A few simple tweaks make all the difference with the Samsung Galaxy S7
- 5.1-inch quad-HD display
- Exynos 8890 CPU, 4GB RAM
- microSD slot, IP68 for water resistance, 32GB internal storage
We rarely give a phone full-marks here at TrustedReviews, but the Samsung Galaxy S7 deserves that accolade. The Korean company has taken the S6 and improved just about everything. The Exynos 8890 processor is ridiculouly fast and there's 4GB RAM for silky smooth multitasking, while the battery has had a much needed bump from 2,600 mAh to 3,000 mAh meaning it'll easily get you through the day.
The camera has been spruced up too. It's now a 12MP sensor (down from 16MP) but the pixels are bigger and the aperture has been widened to f/1.7 to let more light in. The result? Super detailed photos that don't get ruined by low-light surroundings.
It's a lovely looking phone and the addition of the slightly curved back makes it easier to pick up of a table and just generally hold for longer periods of time. Gorilla Glass 4 covers both the front and back, but it feels durable. It's IP68 rated for water-resistance too, so you can dunk it in 1m of water for 30 mins. Or y'know, take it in the bath.
TouchWiz has been toned down to the point where it isn't such a chore, though there is still a lot of preinstalled software that can't be deleted.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is a fantastic phone, probably the best out there.
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At time of review the Samsung Galaxy S7 was available for £569.