Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

9.3/10 AVG.
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Specs summary

Screen
5.5"

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge's screen is 5.5 inches with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.3 GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos 8 Octa core 2.3 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Update Available: 7.0 Nougat) operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 200 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3600mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3600 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 2160 minutes (2G), 2160 minutes (3G), 900 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.



Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge fuses fast performance, brilliant screen, superb camera and strong battery life in one device.

- Daniel Schmidt , Notebookcheck 


The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is a gorgeous, powerful smartphone, but you're paying a pretty steep premium for curved glass.

- Sascha Segan , PC Magazine 

Reviews summary

9.3/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 52 reviews

With the release of Samsung’s latest flagship series, they’re offering two versions of their top-tier phone. The Galaxy S7 Edge offers a few upgrades from the S7, though there is little difference in the performance of the two phones.

Differences include:
A larger, curved screen coming in at 5.5-inches
Slightly lower pixel density due to running the same resolution as the S7’s smaller display
A slightly larger battery rated at 3600mAh
A higher price tag for the S7 Edge

Otherwise, you’re looking at identical specifications and features. For a deeper look at what reviews around the web are saying about the new S7 series from Samsung, check out our product summary of the Galaxy S7!


Reviews (9.3/10 Avg. rating)


TrustedReviews

Best in class camera, design and performance

from TrustedReviews

If money is simply no object and you want a phone that looks absolutely stunning, the Galaxy S7 Edge is the phone to choose. It’s the culmination of Samsung’s impressive rise in the design stakes and it brings back a lot of features that were annoyingly missed out of the S6 and S6 Edge.

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If money is simply no object and you want a phone that looks absolutely stunning, the Galaxy S7 Edge is the phone to choose. It’s the culmination of Samsung’s impressive rise in the design stakes and it brings back a lot of features that were annoyingly missed out of the S6 and S6 Edge.

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Android Guys

Positive overall experience

from Android Guys

Now that it has been a full year, it’s much easier to look at the S7 Edge in its entirety. Good and bad experiences can be summed up to an overall impression quite easily. I have strangers ask me about my phone all the time, which means it’s a unique and intriguing device, at the leas...More

Now that it has been a full year, it’s much easier to look at the S7 Edge in its entirety. Good and bad experiences can be summed up to an overall impression quite easily. I have strangers ask me about my phone all the time, which means it’s a unique and intriguing device, at the least. I always reply by telling people that I really love the S7 Edge but do not love the cost of the device.

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Android Police

A home run for most, but not for all

from Android Police

With the Galaxy S8 and S8 plus's releases coming very, very soon, it's time to ask: Is the S7 edge still worth buying? If you're someone who's careful with their gadgets and/or uses a case, and if you aren't a performance freak, then yes, the S7e is still worth a look. Its gorgeous display, water...More

With the Galaxy S8 and S8 plus's releases coming very, very soon, it's time to ask: Is the S7 edge still worth buying? If you're someone who's careful with their gadgets and/or uses a case, and if you aren't a performance freak, then yes, the S7e is still worth a look. Its gorgeous display, water resistance, excellent camera, (fast) wireless charging, Samsung Pay, and improved software make it one of the most feature-filled phones on the market. And with the next generation's impending unveiling, prices are sure to drop - there have already been several opportunities to get this phone, brand new, for less than $450.

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Recombu

The best looking phone on the market, period

from Recombu

If it isn’t already apparent, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge holds up extremely well twelve months on from its initial release, fighting off long-standing rivals like Apple and newcomers like Google’s Pixels with its killer camera, drop-dead gorgeous design and stunning screen.

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If it isn’t already apparent, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge holds up extremely well twelve months on from its initial release, fighting off long-standing rivals like Apple and newcomers like Google’s Pixels with its killer camera, drop-dead gorgeous design and stunning screen.

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Tech Advisor

Remains the best big phone money can buy

from Tech Advisor

The Galaxy S7 edge is no longer the semi-gimmick it was before. Although some of the main features are things from the Galaxy S5 – Micro-SD and waterproofing – Samsung has given fans what they want. It's now a refined, sophisticated and highly desirable piece of technology. The batter...More

The Galaxy S7 edge is no longer the semi-gimmick it was before. Although some of the main features are things from the Galaxy S5 – Micro-SD and waterproofing – Samsung has given fans what they want. It's now a refined, sophisticated and highly desirable piece of technology. The battery isn't removable but the phone lasts longer than before and has seriously powerful specs under the hood. It has almost everything you could want from a phone even though the IR blaster is gone. We're also very impressed with the new camera and unless the screen is too big for you (despite some software features to help out) we think it's worth getting the S7 edge for the extra £70 with its gorgeous looks and extra functionality. Right now, this is the best smartphone money can buy.

