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.
Galaxy S7 edge
Enjoy crystal-clear images and video – with true to life colours – on a Super AMOLED screen that curves into the edges
Stay connected with 22 hours talk time and 74 hours’ music play
Unlock quickly and securely with the home button’s built-in fingerprint sensor
Enjoy peace of mind thanks to IP68 water and dust proofing
Enjoy a smooth experience when playing games with a powerful Quad-core chip and Super AMOLED display
Travel light with a pocket-sized phone that weighs just 152 grams
Capture the action in fine detail with a 12-megapixel main camera
Take great selfies with the dedicated 5-megapixel front-facing camera
|Name||Galaxy S7 edge||Galaxy S7|
Buy the Galaxy S7 edge
Buy the Galaxy S7
|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|
|Buy now||Buy the Galaxy S7 edge||Buy the Galaxy S7|