Most-Alluring 6GB RAM / 8GB RAM Phones in 2017

Smartphones are getting more and more powerful. Now-a-days, the features of a premium range mobiles are now available even on low range mobiles. Gone are the days when 2GB of RAM mobiles were a big deal. Android Smartphones with 6GB of RAM are already on sale today. But sometimes you may wonder if we really need a mobile phone with such whooping storage spaces. However, with more upcoming apps and features available, smartphones with a massive 6GB of RAM, 7GB RAM and even 8GB RAM have become a necessity.

One can imagine the prowess of a 6GB RAM smartphone knowing how efficiently 4GB RAM phones handles heaviest tasks and graphics smoothly. Check out our list of such massive RAM smartphones that have been scheduled to be launched in 2017. As lost of them are rumored phones it is difficult to guarantee if these devices shall be launched with the same specs that we mention. So without a much ado, let us check out the most awaited phones of 2017 with large RAM’s.

Phones with 6GB RAM / 7GB RAM & 8GB RAM

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

After the unmitigated failure of the Galaxy Note 7, 2017 promises to deliver an extremely competitive smartphone – Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in the market. The Galaxy Note 8 is rumored to flaunt an iris scanner to beef up the security for your data and phone. An artificial intelligence assistant is also said to be included in the phone which shall be one of the most exciting innovations. Samsung is also expected to upgrade the S Pen stylus when it releases the Galaxy Note 8, ensuring that it is both more user-friendly and feature-packed. 

LG V30

LG V30, it looks like the unique feature is going away. LG V30 is expected to come without a secondary ticker display as per the latest rumours as per the sources. Earlier, V10 and V20 smartphones were having the dual display. The LG V30 is expected offer 6GB of RAM. We can get more official details regarding this phone in 2017 in the Autumn season.

Huawei Mate 10

Not much about the upcoming mobile has been revealed. However, we can expect the mobile to come at an expected Price of Rs. 23,000 for a 6.0 inches, Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat), Octa Core Processor and a 6/7 GB RAM with 128GB internal storage. The phone may also sport a 20 MegaPixels Dual Camera for astounding picture quality.

OnePlus 4

Raise a toast to the massive 8GB RAM loaded in the OnePlus 4 coupled with the latest QUALCOMM snapdragon processor for fast functioning. Metal back, curved sides, a home button sitting underneath the display are some other features… Awesome, right? If the rumors are to be believed the OnePlus 4 will be a great phone with curved body & unique design. Similar its successor the OnePlus 3, Oneplus 4 will be a 5.5 incher Smartphone featuring the 4k resolution. Priced around Rs. 26,750 for offering such unique features and specifications the smartphone offers awesome interface, ultimate features, specification at quite a low price.

Asus Zenfone 4 Deluxe

Next in our list is the Asus Zenfone 4 Deluxe that comes with a 5.5-inch IPS screen and 1920 x 1080 resolution. The phone is rumored to sport a 7 / 8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable internal storage via microSD. The phone shall be fueled by a 3500 mAh battery and will come with a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash. The device shall run Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS under the hood.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2

The key highlight of the latest Xiaomi mobile, the Mi Note 2 is its 3D curved glass at front and back. This is the first dual-edge curved display smartphone from Xiaomi similar to Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. The smartphone will be available in 4GB RAM & 6GB RAM variants. The Mi Note 2 packs a 4070mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support and is powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. It runs on Xiaomi’s custom MIUI 8 skin.

There are many more mobiles which shall be unveiled by the major conglomerates in 2017. We have handpicked the above phones based on some unique factors. If you think that we have left any deserving phone that could have been included, please mention us in our comments below.

Source by: mobikart

Why New Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Sale UK Is A Breathtaking Deal?

Yes, you heard it right. The all new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are available for online sale offers. In these two new models, the most astonishing part is their waterproof feature that the fans of the Galaxy series earlier yearned for. Samsung Electronics was pleased to fulfill their wishes and reflected the same with the S7 and S7 Edge models. Recently, the reduced Samsung Galaxy S7 price UK announced by the online shopping stores for the customers has really surprised everyone. Now, before heading further about the sale opportunities, a brief look at the new models would help the readers decide.

  • Samsung Galaxy S7

Although the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge share many features, there are particularly some of them that people would find different.

Screen – In the Galaxy S7, you can discover the 5.1 inch AMOLED screen that has a Quad HD resolution for brighter and clearer display. Its 577 ppi is worth admiring and helps you view the crystal clear screen.

Design – The makers have ensured a curved design to fit the hands in the best way and operate without getting troubled to the big screen size. As in all, this Smartphone allows the user to navigate easily without any other distractions.

Camera – Crisp photographs is what you shoot using the S7 Smartphone that fulfills all your demand of the pocket-friendly photographing device. There could be no better place than searching online for the reduced Samsung Galaxy S7 price UK and grab the chance before it ends.

  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

As mentioned about the S7 and S7 Edge share most of the features along with the intelligent technological changes.

Screen – You can find the S7 edge with its edgy and curved appearance, but it is slightly bigger than the S7 with a 5.5 inch screen of Quad HD resolution yet a lower ppi of 536. This device is a perfect gadget for gaming.

Design – It comes in a slightly big frame as compared to the S7 and looks extremely comfortable while handling irrespective of its size. The sleek and stylish Smartphones come easy to the hand for great navigation.

Camera – It shares the same feature on taking the crisp photographs like the S7 does. Photography enthusiasts would not complain about shooting the magnificent pictures even in the low light environment.

