Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones may not be radically different than the S6 and S6 Edge, but they are amazing phones — at least according to critics. The Wall Street Journal raves about Samsung’s current smartphone efforts.
“Samsung is that slightly awkward boy who’s been studying very hard in school. The Galaxy S7, which arrives in stores this week, is his first solid A. Yep, Samsung just moved to the head of the smartphone class.”
Reviewer Geoffrey A. Fowler adds that the cameras on both the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are better than the one offered on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Darren Orf from Gizmodo says that Samsung’s latest smartphones are inching towards perfection.
“Samsung f***s up. A lot. Snooping smart TVs, insane VR demos—you name it. Even its most cherished gadget—the Galaxy smartphone—has seen its share of flaws. But with the seventh iteration the Galaxy S, Samsung inches ever closer to a perfect smartphone.”
Orf adds that there is something positive to be said about almost every feature of the S7 and S7 Edge, including the camera, battery, display, and processor. He thinks the size of the Edge, with a 5.5-inch screen, is absolutely perfect. Lisa Eadicicco from Time is also impressed.
“Both devices are an evolution — a perfection, one might say — of what Samsung set out to do with its previous effort, the Galaxy S6. The new models have small, but important, differences from their predecessors,” Edicicco says.
The review notes that users can add extra storage, the camera doesn’t protrude awkwardly from the back, and that both phones are water resistant. Edicicco loves the look and feel of both phones.
However, BGR — a site known to pit Samsung negatively against Apple — says the Galaxy S7 suffers serious performance issues. However, in another article, BGR concedes that, based on reviews, Samsung has indeed created a masterpiece.
“The reviews are in for Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge and it sounds like Samsung has made a masterpiece of a smartphone. Samsung has steadily worked to improve its craft over the years as a hardware designer and reviewers are heaping praise on this year’s flagship devices as being as close to perfect as any smartphone ever built.”
The comments after the article are typical for BGR.
“Everyone knows how the corrupt SWINEsung operates. It pays off iPhone-using celebrities for endorsements, bribes judges to side with them on lawsuits, burn money on ads for 24/7 exposure on prime time channels,” says commenter SWINEsung LAGaxy.
“Been an iPhone user since 2009. This Samsung edge is the most beautiful phone I have ever seen. I really believe that this is the phone that will pull iPhone users to android. Hoping the iPhone 7 is worth it because I would hate to have to rebuild my ecosystem,” claims Maurice Johnson.
Twitter is filled with excitement over the Galaxy S7, but the S7 Edge has caused the most thrills.
I unboxed the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Beautiful phone! https://t.co/gYFRzOs1AN— Aaron Baker (@AaronCBaker) March 9, 2016
Wow the new samsung galaxy s7 edge sounds amazing— Charmander♡ (@Jeevitthabunny) March 2, 2016
Many who pre-ordered the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge have already received their smartphones. For the rest of us, Samsung’s latest devices arrive in stores on Friday. Are you buying a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge? Let us know in the comments section.
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