Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Smartphone Review

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is the successor to the successful Galaxy S6 edge since March 2016. The design has been changed compared to its predecessor only cautiously in the art, however, there is considerably more extensive changes. The battery is larger, there is a slot for memory cards and the camera should provide a better picture quality. The most recent processor including fast LTE Advanced modem has been installed. As the conclusion comes out after two weeks of use, you can read details in this review.

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is in a smart and supplied black cardboard. This is expanded laterally and has higher quality than the cardboard, which Samsung has used in recent years for its smartphones. Even on the appearance, there is a small surprise: Samsung packs a MicroUSB to USB adapter, so you can easily transfer data from an existing smartphone to the Galaxy S7. Also featuring: USB charging and data cable, manual and a quick-charge power supply, which has an output of 5V/2A or 9V/1.67A. Wireless charging supports Galaxy S7 edge well, but more on that later.

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The first impression is very good: the Galaxy S7 edge has an extremely high-quality and noble, the workmanship is excellent. While the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge are front and back covered with glass and the frame is made ​​of steel, but the S7 edge is not as sharp and is therefore more comfortable in the hand. The display is slightly larger than the normal Galaxy S7 and impressed by an outstanding display of 5.5 inches.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has a 5.5-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display installed, which is down slightly rounded on both sides. Not only the first impression of the display is very good, even after some time of use you will always be delighted with the quality. Color display, brightness, viewing angles, black level – at all important criteria, the display of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is at a top level. In my opinion it currently gets here the best smartphone display without ifs and buts.

A new feature is always on display compared to the previous generation. The time, date, SMS and battery status are clearly visible shown on the display when the device is in standby mode. It’s a bit annoying that the display to a different location every few seconds. In addition, enhanced functionality would be welcome, that allows even small notifications to display.

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The Galaxy S7 edge display is still just a gimmick in my opinion, albeit an extremely chic which is worth 100 euros extra thoroughly. Samsung has introduced a few improvements to the sidebar, so you can start quickly, for example, apps or call favorites. These features are really to use but probably very few and in theory this would also no “edge” possible.

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Fast chipset and LTE CAT9

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge comes with 32 gigabytes of internal memory, this is expandable using MicroSD memory card. The main memory (RAM) is 4GB in size and ensures that many programs can be run simultaneously, even when using multiple tabs in the browser almost never needs to be recharged. A octa-core processor Exynos is used, which works very fast. There is never stuttering or commemorative seconds in the Android 6.0 operating system.


The modem reaches speeds of up to 450 Mbit/s in the downlink and up to 50 Mbit/s in uplink via LTE Advanced CAT9. At present, in many countries, maximum of 300 Mbit/s LTE network is available, but with the Galaxy S7 edge has definitely a future-proof device in his hands. The internet connection is very fast and the reception in the LTE network(800 and 1800 MHz) is very good.

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The camera of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge was already immediately convincing, the picture quality was already really good. In Samsung S7 edge now, it has a 12 megapixel camera instead of a 16 megapixel camera built-in, for the individual pixels have become larger and get more light. The photos result is even better in low light conditions. The aperture of F1.7 provides more light on the sensor. Overall, the image quality is really very good, however, it bothers me that the sensor now in the aspect ratio 4: 3 is working and not in 16: 9 aspect ratio. If one would like 16: 9 pictures, so the resolution is almost halved from 16 megapixels to about 9 megapixels compared to the Galaxy S6.

Even videos can record very well with the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. The highest possible resolution is UHD, alternatively also provides Full HD at 60 fps, to create, for example, slow motion shots.

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Battery & VoLTE

As already talking about the Samsung Galaxy S6, the battery in the S7 edge is permanently installed and is not changeable by the user. The capacity is 3600 mAh, which is enough for a whole day with heavy use. If one uses the smartphone only moderately, so two days are certainly possible, but the S7 edge Calls downright for intensive use on, so it will remain for most users at a day Crib. Samsung promises that the battery is completely fully charged within 100 minutes thanks to quick charging. In fact, the charge is very fast!


