The latest Galaxy S7 has one of the best cameras currently available in the market. The smartphone’s camera is also among the very few, that are capable of capturing slow-motion video. The flagship device can capture a video at 240 frames per second and the Galaxy S7 Edge variant is also capable of doing the same. S7 Edge is the larger, more stylish sibling of the S7. Other smartphones, that can capture slow motion videos include the Google Nexus 6P, and the latest Apple iPhone 6 and 6S.
The slow motion video capture feature is quite admired by the cinematographers but there seems to be an issue with the Samsung S7. The issue is that the Galaxy S7 slow motion videos are prone to stuttering. There have been numerous complaints by the Galaxy S7 owners. They have claimed that, while recording the slow motion 240 fps video, the video starts stuttering suddenly.
A lot of complaints about the stuttering have been reported, by the users and most of the devices that are facing this problem, are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. The Galaxy S7 is powered by Snapdragon only in the United States. The majority of Asian, and European Galaxy S7 units contain the Exynos 8890 chipset.
On the other hand, Exynos processor seems to be performing much better, similarly, the owners of Galaxy S7 Edge, have not complained of any stuttering problems which suggests that the slow motion video feature of the S7 Edge is smooth and free of such issues.
Samsung has yet to respond officially to the complaints about the slow motion video. The company is probably investigating the issue. Hopefully, Samsung will soon release an update that will fix the issue, and patch things up. Sadly, there is no temporary fix currently available, so there is nothing users can do to solve the problem themselves except waiting.
Although it is recommended for people who are capturing videos in their external storage, that they use a high quality, fast, and reliable microSD card. Users should make sure, that their cards are able to efficiently handle large data streams, generated by high resolution 240 fps video.
Below is a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge slow motion video sample. In this video you can clearly experience the stuttering issue at the end.