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Our favorites: The top 3 New and Useful Features of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

By M. Georgevich

This update on the Samsung Galaxy S7 comes straight from the Samsung newsroom. As expected, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge provide a suite of new features that should make the devices more convenient to use. What follows here in our opinion are the top 3 most useful new features in the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in order of importance.

Display Scaling

One of the new customizable settings is the DPI (Dots Per Inch) option. This allows users to choose between the default standard or a condensed display. Condensing the display shrinks controls, icons, and texts, but allows the visibility of more content on the screen at one time, making for easier multi-tasking

Customizable App Shortcuts on Lock Screen

To further maximize easy use, two apps can be saved in the lower corners to be accessed from the lock screen on both the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Whichever apps you favor the most, whether they are built-in apps like the camera, the dial pad, photo gallery, or even third-party apps including Facebook and Instagram, the newly launched Galaxy models can now accommodate you with fast access.

Multiple Lock Screen Images

Do you remember the days when you had to pick only one photo for your lock screen? Another feature making its debut is a clean looking lock screen, free of a time and date display and other information that can occlude the view of a nice lock screen wallpaper display. Samsung owners will now be able to select multiple images from their gallery to vary the look of the lock screen each time it appears. This new feature allows up to 30 different chosen images to be displayed as alternating lock screen wallpaper. Each time your phone is locked, the lock screen changes to one of the previously saved photos.

Long pressing the display while the lock screen is on makes the time and other information on the display disappear leaving only the wallpaper image–thus allowing your lock screen image to be displayed without interference from any other on-screen information. To make these things visible, one simply presses down on the screen until they appear. Another long press hides them again, leaving you with only your background photo.

In our opinion, the latest versions of Samsung phones come loaded with features reminiscent of an old DVD remote control. There are plenty of buttons to press but odds are you will only ever use 3 or 4 of them regularly. The question then becomes how many will you actually use?

Whether you have chosen a Galaxy 7 for the upgraded hardware functions or the software features reviewed above, one thing is certain: if you are using your phone while driving, for safety and utility it should be secured in the best mounting system available. The Maxx Mount adjustable grip mounting system is the most innovative and sturdiest available. We believe as many have observed that it is simply the best mobile mount on the market. Our large smartphone size (AM-LSP) firmly holds both of the new galaxy 7 phones either with or without a case.