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 "most beautiful smartphones on the planet" - do you agree?
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.

Are the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge the "most beautiful smartphones on the planet"?


Related phones

Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung TouchWiz UI
Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



161. Awaragardiyan unregistered

nokia n9 (launched in 2011) is the most beautiful phone i've ever seen

152. Artio

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

I prefer the Xperia design language personally, the S7 and Edge are relatively nice though. I actually like the quirkiness of the G5 for a reason no one else seems to mention - I'll know pretty easily which end I'm picking up with the top being black and a silver bottom. I have an S6 Edge now, but it sits in a case anyway - I'll be going with my first LG this time around unless HTC pulls out something amazing for the M10. I'd love an Xperia, but I refuse to give up my grandfathered unlimited plan from Sprint considering it's the fastest service in my area and I easily burn 200GB a month between me and my wife monthly. Wish Sony could get a partnership with the CDMA carriers.

140. xperian

Posts: 421; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

They are ok, but not the best. For me it's iPhone 5S

138. Kumar123 unregistered

Damn, I missed all the funs. Damn you my study.

137. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

The S7 is a fine looking phone. The edge series not so much. Imagine watching a tv with image wrapping around. Ugh. Hugh hope for G5 but they blew it. Friend at work is on 3rd G4 and is really mad about G5. Lg had a good looking series although not reliable. Looks like Samsung have the best looking phones. Everyone has their own opinion.

141. xperian

Posts: 421; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

G3 was the best looking G series phone for me, followed by 1st G

127. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

All the Samsung haters from Apple, Sony and LG all voted no. HAHA! That's funny. The S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and the S7 edge are the most beautiful phones ever made in smartphone history. The Note 5 comes in 2nd and the base S6/7 come in 3rd. Those followed by the iPhone 6S/+/5S tied at 4th place and the latest phone from Huawei and one other company whose name alludes me, come in 5th. No phone I think will ever beat the dual curved edge. Once someone can perfect a phone with true edge to edge display with no bezel, then that would probably be the next most beautiful creation. Right now, Samsung is the smartphone design beast.

134. Jimrod

Posts: 1607; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

Fanboy much? :D Note 5 is as bland as a phone (phablet) gets. Sharp made the Aquos Crystal which is pretty much bezel-less but doesn't get recognition because it's not from the usual crowd. It's definitely one of the best looking though... Speaker was integrated into the screen too.

124. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Sony fanboys are almost as bad as apple fanboys. You're so jealous of Samsung's popularity. Be happy you like a device that is not popular. It's still an Android who cares? The S7 is the best looking phone of MWC imo. The best looking phone on the planet is the Turing phone.

157. Artio

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

Except there are those of us who are jealous of those that can actually get Sony phones... Carriers in the US rarely ever carry them, and when they do it's always in boring old black. If you're on a CDMA carrier like I am, it's literally impossible to get one. The line from the carriers seems to be "US customers, you don't like HTC, Samsung, Apple or LG phones? Tough."

119. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

I would say the Green Emerald Galaxy S6 Edge.

116. Onami

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

NO! Galaxy SII is the best (at least in Galaxy series) - A former SS fan opinion I guess Samsung has some problem with Apple so they couldn't make their product meet the design standard (symmetrical, rectangular ...) but somehow they managed to do it well with Note 4,5, S6 edge and A5/7 2016. And again they didn't put their best in to the S series. Sr for my bad English.

122. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

A metal Galaxy S2 with thinner bezels design would be awesome.

131. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Apple copied the Galaxy S2 design with the iPhone 5/5S/4/

114. wando77

Posts: 1172; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

How can anybody argue with the curved sides of the edge? Simply the most stunning looking phone at the moment. Normal s7..... Nice too

113. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Not only best looking phone, but best phone overall.

111. x88yunkw

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

May Samsung produce Note 5 Neo with 4.8" screen, 1080p , 3500mAh. 3 cards slot (Dual sims + SD Card). If possible give me the Edge too. Thank you!

110. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

It is a very good looking phone. I don't know if it's the best looking phone, but damn it surely will make heads turn. The color options are a bit boring. Yes black and white are timeless color option, gold and silver are shiny and bright. But i wish samsung has other exciting color for s7 and s7 edge, like smoke pink, carbon grey, electric violet, or jade green.

109. RaulBlas

Posts: 47; Member since: Mar 31, 2014

There's no such thing as "the most beautiful smartphone" , just as nobody can say who is the most beautiful woman. It is 100% subjective.

108. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I don't think the s7 looks good at all actually.. It looks like the s4 in the front and the s6 in the back. The s7 edge in any color other than black/blue looks amazing. That terrible black/blue color is terrible. I also liked the sony xperia x. For me it's a tie between the two

107. darkkjedii

Posts: 31811; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nope, the gold s6 edge plus is to me.

106. megathaszrul89

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Reading all the comments, i bet the writer of this poll article is smiling, smirking (and maybe laughing) because of the overwhelming fanboyism/critics/praises comments posted by us. At the end, it all depends on preference. Imho. :)

105. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

yeah right...

104. .KRATOS.

Posts: 444; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Well they're beautiful phones like many others also but what would maybe keep me away from the S7 is that I have an S6 n till now haven't got the marshmallow update I don't think I might do that process again pay a fortune on a phone n just wait n wait till I got the newer update which would've been the 1st in its line to get it after the nexus cause samsung n especially their S line is famous n spread worldwide just like iphone so it's frustrating to wait that much n still no sign of updates n when you see unfamous phones gets it before it, so I guess my next phone will be a nexus n maybe also an iPhone

101. Totse2k15

Posts: 479; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

S7 Edge. Note 6 will own them all, though.

100. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

S6 edge looks better.

99. iampun33t

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is by far the most beautiful and most desirable phone today. Sony Xperia X Pro or whatever looks simply like the rest of Xperias down the line. And those bezels!! The Xperia C5 or something with edge to edge screen is simply much much better looking. LG G5, though great looking and a new design is simply not that beautiful. LG V10 was much better.

96. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

S7/Edge is probably the best smartphone there is on the planet right now, but definitely not the most beautiful, especially when relative to time.

91. jeevanand88 unregistered

Agreed for S7 edge variant...!! Indeed its the most beautiful mobile i have seen so far...

89. GeekMovement unregistered

Yes because of the silver S7 edge.. otherwise I would have been like meh maybe, maybe not.

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