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**** The Official Samsung Galaxy S7/Edge Thread ****

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by MissChief, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. mrkambo

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 23, 2013

    Posts: 483

    Location: Herts, UK

    I tried Nine, and its awesome no denying but it doesnt support any other services yet, and thats a bit of a pain i dont like having multiple apps, i have one gmail, one icloud, and 3 work emails, so as you can imagine through multiple apps it can become a bit combersome to manage, i mean i've got a old iphone 6 here and everything works perfectly with the built in mail app, im very tempted to get another iphone and migrate over again.
     
  2. A2Z

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 9, 2005

    Posts: 7,533

    Location: London

    How is everyones battery life after the update?

    Pretty sure mine has got worse from looking at the last couple of days usage.
     
  3. gumpy321

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 15, 2011

    Posts: 563

    Location: Manchester

    Mine is without a doubt worse.
     
  4. kevpuk

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 12, 2005

    Posts: 2,943

    Location: Just over your shoulder

    Quite a bit worse, for me....initially, after the original 7.0 update, didn't notice much change, but the latest small update seems to have done something :( Looks like Android System is sucking lots of power, so much so that I rarely get from 7am~ish to 10pm~ish without issues!

    Rather annoying, as the battery life had always been so good on the S7E for me.....
     
  5. Sumanji

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 12, 2003

    Posts: 7,884

    Location: London, UK

    Likewise a bit worse, though I have also installed a few more apps at around the same time, so can't say it's the OS for sure...
     
  6. holymonk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 12, 2011

    Posts: 1,491

    Will bixby be something that will be on this phone too or will it be s8 only?
     
  7. Gigabit

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 9, 2012

    Posts: 7,666

    Apparently Bixby is just S-Voice.
     
  8. 413x

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2010

    Posts: 13,201

    Hate this update. It's the last time I update an OS. It always makes a phone worse.
    Honestly not one improvement worth it.

    Battery life dives
    No quick option for auto brightness
    Brightness slider is now a two finger pull
    Lost Samsung split screen (Google is worse)
    Camera app is dire

    All these issues for a different always on display

    I wish I could go back
     
  9. Mrs Seabiscuit

    This cake is not a lie.

    Joined: Sep 21, 2008

    Posts: 3,848

    Location: somewhere out there!

    yeah hate what they have done with icons I not really struggle to see display with how they have done it. :(
     
  10. BigDannyO

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 15, 2006

    Posts: 928

    Location: Worcester

    I can at least offer a solution for that... Next to the brightness slider there's a little down chevron. Tap that and there's an option in there to "show control on top".

    My battery seems to have got a little worse too. Used to comfortably get two days with my usage, with about 10-15% by the end of the second day. Now I'm struggling to get to the end of the second day without a charge when I get home from work.
     
  11. 413x

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2010

    Posts: 13,201

    Completely didn't see that. You're a star! Was driving me nuts
     
  12. pinkpound

    Hitman

    Joined: May 31, 2005

    Posts: 675

    Guess who just slipped in the rain and dropped his S7E :mad: ..edge of screen chipped and spider web cracks still usable tho

    10 years since I've broken a phone :(

    least bank insurance are giving me a new one £50 excess but sending me a £50 voucher for a case .. new 1 to be sent friday via DPD :) ..could have had it tomorrow but no 1 is in
     
  13. jrodga2k5

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 28, 2005

    Posts: 8,127

    Location: Motherwell, Scotland

    You could if you wanted using Odin
     
  14. mrk

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 81,191

    Location: South Coast

    I have noticed the past couple of months that randomly the wired fast charge fails to activate when connected to any fast charger, with any cable. You have to repeatedly disconnect and reconnect before fast charging shows up on the screen.

    I've Googled it and turns out it's related to a faulty USB port, and requires the screen replacing as the USB port is fused to the screen (!). This could possibly also explain the dark grey AOD which I mentioned before.

    Let's see what the S8 is like, as I may just get one of those and send the S7e away under warranty to have this sorted out.

    I should add that my brother in law also has the exact same issue with his S7 edge, and his is several months newer than mine.

    Comments suggest it's more common than first imagined.

    I have noticed that the battery in the final Nougat release isn't as good as the BETA versions.

    There is!

    No it isn't! (see quote reply above)

    Open for debate, but the Google one is more widely supported by apps, if not all apps that I have installed.

    Completely disagree, the camera app is better in most regards from my experience, and the same everywhere else.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2017
  15. FishLicker

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  16. Ol!ver

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 4, 2003

    Posts: 7,355

    Location: Sheffield, S.Yorks

    There aren't many icons on that home screen!
     
  17. mrk

    Man of Honour

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    Posts: 81,191

    Location: South Coast

    Clean homescreen, clean mind.
     
  18. Ol!ver

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 4, 2003

    Posts: 7,355

    Location: Sheffield, S.Yorks

    How do you function though? Do you have something that's based on gestures or do you just use the app drawer like an animal?
     
  19. mrk

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 81,191

    Location: South Coast

    Combination of both really:

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    I also use Apps Edge for other common apps I use:

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  20. Ol!ver

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 4, 2003

    Posts: 7,355

    Location: Sheffield, S.Yorks

    Nova launcher?

    That's also the first evidence I've seen of anyone using the edge stuff. Might have to get around to giving it a whirl.
     


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