Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge – Firmware Update – The Changes / Camera Improvements – Details

Two nights ago my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge received a firmware update. This has been stated as the March security update and some bug fixes. Well I had been playing with the S7 Edge all day yesterday and noticed the following changes and improvements.

– March Security update applied

– Camera Failed Bug – This appears to have gone. Re-activating Smart Stay in the display option of the settings app does not cause the camera to fail.

– Camera Post Processing – Samsung is still applying sharpening but it has been reduced. See below.

Hill climbing by Tiggy #Dartmoor

– RAW Shots- Following the changes above, I wondered if RAW photos had been improved. Shot below is a RAW shot that I post processed afterwards of a game controller knob.

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And below is the original JPG in auto.

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– Bluetooth Audio – The S7 Edge has a Hi-Res Bluetooth Codec called UHQ. This has been improved to prevent minor drop outs whilst using this Hi-Res format.

– Misc bug fixes and improved screen sensitivity

So have you found any other improvements or fixes.

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8 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge – Firmware Update – The Changes / Camera Improvements – Details

  1. Was hoping for it to fix the widespread issue where it’s dropping the network connection entirely. This is completely random and frustrating as f*ck. Otherwise I’m super happy and really admire what you are doing on this blog. I’m always happy to see your new content here or on XDA.

    Cheers!

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  2. Hmm if you say so, that sharpening has been reduced.

    Have learnt to be tolerant with these shots in the moors because they are very difficult to render for a phone camera. Bushes and long grass everywhere stretching into the horizon.

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      1. The artificial i think is to do with overexposure, likely with ever increasing apertures.

        Could see that on Tiggy after she took a dip. Tiggy & Fury will trip up any light meter 🙂

        You could fix it by dropping half a stop but you’re doing everything with auto.

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