Samsung is notoriously slow at rolling out software updates, especially new versions of Android. Following months of beta tests for Android 8.0 Oreo, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ received the final version in February, and the 2016 Galaxy S7 and S7 edge finally started seeing it earlier this month. The latter ground to a halt, unfortunately, […]
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New reports out indicate Samsung may be on the verge of rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for their Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones possibly as soon as mid-May. If Samsung and carriers are able to stick to this timeline, then the S7 devices will be getting the update one to […]
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Have you been using Microsoft Edge on your device since Microsoft quietly announced it? Well, good news; it’s getting a few new features to make your browsing even better. Perhaps the biggest feature is an option for dark mode, which many users clamor for regardless of the app. It’s a stylistic choice for many people, […]
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Microsoft announced today two new apps that help expand the company’s presence on operating system platforms outside the Windows ecosystem. Based on the descriptions provided for the new Microsoft Edge for iOS/Android and Microsoft Launcher, the company is working hard to make the user experience more seamless and continuous regardless of the screen a user […]
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Microsoft's new mobile strategy? Bring as many of its services as it can to other platforms. That started with Microsoft Office and Cortana, and it's continuing with its Edge browser, which is available in beta on iOS and Android today. For now, the…
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The biggest selling point of HTC’s U11 is obviously its unique Edge Sense features that allow you to literally squeeze the sides of the phone to do things with it. It’s a cool, albeit weird, design that helps the U11 stand out, and you can bet HTC will try to capitalize on it. HTC USA […]
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If you’ve narrowed your next phone down to a curvy Samsung, but you can’t decide which one, or you’re not sure if you need to upgrade from the S7 Edge to the S8 Plus, this specs comparison will help you.
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Good news for T-Mobile Galaxy S7 owners; your Android 7.0 Nougat update is rolling out right now. That means you’re getting treated to all of the new things that Google introduced with Nougat, plus Samsung’s tweaks, and hopefully none of the diminished battery life. The update brings the GS7 and GS7 Edge up to speed […]
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We’ve been eagerly awaiting an official release of Android 7.0 to Samsung’s latest flagship line, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. It’s taken a couple of months, but the update is finally ready for the masses. This update follows just a couple months after Samsung tested out a beta on their devices, which really […]
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If your Galaxy S7 Edge keeps running out of power, the Incipio Offgrid battery case is for you. This case offers an extra 3,700mAh of power and supports wireless and QC 2.0 pass-through charging.
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The iPhone 7 is finally here, boasting top-of-the-line specs and a stunning design. But how does it stack up against the lauded Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge? We put the two devices head to head to find out which is better in terms of hardware and software.
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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is nearly upon us, but before you opt for the larger-than-life phone, take a look at how it compares with its predecessors. We put the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and the Note 5 up against the new Note 7.
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As the NBA and NHL finals are already close two wrapping up, it's time for the summer TV season to kick off. House of Lies will be gone for good after this week, while The Americans season finale means there's only two years left. On streaming, Netfl…
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Verizon releases Android Marshmallow for Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge owners in the USA. That, and an unexpectedly fast security patch along with a few stability improvements and the like.
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Samsung is supporting advanced technologies by allowing the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge to be charged without wires. Once again, your Samsung phone can be placed on a wireless charging pad to get powered up. The company first started supporting wireless charging with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, and then the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ continued the tradition. Unsurprisingly, the company worked it into the 2016 flagship. So, just like before, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge can be used with wireless charging pads that use the Qi standard.
Hit the break and we’ll show you the best chargers to buy.
Editor’s note: I have not independently tested all of these products, so be aware that you may have to use a specific adapter (or “charger head”) and cable with each.
People generally like to buy accessories made by the same company who makes their devices. If you’re one of those people, Samsung’s own wireless charging pad with fast charge capabilities is what you’re going to get and there’s no need to read on. This wireless charging pad, which is priced differently everywhere you look, works with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge along with all other Qi-ready devices. And you probably won’t need to remove your case or cover to use it.
It has a built-in LED light to tell you whether or not your phone is aligned properly. Select Samsung devices will also alert you when a full charge has been achieved.
With an official option like this, there’s no going wrong.
In 2016, Samsung introduced a new wireless charging pad marketed as a “wireless charging stand.”
This in-house wireless charging stand with fast charge technology is just like Samsung’s wireless charging pad. The difference? This one, because it’s a stand, positions your phone on an incline rather than having lie flat. The benefit here is that you can easily access your phone while it’s charging. Picking it up and putting it down is less likely when positioned at an angle. Or, if you’d like to glance over at your phone for information, turn on the always-on display that Samsung debuted with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Going for the stand over the pad limits your color options to just one choice and raises the praise.
