Tech Lowdown – Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

Available on pre-order, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge have South Africans excited and it is easy to see why. Samsung phones have always been a popular option to many Android fans, but today we give you the lowdown on what makes these cell phones for sale stand out from the Android crowd.

Looking at the Samsung Galaxy S7

The newest Samsung phones for sale, the S7 and S7 Edge, have made some pretty big waves over the last couple of months. A truly hot phone, you will fall in love with the beautifully crafted lines combined with functionality.

Making use of 3D Thermoforming, Samsung was able to produce a work of art, resulting in a phone that features 3D Glass seamlessly curved to meet the curved metal alloy, creating a hot look with a strong and seamless body.

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Holding this device is made comfortable through the use of dual-curve backs and, with the addition of being both dust and water resistant, you can see why these are such amazing phones. With an Ingress Protection Ration of 68, these Samsung Galaxy devices can be immersed up to 1.5 metres for up to half an hour.

Specifications for these Galaxy models:

The S7

  • Quad HD
  • 5.1 Inches
  • 577 ppi

The S7 Edge

  • Quad HD
  • 5.5 Inches
  • 534 ppi


The Hardware in the Samsung S7 and S7 Edge

Equipped with a new (and custom) CPU resulting in a powerful GPU, these Samsung phones also boast a 4 GB RAM, creating a smart device that is fast, effortlessly launching Apps, streaming and even playing games.

The newest hardware includes the GPU that is up to 64% faster than the one used in the previous model and an increased RAM (from a 3GB RAM to a 4GB RAM).


Another stunning feature of both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge is the addition of a micro SD slot, helping you to extend the storage capacities of your phone. There is no doubt in our minds that this feature is a stunning one for those who love their music, videos and pics.

Bigger batteries have also been added to these Samsung Phones – the S7 featuring a 3000mAh battery and the S7 Edge featuring a 3600mAh battery – resulting in a longer battery life. The improvements on the batteries also mean that the CPU and GPU use the battery to its fullest potential.


But, you might wonder, are there implications on charging times? No need to worry! The S7 takes 90 minutes to charge while the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge takes 100 minutes to charge.

Also note that these cell phones for sale can be charged wirelessly, but more on that in the accessories section of the post.

All That Is Easy About the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is described as an all-round better device, allowing for up to nine panels and giving you everything you need just a slide and tap away.

The Always On Display (AOD) is a stunning feature in the S7 models of Samsung phones for sale. This feature allows you to get all the information you need with a simple glance at your phone (without waking it up). But not to worry, the S7 Edge is smart enough to automatically disable the feature whenever it is in your bag or pocket, your phone is running low on battery life or when it is placed face down.

Display customisation is also available for both the models, allowing you to download themes and create a display that is uniquely you.


The Camera

If you love taking pictures – be it a selfie or a beautiful mountain view – the Samsung Galaxy S7 models are absolutely perfect. For moments when there isn’t enough light, no sweat – these phones boast a brighter F1.7 lens as well as larger 1.4µm pixels on the image sensor, helping you to capture more light.

The pixels on the image sensors in these Samsung phones have two photodiodes, resulting in a professional grade Dual Pixel Sensor that can focus fast and with accuracy. Because the pixels on the Dual Pixel Sensor are utilised for phase detection, you can expect a quick and seamless autofocus that is out of this world.

Motion Panorama and Motion Photo are two of the amazing features you can look forward to in the Samsung S7 and S7 Edge. While Motion Panorama enables you to capture panoramas in motion, the Motion Photo enables you to capture the three seconds before the shutter is pressed.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge also features Spotlight (in the Beauty Mode) for stunning selfies and pics with friends.

Samsung Galaxy S7

Gaming and Samsung Gear VR

Cell phones for sale where gaming is part of the system design? Yes. The Samsung S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge are the first smart phones that support the Vulkan API. These Samsung phones run even the modern 3D games smoothly and, as an added bonus, you can benefit from the great user experience when it comes to games developed with the Vulkan API.

The Game Launcher serves as your games’ central launching system, while your Game Tools offer a stunning feature, including gameplay recording because, why not?

From Hearthstone to Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, your S7 is an Android gaming superstar.

Samsung Gear VR is another awesome feature that has Samsung fans jumping up and down. Powered by Oculus, the Gear VR is compatible with the new S7 Samsung phones, as well as the Galaxy Note 5, the S6, S6 Edge and the S6 Edge+.


The Gear VR features a Super AMOLED display, precise head-tracking and a low latency, transporting you into a bright, highly defined virtual reality by simply slipping your phone into the headset.

Weighing in at only 318 grams (excluding your phone’s weight of course), the Samsung Gear VR features a wider interface as well as a larger touchpad, allowing for an easy and comfortable control. It also has foam cushioning, lending itself to a more comfortable experience.


Accessorise Your Galaxy S7

Like all cell phones for sale, the Samsung S7 and S7 Edge comes with a whole set of epic accessories.

These Samsung phones for sale can be charged wirelessly. Simply place your phone on the stand at an upright angle and voila – charging while still enabling you to use your phone.

The Battery Pack from Samsung is another fabulous accessory for this S7 cell phone for sale. Simply a portable charger (with an oomph of power), the Battery Pack is available in a 10200mAh and 5100mAh capacity. Another accessory when it comes to battery life is the Backpack. It is specifically designed for the S7 models and, stylish in design, allows you to use your phone as normal.

Other accessories also available include a Keyboard Cover (which entails an actual keyboard being snapped onto your phone), and a wide range of covers to choose from – from Leather and LED View Covers to Clear View and S View covers.

An added benefit of switching over to this new Samsung from any older models is the Samsung Smart Switch App. This enables you to transfer everything from your old Samsung to your new Samsung S7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

You can Pre-Register for your S7 and S7 edge by visiting the Samsung South Africa website. This cell phone for sale comes with a Data Link cable, a USB Connector, an Ejection Pin, a Headset and, for the lucky few that gets their pre-order in fast enough, you can get a Gear VR.

galaxy s7 gaming

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