A powerful and attractive handset that deserves its status as one of the flagships of the star-studded Samsung range.
If you're after something of an all-rounder for your next phone, you can't and won't go wrong with the Samsung Galaxy S7. It's got the features that you'd expect from the South Korean manufacturing giant and the staying power of the hottest rival phones on the market, as well as an enduring design and Infinity Display.
The Gorilla Glass 4 on the front and back makes a refurbished Samsung S7 - which comes in a range of captivating colours - one of the sturdiest out there, all while maintaining the sleekness for which Samsung is known and admired.
Another belter of a flagship phone from Samsung makes for the kind of experience that's as pleasing to the sight as it is to the touch. A better battery, a crisper screen and a more sensitive sensor on the camera are the highlights, while the upgraded camera system really helps you to shine in low light.
The S7 picked up where the S6 left off in that it improved an already-excellent AMOLED display. It's 1440 x 2560-pixel resolution and 577ppi pixel density give you one of the sharpest screens on the market, while the new-and-improved auto-brightness settings make it even easier to stream your favourite show no matter the surroundings.
The pixel count might have dropped in the Samsung S7 refurb when compared to the 16MP in its predecessor, but it's for good reason: the camera sensor is the same size as in the S6, which means the fewer pixels are bigger and able to allow in more light.
The larger, more powerful 3000 mAh battery in the refurbished Galaxy S7 makes for an entire day's worth of working and playing on a full charge, even for the most ardent of Android users. It 'll charge like lightning and hold up so well it's frightening. Combined with a stellar camera and a proper processor, you won't be left running on fumes until bedtime.
On first glance, you might well think that the Galaxy S7 hasn't changed so much from the S6 – and you're more or less right. The design is broadly the same, but the home screen button is more integrated with the handset's body and the edges are curved to the contours of your palm to make for a rather lovely one-handed ‘gripping ' experience.
...of the gaming variety. The Samsung-made Exynos 8890 processor is supported by 4GB of RAM to make the S7 a beast of a phone when it comes to pocket-based computing. There's not much it can't do.
Samsung's sealing off of the internal compartments in the S7 means that you can go about your daily life together without fear of infiltration from water and dust. It can go up to 1.5m under for 30 minutes and remain in full working order; you just have to dry off the micro USB port and earphone jack before plugging in again.
Whatever you use the Samsung Galaxy S7 for, you 're in for a treat for all the senses. It's a solid and robust grafter of a phone that will stay with you from dawn until well after dusk. With the range of tweaks, twists and polishes that take it a step on from Samsung's previous flagships, you 'll find in it a new best friend.