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Update: The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge now has Android Oreo and is significantly cheaper than it once was. But it's also getting old, with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9 range both superseding it and even the Samsung Galaxy S10 on the way soon. We've updated this review accordingly.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge had a tough task when it launched in February 2016. 

That's because it was following in the footsteps of its predecessor, a multi-award-winning phone, simply because it packed all the power of the 'normal' Galaxy S6 and yet... that curved edge.

We weren't alone in loving the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, whipping it out proudly whenever possible.

But that was 2015, and the world wasn't going to be so easily wowed by the curved design of the Galaxy S7 Edge. We'd seen it. It had been done. So what did Samsung do to make its new phone a real step forward?

Well, unlike what it's done on the Galaxy S7, which looks (initially) like 2015's model, the changes on the S7 Edge were brilliant, adding a zest to a design that could have quickly become tired.

It was so good in fact, we crowned it the "best phone of 2016". Of course, it's now been superseded by the Galaxy S8 Plus, and the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, but it's still a solid smartphone.

The screen is larger than the Galaxy S6 Edge, yet somehow the phone doesn't feel too much bigger in the hand. The rear of the phone is curved too, making it sit nicely in the hand. It's also water-resistant, and there's a microSD card slot.

The battery is boosted massively too versus its predecessor, giving us a handset that's able to last over 24 hours between charges.

Sure, it's no longer the golden child in Samsung's smartphone line-up. In fact, it now plays second fiddle to not only the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, but also the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus. 

But if your budget can't stretch to Samsung's latest smartphones (they are rather expensive) the Galaxy S7 Edge is still a strong choice.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge price and release date

  • Released: March 2016
  • Price at launch: £640, $769, AU$1,249
  • Now down to: £320, $390, AU$600

At launch the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge was priced at £640 ($769, AU$1,249) SIM-free, but that has dropped significantly.

In the US we've found the S7 Edge for around $390, while SIM-free prices in the UK have gone as low as £320 and in Australia you're looking at around AU$600.

It still not cheap, but in our view, it's still worth every penny.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge specs

Weight:  157g
Dimensions:  150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm
OS:  Android 8
Screen size:  5.5-inch
Resolution:  1440x2560
CPU:  Snapdragon 820 / Exynos 8890
Storage:  32GB/64GB (with microSD)
Battery:  3600mAh
Rear camera:  12MP
Front camera: 5MP


The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is a phone that lives and dies by its looks. If you're only interested in the power then just go for the standard Galaxy S7. 

The smaller, 'normal', model has got all the same smarts, but a slightly sharper screen thanks to packing the same amount of pixels into a smaller area.

What it misses is the clever elements that Samsung's used on the Edge. The display curves further away into the sides of the phone than ever before, which means that even though you've got a phablet-sized display, the phone is as compact as possible.

Place it side by side with the iPhone 7 Plus or 6S Plus and you'll see what we mean. The amount of bezel used above and below the display on Apple's phone is almost laughable, especially when you compare it to how tightly packed everything is on the S7 Edge – and the Samsung has a much, much larger battery. Though of course newer phones like the iPhone XS now show it up.

The S7 Edge is shorter and narrower (150.9 x 72.6mm) than the 7 Plus and 6S Plus (158.2 x 77.9mm), even though both devices have the same 5.5-inch screen size. The iPhone is however, a hair thinner at 7.3mm versus the Samsung's 7.7mm girth.

It's also very similar in size to the LG G5 (149.4 x 73.9 x 7.7 mm), which again sports a 5.5-inch display - with the Android manufacturers really sticking it to Apple.

One of our favorite parts of the design upgrade on the S7 Edge comes on the rear. A process called 3D Thermo Forming – which sounds like it's been named by a sentient marketing machine – enables the brand to curve the rear of the phone into a single metal rim that runs all around the edge.

It's a feature that was used on the Note 5 (and is also used by brands like Xiaomi) to really help the phone slip into your palm and remove any sharp metallic edges.

Combine that with the same curve on the front of the device and you can see why it feels so smooth in the hand, almost pebble-esque in the way you can roll it around in your palm.

