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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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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.

  • 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
  • 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

5.5 inches

Display size

1440 x 2560px

32GB, 64GB

Internal storage

12 MP

Rear camera

3,600 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Display Size
5.5 inches
Resolution
1440 x 2560px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
534 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
12MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.7
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
5MP
Front camera aperture size
f/1.7

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
150.9mm x 72.6mm x 7.7mm
Weight
157g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 9

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Exynos 8890
RAM
4GB
Operating system
Android 6
Internal storage
32GB, 64GB
External storage support
Up to 512GB
Battery capacity
3,600mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP68
Wireless charging
Qi
Launch price (RRP)$1,249
Launch date2016-03
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

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

  • Price: ~$500 to $600
  • Where to buy: eBay

Specifications

Display

Display Size
5.5 inches
Resolution
1440 x 2560px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
534 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
12MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.7
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
5MP
Front camera aperture size
f/1.7

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
150.9mm x 72.6mm x 7.7mm
Weight
157g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 9

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Exynos 8890
RAM
4GB
Operating system
Android 6
Internal storage
32GB, 64GB
External storage support
Up to 512GB
Battery capacity
3,600mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP68
Wireless charging
Qi

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