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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2016, February
  • Dimensions: 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm
  • Weight: 157 g
  • Screen: 5.5", Super AMOLED
  • Main Camera: Single, 12 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 5 MP
  • Memory: 32/64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • CPU: Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo) - G9350
  • Battery: 3600 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Release date 2016, February
Dimensions (HxWxD) 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm | 5.94 x 2.86 x 0.3 in
Weight 157 g | 5.54 oz
Body build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 4), aluminum frame
Colors Black, White, Gold, Silver, Pink Gold, Black Pearl, Coral Blue
Battery 3600 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion
Battery life
Talking time- Up to 27 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 74 h
Approximate price400 EUR
Screen
Technology Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 5.5" inc
Screen area 83.4 cm2
Screen format 16:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio76.1%
Screen resolution 1440 x 2560 px
PPI /points per inch/ 534 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Other - Always-on display
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 12 MP, Single
Camera specs
-12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55'', 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF
Functions LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec.
DxOMark Main Score89
DxOMark Photo91
DxOMark Video86
Front camera, selfie 5 MP, Single
Specifications 5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm (wide), 1/4.1'', 1.34µm
Functions Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Performance
Operating system OS Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo); TouchWiz UI
Chipset - Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 (14 nm)
- Exynos 8890 Octa (14 nm) - G935FD, G935F, G935W8
Processor CPU
- Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo) - G9350
-Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Mongoose & 4x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53) - G935FD, G935F, G935W8
Graphics processor GPU - Adreno 530 - G9350
-Mali-T880 MP12 - G935FD, G935F, G935W8
External memory microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) - dual SIM model only
Internal memory 32/64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM
Antutu 8 score184713
Antutu 7 score158530
GeekBench 5 Single Core252
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core723
GeekBench 4 Single Core1456
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core3744
GeekBench 4 RenderScript4571
GeekBench 4 Battery2782
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM) - G935F, G935W8Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) - G935FD
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
USB microUSB 2.0, USB Host
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 1.17 W/kg (head)     1.59 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 0.26 W/kg (head)     0.51 W/kg (body)    
Music and Audio
Radio No
Headphone jack Yes
Others
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
- Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
-Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
-ANT+
-S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
-IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
- Versions: G935F (Global); G935FD (Southeast Asia, India); G9350 (Hong Kong); G935W8 (Canada) Also known as Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Duos with dual-SIM card slots

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Review

In the face of the Galaxy S7 edge, we see Samsung's intention to focus not only on design, but also on new technologies. Thus, this model has become one of the most technological for its time, but also extremely beautiful. Let us introduce you to all its possibilities in detail. 

Design

The ideas behind the design of the Galaxy S7 edge have their origins in the S6 edge and S6 edge+. Of course, they have been further developed. So the glass on the front panel curves not only along the sides, but also towards the top and bottom edges of the body. The company has managed to improve the manufacturing process and the transition between glass and metal frame is smooth. As a result, the Galaxy S7 edge's front panel looks more pleasing. 

The back of the smartphone is made of glass that curves around the edges. Samsung has taken inspiration from the best of the smartphones already released on the market. So the Galaxy S7 edge has turned out truly gorgeous. It fits perfectly in the palm and looks exciting. 

The dimensions of the Galaxy S7 edge are 150.9×72.6×7.7 mm at a weight of 157 grams. The smartphone is compact for most 5.5-inch models. This is due to the small bezels. The display occupies 76.1% of the front panel. 

Protection against water and dust

The Galaxy S7 edge features IP68 standard protection against water and dust. Simply translated, the smartphone's casing is dust-proof and can withstand immersion in water up to 1.5 meters deep for no more than 30 minutes. 

Display 

Samsung has used Super AMOLED technology. The diagonal is 5.5 inches, the resolution - 2560 x 1440 pixels. The pixel density per inch is 534. 

The display looks wonderful. The viewing angles are good, as is the colour rendering, which can change depending on the mode selected. 