Up until now, Nekteck was a completely unknown brand to me. That doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with the company and its products. In fact, it seems that all of Nekteck’s products on Amazon are rated with 4-5 stars. So counting out their wireless charging pad just because you’ve never heard of them is a bad move.
Nekteck’s wireless charging pad supports all Qi-ready devices, but the fast charging feature is only compatible with select Samsung phones — the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, and Galaxy S6 Edge+. To activate the fast charging feature, you’ll need to use Samsung or Nekteck’s adapters with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology.
When your phone is placed on the wireless charging pad, a blue light will illuminate to indicate that your phone is charging.
Easing your mind about buying this wireless charging pad is an 18-month warranty and lifetime customer support from Nektech.
The world is full of accessories, and a bunch of my personal favorites come from TYLT. Its products are well-made, colorful, and affordable. Can you ask of more? The VU wireless charging stand has a 3-coil system, comes in four colors, and costs less than you’d expect.
With the 3-coil system, TYLT allows you to put your phone anywhere on the wireless charging stand whether that’s in portrait or landscape orientation. Also, this wireless charging stand is designed at a 45-degree angle so you can still see your phone from anywhere and won’t miss a single notification coming in. The VU’s entire design is so subtle and attractive because of its popping color and the long wire sneaking out of the back. TYLT succeeded here with a very simple, modern aesthetic.
Depending where you shop, you can get TYLT’s VU for less than $ 50 with free shipping.
The first wireless charging pad I ever owned was this one from Choetech. And it has served me well for nearly one year. Choetech’s wireless charging pad, which is the cheapest on the list, costs just $ 25 and supports fast charging.
Choetech says this wireless charging pad can charge supported devices up to 1.4x faster than competing products, and its built-in sensor lowers the status lights’ strength when charging in a dark room. Like Nektech, Choetech throws in an 18-month warranty.
Those wanting to try out a wireless charging pad for the first time should get Choetech’s product because of its price alone. You’ll be hard-pressed to find another wireless charging pad at a price so low without cutting corners.
Because there’s a very good chance you have more than one Qi-ready device in your home or office, Incipio’s Ghost 220 exists. The Ghost 220 is a wireless charging base that charges up to three devices simultaneously. Through wireless charging, it can charge two devices on once because of the rectangle shape. Then, through a physical wire, the Ghost 220 charges a third device; therefore, even if you have just one device that can be charged without wires, this wireless charging base is still worth it because of the external charging support.
Despite charging more devices at once than other products, the Ghost 220 isn’t very expensive. It can be purchased for as little as $ 45 with free shipping on Amazon.
Now, yes, many other wireless charging pads exist. We just couldn’t name each and every one of them on our list. And these are the ones that we deem the best of them all. Regardless of which you choose, you’re getting a solid charger that will take your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge from 0% to 100% in the same time or less than phone-to-wire charging.
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DxOMark has declared the camera on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge the best they’ve ever tested.
The Galaxy S7 Edge this week received a score of 88 from DxOMark, which is the highest recorded score for outstanding image quality.
“From blink-of-an-eye autofocus delivering fewer blurry photos, to superior low-light photography, to significant advancements in video capture, the Galaxy S7 Edge gives users a chance to capture every memory reliably and true to life. Central to this performance is the groundbreaking dual-pixel technology in the Galaxy S7 Edge camera—previously found only in expensive DSLR cameras.”
This is not the first superlative for Samsung’s new flagship line. The 5.1-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) Super AMOLED display of the Galaxy S7 was named by DisplayMate as the best ever.
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Where there’s a flagship phone release, the golden treatment is sure to follow. Up next on the calendar for mandatory luxury treatments are Samsung’s two sibling phones: the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.
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Though Samsung's new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are both great phones — each earned a score of 90 — it's the Edge that's improved the most over the past year. Whereas the S6 Edge's curved screen felt like a gimmick (albeit a gorgeous one), this year's m…
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So, you’ve just received your brand new, top-of-the-line, Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge smartphone, and a feature you’ve been looking forward to using, Samsung Pay, is nowhere to be seen. If this is your experience, you probably bought the handset from Verizon. The good news is that you can easily remedy the situation yourself, and it will only take a couple of minutes to do so.This is a case where the ability to side-load applications on Android comes in handy. First, navigate to Settings/System/Security and tick the Unknown Sources box. Then, all you need to do is download the Samsung Pay APK from APK Mirror to your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge and select install. It really is that simple.
Quite why the Samsung Pay app is missing from the Galaxy S7 devices is anyone’s guess. Verizon took ages to support Samsung Pay in the first place, and one wonders if the carrier’s involvement with competing mobile payments systems such as SoftCard has something to do with the app’s omission from the handsets.
