Just last year, Samsung impressed many with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. They were among the most powerful phones on the market, each offering an octa-core processor, a 5.1″ 2560 x 1440 pixel (QHD) Super AMOLED screen (5.7″ for the Edge), and more. The S6 Edge was one of the first phones offered with a curved screen.
Samsung has now released the Samsung Galaxy S7 line, consisting of the S7 and S7 Edge. Both models have 12 CPU cores! The CPU cores’ clock speeds range from 1.6 GHZ to 2.3 GHZ. Combined with 4 GB of RAM (up from 3 GB in the previous model), this phone knocks the ball out of the park. As I and many others will appreciate, Samsung brought back the microSD card slot, so you can now turn it into an entertainment powerhouse with more storage than you’ll ever need. This is especially useful for storing full HD videos, as well as recording them. To show you just how valuable this slot is, a 32 GB microSD card only costs $11.
The S7 models have the mesmerizing same screen 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution. However, the S7 Edge screen is a slightly smaller 5.5″. The S6 and S7 screens, on the other hand, are the same size. The S7 line is water resistant, unlike the S6. The S5 was too.
It may look like the CPU specs rival that of some of the best laptops and consumer desktops on the market, but bear in mind that mobile processors are quite as powerful as they seem. There are many factors that can affect performance the performance of desktop and laptop computers such as data transfer interfaces, front-side bus speed, L1, L2, and L3 cache size, RAM speed, and much more. So clock speed and core counts alone are not reliable performance indicators.
The S7 models come with Android 6.0 (Marshmellow).
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