One of the main selling points of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge would be its camera, which according to recent tests has found it to be comparable, and possibly even faster, than a proper DSLR camera when it comes to autofocusing speed. So far our tests have found that image quality from the phones has also been pretty good.
However it has recently been discovered that the camera sensors in both the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge might vary from user to user. There are reports that indicate that there are some phones which will use Samsung’s own camera sensor, and there are some which will use Sony’s camera sensors.
Now the good news is that so far according to tests, there does not appear to be a difference in image quality or camera functionality. In fact unless you were to actually check the hardware, you probably couldn’t tell which sensor you were using, although we guess there are some users who might be interested in this kind of information.
We reckon that there might be some controversy especially when last year, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus were found to use chipsets made by either Samsung or TSMC, with the latter supposedly offering better battery life (at least on paper). In any case like we said, it doesn’t seem to make a difference but if you want to check your phone’s hardware, you can download the AIDA64 app which will tell you which sensor your Galaxy S7/S7 Edge is using.
|Product Name||Galaxy S7||Galaxy S7 Edge|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||3000 mAh||3600 mAh|
|Processor Name||Snapdragon 820/ Exynos 8||Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890|
|Street Price||$350 Galaxy S7 on Amazon||$560 Galaxy S7 Edge on Amazon|
|Link to full specs||Galaxy S7 Full specs and details||Galaxy S7 Edge Full specs and details|