Problems I Encountered with my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

UPDATE: April 13, 2016
The memory card trick worked. Now I am no longer experiencing the problems 3 & 4.
My phone is also not overheating that much and I am getting used to the edge screen.. 🙂
Hooray for that!

UPDATE: June 24, 2016
I decided to buy a Samsung Evo+ 64gb memory card because I needed more memory space. Now, I no longer experience problems with it except the slow loading of my 20,000+ photos haha- I guess it is understandable.


Okay, I played around with my new phone within the last 4 days and sadly, I encountered a number of problems.
It was actually quite a surprise because I didn’t encounter such problems with my last Samsung smartphone 2 years ago which was the Samsung Note 3.

Anyway, it’s true that you cannot get the best of both worlds.
However, don’t get me wrong, I still love my S7 edge with all its features!
I am trying to live with the cons and trying to figure out how to solve the problems.

So let me enumerate the issues I encountered with my new phone:

1. Overheating
This was the first thing I noticed with the phone. It heats up pretty quickly. What I did was to close all apps open and it will return back to normal.

2. Super Sensitive Screen
Okay, because it has a curved screen, I tend to click/press a lot of buttons, apps/ letters. I know I chose the edge so I just need to get use to it. I am getting there don’t worry.

3. Camera Failure
The first two issues are fine with me. However, this 3rd issue is really a problem to me.
First Camera Issue: It takes photos but you can’t open it after.
I passed through a nice bike yesterday and I took photo of it to send to my friends. When I was in the car (far away from the bicycle), I was frustrated because the photo is not readable. I am still wondering why because it was a photo taken by the phone itself. Ugh. Really sucks.

Second Camera Issue: “Unable to save photo to SD Card”.
The phone has an internal storage of 32gb. The system memory, apps & others however, will use up around 18gb of your internal storage. So I prefer to save photos & videos in my 64 MicroSD Card (comes free with the phone).
BUT I encountered this problem maybe 3 times already– Unable to save photo to SD card.
I really don’t know what’s the problem but it is really not acceptable.

4. MicroSD Card Issues
Somehow the second camera issue might be because of this. Suddenly, the phone seems to have problems reading the MicroSD card.

Transferring Apps to SD Card- A Big NO NO.
They said that some apps can be saved to the SD Card. So I tried it to free up some of the internal storage. I transferred Viber, Photoshop, WordPress to the SD Card. What happens next? I saw some error notifications and then I cannot open the apps. In the end, I needed to uninstall and redownload the 3 apps.

Gallery Errorsssssssss
Changing phones from Iphone to Iphone or Samsung to Samsung is a breeze because you have backed up most of your data and you just need to update your new phone and voila! Everything is already in your new phone.
However, my previous phone is an Iphone so I needed to save my 14,000+ photos to the SD card and slot it in my Samsung phone. It is still a no-brainer task but now, the SD card keeps on failing. It won’t read my photos!

For issues 3 & 4, what I did was to format my Kingston 64gb SD card using my phone (Settings > Storage > Portable Storage > Format). All my photos and music were erased and I needed to copy them all again in my formatted SD Card. At first it solved the problem, but I encountered the same issues again. So now, I formatted my Samsung 32gb SD card and I am using it now for the meantime. As of this moment, my SD card seems to be working fine. *Cross Fingers

Actually, I am still very happy with my new phone. I am hoping for a new system update which might be the answer to the problems I encountered.

Anyway, if you want a more technical approach on the issues you may visit Digital Trends.

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