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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"?
Yes 49.2% (2536 votes) (2536 votes)
No 50.8% (2618 votes) (2618 votes)

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posted on 22 Feb 2016, 19:59 23

1. jesus_sheep (Posts: 279; 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: 903; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


whaaaa?

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:06 18

10. Rafishant (Posts: 343; 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, 20:20 25

15. sissy246 (Posts: 3434; 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, 20:28 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, 20:29 24

20. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4192; 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, 20:29 6

22. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 532; 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: 4552; 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, 20:32 8

26. maherk (Posts: 4552; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Who? The Jay Leno of smartphones? Pfffttt

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:32 2

28. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 3281; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I Agree.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:37 2

33. Bjray (Posts: 184; Member since: 29 May 2014)


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

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:39 1

35. BradyCrack (Posts: 794; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


I've grown to the G5

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 20:46 29

37. maherk (Posts: 4552; 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 22 Feb 2016, 20:50 6

43. Awalker (Posts: 1656; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


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

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 21:02

47. Lauticol (Posts: 364; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


Except they're not in the market right now!

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 21:29 2

53. NoToFanboys (Posts: 2502; 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 22 Feb 2016, 21:44 18

56. TerryTerius (Posts: 2104; 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: 556; 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 22 Feb 2016, 22:04

65. neela_akaash (Posts: 1219; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


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

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 22:30

68. zeeBomb (Posts: 2288; 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 22 Feb 2016, 23:26 1

75. rick_mobile (Posts: 334; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)


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

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 23:31 1

76. fiji.siv (Posts: 81; 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 22 Feb 2016, 23:35 1

77. Clars123 (Posts: 903; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


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

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 23:39 14

78. MrHate (Posts: 265; 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 22 Feb 2016, 23:40 2

79. havoc (Posts: 95; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


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

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 23:45 5

81. kajam (Posts: 210; 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, 01:06 3

85. TerryTerius (Posts: 2104; 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, 01:14 5

86. TerryTerius (Posts: 2104; 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.

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