Galaxy S7 edge more popular than S7, both tipped to break preorder record

According to one uncorroborated report by Eldar Murtazin, the guy that tipped the big batteries and larger camera sensor pixels of the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, the preorder numbers for both handsets are through the roof everywhere, including in his native Russia. 

While the handsets are expected to shatter Samsung's preorder records for the Galaxy S line, the kicker is that he claims Galaxy S7 edge indeed has an edge over its more compact sibling. In fact, the insiders split the sales numbers as 64% in favor of the S7 edge, and 36% ordering the 5.1" Galaxy S7

We can't say we are surprised, as our own poll numbers on the day that both handsets were announced indicated the same thing - nearly 69% of our 1467 respondents gave their preference for the Galaxy S7 edge, as you can see below. Can you guess what color is the most popular in preorders? Yep, the Black Onyx, as usual, so it's neat that Samsung made this one with transitioning color hues that go from deep black to grey, depending on how the light reflects from the surface.

Would you grab the 5.1" Galaxy S7, or the 5.5" S7 edge?

I'd go for the Galaxy S7
I'd go for the Galaxy S7 edge

Related phones

Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)



1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 454; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Pre ordered my s7 edge titanium silver! Im so excited!!!


Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I guess all the talk about edge being a gimmick has fallen to the wayside......... Lol

10. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Only with buyer of thats devices many others still find this as a gimmick and make the phone easier to break.

57. Hypergy

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

Only idioits said that. Anyone with half a brain could tell curved edge screen makes a phone look better. How is making a phone looking better a gimmick...

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yep it is a gimmick, but it is also useful if you actually buy it. It main usage? LOOKS! The iPhone was praised for years solely on its looks, even though they looked OK; I didn't think they were all that cool looking until the 5S. The S6 Edge and Edge+ are totally the most beautiful S models ever and no phone is goign to beat them. The S7 Edge doesn't beat those models. Its more like a tie. You can say the "edge", "edged" out the "edge".

51. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

The launch of a new iPhone immediately makes the handset you splashed hundreds of pounds on just 12 months ago out-of-date. The first iPhone 5 model was discontinued just 12 months after Apple described it as ‘the most beautiful product they had ever made.’ The Apple launch may be the most overhyped event of the year but that won’t stop us all going out and buying the new iPhone 6.

59. talon95

Posts: 1000; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I think it's still not really worth it. And nothing they couldn't add to a flat screen. I pre-ordered the edge for the screen size and battery. I wish it was flat, reflections and distortion spoils the image at the edges.

13. vladimir86

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 15, 2011

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Can you do an Antutu test without power save mode turned on? Because in videos I seen, the phone het 131,000+ on Antutu.

17. vladimir86

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 15, 2011

Hi it was with out power save mode , the screen is fantastic. Probably one of the most fastest phone a ever had but nexus 6p with custum room is a beast is wonderful 6p its nat even close. Waiting for g5 to get my hand on it ;)

58. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Make GFXBench test please.

64. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I just realized the edge is only 5 gram heavier.

72. Larry_ThaGr81

Posts: 592; Member since: May 26, 2011

I was on the fence about the s7 edge titanium silver, but I've own nothing but large phones since the Note 2 and thought I change it up for a year or two. The real world benefits that I thought I would gain with a larger screen phone just didn't pan out based on what I use my device for. So I settled for the Black Onyx s7.

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Check out displaymate PA...the s7 display continues to get better.

3. zig8100

Posts: 243; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Silver here

4. mastachaz

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

preordered gold edge :)

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Well, The S7 Edge certainly has more appeal & class than its non-edgy sibling... But both are great... No wait... Both are FANTASTIC... To be used as "paper weights", I'm afraid... (Sarcasm at its finest, anyone?)

8. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Believe iPhone 6s Plus will be a better option. Heard that many people who bought it in the hype are now using it as paper weight, only to avoid being called as weirdos.

