The S7 edge is the latest iteration in Samsung’s flagship curved screen line. There was a lot of hype leading up to its launch; their marketing slogan: “Redefine what a phone can do” is a bold statement on paper; let’s see if Samsung has been able to back up their confidence.
Samsung continues to pack a punch in their ongoing battle with Apple. They’ve built a sleek, stylish phone that sets the benchmark.
The S7 edge has a better camera than the iPhone 7 – even though they are both 12 MP, the S7 has a wider aperture (f/1.7), meaning more light can be let in, which theoretically means that images should be of a better quality; the iPhone 7 has a f/1.8 aperture.
The iPhone 7’s 4.7” 1134 X 750 display pales in comparison to the S7 edge’s 5.5”, 2,560 x 1,440 Super AMOLED display.
It’s safe to say that this (barring a few questionable decisions) is an absolute winner in every category.
If you are in the market for a phone with a smaller screen, look no further than the S7 Flat, which has a 5.1” display.
- 5.5” Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
- Resolution: 1440 X 2560 pixels
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- Curved edge screen
- 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
- 5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR
- Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
- Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset
- Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose & 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU (SM-G930F model)
- microSD dedicated slot (expandable up to 256 GB)
- 4 GB RAM
- 32 GB of onboard storage
- Bluetooth: 2, A2DP, LE, aptX
- microUSB v2.0, USB Host
- Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
- Up to 22 h talk time (3G)
Pros: A premium build; amazing 12MP phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash camera; waterproof; dust resistant powerful processor; 4 GB RAM; fantastic display; curved screen
Cons: Expensive; only 32 GB of internal memory; no IR blaster; No FM radio; No stereo speakers