This brief preview might convince you to get drawn towards the new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge sale UK, but there are other things you should keep in mind:

  1. 1.     Seller reputation – If you find this offer at a reputed seller who has a distinctive identity of selling the genuine products, then go for it. Go through the relevant policies and conditions before you buy it.
    1. 2.     Offers – It could be the icing on the cake if you get the new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge sale UK at the lowest of prices from the reputed online stores. Make sure to compare the prices before barging in.

Do the research and get the favourable deals!

Source by: Ross Metts

Apple iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs LG V20 4K video stabilization comparison

Apple’s iPhone 7 features an improved camera system with optical image stabilization (OIS) in addition to Apple’s excellent digital stabilization, so we were curious to see whether it managed to record smoother and more stable video than some of the best-rated camera phones on the market right now.


The two phones that we have chosen for a pair of 1v1 stabilization comparisons are the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the LG V20. The Galaxy S7 Edge features a 12-megapixel camera that has found a loyal following and many people appreciate the quality out of that shooter. The real highlight of Samsung’s system is a new Dual Pixel focusing system that is currently the fastest on the market and works for both still images and videos.

On the other hand, there is the LG V20 that continues on LG’s great camera traditions. It features a 16-megapixel main rear camera along with a secondary, super wide angle camera also on the back. It also features optical stabilization, but its special sauce is nifty manual controls for both image stills and video.

Apple iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 4K video stabilization comparison Video Here

So with all this in mind, we were curious to test the video stabilization of all these phones in real-life conditions. Which one does best? It’s up to you to decide, we provide the factual evidence to support your case right below.

Apple iPhone 7 vs LG V20 4K video stabilization comparison Video Here

Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE Review 2016 Hottest Android Phone

In the run-up to the big reveal, both  Galaxy S7 devices have proven possibly Samsung’s worst-kept secret to date, not that this is meant as a slight against Samsung – pretty much every manufacturer is unable to keep things wrapped up tight these days and in-development products always leaks onto the web in abundance. Consequently, once again much of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge design, and many of the features, are not a surprise to anyone who’s been keeping an eye on things in the last six months or so.


At the forefront of all this is the confirmation that, as per the rumours, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are not tremendously different design-wise from the Galaxy S6 series, and this is no bad thing because those devices were absolutely gorgeous, made from high-end materials, and offered a premium feel in the hand – in my opinion some of the best handsets Samsung has ever made. All good stuff.

But there are still some noteworthy differences and new features to make the Galaxy S7 edge stand out from its forebears.

Enough that consumers are very interested, it seems, as according to a statement from Samsung’s Dutch branch pre-order figures for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge in Europe are 2.5x higher than the Galaxy S6 series last year. The Galaxy S7 edge is also proving the most popular model, accounting for 61% of all pre-orders inside Europe. The news comes a few days after Samsung’s chief of mobile, Koh Dong-jin, made a less precise statement that pre-orders globally had exceeded the firm’s expectations.

Following Koh Dong-jin’s comments, reports have emerged on April 4 where analysts in Asia believe Samsung may have shipped as many as 10 million Galaxy S7 units inside March, during the month since the phone’s launch. That is a much higher figure than earlier predictions around the 7 million mark, to the extent that analysts are reportedly taking the firm’s comments about out-selling older Galaxy S models much more seriously following the pre-order surge. Analysts are now said to be adjusting their sales predictions for Samsung’s expected 2016 performance, although Samsung itself has not commented on the reports and has not yet issued official sales or shipping figures.

As of April 8, Samsung has published its earnings report for Q1 2016 and things are looking pretty good for its mobile business with consolidated sales at a value of £30.7 billion, a considerable year-on-year uplift over 2015’s Q1 at £28.8 billion. Consolidated operating profits are also up 10.4% on last year’s figures. Although the report doesn’t represent final, ironclad stats, these things are not usually far off the mark and, more to the point, it showcases the general swell of success for Samsung since the launch of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, which are sure to be primary players in causing the increase in sales and profits.

Android 7.0 Nougat Update To Bring Galaxy Note 7 Grace UX

According to September 23 reports, the Android 7.0 Nougat software update (which Geekbench benchmark results show is already in testing on the Galaxy S7 series) will introduce the Galaxy Note 7’s new Grace UX to the flagship handsets. The word comes via GSMArena, which states that as well as an all new UI and built-in Nougat features from Google’s software, the Galaxy S7 series will receive additional Galaxy Note 7 features for the Always On display mode.

“The new UI is reportedly performing better (or smoother) on the Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge than the software they’re currently loaded with,” meaning it is performing better on the test units than Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The report adds that it is not clear if the performance boost comes from enhancements in Android Nougat itself, the Grace UX, or a combination of the two.

Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE: Design & Display

No prizes here for guessing that the Galaxy S7 edge features Samsung’s unique edge display design – that’s where the display panel curves around the two longer sides of the phone using flexible OLED screen technology and contoured glass. It’s a signature look, and a very attractive one at that, adding a bit of unusual visual interest to make the phone more than your typical smartphone slab.


However, get the Galaxy S7 edge alongside the Galaxy S7 and you’ll notice another major difference – the phone’s size. Last year’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge were more-or-less the same in terms of the physical device size and display size, with a few extra millimetres here and there to accommodate the display curvature. That’s all changed for 2016, with the Galaxy S7 edge being a significantly bigger model than the regular Galaxy S7 and packing a 5.5in display compared to the non-edge model’s 5.1in screen.

The rumours of some additional curves to the Galaxy S7 edge back panel were true, although it’s a very small, subtle change that could easily be missed – on the whole it’s the spitting image of its predecessor, including the welcome use of glass and metal in the same places and a selection of similar metallic colour options. Just as with the Galaxy S6 series, the build quality here is as superb as the visual design and it’s a very robust feeling phone to get to grips with. Also worth noting is that the camera bump has been reduced quite significantly, although it’s still not flush.


