9.2/10
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The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge currently has an Informr score of 9.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 53 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

With the release of Samsung’s latest flagship series, they’re offering two versions of their top-tier phone. The Galaxy S7 Edge offers a few upgrades from the S7, though there is little difference in the performance of the two phones.

Differences include:
A larger, curved screen coming in at 5.5-inches
Slightly lower pixel density due to running the same resolution as the S7’s smaller display
A slightly larger battery rated at 3600mAh
A higher price tag for the S7 Edge

Otherwise, you’re looking at identical specifications and features. For a deeper look at what reviews around the web are saying about the new S7 series from Samsung, check out our product summary of the Galaxy S7!


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.3 GHz
Screen Size
5.5"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


TrustedReviews

If money is simply no object and you want a phone that looks absolutely stunning, the Galaxy S7 Edge is the phone to choose. It’s the culmination of Samsung’s impressive rise in the design stakes and it brings back a lot of features that were annoyingly missed out of the S6 and S6 Edge.

- Max Parker, TrustedReviews
Android Guys

Now that it has been a full year, it’s much easier to look at the S7 Edge in its entirety. Good and bad experiences can be summed up to an overall impression quite easily. I have strangers ask me about my phone all the time, which means it’s a unique and intriguing device, at the least....

- Matt Fish, Android Guys
Android Police

With the Galaxy S8 and S8 plus's releases coming very, very soon, it's time to ask: Is the S7 edge still worth buying? If you're someone who's careful with their gadgets and/or uses a case, and if you aren't a performance freak, then yes, the S7e is still worth a look. Its gorgeous display, water re...

- Richard Gao, Android Police
Recombu

If it isn’t already apparent, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge holds up extremely well twelve months on from its initial release, fighting off long-standing rivals like Apple and newcomers like Google’s Pixels with its killer camera, drop-dead gorgeous design and stunning screen.

- Alex Todd, Recombu
Tech Advisor

The Galaxy S7 edge is no longer the semi-gimmick it was before. Although some of the main features are things from the Galaxy S5 – Micro-SD and waterproofing – Samsung has given fans what they want. It's now a refined, sophisticated and highly desirable piece of technology. The battery i...

- Chris Martin, Tech Advisor


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Screen Size
5.5"

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge's screen size is 5.5 inches with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.3 GHz

There is a Samsung Exynos 8 Octa core 2.3 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Update Available: 8.0 Oreo) operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 200 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3600mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3600 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 2160 minutes, 900 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Galaxy S7 Edge Specs

Overview
Release date March 11, 2016
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1900/0/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Update Available: 8.0 Oreo)

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Processor Samsung Exynos 8 Octa core 2.3 GHz
Internal Storage 32/64 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.27 W/kg
Body: 0.66 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3600 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 1140 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 900 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 900 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 2160 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 14 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black Onyx, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium, White Pearl, Pink Gold, Blue Coral, Black Pearl
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.1 x 7.3 x 0.8 cm (5.9 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 157 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel density 534 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Dual edge screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 200 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Slow motion recording, Voice activation
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, FLV, AVI
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, ASF, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Variation: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Quad core 2.2 GHz Processor

Additional Sensors: Fingerprint sensor, Barometer
Additional Features: Quick charging
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