Intriguingly, this has left some people with the impression that it's not quite got the same premium feel as previous Samsung phones. By having less metal to grasp on to you're touching the Gorilla Glass 4 covering, which can feel a little like plastic due to its lightweight (but still very strong) construction.

Tap the back of the phone and it lacks the sheen of metal, but in fairness that lack of metal allows for the wireless charging that's a key feature of the S7 Edge.

That back does have one issue though: it's a fingerprint fairground, a veritable carnival for any crime scene investigators looking to nab you for some dirty villainy.

So many phones have that criticism thrown at them, but it's particularly true for Samsung's new curved phone. It's easy enough to wipe the sticky offenders off, but it's annoying to have to do it time and again.

The camera protrusion on the rear has been reduced to just 0.42mm, which means it's barely noticeable when you're placing the phone down, while still being strong enough to help protect the lens.

And then you remember something else: this phone, with its elegant rim and clean lines, and complete with exposed ports, is waterproof.

No, sorry, water-RESISTANT, as it's IP68 rated. That means it's still able to work after being dunked in fresh water for 30 minutes up to a depth of 1.5 metres, so you'll be able to use it happily in the bath, or beside the shallow end of the swimming pool, and not worry about dropping it.

It's less of a 'let's take our phone scuba diving to get some amazing pictures' feature, and more of a safety feature – and the phone will even refuse to charge if the port is too wet, such is its ability to manage moisture.

Sadly, you're still left with a single speaker firing out the bottom of the Galaxy S7 Edge, which doesn't really have the most premium of sound; however, it's serviceable, and noticeably louder than other mono speakers we've used.

Overall, we can't speak highly enough of the S7 Edge's design. It feels amazing in the hand, and Samsung has managed to bring enough upgrades to make this look and feel like a completely different phone; and most people trying it for the first time will – even if they're not a fan – be able to appreciate something different in a world filled with black, rectangular slabs.


The display, while technically part of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge's design, is worthy of chatting about in its own right – simply because it looks so great.

It's the defining feature when you pull this phone out among friends, and while it doesn't elicit the same response that the S6 Edge's display did the previous year (like we said, curved displays are nothing new these days), it still gets a lot of approving looks, especially as it's combined with the rounded back.

The QHD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 still looks as good as anything we've seen on a smartphone. Despite being stretched a little from last year, the 5.5-inch size still looks absolutely pin-sharp, and it's very hard to see any artefacts lying around on the screen.

It's amazing to think that, two years after LG brought out the first mainstream QHD phone, we still don't have any dedicated content that can be viewed at this resolution. Despite that, however, I don't feel like the Galaxy S7 Edge really suffers, as that display makes viewing web pages and photos a really great experience.

The S7 Edge uses Super AMOLED technology, which Samsung's been chucking out for close to a decade now, and it really works well to make the phone look premium and the colors really pop.

The contrast ratio – the difference between the whitest whites and the blackest blacks – is still pretty sensational, which is because when they're not in use, the pixels are turned off; with something like the iPhone 6S or the LG G5 you've got a display that just blocks out the backlight when the pixel is showing a black image, so there can be a small amount of light bleed-through.

Though note that many manufacturers - including Apple - have moved to OLED with newer handsets, so they can now match Samsung's contrast ratio.

The Galaxy S7 Edge screen also has the added benefit of the side display, which is accessed by swiping your thumb along from the right- or left-hand side of the phone's screen (you can specify which in the settings).

Where this was a nonsense, useless feature in years gone by, the side display has a much more defined role on the Galaxy S7 Edge. You can easily get access to news, regular contacts, tools (the ruler, for digi-measuring is back – GET IN) and other elements that are currently in development.

Check out the Specs and Performance section of this review to hear a little bit more about this feature – or skip it entirely if you're bored of hearing us witter on about a piece of the display you can swipe.



Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Specifications

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge phone has a 5.5-inch (2560x1440) Super AMOLED screen, a 12MP main camera and a 5MP selfie camera. The battery capacity is 3600 mAh and the main processor is a Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 with 4 GB of RAM.

