Mini assessment video: Our tackle the Galaxy S7 Edge, in only a minute
Although Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are each nice telephones — every earned a rating of ninety — it is the Edge that is improved probably the most over the previous yr. Whereas the S6 Edge’s curved display felt like a gimmick (albeit a stunning one), this yr’s mannequin introduces some software program tips that do a greater job profiting from that additional display actual property. Even should you disagree with us on the gimmick factor, although, it is onerous to argue with the whole lot else the S7 Edge brings to the desk.
Amongst its best attributes: a neater-to-maintain design, waterproofing, improved digital camera, a much bigger battery, extra highly effective internals and the return of the microSD slot, which was omitted in final yr’s S6 collection. In some ways it is the identical nice telephone because the common S7, besides it is greater, has a curved display and prices 100 bucks extra. For the cash, although, you get one critically hanging design.
- Seems to be and feelsamazing
- Curved display feels extra helpful
- Robust efficiency
- It is (principally) waterproof!
- Display reveals a slight inexperienced forged
- Barely underwhelming battery
- No should-have Edge apps
- Flimsy SIM/microSD tray
This yr’s Galaxy S7 Edge is what Samsung’s Edge household ought to have been from the start. It combines first-price horsepower (and the occasional hiccup) with a stunning show, all wrapped in a beautiful package deal. The factor is, the Edge’s massive draw continues to be its putting design: The software program that tries to benefit from the curved display nonetheless feels gimmicky.