Samsung has recently launched two new smartphones i.e., the Samsung Galaxy S7 & Galaxy S7 Edge priced at 48,900 & Rs 56,900. It is powered by Exynos 8890 Octa, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC with Quad-Core processor clocked 2.3 GHz and Dual-Core processor clocked 2.15 GHz. It has a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 pixels as its resolution. It comes with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB / 64 GB as its internal storage and can be expanded to 200 GB using a Micro SD card. It is powered by a 3600 Li-Ion battery and runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0. The device sports a 12 MP rear camera with LED flash and 5 MP selfie shooter. The device is available in four variants of color, i.e., Black, White, Gold, Silver. if you are purchasing the device then here are few tips and tricks that can help you in exploring your device with ease.
You can also check the Tips & Tricks of the other Samsung devices which we have covered earlier.
SIM card insertion is the very first thing that any user does when they purchase a new device. To insert the SIM card on your device, power off your device and remove the SIM card tray using the SIM Ejector Pin. Now place the SIM card on the tray and place in the respective port and boot your device. You have successfully inserted the SIM card on your device and will be ready for use in some time.
It is a dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby. The SIM card supported by the device is Nano SIM card and the SIM 2 port on the device is a Hybrid SIM card port where can either place the memory card or else insert the SIM on your device.
To share the Data Network on your device, open the Settings and tap on Mobile Hotspot and Tethering. In the new window, tap on Mobile Hotspot and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. The password and network ID for the device can be set by tapping on More button and then click on Configure Mobile Hotspot.
There are two ways in which you can capture a screenshot on your device.
Method 1: This is the general method of capturing a screenshot on any Samsung device where you need to press the power button along with the volume down button to capture screenshot on your device.
Method 2: In the method the screenshot gesture must be enabled on your device. The screenshot can be captured just by swiping the palm from left to right on your screen.
The captured screenshot from both the methods is saved to the gallery on your device and can be quickly accessed from the notification panel.
Android Updates help in fixing the bugs on your device. To check for Android Updates on your smartphone, open the settings and tap on About phone. In the new window, tap Download Updates manually to check for Android updates. The device checks for updates and if there is no new update available on the device, then a message stating The Latest updates have already been installed on your device is displayed on the screen.
External Apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources option on your device. So to install an app with an external apk, open the settings and tap on Lock Screen and Security. In the new window, toggle the button adjacent to the Unknown sources and click on the Ok button in the pop-up to enable that on your device.
The quick settings in the notification panel can be customized by tapping on the Edit button adjacent to the settings cog in the notification panel. You will find the list of the application. Now Select the applications that you want them to appear in the notification panel by dragging the options among themselves.
Power Saving Mode is used to enhance the battery life of the device during low battery conditions to use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on Battery. In the new window, you will find the two power saving options, Power Saving Mode, and Ultra Power Saving Mode. Now tap on any of the options that you want to use and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. If you are activating the Ultra Power saving mode, then you need to agree the terms and conditions to activate that on your device as ultra power saving mode will disable all the options on your device and come with limited options on Home Screen.
Acceleration, Game Rotation Vector, Geomagnetic Rotation Vector, Gravity, Gyroscope, Gyroscope Uncalibrated, Light, Linear Acceleration, Magnetic Field, Magnetic Field Uncalibrated, Orientation, Pressure, Proximity, Rotation Vector,Significant Motion, Step Counter, and Set Detector are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.
Yes, there are LED notification lights available on the device and must be enabled on the device. To use this on your device, open the setting and tap on Display. In the new window tap on the LED indicator to enable that on your device. Now you will get the LED notification while charging, voice recording or when you get any notification on your mobile.
Screen pinning feature is available on the devices with Android Lollipop on it. So to enable the screen pinning option on your device, you need to open the settings and tap on Lock screen and security. In the new window head over to the bottom of the screen and tap on Other Security Settings. In the new window, head over to the Advanced section and click on Pin Window. Further, toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now open the recent window and tap on the pin button for the app that you want to pin on your home screen. You have successfully pinned your home screen.
The device comes with Samsung Apps Like SHealth, My Galaxy, Samsung Gear, all the google related apps and few bloatware applications pre-installed on your device.
There is no such option available on the device using which you can move apps from internal to external SD card on your device.
Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Microsoft Applications like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, One Note , Skype are the bloatware apps available on the device.
