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 S6 LTE Smartphone Review

Samsung had technically made Samsung’s S series regular in the high-end class, and the South Koreans have now grasped the Galaxy S6 visually in the top drawer. Samsung’s new top model comes in a stylish metal and glass design and therefore is also the mobile Internet far forward: The Samsung Galaxy S6 has been, as well as the S6 Edge, equipped with an LTE category. 6 module.

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Features and characteristics of Samsung Galaxy S6
Name & Manufacturer Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G9200, SM-G9208, SM-G9209)
Important performance data:
CPU (cores, clock) Octa-Core 4 x 2.1GHz + 4 x 1.5 GHz (8 cores)
CPU name Exynos 7420
random access memory 3 GB
internal memory 32/64/128 GB (not expandable)
operating system Android Lollipop 5.0.2 with TouchWiz Nature UX
Display size; resolution 5.1 inch Super AMOLED with 1,440 x 2,560 pixels (577 ppi)
Camera (back and front) 16 MP rear / 5 MP front
Data Transfer:
LTE standards * FDD-LTE Band 1/3/4/7/8/28
* TDD-LTE Band 38/39/40/41
Support of LTE-Advanced Yes
Support LTE following categories CAT6 / CAT4
Dominated VoLTE No
wireless Internet access Yes, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac at 2.4 and 5 GHz
Bluetooth Yes, Version 4.1
other standards GPRS; EDGE; UMTS; HSPA; HSPA +
Other key data:
particularities Voice and gesture control; Samsung Pay; WiFi Direct,
DLNA; Infrared sensor; Heart Rate Monitor; Fingerprint sensor;
Barometer; inductive charging
Memory Card | SIM format Not support TF card (microSD card)| Nano SIM
battery pack 2550 mAh (not replaceable)
Weight; Dimensions (HxWxD) 138 g / 70.5 x 143.4 x 6.8 mm
download manual “download manual (PDF, 7.78 MB)
Release time April 10, 2015 available
offered at


Technical features

The most striking feature of the new Samsung Galaxy S6 is its design: Samsung uses a metal case, the front and rear is equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass. However, the high-quality materials have a disadvantage: Because the back is not removable, and the battery can not be swapped. In addition, Galaxy S6 is no longer against dust and water resistant.

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Quad HD display and octa-core CPU


The 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display dissolves in QHD to (1,440 x 2,560 pixels), resulting in an unmatched pixel density of 577 ppi. Samsung donated the Galaxy S6 his self-made octa-core processor Exynos 7420. It is composed of two quad-core CPUs, whose four cores clocked at 2.1 or 1.5GHz.The Exynos 7420 is the first mobile 64-bit processor on the market, which was manufactured in 14-nm process.



No SD card slot

Samsung Galaxy S6 has no space for extra memory card: 3GB RAM are available to the user. For the internal memory, the South Koreans will now follow a similar path as Apple: Since no expansion option via Micro-SD card is available, there is three memory variants with 32, 64 or 128 GB for Galaxy S6. And Samsung relies flash memory first on the faster UFS standard.

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LTE-Advanced and WLAN ac

With the support of LTE-Advanced category 6, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is far ahead for mobile data traffic. Speeds of up to 300 Mbit/s in the downlink and 50 Mbit/s in the uplink are possible depending on the provider and tariff. Maximum speed is also available in the WLAN ac that is supported in dual band mode at 2.4 and 5 GHz. In addition, Bluetooth 4.1 is onboard.

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Streamlined TouchWiz interface


The operating system is the latest Android Lollipop 5.0.2 preinstalled, coated with Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface Nature UX. What many purists will be happy: The screens are not cluttered with Samsung’s proprietary, non-erasable Apps. Only S Voice and S Health are preinstalled to Microsoft apps like Skype, OneNote and OneDrive. The users can also download remaining Samsung Apps freely or maybe not.

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Camera with quick start function

The main camera of the Galaxy S6 has a resolution of 16 megapixels and can draw on a F1.9 aperture. The camera features include HDR mode, optical image stabilizer, 4K video recording, selective focus, white balance and slow motion/fast motion. There is also a very nice feature called “Quick Launch”: By double-clicking the Home button in the camera to be ready for less than one second. The front camera for selfies and video chats dissolves with 5 MP.

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New Fingerprint Sensor and Apple Pay

Samsung has improved the fingerprint sensor on Galaxy S6: Now you have no longer wipe previously the home button, but can directly replace the finger to unlock the smartphone. Via finger, a transaction is authorized even with the new payment system “Samsung Pay”; This service, however, is not available for the time being in some areas. In the long term, the payment service is of course the major competitor to “Apple Pay”.



However, the battery of S6 Samsung has somewhat saved unfortunately compared to Galaxy S5; there are only 2,550 mAh available, also it is firmly installed. There is a rapid charging mode, the back in ten minutes to half fill the battery. Moreover, inductive charging is possible, with all charging stations that support the standards WPC, PMA or Qi.

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Galaxy S6 Edge

In addition to the S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has also been available at the same time. In this new S6 Edge model, the display goes similar to the latest Galaxy S7 Edge – side over the edge. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge’s screen is curved on both sides. On the edges, apps or notifications are displayed. What’s more, the S6 Edge is technically larger than Galaxy S6, only the battery is only 2,600 mAh.