49. saif2711

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

I own the iphone 6s plus and it's certainly better than the s6 edge owned by a friend of mine

54. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

elaborate on this perhaps? what makes it better?

62. saif2711

Posts: 99; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

Hardware-wise you could argue both the phones are more or less the same but the smooth user interface of the iphone is quite ahead of the touchwiz of s6 edge and the 3D touch is another welcome advantage of the iphone.Yes the edge factor is in favour of the s6 edge but it's still a very young concept.

71. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Hardware wise sgs6 is superior from the facts alone last I checked, that said iPhone isn't really behind. As for interface experience, people keep saying that about iphone and I guess it is subjective, or maybe its related to interface response time? I've never felt the difference when using iPhones, and without wanting to insult everyone that enjoys iPhones it seems a highly subjective thing. As for 3D touch, well, pressure sensitivity has been there for ages, contextual information in an iPhone is nice though, but I think it is that more then the pressure stuff itself people enjoy, because well it gives the iphone interface a much needed 'quick' menu, something which has been due to being able to arrange your android home screen however you like, present on android for ages? Don't get me wrong, people should use what product they enjoy the most, but the whole argument (from both side for that matter in terms of iOS vs android) that something 'feels' better, arguing over what 'feels' better is to me like arguing over if which food you enjoy the depends highly on you, and just because someone else likes something else doesn't mean you are wrong in what you like, or that anyone should force you to eat something you don't want to.

6. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Black onyx edge here....can't wait!!!

60. Hypergy

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

Im a note guy so waiting on the Black Note 6 myself.

9. ph00ny

Posts: 2052; Member since: May 26, 2011

I may get my wife an S7E to replace her Note 4

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

When the original models were released last year, Samsung blew the chance for the Edge model to be sold in huge numbers. They didn't expect the Edge model to be as popular as the regular model and JK Skin was scolded for it and it cost him his job. Well, he still has the same job; but he isn't doing the releases. Also considering the production for the Edge was slow too due to production issues which caused Samsung to bring in a 3rd company to make the panels, but at that point it was too late. Consider the IP68 rating, a slightly better camera (IMO), return to expanded storage and so much more. Unlike the iPhone, even though these models resemble last year models, under the casing is huge distinct differences that actually make it a beneficial upgrade even if you have any of the S6 models. Guess I will get on eBay and see, because I want to get the S6 Edge+ again...or maybe I will get the 128GB S6 Edge model. But I love the larger one more. The S7's are nice, but I am not buying a phone with SnapDragon. Qualcomm lied and I am going to punish them by not buying any device with their hardware

46. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Confused which one to buy. Vivo5 with 6gb Ram or S7Edge. Definitely the Exynos. And not the crappy Snapdragon.

16. kevin97

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

The reason why the S7 Edge is more popular than S7 is NOT the curved screen, but the battery size, which is a full 20% bigger than the S7 and also larger than any Note series and even larger than S6 Active. There is a huge demand for good battery life in 2016, people cannot be fooled with slim designs and measly batteries. This is where LG got it completely wrong with the G5. If they would have made the phone thicker and the battery larger (like 3300 mAh), the design would loose the ugly back humps and gain a big battery, it would be a real winner. The S7 Edge is also very slim, screen to body ratio is over 76% and that's why it can be seen as having a larger screen without increasing the overall bulk of the phone, increasing overall demand. Another reason why the S7 and S7 Edge are in such high demand is that last year it was a very bad year for mobile, and the Snapdragon 810 and 808 were mostly failures, battery sizes were small and basically it was a stagnating year. This year the need to upgrade is higher because of the Snapdragon 810 fiasco. All in all, both S7 and S7 Edge are extremely polished phones lacking very little in the way of features, quality and design.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17410; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I doubt it. Most smartphone buyers buy on looks, and don't even know what the battery size is. I checked them out at the Verizon store, they didn't even list the battery size in the specs.

30. TerryTerius unregistered

Again, techies make the mistake of assuming the world is like them. The average person most certainly is not.

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