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  1. Ryan Hudson2's Avatar
    Does anyone know how or if you can change the view of your email to conversation or thread? On my S5 I could change the view to conversation and it would consolidate all emails of that subject, with the S7 I have a massive list of emails of the same subject.
    03-10-2016 01:49 PM
  2. Andyvalver's Avatar
    How does it take 2 or 3 taps to accomplish something? What examples?

    Posted via S7 edge ๐Ÿ˜
    03-10-2016 02:03 PM
  3. davekr's Avatar
    My thoughts after 2 days with the phone:

    1) The hardware is awesome! It makes my iPhone 6s Plus seem clunky.
    2) Samsung Pay - I have the AT&T version of the phone and Samsung Pay came pre-installed. It had an update when I first launched the app so I did the update. Now I am unable to add a card. The app displays an error whenever I try to choose the verification method. I called Samsung and they said the issue is because Samsung Pay is not yet available on this phone. They said it should start working on March 11, which is the official release date. Even if that is true, don't you think if you're going to allow retailers to ship your phones you should make sure your services are all working properly when people will receive them??? Not very impressive at all.
    3) I really like the Game Launcher. However, it seems a bit buggy. A few times it has gotten stuck on even after I exit the game I am playing. This has required that I reboot the phone since my back and recent apps keys were disabled. I probably could have also force quit the game launcher.
    4) I'm a little surprised that it seems somewhat sluggish to turn on the screen and unlock when I click the home button. My iPhone screen comes on and unlocks usually in under a second. With the S7, whether Always On Display is on or off, sometimes it takes 3-4 seconds from clicking the home button to getting to the home screen.

    I'm not sure yet what I'm going to do with the phone. I love the hardware but these software bugs, along with Samsung's poor track record with updates have me thinking it might not be worth the 800+ dollars that I shelled out for it. I may just keep my iPhone and hope for the best when the next Nexus phone comes out in the fall.
    SurfnSun likes this.
    03-10-2016 02:13 PM
  4. pgood4's Avatar
    Followup after a few days on voice calls. I believe this is the best sounding handset I've used, but standalone and with a bluetooth headset. Volume is great. On my iphone 6s plus I always had to have the handset volume at higher settings and it would be hard to hear at times in loud environments. On the S7E I have the normal volume level set at around 20%. I've also been told it sounds great on the other end.
    03-10-2016 02:15 PM
  5. sealevels's Avatar
    Granted, I haven't had a hell of a lot of time to play with this phone, but this phone is light-years away from my old phone (G2). I don't regret getting this for a moment. The battery life has been really good - I had jury duty and the phone was impressive with how little it drained. My old phone would have needed a charge at least once. I love the size of the Edge, too! I'm a happy camper.
    03-10-2016 02:20 PM
  6. madgalaxy's Avatar
    Hardware is great and top notch. Built well and feels good in hand.

    Now software is another story. I am getting lots of lag! Lock screen, Google Messenger, Play store and several games I play. My Note 5 runs better than the S7 Edge in all aspects. I really dont like the automatic oversaturation when you start a game.

    Oh and the bloat (but I knew what I was getting into buying a carrier version)! Gonna give it a few more days and may factory reset tonight to see if that fixes it. It will be returned next week if I am still not satisfied.
    03-10-2016 02:26 PM
  7. Cakefish's Avatar
    Man, you Americans should see the Exynos version. It FLIES. 99% sure it's your US carriers and their bloatware responsible for your performance issues. Try and debloat your phones as much as possible.

    Absolute minimal lag/stutter with my S7. Far smoother than my old spare phone Nexus 5 (running Marshmallow), my work phone S6 edge (running Marshmallow), my Sony Xperia Z5 Compact that this phone is replacing (running Lollipop) and my iPad Air 2 (running iOS 9.3 beta 6). In a league of its own. Never before seen such fluent performance on a phone before. I'd describe my S7 the exact same way people describe the performance of their Nexus 6P.
    jimbo1mcm and spock123 like this.
    03-10-2016 03:14 PM
  8. Andyvalver's Avatar
    My UK phone is running the exynos chip and seems pretty quick. That said, I have been doing app loading comparisons with my old phone (xperia z2) and in some cases the xperia loads up quicker or just the same. Loading a game though the s7 edge is quicker.

    Posted via S7 edge ๐Ÿ˜
    03-10-2016 04:57 PM
  9. SurfnSun's Avatar
    How does it take 2 or 3 taps to accomplish something? What examples?

    Posted via S7 edge ๐Ÿ˜
    Three quick examples...

    1. To turn on the voice assistant, it's minimum two taps unless you say ok Google every time.
    2. The notification screen is worthless, you have to tap the item you want and then slide the screen up before it accesses the item.
    3. Contacts from Facebook are not syncing at all, so I'm having to manually load many of them.

    I want to love this phone bc it's so beautiful. But the OS is just not as smooth as the other two. Having now owned all three types I can say Android is the least user friendly of the three
    03-13-2016 08:30 AM
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