I am a twenty something female living in the UK. I have never been to a music festival before. I certainly dressed as if I was on my way but I have never actually attended one until last week. Three UK and Samsung were kind enough to invite me to tag along to House Festival and see the likes of Kylie Minogue, Tinie Tempah, Jess Glynne, John Newman et al. There was a catch: Leave your SLR at home Edita, you’ll be snapping away using the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone, they told me. Mortified, I said no. I am bringing my SLR. Okay, they said. But about that in a little bit.
House Festival was fantastic. It was everything I expected and more: The music, the rides, the food and the festival makeovers were such feel-good activities that even now I smile to myself as I type this. You know how it is with festivals, insert surfer-dude voice: You had to be there, man!
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
I was pretty adamant about the option of having the SLR with me. On the day itself I decided to play by the rules of my host, and I ventured out with the smartphone only, thinking – what’s the worst that could happen? The photos turn out to be bad and I don’t report on the event and just tweet about my disappointment? I could live with that. Thankfully, with the S7 Edge, there actually was no risk. The camera on this phone is something else, people. It is divine. It has in-built Photoshop-like functionalities so that the colours of your photos are automatically more vivid, more vibrant and just full of life. It also comes with camera modes, for instance beauty mode – airbrushed skin at your service – or foodie mode – why not take pics of your meals that leave you salivating time and time again? To quote a meme: Not sure… If Samsung or Pavlov’s experiment… But it works.
The phone itself is any Android lover’s best friend. It’s big, it’s cheerful and it’s a little bit geeky. You can spend absolute days customising your settings and apps. It’s really easy to get hooked on all of its functionalities. The operating system is a bit less straight-forward than the iOS but that’s exactly what Android fans love about it. You can make it totally you as opposed to the sentiment that Apple allows you to only be the Apple version of you. Tech lovers out there, are you with me?
I am not a tech guru, nor am I a tech brand snob. I loved using the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and I recommend it to anyone who is looking for an awesome smartphone with a fantastic camera. However, if you are into all things Apple, this device might seem too rough around the edges for you at first. Be prepared to play around and get used to the Android operating system and you’ll be snapping selfies in beauty mode in no time.
Zaful approached me some time ago for a collaboration. I loved the boho vibes of the brand’s premium line and I got hooked on some of the dresses, this being one of them. Easy breezy, casually glam and comfortable to wear, in my heart this number will forever be known as the House Festival dress.