Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F International Version

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I am an Electrical Engineering graduate student and a former Engineer at Intel Corporation

How to get AT&T LTE to work on Galaxy S7 International version SM-G930F?

Here's how I got LTE to work on this phone on AT&T after having to get a brand new AT&T nano-SIM. My previous phone was an official AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4, which used a micro-SIM. Inserted my new nano-SIM intoto an official AT&T iPhone. This somehow got the SIM "registered" with the AT&T network. I also ensured that I got LTE on the AT&T iPhone with my new AT&T nano-SIM. Then I put the SIM back in my SM-G930F and bingo! AT&T LTE started working just like that! This was the first time I put a brand new AT&T SIM in an unlocked device. Previously, the AT&T SIM was already used in an official AT&T device before putting into unlocked devices

The logo should say "LTE" on it. This equates to AT&Ts "4G LTE" logo. The equivalent of AT&T "4G" is "H+" on the International Version. When I make calls with my phone the network drops to "H+" and with my AT&T official Galaxy S4, the logo changed from 4G LTE to 4G while making calls. The reason is that AT&T VoLTE (Voice over LTE) is not supported by the Galaxy S7 SM-G930F. Samsung Pay doesn't work on SM-G930F either.

AT&T LTE band 17 and band 2 are the most common LTE bands that show up on my phone. I have this information via the free LTE Discovery app. I can't remember seeing any other AT&T LTE bands.

I have it in a Caseology case. They make some good cases! Envoy Series- Classic Rich Texture Leather- Leather Cherry Oak- Luxury Slim. Model number CO-GS7-ENV-CH. I dropped the phone a few times when I was in Europe and the phone survived with no scratches.

Caseology Samsung Galaxy S7 case; Envoy Series- Classic Rich Texture Leather- Leather Cherry Oak- Luxury Slim. Model number CO-GS7-ENV-CH Caseology Samsung Galaxy S7 case; Envoy Series- Classic Rich Texture Leather- Leather Cherry Oak- Luxury Slim. Model number CO-GS7-ENV-CH

Here's a speedtest.net result on AT&T in Portland Area:

SM-G930F speedtest result AT&T Portland, OR

Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F software details

March 7, 2017: SM-G930F received OTA update to Android 7.0 Nougat!

Based on the fact that the engravings on my phone are in Spanish as well as the AP, CP and CSC combinations of the phone, I am fairly certain my phone is intended for Latin America. This information can be obatained by dialing *#1234#. Chile region code is CHO, Panama region code is TPA etc

March 17, 2017 Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F
Android Version 7.0
Baseband Version/CP/MODEM G930FXXU1DQB1
Kernel Version 3.18.14-10422490 dpi@SWDD3013 #1
Build Number & PDA/AP NRD90M.G930FXXU1DQB7
KNOX Version 2.7.1
CSC G930FUUB1DQB7

December 26, 2016 Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F
Android Version 6.0.1
Baseband Version/CP/MODEM G930FXXU1BPJJ
Kernel Version 3.18.14-9689434 dpi@SWHD7406 #1
Build Number & PDA/AP MMB29K.G930FXXU1BPLB
KNOX Version 2.6
CSC G930FUUB1BPL4

November 28, 2016 Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F
Android Version 6.0.1
Baseband Version/CP/MODEM G930FXXU1BPJG
Kernel Version 3.18.14-9519568 dpi@SWDD6621 #1
Build Number & PDA/AP MMB29K.G930FXXU1BPK3
KNOX Version KNOX 2.6

November 25, 2016 Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F
Android Version 6.0.1
Baseband Version/CP/MODEM G930FXXU1BPHJ
Kernel Version 3.18.14-8888212 dpi@SWDD6801 #1
Build Number & PDA/AP MMB29K.G930FXXS1BPJB
KNOX Version KNOX 2.6

Very eagerly waiting for the Android Nougat update for this phone. That should arrive before the rollout of Nougat by American carriers such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint.

Samsung Galaxy S7 is NOT recalled! Samsung has not issued any safety related advisories for Galaxy S7 as of November 25, 2016!

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is a more rugged version of the Galaxy S7 that is exclusive to AT&T in the United States.


Is the battery removable on the Samsung Galaxy S7?

No, the battery on the Samsung Galaxy S7 is NOT removable.

What is the battery life of a Samsung Galaxy S7

The Samsung Galaxy S7 battery is 3,000 mAh and will last for a typical full working day of 8 hours easily. Of course the usage will also affect battery life.

Is Galaxy S7 the latest smartphone from Samsung?

Due to the safety recall and discountinuation of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are the latest and most powerful smartphones from Samsung that are in the market.

How good is the Samsung Galaxy S7 Camera?

The Camera of the Samsung Galaxy S7 is one of the best in the market. The Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and the Google Pixel also have highly praised cameras

What is the storage capacity of the Samsung Galaxy S7?

The advertised internal storage capacity of the Samsung Galaxy S7 is 32GB (Gigabytes)

Does the Samsung Galaxy S7 support external microSD card?

The Samsung Galaxy S7 supports external microSDXC cards upto 256GB (Gigabytes)

What type of SIM card does the Samsung Galaxy S7 use?

The Samsung Galaxy S7 uses a nano-SIM card

Does the Samsung Galaxy S7 have a headphone jack?

Yes, the Samsung Galaxy S7 has a headphone jack.

Is the Samsung Galaxy S7 Water Resistant?

Yes, the Samsung Galaxy S7 has an IP68 rating which means it is water and dust resistant up to the limits set by the IP68 specification. Consult Samsung website for official pressure and time limits for water immersion.


Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F Gallery. Photos taken by iPhone 7

As you can see, the phone is very shiny and reflective. Almost impossible to take photos of.

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Why would you want to buy the Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F instead of SM-G930A or other carrier specific models?