Edge screen

With the Galaxy S6 edge, the South Koreans introduced interface innovations related to the curved display. Users were given the ability to better handle apps and contacts. In the Galaxy S7 edge, this idea has been further developed.  

Always active display 

In the Galaxy S7 edge, the company provides a screen mode where the user can always see what time it is. Given the large battery in the phone, the technology does not harm the autonomous operation. 

The blocked display of Galaxy S7 edge can display the time and notifications, calendar, etc.

Performance 

The Galaxy S7 edge comes with different processes. One of them is the Samsung Exynos 8890, which consists of 4 Cortex-A57 performance cores and 4 power-efficient Cortex-A53 cores that run at 2.6 GHz and 1.6 GHz respectively. The graphics are handled by a Mali T880MP12 performance chip. It supports the Vulcan API. With the new generation mobile games you will have no problems. 

RAM in the Galaxy S7 edge is 4 GB. An LPDDR4 module is used. The internal memory is 32 GB, 8 GB of which is taken up by the operating system. 24 GB remains available for the user. You can increase the memory with a microSD card. 

The performance of the Galaxy S7 edge is at an excellent level. You won't experience any difficulty while working with apps and games. In practice, the smartphone's housing does not heat up, which is a good indicator. 

Interface 

In the Galaxy S7 edge, the company has provided a factory Android 6.0.1 operating system with an updated TouchWiz interface. The latter has become a bit brighter than before and features a number of additional options. The desktop hasn't changed and neither has the main menu. The notification panel is now greyed out. There you will find the quick settings and the brightness adjustment. In this interface you get even more fonts and the option to download new ones. 

Fingerprint scanner 

These days, privacy is of serious importance and technologies that provide it are sought after by users. Samsung has provided a fingerprint scanner. It is located traditionally in the Home button, which is located below the display. Unlike previous versions, in the Galaxy S7 edge the button is slightly larger. It's easier to use. 

The scanner works faster and more seamlessly. Even if moisture gets on it, it's okay - the case is waterproof. 

Cameras

The Galaxy S7 edge's main camera is a 12-megapixel camera with phase autofocus and LED flash. Given that the company had secured a 16-megapixel camera in the S6 edge, it might seem like a step backwards, but it's not. You only have to look at the rest of the specs. 

The new photomodule uses a light-sensitive matrix with large pixels (1.4µm), each of which has two photodiodes. Together with the f/1.7 aperture, the camera captures more light, including in low-light conditions. Thanks to this, the Galaxy S7 edge can take quality photos both day and night. 

The main camera is equipped with optical stabilisation, which you'll immediately notice when recording video.

As for the front-facing camera, it's 5-megapixel on the Galaxy S7 edge, with an f/1.7 aperture like the main camera. It takes gorgeous photos and you'll immediately want to share them on social media. 

Autonomous operation 

A 3600 mAh battery is packed into the cute and pleasant to hold Galaxy S7 edge. It gives the smartphone good autonomous performance. With active use, you can safely count on around the clock, and with less load, recharging will be necessary after a day and a half or two. 

The Galaxy S7 edge is charged via the microUSB port. The manufacturing company has provided fast charging technology. In 100 minutes, the battery will restore the charge from e to 100%. In addition, the smartphone features induction charging - just place it on a compatible charging station and it will start charging. 

Conclusion

The Galaxy S7 edge is a functional and beautiful smartphone that has deservedly earned the title of best smartphone of its time. Samsung has built on the strongest features of last year's flagships, improved some features and added some desirable options - for example, memory card, water and dust protection. 

Pros:

  • Memorable and beautiful design;
  • Quality materials and assembly;
  • Beautiful display;
  • Excellent performance; 
  • Perfect Camera; 
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Memory card support;
  • Good autonomous operation;
  • Inductive and fast charging;
  • Protection against dust and water. 

Cons:

  • Unaffordable price for most smartphone users. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge was around 400 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2016, February.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is 157 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is 5.5" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm (HxWxD).
Yes, it supports wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Single main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.