Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (Specs, Philippine Price, and Pre-registration)

It was an exciting opening day at the Mobile World Congress 2016! In just a day, we have witnessed a lot of great news including the announcement of the Samsung's newest flagship devices, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Both of it was announced in an impressive way with Mr. Zuckerberg at the stage and everyone equipped with Samsung VRs! The future is here! Check out the specs of both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge below:

Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
OS Android 6.0 Android 6.0
Dimensions 5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 in 5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30 in
Weight 5.36 oz 5.54 oz
Additional Features IP68 water and dust resistant IP68 water and dust resistant
Screen Size 5.1 inches 5.5 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2560 1440 x 2560
Pixel Density 577 ppi 534 ppi
Screen to Body Ratio 72.10% 76.10%
Camera 12 Megapixels 12 Megapixels
Aperture F 1.7 F 1.7

Camera Sensor 1/2.6 1/2.6
Front facing Camera 5 Megapixels 5 Megapixels
System Chip Exynos 8 Octa 8890 Exynos 8 Octa 8890
Processor Qualcomm MSM8996 Qualcomm MSM8996
Snapdragon 820 Snapdragon 820
Exynos 8890 Octa Exynos 8890 Octa
Graphics Processor Adreno 530 /Mali T880MP12 Adreno 530 /Mali T880MP12
Internal Memory 32/64 GB 32/64 GB
Storage Expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Battery Capacity 3,000mAh Li Ion 3,600mAh Li Ion
User replaceable No No
Quick Charge Yes Yes
Colors Black, White, Gold, Silver Black, White, Gold, Silver

Here are the top differences between the S7 / S7 Edge vs the S6 / S6 Edge:
1) Camera - With the S7 having 12MP and the S6 having 16MP. It doesn't mean that the image quality will be lesser than the S6 because S7 has now dual-pixel technology. In other words, there are now two light sensor photodiodes putting in more information creating a image quality similar to a 24MP camera. With that is an aperture upgrade from F1.9 to F1.7

2) Battery Life
A lot will be happy with this. The S7 now has 3,000 mAh (S6 has 2,550mAh) while the S7 Edge now has 3,600mAh (S6 Edge has 3,000mAh). Both still has quick charging capabilities using the right cable and plug. Both still capable of charging wirelessly.

3) Display
S6, S7, and S6 Edge has 5.1 inch screen while the S7 Edge now has a bigger screen at 5.5 inch. All has QHD Super AMOLED display.

4) Waterproof, baby!
Yes, the new S7 and S7 Edge is now IP68 certified. This means that you can submerge them in 1.5 meter of water for 30 minutes.

5) Expandable Storage
While the S6 and the S6 Edge has either 32/64/128GB of storage choices, the new S7 and S7 Edge only has 32/64GB. This is because the newer ones can accommodate 200GB of expandable storage! Take note that this memory card slot doubles as a SIM tray for dual SIM functionality. You've got to choose only one of those and we think that it's still better having a choice than none at all.

So, do you want to upgrade? Well, from S6 / S6 Edge to S7 / S7 Edge, the differences are already impressive enough for most people to want to upgrade. For those using S5 and below, it's the perfect time to upgrade! Choosing between the S7 or S7 Edge might be the harder choice because they are almost the same with only a few differences. (Read this) Apple has to do better this year because as an Apple user, I am really tempted to switch to Samsung, particularly the Edge model.

Philippine price for the S7/ S7 Edge are as follows:
32GB Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy S7 is Php 34,990
32GB Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is Php 39,990

No word yet on the 64GB variants. Colors available are white, black, gold, and silver.

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