If you’ve been following the Galaxy S7 series rumours for a while you’ll know that water and dust proofing was rumoured, but, as is often the case, there were some conflicting rumours saying it wasn’t so. Fortunately, the naysayers were wrong, and the waterproofing that’s been missing since the Galaxy S5 has made a welcome return here. It’s an IP68 certification, officially good for up to 1.5m of water for up to 30 minutes, although this is really just a legal disclaimer more than anything. At the end of the day, we want waterproofing for rain, spills, and for those rare occasions where you drop your phone in a sink/toilet/river – and in all these scenarios it should be fine. It’s also worth mentioning the waterproofing has been achieved through coating of the components of the phone with protective layers, so there are no port covers or rubber grommets to contend with.

The display itself is Samsung’s usual high end Super AMOLED with a QHD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels), that’s the same resolution as the smaller Galaxy S6 edge display, though naturally the larger screen size means a slightly lower pixel density than both last year’s model and the non-edge Galaxy S7; the Galaxy S7 edge’s pixel density is 543ppi. Not that any of this is a problem of course, these are all high enough pixel densities to produce incredibly sharp picture quality, while the Super AMOLED provides the rich colour and contrast we’ve come to expect from Samsung flagships, as well as very good brightness, sunlight performance, and viewing angles.


A new feature for the Galaxy S7 edge is the always on display (or AOD, for short)…well, it’s new for Samsung’s flagship series, anyway – we have seen this elsewhere before though. Of course this doesn’t mean the display is literally always on, at least not completely, but it does mean that you can pick some information to be displayed even when the phone is in its sleeping state in a low-power mode. This utilises OLED tech’s unique advantage – selectively powering only certain pixels. A shortlist of available display options for AOD includes calendar, clock, and notifications, although we suspect it probably has wider applications than that.

As if the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge display specs weren’t impressive enough just on paper, prominent display testing and analysis source DisplayMate has published its in-depth examination of the screen technology in use on both handsets. The findings are pretty glowing, to say the very least, with DisplayMate delcaring Samsung’s phones as having the brightest displays it has ever tested, together with the most accurate colour it has ever tested too!

“While the Galaxy S7 screen size and resolution remain the same as the Galaxy S6, its has been significantly improved for most display performance metrics. The most noticeable one is a Maximum Brightness that is 24% higher than the Galaxy S6, which is quite a significant improvement in high ambient light. The Contrast and Contrast Rating for High Ambient Light have also significantly improved,” states the report.

“The display on the Galaxy S7 matches and even exceeds the performance of Galaxy Note 5 that we tested in 2015 and rated it as the Best Performing Smartphone Display that we had ever tested. This is a particularly significant enhancement because the 5.1 inch Galaxy S7 display is considerably smaller so the display components had to be scaled down by 20 percent in area from the larger 5.7 inch Galaxy Note 5, and then still deliver the same Maximum Brightness from the smaller pixels.”

Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE: Hardware & Battery

Another revived feature is the inclusion of a microSD card slot, which is great for multimedia collections. Samsung hasn’t reintroduced a removable battery pack, however, as this is a unibody phone, but the cell has been bumped up from last year’s 2600mAh to an impressive 3600mAh, just as rumours suggested. Obviously this will need testing, but a battery pack that size should offer very good performance, plus we’ve found the last few Samsung flagships have offered excellent battery life generally and even better with the excellent Super Power Saving mode.

Of course you’ve also got plenty of connectivity capabilities built-in, all that you might expect, including NFC, 4G LTE, and Wi-Fi. It has a microUSB port but it’s not the new Type-C version.

Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE: Processor

Samsung is yet to specify which processor models are available in which regions, but we do of course know there are two types – the Samsung Exynos and the Qualcomm Snapdragon. What the firm has said is that CPU performance will be 30% faster than the Galaxy S6 series while the GPU has a 64% uplift. Samsung does have an interesting and rather PC-like solution to performance-related heat this time though – the handset contains a heat pipe filled with water, and when the SoC heats up the water turns to vapour before being cooled via a heatsink. Smart.

We will update this section when we have more info from Samsung regarding the processor specifics.

Interestingly, Youtube channel JerryRigEverything has now released a video showing the Galaxy S7 edge being dismantled on camera – in case you were wondering what its insides looked like. As well as being quite cool generally, the video showcases the heat-pipe setup from around the 4:30 mark.

Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE: Camera

Typical of Samsung’s flagship series both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge feature the same camera setup and, again, the rumours were spot on here with a 12MP sensor. That’s a lower megapixel rating than previous models, but this is entirely deliberate as Samsung, like many other Android OEMs, has focused on improving other areas of the camera hardware. The sensor uses a higher-rated 1.4um pixels, up from the Galaxy S6, to help with noise reduction, alongside a very wide f/1.7 aperture (last year’s was f/1.9 – lower ratings are wider and therefore preferable in allowing in more light), and super-fast dual-pixel phase detection. Samsung claims this has excellent low-light performance, though naturally we’ll have to try it out in our full review to give you the verdict.

Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE: Software

Of course the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge runs Android Marshmallow with a new build of TouchWiz over the top of it, but with that said it doesn’t seem massively different from the build currently rolling out to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. As with that build, there are enhancements to the edge display functions, which now allow for gesture controls and a wider selection of apps to be used – there’s also more room on the edge for more apps, shortcuts and info to be displayed.

Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE: Price & Availability

A few days after Samsung’s big event and we’re now hearing a little more about what will be available and where – though still not much comment on pricing at this point, hopefully more on that soon. In the meantime, however, Samsung’s chief of mobile Koh Dong-jin, has publicly confirmed that the global release date is March 11, a day that will see over 60 countries hainvg the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge on sale.

