The phone's new features and design include the curved display around the screen’s edges, batteries with more capacity and improved water and dust resistance
Music and Sound
The Samsung S7 Edge gives you more control over your music’s sound with an equalizer feature. Letting you adjust the bass, treble as well as instruments and vocals.
Adapt Sound is a feature where the phone adjusts the sound to your perceptible hearing range. It does this by creating a listening experience based on your own unique hearing. Once activated, you’ll get a distinctly better listening experience.
Android Oreo is the 8th major update and the 15th version from Google. Samsung Mobile has adopted Android’s mobile operating systems for their Galaxy phones. The S7 Edge was released with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow but can be upgraded to 8.0 Oero and Samsung Experience 9.0.
Faster App Launches
Your home screen and apps launch 2x faster than with Android 7.0 Nougat.
Android 8.0 Oreo minimises background activity of apps when they’re not being used as well as the ones you use the least.
Google Play Protect
This new safety feature focuses on keeping your personal information and settings safe from data-stealing apps, scanning over 50 billion apps per day.
When you’re watching a video in an app like Netflix or youtube you can now exit the video to access your home screen without fully closing the app.Simply tap the home button and the picture will minimise into a small window on the side of your screen so that you can access your other apps.
If you use Chrome on our PC, you’ll notice Google’s auto-saving feature for your log ins. Android 8.0 has now extended that feature to your smartphone. You can now choose to let Google autosave your passwords and logins for your apps.
This feature helps you sort your notifications based on importance. In your settings, you can label notifications from a particular app, such as Facebook or your email, as ‘low’, ‘medium’, ‘high’ and ‘urgent’ importance. An urgent notification will make a noise and appear in the notifications bar and a not so important notification will remain quiet and will not appear in the notifications bar.
See multiple notifications at one time by tapping the notification dots, then easily clear them by swiping away. When a notification comes up on your homescreen, you can now snooze it. Swipe left on the notification, tap the gearbox and select ‘snooze’ for one hour. You can change the time allocation per notification as well.
Smart Text Selection
Smart text selection makes it easier for you to save or call a number if you’ve Googled it and need to select it. Once a number has been highlighted on Google, your phone will automatically copy paste it to your phone app for calling or saving.
When you’re close to your home or office network, your phone will automatically enable WiFi for you.
A brand new Samsung S7 Edge 32GB costs between R15,000 - R16,000. A second-hand Samsung S7 Edge in excellent condition with a 12-month warranty costs between R6,000 to R6,400 on Phonetradr.
From top to bottom, the S7 Edge is 149 x 72 x 7.62 mm.
You can get the S7 Edge in blue coral, black onyx, gold platinum, white pearl, silver titanium and pink gold.
The two main differences between the S7 and S7 Edge are the screen and the battery. The S7 Edge has a curved screen around the edges, unlike the S7. The S7 Edge has a 3,600mAh battery and the S7 only has a 3,000mAh battery.
The S7 Edge uses Gorilla Glass 4 for the screen as well as the back glass.
The Samsung S7 Edge has a rating of “IP68” which means the device is fully protected from dust and can handle being under freshwater for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1.5 metres.
The S7 Edge’s main processor is the Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890
The phone comes with 4G of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge comes with 64GB. But it has a Micro SD memory card slot so you can add up 200GB, which is equivalent to 40,000 photos. For a better picture on how much 64GB is, it equates to approximately 15,000 photos!
It has a 12-megapixel camera with a f1.7 aperture lens at the back and a 5-megapixel selfie camera at the front.
Yes, the S7 Edge can create the bokeh effect using its Select Focus Mode feature.
We would recommend that you invest in a case or cover. A good cover can protect your phone from cracked screens, from drops, dents, dirt, scratches and help keep it looking like new for when you’d like to sell it.
The average battery life is 17 hours. If you’re continuously browsing on WiFi, the battery lasts about 8 hours.
It weighs 157 grams, which is two and a half tennis balls in your hand.