Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Quick Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is one of the most impressive smartphones Samsung has made, cementing the brand at the top of the Android ecosystem.

The good

  • Strong premium design
  • Standout performance
  • Apps and Tasks Edge make sense
  • Fast and responsive camera
  • Always on Display is quirky but cool
  • Astonishing battery life

The bad

  • Edge is cute but not vital
  • The dual SIM/storage dilemma
  • Needs more water cooling
  • Sealed battery
  • Game Launcher doesn’t work quite as well

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge at a glance
When did the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge come out? Samsung launched the Galaxy S7 Edge on 11 March 2016
What’s new about the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge? Curved screen, expandable storage, waterproof design.
How much does the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge cost? You can find the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge currently selling for between $500 and $600.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is an impressive piece of tech, but do you get a premium device for your money?

Where the Samsung Galaxy S7 is intended to be the mainstream but premium device in Samsung’s Galaxy S range, the S7 Edge tweaks it just that little bit further with a larger display, curved edges and an increase in battery capacity. For those improvements Samsung commands an absolute premium outright price, although it’s also perfectly feasible to pick the Galaxy S7 Edge up on contract as well.


Design

  • The curved design is comfortable and better offers more functionality than previous Edge handsets.
  • Edge-specific applications still don't live up to their potential.
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Camera

  • Despite a lower megapixel count than its predecessor, the Galaxy S7 Edge delivers superior camera performance, especially in low-light scenes.
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Performance

  • Powerful enough to handle pretty much anything you can throw at it.
  • Gaming performance is particularly impressive.

Battery life

  • Packs plenty of stamina to get you through the day.
  • Significantly outlasts other premium handsets like the iPhone 6S Plus and Google Nexus 6P.

Verdict

  • Smart refinements make the Galaxy S7 Edge a worthy successor to the S6 Edge/Edge Plus.
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Pricing and availability

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Gotta love those curves

Between its sleek curved design, its powerhouse processor and its incredible battery life, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has a whole lot to offer.

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  • You can find the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge at online retailers like Catch and Kogan for around $500 to $600.
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OS Android 6
Display size (inches) 5.5
Display resolution (pixels) 2560 x 1440
Pixels per inch (PPI) 534
Processor Exynos 8890
Height (mm) 150.9
Width (mm) 72.6
Depth (mm) 7.7
Weight (g) 157
Battery size (mAh) 3,600
Wireless charging Qi
Internal storage 32GB
64GB
MicroSD expansion 512GB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 4
Water resistance IP68
Rear camera (1) resolution 12
Rear camera (1) aperture f/1.7
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 5
Front camera (1) aperture f/1.7
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 9
NFC support Yes
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Updated February 16th, 2019
Name Product Display size Display resolution Internal storage Battery size More info
6.4
2960 x 1440
128GB
512GB
4,000
5.6
2220 x 1080
32GB
3,000
6.2
2960 x 1440
64GB
256GB
3,500
5.8
2960 x 1440
64GB
256GB
3,000
5
960 x 540
16GB
2,600
6.3
2960 x 1440
64GB
3,300
5.2
1280 × 720
32GB
3,000
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB
3,600
5.8
2960 x 1440
64GB
3,000
6.2
2960 x 1440
64GB
3,500
5.2
1920 x 1080
32GB
3,000
5.7
1920 x 1080
32GB
3,600
5.1
2560 x 1440
32GB
64GB
3,000
5.5
2560 x 1440
32GB
64GB
3,600
5
1280 x 720
8GB
2,600
4.5
800 x 480
8GB
2,050

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Alex Kidman

Alex Kidman is a multi-award-winning consumer technology journalist and the Tech & Telco Editor at finder.com.au. He's been writing about consumer technology topics for more than two decades, and enjoys breaking down complex topics into their component parts. He has written for just about every major Australian technology publication, and is a former editor of Gizmodo Australia, PC Mag Australia, and CNET.com.au.

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