Specifications Highlights
ProductGalaxy S7 Edge (2016), Price: 560 USD at Amazon
Display5.5" 2560x1440 Super AMOLED
Rear Camera(s)
  • 26mm 12-MP f/1.7 (Primary) +OIS
Selfie Camera(s)
  • Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 SoC
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB Storage
  • MicroSD (200GB max.)
Battery3600 mAh, Wireless Charging
DesignIP68, 157g (5.5oz), 150.9x72.6x7.7 mm (5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30 inches)
Price (Market)$560
TypeSuper AMOLED
Diagonal (inches)5.5"
Display/Body Ratio76.1%
Sharpness (PPI)534 PPI
Display Glass TypeGorilla Glass 4
Color Depth24 bit (16,777,216 Colors)
Primary Camera
Focal Length (35mm) 26mm
Sensor SizeSmall
Autofocus Features
  • Contrast
  • Phase Detection
  • Dual-Pixel Phase Detection
Hardware Features
  • Autofocus
  • OIS
  • Flash
  • HDR Photo
  • HDR Video
Video Resolutions
  • 2160p/30fps
  • 1440p/30fps
  • 1080p/60fps
  • 1080p/30fps
  • 720p/30fps
Battery TypeLi-Ion
Battery Capacity (mAh)3600 mAh
Battery Features
  • Fast Charge
  • Wireless Charging Integrated
Talk Time27 hours
Music Playback Time74 hours
Processor BrandQualcomm
Processor NameSnapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890
Processor ModelMSM8996
Processor # Cores8
Main Processor Frequency (GHz)quad-core 2.3 et quad-core 1.6 GHz
RAM Options4GB
Internal Storage Options64GB
Memory Card TypeMicroSD
Mem. Card Max. Size200GB
Operating System + VersionAndroid 6.0
LTE Category (Download)LTE CAT9 452 Mbps
Modem Features
WiFi Speed
WiFi Features
  • Hotspot
  • Dual-band
  • WiFi Direct
Bluetooth VersionBluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Features
NFC Features
Connector TypeMicro USB
Connector Features
SAR US Head1.17 W/Kg
SAR US Body1.59 W/Kg
SAR EU Head0.26 W/Kg
SAR EU Body0.51 W/Kg
Sim Card 0
SIM TypeNano SIM
Multimedia Features
Audio Alerts
Audio Features
  • Loudspeaker
  • 3.5mm Port
  • Phone Noise Cancellation
Audio Formats
Video Formats
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • Gyroscope
  • Heart Rate
  • Proximity

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Specs & Speed Benchmarks

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review: The ultimate splurge

Samsung has instituted an eight-point battery test on its new phones in an effort to reassure customers that it has addressed the issues that plagued its exploding Note 7 last year. To see how the Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge stack up against their predecessors, check out CNET's side-by-side comparison.

The original Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review, published in March 2016 and updated since then, follows.

Here's the phone you should buy right now: This one. What catapults the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to such heights? Is it the excellent camera, the beast of a battery, the expandable storage or the seductive design that's worth more than the sum of its parts? Yes, and more. This phone kicks the already-fantastic (just slightly smaller) Galaxy S7 up a notch with a bigger battery and that wraparound design on both sides that never fails to draw me deeper into whatever I'm viewing or doing.

Everything about the 5.5-inch S7 Edge excels from the inside out, and Samsung has refined the extra navigation software that dresses up the screen's physical curves. There are of course a few minor drawbacks -- there's no such thing as a perfect device -- but something about it feels more organic than your garden-variety phone, more complete. If you've ever seen one of Samsung's curve-screen phones before, such as the S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and Note Edge, you know what I'm talking about.

Samsung has put a lot of effort into making the secondary menu bar more useful: icons get bigger and there are more types of information you can show there, like a shortcut to your favorite apps and tasks. There's a speed dial to your favorite contacts, an optional pane for sports scores and news headlines, even a tool to pull up the flashlight and ruler. These are handy, just use them sparingly.

Is the Edge worth the higher price compared to the S7? If you have the cash, then yes. For me, the phone's shape is reason enough, like how a car enthusiast might upgrade to a leather interior. The extra cost spreads out if you pay by installments; even if you pay in full, the difference diminishes when you consider you'll probably own this phone for the next two years.

