Samsung has presented two new flagship smartphones since March: the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Both units are very well equipped, and offer the latest technology with the latest software. The Galaxy S7 edge is slightly larger compared to the normal S7 and stands out mainly by both sides curved display. In this article, we will compare the two Samsung mobile phones and see which one is batter and worth the more expensive price.
Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Display
The biggest difference between Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge is already in the name: the edge has a curved screen to the sides, whereas the normal S7 has a flat screen. Furthermore, the display of S7 edge with 5.5 inches is slightly larger than that of the Galaxy S7, which has a 5.1 inch display. The resolution is 2560 x 1440 pixels identical, both devices offer it a perfect presentation, individual pixels can not be seen with the naked eye.
The display quality is excellent for both devices in every respect. The brightness is very good, colors are strong and black, thanks to Super AMOLED technology. Although the technology is the same: the display of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge acts simply “better” through the curved sides. When scrolling through web pages, while looking at pictures and videos – the display seems sometimes almost borderless and is just a beautiful thing. Samsung edge has some features such as speed dial keys placed on the display, theoretically this would also work with a flat screen. I personally have this functionality disabled rather quickly, since one calls the sidebar sometimes unintentionally.
Conclusion about the display: both devices offer the best display on the market, the Galaxy S7 edge is fascinating and simply “beautiful”. Only with the enormous size of 5.5 inches is a little bit difficult to operate within one hand, the normal Galaxy S7 is 5.1 inches which is definitely more manageable.
Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Camera
Both smartphones are almost identical, at least when one considers the technology to the screen. Regarding the battery, there is a noticeable difference: the S7 edge has a 3,600 mAh battery, the S7 has battery of 3,000 mAh. With a larger display, the S7 edge consumes a little more energy, yet I have the S7 edge model achieved overall slightly longer times than the normal S7.
The back camera has 12 megapixels for both devices and is among the best from what you can get in a smartphone now. The bright F1.7 optics and the comparatively low resolution allows even in low light very decent pictures and the autofocus of the Galaxy S7 / S7 edge is probably actually faster than that in any other smartphones.
The internal memory size is 32 gigabytes in both devices and can be extended inexpensively via MicroSD memory card. Regarding the processor, Samsung uses a model of the OctaCore Exynos so as the Galaxy S7, which makes them the fastest smartphones available. The modem achieved speeds of up to 450 Mbit/s downstream and up to 50 Mbit/s upstream through LTE Advanced category 9. Reception and voice quality of both smart phones were well in the test, Voice over LTE (VoLTE) is supported by default and works without branding firmware.
Both Samsung smartphones are protected against water and dust, and are supplied with a quick-charging power supply, which enables a complete charge in 90 minutes (Galaxy S7) or 100 minutes (Galaxy S7 edge).In addition, the quick-charging function is also available with contactless charging, with a corresponding charging pad, you can charge the device very convenient.
Conclusion: S7 or S7 edge?
Ultimately, you should ask yourself two questions if you want to buy a Samsung Galaxy S7 or a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: one may prefer the size of the S7 or S7 edge? Both can be found best out in direct comparison on site in the electronics market and the mobile phone shop.
I personally would decide at any time for the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, the display is simply fascinating. But if you prefer one hand operation, then normal Samsung Galaxy S7, as the shape is pleasant without the curved display. Whichever device you then ultimately decide: you will definitely get an excellent phone with very good technology.