A few weeks ago I had a post about which phone I was considering given that my BlackBerry Z10 was showing its age after over two years of use. I thought I’d stick with BlackBerry and pick up the Priv since I had grown accustomed to the virtual keyboard and Hub concept. After finally getting my hands on one I realized that the phone was bigger than I wanted. The size was equivalent to the iPhone 6+ which is in no way a one-handed use phone. Instead the Samsung Galaxy S7 came out and blew me away with its specs. 12MP camera with a sensor capable of f/1.7, expandable storage, great screen, and an impressive battery. Add to it the ability to get wet and not die and I was sold.
So I went and ordered the device on the 4th and had it in my hands by the 9th. After just a few days of use I’m pretty happy with the decision. To replace the Hub feature in BlackBerry I went with Microsoft Outlook and found the app to be a respectable replacement. With it I can have all of my email accounts in one place with the ability to easily filter and search through emails. The virtual keyboard on the S7 isn’t bad either. I’ve grown accustomed to not having the suggested words above the letters. I’m no where near as fast as before but it still works. Haven’t had a chance to really use the camera so I can’t say much about it. The sound quality for phone calls is excellent, and yeah, the phone can send and receive text messages 😉
I’ll try to post some more in a few months to let you know more about how the phone is holding up. But as it stands now it is a great new phone.