That said, you wouldn't be making the mistake of your life by going for a more wallet-friendly phone like the Google Nexus 6P or even the S7. But if you want the most stylish, most all-in-one phone that money can buy, you've found it.

The S7 Edge starts at $750, £639 and AU$1,249. Read more about the S7 Edge's top-notch software and hardware in my full Galaxy S7 review, and read on below for more on the Edge's software, battery performance and specs.

Editors' note: This review was originally posted on March 8, 2016 and last updated on April 16, 2016.

Navigating the Edge

I liked being able to jump into the edge display navigation from any screen, without having to go back to the start screen as you would normally have to do. This was an easy way to reach out to a favorite contact and my most-used app.

At first, it's fun to hit the nine-tab ceiling and try them all, but pretty soon I realized that if I didn't know exactly which pane I wanted, I wasted more time looking for it than if I had just gone to find the thing I wanted from the home screen in the first place. Three or four of these add-ons hit the sweet spot.

Also, some panels that I'd want just don't exist yet, because the companies haven't made plugins.

Monster battery life, bigger size

Battery life was killer in our lab tests, which measure video playback time: almost 20 hours on average, compared to the S7's already astounding 16-hour average. Real-life results were also full steam ahead. Expect the battery to last a long day on a single charge, but I'd prepare to top it up each day anyway, especially if you tend to hit streaming and navigation hard.

It's a solid, heavy device, but I never dropped the phone or felt like I was going to. I'd still buy a glass screen protector and case anyway to protect your pricey investment, but the same goes for any phone. For my small hands, its 5.5-inch screen is a little more manageable than other larger-than-average handsets, such as the iPhone 6S Plus, Google Nexus 6P and Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

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My colleague Nic Healey didn't agree. He prefers his screens larger, and said he kept accidentally tapping the screen when he was trying to simply hold it to watch a video. He also found the wraparound effect distracting, especially when watching video.

The Edge's screen's picture isn't technically quite as sharp as the S7's, just because you're spreading the same amount of pixels around a larger display, but you won't notice a difference -- the screen still looks outstanding.

Minor drawbacks

As the S7 Edge shares the S7's triumphs (clear 12-megapixel camera, smooth-running processor), it also shares the S7's drawbacks: slightly plastic-looking selfies, a bastion of finger grease you'll have to constantly wipe away and a non-removable battery, which was expected, but whose presence would check the final box of most-wanted features.

S7 Edge versus the iPhone 6S Plus, others

Some people identify as "Apple" people and some are "Google" people and I'm not trying to change that. But I do think that the Edge is more interesting and capable than the plus-size iPhone. Android's operating system adds some pretty terrific benefits, such as Google Now and excellent voice recognition.

The S7 Edge's design is also a well-crafted standout, and its battery life and camera blow past the iPhone's in almost every situation.

Even though the S7 Edge is at the top end of the price scale, but it's still a better deal than the iPhone 6S Plus once you factor in the cost of storage. You can spend less on the 32GB S7 Edge and a 64GB microSD card than you would on a 64GB iPhone 6S Plus.

Samsung Galaxy S72,3235,42929,031Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge2,3705,49328,896Apple iPhone 6S2,5274,40427,698Apple iPhone 6S Plus2,4034,24028,080Google Nexus 6P1,2864,31324,224OnePlus X9042,55217,369

The Galaxy S7 Edge versus Apple's iPhone 6S Plus, the LG G5 and the Google Nexus 6P.


