Samsung Galaxy S7 & Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Review

When it comes to a brand like Samsung, people always look forward to phones that will outdo their predecessors. Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge have already launched, let us take a quick look through both the phones to see what Samsung has in store for us.

Look and Feel

The S7 Edge has a slick glass and very narrow metal edges which gives a feeling of it being out of grip; however it is not completely unmanageable. The S7 seems to have a stronger grip as it fit perfectly in the hand. Its flat edges and curved grip enables a controlled grip over the phones.

The displays of both the phones are quite different from each other, the screen of Samsung Galaxy S7 is crisper and darker compared to the S7 Edge which didn’t have much contrast but displayed more of a yellow tint. None of this would be ostensive if you hold both of the phones together; both have striking screens apt according to their reputation as flagship smartphone displays.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has a 5.5” screen while the screen of its sibling measures 5.1”. Both the phones have a screen resolution of 1440×2560 pixels with Super Amoled panels. S7 Edge has a powerful battery of 3600mAh while S7 has a lesser space and accommodate a 3000mAh battery.

The phones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 but in India and a few other countries the brand has the in-house Exynos 8890 SoC.

There is a 4GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, microSD support card for 200GB and USB-OTG cable in both the phones. (There is 64GB version available for both the phones but they are not available in India yet).

Camera

Both the phones have an optical image stabilization and 12-megapixel primary sensors. Although the pixel count seems to be low, Samsung assures that with bigger physical pixels the camera captures more light which improves the autofocus speed and its performance while clicking in the dark. The app is pretty simple but loaded with features. Motion Photo encapsulates a few seconds of the picture right before you click the shutter button, giving you a small clip of the photograph you captured. You can jump straight to the camera just by double tapping the Home button or from within an app even the lock screen.

Software

The home screens are a bit cluttered but you can remove the “Galaxy Essentials” widget that shows themes and apps for download. Interesting features of the phones are that you can switch to a single layer UI that distributes with an app drawer and transfers all your icons to the home screens. You can find the setting in the Galaxy Labs section that allows you to vote on “experimental” features.  There is a flipboard-powered news reader in the left part of the homescreen and a Theme Store with free as well as paid options if you don’t find the wallpapers and icons impressing.

The S7 Edge has some unique features like it flashes specific colors for some designated contacts and a clock which can be seen at night when you are lying down. The Edge Panels are notable features; simply pull out the floating white tab which exposes a series of vertical strips – all of which are shortcuts to app, people, news and common functions of default apps. You can flip and swipe through them using your thumb and download more from third parties or Samsung.

Finding

Samsung has clearly impressed the people with the two phones; they have mostly all the features of their predecessors but perform better than them. If money is not a problem and you want to flash a good phone, both S7 and S7 Edge are fascinating offers. You are sure to amaze your friends and relatives with the exceptional pictures that you could take in dark places or at night.

If you are deciding which one to choose it narrows down to the size and depends upon what type of screen you are comfortable in using. If you decide on picking the S7 you get all the features just like the S7 Edge; however as of now there is no company that can match the thrill and contentment of Samsung Galaxy Edge S7.

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