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Samsung exec: the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are the "most beautiful smartphones on the planet" - do you agree?

Samsung exec: the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are the
Last year, when Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, it said that the handsets were "the most beautiful" in its history, and many of our readers agreed.

As of yesterday, the S6 and S6 edge have successors: the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, both of which were officially unveiled at MWC 2016. While the new handsets don't look too different from the S6 and S6 edge, their metal-and-glass design has been enhanced, so it's only natural for Samsung to praise their looks even more, right? Well, during the Galaxy S7 announcement event, DJ Koh, President of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business, made a bold statement, saying that the S7 and S7 edge are the "most beautiful smartphones on the planet," no less.

Of course, there's a lot of subjectivism involved whenever someone is saying that a certain device is "the most beautiful" in its class. Still, we'd like to see how many of our readers agree, or disagree with DJ Koh's statement. Are the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge the most beautiful smartphones in the world? Vote in our poll below, and chime in in the comments section if you have anything to add on the matter.

In case you missed Samsung's Galaxy S7 announcement event, you can watch it below (for DJ Koh's bold claim, skip to 33:02). Also, for a closer look at the new smartphones, you should check out our Galaxy S7 hands-on and our Galaxy S7 edge hands-on.

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Are the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge the "most beautiful smartphones on the planet"?
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(2536 votes) Yes
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posted on 22 Feb 2016, 19:59 23

1. jesus_sheep (Posts: 223; Member since: 18 Apr 2015)


I'd say the best looking smartphone in the market right now is the LG G5 followed by the Xperia X performance. No chance for Samsung.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:05 68

8. Clars123 (Posts: 594; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


whaaaa?

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:29 24

20. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3606; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Hate as much as they want but Sony Xperia X performance is the best looking phone released in MWC 16 so far. Not LG G5 or Samsung S7.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:32 8

26. maherk (Posts: 3414; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Who? The Jay Leno of smartphones? Pfffttt

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 22:04

65. neela_akaash (Posts: 1112; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


For me the most BeAuTiFuL...... smartphone is still Nokia E90.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:32 2

28. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2017; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I Agree.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:37 2

33. Bjray (Posts: 177; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Looks great but those bezels... At least the S7 has that under control.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:46 29

37. maherk (Posts: 3414; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Sony Xperia X Performance: 66.9% screen to body ratio
Galaxy S7 Edge: 76.1%
Galaxy S7: 72.1%

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 04:44 10

102. Good-Is-Better (Posts: 74; Member since: 12 Nov 2015)


To be candid, this is not about being a fan boy. It's just a simple truth. The S7 and S7 edge are the best looking smartphones available at the moment. Take it or leave it.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 14:14 3

142. marorun (Posts: 3108; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Beauty is a question of taste not a question of screen to body ratio.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:50 6

43. Awalker (Posts: 1391; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I agree. In my opinion the X performance looks the best.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 23:45 5

81. kajam (Posts: 186; Member since: 24 Jun 2015)


You mean the xperia x that look like xperia 1?, 2?, 3?, 4? 5? and next gen 6? and so on.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 03:07 4

93. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3606; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I can say the same for Samsung... But not LG. They did something different, while not so appealing, looks positively peculiar.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 00:36

155. Hypergy (Posts: 54; Member since: 24 Feb 2016)


The LG might look better in person. I am hoping so.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 14:15

143. marorun (Posts: 3108; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Yep its look nicer than Samsung in my eyes so what?

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 04:56

103. Switch00 (Posts: 393; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


s7 looks basically the same as my note2, which i actually and sadly, prefer to s7 (even visually). Hopefully note6 will step up and offer something big, maybe by my taste even upgraded design. I guess its time for in the box hi-end full remote control earphones and finally, a dedicated camera button. I still hope for a monster note - 6.3''.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 06:23 3

112. gigicoaste (Posts: 16; Member since: 21 Feb 2016)


sorry, I don't get it.. since s7 looks the same with note2 why do you prefer note2 from visual aspect? :)) Dose it makes any sense ?

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 09:52 1

129. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8311; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


You are entitled to your opinion. That doesn't mean you're right or wrong. Looks are subjective, thus there is no wrong or right. What you find to be pretty, I find ugly and vice versa.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 23:35 1

77. Clars123 (Posts: 594; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


come on guys... the Sony fanboys are catching up!!

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 14:16

144. marorun (Posts: 3108; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


No need to be an ass Shamesung fanboy too..