The Samsung Galaxy S6 is available since 10 April at And it’s in the colors: white, black, gold and blue. Depending on memory (32/64/128 GB), the S6 costs rises accordingly.

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No question, the new Samsung Galaxy S6 is not only technically, but also visually now a fragrance brand in the high-end class in smartphones and is a direct competitor to Apple’s iPhone 6 or HTCs new One M9. Disadvantage is the non-removable battery and the unit is neither dust nor water resistant, and an SD card slot is also missing.


Here now, there are Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge which be on the market soon. We suppose we will see something new for improvements.


Samsung Galaxy S7 New Smartphone Review

The Samsung Galaxy S7 comes in the colors black, white, silver and gold on the market and has a high-quality body made of glass and metal – good conditions for a bestseller. The Galaxy S7 smartphone was presented at the edge of the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona and features some improvements compared to its predecessor Samsung Galaxy S6. The technology has been brought up to date and also a memory card slot is now available again. This hands-on items with many images should provide a detailed first impression of the new Samsung flagship.



The Samsung Galaxy S7 is, although quite similar to its predecessor, but in detail some important changes have been made that make the device again slightly better in the hand. So the glass on the back to the sides is now clear rounded, the metal frame has become somewhat thinner. The colors look overall very nice, the best impression, however, has left the silver variant in the first Hands-On. This just seems very chic, but also has a major drawback: fingerprints are best visible in the silver version. When at the white and black Galaxy S7, fingerprints are indeed a problem, but here it is still rather limited. A more unusual color such as the bright blue of the Galaxy S6 is no longer available for the S7 unfortunately.

The casing of the Samsung Galaxy S7 is like the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge – waterproof and dustproof. According to Samsung, there is no problem for the smartphone to water up to 30 minutes and the Galaxy S7 is IP68 certified. The connections must not be specially covered to protect them, the device is adequately protected from the inside.

Always-On Display

The display has remained at the same size 5.1 inches, and the resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (qHD) remains good. In the pixel density of 577 ppi content on the AMOLED display are depicted extremely sharp and vivid colors. The luminosity was the first test well. A new feature of the Samsung Galaxy S7 is the always-on function of the display content, such as the time and upcoming appointments can be displayed even when the display is off.

Improved camera

The camera sits on the Samsung Galaxy S7 again centrally at the back, is now, however, only very slightly out of the phone body, the clearly visible that there is no longer camera bump from Galaxy S6. The camera was not only visually upgraded, technically they can do much more: the look is very bright with F1.7 and the individual pixels to be significantly larger than its predecessor. The resolution is 12 megapixels in 4:3 format is slightly lower than its predecessor. In 16: 9 format are approximately 9 Megapixels. Videos can be recorded with 4K UHD resolution of course as usual.


LTE CAT9 with 450 MBit/s

In addition to a new processor, which is manufactured in the 14nm process, the Samsung Galaxy S7 also has a current LTE modem on board. This speeds up to 450 Mbit/s over the LTE network are possible, provided the network is expanded accordingly and an appropriate tariff is used. In the uplink up to 50 Mbit/s are possible. Samsung Galaxy S7 supports WLAN both the frequency range of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz (WLAN 802.11ac MIMO).

The RAM is 4 gigabytes in size; the internal memory of the Samsung Galaxy S7 is 32 gigabytes in size, and later to a version appear with 64 gigabytes of internal memory. Unlike the Galaxy S6, a memory expansion with MicroSD memory card is possible with the Galaxy S7, therefore, the memory can be upgraded cost-effectively.


In the first test, the Samsung Galaxy S7 performed well definitely. Unlike the sister model Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S7 has a smaller display screen, but the specifications are largely identical. A real test of the series model now show how long the non-changeable 3,000 mAh battery, and how the device generally performs in daily use.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 is available from 11 March 2016, users will see what’s the real change in the new flagship smartphone. If you prefer larger smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge may be a good option. They are both available on at good price for purchase.

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 S7 4G LTE Smartphone Released

Samsung will present new 4G LTE Smartphone – the Samsung Galaxy S7 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in late February. It at least indicates all previous rumors. Now the first images have emerged, which should show the details about Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. At first glance, it is clear that the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is significantly larger than the normal Galaxy S7, on the fundamental design compared to the Samsung Galaxy S6 series but has changed little. There are also further glass and metal on the front and back.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 will differ only slightly from the Galaxy S6, at least in terms of design. This prognosis industry insiders issued a few weeks ago and now emerged render images support the opinion of the experts. The Galaxy S7 might return with glass on the front and back, the frame is made of metal. At the Galaxy S7 edge, the glass is additionally strongly curved at the edges left and right, as well as the display below. The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge will probably have a screen size of 5.5 inches on the diagonal, the normal Galaxy S7 a display with 5.1 inches. And they are expected to have QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440pixels. The Samsung Galaxy S7 may be equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon Exynos 8890 or 820.

The Galaxy S7 may be installed Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. The main camera may be 12 mega pixels and front camera is 5 mega pixels. And the cameras may be waterproof. The most attractive feature may be the wireless charging. The battery of Samsung Galaxy S7 may reach to 3600mAh, which is much larger capacity than predecessors such as Galaxy S6.


Evleaks had a report about the technical data with the photos, which is to be confirmed in the following days. Samsung Galaxy S7 would be the great concern in the WMC 2016. We will show more details about the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone once there is any news.


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!