The Samsung Galaxy S7 is the new gold standard for Android phones, but does that mean you should buy it? If you’re a Galaxy S6 owner, you can wait until next year’s iteration. But for Android newcomers or those currently holding onto older models, it’s worth the upgrade to experience the luxury of powerhouse performance, a beautiful display, and a top-notch camera – even if the Samsung Galaxy S7 isn’t totally groundbreaking.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 has a handful of new and ultimately minor features, but it’s mostly an incremental upgrade that lacks any sort of major innovation in terms of the hardware or software. The fact that the returning microSD card slot and IP68 waterproofing are two selling points serves as evidence. And that’s fine, because that doesn’t prevent it from being a spectacular phone in its own right.
- Quality build and display
- High-end performance
- Waterproofing and expandable memory have returned
- Great camera
- Fingerprint sensor isn’t very accurate
- Doesn’t bring much of anything new to the table
- Always-on display needs work