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  1. captain_tinker's Avatar
    Features like VoLTE, something called "shutter," and the like.
    Hey Emerald, are you referring to the slow motion video feature of the S7 perhaps? Just saw something on YouTube called Hi Speed Shutter when referring to the S7, and it was the slo-mo feature. Just wondering if that might be what you are thinking of?

    capT
    04-14-2016 11:34 AM
  2. EmeraldReporter's Avatar
    ....the slo-mo feature. Just wondering if that might be what you are thinking of?

    capT
    Yes. I believe so. Is that feature disabled on Qualcomm devices, or Sprint devices only?
    04-14-2016 11:37 AM
  3. captain_tinker's Avatar
    Yes. I believe so. Is that feature disabled on Qualcomm devices, or Sprint devices only?
    Hmm, I'll have to look and see where I saw this again, but I saw an article somewhere that did a comparison between the US and Int'l version of the slow motion feature, and found that the US version had glitches, where the Int'l version was smooth as can be. Ah, here it is:

    Snapdragon 820 Galaxy S7 suffering from slow-mo video stuttering

    It doesn't necessarily say if one carrier has disabled the feature or not, but it doesn't sound like it. Then again, check the comments on it, there may be some mention there? I don't know for sure, didn't read all of them. Good luck.

    capT
    04-14-2016 11:43 AM
  4. ironass's Avatar
    04-14-2016 01:52 PM
  5. EmeraldReporter's Avatar
    Has it been fixed yet, or will in never be fixed due to the CPU/GPU being 'underpowered'?
    04-14-2016 02:03 PM
  6. captain_tinker's Avatar
    In case anyone is interested, I just found a very interesting post here on AC that has some good info.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ml#post4982370

    There is a link there to a willmyphonework.net, which once I went there, looks like what ironass posted regarding if all the AT&T bands would work. Looks like you can check it for any phone on any network. Figured I'd share that as it is good info.

    capT
    04-14-2016 02:25 PM
  7. sammy_pit's Avatar
    Mr CapT, so what did you get eventually?
    I am trying to get the S7 Edge global version (will be using with AT&T) as it much cheaper than the US version.
    Still deciding over next 2 days to go with Edge at all, due to all the @*exploding*@ batteries out there.
    09-15-2016 04:31 PM
  8. captain_tinker's Avatar
    Mr CapT, so what did you get eventually?
    I am trying to get the S7 Edge global version (will be using with AT&T) as it much cheaper than the US version.
    Still deciding over next 2 days to go with Edge at all, due to all the @*exploding*@ batteries out there.
    Sammy,
    I ended up purchasing the S7 in pearl white from Amazon, unlocked, from the UK. It actually ended up coming as a dual SIM interestingly enough. So far, I've not had any real problems with it, and I like it very much. The charger it came with was for the UK, so I had to get my own charger for it. I ended up getting a white fast charger (US version), and it works great! I ended up seeing it for a great price at Amazon, but I wanted it that day, and it wasn't a same day delivery item. So I showed the posting on Amazon to the clerk at Best Buy and they matched the price for me, saving me about $10! There is only one or two strange things I've encountered using this phone. In the contacts, I CANNOT sort them by last name! It's just different. There is something about VoLTE but it is grayed out. I guess the version of software on this phone does not enable that yet, even though the hardware should be able to do it. Because it is dual SIM, every phone number in the call log, or in the texts shows up with a tiny little blue SIM icon with the number "1" in it, I suppose to show which SIM card it is using to contact that number...? Not a huge deal on any of those right now. The battery life is pretty good. I'm trying a little harder on this one not to leave it plugged in all the time like I did my S4. So far so good. Some days are better than others batterywise, and I'm not entirely sure why sometimes. In any case, I think I got lucky with a very capable and well featured phone, that I enjoy using.

    capT
    09-15-2016 04:47 PM
  9. Richard Damien Cardoza Junior's Avatar
    You will have to get used to receiving bugfix/security updates direct from Samsung every 4-8 weeks approx:

    You will have around another 1 GB of phone storage.

    You will NOT have any of the following AT&T apps...

