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    Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are water resistant, add microSD

    And Samsung launches the Gear 360 camera for capturing immersive content.
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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are water resistant, add microSD

    Not sure i like the sound of always on screens, isnt that a battery killer? Its not like they are e-ink screens that use very little power to display a static image.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are water resistant, add microSD

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    Not sure i like the sound of always on screens, isnt that a battery killer? Its not like they are e-ink screens that use very little power to display a static image.
    They're AMOLED so if you're just displaying a small bit of text with the time then it hardly uses any. All the dark area uses nothing.

    It's basically what other phones including my OPX have had for a while - the option of displaying stuff on the lockscreen. It'll be purely optional of course.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are water resistant, add microSD

    Solid phone I reckon. Interested to see how the low light capabilities pan out
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are water resistant, add microSD

    I have my current Nexus 5 and my (now boxed) One Plus X to sell....should hopefully get me around £250-275 when sold. If I can sell the Gear VR that comes with it for ~ £60 as brand new unboxed, should cost me around £240 to upgrade from my Nexus 5 all in. Tempting.

    Edit: Less than 70mm width....hallelujah!

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are water resistant, add microSD

    What to say that not said before... It's samsung they know what they doing and we love it Keep that way !

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are water resistant, add microSD

    No USB C

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are water resistant, add microSD

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    No USB C
    That's a plus in my book - all the cables in the house are micro-USB

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are water resistant, add microSD

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    No USB C
    But it does has do quickcharge at 9V with its charger, which, for my s6 edge makes it fully charged in about 1 hour.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are water resistant, add microSD

    no option to buy 2 .. what a shame .. silly really wanted one for me one for the wife ..
    not going thru everything twice ..
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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are water resistant, add microSD

    I suspect this is the moment when I know that I got old. I no longer care to upgrade every iteration (and haven't since my S4), and likely won't this time.

    I've an S6 for work, but it's not exactly selling itself as an upgrade from my S4.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are water resistant, add microSD

    No usb-c means im out

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are water resistant, add microSD

    my nexus 6p charges in an hour quick charge via usb c.

    so many benefits of usb-c mate

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are water resistant, add microSD

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    my nexus 6p charges in an hour quick charge via usb c.
    And this can charge in an hour without USB C

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are water resistant, add microSD

    Looks nice and definitely addresses most of my massive gripes about the S6, namely shocking lack of battery life. But as others have said I'm losing the need/want to upgrade with every iteration. Having been disappointed with both the S6 and the 6P neither of which I see as being better than my Z3.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are water resistant, add microSD

    Looks like a decent phone... removable battery though???

    That said I think the days of flagship phones are dead. When you can get a quad core 13mp camera with removable battery, dual sim and a micro SD for ~£99-130 why pay more?

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