Iphone 6 Plus vs Samsung S7 Edge (Low-light Indoor Photo)

Honest comparison of an Iphone 6 Plus & a Samsung S7 Edge camera.
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Iphone 6 Plus
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Samsung S7 Edge
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Samsung “Fast Charge” Wireless Charging Stand

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As I have said in my previous post (Samsung S7 Edge Led Wallet Cover), I also purchased Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand.. 🙂
Maximizing the 30% discount I received, I purchased the charger for $48.99 + $4.29 tax (Free Shipping)– Original price was $69.99 + tax.

Just to inform you guys, unlike Iphones which can be fully charged in 2 hours, Samsung smartphones take around 4 hours to charge.
So the “Fast Charge” term actually means 2 hours.
However, please keep in mind that Samsung smartphone’s battery can definitely last longer than Iphone’s battery.

Inside the Box:

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Fast Charge Wireless Stand, Cable, Fast Charging Adapter & a Quick Start Guide

Actually it is really easy to use.

Once you put your phone on the stand, a circle will pop-up on ur screen indicating the current percentage of your battery.
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Then, you will see a small blue light in the bottom of the stand to indicate that your phone is charging while green light means your phone is fully charged.

Good thing with the stand is that you can easily take your phone and there is no need to plug & unplug the phone too often.
However, your charging will always be interrupted unless you just leave your phone as it is for 2 hours.

Samsung S7 Edge LED Wallet Cover

UPDATE:
After using this case for a month or so, the LED lights are no longer working..
Sad. I really don’t know why and I haven’t even drop my phone- not even once..
Oh well, goodbye $50+!
Although I can still use the cover as protection but still…. 😦
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Last week, my Samsung packaged arrived! Hooray!
Good news is, I received an email from Samsung when I received my phone.
They informed me that I have 30% discount for any mobile accessory $69.99 or less. 🙂
So I decided to purchase the fast wireless charger and the Led Wallet Cover.. 🙂

The Led Waller Cover is originally $69.99 + tax.
Thanks to the 30% discount, I only got mine for $48.99 + $4.29 tax (Free Shipping).

The led cover is really cool and has a number of functions:
1. Displays the Time
When you close the cover, the time will be displayed.
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2. Accepts & Rejects Calls
Swipe to the right if you want to answer calls and swipe to the left if you want to reject calls.

3. Call & Message Notifications
You will see how many missed calls or unread text messages you have when you close the cover. Once you end a call, you will also see how many minutes your last call was.

4. Caller ID through Icons
Coolest feature for me! Although you can’t see the name of the person calling you while the cover is closed, you can assign an icon to your contacts so you will know who is calling.


5. Music & Volume Display
When you are listening to music, you will be seeing an equalizer-like bar graph.
When you are using headphones, you will see the bar graph & a headphone icon.
You will also see the volume bar once you hit the volume control.

6. Alarm & Timer
You will see the following icons when your alarm or timer goes off and you can swipe to the right to stop the alarm.

7. Charging Icon
When you plug in your phone to charge, a battery icon will appear and it will show how many percent your battery is charged.

Cool right?

For me, the only downside is that the top & bottom sides of the phone is not fully covered.
Unfortunately, the sides are easily scratched. 😦

Overall, this cover is really cool and innovative.
If you have a Samsung S7 or S7 Edge, I recommend that you purchase this case..

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.

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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.