    • AT&T Locker: Cloud storage from AT&T.
    • AT&T Protect Plus: Cloud backups, device locator and "Pro Tech support."
    • Device Help: Essentially a wrapper for the att.com help pages
    • DirecTV: AT&T purchased satellite TV company DirecTV in 2015, and now their app is right here for you
    • Drive Mode: Sets auto-replies to texts and calls straight to voicemail when moving faster than 25 mph
    • myAT&T: Access your AT&T account
    • Plenti: A rewards program in conjunction with Exxon, Macy's Hulu, and others
    • Smart Limits: Parental controls on times, calls, data, and more
    • Usage Manager: Track data usage by app
    • Visual Voicemail: View your voicemails with your eyeballs


    The Global Galaxy S7, G930F, is compatible with the AT&T network on the following bands...

    http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9foxqapp.png

    The AT&T Samsung models just always feel like a better model, overall. They feel like their built stronger, I've noticed that the Galaxy lights are brighter(as if their models have LED's, I suppose?) and like you said, they get preloaded with useful extras as opposed to the Sprint model which comes with absolutely nothing in it and a less appealing home screen setup. Any idea as to why this is? Have been trying to figure it out and I want to get one and I feel like the AT&T model is the only one to go for. Thanks.
    10-25-2016 06:52 AM
  10. Steven Inman's Avatar
    I know! I was quite impressed too! I'd actually seen that video prior to posting this thread, and was one of the reasons I'm so keen on going with the Int'l version. I'm beginning to wonder if it's really going to be that big of a deal other than maybe warranty issues? Ironass has pretty well shown that it is able to function on a GSM network like AT&T, which is where I will be using it, without issues. Perhaps if we could get someone to comment on this thread who actually owns an Int'l version and uses it here in the US if they have any issues with it, and if so, what?

    capT
    From what i've seen, i tried to use a int model with metro PCS(t-mobile) and it didn't want to work properly. Best bet is to use a us model if your in the us that way you know you have all the bands that are in use here and you should have most bands for int for whatever carrier you use. Not sure if you are a diy'er but also it seems to me that due to the different chipsets certain parts are incompatible with the f models. something to keep in mind too.
    10-13-2017 09:32 PM
  11. MisterEd51's Avatar
    From what i've seen, i tried to use a int model with metro PCS(t-mobile) and it didn't want to work properly. Best bet is to use a us model if your in the us that way you know you have all the bands that are in use here and you should have most bands for int for whatever carrier you use. Not sure if you are a diy'er but also it seems to me that due to the different chipsets certain parts are incompatible with the f models. something to keep in mind too.
    Now it is better to get the US unlocked version (SM-G930U) instead of the international one (SM-G930F). Note that unlike carrier models it supports both GSM and CDMA. That means that it should work on most all US carriers including AT&T, TMobile and Verizon. Another advantage is that the SM-G930U comes with a US warranty while the SM-G930F does not. Mine works just fine on metroPCS.
    10-16-2017 10:49 PM
  12. Ethan Kispert's Avatar
    I know! I was quite impressed too! I'd actually seen that video prior to posting this thread, and was one of the reasons I'm so keen on going with the Int'l version. I'm beginning to wonder if it's really going to be that big of a deal other than maybe warranty issues? Ironass has pretty well shown that it is able to function on a GSM network like AT&T, which is where I will be using it, without issues. Perhaps if we could get someone to comment on this thread who actually owns an Int'l version and uses it here in the US if they have any issues with it, and if so, what?

    capT
    To answer your question, I am using an international Galaxy S7 (G930FD) and it runs better than I expected here in the US. I get 4G constantly and no LTE, which may have something to do with the kind of phone I have. I haven't had any issues with the phone yet as far as I know. The Exynos version I have is pretty snappy and gets all of the tasks done that I throw at it. Definitely a worthy buy in my opinion.
    02-23-2018 02:01 PM
  13. Rukbat's Avatar
    The lack of LTE might be causing your internet connection to be slower than it could be - but since any internet speed over 5mbps doesn't really affect the device (yet, in early 2018 - if you're reading this in 2118 please try to not laugh too much), it doesn't matter much for practical purposes.
    02-24-2018 04:02 PM
  14. chanchan05's Avatar
    To answer your question, I am using an international Galaxy S7 (G930FD) and it runs better than I expected here in the US. I get 4G constantly and no LTE, which may have something to do with the kind of phone I have. I haven't had any issues with the phone yet as far as I know. The Exynos version I have is pretty snappy and gets all of the tasks done that I throw at it. Definitely a worthy buy in my opinion.
    4G is LTE. It's the same thing. LTE is just a type of 4G. The international version just displays it that way.
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