Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 edge: all you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 edge: all you need to know

The Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge are among the hottest, if not the hottest topic in the industry right now. Improving on all fronts, the S7 certainly shows that Samsung has kept an ear close to the ground and taken most of the public's criticism towards the S6 close to heart. So far, we are certainly liking the S7, and we are certain that it will hardly disappoint. 

Now, after the excitement has waned off a bit, it's time to summarize everything we know about the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. You'll find our most important stories about the the newcomers right below.

Meet the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge



The Galaxy S7 does indeed have a 5.1-inch Quad HD AMOLED screen, Qualcomm's most powerful Snapdragon 820 system chip under the hood and a brand new 12-megapixel camera with low light superpowers. And yes, the microSD card slot is back: you can use a card of up to 200GB onf the S7. Luckily, the Galaxy S7 does also come with a larger-than-before, 3,000mAh battery. Additionally, the new 12-megapixel camera on the Galaxy S7 brings a few important improvements, all helping one single purpose: better low light images. The Galaxy S7 edge is similar to the S7, though it comes with a larger display curved to the sides, and a denser 3,600mAh battery. 


Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7

Dimensions

5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches

142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Dimensions

5.94 x 2.86 x 0.3 inches

150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm

Weight

5.54 oz (157 g)

Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches

143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)

Apple iPhone 6s

Apple iPhone 6s

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches

138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7

Dimensions

5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches

142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Dimensions

5.94 x 2.86 x 0.3 inches

150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm

Weight

5.54 oz (157 g)

Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung Galaxy S6

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches

143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)

Apple iPhone 6s

Apple iPhone 6s

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches

138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



Hands-on time!




Comparisons and first looks



Price and release date


All major US carriers will be selling the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. The official launch date is March 11, but you can pre-order either handset come February 26.  Here's what they'll cost you. Oh, and by the way, if you are among the early adopters


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)

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37 Comments

1. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

I got great info for people worried about Exynos performance in S7. The GPU got the same performance as iPhone 6S. Of course in offscreen 1080p. Also on GFXBench are results of Adreno 530 in Xiaomi MI 5 and 2 tablets. Adreno in MI 5 got a little more fps in offscreen. T-Rex: 85.5 vs 82 Manhattan 3.1: 29.9 vs 28 and Manhattan: 40.9 vs 38. Also I find highest results in GeekBench for S7 with Exynos, S7 with S820 and iPhone 6S Plus: single | multi S820 2356 | 5489 Exynos 2185 | 6583 iPhone 2563 | 4461 And here is video with GFXBench test of S7 with Exynoswww.youtube.com/watch?v=vnUKg21kfO0 Also you need to notice that guy on video didn't wait between benchmarks so scores could be even higher.

8. TyrionLannister unregistered

Let me say one thing: Software and kernel are non-final. Samsung will tweak the two SoCs to the wire, to perform exactly the same. Both are equally good options. The things I'm interested are efficiency and sustained performance. Waiting for a deep dive from Andrei Framusanu of Anandtech.

11. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Tyrion: what version seems to have better efficiency ?

13. TyrionLannister unregistered

How would I know? We absolutely know nothing at this point and jumping gun on any conclusion is pointless.

23. rubyonrails3

Posts: 368; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Maybe SD820 only cuz it have less cores probably they'll generate less heat..

34. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

How come no one is calling out Samsung and their fan bois for BLATANTLY LYING about not being able to combine MicroSD and UFS memory? Anyone who buys a phone from lying scumbag corporations like Samsung (2015+) and Apple who rape their clueless buyers with inferior/fragile/gimped phones that are made of glass and have no removable battery/ microSD with ridiculously inflated prices are complete idiots. After 7 years of being a loyal Samsung customer who bought EVERY new Samsung phone, I am HAPPY to be DUMPING Samsung for the LG G5.

36. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Good for you. Everyone want something different. I don't need removable battery and microSD. 32GB is enough for me.

2. AZNHA unregistered

okay thanks post #1 international users might be worry about that

4. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Not at all. Definitely getting the Exynos. Poor EU will be getting the crappy Snapdragon. The S6+S6E all came with Exynos. Wth happened now? 2 variants. Root is always an option. Samsung always underclocked their Cpu-Gpu to be on par with Snapdragon.

