What would you prefer: a 5.1" or 5.5" Galaxy S7 edge? (poll results)

What would you prefer: a 5.1
If you go for a mental trip down the history of Samsung's 'Edge' devices, it'd be hard not to agree without our conclusion: that the company is all over the place with the unique form factor when it comes to settling on the screen size. 

Consider this: the device that started it all, the Galaxy Note Edge, sported a 5.6-inch display. The Note Edge was followed by the 5.1-inch Galaxy S6 edge, which in turn was followed by the much larger, 5.7-inch Galaxy S6 edge+. And just recently, Samsung released the 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 edge. That's four different devices, released with four different diagonals. It's as if the company is running some sort of experiment.

In any case, unless Samsung has a smaller Galaxy S7 edge variant planned for the near future, it's looking like fans of the extravagant 'edge' line will not have access to a more compact model. While that's probably okay with some, we're sure not everyone necessarily agrees. So yesterday we asked you. And over 2,300 of you answered.

According to the final count, the 5.5-inch incarnation is preferred over the 5.1-inch flavor among our readers, with a 62% to 38% split in the votes. And so while the result are anything but unanimous, it's certainly looking as if 'phablet' devices are becoming the norm more and more, especially among more tech-savvy buyers.

What would you prefer: a 5.1" or 5.5" Galaxy S7 edge?

I prefer 5.1"
37.99%
I prefer 5.5"
62.01%

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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)

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8 Comments

4. jellmoo

Posts: 2599; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I think it has less to do with absolute screen size and more to do with how compact the S7 edge is for a 5.5 inch device. It's ridiculously narrow for that size and makes 1 handed use possible for quite a few people.

5. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

5.1 inch with a more case-friendly flush screen.

7. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

More screen to body ratio... less bezels... overall smaller size with a bigger screen.

8. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

I prefer 5.1 and a flat screen. If I were to go "big", I'd go for a Note and its stylus.

9. Obádárà

Posts: 218; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

... I WILL ALWAYS FAVOUR A 5.5" OVER ANY OTHER SIZE, THAT'S JUST MY PERFECT SCREEN SIZE...

10. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

While I'd say 5.1 I'm guessing the edge versions sell well, just not well enough to guarantee 2 sizes.

13. redmd

Posts: 1939; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I prefer a more compact S edge. 4.5 perhaps.

14. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Galaxy Alpha Edge? Alpha 2?

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