Being one of those Android user who badly wanted their hands on last year's flagship device from Samsung, Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users but refrained owing to their drawbacks, we sure are in for one hell of a delight with Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were the sexiest smartphones ever launched by the brand but they both have had their drawbacks. It seems that Samsung has been paying close attention to customer feedback and done away with two major flaws in last year's flagship smartphone. The result is stunning Galaxy S7 Edge, which feels every bit the premium device that it is and is seer delight just to hold it in your hand. Here is a brief overview of the handset for those who are planning to buy it.
Fingerprint scanner: This is a given since most flagship devices are coming with a fingerprint scanner now a days. The front physical home button on Galaxy S7 Edge also doubles up as the fingerprint scanner and pretty accurate one at that. If you plan on using Google Pay in future and also have better security, this is a must have feature.
Premium metal body: Samsung Galaxy S6 was the first flagship from the brand that came with a premium glass and metal body. The same design has been carried on to the Galaxy S7 Edge as well and it feels premium at its best. If you are someone who is looking for a stylish handset for performance and elegance, this one is just the right fit.
Quad HD display: Samsung already has got Super AMOLED panel working in its favor with battery saving and superb color production. The display on the device just got a lot better with the Quad HD resolution, which bumps up the pixel density and results in a good viewing experience for its users.
Expandable Storage: This is a feature that went missing from last year's flagship device and a decision that got Samsung a lot of flak from its fans. However, now the brand has brought it back in the Galaxy S7 and we could not be happier. The Galaxy S7 Edge already comes with 32 GB of internal storage and supports microSD card up to 256 GB.
Always-On Display dual curved display: The always on display is Samsung's way of innovating the way we receive notifications as well as displaying information like clock, calendar and weather among other thing. Samsung claims that while the device display stays on, it only consume a per cent of battery every hour. The dual curved display also brings a host of features with it like instant access to favourite shortcuts, contacts and notifications without turning on the display.
Slight issue with fingerprint: The fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S7 edge is a plastic unit and is slightly raised from the surface. This causes accidental touches at times and also fails to recognise the fingerprint at times. The issue gets pretty irritating at times.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||March 18, 2016|
|Model||Galaxy S7 Edge|
|Color||Black, Gold, Silver|
Nano + Nano / MicroSD
|SIM Card||Dual Nano SIM|
Water resistant for up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1 meter, IP68
|Operating System||Android v6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|Phone Body||Case: Metal Back: Metal Side: Metal|
|Dimensions||150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||2.3 GHz Octa core 64 bit (2.3 GHz Quad + 1.6 GHz Quad) (M1 Mongoose)|
|Chipset||Samsung Exynos 8 Octa 8890|
|Display||Size||5.5 inches (13.97 cm)|
Scratch-resistant glass, Corning Gorilla Class 4
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels|
|Pixel Density||534 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||75.94 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Rear Camera Sensor||Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/1.7|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/1.7|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Optical image stabilization|
|Rear Auto Focus||
Phase Detection autofocus
2160p@60fps, 4k, Full HD, HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||3600 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Non Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||27 hr|
|Music Play Time||55 hr|
|3G||HSDPA 2100/1900/900/850, HSDPA 42.2 Mbps|
|4G||LTE Cat9 450 Mbps/LTE Cat9 450 Mbps|
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, M4A (Apple lossless), MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV|
|Video Format||3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MKV, MPEG4, WebM, WMV|
|Storage||Internal Storage||32 GB|
Up to 200 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, SIM Eject Tool, User Manual, Warranty Card|
This handset comes with 32 GB of inernal storage, of which around 24 GB of space is available to the user. The supported apps can be easily transferred to the SD card, if used.