“The Galaxy S7 is slated to go on sale in 60 countries on March 11. We expect its sales to surpass shipments of the previous model, the Galaxy S6,” he said. FYI, estimates place 2015’s Galaxy S6 sales figures at around 38 million units and Samsung was none too pleased about this.

The fly in the ointment is the 64GB storage model. According to SamMobile, a site that is usually well in-the-know on such matters, Samsung has confirmed that many parts of Europe will not receive the 64GB storage variant and will instead only get the 32GB model. Allegedly this limited distribution approach now also includes the US, which will also be a 32GB only zone. Apparently Samsung sees higher profit margins from 32GB phones.

Most of the major UK networks have now revealed pricing plan details for both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. The following network deals are for 24 month contracts for the 32GB Galaxy S7 edge and on all mentioned networks it can be purchased in either Black Onyx or Gold Platinum colour options.

EE – £9.99 Up-front and £54.99 per month

O2 – £9.99 Up-front and £51 per month

Vodafone – £9 Up-front and £56 per month

Three – £49 Up-front and £47 per month – Pre-order by March 6 to receive handset by March 8; three days earlier than general release on March 11.

Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE: Conclusion

So what do we reckon? Well obviously we’ll reserve final judgement until our full review, but that said there are plenty of positives here. The main takeaway for us is that Samsung has listened to gripes about the loss of microSD and waterproofing from older models and has therefore brought both features back, which is bound to bring smiles to more than a few faces. However, another old Samsung feature sorely missed has not made a return – the removable battery pack.

Now, it seems LG, launching the LG G5 on the same day as Samsung’s new devices, is stepping into that void with a removable battery pack, sleek metal design, and a microSD slot, and it’s quite possible the firm will poach a few Samsung fans. But, as the saying goes, you can’t have everything – the LG G5 has these features but lacks waterproofing, while the Galaxy S7 edge has everything but the removable battery, and it seems both cases have occurred due to essential features of the designs to allow EITHER waterproofing or battery removal. Of course, you can grab either phone and fit it with a battery booster case or waterproof case if you choose to, so neither is exactly a lost cause on either front.

In virtually all other areas, however, the Galaxy S7 edge does seem like a fantastic phone; the display is great, the camera tech appears to tick all the right boxes, the processor also sounds promising – and we’re loving the inclusion of that clever heat dissipation technology. Once again, Samsung has also knocked the build and design out of the park, while having waterproofing and microSD back is very pleasing indeed.

Is it enough though? That’s a tough one to call. Last year’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge were two of the finest phones Samsung has ever produced, and yet didn’t sell in the figures Samsung wanted. We can’t fathom why, really, but the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, while improving in key areas, are very similar to last year’s models, and if there wasn’t an overwhelming uptake then we’re wondering if we’re looking at a similar scenario this time round. We hope not, because we’d hate to see Samsung give up on its efforts in despair and go back to uninspiring plasticky tat!

iPhone 6S vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Two of the most popular smartphones have been pitted against one another in the ultimate speed test – and there is a very clear winner. iPhone 6S vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge


But the big question is – how does the latest from Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge compare to the iPhone 6S?

A video clip posted on YouTube has revealed the major difference in speed. And the results might surprise you.

The popular video shows the Galaxy S7 Edge and iPhone 6S Plus cold-booting and then launching a selection common smartphone apps, including viral hit Angry Birds and high-speed racing simulator, Asphalt 8.

Each of the flagship smartphones has to start-up and open and close the apps twice before the clock is stopped.

And despite being almost six months older than the latest flagship smartphone from Samsung, the iPhone 6S Plus sped through the test.

The YouTube clip reveals the iPhone is a colossal 40 seconds faster than the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

But while the Galaxy S7 Edge managed to open and close the handful of popular apps in 2 minutes 35 seconds, the iPhone blitzed through the same speed test in a nippy 1 minute 54 seconds.

Samsung has previously struggled with how aggressively its smartphones manage their RAM.

While the Apple iPhone 6S Plus can be seen to resume frozen iOS apps during the second round of the speed test, Samsung’s cutting-edge device will reload apps from scratch – losing valuable time.

That could account for the majority of the time between these two flagship smartphones.

Either way, the Galaxy S7 Edge can not be called sluggish. And even though it is a little slower than its main rival, it’s not all bad news.


In side-by-side comparisons, the Galaxy S7 Edge appears to beat the Apple iPhone shooter – especially in low light.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro

As MWC 2016 fades into the distance, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro stand out as two headline performers, but which smartphone comes out on top when it comes to specs and design? Read on for our comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro.


Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro: design and build quality
The world knew what Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge would look like quite a while before its eventual unveiling in Barcelona this year, but even so the wait to see the smartphone up close was worth it.

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge is bigger than the S6 Edge but feels nice and compact still, boasting a gorgeous aluminum body protected by Gorilla Glass 4. We were impressed with the handset’s curves during our full hands-on review, and Samsung has certainly crafted a premium piece of kit here.

The camera on the back of the Galaxy S7 Edge now protrudes less than it did on previous models, which means there’s less of a rocking motion when the smartphone is placed down on a flat surface. The Galaxy S7 Edge’s outline looks elegant in metal and the smartphone is a joy to hold as a result.

Water resistance has been added to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge’s list of tricks, much to the relief of clumsy phone owners the world over.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro is the most expensive version of Xiaomi’s new handset, and the price hike is justified by a slightly different design instead offering up a 3D ceramic back with rounded edges.

Whilst the ceramic finish is guilty of attracting plenty of fingerprints as you’re playing with it, the material gives the smartphone a particularly unique look and feel. Despite the minor fingerprint issue, the Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro is very comfortable to hold.