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Particularly interesting is the Wireless Quick Charging Function. With a matching wireless smart charger, such as the Choetech CHOE-T511Q , the S7 edge can charge very quickly without USB cable. This is of course much more convenient than ever charging through the cable.

The voice quality when making calls is very good. Depending on the service provider the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge supports also HD Voice and Voice over LTE (VoLTE). These times, you do not need a device with network operator branding, the Galaxy S7 edge activated VoLTE automatically if the provider supports the service. The result is very short compared call setup times, as a test shows.



Samsung has launched the Galaxy S7 edge as an excellent smartphone on the market. Compared to Galaxy S6 edge from last year, although only details have been improved, but that’s why the S7’s edge is currently the best smartphone without doubt on the market. The camera offers a good image quality, the display is excellent and all the technology is at a very high level. I personally interfere only two points: the device is very large, hardly controllable in one hand and in the some versions, Samsung has the dual SIM function deactivated. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is really a very good smartphone worth to have one.


Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge New Smartphone Review

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is the premium version of Samsung Galaxy S7. The design is largely identical, but the display is slightly larger than the Galaxy S7 and at the sides with 5.5 inches, the display is very rounded, just as you would already know from the previous Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. Also the battery with 3600 mAh is slightly more than the normal Galaxy S7, so that the operating time is likely to be slightly better. In this article, you can see first impressions and some pictures from the Galaxy S7 Edge.

Galaxy S7 Edge Appearance

The Samsung Galaxy 7 edge is very well made like its predecessor. On the front and on the back, glass is used, the frame at the sides consists of metal. This device feels good in his hand. With the large 5.5 inch display, the S7 Edge can’t be operated with one hand, for writing and for quick use you need both hands. In my opinion, the Galaxy S7, not S7 edge, with a smaller display will be better for one hand use, but larger displays are so popular. As we can see, the Galaxy S7 edge is in the color silver, while the fingerprints are highly visible. The chic “emerald green” of Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is no longer available. The Galaxy S7 edge is available in silver, black, white and gold.   The Galaxy S7 edge is protected against water and dust and is IP68 certified, like the predecessor model Samsung Galaxy S5. Unlike this phone, the connectors for headphones and microUSB are however open and are not protected by flaps. The 12 megapixel camera is not as strong as the old model Galaxy S6 edge.

Galaxy S7 Edge Storage and camera

Another new feature concerns the storage equipment compared to the previous. The Galaxy S7 edge has 4 gigabytes of memory and either 32 or 64 gigabytes of internal memory. Furthermore, an extension of the internal memory via MicroSD card is possible, according to Samsung, it could support SD card up to 200 gigabytes. In some regions, there is a hybrid SIM slot where you can insert either two nano SIM card or a SIM card and a memory card. In some areas, the Galaxy S7 edge unfortunately only appears as a single-SIM variant. The camera should have been significantly improved compared to the Galaxy S6 edge again. The aperture of F1.7 promises particularly good photos in low light, so for example at dusk. The resolution is only 12 megapixels for photos. Nevertheless, the picture quality will be better, because the individual pixels are larger. Videos can be further incorporated with 4K resolution.   Compared to the Galaxy S6 edge, the camera of the Galaxy S7 edge stands out barely out of the case, it looks much better.


