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  1. Mdbills484's Avatar
    If you havent experienced 32bit audio(I have it on my V10) with a good pair of headphones you aren't in a position to comment. Once you have it, you can't go back. The good news is that other sites are reporting that Samsung is using a home brew DAC chip so we should be good.
    02-22-2016 08:38 AM
  2. azie's Avatar
    1. There is Led notification. Search on mobile review site, you can see some movies with led in action.
    2. There is no optical image stabilisation. (OIS). I am really, really excited to see if this confirms. If so, no S7 for me.
    02-22-2016 09:54 AM
  3. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I guess that's it! Haha you get 10 points! I understand that not many people use the IR blaster but it is missing alright! They shouldn't have excluded it. Well I guess the S7 isn't perfect after all.

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    Eh. The lack of IR blaster is subjective. I couldn't care less if it's not on the phone. Others will.
    02-22-2016 10:41 AM
  4. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    2. There is no optical image stabilisation. (OIS). I am really, really excited to see if this confirms. If so, no S7 for me.
    The S7 edge has Smart OIS.
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    02-22-2016 10:42 AM
  5. Ashley Elson's Avatar
    I want the edge but not after what I found out from Samsung today. I cant post the link until I am at 10 posts...
    02-22-2016 10:43 AM
  6. rushmore's Avatar
    I can find several:

    1. No 64GB option. 24GB is not really enough now for a lot of people (especially if also using VR content) and there is NO adaptable storage option in the device. This would be fixed if Samsung offers the 64GB version. Let the consumer have the option
    2. No stereo speakers still. Maybe the Note might..... Gotten used to having stereo speakers on my MXPE 64GB.
    3. Glass case is a crack magnet.

    The crack magnet thingy can be mitigated with a case.
    02-22-2016 11:32 AM
  7. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    So none of you have won the 10 points yet.

    32 bit audio? Maybe. And no front facing speakers? That's lacking, yes but the audio coming from the mono speaker isn't "wrong" or bad by any means.

    I'll give the speakers issue 3 points that's it. I have the S6 edge and I've never felt the need for front facing speakers to be honest even though I've owned the one m8 in the past.

    This is really surprising :o

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    Don't downplay the speakers just because you couldn't care less. A lot of people love front facing stereo speakers. It's inexcusable these days for a flagship device not to have proper front facing speakers.
    02-22-2016 11:33 AM
  8. rushmore's Avatar
    Don't downplay the speakers just because you couldn't care less. A lot of people love front facing stereo speakers. It's inexcusable these days for a flagship device not to have proper front facing speakers.
    Agreed on the speakers. It adds to the media experience and handy if headphones do not fit the situation or available. One of the reasons I bought a MXPE 64GB and now use my Note as a backup and mainly for Gear VR.

    Also more app space on the MXPE and use the Note with mainly Gear VR apps
    02-22-2016 11:39 AM
  9. Adranalyne's Avatar
    Can't argue about the speakers. That said, as long as the audio is passable on a phone, it's the thing I worry about the least. Given the design compromises it would take to do the front facing speakers, I'm 100% fine with their omission.

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    02-22-2016 12:07 PM
  10. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    I heard the speaker is supposed to be pretty loud, though. For me, if I was going to listen to music with it, it would be plugged in via the headphone jack, streamed to a stereo or hooked up via Bluetooth speaker. I think the lack of stereo speakers is overblown on a phone. I just want to be able to hear it.
    02-22-2016 12:11 PM
  11. rushmore's Avatar
    Can't argue about the speakers. That said, as long as the audio is passable on a phone, it's the thing I worry about the least. Given the design compromises it would take to do the front facing speakers, I'm 100% fine with their omission.

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    If they offered a 64GB model, I would be tempted. Hoping the Note has 64GB option and front stereo speakers Seems both are thin on the hope result scale though.
    02-22-2016 12:12 PM
  12. rushmore's Avatar
    I heard the speaker is supposed to be pretty loud, though. For me, if I was going to listen to music with it, it would be plugged in via the headphone jack, streamed to a stereo or hooked up via Bluetooth speaker. I think the lack of stereo speakers is overblown on a phone. I just want to be able to hear it.
    I thought the same thing 100% for years until I got the MXPE. I almost returned it, but got it back out of the box since got used to the speakers. For games, music and video, to me makes a big difference- as per most reviews. Nice when no headphones or using headphones is not practical.
    02-22-2016 12:15 PM
  13. Cakefish's Avatar
    1. There is Led notification. Search on mobile review site, you can see some movies with led in action.
    2. There is no optical image stabilisation. (OIS). I am really, really excited to see if this confirms. If so, no S7 for me.
    Hey man, there is OIS. I can confirm that. I work for Samsung.
    azie likes this.
    02-22-2016 01:06 PM
  14. Cakefish's Avatar
    I held both in Oxford Street today. Man I want to like the Edge, but physically it's a pointy slippery sucker, and smaller than my Note 3 and X Pure style. Doesn't initially feel like £640 worth of goodness, but there are a lot of overriding hardware and software pluses.
    Both the S7 and two S7E have 15.26gb for System use, though the first Edge I tried had only 7.2gb strangely (I have shots).
    They were carrier free but in Shop mode obviously, I don't know if that's the norm and I haven't read all the blogs and forums, but with 4gb of apps or something they had only 11gb left.
    Man I wish it had a pen.

