John bought a Samsung Galaxy S7 to capture video and share it online. But when he records, he sees a lot of pixelation in it. Leo says it sounds like an odd compression issue. Leo advises trying different settings and using a different video camera app. He should also try a lower resolution or he should change the frame rate. If the issue persists, then it could be something called "macro-blocking" where a solid color like a sky ends up looking banded as a result of video compression. Cinema FV-5 could solve it also.
Samsung Galaxy S7
Roger has an old Samsung Galaxy S7, which is now unlocked and carrier free. How will he get updates now? Leo says that he should still get updates from it, but in many cases they come through WiFi and not over the air. So if he's attached to WiFi with it, he should get the update directly from Samsung. That's how Apple does it, but he'll need to talk to his existing carrier to find out.
Mike got a Samsung Galaxy S7 and he's concerned about the same battery issues happening to the S7 that happened to the Note 7. Leo says that's not a concern as it's a completely different design. We have no one to blame but ourselves since we're always demanding a thinner phone. Leo would rather have a thicker phone and better battery life.
Mike's Galaxy S7 has cracked twice. What case should he get? Leo says that it really doesn't matter if he's clumsy. Leo doesn't even use a case.
David's Samsung Galaxy S7 phone is having issues with wireless charging in his car. Leo says that the S7 supports Qi charging. Leo uses the Lilt. Leo wonders if it's a compatibility problem with the charger in his car. He can buy a third party one that supports Qi and plug it into his cigarette lighter, which would solve that issue.
Ron knows that the iPhone 7 is coming and he's ready to upgrade, but he needs more memory and hasn't been happy with how Apple handles images. Is there a better option out there? Leo says that since Ron still has the iPhone 4, the 6S Plus would be a huge improvement. Leo says in spite of that, Apple is still behind in design compared to Android, and he's worried about the new design which is believed to get rid of the headphone jack.
Ron wants to know if you can set Outlook to be the default email app on his Samsung Galaxy S7 phone. Leo says that there's a section in the phone's settings where he can choose default apps. It will depend on whether or not Samsung allows it, though. If it was a pure Android phone like the Nexus, then it's definitely possible. If he can't choose it in the default apps, he can always use Nova Launcher in the Google Play store. It'll let him set up his phone the way he wants.
Lane bought a Samsung Galaxy S7 for the video because it doesn't shut off after 4GB, it just starts a new video file. So he bought a pair of 125GB microSD cards to write to. Leo says it's the greatest phone ever with great video and it record almost indefinitely.
Gordon's Samsung Galaxy S5 is about 1 1/2 years old. The battery life is terrible now, and it's really sluggish. Leo says that at this point, a factory reset is the best bet in getting the phone back to its original configuration. Think of it as a spring cleaning.
Steven has an old Nokia phone that he's been using for awhile, but now Sprint is going to stop supporting it. He was looking at phones that have SD cards, but can he connect to an external drive via USB? Leo says not really. There are phones that can use SD cards up to 200GB, though.
Barbara is thinking about switching from the iPhone to the new Samsung Galaxy S7. Leo says that while the S7 comes with 32GB, she can put up to 200GB of additional storage in a miniSD drive. But it's not like it expands her memory for apps. That's only for storage. Leo prefers the S7 by a long shot, but the iPhone is great for the average user. Barbara already knows how to use it, and has apps in the ecosystem. So why change? She should just get an iPhone with more storage.