The update of Android 7.0 Nougat to the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is on the way and will arrive at the latest in April.
Less than a month ago, the Samsung Galaxy S7 has begun to upgrade to the latest version of Google’s operating system, Android 7 Nougat. The new operating system is catching on with the Korean company’s current flagship, but we have learned today that some international units may not receive the upgrade until next April.
Many terminals will have to wait for months to get this update, but the boys of GSMArena have already tested the battery of the terminal to review the battery life of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge to gives us an idea of how the new software will affect the battery of the terminal.
The tests have been carried out with the international model, with Exynos 8890 processor, and have taken three types of battery tests: Web browsing, video playback and voice calls.
These are the results of the tests:
For Web Browsing:
For Video Playback:
For Talk Time:
These results are not very encouraging, as it seems that the battery of the Galaxy S7 edge in web browsing has been significantly reduced, and so does when playing video. As a positive aspect, the battery usage of the phone to have conversations has improved.
Another of the tests sought to evaluate the effect that has lower the resolution of the screen in the autonomy. This functionality has come with Android 7 Nougat and one would expect greater battery life at lower resolution.
However, in the tests performed, the differences between setting a resolution of 1440p or 720p are minimal, within the margins of error of these tests.