The Samsung Galaxy S7, and, especially, the Galaxy S7 Edge have received fantastic reviews. CNET gave the Galaxy S7 Edge five stars — a rating that is extremely rare for the site.
“Here’s the phone you should buy right now: This one. What catapults the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to such heights? Is it the excellent camera, the beast of a battery, the expandable storage or the seductive design that’s worth more than the sum of its parts? Yes, and more.”
The review also praises the Super AMOLED screen, which they say is the best that exists on a smartphone. The only thing they don’t seem to like is the price, which is more than other smartphones with similar capabilities. However, judging from the initial response from consumers, they don’t seem to mind.
However, like the iPhone 6 and many other smartphones before that, users have been complaining about initial problems with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. According to Tech Times, one of the major problems is an oversensitive touch screen.
“The screen is just too sensitive, causing users to accidentally open an app or select other elements of the interface. This issue isn’t entirely new for Samsung, as the Galaxy Note 5 also bore a similar problem in which the user’s fingers or thumb rest on the phablet’s edges, making other input unresponsive.”
Tech Times suggest that one should get a case that provides a better grip on the handset. However, that’s not the only problem, as several users have complained about trouble with Bluetooth connections, especially in certain cars.
According to Android Authority, a lot of users have complained about the Flipboard Briefing screen causing several problems, especially lag. However, the site says this can be fixed by pressing on the home screen and then swiping over to the Briefing home screen, where you will see a toggle to turn it off. They also give a solution to the screen turning itself on when you don’t want it to.
“Go to Settings – Display, and you will see an option for keeping the screen turned off. Once you’ve enabled this feature, your phone will never accidentally turn itself on in your pocket, bag, or any other dark environment.”
Truthfully, this is a problem with most Android phones, but there are some who blame the Galaxy S7 hardware rather than the Android software. However, the overheating problem is definitely caused by the Galaxy S7 hardware and the Snapdragon processor. If you are using the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge with the Gear VR, expect to get frequent “overheating” messages. In fact, it can get so bad that you may want to wear a glove to remove the S7 from the Gear VR.
Truthfully, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge problems are minimal and will likely be fixed soon. Samsung could take solace in the fact that the Galaxy S7 series has received less complaints than the iPhone 6 models when released last September. There are still a lot of Twitter users who love their new Samsung devices.
Do you own the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge? If so, what are your impressions? Let us know in the comments section.
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