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

What would you prefer: a 5.1
When it comes to Samsung's 'Edge' devices, it's certainly starting to look like the company isn't exactly sure about its vision. As fans will know, it all started with the 5.6-inch Galaxy Note Edge, which was released alongside the Galaxy Note 4. Back then, it seems, Samsung hadn't yet learned how to flex displays on both ends, so the Note Edge's screen was only curved on one side.

Then came the 5.1-inch Galaxy S6 edge, and the 5.7-inch S6 edge+ followed. It seemed like a simple enough transition—Samsung just wanted to offer the feature for both compact phone and phablet lovers—but in hindsight it's a telling move that has us wondering if the company was at all sure about what its customers want. This is especially true now that the Galaxy S7 edge has entered the equation—a 5.5-inch 'edge' phone. That's four different devices, with four different display sizes.

The S7 edge, precisely, is what got us wondering if fans of the form factor aren't disappointed to see a more compact 'edge' device gone from Samsung's portfolio. After all, the Galaxy S6 edge is a fairly compact device, easily fitting in even tighter pockets. While efficient in terms of screen-to-bezel ratio, the S7 edge is definitely more to handle. So it begs the question, if you could choose, would you have rather had Samsung release the S7 edge in a 5.1-inch form factor, or do you like what we've got instead?

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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26 Comments

1. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Maybe 5.5. 5.1 is small. ~Note 4 user~

10. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

That's what she said?

24. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

she said 7" tablet.....

22. michaelny2001

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

yeah me too. After the Note 4, anything under 5.5 is not worth looking at. Saddened that LG G5 went with the smaller size after G3 and G4. Oh well.

26. Mobilephile

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

On my 3rd 6 incher device and I ain't looking back!

23. MSi_GS70 unregistered

5.5'' to 6.0'' DA BEST smartphone screen!

2. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Even the 5.5" S7 edge is less than 73 mm wide(72.6 mm), which makes it about the same as the of moto X(2014) with a 5.2" screen. I'm not the biggest fan of big screen phones, but I think Samsung made the right call here, showing how can curved screen help fit even a 5.5" phone in a small package.

3. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

4.7 LOL!

4. jian9007

Posts: 27; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

I love the size of the 5.5" screen. I just received mine from T-Mobile Tuesday afternoon and it's perfect. I'm coming from the Nexus 6. Since the GS7 Edge has no on-screen buttons, the actual usable screen is virtually identical (Nexus 6 on-screen buttons take up .366 inches making it's usable area 5.594 inches versus the 5.50 inches on the GS7 Edge).

5. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

4.7 inch @ 750p is the best I swear.. LOL

15. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

HAHA! +1 for making me laugh.

6. Shocky unregistered

5.5" would my choice if I had to choose one.

11. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

That's what she said.

7. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

I would have bought an edge model had it been 5.1.

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I feel like it benefits the edge screen and its features to be bigger so 5.5in seems about right.

9. wipeyourbuttocks

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 09, 2016

Samsung isn't selling the regular s7 in Malaysia which is kinda sad for people who wants a smaller phone

12. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Where's the "nether, because Saumsung has lost its mind with this BS with unrepairability and irremovable batteries" option?

13. dazzmichael

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

That's what she said.

14. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Its a water proof phone. What were you expecting ?! No phone is every going to be perfect in each and every aspect.

16. davidsmith

Posts: 62; Member since: Mar 09, 2016

The S7 Edge is seriously gorgeous and that huge battery.

17. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

After having the note 5 now I don't think I can ever go back to anything smaller then 5.5, I love the 5.7 on my note.

18. Bahlol

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 09, 2016

how do I vote?? please someone tell me.

21. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Change your browser to desktop site.

19. Acdc1a

Posts: 473; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Where's the 5.96" option? Love my Nexus 6.

20. 27satz

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

iPhone 6S height measures almost same as Galaxy S7 Edge. 4.7" = 5.5" ;p

25. Rocket

Posts: 654; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I would buy a reg s7 with 5.5" screen anytime 5.1 feel too small in my hands (ex opo user here).

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