Versions: G935F (Global); G935FD (Southeast Asia, India); G9350 (Hong Kong); G935W8 (Canada)
Also known as Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Duos with dual-SIM card slots

NetworkTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 - G935FD, G93503G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - G935F, G935FD, G935W8 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 & TD-SCDMA - G93504G bands1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41 - G935F, G935FD 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 38, 39, 40, 41 - G9350 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41 - G935W8SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps
MiscColorsBlack, White, Gold, Silver, Pink Gold, Black Pearl, Coral BlueModelsSM-G935F, SM-G935FD, SM-G935W8, SM-G9350, SM-G935S, SC-02H, SM-G935K, SM-G935L, SM-G935R4, SCV33SAR0.56 W/kg (head)     0.66 W/kg (body)     SAR EU0.26 W/kg (head)     1.43 W/kg (body)     PriceAbout 330 EUR

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Samsung Galaxy S7

2016 Android smartphone developed by Samsung Electronics

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Samsung Galaxy S7 in White (left) and S7 Edge in Gold

CodenameProject Lucky (herolte, hero2lte)
Poseidon (S7 Active)[1]
BrandSamsung Galaxy
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
  • Beyond Barriers
  • Rethink What A Phone Can Do
  • More Than A Phone (Indonesia)
SeriesGalaxy S
  • SM-G930 (Samsung Galaxy S7)
  • SM-G935 (Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge)
  • SM-G891A (Samsung Galaxy S7 Active)
  • (Last letter varies by carrier and international models)
Compatible networks
  • 2GGSM/GPRS/EDGE – 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • 2GCDMA 1xRTT – 800, 850, 1900 MHz
  • 3GTD-SCDMA – 1900, 2000 MHz
  • 3GUMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+ – 850, 900, AWS (1700), 1900, 2000, 2100 MHz
  • 4GLTE – Bands 1–5, 7–8, 12–13, 17–20, 25–26, 28–30, 38–41
First releasedMarch 11, 2016; 5 years ago (2016-03-11) (S7, S7 Edge)
June 10, 2016; 5 years ago (2016-06-10) (S7 Active)[2]
DiscontinuedMarch 11, 2019; 2 years ago (2019-03-11)
Units soldAccording to a report from Strategy Analytics, the combined sales of the two smartphones reached 55 million units at the end of the first quarter of 2017. In the first three months of the year, the tech giant sold 7.2 million units of last year’s flagships.
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy S6/Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge/Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
SuccessorSamsung Galaxy S8/Samsung Galaxy S8+/Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
RelatedSamsung Galaxy Note 7/Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017), Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
TypeSmartphone (S7, S7 Active, and S7 Edge)
Form factorSlate
  • S7:
    142.4 mm (5.61 in) H
    69.6 mm (2.74 in) W
    7.9 mm (0.31 in) D
  • S7 Edge:
    150.9 mm (5.94 in) H
    72.6 mm (2.86 in) W
    7.7 mm (0.30 in) D
  • S7 Active:
    148.8 mm (5.86 in) H
    74.9 mm (2.95 in) W
    9.9 mm (0.39 in) D
  • S7: 152 g (5.4 oz)
  • S7 Edge: 157 g (5.5 oz)
  • S7 Active: 184.8 g (6.52 oz)
Operating system
System on chip
  • Exynos: Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Mongoose & 4x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • Snapdragon: Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)
Storage32, 64 or 128 GB UFS 2.0
Removable storagemicroSDXC, expandable up to 256 GB
BatteryAll non-removable; all 15 Watts:
  • S7: 3,000 mAh, 3.85 V
  • S7 Edge: 3,600 mAh
  • S7 Active: 4,000 mAh
  • S7: 5.1 in (130 mm) 227 ppcm (577 ppi)
  • S7 Edge: 5.5 in (140 mm) 210 ppcm (534 ppi)
  • S7 Active: 5.1 in (130 mm) 227 ppcm (576 ppi)
  • Quad HD Super AMOLED 2560×1440 pixel resolution (16:9 aspect ratio)
Rear cameraSamsung ISOCELL S5K2L1 or SonyExmor RS IMX260[3] 12 MP (4032×3024), 1.4 µm pixel size, f/1.7 aperture,[4][5] 2160p(4K) at 30fps(limited to 10m since Android 7 update), 1440p(QHD) at 30fps, 1080p at 30/60fps, 720p at 30/60fps, real-time slow motion video recording at [email protected][6]
Front cameraSamsung S5K4E6 5 MP (2592×1464), f/1.7 aperture, 1440p/1080p/720p video recording [7]
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz), Bluetooth 4, 4G/LTE
Water resistanceIP68, up to 1.5 m (4.9 ft) for 30 minutes

The Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Samsung Galaxy S7 Active are Android-based smartphones manufactured, released and marketed by Samsung Electronics. The S7 series serves as the successor to the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and S6 Active released in 2015. The S7 and S7 Edge were officially unveiled on 21 February 2016 during a Samsung press conference at Mobile World Congress, with a European and North American release on 11 March 2016.[8][9] The S7 Active was unveiled on 4 June 2016, and released on AT&T in the United States on 10 June 2016.[2]

The Galaxy S7 is an evolution of the prior year's model, with upgraded hardware, design refinements, and the restoration of features removed from the Galaxy S6, such as IP certification for water and dust resistance, as well as expandable storage with a MicroSD card. Succeeding the S6 and S6 Edge+, respectively, the S7 is produced in a standard model with a display size of 5.1-inch (130 mm) as well as an Edge variant whose display is curved along the wide sides of the screen and also has a larger 5.5-inch (140 mm) display. The S7 Active features a thicker more rugged frame and an increased battery capacity. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are the last two phones in the Samsung Galaxy S series to have a physical home button with a front-sided fingerprint sensor embedded in the button. The S7 Active is the last in the Active series to feature three physical buttons with the fingerprint reader embedded home button, when not considering the prematurely discontinued Galaxy Note 7. It is the last phone in the Samsung Galaxy S series to be equipped with a MicroUSB-B port, which has since been replaced with USB-C technology.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 was succeeded by the Samsung Galaxy S8 in April 2017.



Gold Galaxy S7 showing the headphone jack, micro USB 2.0 port, microphone and speaker grill


The Galaxy S7's hardware design is largely that of the S6. Samsung removed the built-in Infrared blaster due to low demand.[10] The device retains the metal and glass chassis, but with refinements such as a rectangular home button, and a lower protrusion of the camera. Both models are available in black and gold colors; white, pink, blue and silver versions are available depending on market.[11][12] As a Worldwide Olympic Partner, special editions of the Galaxy S7 Edge were released by Samsung for the 2016 Summer Olympics, with a dark blue body and hardware and software accents inspired by the colors of the Olympic rings. The devices were sold in limited quantities in selected markets, and were given to athletes participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics.[13][14] In October 2016, Samsung announced a new light blue ("Blue Coral") color option, as previously offered on the recalled Galaxy Note 7.[15]

The Galaxy S7 Edge is equipped with software that allows the curved edge to act as a ruler, a night clock and various visual notification features such as the Edge notification light[16] for phone calls and incoming messages, of which the preferred colour can be selected for five contacts. There is an additional setting that allows adjusting the brightness of the built-in LED lamp when used as a torch between five brightness levels.[11][17]

Water resistance[edit]

The S7, S7 Edge & S7 Active are IP68-certified for dust and water resistance; unlike the Galaxy S5, the ports are sealed and thus do not require protective flaps.[8][9] The S7, S7 Edge & S7 Active feature a 1440pQuad HD Super AMOLED display; the S7 & S7 Active both have a 5.1-inch panel, while the S7 Edge uses a larger 5.5-inch panel. As with the prior model, the S7 Edge's screen is curved along the side bezels of the device.[8][9]

The charging port of the Galaxy S7 is equipped with a moisture sensor. When it detects moisture inside the USB port, wired charging is deactivated to prevent damage to the equipment.[18][19][20]


All three models (S7, S7 Edge & S7 Active) have larger batteries in comparison to the S6, with 3000 mAh, 3600 mAh & 4000 mAh capacity respectively and support for AirFuel Inductive (formerly PMA) and Qiwireless charging standards; however, the S7 does use MicroUSB charging.[8][9][21][22]

For wired charging, Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 with up to 15 Watts is supported.[23] Wireless charging is supported with 7.5 Watts of effective power through a Qi 1.2 supported wireless charging plate connected to a Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 USB charger.[24][25]

Samsung claims the Galaxy S7 to be able to fully charge using wired and wireless fast charging within 90 and 140 minutes respectively, while 100 and 160 minutes respectively on the S7 edge.[26]

Fast charging is disabled while the device is in operation.[27]


