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

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.

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Would you grab the 5.1" Galaxy S7, or the 5.5" S7 edge?
I'd go for the Galaxy S7 31.22% (458 votes) (458 votes)
I'd go for the Galaxy S7 edge 68.78% (1009 votes) (1009 votes)

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posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:04 23

1. dubaiboy78 (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)

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

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:14 16

7. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1287; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)

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

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:20 2

10. marorun (Posts: 5029; Member since: 30 Mar 2015)

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

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 14:03 1

57. Hypergy (Posts: 54; Member since: 24 Feb 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...

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:29 11

14. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14501; Member since: 25 Sep 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".

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 12:14

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

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 14:22

59. talon95 (Posts: 753; Member since: 31 Jul 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.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:27

13. vladimir86 (Posts: 85; Member since: 15 Oct 2011)

Its a good phone men. Already got mine. https://mega.nz/#!tVlEzDxK!hZ6VPPCNGoe0C1xc9TcJz3FSRMKLgqxYzaIM3FGs0PY

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:30

15. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14501; Member since: 25 Sep 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.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:33

17. vladimir86 (Posts: 85; Member since: 15 Oct 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 also....camera is wonderful 6p its nat even close. Waiting for g5 to get my hand on it ;)

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 14:05

58. bodzio1809 (Posts: 362; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)

Make GFXBench test please.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 17:57

64. medtxa (Posts: 1341; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)

I just realized the edge is only 5 gram heavier.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 22:19

72. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 449; Member since: 26 May 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.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:05 12

2. zeeBomb (Posts: 2304; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)

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

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:05 2

3. zig8100 (Posts: 236; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)

Silver here

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:06 7

4. mastachaz (Posts: 43; Member since: 19 Feb 2016)

preordered gold edge :)

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:06

5. GreenMan (Posts: 1817; Member since: 09 Nov 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?)

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:15 4

8. phonearenarocks (Posts: 551; Member since: 26 Mar 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.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 12:06

49. saif2711 (Posts: 69; Member since: 22 Feb 2016)

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

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 12:27

54. xondk (Posts: 1904; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

elaborate on this perhaps? what makes it better?

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 15:29

62. saif2711 (Posts: 69; Member since: 22 Feb 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.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 04:40 1

71. xondk (Posts: 1904; Member since: 25 Mar 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 most...it 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.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:06 1

6. Clars123 (Posts: 938; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)

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

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 14:35

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

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

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:16 1

9. ph00ny (Posts: 1507; Member since: 26 May 2011)

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

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:26 4

12. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14501; Member since: 25 Sep 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

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 12:01

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

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

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:31 7

16. kevin97 (Posts: 20; Member since: 01 Mar 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.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 09:38 6

19. tedkord (Posts: 14114; Member since: 17 Jun 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.

posted on 01 Mar 2016, 10:06 5

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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