Xiaomi fans will be pleased to hear that the material is scratch-resistant, which ultimately means it’s easier to keep the ceramic build of the Mi 5 Pro looking fresh.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro: display
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge’s iconic AMOLED display is a 5.5-inch treat, and colors pop beautifully on the smartphone’s screen.

Arriving with a 2,560 x 1,440 pixel resolution and density of 510 dpi, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge appears to have hit the sweet spot when it comes to screen size. Whilst we’ll admit the screen isn’t the smallest, Samsung hasn’t stepped into phablet territory with its new release either.

Brightness levels are top-notch and viewing angles have proved impressive throughout our time with the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, but we’re looking forward to getting detailed in our full review of the smartphone.

Xiaomi’s premium-looking Mi 5 Pro stars a 5.15-inch IPS display, which you’ll notice from the pictures comes rather close to the edges of the front of the smartphone. Whilst it’s a stylish look, grabbing the phone tightly can sometimes see a user’s palm obscuring the edges of the display.

A pixel resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 is on offer at 427 ppi, and the Mi 5 Pro’s backlighting configurations copes well with different lighting situations.

As we found at MWC, Xiaomi’s latest release has an excellent body-to-screen ratio, making pictures and videos a treat for the eyes.


Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro: processor and storage
Samsung’s latest gadget is powered by the Snapdragon 820 chipset, also equipped with 4 GB of RAM. Our hands-on session saw us treated to a particularly nippy experience exploring the smartphone’s menus. Samsung has really impressed when it comes to performance, we’re pleased to report.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge offers up either 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage for owners to fill up, expandable via microSD all the way up to 200 GB.

On the other side of the fence, the Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro is also powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset, again starring 4 GB of RAM. The base storage figure knocks the Galaxy S7 Edge out of the park though, including a whopping 128 GB of internal space.


Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro: camera
We want to play around with the Galaxy S7 Edge’s cameras even more than we already have, but so far things are looking good. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge’s main 12 MP camera has an f/1.7 aperture and dual-pixel technology, whilst the front facing shooter rocks a 5 MP sensor.

We’re told than the focus speed of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is four times faster in low-light conditions than on the S6, and the result is a delightfully fast shooting experience.

Selfie fanatics may be left slightly disappointed by the Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro’s 4 MP front camera, although the smartphone’s main snapper really impresses.

The rear camera of the Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro is a 16 MP offering working alongside a 4-axis OIS system that guarantees clearer pictures for experienced photographers and newbies alike. On top of that, the main camera comes with a Sony IMX 298 sensor and an aperture of f/2.0.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro: software
Both the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7 come with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow pre-installed, with the OS complimented by Samsung’s own TouchWiz UI.

Whilst there’s no major improvements to this latest build of TouchWiz compared to previous entries, the system still runs smoothly and offers a solid experience. Admittedly, TouchWiz hasn’t undergone much of a transformation since its time on the S6 Edge+, but this isn’t a deal breaker.

The Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro runs MIUI built upon Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and a key feature of the OS is the freedom it brings in terms of customization. Menus are quick to navigate, performance is impressive and updates to the OS itself are substantial and released on a regular basis. All in all, there’s not too much to complain about.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro: battery
A mighty 3,600 mAh battery keeps the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge chugging along, which is better than the Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro’s 3,000 mAh equivalent.

According to the folk over at Xiaomi, the Mi 5 Pro can be juiced up to 80-90 percent within an hour thanks to Quick Charge 3.0. We’re looking forward to putting this claim to the test.

A Samsung spokesperson told us that the company has managed to tuck a hefty battery into the Galaxy S7 Edge without adding much bulk, thanks to self-made, malleable components. Apparently, this allows Samsung to take advantage of gaps inside the phone. Clever.


Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro: specs
Still on the fence when it comes to picking a winner? Take a look at the table below for a more detailed comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Xiaomi Mi 5.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro: verdict
Whilst it’s fair to say that the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has turned more heads upon its arrival, the Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro still puts up a great fight.

Both the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro offer up some solid specs in stylish, premium shells. Whilst the Galaxy S7 Edge may be lagging behind when it comes to its main camera, the smartphone brings an improved screen resolution to the table. On the other side of the fence, The Xiaomi Mi 5 Pro’s ceramic finish and 128 GB of internal storage are both hard to ignore.

LG G5 Beats Samsung Galaxy S7, Xiaomi Mi 5 at MWC 2016

A number of smartphone manufacturers, much like every year, took to the stage at Mobile World Congress to unveil their latest and greatest smartphones. But it is LG that has attracted most of the appreciation, it appears. The GSMA organisation, which hosts the event, has announced the winners of its annual Global Mobile Awards (2016 Glomo Awards).


The LG G5 was crowned the Best New Mobile Device at this year’s event. The G5 was competing against with Samsung’s newly launched Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Xiaomi’s Mi 5, Sony’s Xperia X Performance, and HP’s Elite x3.

LG G5 First Look Video Here

The LG G5 not only packs in top-of-the-line hardware specifications, it also offers some innovative features such as dual-camera setup and modular design. A user can enhance the camera or battery capabilities by swapping in a module LG provides.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge First Look Video Here

Xiaomi’s Redmi 2, which was launched last year, earned the crown for the Best Low Cost Smartphone (Sub-$100). Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge bagged the title for the Best Smartphone of 2015. For tablets, it was Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 which got the top spot, whereas ActivHearts got the first rank in wearable technology category for the year.

