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Samsung Galaxy S7: Wait, Nougat Makes It Worse?

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People with the Samsung Galaxy S7 have been waiting for the arrival of Android 7.0 Nougat for the handset as they thought it would make improvements to the handset. However this isn’t always the case, so has the update helped or has it made the device worse?

Tests have been performed on the Samsung Galaxy S7 with Android 7.0 Nougat running on it and this was the international version of the handset with the Exynos 8890 processor.

When running on Android 7.0 Nougat the Samsung Galaxy S7 showed a big drop in WiFi browsing, around 3 hours. It was also not spectacular when playing a video back as the drop in endurance was 5 hours. When originally tested the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge offered twenty plus hours when looping video.

The call endurance on 3G came out slightly better as this was improved by around one hour and 45 minutes when running on Android 7.0 Nougat. The talk time however is 92 hours and this is down 6 hours from the test on Marshmallow.

The lower resolution display was also tested with Android 7.0 Nougat to find out if it affected the battery life. It was tested with the 1440p setting and then with the 720p setting. It wasn’t found to have any change in testing when it came to the battery life.

So there you have it, while an update usually helps to bring about the best from a handset, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the update to Android 7.0 Nougat, this hasn’t been the case.

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