If you are in the United States, you should get the SM-G930UZKAXAA model. This is the official Unlocked model for the United States from Samsung. This phone supports Samsung Pay, unlike the SM-G930F. It should also have LTE-Advanced, Carrier Aggregation and VoLTE capability with U.S. carriers such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint. Since it is not a carrier locked vesion, it comes with no bloatware.

SM-G930UZKAXAA Black Onyx is available from Samsung United States website for Black Friday for $549.99 and it also inludes the GearVR and a wireless charger! This is a fantastic deal! This is valid only until November 26, 2016

The main reason I got the international version in early June 2016 was because I wanted a phone with a great camera when I traveled through Europe for 7 weeks. I also wanted an unlocked smartphone so that I can use when I was in Europe. The S7 international version (SM-G930F) checked both boxes. My first stop was Amsterdam and I went to the Vodafone retail shop there and got a Vodafone prepaid SIM for €15 for 30 days. The plan was called Vodafone You XL. It included data roaming in almost all European countries which included all the ones I was going to. Everything started working flawlessly right away! Total data was 2GB in the Netherlands and 1GB outside of the Netherlands.

The particular device that I own is manufactured in Vietnam. The following text appears on the back of the phone: DISEÑADO Y DESARROLLADO POR SAMSUNG FABRICADO EN VIETNAM

CPU-Z Samsung Exynos Octa 8890 Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F CPU-Z details of Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F CPU-Z details of Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F

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Impact of the Galaxy Note 7 production discontinuation on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

As you all probably have heard, Samsung has discontinued production of the Galaxy Note 7 because of the unexplainable and apparently unfixable fires related to the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones. This has major implications on the smartphone market as a whole. For Samsung, what this means is the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are the flagship models until the next Galaxy S series debuts next year. What this also means is Samsung has to make sure the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge customers are kept happy. In my opinion, one way Samsung can do this is by ensuring that the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge receive software updates often, specifically Android Nougat. Also, to get new customers more incentive to go with the S7 or S7 Edge, the Android update needs to happen quickly. The holiday season is fast approaching and if the best smartphone Samsung has to offer is lagging months behind when it comes to Android version. I hope the impact to personnel is minimal and Samsung rather re-allocates resources to keep S7 and S7 Edge software up-to-date. This will be one way to regain the trust of Samsung loyalists and credibility in the premium Android smartphone market. The latest update my SM-G930F has is G930FXXU1BPHJ. I would expect the first Samsung Galaxy S7 model to get the Android Nougat update would be the SM-G930F or the Edge variant as those are handled directly by Samsung. The major American mobile carriers such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile & Sprint also have an obligation to update their respective models with the Nougat update as soon as possible because their holiday season offering plans were completely upended by the discontinuaution. The impact won't be as severe as it would be on Samsung obviously.


Comparison of Galaxy S7 AT&T model SM-G930A and Global model SM-G930F

Here is a table of differences. This data is compiled from multiple sources such as gsmarena.com and frequencycheck.com. This table also has information publically provided as part of the specifications of Exynos 8890 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. Thank you to the people who worked on getting the information. Device functionality differences are in bold

SM-G930A AT&T Galaxy S7 SM-G930F Galaxy S7 International model
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa
Modem Max capability Qualcomm X12 LTE Category 12 downlink and Category 13 uplink modem Samsung LTE Category 12 downlink and LTE Category 13 uplink modem
Modem Actual Implementation LTE Cat9 450 Mbps Uplink and 50 Mbps downlink LTE Cat9 450 Mbps Uplink and 50 Mbps downlink
Carrier lock status Locked to AT&T; Can be unlocked via AT&T Unlocked and usable with any GSM carier
CDMA compatible? Yes, but needs to be carrier unlocked via AT&T No
LTE Advanced Yes on AT&T; questionable on other carriers Yes, but depends on carrier support
Carrier Agregation Yes on AT&T; questionable on other carriers Yes, but depends on carier support
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes on AT&T; questionable on other carriers Yes, but depends on carier support
Samsung Pay Yes No
LTE Band 1 Yes Yes
LTE Band 2 Yes Yes
LTE Band 3 Yes Yes
LTE Band 4 Yes Yes
LTE Band 5 Yes Yes
LTE Band 7 Yes Yes
LTE Band 8 Yes Yes
LTE Band 12 Yes Yes
LTE Band 13 No Yes
LTE Band 17 Yes Yes
LTE Band 18 No Yes
LTE Band 19 No Yes
LTE Band 20 Yes Yes
LTE Band 25 Yes Yes
LTE Band 26 Yes Yes
LTE Band 28 Yes Yes
LTE Band 29 Yes No
LTE Band 30 Yes No
LTE Band 38 Yes Yes
LTE Band 39 Yes Yes
LTE Band 40 Yes Yes
LTE Band 41 Yes Yes


4K Videos I shot with my SM-G930F (Embedded YouTube videos)

Docking into Marseille, France Vieux Port 4K video using Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F

Folkeparken Tromsø, Norway Arctic Water 4K video using Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F

Prague, Czech Republic Old Town from up above 4K video using Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F

Prague, Czech Republic old town from up above 4K video using Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F

Gdansk, Poland aerial view 4K video using Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F

Vrångö island Sweden 4K video using Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F

Prague St. Vitus Cathedral 4K video using Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F

Lake Geneva coast near Vevey 4K video using Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F

Stockholm pride 2016 4K video using Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F

Museumplein Amsterdam 4K video using Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F

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Fall; taken in Lakewood, WA with Galaxy S7; Google auto effects Fall; taken in Lakewood, WA with Galaxy S7, original
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Samsung Galaxy S7 photogallery from my summer 2016 trip through Europe. Click to launch Flickr album.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Europe 2016