Samsung Galaxy S7 Review

Samsung Galaxy S7 Review


Call Quality and Connectivity

With everything so powerful on the S7, let’s not forget that the main feature of a phone is calling and other wireless communication. That said, making a call is definitely something to look forward to thanks to the loud earpiece and noise-cancelling feature.


As for the wireless connections, almost everything is onboard the S7 starting with LTE Cat9 radio ensuring you have access to the fastest LTE band available anywhere in the world. There’s also a dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, and NFC, but it’s lacking an FM Radio.

Battery Life

From a 2,550mAh battery on the S6, Samsung managed to fit in a 3,000mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery on S7. It still supports both fast wired and wireless charging using appropriate accessories.



Under our usual battery test wherein we loop a full HD video with 50% brightness and volume with headphones and set in Airplane mode, we were able to get 12 hours and 30 minutes of playback. While PCMark battery test gives it a pretty impressive 9 hours and 19 minutes of runtime.


With all the refinements done to the Galaxy S7 that the S6 lacks, Samsung’s game in this age is to put all the features in a simply packaged handset. Adding water-resistance, storage expansion, and bigger battery is a good move before deviating from the appreciated looks and feel of its predecessor. The S7 is definitely a flagship Samsung can be proud of.


The Samsung Galaxy S7 retails in the Philippines at Php34,990 for the 32GB model with 2 color options — Black Onyx, and Gold. It’s also available for the postpaid plans of Globe and Smart.

Samsung Galaxy S7
5.1-inch Super AMOLED Quad-HD display
2560 x 1440 resolution, 576ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Samsung Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core CPU 2.6GHz
Mali-T880 GPU
32GB internal storage
Expandable up to 200GB via microSD (uses SIM 2 slot)
12MP Dual Pixel rear camera dual-tone, dual LED flash, f/1.7 aperture
5 megapixel front-facing camera with f/1.7 aperture
Dual SIM (hybrid), dual LTE
WiFi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.1
Fast Wireless Charging,
Fingerprint Scanner,
Heart-Rate Sensor
IP68 rating
Android 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiz
3,000mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
Black and Gold

What we liked about it:

  • Refined design and build
  • Great display
  • Fantastic camera
  • Impressive battery life
  • Top-notch performance

What we didn’t:

  • Mono speaker
  • Underperforming fingerprint scanner
  • Video recording needs better microphones

READ: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Review


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This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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11 Responses

  1. Other review sites gave a bad rating for the battery. How about the screen on time?

    • archie says:

      If you’re referring to phonearena, don’t believe their battery review. Lots of times they miss out on that department maybe because they’re stretching the battery on full heavy usage. Techbuffalo and other sites are consistent that battery life is awesome for s7 if you’re a moderate user.

  2. archie says:

    Great review. Sana may write-up din in the near future about the usable storage and possible extra storage pag tinanggal na yung bloatware. I want to wait for the 64gb version para personal files na lang ang ilalagay ko sa sd card but if the 32Gb variant will have at least 65% usable internal storage then it’s a good deal for the samsung fans waiting for this phone. Thanks.

  3. jamich says:

    Pwede ba si sir Daniel na lng lagi nasa selfie cam review nyo sir Abe? Yihee

  4. Why ditch usb type c? Perhaps, holding it until note6 as a new feature?

  5. Cam says:

    Hi there Yugatech! May I ask what is your average screen on time for s7? How about s7 edge? Thanks!

  6. Daniel Cuizon says:

    Sir ask lng po pls answer po kasi bibili na po ako ng phone this sunday need great advice para di sayang pera at kung makakamura mas maganda. anu po magandang phone na bilhin in terms of battery, speed and budget ? Samsung galaxy s7, Iphone 6s or Asus zenfone 3 deluxe?

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