Being one of those Android user who badly wanted their hands on last year's flagship device from Samsung, Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users but refrained owing to their drawbacks, we sure are in for one hell of a delight with Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were the sexiest smartphones ever launched by the brand but they both have had their drawbacks. It seems that Samsung has been paying close attention to customer feedback and done away with two major flaws in last year's flagship smartphone. The result is stunning Galaxy S7 Edge, which feels every bit the premium device that it is and is seer delight just to hold it in your hand. Here is a brief overview of the handset for those who are planning to buy it.
Why Should You buy?
Fingerprint scanner: This is a given since most flagship devices are coming with a fingerprint scanner now a days. The front physical home button on Galaxy S7 Edge also doubles up as the fingerprint scanner and pretty accurate one at that. If you plan on using Google Pay in future and also have better security, this is a must have feature.
Premium metal body: Samsung Galaxy S6 was the first flagship from the brand that came with a premium glass and metal body. The same design has been carried on to the Galaxy S7 Edge as well and it feels premium at its best. If you are someone who is looking for a stylish handset for performance and elegance, this one is just the right fit.
Quad HD display: Samsung already has got Super AMOLED panel working in its favor with battery saving and superb color production. The display on the device just got a lot better with the Quad HD resolution, which bumps up the pixel density and results in a good viewing experience for its users.
Expandable Storage: This is a feature that went missing from last year's flagship device and a decision that got Samsung a lot of flak from its fans. However, now the brand has brought it back in the Galaxy S7 and we could not be happier. The Galaxy S7 Edge already comes with 32 GB of internal storage and supports microSD card up to 256 GB.
Always-On Display dual curved display: The always on display is Samsung's way of innovating the way we receive notifications as well as displaying information like clock, calendar and weather among other thing. Samsung claims that while the device display stays on, it only consume a per cent of battery every hour. The dual curved display also brings a host of features with it like instant access to favourite shortcuts, contacts and notifications without turning on the display.
Why Should You Not buy?
Slight issue with fingerprint: The fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S7 edge is a plastic unit and is slightly raised from the surface. This causes accidental touches at times and also fails to recognise the fingerprint at times. The issue gets pretty irritating at times.
Motorola Moto Z: The new flagship device from American brand Motorola, Moto Z can be considered to be the best alternative to the South Korean flagship. The device comes with top notch features just like Galaxy S7 Edge with an added benefit of swappable Moto Mods, it does not get better than this. A must have for anyone who is looking for a cutting edge device without thinking much about the price.
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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Question – How much Internal storage space is free? Can Apps be moved to SD card?
Answer – This handset comes with 32 GB of inernal storage, of which around 24 GB of space is available to the user. The supported apps can be easily transferred to the SD card, if used.
Question – Is USB OTG supported?
Answer – Yes, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge comes with USB OTG feature.
Question – What are benchmark scores?
Answer – Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge scores around 1,40,000 in Antutu Benchmark quite easily, which is a testament to its decent performance deliverance.
Question - Does it come with Dual Tone LED Flash?
Answer – No, unfortunately the handset comes with single LED flash.
Question – Do both SIM cards support 4G?
Answer – Yes, both SIM card slots in Galaxy S7 support 4G LTE.
Question – Is the battery removable?
Answer – No, the battery of this handset is non-removable.
Question – Does it record Slow motion Videos? What is the highest Video Resolution?
Answer – Yes, this smartphone can record slow motion videos. It can record videos in the highest resolution of upto 4K.
Question – How is the software?
Answer – It comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, which makes for a good user experience.
Question – Does it support VoLTE?
Answer – Yes, the smartphone does support VoLTE feature.
Question – What comes inside the box?
Answer – Handset, Charger, User Guide, Warranty Card