Galaxy S7, S7 edge - old is gold

The S7 phones are waterproof and dustproof.
The S7 phones are waterproof and dustproof.PHOTO: SAMSUNG

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are oldies but goodies. They were both released in February this year, which make them dinosaurs in tech terms, as new phones are constantly rolling out.

Still, both the S7 and S7 edge have one of the best cameras out on the market right now. When The Straits Times reviewed the phones in March this year, we noted that the 12-megapixel rear shooter delivers excellent low-light performance. Even now, it can give the cameras on the Pixel and the iPhone 7 a run for their money.

They both run on Samsung's Exynos 8890 processor, and each has 4GB of RAM. The phones are also waterproof and dustproof.

While the S7 has a 5.1-inch display with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels (577 dpi), the S7 edge has curved edges and a 5.5-inch display with the same resolution (534 dpi). The S7 also has a 3,000 mAh battery, while the S7 edge has a 3,600 mAh one.

 

As the S7 and S7 edge are no longer new phones, bargain hunters may be able to find them at a reduced price at some retailers.

Lisabel Ting


TECH SPECS (BOTH PHONES)

PROCESSOR: Samsung Exynos 8890 octa-core

OPERATING SYSTEM: Android 6.0

CAMERA: 12-megapixel with f/1.7 aperture and smart OIS (rear); 5-megapixel with f/1.7 aperture (front)

MEMORY: 4GB with 32GB of internal storage (supports up to 200GB microSD card)

GALAXY S7

PRICE: $998

DISPLAY: 5.1-inch with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels

BATTERY: 3,000 mAh

GALAXY S7 EDGE

PRICE: $1,098

DISPLAY: 5.5-inch with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels

BATTERY: 3,600 mAh

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 16, 2016, with the headline 'Galaxy S7, S7 edge - old is gold'. Print Edition | Subscribe