GALAXY S7 Posts on XDA

Carrier Unlocked SD820 Galaxy S7 / Edge Available in USA… Bootloader Likely Still Impenetrable

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge are arguably among the best Android smartphones one could buy right now. Whether you like or hate the various nuances that come along with Samsung devices, like Touchwiz and locked bootloaders to name a few, there's no denying that the phone works for the normal user and...

HTC 10 vs Galaxy S7 microSD Speed

So first off, we will find the fastest SD Card we can get. Even though two devices might have seemingly identical internal specs, one might read and write to the same SD Card faster than the other. That's because not all microSD slots are built the same. So we decided to test he R/W speed,...

XDA Friday 6/17/16

Yay it's Friday! Time to bust out the old TV remote and rubber gloves! But first let's travel through time, looking back on this week as we stop by some of the most exciting Android related news that we've seen. Join me in this video that highlights news from OnePlus 3, SlimRom updates, Snapchat and Android...

Try These 10 Unobvious Galaxy S7 Features

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are packed with so many features that sometimes a few will go overlooked. Jared went through to find some of the most useful features and highlighted them in this video. Display Scaling Condense the DPI on your device to fit more information on your display with a simple app called Display Scaling....

Opinion: Why End User Devices are Locked Down For Security, and Why They Have To Be

I started cutting my teeth on Android here on XDA back in the days of rocking a Kyocera Zio . The goal back then? Finding out how to block those irritating calls almost everyone gets from an auto-dialer. Since those days we have seen Android grow and most definitely mature, and I have loved the journey. Just as...

There is Native DPI Scaling Hidden in the Galaxy S7

My biggest pet peeve of Android is the DPI scaling (size the content is rendered on screen) that Google and other OEM’s choose for their devices. Large, beautiful displays are often marred by an endless array of status bar icons, thumb sized icons and huge UI elements. So when the Android N preview launched with the...

Would/Do You use an Always-On Display Clock/Screensaver?

After a big adoption of ambient display, OEMs like Samsung and LG are taking passive information delivery one step further by adopting always-on display for clocks, notifications and even screensavers, reminiscent of the old nokia brick days (remember the face?). That being said, these can suck up over half a percent per hour. So we...

S7 Edge Throttling & Thermals: Stress-tests Comparing SD820, 810, 808, A9 & Exynos 7420

Now that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have arrived to consumer hands, we can finally begin exploring the nature of the Snapdragon 820 thanks to our first set of tests. While no amount of single-device testing will reveal the true nature of the 820, we can, at the very least, see how the 820 behaves inside...

Samsung: If You Release Multiple Variants, Please Focus on Equal and Parallel Support

New Galaxy S flagships are coming, and as is tradition this time of year, I feel like I must bring up an important issue that Samsung seems hesitant to fix -- their fragmentation. Even on their flagship line-ups, Samsung manages to split up its new phones into many variants, each updated separately, and in most cases,...

Galaxy S7 Plus Renders Surface, Show no MicroSD Nor USB Type-C Port

Every Samsung Galaxy S' premiere is a milestone to every Android user. Most smartphones from this series are widely regarded as some of the best Android devices available. We don't have to mention that Samsung sells millions of units yearly, everyone knows. A next bad boy, the Samsung Galaxy S7, is expected to be announced not...