Why I think $800 is too much for the Galaxy S7 edge

It wants to be the ultimate smartphone. But is it? After a week of using it, I can say there are things about it that make the Galaxy S7 edge appear markedly underperforming considering its hefty $800 price tag...
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248 Comments

52. Alter

Posts: 218; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

Yeah that the worst point in the article. He wrote 3 paragraphs just to complain that he doesn't like the default setting of the weather app.

91. willard12 unregistered

Maybe he prefers the weather widget that runs on the iphone's homescreen. I wonder what it's update interval is set to by default.

59. billyblonco

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

A lot of those complaints were software issues not hardware, which can be fixed in a future update.

61. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

The amount of butthurt Sammy-fans on the article is hilarious. S7 is great yes, but is it the perfect smartphone? NO.

92. willard12 unregistered

Do you have a perfect phone in mind that can be used for a reference? When arguing something isn't worth $800, then you have to compare it to what you think is worth $800, which the writer was completely afraid to do. Just because people apply logic to things doesn't make them "butthurt."

63. TomoTom

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 08, 2015

Hahahahaha 800 bucks is expensive for you!?!?!?! Try buying it in, for example, Croatia!!! It's 1,314$ over here so dont talk about how expensive it is to me when you have cheap US prices. I wish it was that cheap here!!!

64. afzalzainal

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

While sony being a number one in android making profit USD26 per-device and samsung at the second place making USD23 per-device, apple reaching USD184 on each selling device prove that apple still the leading as the most overpricing device ever made.

69. Optimusryga

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 19, 2015

So if its to xpensive for its not for everyone beside theres a reason why theres midrange cartegory, so if $800 is too much for you well u can always buy the midrange phones they are much cheaper. And pls nxt time u wanna write shir like this start with apple iphone.

71. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

OK so the only my thing I can agree with is $800 is pricey for a phone. But let's compare what 2 of the most popular phones get you for $800. For the St combo, you get a 5.5" 1440p display rated as the best display of any phone on the planet, the screen is one of the most accurate colorwise, it has one of the. Established screen to body ratios, it has wireless fast charging and fast charging, it supports Microsd which now I can buy 200GB forn $60, has great audio, and a camera that focuses faster than any in the world, it's IP68 certified against dust and water fornupnton5 meters for 30th mins, or basically forever in a sink, the front facing camera records 1440p too, takes the best lowlight camera in its class, it has a fast finger sensor, it has 2 power saving modes where one on a full charge will get you several days of usage, has default apps, mass stirsge, can transfer any file over BTW or wifi, and so much more all.for $800, oh and it has a dual curved screen that has some useful features though they are not ground breaking and so much more, Vs the iPhone 6S Plus with 64GB of stirsge but no edpansion, a 12MP camera that takes worse pictures then the previous model and who focus is slower than last year's Galaxy S6, it only has a dualcpu, terrible battery life, takes nearly 3 hours to charge from zero, a screen that looks washed out in sunlight, front facing camera only records 1080, yet it's 5MP, full HD display with force touch which has been implemented to do things that can be done equally as fast or faster by bother methods, a fast finger sensor, a small.battry considering it's size, an Oscar with terrible one handed mode, nonrealmpower saving mode, display with very cold color, camera is not good in low light, it's not IP certified against dust and water, though I have seen tests where it lasted fair long, but it's a gamble at best, Oscar is closed, you're forced to use Apple.chosen default apps, when you install apps you get mom warning as of what they access or if data charges could apply, the setting menu is a scrolling mess, to separate panels for toggles and notifications, run and OS that crashes more apps than all mobile operating system and version numbers combined And the OS doesn't even have any gimmicky baseless features, no advanced charging. Now neither are worth $800, but the S7 Edge is a whole lot closer to it. Especially when it's locks you in where at a point you can't get out with it costing you a lot of money or loss of money. Even though I can use it with a smartwatch, I get the option of it not being a ball and chain to my phone When holding either in hand, though the both feel premium, the iPhone is flat as Columbus though the world was, Vs sweet cool curve and a futuristic look. Power to run a VR visor, 360 degree camera and is going to be a start attraction at one of the best theme parks on the planet. Yes that all.cost money and is more justified Vs the iPhone. Can't wait to see the

81. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

You are so biased. You act as if the world revolves around you, it doesn't.

133. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

And you are an big Apple fan boy.

163. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

I really hope Ray S would write an article about how iphone is not worthy. Sadly, he won't.

74. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Or how about rhetoric iPad which use tons tartrate $499. Now adding 2 speaker cutouts and a higher resolution counts as a $100.upgrade and split-screen is free...oh wait not on the iPad. Somehow it's worth another $100, with 16GB. Oh and it records 4K? Why? Whatbfool.os going rouse a tablet to record? Oh wait, the ones who might buy this iPad. Lol. A MacBook which every other OEM would cost less than $1000, Applemsells.for more than $1500. Mac Pro with a consumer grade CPU and GPU is worth $3000, but I can buy a similar system from Dell with Professional grade card, and Extreme or Xeon for equal or less. The IPad Pro is 800, and cost more than the Surface, which can do more and comes with a pen that doesn't need to stick out like a railroad crossing gate to charge and more. Yeah if PA doesn't write an equal Apple.artivle then we know this site is rubbish Prove my point, PA can't give Samsung credit even when the facts show they are miles ahead of everyone. Apple especially included.

97. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

If you hate this site so much why do you hang around writing essays on it so much? Just go to another one that shares your views.

188. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

This click-bait article doesn't matter to me as my browser does not display their obstructive ads.

105. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Lol. you don't know how I feel In Canada right now. Somehow apple increased the price of the ipad pro 9.7inch by $250. It's $800 in Canada right now. I don't hate apple, but they're so fing expensive here in Canada for what they offer that it's sad.

78. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Boy, Apple and Nexus fans are really coming for this phone. You know, call me crazy but I would MUCH rather hear from people who ACTUALLY paid $800 for the S7 Edge. What do they think? Because I can't remember the last time I've read a more bias, nitpicky piece of crap. Besides, many folks here aren't going to pay $800 for this phone, rather they will be leasing it for $399 dollars before moving on to their next phone. That said, despite the Edge not being perfect, I can't remember the last time I invested in a piece of hardware more worthy of it's price. The S7 Edge is simply amazing.

82. rubyonrails3

Posts: 368; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Yes I came I bought it I used it for a week and now it's with me but my primary sim is in Nexus 6p again. Cuz 6p feels faster or I should says quicker. S7 is amazing but I couldn't fell in love with it. Cuz camera on 6p is better for me. Speed performance yes bit less features

121. dimas

Posts: 3286; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I paid for it in full amount. $960 including tax, skins and slim case accessories. I don't lease since I don't find it practical. I don't like to have that extra duty of monthly bills either.

83. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Someone here sounds like Hilary when she bark like a dog. It's one dudes opinion. You know, they say opinions are like @ss holes. Everyone has one. So take a chill pill and enjoy your S7 Edge.

84. JMartin22

Posts: 2327; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

A major reason for the price bump on the edge models is for Samsung trying to recoup their investments they made into new factories and machinery needed to mold and shape the glass. The edge fab process is more expensive and is more prone to costly quality rejection mistakes if not done right. Also, the fact that the edge version is outselling the cheaper S7 regular variant really invalidates this article with the authors clear agenda. Many people do think it's worth its price tag

87. jadjr

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

First of all, its' price is 740$. Second of all, the Iphone 6s+ 64 gigs costs nearly 900$ for the unlocked version in most countries excluding the US. Why not make an article about that for instance?

164. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

This is iPhoneArena. Apple is God here.

189. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

You think PA can write a similar article stating why iPhone 6S Plus is not worth it's price? No way.

88. jadjr

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

First of all, its' price is 740$. Second of all, the Iphone 6s+ 64 gigs costs nearly 900$ for the unlocked version in most countries excluding the US. Why not make an article about that for instance?

101. jalebi2000

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Your second point should've been that the iPhone 6s plus is 750 dollars

126. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah righ... $750 for a phone with huge storage capacity (16GB non expandable), amazing screen-to-body ratio, cutting edge new design, and super sharp 1080p 5.5inch... /s obviously

190. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Total rip-off

89. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

First thing first, a lot of you android fanboys are so insecure. This article says many times that it's his personal feeling. It's embarrassing to see all the crying... As a current nexus 6p user I absolutely agree that the return for your return for features / performance for a 800 device versus 500-600 is a hard sell.

96. willard12 unregistered

As a current nexus 6p user and not a 7 edge + user, I'm impressed with your ability to judge the device's performance. I think the point of the response from commenters on his personal opinion is that he doesn't seem so willing to share his personal opinion on the plethora of other devices and what he thinks their value is. Maybe I've missed it, but perhaps you can tell us what Ray S thinks about the price of the nexus 6p.

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