Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017
Phone

Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 edge – things you need to know

Samsung had been ruling the global sales chart for quite some time now. Its launch of Galaxy S6 in 2015 with metal & glass body, sleek design and convenient software made it stand out the already crowded Android market.  With its Galaxy S7 family, the company plans to stand out and consolidate its position.

Let’s see what Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge has to deliver and whether it meets the expectations of the users.

The phone gives a firm grip to your hands, the curved back, flat sides and glass front with round edges looks like dissolving in the metal.

Galaxy S7 & S7 edge

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have their own set of differences in look, feel and features. S7 with 5.1 inch and S7 Edge with 5.5 inch diagonally, both the siblings boasts of super AMOLED panels and Quad-HD display with a slight difference in ppi numbers obviously S7 Edge on slightly higher side. S7 is 7.9mm thick weighing 152 gms with a alloy metal body vis a vis S7 Edge at 7.7 mm thickness, 157 gms weight, alloy metal body and most strikingly 3D thermoformed dual curved display. The smaller one has 3000mAh battery and the other is fitted with 3600 mAh. Both the phones support wireless charging. In India these S7 phones come with Exynos 8890 SoC processor. With 4GB RAM and 32/64 GB internal storage and supports upto 200 GB.

Also see: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 edge release date, price, specs and features

The Always On Display feature will receive good reception from the Samsung fans. The Galaxy S7 Edge has few additional features like clock that you can see at night, assigning specific colors to your contacts and the most attractive being the Edge Panels or buttons.

One feature that the users expect of really high standard the camera quality and Samsung with its Galaxy S7 family has not disappointed here. You have Motion Photo feature similar to Apple’s Live Photo. Double tapping the screen will take you straight to the camera app. The camera has ten modes, the Virtual Shot feature that takes a 360 degree shot. Both the phones have 12 MP rear and 5 MP front camera with f/1.7 lens, 1/2.6″ sensor, 1.4 µm pixel, 4K video,
Both the phones score well and equally good on performance. All kinds of app, heavy videos or music go seamlessly on the siblings.

Also see: Samsung Galaxy Note 6 price, release, specs and features

Both the phones did exceedingly well on mobile phone’s benchmark scores with Galaxy S7 Edge doing slightly better.

Final Word

Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge is undoubtly the fastest phones in the Android space and has made even the Apple fans to sit up and take notice. With Galaxy S7 family, Samsung has raised the benchmark established by S6 series. Choosing between S7 and S7 Edge is more a matter comfort and mindset since apart from the size the features are more or less similar in both. These super expensive next generation phones are priced at $650 for S7 and $750 for S7 Edge in India.