A new phone!

The Galaxy S7 I ordered came sooner than I expected. Inside a large shipping box was a considerably smaller and fancier box with the phone.

Samsung Galaxy S7 box
Samsung Galaxy S7 box
Samsung Galaxy S7 box
Samsung Galaxy S7 box

Comes with a few accessories including earbuds and a OTG adapter.

Galaxy S7 accessories
Galaxy S7 accessories: Wall wart, USB cord, USB OTG adapter and earbuds

The SIM card tray also holds a MicroSD card for extra storage, which is nice.  Going to have to get another MicroSD card now.

Galaxy S7 SIM/SD card holder and extraction tool
Galaxy S7 SIM/SD card holder and extraction tool

Size wise, the screen is about the same as the Nexus 5, but the phone is physically longer than the Nexus 5.  Seems to be about the same thickness.

Galaxy S7 vs Nexus 5
Galaxy S7 vs Nexus 5
Galaxy S7 vs Nexus 5
Galaxy S7 vs Nexus 5

Going to have to get used to flipping the USB cord over when I’m plugging it into the phone.

Setting up the phone is pretty easy, as with most Android devices these days.  Four OTA updates were downloaded including one that brought the phone up to Android 8 (Oreo)/Samsung 9.0 (the phone shipped with Android 7/Nougat).

The phone naturally comes with a fair bit of bloatware including Facebook, Instagram, and Whats App, in addition to all the other Samsung apps.  Out of the 32 GB of memory on the phone, 21.2 GB is available for apps and storage.

Seems to be a pretty nice phone so far.  Time to get all my apps reinstalled.

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