Samsung released Galaxy S7 Edge back in February 2016. It was released amongst huge speculations owing to its new and revolutionary design. Being the flagship phone of the samsung company for the year 2016, this phone had a tough task of appeasing the critics and the fans alike. In this article we will take a look at what samsung did to make sure that S7 Edge was able enough to reap in huge profits for the company just as the S6 did. We will review its key features and see it for ourselves if this phone is worth the hype or not.
Samsung Galaxy S7 is a phone targeted at those customers who love looks and style appeal above everything else. If you are someone who doesn’t minds the design features and aesthetics of your device then you will be better off with the standard Galaxy S7 that comes without a curved edge display. Both the standard version and the one with the edge display have the same specifications. For the time being consider the edge screen as a candy because most of the developers have still not made significant progress in developing apps that can harness the functionality of an edge display. This phone is an eye catcher. Another key feature of this phone stems out from the clever use of the edge display panel. Since the display tapers into the frame, you essentially get a phablet size display but in a smaller form factor. Small bezels on the top and bottom also help the cause.
It features a Quad HD display panel that supports a resolution of resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. Movies and game look spectacular on this display panel. But having such a high resolution display can effectively chew on the battery. While we are not saying that this display is a power hungry monster, just keep in mind that running your phone at 4K resolution will drain your battery faster.
Fast charging is a big selling point for almost every flagship smartphone in the market today. It can be quite frustrating to run out of battery and then wait hours to get it recharged. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge features fast charging. The company claims that you can get up to fifty percent of battery charged within half an hour. A prerequisite for fast charging is that you will have to turn this device off before availing the benefits of fast charging. Another thing to keep in mind is that the phone heats up quite a lot during fast charging and you will be able to fast charge your S7 Edge only with the charger that comes in the box. Third party chargers might not work in this case.
It’s hard to beat samsung in the camera department. Samsung’s flagship devices have always featured the best camera modules of their times. S7 Edge features a 12 Megapixel camera at the back. Megapixel count is not that high but it has been kept low as it allows for faster auto focusing and better performance in low light conditions. The front camera is a 5 Megapixel shooter.
This device is one of the best selling Samsung devices of all time.
- Great design.
- Phablet size display in a phone size form factor.
- Quad Core processor.
- Good camera performance in low light conditions and fast auto focusing.
- Light weight as compared to its competition.
- Heating issues.
- Fast charging works only with the proprietary charger from Samsung.
- Low megapixel count.