The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge feature a 12-megapixel (4032×3024) rear-facing camera with "Dual Pixel" image sensor technology for faster autofocus and an f/1.7 aperture lens.[5][8][9]

Slow motion videos are recorded with 720p HD at 240 fps, which is twice the frame rate used on the Galaxy S6 and Note 5. For the first time on a Samsung flagship device, slow motion video recording at 240fps is possible. The 240 fps footage is encoded in real-time and recorded with audio. The footage can be edited with the precluded slow motion video editing software.[28] The five-minute time limit for 2160p video has been removed.[29]

The improved burst shot mode captures twenty photos per second up to one hundred photos per row.[30]

The camera has been praised for its then excellent low-light performance.[28][31]

Still photos can be captured during 1440p (30 fps) and 2160p (30 fps) video recording, while the predecessor could only do so at up to 1080p. However, still photos can not be captured during 1080p video recording at 60 frames per second.[28]

The camera software of the Galaxy S7 has a mode for the manual adjustment of operating parameters, such as exposure, ISOlight sensitivity, white balance, and exposure value. Parameters can also be set for video recording. However, the ISO light sensitivity and exposure settings are locked during video recording.[32] In addition, the LEDtorch can not be toggled during video recording.[33]


Galaxy S7 devices are equipped with an octa-core Exynos 8890 system on a chip and 4GB of RAM in China. In the United States the S7 uses the quad-core QualcommSnapdragon 820; unlike Exynos, this SoC supports older CDMA networks that are extensively used by carriers in these markets.[34][35] The heat from the processor is transferred with a 0.4mm thick water-to-steam heat pipe cooling system but still it gets hot to touch.[36] The S7 includes either 32, 64 or 128 GB of internal storage (in most markets only the 32 GB model will be available). Storage can be expanded using a microSD card.[8]

S7 devices are packaged with a USB OTG adapter. It can be used with the included "Smart Switch" app to help transfer content and settings from a previous Samsung Galaxy device running Android 4.3 or later, iPhone running iOS 5 or later, or BlackBerry running BlackBerry OS 7 or earlier.[37]


The edge notifications feature.

The Galaxy S7 ships with Android Marshmallow (6.0) and Samsung's proprietary TouchWiz software suite. The new TouchWiz also allows the user to disable the app drawer. A new "always on" functionality displays a clock, calendar, and notifications on-screen when the device is in standby. The display is turned off if the device's proximity sensor detects that it is in an enclosed space such as a pocket. Samsung claims this feature would only consume half a percentage of battery capacity per-hour.[8][9] New widget panes can be displayed on the edge of the S7 Edge, in "Edge Single" and wider "Edge Single Plus" sizes.[38] Android Marshmallow's "adopted storage" feature is disabled and not usable.[39]

A software update in September 2016 added support for Vulkan, a new low-level graphics API.[40] In January 2017, Samsung released an update to Android 7.0 "Nougat", which replaced TouchWiz with the Samsung Experience software suite (introduced in the Galaxy S8).[41][42] In mid 2018, the S7 and S7 edge received Android 8.0 "Oreo".[citation needed]

The user interface of the multi windowing feature which allows showing multiple supported applications simultaneously on the screen, both as flexible split screen, as well as floating pop-up, is similar to the preceding Galaxy S6.[43]


The Galaxy S7 received generally positive reviews with critics praising the return of the micro SD card slot and water resistance, while retaining the premium metal design of the preceding Galaxy S6.[44][45] The design of the larger Galaxy S7 Edge was particularly praised, as its curved sides on the S7 Edge are used to "make the phone much narrower than it would be if it had a flat display. It makes the whole device smaller and easier to use. That becomes readily apparent when you put the S7 Edge next to other devices with 5.5-inch or similar screens" like the iPhone 6s Plus (5.5-inch) and Google Nexus 6P (5.7-inch).[46][47] The quality of the primary (rear-facing) camera has been further improved, despite the megapixel decrease from 16 MP to 12 MP, it has larger 1.4-micron pixels and even faster focusing than its S6 predecessor.[48][49]

