we all aren’t siloed into a single device family. But we also like talking about a vision for the perfect phone and Samsung seems to be getting quite close with their newest Galaxy devices
If you could turn these phones into the perfect phone, how would you do it? What would you fix about the S7 or S7 Edge?