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Which is better, the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge?

Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S7 Edge
Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S7 Edge
Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung’s two flagships have much in common, but there are some key differences. You can read our full reviews for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge to learn which one you want, but we thought a head-to-head comparison might make your decision a little easier.

On the surface, the Galaxy S7 Edge boasts a bigger screen and two edges. The standard S7, on the other hand, has a traditional design and a more petite frame. Both are excellent phones that are more than worthy of filling your pocket, but which one is right for you? Below are the key differences between the two Galaxies.

Specs

Galaxy S7

Galaxy S7 Edge

Size142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm (5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 in)149 x 72 x 7.62 mm (5.85 x 2.85 x 0.30 in)
Weight5.36 ounces5.54 ounces
Screen5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLEDDual-edge, 5.5-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED
Resolution2,560 x 1,440 pixels2,560×1,440 pixels
OSAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Storage32/64GB32/64GB
SD Card SlotYesYes
NFC supportYesYes
ProcessorQualcomm MSM8996, Snapdragon 820 (U.S. Models),
Exynos 8890 Octa (International Models)
Qualcomm MSM8996, Snapdragon 820 (U.S. Models),
Exynos 8890 Octa (International Models)
RAM4GB4GB
ConnectivityWi-Fi, 4G LTE, HSPA+Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, HSPA+
CameraFront 5MP, Rear 12MPFront 5MP, Rear 12MP
Video2,160p 4K UHD2,160p 4K UHD
BluetoothYes, version 4.2Yes, version 4.2
Fingerprint sensorYesYes
Water ResistantYesYes
Battery3,000mAh3,600mAh
ChargerMicro USBMicro USB
Quick ChargingYesYes
Wireless ChargingYes, Qi and PMAYes, Qi and PMA
MarketplaceGoogle Play StoreGoogle Play Store
Color offeringsBlack, white, gold, silverBlack, white, gold, silver
AvailabilityAT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-MobileAT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile
DT Review4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars

When it comes to specs, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are evenly matched. Both U.S. models rock Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processors and 4GB of RAM, which result in super speedy performance. The European counterparts for the S7 and S7 Edge have Samsung’s Exynos octa-core onboard, which is said to be weaker than the Qualcomm chips, but not noticeably so. The two Galaxies also have special water cooling systems inside to keep the heat down while gaming or taking on processor-heavy tasks, though both do get warm in your hand. In terms of performance, these two are completely tied.

Both phones start at 32GB of storage and support expandable storage via MicroSD cards up to 200GB, so there’s no difference there, either. The 12-megapixel, dual-pixel back cameras on the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are among the best smartphone cameras you can find. The f/1.7 aperture and the 1.4µm dual-pixels allow more light to enter the sensor and result in stunning photos in an array of lighting conditions.

As usual, Samsung’s camera app is fast and capable, and the new dual-pixel tech boosts low-light performance to entirely new levels. Although it can occasionally blow out night time shots, the camera typically takes great shots with very little light. Sometimes the resulting pictures are even better than ones taken with the iPhone 6S Plus, which is a fantastic feat. The front-facing 5-megapixel cameras are equally matched and take decent selfies.

Spec-wise, these two are tied.

Specs winner: Tie

Battery life and charging

The only real spec difference between the Galaxy S7 and the Edge is battery capacity. The S7 has a 3,000mAh battery, while the Galaxy S7 Edge boasts a 3,600mAh pack. The slight upgrade in battery size should be negligible because the Edge has a larger screen, but it actually matters. In our testing, the S7 Edge regularly showcased better battery performance than the S7.

However, both phones do support Quick Charge 2.0 via Micro USB and wireless charging, so you’ll be able to juice them up quickly in a pinch. Neither phone’s battery is removable, though, so if that is a problem, you won’t want either S7.

We found the Galaxy S7 and the Edge both last through a busy day with ease, though the Edge can hold out longer. Our S7 regularly had 10 percent less battery than the Edge after a solid day’s use. As anyone with a smartphone knows, that 10 percent can mean the difference between having a dead smartphone on your cab ride home or one with just enough juice to send a text or two.

