[highlight color=#336699 ]Introduction[/highlight]
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is a bit of an awkward phone for Samsung. Nothing in reference to it’s actual shape or wizzy personality, but more in reference to the legacy the S6 left behind. Basically what I’m saying is, The S7 has some pretty big shoes to fill. The S6 was class leading, with an innovative curved screen design that had even Apple looking over their shoulder (albeit not so much, they are still selling a ton of iPhones). We weren’t expecting a mega evolution like the S6 again this year. But is the S7 more deserving of a 6.5 name upgrade rather than a full round up to 7? Well that’s what we’ll find out.
Samsung has refined a winning formula, improved on weaknesses and brought back old features that had people doing seal impressions at Mobile World Congress. It was a safe bet that whatever Samsung does with the S7, we weren’t going to hate it, the S6 impressed so much that Samsung stuck close to what works. This is evident with how the S7 range looks identical to the S6. Luckily for Samsung everyone still loves that curved screen, they can get away with being not original this time. I’m the same, I can’t get over how premium the S7 is, ever since Samsung went for a different direction with the S6; the Korean manufacturer has massively upped their game. The S6 was the first Android device to truly compare against Apple’s iPhone in terms of design quality.
Premium brings with it a premium price tag. You’re looking at £639.99 for the S7 Edge and £569.99 for the S7. This year Samsung has taken the Edge variant up to phablet territory, meaning both the S7 and S7 Edge won’t be competing directly with each other.
OS Android Marshmallow 6.0 (TouchWiz)
Processor Exynos 8890
Screen 5.5 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2560
Memory 4GB RAM
MicroSD compatible? Yes, up to 200GB
Rear camera 12-megapixels
Front camera 5-megapixels
Connectivity 3G, 4G
Dimensions 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm
Battery 3600 mAh