Samsung Electronics is one of the oldest and most reputed amongst customers in the field of consumer electronics. The Samsung Galaxy series of smartphones released by this company is received exceptionally well by the people. Their venture into the field of smartphones had yet again proved the importance they give to the quality of products. The Samsung Galaxy S smartphones have undergone a very rapid and exceptional transformation in a couple of years. Rectifying almost all of its glitches, Samsung had come back with a bang when it announced the release of its flagship smartphone of this year, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge in February 2016. This smartphone then went on to be released on 11th March 2016. The previous model of this smartphone was the Samsung Galaxy S6. This smartphone majorly targets the upper middle-class people. This smartphone falls under the luxurious smartphone category. The main USP’s of this smartphone are its excellent display features, powerful battery, and less weight. Now lets us look in depth at many of its other important specifications and analyze its probable pros and cons.
DESIGN & DISPLAY:
This smartphone has been most famous for its unusual dual curved edge design. It also comes with amazing metal and glass build. This design makes the smartphone feel premium in hand. Due to overdo of glass in its design, this smartphone is quite slippery to hold. The length of this smartphone is 150.9 mm, and its breadth is 72.6 mm. The thickness of the phone is quite reasonable with just being 7.7 mm. It weighs moderately with an actual weight of 157 g. The protection given to this smart phone’s display and the rear panel is Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The screen type used in this smartphone is the Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16 M colors. It is 5.5 inches in size and has a screen – to – body ratio of 76 %. The resolution this screen provides is 1440 x 2560 pixels. It has a highly floors multi-touch feature. The other additional enhancement features on this smart phone’s display are Always – on display option, Touchwiz UI and Curved edge screen with displaying notification alerts. This smartphone comes in five different colors namely Black, White, Gold, Silver and Pinkish Gold.
PERFORMANCE & CONFIGURATION:
This smartphones runs on the swift Android OS v 6.0. This is the Marshmallow OS, which is the latest of the Android OS till date. The chipset used here is the Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 processor. This chipset is aided by the Exynos 8890 Octa processor. The central processing is taken care of by a combination of processors. A dual core Kryo processor with processing speed of 2.15 GHz and another Kryo processor with a Clock speed of 16 GHz is present. Additionally, two Quad – core processors are also used. A Quad core, Mongoose processor with 2.3 GHz and another Quad – core Cortex A53 with a speed of 1.6 GHz, is used. Two GUI’s take the graphics interface care. One Adreno 530 and a Mali – T880 MP12 is coupled for this purpose. The storage specification of this smartphone is such that, it comes in two variations, a 32 GB and a 64GB model. This smartphone comes with the mixed card slot type. Here one slot is solely dedicated to one sim card. The second slot can either be used for sim 2 or can be utilized as external memory slot. The expandable memory is up to a max of 200 GB. The RAM memory of this smartphone is a good 4 GB.
CAMERA & MULTIMEDIA:
This smartphone comes with dual cameras. The primary camera comes with 12 MP and an aperture focal length of f/1.7. The wide angle width is around 26 mm. The sensor size used in this smartphone is 1/ 2.6 inches. The pixel size used is 1.4 micrometer. It comes with an LED Flash. The front camera is 5 MP with an aperture of f/1.7. The wide angle width is 22 mm. The additional supportive features available are dual video call and Auto HDR. The enhancement features found in this phone are Autofocus, face detection, OIS, touch focus and panorama. The audio in this device is excellent. It comes with some Dolby speakers which give excellent clarity. It does not have a functional FM Radio. It has a simultaneous 4K video and 9 MP image recording.
BATTERY & CONNECTIVITY:
This smartphone comes with a user non – removable Li – Ion battery. It has a maximum capacity of 3600 mAh. The talk time available on an average is up to 27 h on 3G mode. The music playback time is up to 74 h. This is a mixed sim phone. Two sims can be used. Both the sim slots are nano sim type. GSM network has to be used. Both the sims come with 3G and 4G compatibility. Wireless connectivity features are also present.
PROS & CONS:
The advantages of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge are the superior display, highly powerful battery, amazing processor, and RAM. The disadvantages are its hybrid sim model, secondary camera, and cost.