Consumer Reports Names Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge as 'The Best Smartphones' [Video]

Consumer Reports Names Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge as 'The Best Smartphones' [Video]

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Consumer Reports has named the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge as the number one and number two smartphones, respectively.

The new Galaxy S7 and S7 edge bring back water-resistance and expandable memory. They earn Excellent battery life scores, and turn in top-notch performance in other areas. These new models aren't just Samsung’s best smartphones, but, perhaps, the best smartphones. And they now sit atop our Ratings.

Consumer Reports cited the phone's main camera, optical image stabilizer, 4K video recording, microSD slot, and water resistance as key features.

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Consumer Reports Names Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge as 'The Best Smartphones' [Video]

hok - April 6, 2016 at 5:20pm
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.
ItsaJoke - March 23, 2016 at 10:47pm
128gb micro sd just cost $69
ItsaJoke - March 23, 2016 at 10:46pm
The single most boring Apple event in history just happened, Thanks Tim Crook
ItsaJoke - March 23, 2016 at 10:43pm
Apple just released a phone that you can hold with one hand. Meanwhile, Samsung released a phone that you can hold underwater and it will still work. It lasts longer than the iPhone 6S, has a much clearer and brighter curve screen, and charges on a wireless pad on your desk or in your car.
@&/:*%#! - March 24, 2016 at 5:01am
Do you live underwater? Samdroids always brags their phone's water resistance! It is not waterproof bozo! If it is really can go underwater try bringing it 10m? Apple don't promise things but they surprise you that they already did. It turns off when the iPhone is submerged to water for some time (which the Samdroids think the iPhone died) because it has a sensor that shuts the whole thing off to prevent even more damage. After the iPhone dries, it will come back to life after. I don't really get blown by hardware features, the basis is how it performs with the OS and hardware which Samshit sucks! Everything are all gimmick!
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