Winner: Galaxy S7 Edge

Display

The S7 and S7 Edge both have Quad HD Super AMOLED screens with 2,560 x 1,440-pixel resolution, but the S7’s screen is much smaller at 5.1-inches versus the 5.5-inch screen on the Edge. Thanks to the curves, though, the Edge doesn’t feel like it’s 5.5 inches, and is very comfortable to hold. If extra screen space matters to you, get the Edge.

Other than size, there’s no difference between the two displays. Both support the Always-On display feature, which is really cool and helpful for those of you who like to know the time at all times. We enjoy the curved edges when viewing most content, including movies, but some have complained about the edges being bothersome while watching YouTube. We recommend you look at it in a store before buying.

Winner: Galaxy S7 Edge

Special software

The main motive for buying the S7 Edge over the regular S7 is that the edge is useful. If you love big screens, but also want to be able to use your phone one-handed, the Edge is for you. The Edge panels give you quick access to your favorite apps, contacts, and shortcuts for specific actions in Samsung apps. You can also add edge panels with news coverage and more. The more popular Edge phones become, the more app developers will make cool and useful Edge panels. Using the regular S7 after using the S7 Edge feels disappointing. You miss the edge after you’ve gotten used to having it. It also looks stunning when viewing pictures, videos, and other media on your device — though, again, the edge does seem to bother a minority of people. This time, the Edge is worth it.

Winner: Galaxy S7 Edge

Unlocking and updates

You can buy your Galaxy unlocked in the states now, and it might be preferable to going through a carrier. Depending on your carrier, you may get a ton of bloatware pre-installed on your device that you can’t remove. Our Verizon review units, for example, came with nearly 10 uninstallable Verizon apps. The regularity of software updates is another thing you should consider when buying a phone. Both devices run Samsung’s TouchWiz on top of Android, so updates are likely to be somewhat delayed, and some carriers will hold them back even longer. Samsung has been rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat updates in selected markets, including the United States, but it’s not universal and there’s no telling how many more updates these phones will get.

Slow software, firmware, and security updates are essentially unavoidable with most Android phones. The only Android phones that will be regularly updated are likely Google’s Nexus and Pixel phones. That said, we recommend the Pixel.

Winner: There are no winners here

Comfort

The main question you need to ask yourself is pretty basic: Do you like the edges or not? Most people agree that the curved edges on the Galaxy S7 Edge are absolutely stunning, but others prefer the more traditional look of the standard S7. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so it’s entirely up to you whether you like the curves or not. However, there are some other things to consider when weighing the Edge against the regular S7. One of the biggest is comfort.

Last year, we were not a fan of the S6 Edge, because the sharp metal frame around the slim edges dug right into our hands when we held the device. Many users complained that the edge design just wasn’t comfortable. Samsung fixed the issue with the S7 Edge by adding curved glass to the back of the device. Much like the Note 5, the S7 Edge curves right into your palms, offering better grip and comfort. The Galaxy S7 feels great in the hand, too, and it is smaller than the Edge. The S7 measures 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm, while the Galaxy S7 Edge comes in at 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm.

That said, the S7 Edge is remarkably slender and petite for a phone with a 5.5-inch screen. It’s significantly smaller than the iPhone 6S Plus, which also boasts a 5.5-inch screen, and it’s not much bigger than the regular S7. In our view, this means you’re getting more screen with little size trade-off.

Both of these phones are comfortable and easy to operate one-handed, though they are both slippery fingerprint magnets because of their glass backs. In that regard, they’re tied.

We’re giving the win here to the standard Galaxy S7. Though both are comfortable, on the S7, we’ve had fewer issues accidentally touching the side of the screen and bringing up menus.

