Work, rest and play with the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. A massive 5.5-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen goes all the way to the edges of the phone so that you get the maximum area possible to work with. Solid water resistance, great processing and masses of memory round out this Samsung Galaxy S7 edge..
Best phone I've ever held or used.
Posted by: Safyrical from: on
This is probably the 11th smartphone I've owned since purchasing my first iPhone (2G) 8 years ago. After being around the block that many times, I've always had at least a couple "unchecked" boxes off my perfect phone with every handset I've owned. This one finally reached that point for me! Amazing cameras, insane power, ridiculously high battery life, crystal-clear display, and even a couple of eye-catching gimmicks that give it an amazing finish.
I had purchased the Galaxy S6 edge last year hoping for that perfect phone, but it's 2 fatal flaws found it shelved within a few months. Flaw 1 was the dead-by-noon battery life, and flaw 2 was it's extreme susceptibility to water damage. Using the phone in the RAIN often left that phone incapacitated for a day to a week while it dried out. It was the coolest most unreliable phone in the world. The S7E fixed those final two checkboxes, and sold me on the nearly $800 pricetag.
The phone feels incredible in my hand. If you haven't picked one up, even to test it out at the samsung bar, do it! The Camera has an amazing depth of field and brings subjects into stunning focus. The edge panels give me the ability to jump from program to program without ever having to see my homescreen if desired, taking a 2-step process down to 1 step.
Always-On Display is amazing for use as a timepiece when it's sitting face-up on the table, and the (now)traditional edge is great for indicating new messages when face-down.
Take a look at this phone when you get the chance. Try it out in your hand. It's a large 5.5" screen, so it's definitely on the upper ends of size, but it is amazingly comfortable and pocketable. I enjoy every aspect of this handset!
61 out of 69 found this review helpful.
Leader of the pack
Posted by: CaptainSpaulding from: Glendale Hts on
The much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has finally arrived and I’m so glad I upgraded my 3 yr old iPhone 5 to this powerhouse beauty. When the iPhone 6S Plus arrived 6 months ago, I was not that impressed and decided to wait and see what features the Galaxy 7 would bring to the table . My patience paid off and after 2 weeks of using it, I can honestly say that there isn’t a better phone out there. It isn’t perfect (no phone ever is) but it has pretty much all of the desirable features you would want in a smartphone: spectacular display, top-notch camera, blazing fast processor, expandable storage, great battery life, highly customizable, waterproof and sexy good looks. Prior to the iPhone 5, I owned a Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket. That was a good phone at the time but it had its drawbacks: weak battery, unstable Android OS that kept freezing or crashing, unimpressive screen resolution (480 x 800) and a cheap plastic cover that would always pry open the battery whenever I dropped the phone. This led me to getting an iPhone 5 after I became eligible for an upgrade because it didn’t have any of those issues. But the Galaxy S7 Edge is an entirely different beast all together. I was hesitant to buy a 5.5” phone because I thought it would be a hassle for performing one handed operations; especially if you put a cover on it. Well those fears have been laid to rest because the S7 Edge has a very lean design resulting in a shorter width (5 mm) and length (7 mm) than the iPhone 6S Plus even though they both have the same screen size. It also weighs roughly 20% less than the iPhone. (Although this is not a big deal for me because both phones are light enough). The Edge also has a sharper screen resolution to the iPhone (534 ppi vs. 401 ppi). To be fair, most people won’t be able to tell the difference with their naked eye and both phone are plenty sharp when reading text, viewing pictures or watching videos. However most people will notice the more vibrant colors of the Edge’s AMOLED display vs. the iPhone’s IPS display screen. One of the few things I wasn’t as impressed with was the curved screen. Form wise it’s fantastic, however I’m not too sure about its function. For example, whenever I’m watching videos, I almost always unintentionally press something on the screen because of its curved shape. This can get annoying and it also takes a little away from the viewing experience because you’re losing about 5% of the picture while watching/viewing content on the phone. Not a huge deal but sometimes I wonder if I would be better off buying an S7 and sacrifice the 0.4” or wait for the S6 Note and get a slightly bigger but flat screen. The curved screen does come with some exclusive features like a navigation tools panel that slides from the right side of the screen. You can customize it by selecting from various 3rd party apps like Yahoo! Sports, Stocks, News, etc. The Edge also comes with a massive 3,600 mAh battery to feed the super-fast processor and razor sharp display. It lasts me a whole day (and then some) on a full charge with regular usage. It also comes with a new ‘Always-on display’. (This feature is also available on the S7). You can choose between a clock/calendar combo or 3 preinstalled images to display on your phone even when it is locked. It can also display some notifications like a missed call/text. I chose the neon blue dial clock. The camera on this thing is second to none. When taking pictures/videos in the daylight, it is up there among the best. But when taking pictures in low light scenes (indoors), it is in a class by itself with its dual pixel rear facing f/1.7 aperture lens. It's obviously not DSLR quality but for a smartphone camera, it is impressive. The front facing camera is not as impressive but it does take a more wide angle shot when taking selfies than an iPhone.