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What Hi-Fi

One of the most gorgeous and desirable phones we've seen

from What Hi-Fi

It’s no secret we were huge fans of last year’s Galaxy S6 Edge in both its screen sizes, but the S7 Edge betters it in every way. The refined design makes the S7 Edge more desirable than ever, and the new 5.5in screen size seems to have the perfect dimensions for getting the most out...More

It’s no secret we were huge fans of last year’s Galaxy S6 Edge in both its screen sizes, but the S7 Edge betters it in every way. The refined design makes the S7 Edge more desirable than ever, and the new 5.5in screen size seems to have the perfect dimensions for getting the most out of it – and the new software tweaks are beneficial too. Its screen is as gorgeous as ever too, and with a performance that blazes through any task we throw at it, plus one of the best cameras we’ve ever seen on a smartphone, there are not many places where the S7 Edge leaves us wanting. It’s even waterproof for those accidental spills.

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Android Police

Not only convincing, but nearing perfection

from Android Police

From the Galaxy S6's announcement, I knew that Samsung was back on the right track. The S7 not only solidifies that opinion, it also puts Samsung several steps ahead of the competition, at a level where it's nearing perfection. My only two real quibbles with the phone skew from its design: the ed...More

From the Galaxy S6's announcement, I knew that Samsung was back on the right track. The S7 not only solidifies that opinion, it also puts Samsung several steps ahead of the competition, at a level where it's nearing perfection. My only two real quibbles with the phone skew from its design: the edge screen looks fantastic but creates more issues than it solves them, and the fingerprint reader isn't as precise because of its raised non-delimited position, but that's it.

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Gearburn

Meaningful evolution

from Gearburn

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge manages to tick all the boxes for an excellent smartphone in 2016, being the handset that the S6 Edge should’ve been. Fantastic camera? Check. Large battery? yep. Waterproof design? Indeed. Now, if someone could tell the company to drop the price or come up with an inexpensive high-end phone.

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge manages to tick all the boxes for an excellent smartphone in 2016, being the handset that the S6 Edge should’ve been. Fantastic camera? Check. Large battery? yep. Waterproof design? Indeed. Now, if someone could tell the company to drop the price or come up with an inexpensive high-end phone.

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tech2

The Android flagship to beat

from tech2

It’s definitely meant for a select group of buyers, who want nothing but the best from their phone. The Galaxy S7 edge does deliver on most fronts – display is good, performance is fast, camera is excellent, battery life will take you through the day. There were barely any major flaws...More

It’s definitely meant for a select group of buyers, who want nothing but the best from their phone. The Galaxy S7 edge does deliver on most fronts – display is good, performance is fast, camera is excellent, battery life will take you through the day. There were barely any major flaws that we found, except for the fingerprint scanner which did not impress.

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LaptopMedia

A bigger and more attractive version of the Classic Galaxy S7

from LaptopMedia

Basically everything we said about the Galaxy S7 applies to the S7 edge as well. However, there are a couple of additional improvements to the edge version, like the larger 5.5-inch screen and the higher capacity of the battery, which tip the scale in favor of the latter. Furthermore, the curves...More

Basically everything we said about the Galaxy S7 applies to the S7 edge as well. However, there are a couple of additional improvements to the edge version, like the larger 5.5-inch screen and the higher capacity of the battery, which tip the scale in favor of the latter. Furthermore, the curves on the sides of the display make the phone appear more interesting and bring a couple of additional neat features.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date March 11, 2016
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1900/0/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Update Available: 7.0 Nougat)

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Processor Samsung Exynos 8 Octa core 2.3 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32/64 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.27 W/kg
Body: 0.66 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3600 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time 1140 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 900 minutes
3G Surfing Time 780 minutes
4G Surfing Time 900 minutes
Talk Time 2160 minutes
3G Talk Time Up to: 2160 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 14 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black Onyx, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium, White Pearl, Pink Gold, Blue Coral, Black Pearl
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.1 x 7.3 x 0.8 cm (5.9 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 157 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel density 534 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Dual edge screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 200 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Slow motion recording, Voice activation
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, FLV, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Variation: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Quad core 2.2 GHz Processor

Additional Sensors: Fingerprint sensor, Barometer
Additional Features: Quick charging
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