3. KillTheKardashians

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

All you need to know: It´s a Beast

5. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Do you deeply hate Kardishia?? So do I.

14. GreenMan

Posts: 2683; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@KillTheKardashians A Beast? Why I hate Samsung S Series as much as "The Kardashians"??? Anyone? Ah! Probably because both are OVER-RATED twats...! P.S Mind my potty language... I'm a grumpy ol' Aussie Guy, so bear with me, eh? G'Day!

22. Norris

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

All right!We get it, you hate Samsung S series, but there's absolutely no need to post if you hate it, simple as that! You like pure android, get a nexus.Nexus 6P is the best choice. G'Day!

26. TerryTerius unregistered

It's an inanimate object. It is really weird to me it would make anyone upset that people like a harmless inanimate object that they don't. Nor do I understand hate for the Kardashians. Nobody is forcing anyone to pay attention to them.

35. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I hate the Kardashians and the animals they surround and defile themselves with. I hope they all end up like their aunt, Nicole BROWN Simpson.

37. TerryTerius unregistered

I'm going to be honest, given the racist statements you made in the past I literally don't give a damn what your opinion is about any subject matter. You're a typical keyboard thug who relishes in the anonymity of the internet. Have a good day fella.

6. readreadz

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

GLX S7 have ir sensor too.

7. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Really? I found some sites saying that but couldnt find official info

9. readreadz

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

Infrared port plus Nano SIM and microSD slot. / © ANDROIDPIT

10. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Watch the Galaxy S7 Destroy the iPhone 6S in a low light camera shoot out http://phandroid.com/2016/02/22/samsung-galaxy-s7-vs-s6-vs-iphone-6s-low-light-camera-comparison-video/

12. GreenMan

Posts: 2683; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

ENOUGH WITH THE SAMMY... Its getting so annoying! I quote: "Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 edge: all you need to know." Well, if there was all "I" need to know about S7 and its 'edgy' sibling then the article would be BLANK... Funny, how geeks are rejoicing that this big arsed octa-core can barely beat an iPhone 6S in benchmarks... Ha! Apple has 2 REALLY EXTREMELY POWERFUL cores, whereas this behemoth has 8 nippy cores...! And... Guess what, a smartphone RARELY ever uses all of its 8 Cores unless you're running some big arsed, heavy duty video game! Now, don't get this old man wrong... I'm a Nexus & Windows Guy! Never owned an iPhone...

15. maherk

Posts: 6632; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

If you had enough of the S7 news, why arw you on it's comment section?

16. TyrionLannister unregistered

Actually, the per core difference this time is not that much, around 15-20%. And no, exynos doesn't have 8 nippy cores. It has 4 powerful cores, and 4 teeny-tiny cortex a53. You don't need to run all 8 cores. Even at 3 cores, the exynos will outperform A9, if we go by the preliminary benchmarks. Also contrary to popular belief, heavy duty video game is not a CPU intensive task. Comparing CPUs and cores and bringing gaming in context only establishes that you know little about CPU intensive tasks. CPU intensive task is usually browsing and you can easily use all 8 cores in that. Also it's not very uncommon. Give this a quick read. You'll realise that using 4 cores is pretty common, even 7-8 is not that uncommon: http://www.androidauthority.com/exynos-7420-multitasking-multi-core-and-multiprocessing-637647/

20. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

8 cores running in parrelal is no good. It should've been running in "Series". That would be a big impact on the system. That's like saying 8 Cpu are in use pushing whatever or how many tasks. Unlike parrelal 4 Cpu are pushing.

24. TyrionLannister unregistered

CPUs running in series is as good as just 1 CPU running, since there is no parallelism.

21. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Apple has 2 big cores at 22nm. If Exynos was build at 22nm it will destroy the A9 A9x.

25. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

It already destroys A9X on geekbench

17. KillTheKardashians

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

Samsung Note 5 = 3000 mAh Galaxy s7 = 3000 mAh

18. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Waiting Note 6 ! #note5prouduser

19. pubbaa

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

i think it's official S6 Edge + is the B*st*rd child of samsung, nothing is inherited to it thank you for discriminating us, your loyal users.

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