Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review. Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity. For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not many people revisit the device to see how it feels a few months later, because everyone’s already focused on the next big deal coming down the pipe.
So let’s do something about that. Let’s see how we feel about devices when they’re not shiny and new anymore. This is After The Buzz.
2016 was already Samsung’s best year with the launch of the new Galaxy S line-up. The experimentation with metal and glass of the previous year matured into the an S7 duo that was finally able to delight both design purists, and power users alike. The Galaxy Note 7 was then supposed to compliment the lineup with even more power… but we already know how that ended up.. So for those of you that still think that grabbing a Galaxy S7 edge is taking a step back, it actually isn’t.
Watch our full episode of After The Buzz to learn more.