If side-loading isn’t something you feel comfortable with, it’s mooted that Samsung will be holding a major Samsung Pay promotion from March 11th, where it’s thought that the app will become available for download from either Google’s Play Store, or Galaxy Apps. If true, there isn’t too long wait.
Source: Android Police
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An initial report has found that the Galaxy S7 edge performs better than most phones on the market, but old habits die hard and TouchWiz still stutters, lags, and skips frames. There seem to be few heating issues, however.
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Samsung will manufacture 17.2 million Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones by the end of April, according to Korean news outlet ETNews.
Samsung has had a lot of success with its Galaxy S lineup, particularly with the GS6 and GS6 Edge. Combined, they sold a total of 15.8 million units within their first three months of sale. Samsung is anticipating even better results this year, especially with the raving response received for the upcoming Galaxy S7 Edge.
Another problem Samsung experienced last year was that the Galaxy S6 Edge was always in short supply because of a 4:1 ratio (one Edge for every four Galaxy S6’s manufactured). This time around Samsung has reportedly moved to a 6:4 ratio to hopefully keep up with the demand this time around.
Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge at its Unpacked event on February 21, just a day before Mobile World Congress began in Barcelona.
Currently, both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are up for pre-order at all the major carriers, slating both handsets for a March 11 launch.
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You shouldn’t take any risks with your Galaxy S7 Edge because it’s a fragile beauty and a tumble could leave you with unsightly scuffs or cracks. Time to shop for Galaxy S7 Edge cases.
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Ready to get a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge in your hand? Here are the carriers and retailers that are launching the smartphone, along with links to enable you to pre-order your very own device.
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Samsung might introduce a 6-inch Galaxy S7 Plus to go along with a 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge, and a 5.1-inch Galaxy S7. An FCC filing confirms the S7 Edge’s battery capacity to be 3,600mAh.
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Samsung reportedly looks to continue its release of limited edition smartphones by releasing a special edition Batman v Superman Galaxy S7. Considering that Samsung has yet to announce such a smartphone, consider it hearsay for now.
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Yep, we have more renders of the Galaxy S7 Edge. There’s really not much more to hide at this point, as we’ve seen images showing off the curved sides of the device and nearly every detail about the phone and its smaller sibling have been leaked at this point.
These renders do give a pretty good indication of the colors we can expect to see Samsung unveil this time around. We have the titanium silver that’s been popular on some of the company’s international models, as well as the solid black (no more blue-ish tint!) and the champagne gold that’s becoming increasingly popular. Everything else is in line with what we’ve seen, including the softer curves and stark resemblance of last year’s Galaxy S6.
Do any of these colors have you ready to throw down some cash on a pre-order later this month? Personally, I’m a big fan of white/silver phones, but the titanium gray might be a nice replacement if Samsung decides to drop a totally plain white phone this time around.
source: Evan Blass (Twitter)
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Vodafone UK has started pushing out a rather unexpected update to all its carrier-branded models of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge located in the United Kingdom. This upgrade carries support for the operator’s fairly new Wi-Fi calling service, which authorizes users to place calls via the Internet when they have no cellular signal without incurring any extra charges.
Unfortunately, you will need to be a subscriber of either a Pay Monthly Red, Red Value, Red+ or Business Premier plan to use the Wi-Fi calling platform. You’ll also need to ensure that your device was bought directly from Vodafone because if you purchased it from a third-party company, it won’t bundle the correct drivers for the feature to work. Other than these two provisos, using the service couldn’t be easier. Simply install the upgrade, then text the word “CALLING” to 97888 to enable it.
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I have seen tons of comparisons between modern smartphone cameras and professional cameras over the years. Each year they get closer and closer, but not quite there yet. However, that doesn’t mean an excellent smartphone camera can’t be used to film a professional quality short film and look great.
Part 1 of the film has been released by Jens Rijsdijk, Sjoerd de Bont and Kuba Szutkowski, three up-and-coming directors who used an S6 Edge as their only camera. The short film also has an interesting idea behind it as this first part was shot by Sjoerd de Bont, and the next two parts will be shot by the other two directors. However, each director must continue off from where the last one started. As you’ll see by the part 1, it could go anywhere.
Samsung is using the film as a promotion for the Galaxy S6 Edge. Either way, it still shows just how great their smartphone camera is, and how it can be used to create professional quality films in the right hands.
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Vietnamese gold-plating shop Karalux is back at it with its 24K gold treatment, this time with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. You can either buy handset in gold or you can send in either handset and have it turned to gold.
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With the company needing a home run with its recently launched Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones, Samsung is probably happy to learn that 25,000 units a day, combined, are being sold in the company’s home country of South Korea.
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Windows 10 won’t have Media Center included but this week Microsoft revealed that it will have support for surround sound in some new ways, and it could make Netflix streaming even better. Beyond supporting Dolby Digital Plus in the Windows 10 OS — …
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