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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: What makes it unique?

Samsung has been constantly improving its Galaxy range of Android flagship smartphones by launching at least two devices every year. The company’s Galaxy lineup has impressed millions of buyers across the globe with unique design, sophisticated hardware and unique features. The brand’s latest flagships in the series – the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, were introduced at this year’s MWC in Barcelona in February this year. The Galaxy S7 edge is a dual-edged counterpart of the Galaxy S7, which comes with several unique features thanks to the curved screen on both the sides.

If you are planning to buy this year’s Galaxy S7 edge, then let’s talk about the features that make the phone unique and stand out of the competition. In this article we will talk about all the cool features that the S7 edge brings, so you can decide if it suits your needs or not.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge – features that make it unique

Excellent design

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge flaunts a premium and appealing design with metal frames running around all the edges. The Phone gets a layer of 3D glass on both the front and rear. It offers smoother and curvier glass panels when compared to its predecessor, the Galaxy S6 edge. The device measures 7.7mm around the waist, and also comes with a rating of IP68, which allows the phone to be submerged in up to 1.5metre of water for up to 30 minutes. In addition, the Galaxy S7 edge also comes with a fingerprint sensor integrated into the home button, and a heart rate sensor at the back beside the rear camera. So, design is one of the main reasons to go for the Galaxy S7 edge.

Unique curved display

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is equipped with an excellent 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and a pixel density of 534 pixels per inch. The device gets a layer Corning’s latest Gorilla Glass 4 on top of the screen to keep the scratches at bay. The Super AMOLED display provides you an all-round viewing experience including superb brightness and contrast. The device also gets an always-on display feature, which shows you basic information such as time, date and battery percentage without even touching the display and draining battery life. The dual edged curved display of the Galaxy S7 edge offers some extra UX features, which we will talk about more in the software section.

Powerful configuration

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge comes with excellent configuration in its price range. The phone offers an octa-core Exynos 8890 SoC that sports four cores spinning at 2.3GHz and quad-cores running at 1.6GHz. To enhance the performance further, the device gets 4-gigs of RAM and a Mali T880 MP12 graphics processor. The phone offers excellent performance without any lags or whatsoever. You can play almost every high-end game available on the Play Store on the Galaxy S7 edge. For storage, the device comes in 32GB and 64GB internal memory models, and also accepts microSD cards up to 200GB in size. Overall, the Galaxy S7 edge sports excellent performance and configuration, making it another reason to purchase the phone.

Latest software

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge offers the latest software experience. The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box, and comes with several other software features thanks to the Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface on top of Android. Additionally, the Galaxy S7 edge’s curved screen can be used to open menus from a bezel swipe. You will be able to open frequently used applications, contacts, Yahoo new headlines, taking selfies, making a phone call by simply swiping the curved screens. The device gets Power saving mode and ultra power saving mode to extend the overall battery life.

Excellent camera and long lasting battery

The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge offers excellent camera specifications. The phone comes with a Dual Pixel 12-meg primary shooter with a dual-tone LED flash, Smart Optical Image Stabilisition, and f/1.7 aperture. Thanks to the Dual Pixel sensor, the phone offers improved auto-focusing on an object to let you capture better quality images than the other devices. The device also offers video recording in several modes including 4K, slow motion and hyperlapse. For selfies and video calling, the phone offers a 5-megapixel secondary snapper on the front. There are several selfie-tweaking features in the camera app of the phone. The Galaxy S7 edge also offers excellent battery life thanks to a beefy 3,600mAh unit. The phone also sports fast charging technology to top up the battery really fast.


As you can see, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is certainly amongst the best flagship Android smartphones available on the market in the premium segment. It comes with an excellent bright display that is curved to both sides, which offer extra functionality. The phone boasts excellent configuration, capable camera specs, excellent battery, a durable and appealing design, and fingerprint and heart rate sensors. As for the pricing, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge price in India is Rs 56,900 for the 32GB internal memory model, and it is available in several attractive hues like Black, Gold, Silver and White. So are you going for the latest Samsung flagship? Or do you have any other device on your mind? Share with us all in the comments section below. 

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