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1 month ago

Get a second Galaxy S7 or S7 edge from T-Mobile when you purchase one

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T-Mobile has announced that for a limited time the carrier will be offering a buy one get one (BOGO) deal on both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. That's right, customers who make the leap to one of Samsung's new smartphones will be able to get a second at no additional cost to them. AT&T recently announced a similar promotion in which it will give customers a bill credit over 30 months to make the phone free, but T-Mobile is handling it differently.

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1 month ago

Watch our Samsung Galaxy S7 review video!

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So much to see. So much to learn.

Now that our Galaxy S7 review is complete and out for everyone to read and enjoy, it's worth a reminder that we also have a great comprehensive video review for you to see as well.

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1 month ago

Watch our Samsung Galaxy S7 edge review video!

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A complete multimedia experience for one of the biggest phones of the year.

This year the "edge" version of the Galaxy S phone is actually notably different from the standard model, and in the Galaxy S7 edge we have a really interesting phone to get to know. Aside from our full written review, we have an awesome full-featured video for you to take in and get to know the brand new phone.

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1 month ago

Android Central Fireside Chat — Galaxy S7 edition!

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Fire, phones, alcohol, and the Android Central Editorial team. What more could you want?

It's not often the entire editorial team at Android Central is at the same place at the same time, and it's even more rare that those times aren't spent working well into the night to deliver the best words, photos, and videos we can to our readers. Somehow, we managed to get everybody together, and more than that, we had the time to pull up a few seat next to a fire and talk about what was on everybody's minds: the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Granted, we talk about phones a lot when we're together, that's just what we do, but this time we captured our combined thoughts on the phones on camera for posterity.

Grab a drink of your own and have a listen to Andrew, Phil, and Alex talk Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. If you pay close enough attention, you'll even see Jerry, Russell, Derek, and Dan float through the chat at various points.

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1 month ago

Taking 'super resolution' photos on the Nexus 6P

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Adding another feature to your Nexus 6P camera requires another app, but it's well worth it.

Every once in a while we see a camera mode in a phone that doesn't exist elsewhere. It's not usually a big deal, but over the last couple of months we've seen a number of requests for "super resolution" modes on cameras that didn't include the feature natively. This is a little tricky, as super resolution photos occur when you take several photos at the normal resolution of your sensor and stitch them together into a single photo with a resolution that is several times larger than your existing sensor. There's a lot more to it than that, but for the purposes of smartphone photography it lets you take a single photo at 40 to 50 megapixels. This isn't a mode you'd want to use all the time, but it never huts to have more tools in your belt.

An app called Camera Super Pixel lets you take these super resolution photos on Google's Nexus 6P, as well as several other Android phones that lack the feature natively. Here's how it works.

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1 month ago

Buy a Samsung Galaxy S7 from AT&T and get a second for free

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To go alongside the launch of Samsung's latest and greatest, AT&T is offering an intriguing deal through which customers can pick up a free Galaxy S7 with the purchase of another S7 or S7 edge.

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1 month ago

How one carrier almost ruined a perfectly good Galaxy S7

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AT&T apps on the Samsung Galaxy S7

Carriers are still junking up Android phones, and the Galaxy S7 on AT&T is no exception.

It should surprise no one that the carrier-branded versions of the Galaxy S7 come loaded with carrier-branded apps and software. In our reviews of the standard and edge versions of the Galaxy S7 we had Verizon devices and noted the software there, but AT&T decidedly has taken the crown with annoying crapware.

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1 month ago

Nexus 5X update improves performance, stability and brings March security patches

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In addition to the March security patches, the Nexus 5X will also gain a number of other fixes and improvements in its latest OTA download. According to a new post on Reddit from a Nexus Community Manager, the update will bring various bug fixes, performance, connectivity and stability enhancements and the March security update.

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1 month ago

Galaxy S7 teardown shows off the bigger battery and more

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The folks at iFixit have given Samsung's latest, the Galaxy S7, a full tear down. Sometimes, we forget to appreciate everything that goes inside the phone, and this gives us a great chance to do just that. Samsung has once again not added screws to the outside of the phone, so removing the front and back are a bit tricky, and can cause big damage if you aren't careful.

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1 month ago

Droid Turbo 2 Marshmallow update is finally rolling out

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The long-awaited Marshmallow update for the Droid Turbo 2 appears to be actually pushing out. This is following a previous announcement of a soak test and roll-out that don't seem to have gone according to plan. Motorola's Product Manager, David Schuster, took to Google+ to say that it is now pushing.

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1 month ago

Galaxy S7 and S7 edge launch in India, sales kick off March 18

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Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge in India, with both devices set to go on sale starting March 18. Both phones are up for pre-order right now, with all bookings made before March 17 eligible for a free Gear VR headset.

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1 month ago

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (with Exynos) review: A Canadian perspective

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Canadians will have to pay a lot to get the best, but the Galaxy S7 edge is a true flagship in every sense of the word.

For the second time in two years, Mobile World Congress brought two new Galaxy S flagships, but for the first time they are different sizes. And unlike what you'll find in the U.S. (and a couple other countries), this Canadian Galaxy S7 edge is powered by something other than a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

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1 month ago

Unboxing the Verizon Galaxy S7 edge

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The stealthy black box contains a super-bright phone.

The first step of any phone purchase is getting the thing out of its box. And while so much fun comes thereafter, if you appreciate gadgets the way we do there's a special feeling associated with that first time you unseal the box of a brand new device.

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1 month ago

Samsung Galaxy S7 review: The best of all worlds

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This is the best Samsung Galaxy phone to date — except for that other one that's lurking out there.

The quick take

The Galaxy S7 is one of the two best phones we've seen in seven iterations of the Galaxy S series. The other is this phone's cousin, the Galaxy S7 edge. It's the best design Samsung has brought to bear, big without being bulky, with a mix of specs and usability you'd expect in a phone of this caliber. Combine with that an outstanding camera and you've got a phone that will serve just about anyone.

The Good

  • Excellent refinement of the GS6
  • Improved battery life
  • A great camera
  • A size that hits the sweet spot

The Bad

  • A lackluster launcher
  • Duplicative software features
  • Still prone to carrier bloatware
  • Lacking some future-proof features

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1 month ago

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge review: Bigger and better in almost every way

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

The Galaxy S7 edge isn't about gimmicks — it's about being a really great phone.

The quick take

Samsung is undeniably putting its marketing power behind the "edge" version of the Galaxy S7. It's bigger, flashier and more expensive than the standard phone, and it's for those who want to stand out from the crowd just a bit more. Compared to the compact Galaxy S7 the larger size of the GS7 edge is going to cause problems for some people, but if you want the boost in battery, head-turning curved screen and handful of extra software features, the Galaxy S7 edge is the one to get.

The Good

  • Excellent screen
  • Solid performance
  • Great camera
  • Waterproofing is a big bonus

The Bad

  • Pre-installed software still bothersome
  • Back glass a fingerprint magnet
  • Only 32GB models available
  • Edge screen software not super useful

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