Mini review video: Our verdict on the Galaxy S7 in about a minute

Samsung's latest flagship earned a high score of 90 out of 100.

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    Didn't have time to get through our 4,000-plus word review of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge? No problem. Here's what you need to know: We like them. A lot. The S7 in particular feels like a refined version of the already-great S6, with an easier-to-hold design, improved camera, waterproof build, more powerful innards and the return of a microSD slot (back by popular demand). There's not much we would change, though a bigger jump in battery life next time around would be nice. That's the gist, as you'll see in our mini review-video above, and hey, if you need some weekend reading, you know where to find our review.

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    from $420.48
    90
    Pros
    • Improved style and ergonomics
    • Top-tier performance
    • Beautiful screen
    • It's (mostly) waterproof!
    Cons
    • Camera can be a mixed bag
    • Slightly underwhelming battery
    • SIM/microSD tray is flimsy

    Summary

    Another year, another Galaxy S. While the new S7 isn't as dramatic a departure for Samsung as the S6 was, it benefits immensely from a year's worth of refinement. It's more powerful, not to mention even more beautiful than the S6, but Samsung hasn't attained perfection just yet. That said, the company has come pretty damned close: A more consistent camera and more modest power consumption would have made this great phone one for the history books.

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