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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: Edge UX demo and features

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: Edge UX demo and features

There are several very good reasons why one might want to get the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge instead of the Galaxy S7. First of all, the phone is bigger and carries a larger screen. Secondly, the dual-curved edge display is quite fancy and draws attention from afar. And thirdly, there's the new and enhanced Edge UX, which takes what we had on the Galaxy S6 edge and improves it dramatically.

As before, Edge UX on the Galaxy S7 edge acts like a hub with shortcuts to apps and contacts, among other features. But it is now wider, with room for more to fit into the edge panel. Speaking of edge panels, there is a multitude to choose from. Some are mostly informational, showing things like weather details, the latest headlines, sports game scores, and stocks prices. There are also panels acting like shortcuts to favorite applications and web bookmarks. And the Tasks edge lets you have shortcuts to specific modes inside apps, such as the Panorama mode in the camera, or the stopwatch in your Clock app. 

And that, in a nutshell, is the Edge UX feature, found solely on the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. To see it in action, feel free to watch the video below, where we go through its menus, panels, and settings that are available.



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posted on 26 Feb 2016, 03:40 5

1. pp007 (Posts: 36; Member since: 21 Nov 2015)


I'm a Sammy hater but I have to say this looks classy.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 03:44 4

2. Ashoaib (Posts: 3227; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


It is beautiful... unarguably the best design in phones... But still I am on G5, although its little ugly

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 06:02

14. Switch00 (Posts: 357; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


I think that silver gloss is ugly. Otherwise, there were much better looking smarphones. By my opinion that is.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 09:42 1

26. gersont1000 (Posts: 273; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


I checked them out at BestBuy yesterday and the gold and silver phones are just way too glossy. The backs are mirror finished so you can imagine the kind of fingerprint magnets they are, although that doesn't matter to me because I use cases anyway. But I definitely liked the black version the best. It blends perfectly with the screen to make it so nice to look at, like a floating screen.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 06:16

15. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Looks like the curved display will set and be a trend.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 04:00 4

3. pp007 (Posts: 36; Member since: 21 Nov 2015)


Yup.. G5 is a piece of innovation but design wise G2 is much better than G5..

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 05:51 1

12. Flipdis (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Feb 2016)


I was rooting for lg (coming from a lg g3) but the s7 just has features that I can utilize more. But the innovation is definitely there from lg.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 04:12

4. dubaiboy78 (Posts: 66; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


A piece of beauty that i saw personally. Goodbye my s6 edge plus and hello s7 edge!!!

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 04:32 10

5. Anonn (Posts: 230; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


It's not design only. The 3600 mAh is a huge advantage. Along with the stunning AMOLED display, fast wireless/wired chargin, Vulkan gaming API, water proofing, and even 64GB possible option

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 04:41 3

7. NonFanBoy (Posts: 139; Member since: 28 May 2015)


Yes, it has everything that I wanted in S6, an almost perfect upgrade. But why did they do away with the IR blaster, what could they have gained; it barely costs anything.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 04:48 1

8. Ordinary (Posts: 2130; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Some sites are saying that it has and some sites are saying that it doesnt have, lol. Maybe we will find out in a review

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 04:37 2

6. xuerantiger (Posts: 52; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


i'm really loving that silver color, hopefully samsung lightens touchwiz some more this time around

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 05:18 4

9. LittleGaGaKiller (Posts: 278; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


preordered S7 edge black, after reading that stupid infographic by LG :) cant wait to get it on March 8th !!!

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 05:46

10. abdoualgeria (Posts: 290; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


U live in uk?

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 14:36

29. LittleGaGaKiller (Posts: 278; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


Germany

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 05:59

13. AZNHA (unregistered)


black looks classy

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 06:18

16. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Even better is pure 99% copper or pure high grade 904 premium stainless steel.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 06:24

18. Cicero (Posts: 843; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Me too. I'm totally sold. Preorder the black S7 Edge. The VR headset bonus is included. Can't wait the March 8!

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 06:26 1

19. Cicero (Posts: 843; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Coming from S4. It is the real time to upgrade. I tried to do the step on S6 Edge+ but I was not 100% convinced. Waiting for S7 Edge was the best decision.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 07:51

21. gamehdi (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 Dec 2014)


Coming from s4 you will really feel a big difference !!

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 05:48

11. Flipdis (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Feb 2016)


Man...that silver color looks crazy good!

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 06:19

17. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


But it's crap grade lowest 304 stainless steel.

If we are talking about pure high grade premium 904L stainless steel.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 06:53 2

20. Flipdis (Posts: 9; Member since: 09 Feb 2016)


Is it? But then again it is just a phone. Lol

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 08:15

22. pendragon0202 (Posts: 87; Member since: 23 Feb 2015)


I heard S7 has a Magnesium alloy body (Aluminum + Magnesium). I doubt it has a stainless steel body, since it is highly unlikely that a large phone like S7 with a stainless steel structure can match the light weight of S7.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 08:50

23. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 7741; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


No phone on the planet has the most usable features, and the cleanest looking UI and easy to use vs the Galaxy S.

The S shows what hardware work and actual though goes into making the phone awesome. Even though Samsung has made some mistakes over the years, none of the S models were terrible. Not even the S5 which was just simply hated by tech sites, but liked by lots of users. I think the S5 is still one of the coolest looking S models, next to the S II Plus and of course the top dog being the S6/7 edge and the S6 Edge+ models.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 09:00

24. KickRocks (Posts: 161; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)


Man, I'm really torn, I love my Nexus 6P but the S7 Edge is simply gorgeous and dat edge display!! Plus a free VR, decisions, decisions

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 09:29

25. fyah_king (Posts: 186; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


Can't wait to get my silver edge.:)

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 09:46

27. XDAdam (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Feb 2016)


Can this be used with another launcher, like the Google launcher or APEX? Or is it strictly tied to the TouchWiz launcher?

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 09:58

28. catze86 (Posts: 500; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


Touchwiz first generation

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 15:21

30. cleatglitch (Posts: 55; Member since: 25 May 2013)


that's not multitasking if the main screen goes dark when you swipe the side...i seen transparency in the video but does it mean the main screen comes back into focus...that's the only way of multi tasking if not then it's just the regular swype over that's on ever phone

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 22:45

31. jeroome86 (Posts: 789; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


I would get a headache looking at that edge screen. I would take the S7 over it. Glad to see they brought back the SD card. Can't remember someone last year said they never bring it back because of the controller. Guess he was wrong.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 08:24

32. Fellwalker (Posts: 283; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)


There is nothing in the edge features that needs the curved screen. It would all be done cheaper with just a proper flat screen that would give you more apparent width. Phones are narrow enough without those pointless curves.

posted on 27 Feb 2016, 08:25

33. Fellwalker (Posts: 283; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)


There is nothing in the edge features that needs the curved screen. It would all be done cheaper with just a proper flat screen that would give you more apparent width. Phones are narrow enough without those pointless curves.

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