Winner: Galaxy S7

Durability

When it comes to durability, both phones are a glass-filled nightmare, but the S7 Edge is the one you don’t want to break. The phone’s dual-edge screen is expensive to replace — it will cost you $270 to get a proper repair that maintains the waterproofing. The back panel is curved, too, so you’ve got a double whammy if you break either panel. Although the S7 is equally fragile with its curved glass back, at least the front glass isn’t curved. It shouldn’t be as difficult or expensive to replace if you only damage the front, so keep that in mind if you’re one prone to butterfingers. The two phones are waterproof (IP68), though, which is a plus.

Regardless of your choice, buy a case!

Winner: There are no winners here

Price

Both the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge come in gold and black color options, but if you opt for the Edge, you can get the stunning silver version. The Galaxies are currently on sale in the United States, Europe, Singapore, Australia, and South Korea. In the States, the retail prices are between $530 and $695 for the S7 and between $580 and $795 for the S7 Edge, depending on your carrier and how much storage you want. The Edge is generally pricier by $100, so if cost is of concern, be aware that you’ll pay more for that curved screen. Here’s the pricing at the big four carriers:

  • AT&T: The Galaxy S7 costs $695 or $23.17 per month for 30 months, and the S7 Edge goes for $795 or $26.50 per month for 30 months.
  • Verizon: The Galaxy S7 costs $672 or $28 per month for 24 months, and the S7 Edge goes for $792 or $33 per month for 30 months.
  • T-Mobile: The Galaxy S7 costs $674 or $26 per month for 24 months, and the S7 Edge is $780 or $30 for 24 months.
  • Sprint: The Galaxy S7 costs $29 per month for 24 months, and the Galaxy S7 Edge costs $21 per month over 24 months.

Winner: Galaxy S7

Overall Winner: Galaxy S7 Edge

Overall, we prefer the Galaxy S7 Edge. It’s more attractive to look at and use, has better battery life, has a bigger screen, includes useful edge software, and is just about even with the Galaxy S7 when it comes to every other spec or feature. It’s more attractive, more innovative, and in the end, it’ll be more useful. That edge panel makes a big difference if you use it to its full potential, and the edge will only become more useful as more developers get involved and create apps for it.

The differences between the Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge are not vast, however. Both phones have the same specs with the minor exceptions of screen size, battery capacity, and the dual-edge screen. Price is another factor, though paying $100 more for the Edge is small potatoes, given what it provides.

The Edge offers something different that no other phone offers and it seeks to solve the problem of one-handed use on a large-screened phone in an interesting and intelligent way. Now that it’s comfortable to hold and Samsung’s opened up more pixels to edge panels, the Galaxy S7 Edge is the phone to buy.

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Versions: G930F (Global); G930FD (Global; Southeast Asia); G930W8 (Canada)
Also known as Samsung Galaxy S7 Duos with dual-SIM card slots

NetworkTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 - G930FD3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 - G930F, G930FD, G930W84G bands1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41 - G930F, G930FD 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41 - G930W8SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps
MiscColorsBlack, White, Gold, Silver, Pink GoldModelsSM-G930F, SM-G930A, SM-G930P, SM-G930V, SM-G930T, SM-G930R, SM-G930F, SM-G930FD, SM-G930W8, SM-G930S, SM-G930L, SM-G930K, SM-G9300SAR1.40 W/kg (head)     1.59 W/kg (body)     SAR EU0.41 W/kg (head)     0.62 W/kg (body)     PriceAbout 190 EUR
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Samsung Galaxy S7

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Description

The Samsung Galaxy S7 features a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen, Qualcomm's most powerful Snapdragon 820 system chip under the hood and a brand new 12-megapixel camera with low light superpowers. All of that runs on a new edition of TouchWiz on top of Android 6 Marshmallow. And yes, the microSD card slot is back: you can use a card of up to 200GB onf the S7. The Galaxy S7 also has a very large, 3000mAh battery and it adds IP68 water resistance.

