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Samsung pulled a pure apple move with the s7. Don't understand how anyone could find the s7 innovative, they took what they removed from the s6 and just reapplied it to the s7 and called it a day. The only new feature is the camera. Removing the ir blaster was a stupid decision. Also gotta love how they wont bring the always on display and game launcher to the s6.

The software for IR blaster was terrible and I removed it from S6. S7 > G5. Change means nothing. I hate when people compare S line of Iphones to S7. All iPhone 6S did was better Internals. S7 added features missing from that design, water proof nothing like the flaps of s5, bigger battery and improved the design. Its not for S6 users but for S5 users to upgrade.
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The software for IR blaster was terrible and I removed it from S6. S7 > G5. Change means nothing. I hate when people compare S line of Iphones to S7. All iPhone 6S did was better Internals. S7 added features missing from that design, water proof nothing like the flaps of s5, bigger battery and improved the design. Its not for S6 users but for S5 users to upgrade.
The IR blaster on the s6 is amazing, I use it every day for the TV in my room since the remote broke, I can have custome controls that automates alot of thing on my tv/cable box. I also use my IR blaster to control my AC, my friends apple tv, heater, and a few other things.

How can you not compare the s7 to the 6s? you even said it yourself, all they did for the s7 was better internals and a better camera, the same apple did with the 6s. At least LG does something new every year.
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Their biggest concern should be getting S5 users to move forward. I really don't know anybody that changes phones every year. The S7 is a proper upgrade to the S5. It's a HUGGGGEEEEEE upgrade over the S5.

I'm definitely tempted, but I will probably ride my S5 for another year. I've been doing 3yr upgrades on my phone and I just don't see the S7 being that much better than my S5 for my usage. If Samsung can keep all the S7 features (microSD + waterproofing) and improve on the internals/design for the S8, that will probably be my next phone. If anything, I can wait til the S8 releases and snag a new S7 for very cheap. wink.gif
    
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The IR blaster on the s6 is amazing, I use it every day for the TV in my room since the remote broke, I can have custome controls that automates alot of thing on my tv/cable box. I also use my IR blaster to control my AC, my friends apple tv, heater, and a few other things.

How can you not compare the s7 to the 6s? you even said it yourself, all they did for the s7 was better internals and a better camera, the same apple did with the 6s. At least LG does something new every year.

They did refine the design. What is a design change with no real merit? With their new refined design they put larger battery, water proofing, and SD card. What else do you want them to do? Change the look for the heck of it. S6 edge was one of the best looking phones of 2015. 6S did nothing externally.
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They did refine the design. What is a design change with no real merit? With their new refined design they put larger battery, water proofing, and SD card. What else do you want them to do? Change the look for the heck of it. S6 edge was one of the best looking phones of 2015. 6S did nothing externally.
I dont count curvier edges as design change, s5 to s6 is a design change. Water proofing and SD card should of been in the s6 so once again those are not new features.
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I dont count curvier edges as design change, s5 to s6 is a design change. Water proofing and SD card should of been in the s6 so once again those are not new features.

Ok. What do you want them to change then? Make something stupid like LG G5?
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Ok. What do you want them to change then? Make something stupid like LG G5?
Make something innovative like LG did. Dont understand how the g5 is stupid when they keep the same features from their previous phones while adding new features. NOTHING in the s7 is new, its just a rehash of features from the s5 in a s6 body with slight design update and labeled as a s7.
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Pre-ordered. Should be a nice upgrade from my S5. thumb.gif
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What are you guys using your phone for wow? Im sure S5 is still super fast... dang im having a s2x and its still do the job for texting, calling, games like candy crush, etc
Its just for epeen?
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What are you guys using your phone for wow? Im sure S5 is still super fast... dang im having a s2x and its still do the job for texting, calling, games like candy crush, etc
Its just for epeen?
Well, S5 is only possibly getting Marshmallow... eventually. tongue.gif

Also, I see slowdown all the time on my phone after a week or two of uptime. Browser/Youtube/Pandora/Twitch/Email (not much in the way of games usually). I think it's a memory bloat issue as it gets slightly better if I clear all apps from recent. It's not really a huge issue, but I wouldn't mind getting rid of it and usually a phone upgrade makes everything feel snappy and new regardless.
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