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 23:40 2

79. havoc (Posts: 86; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Back of the white G5 is UGLY!
I''l buy the black or grey version tho.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 02:55

92. Shocky (Posts: 2222; Member since: 16 May 2012)


The front isn't actually aesthetically pleasing either.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 09:08

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


Hate that ugly G5. I love my G4. Omnibalance design like Sonys.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 09:06 1

117. natypes (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


I like LG, but that G5 is not good looking at all.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 09:51

128. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8311; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


IKR? He picked some ugly phones.
The Huawei Mate 8 is a very pretty phone. I wouldn't say better than the Samsung edge model, but yes definitely looks better than the standard S6/S7 models.

The Xiaomi Note 3 is also a very pretty phone which i woudl place on the same level as the Huawei and above the base S models from Samsung.

Both are way better looking physically over the fugly Xperia (any model) and LG has NEVER made a good looking phone.

The only phone LG ever made that I glanced, was the LG Pro and the G3.

For me, even though I don't like TouchWiz, I will take it over any phone that runs stock Android.

The only other skin I use to like was HTC Sense but on older phones like the HTC Droid Incredible and the original HTC One series liek the One S that T-Mobile had.

Moto, LG, Sony (considering they created the icon iPhone design renders), make some very ugly phones.

The main reason Samsung sells more S and Note models vs any single Android flagship isn't even the physical look of the phone. It is the power Samsung phones offer in hardware, and the useful features TouchWiz brings.

Also like Apple, they are the only Android brand who has the jack$$$$ to bombard you with ads telling you their brand of device is better than many alternatives. Which is true in many respects.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 14:18

145. marorun (Posts: 3108; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Its mostly marketing thats make them sell more S and note models vs other android flagship.

All those features ( mostly ) you can get from apps on any others android handset.

As for Apple lets not start on the subject lol.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:06 18

10. Rafishant (Posts: 205; Member since: 13 Oct 2015)


S7 is probably one of the the most beautiful phones, but not the most beautiful one.
God!
From the results of this poll, I can tell that this site is filled with childish Samsung fanboys. You really made Apple fanboys look mercy to us.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:29 6

22. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 522; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


I'm voting for it not being the most beautiful, but for me it is the most desireable. Because a desirable phone isn't based on looks alone, all the other goodies and features and performance and useability etc play a huge part in deciding on what phone is best. The S7 is beautiful no doubt, the edge even more so, but THE most beautiful, hmmm, actually I can't think of a phone that is more appealing, ok I will vote it as being the most beautiful lol

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:31 9

23. maherk (Posts: 3414; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


You're hallucinating lol
Every comment that bashes Samsung is usually the most upvoted comment, same goes for every Sony praising comment.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 21:29 2

53. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1108; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Nope, Sony praising comments get hate replies, only this time they get thumbs up because of the X series.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 09:10

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


No they don't. The X series have been smoothen on the corners than the Z series.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 23:39 14

78. MrHate (Posts: 217; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


What are you smoking dude? Every comment that bashed Apple or praises Samsung is usually the top comment here.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 08:53

115. maherk (Posts: 3414; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Thank you for proving my point ;)

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 12:45

160. MrHate (Posts: 217; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


Yes because calling out someone who is talking s**t proves your point right? :)

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 09:11

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


I agree.+1

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 09:54 1

130. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8311; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


False!

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 03:39 1

95. refillable (Posts: 1042; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Not being delusional, but you're wrong. Prove your sayings if you think I'm wrong.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 21:44 18

56. TerryTerius (Posts: 1528; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


So someone thinking the s7 is the most beautiful device they've seen automatically makes them a childish fanboy. I adore your logic and your absolute refusal to acknowledge that reason or personal preference is a thing.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 21:44 11

57. NexusX (Posts: 480; Member since: 16 May 2013)


i agree this website is overwhelmingly pro-samsung.

these people are very likely made up of the following demographics.

12-16 year olds who don't know any better and spend most of their time playing with smartphones.

sales reps at tmobile/sprint/verizon who are aggressive pushing/marketing samsung flagships

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 01:14 5

86. TerryTerius (Posts: 1528; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


So if they were anti-Samsung or neutral by your logic they would be acceptable -_- Samsung and Apple are the largest phone manufacturers on the planet. How is it surprising that a lot of people would like either one? Considering the overwhelming majority of people who own smartphones are adults as well, that immediately dispels your mythology that to like Samsung devices you must be a child or teen.

