Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro Preview || Software Review || #3 of 5

Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro Preview || Software Review || #3 of 5

This is a Third Video of Samsung Galaxy C7pro preview.

In Last Videos, we go through Samsung GalaxyC7 pro overview and its Design and Display.

Now we talk about the Software of SamsungGalaxy C7 pro.

Hey, Guys, this is Ankit From Tech FlixLet Get’s Started.

The Galaxy C7 Pro runs Samsung's TouchWizUI on top of Android 6.


1 Marshmallow.

Unfortunately, the Nougat update is nowherein sight and there is also no intimation on when the update will be available to users.

Starting with the launcher, we see the C7Pro stick to the home screen + app drawer layout, complete with the app drawer buttonin the corner that is obligatory for Samsung phones.

The leftmost home screen is still taken overby Flipboard Briefing but that can easily be disabled.

The C7 Pro comes with 5×5 layout by defaultfor the icons, which makes great use of the available screen space.

You can press and hold on the icons to geta small popup but instead of having some interesting app specific options such as on the Pixellauncher or 3D Touch on iOS, you just get the options to uninstall the app or to putit to sleep.

By default, all the icons have a square borderaround them, something Samsung picked up from the Chinese OEMs.

The good thing is this can be disabled andyou can just have the default icon shapes for every app if that's how you prefer them.

The app drawer still has the sliding panedesign unlike the vertical scrolling in the Pixel launcher.

You get folder support and by default, mostof the apps are grouped together in some folders.

The notification shade has also been improvedwith a row of toggles that does not slide horizontally as before and can be expandedby swiping down again.

You can rearrange these toggles or add orremove from them.

Being a dual SIM phone, you also get optionsto choose your default SIM for calling, texting and data but you can't change anything fromhere and tap any of these opens the Settings app.

Unfortunately, Samsung has buried the brightnessslider in the second level so you have to swipe down twice to adjust the brightnesswhereas previously you could just swipe once.

Additionally, Samsung continues to use a tinyClear all button that requires way too much precision on the user's part to touch it withouthitting the notification below which it appears.

The new UI also comes with a new Settingsapp, which has a simplified structure and the top level menu items list some of theoptions contained within to make things easy to find.

It's still quite convoluted, however, andyou'll often need to use the search function to find things in here.

Samsung has always been at the forefront whenit came to having features built into the UI.

However, that has changed in recent timesand they've dialed back on going too crazy with new features.

They are instead focusing on mostly the triedand tested (and most of all practical) features.

We'll try and sum these up:• Split-screen mode, which would normally require you to have Android Nougat• Blue light filter • Easy mode for a simplified interface• Always-on display (AOD) feature that shows the time and date along with your notificationswhen the screen is off • Customizable icons and themes• Single-handed mode, which can be enabled by triple tapping the home button• Game mode, which automatically combines all your games in a single folder and providesoptions like suppressing alerts during gameplay, locking the tough keys under the screen, lockingthe touch input on the screen, taking a screenshot of the gameplay or even recording the actionas a video.

• Locking apps on the device with your fingerprintor passcode.

• Quick launch of the camera, which letsyou start the camera by double pressing the home button.

• Smart capture, which shows additionaloptions for sharing, drawing, cropping and even taking a longer screenshot after youcapture one • Direct call that calls the number on screenby simply picking up the phone and putting it against your ear• Smart alert, which vibrates the phone when you grab the phone if you have pendingnotifications • Easy mute, which lets you silence thephone by keeping your palm on screen or turning the phone over.

• Unicode 9.

0 emoji set, which Google introducedin stock Android only with Android 7.

0 Nougat but is available here even though the C7 Proruns on Marshmallow.

• Finally, there is a background app monitorthat puts apps to sleep if you don't use them often.

Then there are some frivolous features, suchas swiping your palm on the screen to take a screenshot.

Or the Pop-up view gesture, which shrinksthe current app down to a small window so you can run it on top of other apps.

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