The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge will be available from 11 March on This refers to the version with 32GB of internal memory, when the more expensive version with 64 GB will be offered, is not yet known. The colors you can choose are black, white and gold.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Smartphone Review

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is unique: it’s the first smartphone on the market to have both sides curved display. In addition, it’s a very good technical equipment, which is second to none. Camera, processor design and feel – in almost all important features, the new Samsung smartphone presents the top craftsmanship. Of course there may also be a recent LTE Cat6 modem (up to 300 Mbit/s). We have the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge last week to test in detail and would like to report in this review about my experience with the device.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge comes in a rather unspectacular package with the standard smartphone accessories included. In the accessories, only the power supply is worth: this can load not only with 5V/2A, but also supports a rapid charger function with 9.6V/1.67A. This unit is actually charged beautiful afloat and the remaining charging time is indicated in the status bar. If you had used the previous models of Samsung smartphones, you may know the body of Samsung Galaxy S5 was made of much plastic material; the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is now glass and metal. The Galaxy S6 edge is extremely in high quality, it feels great at the sides curved.

Unfortunately, the new design of the Galaxy S6 Edge also has two disadvantages: user cannot replace the battery, as it was still possible in previous generations and also the memory expansion via memory card is no longer possible. Since the permanently installed battery is now widely used and becomes the main stream, the lack of microSD bay is still very annoying, especially since Samsung has integrated the Galaxy cheaper models with metal housing such a manhole.

Bent AMOLED display
The highlight of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is the display. It is slightly curved towards either side and looks very futuristic. The resolution is 2560 x 1440 pixels (QHD), in all the major disciplines such as sharpness, brightness and color fidelity, the display is the best thing I’ve ever seen in a smartphone. However, the interesting questions are whether it’s necessary to the curved display? What are the benefits and features?

After two weeks of intensive use I can say that the display has fascinated me every day. It is not the function. There are much more the feel and appearance that make up the curved display: the missing edge is an excellent sensation during use and it looks really great. Particularly in the presentation of images, it is an interesting, new experience. Whether the curved display is well worth the price charge, you have to decide for yourself, personally, I would pay it well!

Excellent camera
In this review, I will not imagine every single feature of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, but the camera deserves a separate chapter, because it is definitely one of the best smartphone cameras, which you can get at present. In my Galaxy S6 Edge, a 16 megapixel sensor from Sony IMX240 was installed, and it also provides Samsung Isocell sensors in Galaxy S6.
Overall, the camera takes very nice photos. In daylight you can achieve great defocus effects at dusk and nightfall depending on the subject and situation. The tripping time is top and to start the camera, a twofold pressure on the home button reaches. Of course, 4K videos recordings are possible in Galaxy S6 Edge. It’s not a problem.

Technology and software
on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge runs Android version 5.0 Lollipop, an update to Android 5.1 is coming shortly . Overall, the operating system looks much tidier than previous Samsung devices with TouchWiz interface, but most of the well-known and appreciated features have been retained. By the Exynos 7420 Octa-Core processor, the operating system is very fast, the energy consumption nevertheless remains limited: the 2,600 mAh strong battery lasts even with intensive use for a whole day.

The internal memory of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is either 32GB, 64GB or 128GB in size, with each memory level extra money to be paid. But an extension of the internal memory is unfortunately not possible, as already mentioned earlier in the test. The fingerprint reader is integrated as standard in every Galaxy S6 and usually provides a very fast and reliable way to unlock your device. If you work a lot in the garden or on the construction, you’d better not use the sensor: very light soiling, damage or moist areas on the skin may cause that the fingerprint is no longer detected.

Fast LTE Cat6
The modem of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge could support EDGE and UMTS with the data accelerator DC-HSPA+ (up to 42.2 Mbit/s in the downlink), of course LTE network is also supported. As LTE category 6 is supported, up to 300 MBit/s can be achieved in the downlink via carrier aggregation. In practice test the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge impressed with a very good reception on LTE 800 MHz and a really good wireless reception. The speed in the LTE network achieved up to 220 Mbit/s in the downlink and 46 Mbit /s in the uplink; however, the speeds often fluctuate between 50 and 120 MBit/s. On WLAN, the speed reached up to 866 MBit/s based on AC standard.


The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is a true flagship. I could write a lot more about the device, but I think with this review, I have summarized the most important experience for Galaxy S6 edge. When did you get the phone, you will see what’s really amazing!