The battery is fostered massively also versus its predecessor, providing us a handset that’s able to last over 24 hours between charges. Sure, it’s no longer the gold kid in Samsung’s smartphone line-up. In fact, it currently plays second fiddle to not only the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, but additionally the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.
But if your budget can not stretch to Samsung’s newest smartphones (they are rather pricey ) the Galaxy S7 Edge is still a powerful option. At launch the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge was priced at #640 ($769, AU$1,249) SIM-free, but that’s dropped appreciably.
In the US we’ve found the S7 Edge for around $390, while SIM-free costs in the United Kingdom have gone as low as #320 and in Australia you are looking at around AU$600.
If you’re only considering the energy then just go for the typical Galaxy S7. The smaller,’normal’, version has got all the same smarts, but a slightly sharper display thanks to packing the identical number of pixels into a smaller region. What it misses is that the smart elements that Samsung’s utilized on the Edge. The screen curves farther away into the sides of the phone than ever before, meaning that even though you’ve obtained a phablet-sized display, the telephone is as compact as possible.
Place it side by side with the iPhone 7 Plus or 6S Plus and you will see what we mean. The amount of bezel used above and below the display on Apple’s cellphone is nearly laughable, particularly when you compare it to how closely packed everything is about the S7 Edge — and also the Samsung has a much, much larger battery. Though of course newer phones such as the iPhone XS now show this up.
The S7 Edge is shorter and narrower (150.9 x 72.6mm) than the 7 Plus and 6S Plus (158.2 x 77.9mm), although both devices have the same 5.5-inch screen size. The iPhone is though, a hair thinner in 7.3mm below the Samsung’s 7.7millimeter girth.
It is also very similar in dimension to the LG G5 (149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm), which sports a 5.5-inch screen – with the Android makers really sticking it into Apple.
Among our favorite parts of the plan update on the S7 Edge comes on the trunk. A procedure named 3D Thermo Forming — that seems like it’s been named by a sentient marketing machine — enables the manufacturer to curve the back of the phone into one metallic rim which runs all around the edge.
It is a feature that was used on the Note 5 (and can also be employed by brands such as Xiaomi) to really help the phone slide into your palm and remove any sharp vertical edges.
Blend that with the same curve on the front of the apparatus and you can see why it feels really smooth in the hand, almost bubble-esque in the way that you can roll it around in your palm.
Intriguingly, this has left some people with the impression that it’s not really got the exact same premium feel as previous Samsung phones. By having less metal to grasp on to you’re touching the Gorilla Glass 4 covering, which may feel a little like vinyl due to its lightweight (but still very powerful ) construction.