Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: Edge UX demo and features

There are several very good reasons why one might want to get the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge instead of the Galaxy S7. First of all, the phone is bigger and carries a larger screen. Secondly, the dual-curved edge display is quite fancy and draws attention from afar. And thirdly, there's the new and enhanced Edge UX, which takes what we had on the Galaxy S6 edge and improves it dramatically.

As before, Edge UX on the Galaxy S7 edge acts like a hub with shortcuts to apps and contacts, among other features. But it is now wider, with room for more to fit into the edge panel. Speaking of edge panels, there is a multitude to choose from. Some are mostly informational, showing things like weather details, the latest headlines, sports game scores, and stocks prices. There are also panels acting like shortcuts to favorite applications and web bookmarks. And the Tasks edge lets you have shortcuts to specific modes inside apps, such as the Panorama mode in the camera, or the stopwatch in your Clock app. 

And that, in a nutshell, is the Edge UX feature, found solely on the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. To see it in action, feel free to watch the video below, where we go through its menus, panels, and settings that are available.

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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. pp007

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

I'm a Sammy hater but I have to say this looks classy.

2. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

It is beautiful... unarguably the best design in phones... But still I am on G5, although its little ugly

14. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I think that silver gloss is ugly. Otherwise, there were much better looking smarphones. By my opinion that is.

26. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I checked them out at BestBuy yesterday and the gold and silver phones are just way too glossy. The backs are mirror finished so you can imagine the kind of fingerprint magnets they are, although that doesn't matter to me because I use cases anyway. But I definitely liked the black version the best. It blends perfectly with the screen to make it so nice to look at, like a floating screen.

15. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Looks like the curved display will set and be a trend.

3. pp007

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 21, 2015

Yup.. G5 is a piece of innovation but design wise G2 is much better than G5..

12. Flipdis

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

I was rooting for lg (coming from a lg g3) but the s7 just has features that I can utilize more. But the innovation is definitely there from lg.

4. dubaiboy78

Posts: 457; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

A piece of beauty that i saw personally. Goodbye my s6 edge plus and hello s7 edge!!!

5. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

It's not design only. The 3600 mAh is a huge advantage. Along with the stunning AMOLED display, fast wireless/wired chargin, Vulkan gaming API, water proofing, and even 64GB possible option

7. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 2015

Yes, it has everything that I wanted in S6, an almost perfect upgrade. But why did they do away with the IR blaster, what could they have gained; it barely costs anything.

8. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Some sites are saying that it has and some sites are saying that it doesnt have, lol. Maybe we will find out in a review

6. xuerantiger

Posts: 53; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

i'm really loving that silver color, hopefully samsung lightens touchwiz some more this time around

9. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

preordered S7 edge black, after reading that stupid infographic by LG :) cant wait to get it on March 8th !!!

10. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

U live in uk?

29. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015


13. AZNHA unregistered

black looks classy

16. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Even better is pure 99% copper or pure high grade 904 premium stainless steel.

18. Cicero

Posts: 1148; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Me too. I'm totally sold. Preorder the black S7 Edge. The VR headset bonus is included. Can't wait the March 8!

19. Cicero

Posts: 1148; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Coming from S4. It is the real time to upgrade. I tried to do the step on S6 Edge+ but I was not 100% convinced. Waiting for S7 Edge was the best decision.

21. gamehdi

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Coming from s4 you will really feel a big difference !!

11. Flipdis

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

Man...that silver color looks crazy good!

17. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

But it's crap grade lowest 304 stainless steel. If we are talking about pure high grade premium 904L stainless steel.

20. Flipdis

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

Is it? But then again it is just a phone. Lol

22. pendragon0202

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

I heard S7 has a Magnesium alloy body (Aluminum + Magnesium). I doubt it has a stainless steel body, since it is highly unlikely that a large phone like S7 with a stainless steel structure can match the light weight of S7.

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No phone on the planet has the most usable features, and the cleanest looking UI and easy to use vs the Galaxy S. The S shows what hardware work and actual though goes into making the phone awesome. Even though Samsung has made some mistakes over the years, none of the S models were terrible. Not even the S5 which was just simply hated by tech sites, but liked by lots of users. I think the S5 is still one of the coolest looking S models, next to the S II Plus and of course the top dog being the S6/7 edge and the S6 Edge+ models.

24. KickRocks

Posts: 283; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Man, I'm really torn, I love my Nexus 6P but the S7 Edge is simply gorgeous and dat edge display!! Plus a free VR, decisions, decisions

25. fyah_king unregistered

Can't wait to get my silver edge.:)

27. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

Can this be used with another launcher, like the Google launcher or APEX? Or is it strictly tied to the TouchWiz launcher?

28. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Touchwiz first generation

30. cleatglitch

Posts: 165; Member since: May 25, 2013

that's not multitasking if the main screen goes dark when you swipe the side...i seen transparency in the video but does it mean the main screen comes back into focus...that's the only way of multi tasking if not then it's just the regular swype over that's on ever phone

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