    The S7 to me is tiny now, as I suspected. Great as a backup phone if you can afford that, but it's smaaalll!

    Actually give me an S7 Edge with 5.8 inches and without one or both edges and I'll take one. (the left edge didn't seem to be functional at all).

    There was only one good mature guy fending all Samsung related enquiries so I left.
    Just to let you know phones on display in stores have Retail Mode installed. This eats up lots of storage that would otherwise be free in consumer versions.

    Jealous that you got to see the phones before I did. I work for Samsung! I get my product training and a chance to look at the phones tomorrow and Wednesday. Can't wait.
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    02-22-2016 01:57 PM
  15. madgalaxy's Avatar
    Man, 5.5 inch screen and only 72.6mm wide! That is impressive!
    02-22-2016 02:06 PM
  16. anon(9408097)'s Avatar
    So by the look of things we have till now

    1. No front facing speakers
    2. 32GB only option (in some parts of the world though)
    3. No LED notification light
    4. No IR blaster
    5. No 32 bit sound?
    6. Nobody has said this but TOUCHWIZ is still a problem for me.

    Front facing speakers are not necessary to me considering the screen to size ratio Samsung has managed to maintain with the buttons layout. But of course it would've been nice if they included them.

    Yes they should've given an option for 64GB and above. Having said that, with Marshmallows storage features and cheap SD cards it shouldn't be a problem.

    Notification light is important but I think we'll have to forgive them because of the introduction of an always on display. But I still prefer the LED light.

    IR blaster, such a small feature but since people use it they shouldn't have ignored.

    And 32 bit sound? I guess that's important? I don't even know how that works.

    To me, none of these points are a deal breaker. Not even a little bit. But that's just me. However, it shows that NO! The S7 and the S7 edge aren't perfect phones at all!

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    02-22-2016 02:34 PM
  17. nonie's Avatar
    How safe if dropped, will the edge be?

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    02-22-2016 02:39 PM
  18. Zendroid1's Avatar
    How safe if dropped, will the edge be?

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    That's a user error, not a phone error.
    02-22-2016 02:44 PM
  19. nonie's Avatar
    Oh, I realize that.
    But just meant with the edge, the screen might be more apt to break. A case wouldn't give it protection.

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    02-22-2016 02:46 PM
  20. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    So by the look of things we have till now

    1. No front facing speakers
    2. 32GB only option (in some parts of the world though)
    3. No LED notification light
    4. No IR blaster
    5. No 32 bit sound?
    6. Nobody has said this but TOUCHWIZ is still a problem for me.


    Notification light is important but I think we'll have to forgive them because of the introduction of an always on display. But I still prefer the LED light.
    It has an LED notification light:

    User Manual
    02-22-2016 04:24 PM
  21. nonie's Avatar
    I know the s7 has wireless charging capabilities, does it come with charging pad or does it come with regular plugin charger?
    If pre order, from att, how much sooner do you get it, then waiting for stores to stock it?

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    02-22-2016 04:44 PM
  22. Zendroid1's Avatar
    I know the s7 has wireless charging capabilities, does it come with charging pad or does it come with regular plugin charger?
    If pre order, from att, how much sooner do you get it, then waiting for stores to stock it?

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    Comes with regular plug in charger. No clue on your 2nd question. Probably receive it on launch day.
    02-22-2016 04:50 PM
  23. shockreaction's Avatar
    Hardware home button on the front? I have not got over that since the first Galaxy phone which is why I'll probably never get one for myself.
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    02-22-2016 05:24 PM
  24. Wizzy's Avatar
    Hardware home button on the front? I have not got over that since the first Galaxy phone which is why I'll probably never get one for myself.
    Think of it as a power button with fingerprint scanner, that every phone has, that doubles as a home button.

    Posted via the Android Central App from my LG G4
    02-22-2016 11:53 PM
  25. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    Hardware home button on the front? I have not got over that since the first Galaxy phone which is why I'll probably never get one for myself.
    I'm the same way. I don't like physical home buttons. Heck, I never even use the side power button on my Nexus 6. I have double tap to wake and an on-screen power button next to the other on-screen navigation buttons to turn it off. Nexus phones and custom roms have spoiled me.
    02-23-2016 12:21 AM
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