Samsung in 2016 has got two excellent spring flagship: Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Each of them is already an occasion to be updated: stylish, glass-metal, fast, waterproof, with the best cameras on the market, with the closest contact with virtual reality and best conditions for gamers. But the trouble is: what to choose? And now we’ll try o give an answer to this question in our semi-regular rubric “OR”.
Galaxy S7 edge is the coolest smartphone on the market. If the status of your things for you – your everything, then the usual S7 is contraindicated for you.
Galaxy S7 edge is better choice for those who are interested in smartphones with a larger diagonal. Although it would be unfair not to note that even in comparison with the 5-5.2 inch “ordinary smartphone” this model will not seem like a giant. This is one of the most compact devices in the market at the moment.
In this case, the rounded screen of the device is made in such a way that the frames around it are completely invisible, and the information that remains at the junction of the display and the housing is still readable. Visually, this is the most “frameless” smartphone among all that were released in the history of smartphone building.
In this case, the rounded screen of the device is made in such a way that the frames around are completely invisible, and the information that remains at the junction of the display and the body is still readable. Visually, this is the most “frameless” smartphone among all that were released in the history of mobile building.
And, of course, the edge model has edge-screen functions. And now there are more of them openly. The coolest and most useful thing in my opinion is a quick access to applications, which opens the move from the right side to the left on the screen. The function works even with a locked desktop. This is the most easy way to get to the functions of a locked smartphone. Instantly to make selfi, open notes, a map or whatever else you can think of – everything can be done in seconds. Later this function had already been realized (the icons at the bottom of the screen, now most manufacturers left only a quick access to the camera), but there are much more opportunities now.
The second thing that will be interesting for a limited number of users is the highlighting of the curved screen with a certain color when an incoming call comes from a user in the edge group (you can select up to five contacts). In my opinion, not all users can get benefit from this possibility, but only those who communicates a lot (if your life passes in Facebook Messenger, Skype or Viber, you will not appreciate it).
Finally, during the presentation of the devices, Samsung representative claimed that with only one battery charge you can watch the full season of “Game of Thrones”. Probably, two different seasons of the series were mentioned. Because Galaxy S7 edge works much longer than the 5.1-inch brother, whose screen is smaller by 0.4 inches, and the battery – at 600 mAh.
Why Galaxy S7 is better than S7 edge?
It is cheaper, but the level of “show off” is about the same.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 has better ergonomics. And it’s not even in the diagonal. In all model line of the Galaxy 2016 smartphones, Samsung swung to a too high location of the volume control keys. But if in 5-inch models it can be convenient, then in 5.5-inch you have to shift the smartphone in your hand to add or subtract the sound. So owners of small hands (girls, I’m talking to you) will be more comfortable to manage with the Galaxy S7. Although honestly, the difference is not large.
Yes, Galaxy S7 does not have an edge-screen. But users have lived without it for years. And you will live. Moreover, it is not a fact that you would use often. Manufacturers regularly add new features to their devices, but even buyers of the most expensive and heaped smartphones, laptops and tablets use first setup menu and the usual 5-10 functions. If you are a conservative user, you do not the features of edge screen.
Maybe you belong even to those people who do not get aesthetic pleasure from contemplation and interaction with a curved display. For example, it prevents you from watching the movie, and “sharp” edges bite into the palm of your hand. Then edge is strictly contraindicated!
At first sight it may seem that we strongly recommend to buy the Galaxy S7 edge, and its younger brother we mention only out of courtesy. This is not true. Smartphones, being absolutely identical in characteristics, are very different in sensations.
Galaxy S7 is a classic device. For those who prefer proven solutions and great hardware.
Galaxy S7 edge is an exquisite thing. It has some special aesthetics due to the curved display.