The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is without a doubt the best top-of-the-range device that was produced in 2016. That's exactly why, more than a year after its launch, there is a terminal to be bought and preferred over a device that is it is in the same price range but most recent. You will be surprised by its design, practicality and of course its display!
In fact, Samsung has equipped the Galaxy S7 with a display extending up to the super-AMOLED sidebars with Quad HD resolution (2560x1440) which is the best still available on the market today. The diagonal is 5.5 inches and gives an amazing density of pixels: it's 534 ppi for absolutely clear images. Chromatic fidelity is at its highest levels and its visibility under direct sunlight is great.
To protect the unit, we find the Gorilla Glaze 4 covering all the front surface and gives a pleasant feel to the touch. And with regard to tact, there is a very fast, practical and reliable fingerprint reader in the Home button that will allow you to unlock the device with a simple touch (Achille's heel of the latest Galaxy S8 or iPhone X).
The Galaxy S7 Edge sold in Europe is based on the Exynos 8890 processor that has 8 core so distributed: a first 2.3GHz quad core group and a second 1.6Gz group built using the efficient 14nm process . This processor is supported by a Mali-T880 GPU and 4GB of RAM, but over half of them are used by the system and applications. Instead, the user's memory is 32 GB (possibly expandable by micro SD) and adopts the UFS 2.0 standard for speeds never seen first on a smartphone.
In concrete terms, this is an absolutely fluid and reactive system that does not show any uncertainty either in daily use or in the most demanding use. Not even the temperatures exceed the critical thresholds thanks to an innovative heat dissipation system introduced by Samsung right on this smartphone and you can rely on if you are a gambler.
New features have also been introduced on the front of the camera. In particular thanks to Dual Pixel technology, the focus is instantaneous. The resolution is 12 megapixels for the rear and 5 megapixels for the front (which boasts a mode for improving the face and especially the flash through the display).
In video mode, you can record excellent stabilized video in Quad HD (same screen resolution). And if you are a lover of nightlife, you will surely appreciate the F1.7 focal aperture that has the precise purpose of delivering sharper images in poor lighting conditions. Someone would say that it is also the best Camera Phone of last year.
The Android version currently available for the Galaxy S7 Egde is the 7 best known as Nougat. The most interesting feature of this release is the ability to use two applications simultaneously. This way, for example, you can chat with a friend and at the same time watch a video or take advantage of Google Maps to reach it! Try it absolutely! For the rest, the interface is very beautiful and curious, aesthetically speaking, and will give you even more that feeling of having a top range in your hands, feeling that midrange devices almost never give, maybe even the merits of the display above.
Finally, the IP-68 certification makes it durable for freshwater diving up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes, a 3600mah battery that guarantees a great autonomy covering more than a full day of use and support for Wireless Charging, although it is necessary to buy the special accessory as it is not included in the sales package.
If we want to find a fault at all costs, we will point out the absence of the USB Type-C, which means that you will be forced to connect the device to the battery charger in the right direction each time. It's not a big shame for the time it was conceived, a little more for today where this standard is increasingly adopted and diffused by industry (even on PCs!). That's why, compared to its successor, the Galaxy S8, someone could twist the nose for the display frames above and below. But you will see that you will absolutely forgive everything you can to offer.
To be purchased and used safely as first smartphone or for work.
A minus rarely mentioned: It's hard to navigate the phone with one hand, even though it is not huge. This is because (1) the design, it's hard not to lose it, and (2) that the screen is not completely medgivlig out the edges. Easy to press the wrong. This lowers the score 10-8.
Amazing phone, however.
Very good mobile, compared with previous Samsung phones
Have used the 5-6 months now, but is not very impressed.
Being slow and requires a restart. Might have been better after updating to Android 7. Never experienced this with other phones running android. It's possible I've been unlucky with my, but I doubt that I go for Samsung again.
Do I look away from what is otherwise a very fine phone.
The short version: The best phone I've had!
Most recently sibling Samsung S7. Even there I was impressed by the nice screen and wonderful camera that can handle almost any light.
It added a more pleasant form, and with the curved screen and a much better battery life. Now it's a little unfair, because this copy is new and my S7 had time to be a year, but I still feel that Edge has more energy in the battery (dangerous joke in Samsung's explosive world!).
Additional features just Edge provides is marginal. I can quickly sweep a small panel of my most frequent contacts. It was probably the most helpful I came to do with the side panel.
Then came Android 7 (nougat) understudy spirit from the start and there are some improvements, such as more transparent menus.
Overall, it gives a luxurious feel and weight, with rounded edges in your pocket. Cool and pleasant, except when the rapid charging.
Highly recommended to anyone with fairly large hands.