How Samsung Won Me Back with the Galaxy S7
If you’re fans of the past Samsung Galaxy S phones, but decided not to get any one of them in the past years because they lacked certain features, then you’re going to get most of what I’m talking about here. Samsung has combined all the best things on their past phones to produce the Galaxy S7, and it finally left me almost, if not fully, contented.
Same yet Improved Design
I’m glad they didn’t change the design as much. The Samsung Galaxy S6 is one beautiful phone, and it still is. I have also got to commend the Galaxy Note 5 for borrowing the design yet allowing the curves on the back to make the device feel smaller than it actually is. When you combine those two ideas together, then I have no doubt about it; the Galaxy S7 is still one amazingly designed phone, because not only will it look great, but it’s going to feel great too.
And thank god we have a pure black color option now.
I have to admit, I wanted to get an S5 or an Xperia just because of this feature. When the Galaxy S6 came out, the lack of waterproofing was a huge bummer for me, so I was quick to grab on to my also waterproof HTC Desire Eye, and if I may add, that doesn’t have any flaps covering the ports, so it’s just so carefree that I love it.
Anyway, I really didn’t expect the Galaxy S7 to bring this feature back since they already dropped it last year, but with it back in tow, it’s another reason for me to want one.
Still no USB Type C
Yup, you’ve read that right. I like the Galaxy S7 because it’s not rocking the new USB Type C port, mainly because (1), all my accessories are not yet Type C and I just bought some of them, and (2), Type C still isn’t something common yet in the Philippines.
Latest hardware, software & no ‘Force Touch’
Again, with Samsung, less is becoming more, and I’m glad they’re getting that. Instead of focusing on gimmicks and large spec bumps, they’re focusing on the things that matter: the camera’s megapixels reduced in favor of image quality, no 4K display, a lighter TouchWiz, it didn’t get any thinner to accommodate the internals, and there’s no ‘Force Touch’ just for the sake of adding ‘Force Touch’ – because I’m betting the software won’t probably be as intuitive as it is if they outed it this early. The result is something I have no doubts about wanting – something so familiar yet so different.
And finally, someone who didn’t make the phone any thinner so that they can accommodate a larger battery. Props to Samsung for fitting in the battery of the Galaxy Note 5 in the smaller S7, and a monster battery in the S7 Edge. By doing that, Samsung has erased all my doubts to wait for the Note 6, because I know the battery on this at least equal to the Note 5.
And finally, I know there won’t be a better Galaxy S7 Edge Plus soon.
In one perspective, by making the S7 Edge larger, they’ve added more value into the price difference between the S7 and the S7 Edge, and in the other, by doing this, they’ve erased all rooms for Samsung to introduce a Galaxy S7 Edge+. With that said, getting a Galaxy S7 is a sounder decision now, because you know there won’t be a better one anytime soon. The Note 6 could come out, but it might not be waterproof as the Note 4 was to the S5.
If I have to complain about one thing though, it has to be the speakers, which aren’t front-firing, but that’s too minor for me to mind given all the reasons I want one.