Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 3rd 2016 Contents smaller cameras to drop pixel count
and increase the size of individual pix-
els on a sensor, which improves light
gathering capability, and it s unclear
what the new technology adds to that
Samsung has a very technical expla-
nation of the feature here
Two retrograde steps bring distinct
improvements over the S6.
With the new device, Samsung rein-
troduces its waterproofing from the
S5 and rates the S7 as capable of sur-
viving a dunking in five feet of water
for 30 minutes.
I did not test this.
The S7 also returns space for a
MicroSD card to a Samsung S series
phone, an unforgiveable lapse in the
design of the S6, though making this
tray capable of supporting cards of
up to 200GB is a gracious acceptance
of the utility of this particular fea-
If you have used or currently use a
Samsung smartphone, the S7 will be
The Gameloft game demos that
infest Android systems can actually
be deleted this time around.
The S7 features a subtly-tweaked
version of the company s TouchWiz
interface that s only incrementally dif-
ferent from the one you ll find on pre-
vious Samsung devices.
The company also continues to
include a central and quite physical
home button and two haptic buttons
to its right and left that appear when
your finger brushes them. It s a bit of
continuity that s comforting, though
it s also a bit outdated.
Most competitors have moved on
to software controllers that disappear,
freeing valuable screen real estate when
they aren t in use.
The S7 is a sleek, well-designed
device that fits well in the hand and,
like its immediate predecessors,
attracts fingerprints and smears like
wood woos termites.
You re going to need a case to pro-
tect all that glass from smearing as
well as from percussive accidents.
The work that Samsung has done
on the camera marks this as an aspect
of the camera that s likely to get even
more attention in the future, so a
head-to-head with Huawei s similarly
positioned P9 is up next week.
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At this point, it s difficult to
evaluate the newest entry in the
line of Samsung s premium
smartphones, the S7, without
considering everything that the
company has brought to market
Samsung has sensibly chosen
a path of user-driven iteration
and incremental improvement in
its line of premium mobile
phones, and the changes between
successive models tend to be sub-
tle.I ve been able to examine every
model of these devices since the
introduction of the S1 and it s
sometimes been difficult to iden-
tify enough features to justify an
upgrade, but if you skip one ver-
sion, the feature aggregation
becomes more compelling.
That s no different for the S7
which builds on the improve-
ments and mistakes of its pred-
ecessor, but boasts several key
improvements as well as two crit-
ical regressions that might be
enough to lure an S6 user.
The new phone ships with the
newest Android version, Marshal-
low and a camera with an effec-
tive aperture of f1.7, which will
mean little to the average cell-
phone user, but is likely to cause
a photographer to be a bit bug-
The S6 broke new smartphone
ground with a fixed aperture of
f1.9, a number usually associated
with hunks of glass in the 26mm
range that weigh nearly a pound.
The S7 improves on that
achievement by offering an aper-
ture that s roughly a quarter of
an f-stop wider, a feat of engi-
neering in such a tiny device that s
truly impressive, particularly given
that most smartphone cameras
are yet to break the f2 barrier.
In practical terms, the S7 is
more likely to capture usable pho-
tographs in low light than either
its predecessor or its competi-
The new phone also drops the
pixel count from 16MP to 12MP
and introduces something called
dual-pixel technology, which is
supposed to improve low-light
performance and focusing speed.
There has been a trend in
Samsung has returned waterproofing to the feature list of its flagship S series
smartphones with the S7. (PHOTO COURTESY SAMSUNG)
Considering the S7
...the S7 is capable of
surviving a dunking in
five feet of water for 30
minutes. I did not test
this. The S7 also returns
space for a MicroSD card
to a Samsung S series
phone, an unforgiveable
lapse in the design of the
S6, though making this
tray capable of
supporting cards of up to
200GB is a gracious
acceptance of the utility
of this particular feature.
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