#PRODUCTWATCH: THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S7!
Dreams really do come true! I think when many of you think of Bloggers, you envision a Hipster tuckered away into the corner of a Starbucks sipping a grande in a venti cup – or better yet, an independent coffee shop – for hours on end. Unfortunately, that Blogger is not me as I am zipping from home with Billy through the City covering launches, spotting stars, attending screenings, at the racetrack visiting Princess, writing/editing reviews, drafting contests and posting news.
I actually enjoy the quiet time I get on the bus or the subway, allowing me time to my own thoughts on commutes, and more importantly, getting sh*t done!
One thing many don’t realize is that a vast majority of my blogging and Social Media are done through my Smartphone. Occasionally I need to do some formatting of posts through my Laptop, but my Brand very much has become dependent on my mobile device. I have always been a Samsung boy. Several Apple-favouring friends give me that judgmental stare when I gush about my phone, but I recognize there are Apple people in this World, and also Android people. Perhaps people are just threatened by what they don’t know? My last three phones in fact have been from the Galaxy series – the S4, the S5 and the S6. I love the large screen size, I love that they’ve improved the battery life, I love the free apps through the Google Play store, the camera is amazing and it’s simple to use.
Just having launched a couple weeks back, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge now are in stores and you can imagine my surprise coming home to find a fishbowl filled with gravel and aquarium plants. More importantly, a brand new S7 was plopped right onto the gravel. “Is this real life??”, I asked.
Accompanying the delivery was a card from Samsung Canada, daring me to immerse the gorgeous, unused device into a fish bowl of water as part of its commitment to the promise of being waterproof. Remember that viral video of that guy that queued for days to get an iPhone and then smashed it within minutes? That’s exactly how I felt. My smile turned to a worried frown. Always up for a challenge though, I’d fill the bowl in my sink, as I mustered the courage for what would come next.
In the phone went, sinking to the bottom of the bowl. Something in the back of my mind kept hoping the screen would start pixelating before fizzling-out just to prove my instincts right, but it never happened. The phone was functioning perfectly still after ten long minutes in the water. Apparently it can endure up to 30 minutes immersed. I’m guilty of having washed my phone before and this alleviates a lot of worry for me.
Watch my Snapchat Story about the Samsung Galaxy S7:
Let’s highlight some of the exciting features of the S7 in addition to water (and dust) resistance:
–KNOX Security solution protects you against hackers + malware
–Smart Switch allows you with the simple plug of a cable from your old Galaxy to the Galaxy S7, to transfer all your data and contacts in a breeze!
-Super-fast charge literally is as advertised. In fact as I wrote this post, the S7 gained 30% charge over a bowl of oatmeal and a coffee
-People were miffed about the S6 no longer having expandable memory, so once again the S7 has an SD memory card slot!
-powerful processor is perfect for gaming, i.e. STAR WARS: GALAXY OF HEROES!
–Dual Pixel Sensor and 12 MP camera enables clear pictures in the dark
-It looks gorgeous!!!
Learn more about the SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 + S7 EDGE here!
You deserve something this cutting-edge and perfect.
We recently helped ring-in the launch of the Galaxy S7 with Kygo! More about that here.
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong)