Korean tech giant Samsung unveiled its loaded flagships dubbed the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February this year. The new Galaxy flagships came as replacements to the last year’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. The new Galaxy offerings offer the same design as their predecessors, but sport improved internals in terms of both hardware and software. They offer the top notch specifications when it comes to the display, processor, performance, storage, camera capabilities, design and battery life.
The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge have recently been launched in the Indian market, soon after their unveiling at the MWC. If you are planning to buy any of these Android Marshmallow-running flagships, let’s put the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge on the table and compare their specs to assist you on choosing the one that fits your needs perfectly.
Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: comparison of the loaded flagships from Korea
Talking about the design first, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge offer a familiar design like their predecessors. Both sport metallic frames running around the edges and 3D glass on the front and back. However, they sport smoother and curvier glass panels than their predecessors, and are slightly thicker at 7.9mm and 7.7mm for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge respectively. Both get the IP68 certification for dust and water resistance. They offer fingerprint sensors integrated into the home buttons, and sport heart rate sensors at the rear beside the main camera. The Galaxy S7 edge gets a dual-edged display to deliver extra information on the go. So in terms of design, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are quite similar.
Display and OS
The Samsung Galaxy S7 sports a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display bearing a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and a whopping pixel density of 577 pixels per inch. The Galaxy S7 edge on the other hand is for those who love phablet-grade smartphones as it sports a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen. The S7 edge offers a screen resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and a pixel density of 534ppi. As for the OS, they both run Android Marshmallow out of the box with a layer of Samsung’s latest TouchWiz UI on top that offers extra software tweaks on top of the usual Android features. The Galaxy S7 edge gets some extra Edge UX features thanks to its dual-curved display. It offers users to easily access most-used functions and features on its edges.
When it comes to the configuration, the Galaxy S7 and its dual-edged counterpart offer the same features. They are powered by octa-core Exynos 8890 processor that sports quad-cores running at 2.3GHz and four clusters spinning at 1.6GHz. They sport 4GB of RAM, and come in 32GB and 64GB of internal memory variants, and also except microSD cards up to 200GB in size. So in the performance and storage department, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are the same.
Moving on to the photography features, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge offer the same specifications. They sport Dual Pixel 12-megapixel primary snappers on the back with dual-tone LED flash, f/1.7 aperture and Smart Optical Image Stabilisition. For selfies and video calling, they offer 5-megapixel secondary snappers on the front with f/1.7 aperture. Again, both the phones offer same cameras, which means they can take some of the best pictures seen on any other smartphone on the planet.
Connectivity and battery
As far as the connectivity is concerned, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge offer the same features. They come with hybrid dual-SIM slots, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS with GLONASS, USB 2.0 and NFC. As for the battery, the Galaxy S7 is fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery, while the Galaxy S7 edge gets a bigger 3,600mAh battery. Both the smartphones also support fast charging technology to fuel up the battery pretty fast.
As you can see in the comparison above, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge offer almost identical specifications. They sport premium designs, powerful processors, high-end configuration, crystal clear imaging experience, and fast charging technology. However, the Galaxy S7 edge offers a bigger display than its flat sibling, and sports a curved display that shows up important information right on the edges. Also the Galaxy S7 edge gets a bigger battery than the Galaxy S7. As for the pricing, the Galaxy S7 32GB model costs Rs 48,900, while the Galaxy S7 edge 32GB edition retails for Rs 56,900. They are being offered in Black, Gold, Silver and White hues. So which one is your pick? Share in the comments section with all.