Samsung has been rolling out an Edge variant for their latest premium S-series smartphones. Previously they even had introduced an Edge version for one of their Note models. The Galaxy S7 Edge not only features a bigger screen but also a curved edged screen that makes the whole deal more attractive and equally expensive. The S7 Edge is one of the most gorgeous looking phones in the market and packs in premium hardware that delivers kick ass performance.
|5.5 Inch Super AMOLED Display (534 ppi) with Corning Gorilla Glass 4||Octa Core 2.3 GHz Exynos 8890||4GB||64GB internal expandable upto 256GB||
Front Camera: 5MP f/1.7
|Non-Removable 3600 mAh||Black, White, Gold, Silver, Pink, Gold|
Design and Construction
|Dimensions (Inches)||5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30|
|Special protection||Waterproof, Water Resistant, Splash Proof, Dust Resistant|
|Colour Options||Black, White, Gold, Silver, Pink, Gold|
|Screen Size||5.5 Inches|
|Screen to body ratio (%)||76.1%|
|Screen Type||Super AMOLED|
|Pixel Density||534 ppi|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|System on Chip||Exynos 8890|
|CPU||4x2.3 GHz Mongoose & 4x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Internal memory||64 GB|
|Expandable Memory Upto||256 GB|
|No. of SIMS||2/Hybrid|
|Sim 1 Type||Nano SIM|
|Sim 2 Type||Micro SIM / Micro SD|
|No of sensors||1|
|Camera sensor size||1/2.5|
|Autofocus type||Phase Detection|
|Flash details||Single LED|
|No of sensors||1|
|Camera sensor size||1/4.1|
|Os version||v.6.0 Marshmallow|
|Talk Time||27 hours|
|Music Play time||55 hours|
|Video Play Time||18 hours|
|Internet use 3g||12 hours|
|Internet use LTE||15 hours|
|Internet use wi-fi||16 hours|
|Fast Charging||Yes hours|
|Music formats||MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC player|
|Video formats||MP4, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.264 player|
|GSM||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz|
|UMTS||850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz|
|LTE (FDD)||Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28|
|LTE (TDD)||Bands 38, 39, 40, 41|
|Data||LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSPA|
There is a lot of expensive stuff going on with the Galaxy S7 Edge’s display unit. Samsung uses a proprietary process called 3D Thermoforming by which 3D glass is melded to curve with precision to fude with the curved metal alloy frame to create a strong unibody. Just like the S7, the S7 Edge can also survive splashes and dust. It has received IP68 certification. Samsung has devised a technique to seal off the inside components while keeping micro USB ports, earphone jacks open without the need to extra caps or covers.
Samsung has fixed a 5.5inch dual edge Super AMOLED screen on the Galaxy S7 Edge. It is a QuadHD display but with a lesser PPI count than the regular S7. The front and the back of the phone is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is made available in five premium colour – Blue Coral, Pink Gold, Black Onyx, Gold Platinum, and Silver Titanium
The hardware of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is identical to that of the regular S7. So, we have the same Exynos 8890 Octa-core processor by Samsung doing the duties for the S7 Edge. It is available with 4GB of RAM and two storage options to choose from (32GB and 64GB) The graphics capabilities are handled by Mali-T880 MP12. The phone supports Dual SIM as it gets a Hybrid SIM tray that allows the usage of SIM cards at a time or a combination of a single SIM and a MicroSD card at the same time.
All the camera tech mech is same as the S7 with a Dual Pixel 12MP shooter at the rear as the main while a 5MP unit is fitted on the front. Both these cameras are claimed to be a good shooter in low light as they are both equipped with f/1.7 aperture. The rear camera also gets Optical Image Stabilization, LED flash and Phase-Detection Autofocus.
The battery inside the S7 Edge is a 3,600 mAh pack that supports fast charging as well as wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge comes with Android v.6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box with TouchWiz UI on top.