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Display

Benchmarks

Size:5.1 inches
Resolution:2560 x 1440 pixels, 16:9 ratio, 576 PPI
Technology:Super AMOLED
Refresh rate:60Hz
Screen-to-body:72.30 %
Peak brightness:855 cd/m2 (nit)
Features:Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

Benchmarks

System chip:Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Processor:Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
GPU:Adreno 530
RAM:4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage:32GB (UFS), available to use: 24.5 GB
Storage expansion:microSDXC up to 200 GB
Device type:Smartphone
OS:Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI Screenshots

Battery

Benchmarks

Capacity:3000 mAh
Type:Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Charging:Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
Max charge speed:Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Benchmarks

Rear:Single camera Camera samples
Main camera:12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
Specifications:Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Video recording:3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
Features:HDR, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Front:5 MP (HDR)

Design

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Dimensions:5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches (142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm)
Weight:5.36 oz (152.0 g)
Materials:Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Frame: Aluminum
Resistance:Water, Dust; IP68
Biometrics:Fingerprint (touch)
Features:Touch sensitive control keys
Keys:Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Colors:Black, Gold, Silver, Pink, White, Pink gold

Cellular

LTE (FDD):Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
LTE (TDD):Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
UMTS:Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850)
Data Speed:LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
SIM type:Nano SIM
HD Voice:Yes
VoLTE:Yes

Multimedia

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Headphones:3.5mm jack
Speakers:Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features:aptX-HD
Screen mirroring:DLNA, Wireless screen share
Additional microphone(s):for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:4.2
Wi-Fi:802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
USB:microUSB, USB 2.0
Features:Charging, OTG, Mass storage device
Location:GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
Sensors:Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Other:NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Hearing aid compatible:M4, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved:Feb 12, 2016
FCC ID value: A3LSMG930F
Measured SAR:
Head:0.43 W/kg
Body:1.06 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission:1.59 W/kg
Wireless Router:1.03 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:$ 699

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Officially announced:Feb 21, 2016
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Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 Edge: What’s the difference?

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge – Which one is right for you?

Samsung’s latest duo of flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, are finally hitting store shelves after their flashy announcements last month. Between them, they provide a fine array of options for those who have a little extra money to spend on their next phone.

While they appear to be a subtle evolution of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung has worked a little harder to differentiate its latest phones.

These are no longer simply set apart by some curvy sides, but by a number of interesting factors.

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Let’s take a look at what sets the two phones apart, and what they have in common.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 Edge: Design

Samsung Galaxy S7: 7.9mm thick, 152g, metal alloy, glass front and back, IP68 certified, Black/Gold
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: 7.7mm thick, 157g, metal alloy, 3D thermoformed dual-curved display, glass front and back, IP68 certified, Black/Gold

Samsung has continued with the design language of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for the two follow-ups. That means they’re both beautiful phones with finely sculpted metal rims and smooth glass rear covers.

Speaking of the back, Samsung has rounded out the rear of both of these devices, making them more balanced and more comfortable to hold. It also means that the camera lens doesn’t stick out quite so much.

This year the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is actually a bigger device than the Galaxy S7, but not by as much as you might think. It’s slightly taller and wider, and it’s a mere 5g heavier. However, the Galaxy S7 is actually 2mm thicker.

Clearly, the biggest difference between the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are those curvy sides. The Edges, as Samsung likes to call them, are not only gorgeous to look at, but they hold some nifty little features too.

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You can swipe in to access your favourite contacts, place frequently used apps and shortcuts, but now Samsung has added third-party app support so developers can build their own panels for the Edge UX.

For instance, Yahoo has built both a news and sports app that’ll show all the latest goings on, football scores and the like.

Still, the Edge sides are much more about the style than substance, but we can take that when they look this good. They definitely give the Galaxy 7 Edge the, er, Edge over the plain S7 in the looks department.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 Edge: Screen

Samsung Galaxy S7: 5.1-inch Super AMOLED, 2,560 x 1,440, 577 ppi
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: 5.5-inch Super AMOLED, 2,560 x 1,440, 534 ppi

Here’s the reason for the Galaxy S7 Edge being a little bigger than the Galaxy S7.

