1. Chrisu24's Avatar
    Hey,
    I have Cricket and plan to go back and forth between the USA and Europe. And i was wondering which Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge would be the best.

    In regards to:

    Processor: Snapdragon vs Exynos; Does Snapdragon really get hotter and is inferior to Exynos?
    Bloatware: Which Carrier has the fewest unnecessary apps and how easy is it to delete them
    Root: Can you root the device or is it locked
    Bands: What LTE bands are supported? Can you run Cricket on it without problems?

    Any insights are greatly appreciated

    Best
    Chrisu
    03-08-2016 11:03 PM
  2. KimJongOMG's Avatar
    Seeing as how Cricket is owned by AT&T, I would purchase the AT&T S7E.

    P: The SD 820 doesn't have the overheating issues the 810 did. It's not inferior in any way and actually managed to benchmark higher scores on AnTuTu.
    B: Verizon has the most. It's impossible delete bloatware without rooting the phone. Package Disabler Pro can easily disable the stuff you don't want though.
    R: Most carrier branded Samsung phones are locked.
    B: AT&T's version as it's the same phone without the logo on the back. Once again, Cricket is owned by AT&T.
    03-08-2016 11:27 PM
  3. Chrisu24's Avatar
    I know that the Tmobile one most likely can be rooted.
    But does it support all the cricket bands?
    03-08-2016 11:49 PM
  4. KimJongOMG's Avatar
    I know that the Tmobile one most likely can be rooted.
    But does it support all the cricket bands?
    T-Mobile? No. It supports 2/4

    T-Mobile: 2, 4, 12
    AT&T 2, 4, 5, 17
    03-08-2016 11:55 PM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    T-Mobile? No. It supports 2/4

    T-Mobile: 2, 4, 12
    AT&T 2, 4, 5, 17
    The att version DOES NOT support band 17. You are also missing some. Please refer to my sticky thread for more information on band support.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho....php?p=4982370

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    KimJongOMG likes this.
    03-09-2016 08:00 AM
  6. Chrisu24's Avatar
    According to that the Verizon and Sprint phone can be used for At and t? Or am I missing something?
    03-09-2016 10:46 AM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    Yes it can be used... But not fully operational.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    03-09-2016 11:00 AM
  8. KimJongOMG's Avatar
    The att version DOES NOT support band 17. You are also missing some. Please refer to my sticky thread for more information on band support.

    S7 Cellular band support chart for USA - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    Ah wunderbar you organized it! I was just throwing up native tower bands, not the phone itself. Your post though is very sexy. I like.

    According to that the Verizon and Sprint phone can be used for At and t? Or am I missing something?
    Depends. Verizon's version only supports bands 2/4 on AT&T and T-Mobile's network so if a tower is operating at band 12, you won't get reception. Sprint is a different story.
    03-09-2016 11:01 AM
  9. dpham00's Avatar
    Ah wunderbar you organized it! I was just throwing up native tower bands, not the phone itself. Your post though is very sexy. I like.



    Depends. Verizon's version only supports bands 2/4 on AT&T and T-Mobile's network so if a tower is operating at band 12, you won't get reception. Sprint is a different story.
    Att has band 5 in limited markets. Also the Verizon variant doesn't support tmobile aws 4g.

    Really it is easier to look at the chart, imo.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    03-09-2016 12:11 PM
  10. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    03-09-2016 12:42 PM
  11. yoshi351's Avatar
    These are the bands for the Att galaxy s7 edge:

    Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, and 41

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-09-2016 12:44 PM
  12. KimJongOMG's Avatar
    Att has band 5 in limited markets. Also the Verizon variant doesn't support tmobile aws 4g.

    Really it is easier to look at the chart, imo.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    That just makes things too easy and you know that.
    03-09-2016 12:47 PM
  13. dpham00's Avatar
    These are the bands for the Att galaxy s7 edge:

    Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, and 41

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Those are wrong. Check with my thread which I linked to earlier.
    03-09-2016 01:40 PM
  14. yoshi351's Avatar
    Those are wrong. Check with my thread which I linked to earlier.
    Weird, those bands I listed were from the att website.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-09-2016 02:01 PM
  15. dpham00's Avatar
    Weird, those bands I listed were from the att website.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    That's interesting. Sorry, now that I look at it again, most of those are international bands, so it is possible as the fcc filing only includes usa support
    03-09-2016 02:31 PM
  16. KimJongOMG's Avatar
    That's interesting. Sorry, now that I look at it again, most of those are international bands, so it is possible as the fcc filing only includes usa support
    Each variant only has to file the bands it'll be using with its carrier it seems.
    03-09-2016 02:40 PM
  17. dpham00's Avatar
    Each variant only has to file the bands it'll be using with its carrier it seems.
    It should have to file all bands supported in the USA. which is why Verizon lists wcdma bands when it has no wcdma deployment
    03-09-2016 02:54 PM
  18. KimJongOMG's Avatar
    It should have to file all bands supported in the USA. which is why Verizon lists wcdma bands when it has no wcdma deployment
    Ah. Makes sense.

    Off-topic: Why does your link go to slickdeals in your stickied thread?
    03-09-2016 02:55 PM
  19. dpham00's Avatar
    Ah. Makes sense.

    Off-topic: Why does your link go to slickdeals in your stickied thread?
    Which one?
    03-09-2016 02:56 PM
  20. KimJongOMG's Avatar
    Which one?
    Spigen cases on sale.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ml#post5046198
    03-09-2016 03:05 PM
  21. dpham00's Avatar
    Ah ok, changed the link to the ac one.

    Btw, that thread isn't a sticky. It is however in the accessories sub forum.
    03-09-2016 03:51 PM
  22. KimJongOMG's Avatar
    Ah ok, changed the link to the ac one.

    Btw, that thread isn't a sticky. It is however in the accessories sub forum.
    Ah. I just saw a pin through it
    03-09-2016 03:53 PM
  23. Mossl's Avatar
    Cricket is getting the S7, but not the S7 Edge. The AT&T Edge will work with Cricket, but there is the added AT&T bloatware.
    03-10-2016 10:18 PM
  24. gal7flasher's Avatar
    Hey guys I have several s7, and 7 edge motherboards among others most of coarse snapdragon. I have rooted, unlocked, and removed frp on many of these mine, and other owners. I am also one of the few in this country lucky enough to own one of the Exynos versions g935L, but unlucky enough to not have the same success with it. It's locked with frp, and every combination file, boot image,or firmware I've tried flashing to gain root access, and enable adb so I can remove the lock with Samsung tool pro ends up in a fail saying that my custom binaries are blocked by frp. I have been told by one person that using a uart cable, and stock firmware is the answer, but when I tried installing the driver for that and plugging in to my z3x it's not recognized. Anyone's know a solution to the problem? It would be most appreciated. Ty
    08-04-2018 07:01 AM

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