Purchasing your dream phone can be an emotional and nerve-wrecking experience, especially when you are doing it for the first time. Shelling out so much money for a mobile phone is not as easy for people who are not extremely rich as it is for those who have real estate and big businesses. Mobile phone in Kenya comes from not only the big brands of the world but small ones as well. Samsung, LG, Apple, HTC, Huawei etc. are the big brands but there are other latest mobile phones from some other companies that can easily come head to head with the best phones of the year.
Samsung Galaxy S7 is the latest mobile phone from Samsung and there is no doubt that this is the best phone that Samsung has made. There is not much of a difference from the previous entry into the same lineup from Samsung last year i.e. Samsung Galaxy S6. However, there are enough things to love this phone. There has been some criticism on the phone too but most of the people have received this best mobile phone from Samsung with a welcoming gesture. Here are some important things you should know about this phone:
The Good Things
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are some of the most expensive mobile phones in Kenya right now. They are expensive not only because they are the best ones from Samsung but they literally beat most of the phones on the market right now. The most amazing, mentionable and proud thing about this new phone from Samsung is that it is water and dust proof. You could leave this phone under 5 feet of water for literally half an hour without any worries. Online water tests have shown that this feature is performing amazingly on the phone.
The next great thing that most mobile phone reviews have talked about is the addition of the removal microSD card on the phone. This particular feature was already there on Samsung phones two years back. However, it was last year that Samsung decided to get rid of that amazing option. People did not really like that thing and Samsung was criticized greatly for that. Finally, the option has been added back to the phone. The SIM card tray also has a slot for microSD card. If you don’t want to use the microSD card, you can insert another SIM in that slot.
While LG is there to great a hard time to Samsung when it comes to camera, and it can be said that overall LG has done better this year, the low light performance of Samsung Galaxy S7 is better than any other phone’s camera on the market. There is absolutely no compromise on outdoor and well-lit pictures too but it’s the low light camera result where it beats its competitors. Therefore, when you buy this mobile phone in Kenya make sure you get to a great spot and take some great shots for your Instagram.
A great thing about the S7 Edge is that it has a bigger battery than ever. The 3600mAh battery is something that people could not have thought of. However, Samsung has done what the consumers had been asking for. The battery on the regular S7 is 3000mAh but the Edge model, which is also bigger in terms of size, carries the bigger battery. Now, spending a full day with your phone will not be a problem at all and in fact you will have some battery left to spend half of the next day as well with this new big battery.
Compared to other mobile phones in Kenya, even the best ones from best companies, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are more beautiful looking phones. There were a few compromises on S6 last year but this year the phone has been brought forward with small tweaks in its design that has made it the best mobile phone of 2016 in terms of looks. Most people have called it the “sexiest” phone of the year because of its looks. So, with some big battery and bright screen, you are also getting an amazingly beautiful mobile phone.
The Bad Things
It is not actually a bad thing that you are not able to offer a removable battery when the battery on your phone is already pretty good. However, there are still people who like to have the option and freedom of being able to remove and swap the battery when they want. This particular option is still missing on this phone. When you are in search of such a mobile phone in Kenya you would want to look at LG. However, the absence of this option has not affected the mobile phone sales for Samsung. The phone is still performing greatly in the market.
The new mobile phone from Samsung does not offer much when it comes to looks despite being greatly beautiful. The big issue here is that the phone is not much different from last year’s phone. In fact, if someone was holding an S6 in one hand and S7 in the other hand just 6 feet away from you, the difference might be a little difficult to tell. In short, at times you might feel that you have not bought a new phone because the changes in design are so subtle from last year’s phone.
The USB Type-C is missing on this phone and this makes the phone lag one year behind. Things are fast moving to USB Type-C because of its speed, convenience and it being the latest standard for USBs in the world. Very soon when you are shopping for a new phone in Kenya you will notice that most phones have USB Type-C on them. This particular USB cable can be inserted in the phone any way you want. You don’t have to see if you are inserting it the wrong way. It is much faster than old USB standards and allows transfer of data between phones too. Samsung has missed out on it though.
The IR Blaster is another technology that Samsung has been removing from its new phones. While this is not something that you can base your mobile’s purchase on, there are people who love the convenience of using their smartphone as a remote control for their TVs, TV top boxes, Air conditioners etc. What makes it worse is the fact that LG, which is the biggest competitor of Samsung right now, has this amazing feature on most of its new phones. This is another thing where Samsung lacks a bit.
Sometimes your strengths can become your weaknesses and that’s what has happened to Samsung. Samsung has been releasing its new flagship phones with two different processing technologies. On its S7 it has put Snapdragon 820 as well as Exynos processor that Samsung makes itself. The recent surveys and tests have proved that the Exynos chipset from Samsung is faster than the Snapdragon processor. This has put many reviewers, consumers and experts in confusion as to why Samsung would not offer its chipset and processor on all of its phones. For now, you are only able to get this processor on certain units of the same phone.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Compared To An IPhone 6S
The latest offering from Apple is iPhone 6S and it is also the best phone that Apple has ever made. The specifications on this phone are so perfect that iPhone 6S was able to beat Samsung Galaxy S6 last year in terms of single core performance. When you compare the mobile phones from both the companies you come to realize that Samsung has improved a great deal in last 2 years. In terms of camera performance you can safely say that Samsung Galaxy S7 is the best mobile phone in Kenya.
There are several videos on YouTube where expert photographers have compared the results from Samsung Galaxy S7 camera to iPhone 6S camera. All these experts have come to the conclusion that S7 beats the iPhone in terms of camera. There is no doubt that the world is loving S7’s design so you can say that Samsung has iPhone beat in that area as well. The multi-core performance on the latest Galaxy S7 is also way ahead of the dual core performance from iPhone 6S. Samsung has also improved on single core performance this year.
Another thing where Samsung takes the trophy is the fact that it is waterproof. Many videos have shown that iPhone 6S can also go through the water test for quite some time but Galaxy S7 has taken it from all other phones in that test. Lastly, the world has agreed on the fact that screens on Samsung phones are better than the screens on any other phones on the market. Samsung’s new phone is the best mobile phone on the market today when it comes to display. The AMOLED technology from Samsung is brighter and crispier than any LCD panel on any other phone.