There was some criticism of the Galaxy S7, due to the removal of MHL support and the IR Blaster of the Galaxy S6,[50][51][52] stock music and video player apps have been replaced by the Google Play equivalents,[53] and the use of an "obsolete" Micro USB charging port instead of USB Type C.[54]

The Exynos version is faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon version at multitasking. There is a clear difference, as the Qualcomm version fails to keep as many apps in the background and takes more time to switch between apps.[55][56] However, the Snapdragon version performs better in graphically intensive apps and games.[57]

iFixit gave the S7 a repairability score of 3 out of 10, noting an excessive use of glue and glass panels, as well as it being nearly impossible to service certain components of the device (such as the daughterboard and other components) without removing the screen, which is not designed to be removed, and that "replacing the glass without destroying the display is probably impossible".[58]


Between the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, approximately 100,000 devices were sold within two days of the official launch in South Korea.[59] The Galaxy S7 had between 7-9 million units shipped in its first month.[60] A total of 48 million units were sold in 2016.[61]

Galaxy S7 edge was the most popular handset from South Korean's 2016 lineup. The Galaxy J3, which is regarded as an entry-level device, found its place in the 6th most popular phone for 2016. The iPhone 6s had around 60 million shipments, whereas the Galaxy S7 edge and other phones from Samsung garnered around 25 million shipments.[62]

Known issues[edit]

At release, videos recorded at high frame rates stuttered, with both Exynos and Snapdragon models suffering from the issue. A following firmware update claimed to fix "flickering video playback after recording".[63][64]

Some S7 Edge units have an irremovable vertical pink line on the display, which seems to appear at random.[65] Samsung is offering free repairs/replacements for users in Belgium/Netherlands/Luxembourg (limited to those) under warranty given that the screen is not externally damaged.[66]

It is extremely difficult to repair a broken screen. Removal of the AMOLED panel will be required should the user break the screen on a Galaxy S7.[67]

In the Philippines on September 23, 2016, a 36 year old make-up artist who has a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge in a beauty salon in Antipolo City, Rizal, along with her 16 year old daughter, who was using the phone and started to diffuse smoke over the smartphone. The owner of the smartphone said that she will refund the damaged smartphone which she bought last April 2016 and the management is investigating the incident.[68]


Galaxy S7[edit]

Samsung Exynos 8890 Models[edit]

  • SM-G930F (International Single SIM)
  • SM-G930FD (International Dual SIM)
  • SM-G930W8 (Canada)
  • SM-G930S (South Korea SK Telecom)
  • SM-G930K (South Korea KT)
  • SM-G930L (South Korea LG U+)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Models[edit]

  • SM-G9300 (Unlocked)
  • SM-G9308 (China Mobile)
United States[edit]

The Galaxy S7 is the first Galaxy S model on which the device's hardware is essentially identical across all of the US variants. As such, all variants were assigned the same device ID (A3LSMG930US) by the FCC. The only differences between US variants is in software/firmware and some minor external branding.

  • SM-G930U (Unlocked)
  • SM-G930A (AT&T)
  • SM-G930V (Verizon Wireless)
  • SM-G930AZ (Cricket Wireless)
  • SM-G930P (Sprint)
  • SM-G930T (T-Mobile US)
  • SM-G930R4 (US Cellular)
  • SM-G930R4 (Straight Talk)

Galaxy S7 Edge[edit]

Samsung Exynos 8890 Model[edit]

  • SM-G935F (International Single Sim)
  • SM-G935FD (International Dual Sim)
  • SM-G935W8 (Canada)
  • SM-G935S (South Korea SK Telecom)
  • SM-G935K (South Korea KT)
  • SM-G935L (South Korea LG U+)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Model[edit]

  • SM-G9350 (China Open Model, Hong Kong)
  • SM-G935V (USA Verizon Wireless)
  • SM-G935A (USA AT&T)
  • SM-G935P (USA Sprint)
  • SM-G935T (USA T-Mobile US)
  • SM-G935U (USA Samsung Unlocked)
  • SM-G935R4 (USA US Cellular)
  • SC-02H (Japan NTT DoCoMo)
  • SCV33 (Japan KDDI au)

Galaxy S7 Active[edit]

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Model[edit]

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