Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

March 11, 2016

2100

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2016, February
Status Available. Released 2016, March

BODY Dimensions 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm (5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30 in)
Weight 157 g (5.54 oz)
Build Corning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~76.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~534 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
– Always-on display
– TouchWiz UI
– Curved edge screen

PLATFORM OS Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
Exynos 8890 Octa
CPU Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
Quad-core 2.6 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 530
Mali-T880 MP12

2100 (1)

MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 200 GB (dedicated slot) – single SIM model
microSD, up to 200 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model
Internal 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash,
Features 1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual-video rec.,
Secondary 5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes

COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE, apt-X
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
– Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0)
– Wireless charging (Qi/PMA) – market dependent
– ANT+ support
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3600 mAh battery
Stand-by
Talk time
MISC Colors Black, White, Gold, Silver
SAR US 1.17 W/kg (head)     1.59 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.26 W/kg (head)     0.51 W/kg (body)
Price group 9/10

Observations

  • The screen is super sensitive to touches compared to many other devices
  • The fingerprint scanner is excellent
  • Don’t plug it in to charge it when it’s wet – it’s waterproof, but the ports need to dry before charging
  • The phone does not float
  • The LED notification light is useful (and a dying breed with modern smartphones)
  • Your palm touches the back and recently used apps buttons quite easily and takes a bit of getting used to
  • The camera app is one of the best available on Android – excellent in full auto, but with enough settings to do it all yourself too
  • Samsung Pay will come to the UK this year, including the S7 Edge
  • Ultra power saving mode more than doubles battery life, but only allows limited functionality when active. Great for long trips without a plug
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