Samsung won’t be too disappointed, as its Gear S2 smartwatch was found to be the best-connected consumer electronic device. Besides, the display panel on its new smartphones is receiving many praises. The victory montage also saw Google Cardboard as the Best Overall App (Judge’s Choice), Quickplay for HOOQ app as the best mobile app for media, film, TV, or video, and Soundcloud as the Best Mobile Music App.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and Edge to have 12MP camera and powerful loudspeaker

The Mobile World Conference is just around the corner, and buzz about Samsung’s soon-to-be-revealed flagship devices could hardly be greater. Although we had heard some rumors previously that both the Galaxy S7 and the Edge variant would have a powerful 12MP camera with a few tricks up its sleeve, it now looks like this spec is confirmed.


SamMobile is reporting that a Zauba import database has revealed that rumors about the flagship’s camera were true. What’s more, the module is somewhat bigger than anyone anticipated. The sensor has a pixel size of around 1.4 microns, a step up from the usual 1.12 micron pixel size. This, combined with the fact that the sensor is a massive 1/2.5-inch component, means that the camera will be able to collect a lot more light which, if the software is solid, will correlate to higher-quality images.

The source that confirmed this rumor also let us in on a new detail that we hadn’t been expecting. It looks like both the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge will be rocking some pretty killer speakers. The earpiece has a strength of 1.2W, which is pretty potent, but the loudspeaker has a head-turning output of 1.5W. On top of that, it’s believed that software will allow the two speakers to sync up, creating a richer, higher-volume sound quality.

You know what? We’ve even got some more S7 leaks. A Samsung Pay promo poster got leaked on the internet, which means we can now formally confirm that the Galaxy S7 has a 5.1-inch Quad HD, pressure sensitive, always-on display maintained by a 3,000mAh battery. The Edge version is notably larger with a 5.5-inch Quad HD display which is also always-on and pressure sensitive, but a slightly stouter 3,600mAh battery keeps this cat purring. Both run a Snapdragon 820 SoC, house 4GB of RAM and, yes, offer IP67 water protection as we anticipated.

Stay tuned for more Galaxy S7 details as we race toward the Unpacked event this Sunday. In the meantime, let us know your thoughts about what we know about the S7 so far. Is this Samsung’s redemption, or were you expecting more from the mobile giant? Tell us your opinion in the comments below!

Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge, S7 edge plus

The Samsung Galaxy S6 was undoubtedly one of the hit devices of 2015, especially the edge model(s). Samsung needed to shift-up design and it did, refining the appearance of the handset, as well as making essential tweaks to the user interface.
But the day of the SGS6 is done and attention has turned to Samsung’s next Galaxy. It’ll more than likely be called the Galaxy S7, considering Samsung tends to keep its phone-naming conventions steady, and we’ve seen almost an unprecedented level of leaks surrounding Samsung’s next flagship handset.
What will the Galaxy S7 feature? What does it look like? What kind of specs does it have? This is your go-to place for finding the answers to all your Galaxy S7-related questions, be that the Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, or Samsung Galaxy S7 edge+.


Samsung Galaxy S7: Release date

The Galaxy S6 launched at MWC 2015 and the Galaxy S5 at MWC 2014 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 will also be launched at the annual trade show held in Barcelona.
Samsung has confirmed that it is holding Unpacked 2016 on 21 February at 19:00 CET, in Barcelona, where it will be revealing the next Galaxy. The information has been widely shared across social media, with Samsung creating a short teaser video featuring Gear VR. The date is set, so mark your calendars and we’ll be covering all the action right here, or you can watch the event live on YouTube or via the Samsung Newsroom.
According to serial leakster Evan Blass the US will see the Galaxy S7 hit shelves from 11 March and it should also arrive in Europe on the same day, according to tweeter Shai Mizrachi – a tech journalist and university lecturer from Tel Aviv. We believe that will just be the S7 and S7 Edge with an S7 Edge+ potentially released later in the year. However, even that carries doubt with reports claiming Samsung might switch UK attention to the forthcoming Galaxy Note 6 instead.
According to Android World, Samsung will open pre-orders for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge on 21 February in at least the Netherlands. They’ll be available in three colours and as 32GB models. Samsung might even include a free Gear VR headset with the pre-order, according to Droid-Life. This pre-order special will only be available until 10 March.


Samsung Galaxy S7: Design

One of the biggest surprises with the SGS6 was the launch of two models. All the rumours so far predict that Samsung will again be launching multiple models, offering flat and curved “edge” displays.
SamMobile said Samsung will continue to release two variants of its flagship smartphone. One has the model number SM-G930 and a flat display, while the other has the model number SM-G935 and a dual-edge curved display. Both variants are codenamed Project Lucky and are being internally referred to as the Hero and Hero2, respectively.
There’s been a rumour that claimed it’ll be built from a different type of metal, a magnesium-based alloy, to be specific. These claims are supported by leaked cases from ITSkins that shows the S7 looking similar to the current S6, although this could be the case manufacturer trying to grab some headlines.

Renders based on schematics that were sent to third-party case manufacturers back up some of the claims and designs we’ve seen touted before. They appear in a video posted online, although it is claimed that the rendered phone in question is a Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus, rather than a standard version, with a 6-inch screen.
Evan Blass writing for Venture Beat offered up a new rendered image of the S7 and S7 edge – and we can see from it that the two upcoming phones look almost identical to the existing S6 line. This leaked image is significant because it’s probably legit. Blass via his own Twitter account also offered more images.
A recent “press image” he posted also shows the SGS7 edge in silver.
Another leak – this time of a few images purportedly of an S7 chassis – shows a slot that looks suspiciously like a USB Type-C connection port. The Wall Street Journal also reports that sources reveal it’ll definitely come with USB Type-C, although others suggest it will have Micro-USB.
A self-claimed Samsung employee has leaked that the S7 will feature a premium black chassis, slim camera with no bump, dust and water resistance, microSD slot plus options of black, white, silver and gold variants.
Overall, it looks like the design is going to remain fairly close to the existing devices.

