S7 Edge & Note 8 Camera Comparison

I really loved my S7 Edge and its camera features when I first had it..
It has been almost 2 years now since I got my S7 Edge, but it gave up on me recently when the screen was damaged (there is a blinking white blank portion of the screen): 😭
20180105_230700I was blessed to receive a Samsung Note 8 gift from my cousin last Christmas!
So I wanted to show how great is Note 8’s camera.

What I like most about Note 8’s camera is the Live Focus function.. ❤️
You can focus on your subject and make the background blurry:20180105_233023

And you can use the Live Focus function for selfies too!
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You can also use stickers using your Note 8 camera (you don’t need to use apps like Snapchat, Snow, etc). Photos are also clear/sharp when you use the zoom function.

Below are examples of photos taken with a S7 Edge camera & a Note 8 camera. I will add more photos next time, but for now, I will show 2 examples:

Photo of the Moon & Sky Nearing Sunset Using Zoom Function
Samsung S7 Edge (It is still a good photo but it is a bit grainy):
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Note 8 (Photo is more smooth & colors are slightly better):
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Christmas Light Balls at Night
Samsung S7 Edge (The light ball in front is blurry- even with numerous tries):
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Note 8 (Photo is more stable):
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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..

Unboxing Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

 

psx_20160325_020711.jpgBACKSTORY (Feel free to scroll down if you’re not interested.. Haha..)
I am a gadget type of person..
Not really into clothes, shoes or bags..
Normally I spend my money on the gadgets that interest me.. 🙂

But this time, I am blessed that the newest Samsung gadget Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge came as an early birthday gift for me.. Hooray! 🙂

My cousin & her husband wanted to give me a new phone since I am here in US now.
I actually wanted an Iphone7 but then it will only be launches in September– I will be in Philippines by then..
Then, Samsung announced that they will launch S7 & S7 Edge!
What really got my attention are the following:
1. Waterproof!- I had an experience in Singapore where I dropped my 1 month old Iphone6 in the toilet bowl. I needed to spend another S$550 to get a new one from Apple. Hmph, talk about bad experiences.
2. Samsung Gear VR (Virtual Reality)- Amazing stuff and it is free when you purchase a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge! I’ll talk about the VR a bit later but really it is a great freebie!
3. Low Light Camera- As a person who likes to take photos wherever and whenever, S7’s camera is the best phone camera in the market when it comes to low light scenes.

Soooo.. I waited quite a while to get my hands on my new phone just because there was some mishaps in our pre-order. It didn’t come with the VR! They said we will still have it but need to do some mailing and we need to wait for weeks! So we ordered online AGAIN and after waiting and waiting, managed to get it on March 23, 2016. 🙂

UNBOXING SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 EDGE
So my package came with the Phone, VR, a 64gb MicroSD and a portable charger from Costco. 🙂

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Galaxy S7 Edge Box

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Gold Platinum S7 Edge for me!

It came with a charger cable, a fast charger adapter, headphones & a USB to MicroUSB adapter..

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Some guides and the pin for the sim card & MicroSD slot..

Samsung Gear VR

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VR with 2 straps..

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