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Samsung Galaxy S7 Unboxing and First Impressions

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The next Galaxy has arrived at FTA Headquarters! We decided to avail of a pre-order via renewing our postpaid subscription at Globe Telecom. The Samsung Galaxy S7 has just arrived yesterday and we eagerly unbox and give it for a short spin. Here’s our unboxing and first 12 hours with the Samsung Galaxy S7.

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Samsung Galaxy S7:

  • Octa Core Exynos 8890 64-bit processor
  • Mali T880 MP12 graphics
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 200GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
  • 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display (1440 x 2560 pixels)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • IP68 certified – dust and water resistant for up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes
  • 12 megapixel camera with Phase Detection Autofocus, Optical Image Stabilization and dual LED flash (f/1.7 aperture)
  • 5 megapixel front facing camera (f/1.7 aperture)
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint Sensor, Hear Rate Sensor, NFC
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • 3,000 mAh battery with fast wireless charging
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI

What’s inside the box?

  • Samsung Galaxy S7 unit in gold
  • Fast charging wall adapter
  • USB cable
  • In-ear plugs
  • Samsung Clear View Case (it comes free when you avail of Globe’s postpaid plan)

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

We’ve seen the Samsung Galaxy S6 and had a short hands on with it when it hit stores last year. Comparing it to last year’s model, the Samsung Galaxy S7 took some elements from its predecessor such as the metal and glass combination of the body. It is still has stunning, elegant, beautiful. However, it is still a fingerprint magnet and very slippery. So be extra careful if you decide to own one. Make sure you buy a case for it too.

Now for the changes. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is noticeably thicker to accommodate a bigger battery. To make it easier to hold, Samsung did curve the glass at the back just like they did with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Two of our favorite features of the old Samsung Galaxy S5 that is not present at the Galaxy S6 are the microSD card slot and IP68 certification which means it is water and dust resistant. Cool!

For our full review we will be definitely be testing its performance, the display, the battery, and the camera which is said to be “the best”. We’ll find that out as we use the Samsung Galaxy S7 for a week. 🙂