Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Display

    5.5 inches

    2560 x 1440

  • Storage

    32GB, 64GB

  • Battery size

    3,600 mAh

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

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

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.


  • 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.


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


  • 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.


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

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.


  • 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

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
MicroSD expansion 512GB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
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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