Is the new phone worth saving up for?
We’ve penned and shot our review of Samsung’s Galaxy S7 a few days ago, and we’re ready to tackle a question that many of you are probably asking yourself now: should I upgrade to the S7? The short answer is yes, but it depends on how old your phone is.
If you’re one of the people who bought an S6 or S6 Edge, we suggest that you just wait for the next iteration. Samsung’s S7 is more of a refinement of last year’s model than a complete overhaul. The S6 and S6 Edge’s hardware are still good enough for most people, considering the impressive specs that last year’s model gave us. If you’re still adamant at getting Samsung’s latest flagship despite already possessing last year’s model, you’d be better-served springing for the bigger S7 Edge, since it has a bigger display and better battery life.
If you’re coming from a 2014 flagship and older, then it’s an easier sell. The improvements on camera performance (especially low-light shooting), the return of expandable storage and water resistance should please people who are looking to replace their S5 and Xperia Z3s.
Another reason to get the Galaxy S7 is the cheaper plans this time around – Smart’s offering the S7 for just 1999 a month for 24 months (with a Php 1999 cashout and a free Galaxy Gear VR) which is a very good deal.