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Would you grab the 5.1" Galaxy S7, or the 5.5" S7 edge?

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Would you grab the 5.1
Samsung has apparently taken notice of the mishap it created last year by having an S6 edge with the same screen size as the S6, and an S6 edge+ with the same diagonal as the Note 5 last, which confused even us seasoned tech aficionados, and diluted its high-end portfolio to high heavens. This year it has enlarged the S7 edge's screen to the all-popular 5.5" size, and there might not even be an S7 edge+ to go with the eventual Note 6 later this summer. 

The 5.1" Galaxy S7 is more manageable in the hand, of course, yet the S7 edge sports a stellar screen-to-body ratio, making it one of the most compact 5.5-inchers out there, while both phones come with tapered rears for a more comfortable grip, and cameras that are way more flush with the back than what we have on the S6. The S7 edge may be bigger, but has an added advantage in the form of a flexible AMOLED display curved on both sides, and used for a brand new Edge UX interface for added productivity.

Other than those, the phones sport pretty much identical specs and differ in price only about a Benjamin, that is why we wanted to ask you which one do you prefer, and which one would you get if you were on the market for a new handset. Tell us in the poll below, and argue your preferences in the comments.

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Would you grab the 5.1" Galaxy S7, or the 5.5" S7 edge?
I'd go for the Galaxy S7 31.22% (458 votes) (458 votes)
I'd go for the Galaxy S7 edge 68.78% (1009 votes) (1009 votes)

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posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:07 11

1. Clars123 (Posts: 938; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)

edge for the design..but particularly for the battery..and I'm hooked on phablets now..the S7 edge is as narrow as the Galaxy S5 and that is real engineering right there

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:19 7

5. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 533; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)

I voted S7 (non edge version) - 2 reasons:
1) I find 5.5" to uncomfortable in my pocket, and 2) I prefer the flat screen as I find the curved edges introduces distortion that I'm not a fan of.
But S7 Edge would get my vote for looking cooler.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:11 15

2. maherk (Posts: 4849; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

S7 Edge, it is way too compact and narrow for a 5.5" phablet, then comes the massive battery and the sexy design.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:39 1

10. Good-Is-Better (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Nov 2015)

I am all in for the S7 edge. The best feature in this phone is the optional dual Sim. I can't do without a dual Sim phone in my country. I don't like caring 2 phones. I am getting the S7 for my mum.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:13 4

3. johanbiff (Posts: 414; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)

S7 edge here. bigger screen but not bigger phone (by much atleast) and also the adsional 600Mah battery is a nice bonus!

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:17 4

4. LittleGaGaKiller (Posts: 290; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)

LG G5!!!!

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:19 2

6. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

I voted Edge, but after further thought I'd actually change it to S7 if I could. The design has REALLY improved from the S6, especially the sides and the curved back. Plus it's easier to manage one-handed.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:21 6

7. Shocky (unregistered)

Probably the Edge, it's not that much bigger and the extra battery life will be nice.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:24

8. GreenMan (Posts: 1817; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)

Enough with the bloody bloaty Samsung Galaxy S7 and it's darn siblings...
I follow Phone Arena via SMS and my cell phone has gone cookoo since the last two hours...

So many tweets, and all about Sammy...

Samsung this, Samsung that... blah blah blah...

Get hold of yourselves, gents...

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:28 8

9. carlemillward (unregistered)

It happens every year, in a months time Apple will be flooding your inbox with the 5se.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:44 3

12. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1310; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)

Happens once a year, and it's the day where the G5 and S7 is release yet you were not expecting alot of notifications?

Troll detected, a stupid one to.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 16:25 2

14. catze86 (Posts: 731; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)

Youbare just jealous it is not a Nexus

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:43 1

11. Trakker (Posts: 283; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)

I dropped my Note 3 too many times trying to use one handed so I'm sticking with 5.1' phones.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 15:54 1

13. artixine (Posts: 22; Member since: 18 Nov 2015)

i think i might get a S7 edge,first for the different look,as i am an S6 owner, and mainly for the bigger battery. 3600 mah battery means1000mah more than my actual phone, it's a blast! i'm quite suffering with battery life at the moment.

but i still have doubts,especially concerning the edges, do you think they will be handy or more like a pain in the ass ? Will the phone be comfy to used , especially since i mostly use my phone with one hand ? how do owners of s6edge + cope ? and what about watching videos, does the screen make it weird with the edges ??

what do you guys think ?

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 16:29 2

15. nedywest71 (Posts: 19; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)

I got S7 EDGE :)

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 16:48 1

18. artixine (Posts: 22; Member since: 18 Nov 2015)

you mean you have it already ? lol

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 16:35 2

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 24915; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

S7 Edge all the way. 5.7 would've been even better though.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 16:44

17. FrankUnderwood2 (Posts: 243; Member since: 01 Oct 2015)

I voted for S7 Edge but will take a final decision after their prices are announced.

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 16:50 1

19. artixine (Posts: 22; Member since: 18 Nov 2015)

done already ! 700 and 800 bucks....
(franck for president would be rather cool^^)

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 17:14

20. Troysyx (Posts: 181; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)

I'd rather have the S7 but i want the screen size and battery of the Edge.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 04:10

23. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 461; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)

I'd rather have the Edge as I want the screen size and battery. What else differs? That's basically the only differences, so how can you say you want the S7?

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 17:51

21. Fellwalker (Posts: 400; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)

Where's the radio button for no.?

posted on 21 Feb 2016, 18:34 1

22. Ari_Ari (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Feb 2016)

S7 Edge. With a battery that big and Samsung's normally good optimisations, I'm expecting some interesting battery results from this phone.

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