Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Review

Having two very similar options to choose from makes for tougher decisions amongst consumers, but this year’s offering is substantially more ambitious. The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge isn’t just an S7 clone with a dual-curved screen. Oh no! Rather, it’s a bigger sized...
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96 Comments

1. Rafishant

Posts: 402; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Where are the people who used to call this site iPhonearena? So the highest score is not 7 anymore, and it is not only 9 for the iPhone!

2. letosaw

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

iphone 6s got 9.3 and is far inferior in many ways :3

6. Rafishant

Posts: 402; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

I don't know why the battery test result was that disappointed? I expected a battery life higher than the S6 Active? Is the reason probably related to the SD820?

8. Arschsalat

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

Thats fake.

15. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

they should benchmark the international version also.. the exynos will get much better battery life. but I don`t think this is a valid battery test because even if the SD820 is powerhungry it won`t fail against the 6S+, PA in a nutshell...

44. hellhr

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 25, 2016

Samsung S6 edge, geekbench battery test, 7.5h. S7, non edge, exynos, same test, 10h20m. Just measeured...

57. Galen20K

Posts: 579; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

PhoneArena battery life tests are inaccurate. I'm getting 8 hours Screen 0n time on almost two days 0ff the charger on my SD820 GS7Edge, I'm very satisfied.

48. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

Im pretty sure if a flash away from improvement. probably a rogue app consuming battery life for no reason.

74. ph00ny

Posts: 2067; Member since: May 26, 2011

It looks like large portion of the other reviewers are getting higher battery life

7. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 2015

S6 Edge had a rating of 9.3 and the only con that PA stated was the lack of micro SD card. S7 Edge is an upgrade in every department and has a micro SD card slot and is rated 9.0. There is no consistency in PA's rating.

13. Good-Is-Better

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

I don't even care about their reviews, the have no parameter for it and so, they are just filling the space on this web meant for reviews.

45. xocomaox

Posts: 201; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

Mostly because of the battery test that they ran incorrectly which skewed their perception of the phone. Once they update this review (test), I think they will change the review to a 9.4 or something.

52. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

They guy who made this review is a caveman, Android Authority says the battery life is great.

23. MSi_GS70 unregistered

ONly 9 .. god.. how u want to see PA mobile phone that will receive 10 ??? how can this get 9 and pathetic iphone 9.3 with rubbish battery ?

25. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

How the helloes can itchave less battery life albeit having 600mah. IMA read my review elsewhere thx.

3. Arschsalat

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

the battery is better as the iPhone 6s. Fake Arena

4. lovro

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 08, 2016

I think this battery test is very bad. On xda you have a bunch of screenshots of SOT time and battery usage. All of users are more satisfied than with NOTE 5 and S6 battery. :)

10. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

im getting the exynos version..this just sucks in browsing and battery life! Also PA, please quit with the on-screen benchmarks compairing with phones that have half the screen resolution.. off-screen is the way to go.

11. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

The Snapdragon model gets around 10hrs battery life. I don't know... but the Exynos can't possibly be that power hungry. Either way, I can't be anymore happier I pre-ordered the S7 Edge. Really looking forward to picking it up this Friday. :)

12. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

They are reviewing the SD820....

14. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Check out the specs overview. They clearly listed the Exynos 8890.

16. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

it`s wrong. it`s the SD820 read the text and look at the bench scores "For US-bound Galaxy S7 edge devices, like the Verizon one in our possession, they’re being powered by Qualcomm’s latest and greatest in the Snapdragon 820."

17. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

You're absolutely right. Sorry about the confusion. I still don't know though... their results seem to be way off here. Others reviewers (Notebookreview, Android Authority, etc..) seem to be real impressed about its battery life.

18. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

yeah don`t care much for PA`s score system, they really suck at all the benchmarks..take this with a grinch of salt :)

30. Shocky unregistered

Can't believe they're still using Antutu. :(

33. MSi_GS70 unregistered

so why ppl been talking how SD820 is super awesome how it is best .. and yet it only brings negatives to the phone ? they should stay with 810 or same as in S6 edge then..

29. Shocky unregistered

It lists both actually, the model they're reviewing which they refer to throughout the review is using Snapdragon 820.

31. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Think they changed it. ;)

19. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Phonearena should use international variant for their reviews. At least not a Verizon phone.

21. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Phonearena...... Are you actually content with the quality of the review y'all just put out...because you don't have to be a genius to see that the battery life test is flawed...I got my S7 edge yesterday and the battery life is bloody outstanding started with a full charge yesterday at 8pm and it's 9am now and I have 69% and trust me I played with it all through the night

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