No, the bloatware apps cannot be deleted from the device, but you can disable the option if you don’t want to use them on your device. To disable an app on your device, open the Settings and tap on Application. In the new window, tap on the Application Manager option and click on the app that you want to disable and tap on the Disable button which is adjacent to the Force Stop option on your device. You have successfully disabled the application on your device.
The device comes with 32 GB as its internal stoarge and around 24 GB of free space is available to the end user.
The device comes with 4 GB of RAM, and around 2 GB of free RAM is available when no background apps are running on the device.
Yes, the device does support the USB OTG and helps in trandferring the data from device to drive and vice-versa.
The radio wave exposure guidelines employ a unit of measurement known as Specific Absorption Rate(SAR). The SAR limit recommended by the international commission on non-ionizing radiation protection is 2 W/Kg averaged over 10g tissue. The SAR value of the device at the Head Region is 0.296 W/Kg.
We have tested the device with various benchmarking tools and here are their respective scores.
Antutu benchmark score: 115315
Vellamo Multicore score: 3314
Vellamo Metal score: 3328
Chrome Browser Score: 6058
Geekbench Single-core score: 2052
Geekbench Multi-core score: 6025
Quadrant Standard score: 48997
SamsunG Galaxy S7 Edge comes with Edge screen on both the edges of the screen and are functional if you want to use them on your device. To use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on Edge Screen. In the new window, you will find three options, i.e., Edge panel, Edge Feeds and Edge Lighting.
Edge Panel: The Edge panel on the device comes with multiple windows, which can be captured where you can operate all the functions from your edge screen. The Edge can also be adjusted to right or left depending upon once requirement.
This application is about the general feed which provides the information but you can’t reveal this.
The Edge of the device starts lighting when you receive a call on your device, but the lighting only appears if the edge lighting option is enabled on your device.
S Health application is used to measure the fitness on your device by keeping any eye on your foot count. It also comes with many additional options like Heart Rate, SPO2 , Nike Plus and Puma Tracker. To use this application on your device, open the S Health application and associate your Samsung account with your device. Further, the application is used to keep a track on all the other fitness activities on your device. This application also comes with Dashboard where you can challenge and compete the task with your friends.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge comes with a Heart Rate option hidden under the SHealth application which is used to measure the heart rate on your device. To use this on your device, open the S health Application and click on heart Rate. Now place your finger on the Heart Rate Sensor on the back panel. It starts measuring and shows you the heart rate on your device. The measured Heart rate is stored on your device if you have associated the Samsung Account on your device.
Smart Manager is the application which is used to monitor the functions on your device help in boosting the performance of your device. It comes with four options Battery, Storage, RAM and Device security. Now open the application and click on the clean all button which is used to clear the data on your device.
Always on Display is used to keep the display On by adding an additional application on the home screen without disturbing the actual screen. To use this option on your device, open the Settings and tap on display. In the new window, click on Always display on and toggle the off button to enable this on your device.
Easy Mode option enlarges the applications on the home screen with limiting the number of applications on your home screen. To enable this option on your device, open the Settings and tap on Easy Mode. In the new window, toggle the off to enable that on your device. Once you enable this option the device restarted and you the easy mode is applied on your device. To get rid of this easy mode, you need to disable that from the settings where the device reboots and come to the normal mode.
My Galaxy application is used to give you constant stream of offers, discounts, deals, content and care. The application comes with four different columns, i.e., Home, Services, Care, My Page. The home window shows the list of discounts and coupons available in various online stores. The services provided with my galaxy application are My Assistant, Cabs, Grocery, Recharge, Travel, Fashion, Pizza & shopping. The care options are the Samsung’s Care options which include the store locator, Smart Tutor, Service Locator, Service Tracker and Find My Mobile. The last column is the My Page which provides you the list and details of the saved items on your device.
One-handed Mode is used to operate your device using a single hand. To enable this on your device, open the Settings and tap on Advanced features. In the new window, tap on One Handed operation and toggle the buttons adjacent to Reduce screen size and One-Handed input to enable that on your device. Now you need to press the home button three times continuously to reduce the screen size on your device.
SOS Message option is helpful if you want to send any message to call anyone during the emergency conditions. To enable this on your device, open the Settings and tap on Privacy and Safety. In the new window, tap on Send SOS message and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. You need to agree on the terms and conditions and add the details of at least one contact. The SOS services are enabled on your device. Now you need to press the power key quickly three times in case of emergency, SOS message with the Google map location is sent to the selected contact. At Max, you can add upto four emergency contacts.
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