Photography & Video Smartphones

Samsung Galaxy S7 front camera test (Video)

The Samsung S7 is the first Android smartphone I’ve used in a long time that actually makes me consider ditching my iPhone 6s Plus. It’s a great looking & feeling phone with plenty of features, but the most appealing thing here is the Samsung S7’s cameras.

Why the front camera matters to me

I tend to use my iPhone 6s Plus to record any video work I do for Let’s Talk Tech and my travel blog Fab Meets World (check it out!). And while its rear camera does a great job of taking crispy photos as well as recording 1080p and 4K footage, the front camera isn’t as impressive.

That’s why I’ve been so pleased with the Samsung Galaxy S7. It’s got a nice wide angle lens which is great for group photo and video selfies — without the need for an attachment lens or selfie stick! — and with features like “wide selfie” I just have to pan the phone sideways to capture an even wider shot.

Along with the wide angle, something else I value a lot is being able to shoot in a high resolution using the front camera — 2560 x 1440px to be exact. I can comfortably record using the S7’s display as my viewfinder and know that the footage will still be recorded at a high quality, whereas with my iPhone I’d be forced to use the rear camera for that kind of resolution.

Watch my Samsung Galaxy S7 front camera test

I strolled around my garden recording the video below to test out the Samsung Galaxy S7’s front camera. Check it out and let me know in the comments: how important is the front camera to you?

Thanks to Three UK for sending out the Samsung Galaxy S7!

By Fabio Virgi

I'm the guy behind Let's Talk Tech and a travel blog called Fab Meets World. Some people call me a geek, I think they're probably right. I'm fascinated by technology and innovation, love good design and own way too many gadgets for my own good. Want to connect? Get in touch on Twitter and Instagram.