Samsung Galaxy S7: Display

One report from Asia Today claimed the Galaxy S7 will come in two sizes: 5.2-inches and 5.8-inches. A possible AnTuTu benchmark for an unknown Samsung phone (codenamed “Lucky”) indicates Samsung has made a device with a 5.7-inch 1440 x 2560-pixel screen. This 5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560 screen rumour is backed up by a leaked data sheet on
But shifting down from the larger 5.7 or 5.8-inch rumours, according to a report from South Korea’s ET News (via Reuters) the regular version will feature a flat 5.2-inch display, the second “edge” variant will feature a curved, 5.5-inch screen.
This information has been expanded on by Android Authority, claiming that indeed it will be two models – the flat S7 at 5.2-inches and the S7 edge at 5.5 inches, supplying possible dimensions for these devices. Indian import documents on Zuaba show a 5.5-inch Samsung device believed to be the S7 edge.

Then we have a report from Venture Beat, claiming two devices, the regular S7 with a 5.1-inch display and the S7 edge with a 5.5-inch display.
We’ve also seen talk of a ClearForce display. This display from Synaptics offers the sort of pressure sensitivity that the iPhone 6S and Huawei Mate S introduced. Samsung is always keen to include the latest technologies and this is an obvious area to target. A report from the Wall Street Journal, based on insider source information, also claims that there will be a pressure sensitive display.
Overall it looks like it will break down like this: Samsung Galaxy S7 – 5.1 or 5.2-inch display, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge – 5.5-inch display, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge+ – 6-inch display, if it is still in Samsung’s plans (see above).

Samsung Galaxy S7: Power and hardware

Supposed internal Samsung documents posted to Chinese social networking site Weibo appear to confirm the S7 (though it has the codename “Jungfrau”) is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor, even though Samsung avoided Qualcomm in 2015.
According to SamMobile, Samsung will release two variants of its flagship smartphone. One will arrive with an Exynos 8890 processor, while the other will have Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 SoC. A separate benchmark on Geekbench – supposedly for two variants of the Galaxy S7 – shows one Galaxy device with 3GB of RAM and another LTE version with 4GB of RAM. Both of these devices go by the codename Lucky.
Another Geekbench test, via NapiDroid, shows what’s claimed to be the Galaxy S7 running an Exynos 8890 CPU. This octa-core processor is running at 1.6GHz and is backed by 3580MB of RAM. That 4GB model has also appeared on a leaked datasheet backed by the Snapdragon 820. Supporting this, a leaked benchmark on suggests the new Eege model will come with the Snapdragon 820, Adreno 530 graphics and 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal memory.
Yet another benchmark, leaked in early February near to the expected launch, shows that the S7 isn’t running as fast as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 reference handset managed. Perhaps this denotes a choke installed for power saving purposes.
Audio quality is expected to be impressive with a Korean report suggesting Samsung will use the Sabre 9018AQ2M chip for superior sound. This should mean the 32-bit audio DAC delivers near analogue quality sound and supports formats like DSD. With rumours suggesting Samsung is looking to buy Jay-Z’s Tidal music streaming service, the Galaxy S7 may come with some serious audio offerings.
It’s thought that the S7 will bring back microSD card expansion, using a dual card tray, a popular solution these days. This is thought to be joined by USB Type-C connectivity.
READ: Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S6: What’s the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy S7: Battery

The battery life of the SGS6 has been its downfall and will certainly be the aspect that most want to see improved. Some of this improvement could come down to new software and hardware efficiencies, but it’s also claimed that there will be increased capacity in the batteries.
The Samsung Galaxy S7’s battery is 3,000mAh reportedly, while the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge gets a 3,600mAh battery, housed within that slightly larger body – the latter being confirmed by 9to5Google. It stated that a recently-surfaced FCC filing revealed that battery size for the Galaxy S7 edge. That’s much larger than the 2,600mAh battery from last year as well as the Note 5’s 3,000mAh.
The new devices are thought to include wireless charging once again.
These below images have leaked on Twitter of the battery life. The left image shows a good two day battery life while the right shows a drain down in just 4 hours and 3 minutes. Presumably these are the two extremes possible for varied use scenarios.

Samsung Galaxy S7: Camera

An AnTuTu benchmark possibly for the Galaxy S7 shows it having a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, which are the same camera specs found on the Galaxy S6. But another AnTuTu benchmark revealed a duo-camera on the phone, so at this point it is unclear what the phone sports.
According to SamMobile, Samsung is testing a dual-camera setup in some prototypes as well as a 20-megapixel ISOCELL sensor. This could be backed up by Samsung’s patent of the term “Duo Pixel” which is expected to appear in the S7.
In addition, Samsung has officially unveiled a new 20-megapixel sensor so that could appear in the handset. The new sensor, dubbed Britecell, will offer new phase detection autofocus for faster, more accurate placement of object even when moving at speed. One of the changes wrought by this new sensor is size, with the Britecell being slimmer, potentially reducing the need to have the camera jutting out of the back of the phone. also backed up talk about the inclusion of Britecell.
Slash Gear has taken a different approach to the “Duo Pixel” idea in that it speculates that the S7 could adopt a modular camera, like Google’s Project Ara handset. That way you would be able to buy add-ons to make the phone more Galaxy Camera-like. We’re less sure on this concept though.
The new type of camera could explain the lower 12.2-megapixel camera leaked on a data sheet. This also showed a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie camera. This was also supported by the leaked benchmark on, also suggesting 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel snappers.
This 12-megapixel camera was also supported by an AnTuTu benchmark out of China via Weibo. A claimed Samsung employee has also leaked that we can expect a 12-megapixel camera that will excel in low-light thanks to an f/1.7 aperture and larger sensor.

