Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S7

Which one is best for you?

The Galaxy S7 edge is the larger-format version of the S7 – so if screen size is important to you, then that’s the first thing to note. But the S7 edge does have a few extra things to recommend it besides the larger screen.

For starters, the S7 edge screen curves round into the sides, giving it a much sleeker look. These edges have a new function, too. They allow you to swipe in to reach your favourite contacts, and you can add your favourite apps and shortcuts there too.

The S7 edge also has a significantly bigger battery and offers up to 27 hours of talk time (3G) or 74 hours of music play (with wired headphones), as opposed to 22 hours and 62 hours respectively for the S7.

In all other ways the phones are pretty much the same. Each has a 12-megapixel main camera and a 5-megapixel selfie-snapper. Each offers 32GB of storage which can be upgraded using the microSD card slot. And each has the same Octacore chip and 4GB RAM. So while the S7 edge is a little ahead on specs and has the bigger, curved screen, the main choice you need to make here is which size you prefer.

Name Galaxy S7 edge Galaxy S7
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Display 5.5 inches 5.1 inches
Size and weight Height: 150.9 mm
Width: 72.6 mm
Depth: 7.7 mm
Weight: 157 grams
Height: 142.4 mm
Width: 69.6 mm
Depth: 7.9 mm
Weight: 152 grams
Rear camera 12 MP 12 MP
Front camera 5 MP 5 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 30 fps 4K video recording at 30 fps
Processor Exynos 8890 Exynos 8890
Battery 3600 mAh 3000 mAh
Storage 64 GB 32 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes Yes
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