Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review: Same but better

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is the edgier among the two new flagships from the South Korean company. This year’s range has essentially been used by the firm to address what little complaints people had with the S6 models. That’s evident from the fact that the design and other basics have been kept the same, with just some nifty little additions having been blended into the devices. For one, we now have a microSD card slot which is something that Samsung fans unanimously shouted for when the S6 models ditched it. Waterproofing is no longer the sole property of the company’s Active variants, as this feature too has jumped into the S7 range. And there’s a larger battery than on last year’s model, which is always a plus. If you’re on the edge – please excuse the pun – on whether to buy the Galaxy S7 Edge or not, read further to know exactly what it brings to the table. Or you can even skip to the video review which has been posted right below.

– Display: 5.5-inch dual edge AMOLED, QHD 1440 x 2560 pixels
– OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
– CPU: Octa core Exynos 8890 (4 x 2.3GHz custom cores + 4 x 1.6GHz Cortex-A53 cores)
– GPU: Mali-T880 MP12
– Memory: 4GB RAM, 32GB storage (expandable up to 200GB)
– Battery: 3600mAh
– Camera: 12MP rear, 5MP front
– Dimensions: 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm
– Weight: 157gms
– Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC, A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.2, microUSB v2.0


Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Design

The move from plastic to glass and metal worked brilliantly for Samsung last year, and it would have been foolish to change that design approach this year. The company has increased the display size of the Edge variant to 5.5 inches, but it’s just a 0.4-inch increment which shouldn’t bother fans. This effectively means we won’t be seeing an Edge+ model coming out in 2016, with the September slot only having being reserved for the next-gen Note phablet. Anyway, the bezels of the Gorilla Glass 4-protected Super AMOLED display on the Galaxy S7 Edge are almost invisible due to the curved nature of this panel. Although slightly, this increases the display’s ability to immerse you deeper into the visuals.

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