Actual photos of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge were caught in the wild in early February. These significant, close-up looks of the Galaxy S7s are very welcomed because they somewhat legitimise circulating reports while also adding fuel to the rumour-mill flames.
The two images that have leaked online appear to show the front of Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge and the back of the Galaxy S7. These photos line up with previous rendered leaks, and from them, we can see that the phone’s camera housing appears slimmer than what the Galaxy S6 offers, suggesting Samsung has opted for a smaller sensor, though it is hard to confirm that at this point.
Other reports have also claimed the Galaxy S7’s camera will be 12-megapixels rather that the Galaxy S6’s 16-megapixels. Either way, this leak from Vietnamese site is impressive, as we are finally getting to see what the new phones could look like in our hands. We can also see from the photos, for instance, that their exterior looks more plastic than glass.
It’ll be interesting to see if Samsung has decided to scale back with the premium features altogether.

Samsung Galaxy S7: Software

We expect the Galaxy S7 to launch with Android Marshmallow, the latest version of Google’s mobile OS – and supposed internal Samsung documents posted to Chinese social networking site Weibo appear to confirm that it will.
However, Samsung likes to stamp its own identity on its devices, so we’d expect the S7 to come with a tweaked version of TouchWiz. The SGS6 was something of a triumph, in many ways taming the flaws of TouchWiz, while still maintaining its Android identity. We’d hope that the offering sticks to this ideal.
According to a source of Android Geeks, software engineers from Samsung have said the Galaxy S7 will arrive with a photo feature like Apple’s Live Photos. Apparently the new feature is still under development so it might arrive as an update rather than on the phone at launch. It has been said that Vivid Photo, as it is thought to be called, won’t capture sound like Live Photos, meaning it can be shared as a GIF.

Cheap Samsung Galaxy S7 Come in March 2016

Several internet tech and news sites have revealed that China’s leading telecom carrier China Mobile has inadvertently confirmed the launching of Samsung Galaxy S7 when it recently made a presentation of its business roadmap in the coming months.


The company confirmed previous reports that the Korean tech giant shall launch the Samsung Galaxy S7 late in February during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 event to be held in Barcelona, Spain and the latest flagship smartphone will subsequently come out of the global retail markets in March, notes GSM Arena.

The more interesting facet of the report is that accordingly, the Samsung Galaxy S7 will come out with a base price of $465, which is significantly cheaper than the base model of its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S6.

It is not clear whether this pricing is only in China since it is a big issue in the country notwithstanding the numerous competitions which mostly offer high-end specifications at very affordable prices.

The same report from China Mobile revealed plans of Samsung to launch two other mid-range smartphones in the Galaxy A5 and the Galaxy A7, which seem to pattern with what the Korean tech giant did this year when it simultaneously launched in June the Galaxy J5 and the Galaxy J7.

According to Techno Buffalo, Samsung could also be planning multiple versions of the Galaxy S7 in different sizes with curved and flat screens. However, it seems rather ironic if Samsung would push such strategy if reports are true that the Galaxy S7 will come out cheaper than the Galaxy S6.

So everything is still speculation at this time until Samsung makes the official announcement on its latest flagship smartphone come the MWC 2016.

One-upmanship continues

The continuing one-upmanship between Apple and Samsung is expected to go on for a long while which will only be good for the users of their devices.

In addition to bringing good competition on a whole new level, it also means that the two tech giants are bringing quality devices to the market. This means that if any of the two giant companies come up with anything less than great in their upcoming product offerings would not only draw flak from the market and the consumers, it shall also be gobbled alive by the competition.

One clear case of that is the Samsung Galaxy S5, which the Korean tech giant launched to the market in March 2014. Because it came out with less-than-satisfactory improvements from its great predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S4, Apple’s iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus ate it alive. As a result, Samsung experienced three consecutive quarters of falling revenues for the first time in its history in the smartphone market.

But Samsung has apparently learned its lesson from that great debacle and more than made up for it with the launching in March this year of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, which redeemed the Korean tech company’s negative sales showing last year.


Putting one better over Apple

While the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge are several notches better than the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, the American tech giant refuse to buckle down and simply roll over and die.

Instead, it has resorted to adopting a new and first-of-its-kind technology with its latest smartphone offerings – the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus – launched in September. The technology is called the pressure-sensitive display tech, which the American tech giant previously used early this year with its Apple Watch and the new Apple MacBook.

The company further refined the technology and brand it as 3D Touch when it applied it to the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus.

The pressure-sensitive screen discerns between the various kinds of pressure when touching the screen and takes a unique command for a different level of pressure.

The technology was not Apple’s per se but that of Chinese tech giant Huawei, which was planning to use it on its upcoming elite phone. But Apple beat it to the draw when it used the 3D Touch on the iPhone 6S.

There were reports that Samsung has applied for a design patent for its upcoming Galaxy S7 and accordingly, some tech guys were able to get hold of the patent application.

A re-imaging of the Samsung Galaxy S7 was then made through a 3D imaging application in the computer and what came out is a slick-looking handset, worthy to succeed the great-looking Samsung Galaxy S6.

The same patent application reportedly indicated that Samsung is actually toying with the idea of a trapezoid phone, something which has yet to officially make it to the

Those who have seen the 3D imaging of the supposed Samsung Galaxy S7 based on its design patent application say that the smartphone really looks imposing and also alien too, which is why it is quite cool as well.