Meet the Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung continues to offer among the most spectacular smartphones available on the market. This is especially true for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and for their newest smartphone, the Galaxy S7 edge. The new Samsung Galaxy S7 features a high-resolution display that’s over 5 inches, comes with 32 GB of space and features dual 12 MP cameras. While the size of the previous generation was a little too big, the newer generation takes it down a notch, but still manages to beat out the competition. And for those that don’t have the money to put down on a newer model, there are plenty of other models you can get at an attractive discount. If you are on the market for a new or even used Samsung smartphone, here are some important facts and myths everyone should be aware of.

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FACT: The Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge have a few aesthetic differences.

While the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge are similar in size, the edge actually has a slightly larger screen: 5.1" and 5.5", respectively. Another difference is that the S7 edge is a bit thinner than the standard S7, making it lighter. Individuals wanting to purchase an S7 will have to make a choice between smaller and heavier or larger and lighter. Compare this to the much smaller and wider 4 inch iPhone 6 SE.

FACT: The Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge offers wireless charging.

Wireless charging allows Samsung Galaxy users to charge their phone nearly anywhere. Not having to worry about finding an outlet or worry about connecting an excessive amount of wires to charge your phone, the wireless charging station can fully charge your phone in as little time as possible. By comparison, the latest iPhone 6 S and 6 SE do not offer wireless charging.

FACT: The Galaxy S7 features a larger battery than the S7 edge.

Though not by much the battery in the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is slightly larger than the battery in the regular S7. While the S7 features a 3000 mAh battery, the S7 edge features a 3600 mAh battery allowing for greater battery life.

MYTH: The Galaxy S7 is not compatible with microSD cards.

While the previous Galaxy S6 generation did not support microSD cards, this is not the case with the Galaxy S7. The Galaxy S7 is compatible with microSD external storage devices, to allow you to upgrade your device's internal storage from 32 GB up to 200 GB. This will allow you plenty of room for apps, photos and videos without having to save everything to a cloud as you do with the iPhone 6S or SE.

MYTH: The Galaxy S7 display is inferior to the iPhone 6S

While this may have been true in the past, this is no longer the case. In fact, the new Galaxy S7 features an AMOLED high-resolution, 2,560 x 1,440 pixel display that is superior to the iPhone 6S's 1334 x 750 pixel display. The AMOLED high-res display allows for greater details on screen, as well as richer image depth and color.

FACT: The Samsung Galaxy S7 features a Quad-core processor.

The Quadcore processor (2.15GHz + 1.6GHz) in the Galaxy S7, provides excellent performance with fewer slowdowns in comparison to the A9 chip in the iPhone 6S. And for those of you who love to download apps and use them on a regular basis, you know how important that is.

MYTH: The Galaxy S7 is mostly made of plastic.

On the contrary, the Galaxy S7 is not made of plastic as previous models have been. The new Galaxy S7 is composed mostly of metal alloy with a glass front and back. This allows for a much sturdier and prettier Galaxy than you have ever seen before, and stands as a worthy competitor to the iPhone 6S.

MYTH: The Galaxy S7 has few carrier options.

Actually, the Galaxy S7 has numerous carrier options from all the major carriers in the country, as well as some lesser known carriers. Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Virgin Mobile along with other carriers like TracFone, US Cellular and Metro PCS all support the new Galaxy S7.