That's incredibly true. Your Samsung Galaxy S7 is slightly faster than the most powerful computer I have ever tested in my life. Do you utilize all the smartphone's resources or is it one of those technologies where you only expect to use it to its full computing potential as the years go by and more and more is asked from whatever device one sports?
Actually, I got this Galaxy S7 free from a friend who had received it as a temporary replacement during the "Burning Note 7" period. When they finally decided that the folks who had Note 7s were going to be given S7 Edge models after the 2nd generation of Note 7 batteries also burst into flames unannounced, they told my friend at exchange time, "Oh, we've already written those off and are not expecting them to be returned. Keep it and do what you want with it."
I would never have actually purchased a Galaxy S7, either when it was new or even now when it still retails for about $500 new. The most expensive smartphone I ever bought was an LG Optimus V, when they'd been out for a while, for a bit over $125. My follow-up to that was an LG Tribute that cost $40 and was, of course, a much more powerful phone (for a far lower price). I couldn't justify a high-end smartphone's expense when they are the "new, shiny" model for love nor money.
I lucked out in having generous friends who are of the "Ooooooooh, Shiny" Syndrome class when it comes to new technology who got burned (not literally, though) by getting 2 Note 7s almost the moment they hit the market. Their loss, and Samsung's, was my gain.
I doubt I'll ever "max out" the processing power of an S7 and will probably have this thing for a very, very long time as a result.
Edited by hamluis, 17 July 2017 - 03:04 PM.
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