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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are world’s best phones: Consumer Reports

Galaxy S7 - Galaxy S7 edge

Consumer Reports has pegged the #GalaxyS7 and the #GalaxyS7edge to be the world’s best phones right now, giving much traction to the sales of the two new Samsung flagships. The magazine is a well known name in terms of reviews, so this is telling a lot about Samsung’s new offerings.

The review mentions that the addition of water-resistance and expandable storage makes the S7 and the S7 edge impressive offerings in the mobile industry. The report takes the upgrades into consideration as well and mentions that despite using a lower resolution camera sensor (compared to the predecessor), the S7 and the S7 edge manage to impress. The battery life of the smartphones was also praised.

Samsung has managed impress one and all with their new flagships and it comes as no surprise that the company will continue to do so in the days to come. Were you impressed with the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: Consumer Reports

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  1. While Consumer Reports is run by a non-profit organization in the United States with targeted readers in the United States, it has been overlooked a feature especially important for readers in the United States for years that does not apply to elsewhere. That is the capability of working on all major mobile/cellular networks in the country.

    When people in other countries have ability to switch mobile carriers/MVNOs (mobile virtual network operator) at will for best fitted mobile plan for more than a decade without getting new handset, most people in United States still lack of such ability thanks to handset manufacture like Samsung continues to make only carrier specific handset for the United States in favor of carriers instead of consumer. Where I believe Consumer Reports should be in favor of consumer in the United States, stop high rating handsets without this important capability at the first place.

    With over 80% of population in the country live in urban areas, and Wi-Fi is widely available at home that very well means any major carrier/MVNO can serve vast majority of people well enough.

    Competition has been heated up since government blocked Sprint and T-Mobile merger. Almost all carriers have dropped two years contract and subsidizing handset in favor of lower plan pricing. There are even three MVNOs offer no monthly fee (basically free) mobile phone plans, but require BYOD (bring your own device — phone) if one is not willing to pay for a compatible device.

    With phone manufacture like Samsung offers high priced phone with complete lock down, carrier specific mobile communication technology and radio bands, consumer once brought their phone effectively also mean they have to stay with same carrier or its MVNO for two years even they paid for the phone in full out right.

    Some may argue that is not the case for GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications, originally Groupe Spécial Mobile) handsets without knowing the handset simply lack of complete bands support for both GSM carriers in the United States and requires domestic as well as international unlock separately by carrier/MVNO that is in addition to regional lock from Samsung. Let alone carrier/MVNO modification for their own benefit such as removing SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) capability from native Android Phone app so carrier/MVNO can continue to include voice and text as separate items in their plans when everything eventually will be just over LTE (Long-Term Evolution), and these items have been totally free of charge from multiple third parties for years. Not to mention those modifications caused months of delay for the operating system update.

    To sum up, if the author truly meant “nothing pushes my buttons more than quirky smartphones, overpriced cell plans and underwhelming wireless service”, he opted to consider the capability of working on every major mobile/cellular network in the country as essential instead of non factor at all.

    Finally realized comment like this is censored by Consumer Reports. It unambiguously shows Consumer Reports is bigoted at best, biased at worst. If this trend continues, Consumer Reports opts to be changed to Corporate Reports to accurately reflect its culture.

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