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.

5.5 inches

Display size

1440 x 2560px

32GB, 64GB

Internal storage

12 MP

Rear camera

3,600 mAh

Battery size

Finder rated as Average vs similar phones

Details

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.5 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2560
Pixels per inch (PPI) 534
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
Dimensions 150.9mm x 72.6mm x 7.7mm
Weight 157g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 9
Processor Exynos 8890
RAM 4
Operating system Android 6
Internal storage

32GB

64GB

External storage support Up to 512GB
Battery capacity 3,600mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance IP68
Wireless charging Qi
Launch price (RRP)$1,249
Launch date2016-03
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

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


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.

Promoted

  • You can find the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge at online retailers like Catch and Kogan for around $500 to $600.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge specs

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.5 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2560
Pixels per inch (PPI) 534
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
Dimensions 150.9mm x 72.6mm x 7.7mm
Weight 157g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 9
Processor Exynos 8890
RAM 4
Operating system Android 6
Internal storage

32GB

64GB

External storage support Up to 512GB
Battery capacity 3,600mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance IP68
Wireless charging Qi

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