Verified Clean ESN for use on the Verizon network (No SIM card included)
Compatible with a microSD card so you can expand memory up to 200GB
2.15GHz, 1.6GHz, Quad-Core Processor
A Certified Refurbished product has been tested and certified to work and look like new, with minimal to no signs of wear, by a manufacturer or specialized third-party seller approved by Amazon. All products are backed by a minimum 90-day warranty
The Samsung Galaxy S7 embodies the best of form and function – packing incredible performance into a beautifully sleek frame and Lightning-fast 64 bit, Octa-core processor.
|Product Dimensions||2.7 x 0.3 x 5.6 inches|
|Item Weight||5.4 ounces|
|Shipping Weight||10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)|
|Item model number||G930V|
|Batteries||1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.|
329 customer reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars
March 5, 2018
I started looking at alternatives, and it came down to the HTC 10 or a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S7. After much searching and reading reviews, I settled on the S7. There were several vendors offering them, and I went with DealFisher because they had the “fulfillment by Amazon Warehouse” label. Amazon is pretty picky, so I figured they’d be held to a higher standard than these other 3rd party vendors. I paid an extra $8 for next-day shipping.
Package arrived on time, in a generic box with an aftermarket charger and USB cable. The phone itself was in excellent condition for a refurbished model. There are 3 small, very light scratches on the otherwise flawless glass on the front. I didn’t notice them when I first got the phone, so it could be a result of sitting in my pocket with my keys (screen protector is on the way). There are signs of wear on the plastic bezel around the camera lens, and whatever it is that covers the flash and IR sensor (I read it’s some kind of polyurethane coating and shows scratches easily but doesn’t effect the functionality) has several marks on it. Everything else on the phone looks brand new. I’m using a Supcase case for it and it fits perfectly.
As far as the phone itself, I really like it. Fast and smooth, camera is very good, low-light shots are the best I’ve ever seen on a phone. the screen quality is amazing. I like watching 4K videos on YouTube just so I can bask in the S7’s pixel density goodness! It’s eye-candy.
I like the size, it’s not too big and not too small. Bluetooth works well and pairs with my devices just fine. Audio sounds good and is plenty loud enough, in both earphones and speaker. One thing that irked me about the G4 was no native FLAC support. The S7 plays them just fine with no need for a 3rd party paid-for app like Poweramp. UPDATE: Does not play M4A audio files, so back to Poweramp.
My G4 had a pretty finicky battery that would rarely get me through the day. The S7 seems to be much better in this regard. Also, the G4’s lock screen would randomly come on all the time, and I don’t have that issue at all with the S7 (I disabled the Always On Display feature).
My G4 never received updates and it irked the crap out of me. I guess it had something to do with being a Verizon phone using a Straight Talk SIM card. One thing I had to do with the S7 was to get a new SIM card, since it uses a NanoSIM, not a MicroSIM. Surprisingly, upon connecting to the Verizon network it showed an update available and now I have Android 7.0 on my new S7.
Time will tell just how durable this refurbished model is. If anything goes wrong, I’ll update my review.
Bottom line: For just over $230, it’s a very nice deal for what is still a great phone that doesn’t seem dated to me at all. I like it.
January 28, 2018
Only cons so far: finding a screen protector that fits may be difficult, and the notification LED is smaller and dimmer than I am used to, making it hard to notice from a distance.
It took me two tries to get the proper phone, however. There are numerous third-party vendors all selling under this same product description, and I surmise there may be some tension as to what counts as a “refurbished” item. The product description seems to indicate minor defects are acceptable. Amazon’s definition seems to indicate it should be repaired, cleaned, and essentially remanufactured to original, like-new specs. Now, I have purchased refurbished on Amazon before with great results: A couple Samsung WiFi cams that were as good as new, and a DSLR, refurbished by Nikon USA itself, that was stunningly immaculate. Alas, the first phone I received did not meet that standard, and was more what I would consider used but decently well taken care of (light glass scratches, dirt/corrosion in speaker and microphone ports). It was also the wrong model, G930U instead of V, and had an ESN that Verizon could not recognize and activate. No SIM card for me! That last bit, of course, was the deal-breaker.
Luckily, I had selected an Amazon-fulfilled item, so return and refund was of course fast and painless. I repurchased from a different seller, also Amazon-fulfilled, and the only one who could deliver before the weekend. I then timely received a pristine S7 that truly exemplifies what I would call refurbished or remanufactured, and am most pleased. The short extra wait to get it totally right was well worth it.