The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is an updated version of the Galaxy S6 Edge. It is called ‘Edge’ because it has a beautiful curved display with different functions. It is equipped with Force Touch and improved Gorilla Glass 5 technology. The Gorilla Glass, coupled with Andreno 530, provides the sharpest, brightest and the most durable display of all time. The screen is a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED Quad HD display. The phone has a longer battery life.
The 12 MP back and 5 MP front cameras are improved, with faster and sharper focus as compared to S6. The camera now performs better in low light. It comes installed with the latest Android OS and has 4 GB RAM. Another new feature is the return of microSD card for expandable storage. It is weather proof which makes it dust and water resistance.
The Galaxy S7 Edge and the Galaxy S7 was released last year in March 2016. On its release, the phone was priced at Rs. 64,999. The phone is currently the cheapest it’s ever been at a retail price of Rs. 55,999.
Generally the phone got an outstanding positive response from the market. However it has a few cons. Firstly the edged display, while sleek and stylish, does not provide much value. It has caused the phone to fall from customer’s hands due to its glossy design. Customers have also complained about the price being too high but the price has since fallen down and currently it is very reasonable.
There are no revolutionary changes when compared to the S6 Edge but it definitely provides an essential upgrade. The premium build and design is an attractive component that, coupled with its state of the art specifications and functions, makes Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge an outstanding phone for technology lovers.
Specifications of S7 Edge in Pakistan
|Dimensions||150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm|
|Battery||Talk-time up to 27 hrs, Music-Play up to 74 hrs 3600 mAh, (Non-removable)|
|OS||Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow) upgradable to v7.0 (Nougat)|
|Memory||32/64GB built-in, 4GB RAM, MIcroSD Card (support up to 250GB) (dedicated slot)|
|Processor||Quad-core (2 x 2.15 GHz Kryo + 2 x 1.6 GHz Kryo)
, Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
GPU: Adreno 530
Octa-core (4 x 2.3 GHz Mongoose + 4 x 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53), Exynos 8890 Octa
GPU: Mali-T880 MP12
|Connectivity||Bluetooth v4.2 with A2DP, LE, apt-X, USB (microUSB v2.0, USB Host), NFC, WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot), GPRS, EDGE, 3G (HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps), 4G (LTE Cat9 450/50 Mbps)|
|Display Size||5.5 inches, 1440 x 2560 pixels (~534 ppi pixel density)
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2, Fingerprint (front-mounted)
|Display Colour||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Multitouch, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, Always-on display, TouchWiz UI, Curved edge screen|
Frequency / Band
|GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Band||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Band||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Colors||Black, White, Gold, Silver, Pink Gold, Black Pearl, Coral Blue|
|Entertainment||3.5mm audio jack, MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player, MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player, SNS integration, YouTube, Google Talk, Games (built-in + downloadable)|
|Camera||12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, 1/2.5″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama, Video (2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec)5 MP, sensor size, 1.34 µm pixel size, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR|
|Other Features||GPS + A-GPS support & GLONASS, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Fast battery charging: 83% in 30 min (Quick Charge 3.0), Wireless charging (Qi/PMA) – market dependent, S-Voice natural language commands and dictation, OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage), Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified), IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes, ANT+ support, Photo/video editor, Document editor, Google Search, Maps, Gmail,input (Swype), YouTube, Calendar, Speakerphone|
|Ring Tones||Downlaodable, Polyphonic, MP3, WAV|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Price||Price in Rs: 64,999 Price in USD: $624|