One of the things I definitely do not miss about the iPhone is its lack of customization. You can customize the heck out of this phone to your liking with widgets, displays, and settings without having to jailbreak it.
Ultimately the vast majority of people will either go with a Galaxy or iPhone. I have owned both phones and this is how I see it: the iPhone is like that guy at work who’s a solid performer who shows up to work every day and gets his job done and is liked by the upper management. He has an impressive resume and has done some great things to take the company to lofty heights. However, he has become content with what he has accomplished and is now slow at identifying and responding to the customer’s needs and wants. The Galaxy on the other hand is the new guy who questions everything. He is well liked by his peers because he brings a breath of fresh air to the work environment and is cool to work with. He thinks outside the box and is definitely not a ‘yes man’. He is bold and likes to take chances and those chances are paying off.
Here are some of the pros and cons of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge:
Blazing fast processor that results in a buttery smooth operation
Best overall camera of any smartphone
Highly customizable to your liking
Excellent battery life
Vibrant display (AMOLED)
Expandable storage (Micro SD)
Fast charging (full charge in under 1.5 hrs)
Wireless charging option
Gear VR compatibility
Liquid cooling to prevent the phone from overheating
Responsive fingerprint scanner
Best design of any smartphone
The curved display can get annoying at times.
The curved screen is exposed and can potentially get cracked when dropped on a hard surface even if you put a bumper case on it.
No 3D Touch
The front facing camera is not as good as the iPhone 6s Plus in terms of picture quality.
36 out of 38 found this review helpful.
upgraded galaxy s6
Posted by: fluffymoose from: on
The phone at first glance does not seem drastically different from the s6 edge. In the hand it feels a lot smoother with no more rough edges, including where the screen meets the side of the phone. It feels sturdy, but with the glossy finish I can't help but be scared to scratch it. The camera is noticabey better, especially low light photos. Where this phone really stands out from the s6 edge is the battery life. I am no longer worried about making it last the whole day, because I know it will. Now that being said, you can drain the battery on any phone if you try hard enough. Where battery life starts to hurt is when you are using the Gear VR for extended periods of time, but what do you expect. System wise it is not entirely fair to compare to the s6's 5.1.1. The 6.0.1 is a lot smoother though.
33 out of 35 found this review helpful.
The best galaxy yet
Posted by: anthill from: on
I have owned many different phones HTC, Samsung, Apple.
I upgraded from a note 4 to the galaxy s7 edge.
I was about to abandon Samsung due to no sd card or removable battery.
They got me with the SD card, Ive had the phone for around 5 days so far very pleased with it. Touchwiz is toned down alot and everything runs smooth. The battery is making it through a full day with plenty left when i get home. Very light and easy to hold and the camera is the best ive seen! Samsung did it right with the GS7!
14 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Posted by: jazz from: on
Fast and with the most amazing camera around. The battery life is great, and the gold color is very classy looking.
17 out of 23 found this review helpful.
Love this phone!
Posted by: IAdoreMyGadgets from: Northern MN on
Just got it so I am still playing with it but it is beautiful. Love it so much more than my iPhone 6 plus. I will let everybody else go over the specs and such!
22 out of 32 found this review helpful.
Awesome looking phone!/but buy some memory
Posted by: geek50 from: on
This phone has great functionality and it looks awesome.If you're an average app user and basically use the phone to make and receive calls and stream music then this phone is more than adequate. However if you are heavy into movies and have a gamut of music playlist and apps from previous phone ownership,this phones 32 gig on board memory simply won't cut it. I needed the Samsung 128 pro plus memory card right outta the gate!
16 out of 23 found this review helpful.
Great piece of technology!
Posted by: Moreorless from: on
My only qualm with the phone is that it slips out my your hand very easily. You definitely need some sort of case and screen protector for it, instantly. Everything else works so seamless and effortless. The camera is immaculate... The battery life is a vast improvement, if you use the phone constantly of course it will die significantly; otherwise for me, I can go all day without a charge sometimes longer. That’s based on words with friends, chess with friends, facebooking & iG all day, text all day with my Bluetooth on and off…strongly recommend to anyone!
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Best Phone To Date
Posted by: Edward from: on
I love this phone. Coming from an iPhone 5S to the Galaxy S7 Edge is not comparison. I have been on the fence about sticking with Apple or making the switch. I'm so glad I did as thus far it feels like more than a phone and more like a useful tool. Just like Apple once upon a time felt.
6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Great camera, terrible phone
Posted by: Rick from: on
(on AT&T) $800.00 dollars, and this "phone" can't hold a signal to save it's life. After dealing for weeks with AT&T about the amazing number of dropped calls, I received a replacement phone and...same problem. It works fine in good signal areas, but can't hold a weak signal. Finally I called Samsung, and THEY ALREADY KNEW ABOUT THE PROBLEM.
Samsung has no plans to fix this issue as the phone is selling just fine, thank you.
If you never leave a good signal area, then this phone will work. If you drive anywhere...look for a better option