Or here's a crazy idea, people actually like the phone and think it's a good product. Someone having different taste than you doesn't automatically mean they're incorrect or a sheep. You like Nexus devices apparently, good for you. Nothing wrong with that. Just like there's nothing wrong with liking Samsung, Apple, or any other company. Personal preference.

For the record I'm 23 and I'm a model, musician, and fitness trainer.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 14:24

148. marorun (Posts: 3108; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


they became the biggest because they put the most marketing money and had success because many ppl buy for brand before quality.

Thats how the world work.

Personally i prefere quality over brand and thats why i wont use iphone or samsung product.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 09:07

118. natypes (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


haha stay salty. Be together, not same.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 14:22

147. marorun (Posts: 3108; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Most ppl commenting here are pro apple or pro samsung.

Still i disagree about the age there can be ppl of all age in both fan categories dont judge like this...

And yeah i work for a Carrier in Canada and its the same thing.
Tons of free goodies if you sell apple and samsung device and almost nothing for the rest.
They even each have there own section in the store like the Galaxy is here section or apple section.

Its all about marketing.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 00:42 1

156. Hypergy (Posts: 54; Member since: 24 Feb 2016)


Samsung arguably makes the best phones in the world. Why would they receive any less coverage? They are receiving a well deserved coverage. Companies need to earn their spot on the webpage. If another phone comes up to the level of Samsung, then give them a fair amount of coverage too. Competition is good. It's just that at the moment Samsung is King in terms of innovation and hardware and . I'd like more Samsung news please.

I want more and more samsung news.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 23:31 1

76. fiji.siv (Posts: 47; Member since: 25 Nov 2015)


The only Samsung I owned was the 2010 Captivate. I refuse to buy a Sammy because their OS update policy sucks, their skin sucks, their accessory lock-in sucks buuuut... I can't think of a prettier phone out there. Not the Sony Xperia XYZ5.5, not the G5, not the iPhone 6same, not the HTC A9, not the Priv... the S7 has it in my opinion. That's part of the problem - "beautiful" is difficult to quantify so this discussion is going to be rife with opinions but hey, I think it has it.

You're quick to point out it's not the most beautiful but don't actually tell us what IS the most beautiful in your opinion. Feel free to add to the conversation instead of just bashing those who are.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 01:06 3

85. TerryTerius (Posts: 1528; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Exactly, it can't be. Aesthetic taste is entirely subjective. It's not simply difficult to quantify, it's impossible. Unless we're talking about something like the golden ratio or the science of attraction which is an entirely different thing altogether.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 03:46

97. amats69 (Posts: 1374; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Man you are right...see..nobody care and complaining about the same design samsung use on s7...but if other oem did that,this site will be flooded with hate comments against that oem..fanboys nowadays

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 14:26

149. marorun (Posts: 3108; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


agreed on this..

I personally love the design of all HTC M serie M7/M8/M9 i found nothing wrong with it even the black bar i find it appealing.

so what? its my choice because beauty is different for each ppl.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 00:44 1

158. Hypergy (Posts: 54; Member since: 24 Feb 2016)


Speak for yourself. Sites are prasing it for being the best in terms of ergonomics. If you want same old design check out the iphone. Samsung actually made improvements to the S7.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 14:19

146. marorun (Posts: 3108; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


I personally dont like the edge the normal S6 is okay but the edge look too fragile for me and i dont like it for this.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:20 25

15. sissy246 (Posts: 620; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


That g5 is ugly as hell, and those others are ok, but no way are better looking then the new s7's

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:25 12

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


PURE UGLY POS G5

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:39 1

35. BradyCrack (Posts: 493; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


I've grown to the G5

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 14:27

150. marorun (Posts: 3108; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Well in my eye i prefer the design and look of the G5 vs any current Samsung product including S7 and S7 edge.

So what?

I dont say the new samsung device is ugly but i personally dont find it appealing.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:28 2

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


When it comes to design no one can beat Sony

They believe in design then believe in specs

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 21:02

47. Lauticol (Posts: 326; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


Except they're not in the market right now!

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 22:30

68. zeeBomb (Posts: 1773; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Nah man. The pre-production LG G5 is the most beautiful of them all.

#saysnobodyever

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 22:48 2

70. benno (Posts: 94; Member since: 17 Apr 2015)


Lol g5
I assume you don't understand English and are confused over the meaning of "best looking"

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 14:27

151. marorun (Posts: 3108; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)


Nope he just have different taste than you.
So stop been an ass for nothing.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 23:26 1

75. rick_mobile (Posts: 216; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)


The best looking one, in my opinion is the Sony x performance

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