Samsung Electronics is one of the best and most reputed amongst customers in the field of consumer electronics. As the era of smartphones began, it eventually ventured into the field of smartphones. The Galaxy series of smartphones released by this company has received exceptionally well by the people. Their venture into the field of smartphones had yet again proved the importance they give to the quality of products. The Samsung Galaxy S smartphones have undergone a very rapid and exceptional transformation in last few couple of years. One of the amazing smartphones in this series is the Samsung Galaxy S7 Dual. This smartphone was released under the codename Project Lucky. This smartphone was first announced in a Samsung Press conference held at the mobile world congress on 21st, February, 2016. Later it was released into the market for sale on 11th, March, 2016. The previous model to this smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy S6 which had some technical issues. This smartphone is an upgraded version, where all the issues were rectified. Being priced at the higher end, this phone targets those belonging to the upper middle class as its potential target customer base. This smartphone’s major USP is its amazing display, good battery and well defined camera. Now let us discuss its other important technical specifications in detail in the review which follows. Simultaneously let us also figure out its pros and cons.
This smartphone has the basic look and feel of its predecessor model, the Samsung Galaxy S6. It does come with a few refinements like a differently shaped home button and classier camera design. Like most high end Samsung smartphones, this too comes with the IP68 – certified dust and water resistive protection. The length of Galaxy S7 is 142.4 mm and its breadth is 69.6 mm. The thickness of the phone is just 7.9 mm. It weighs moderately with an average weight of 157 g. The protection given to this smartphone’s display and rear panel is Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The display type used in this mobile phone is the Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen with 16 M colours. It is 5.1 inches in size and has a screen – to - body ratio of 72 %. The resolution this screen provides is 1440 x 2560 pixels. It has a good multi touch feature. The other additional enhancement features of this phone’s display are always – on display option and Touchwiz UI. This smartphone comes in five different colours namely Black, White, Gold, Silver and Pinkish Gold.
This smartphones functions on Android OS v 6.0. This is the Marshmallow OS which is the latest of the Android OS. The chip set used here is the Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 processor. This chipset is aided by the Exynos 8890 Octa processor. The central processing is taken care of by a combination of processors. A dual core Kryo processor with processing speed of 2.15 GHz and another Kryo processor with a Clock speed of 1.6 GHz is present. Additionally, two Quad – core processors is also used. A Quad core, Mongoose processor with 2.3 GHz and another Quad – core Cortex A53 with a speed of 1.6 GHz is used. The graphics interface is taken care by two GUI’s. One Adreno 530 and a Mali – T880 MP12 is coupled for this purpose. The storage specification of this smartphone is such that, it comes in two variations, a 32 GB and a 64GB model. This smartphone comes with the mixed card slot type. Here one slot is solely dedicated to one sim card. The second slot can either be used for sim 2 or can be used as external memory slot. The expandable memory is up to a max of 200 GB. The RAM memory of this smartphone is 4GB which is excellent for heavy users.
The main camera of Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with 12 MP and an aperture focal length of f/1.7. The wide angle width is 26 mm. The sensor size used in this smartphone is 1/ 2.6 inches. The pixel size used is 1.4 micrometer. It comes with a LED Flash option. The front camera is 5 MP with aperture of f/1.7. The wide angle width is 22 mm. The additional supportive features available are dual video call and Auto HDR. The enhancement features found in this phone are Auto focus, face detection, OIS, touch focus and panorama. The audio in this device is really good. It comes with good quality speakers. It does not have a functional FM Radio. It has a simultaneous 4K video and 9 MP image recording.
This smartphone comes with a user non–removable Li – Ion battery. It has a maximum capacity of 3000 mAh. The talk time available on an average is up to 22 h on 3G mode. This is a mixed sim phone where both the sim slots are nano sim type. GSM network has to be used. Both the sims come with 3G and 4G compatibility. Wireless connectivity features are also present.
The major advantages in this smartphone are its amazing look and feel, great battery life, dust and water resistance and good quality camera. The disadvantages are lack of FM Radio and hybrid SIM slot.