Unlike last year, Samsung has decided to differentiate its two flagship Galaxy phones a bit more. So while it’s kept the screen size on the S7 to 5.1-inches, it’s upped the S7 Edge to an iPhone 6S Plus-like 5.5-inches.

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The resolution on the two is the same, though. Both are quad-HD, so the smaller S7 actually has a more pixel-dense panel. Still, both displays are stunners – with bright, vivid and accurate colours. Even though they’re Super AMOLED they don’t suffer from over-saturation, thanks to Samsung’s vastly improved technology.

The S7 Edge does have a few screen issues though. The sides are prone to strong reflections and there’s an ever so slight blue tinge when you’re looking at apps with white backgrounds. It’s a small issue, but it’s hard to unsee once you spot it.

Considering the S7 Edge has a screen the same size as that of the iPhone 6S Plus, it’s impressive how small and compact Samsung has managed to keep the phone. To be honest, when we first picked it up we thought the screen was much smaller than it was.

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 Edge: Power

Samsung Galaxy S7: Exynos 8890 octa-core/Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU, Adreno 530/Mali-T880 MP12 GPU, 4GB RAM
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Exynos 8890 octa-core/Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU, Adreno 530/Mali-T880 MP12 GPU, 4GB RAM

After going all-in with its own Exynos chip last year, Samsung has returned to a split CPU offering in the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

Most territories – including the UK – are getting the new Exynos 8880, while the US is getting the Snapdragon 820. It’s an LTE thing, apparently.

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In real life usage, both are plenty fast, with a good 30 percent boost in CPU performance and 64 percent in GPU performance over the Exynos 7. The Exynos 88890 seems to have the edge when it comes to multicore benchmarks, while the Snapdragon 820 has the single-core bragging rights.

In GeekBench 3, the S7 picks up a multicore score of 6,307 and the S7 Edge 6,669. Single core scores are 2,100 and 2,197 respectively. In AnTuTu, they both score 128,468. This testing was done with the Exynos 8890 version.

The important thing to note is that both phones share the exact same CPU and 4GB of RAM, and both are among the fastest phones available today.

In fact, the only thing that really ever stutters here is the odd app and UI element, and that’s down to Samsung’s heavy-handed TouchWiz UI. But both of these phones have the exact same issue here, so there’s no comparison to be made.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 Edge: Camera

Samsung Galaxy S7: 12-megapixel, phase detection, Dual Pixels, OIS, f/1.7 lens, 1/2.6″ sensor, 1.4 µm pixel, 4K video, 5-megapixel front camera
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: 12-megapixel, phase detection, Dual Pixels, OIS, f/1.7 lens, 1/2.6″ sensor, 1.4 µm pixel, 4K video, 5-megapixel front camera

Again, the cameras offered in these two phones are absolutely identical. Do you hear that, Apple? No annoyingly dropped OIS for the smaller model here.

Samsung has pared back the pixel count from 16-megapixels to 12-megapixels for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge cameras, but the sensor itself is the same size as before – 1/2.6″. This allows the pixels to be larger – a pretty hefty 1.4 µm.


S7 camera

Bigger pixels means more light and better low-light performance – something that’s assisted by a bright f/1.7 lens.

Both cameras also benefit from Dual Pixel technology, which means that autofocus is among the fastest of any smartphone.

Again, both cameras identical, which means that both take some of the best pictures of any phone.

Check out some of the sample images captured with the two devices below.

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s7Pictures are packed with detail

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Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 Edge: Battery

Samsung Galaxy S7: 3000 mAh, wireless charging (Qi & PMA)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: 3600 mAh, wireless charging (Qi & PMA)

While the S6 and S6 Edge were almost universally praised last year, one area that didn’t impress was the battery. Thankfully, Samsung has done things in that department a lot better this time around.

Both the S7 and S7 Edge have much improved batteries, but owing to the Edge being a larger phone it has more space for an ever bigger cell. In our experience, The 3,600 mAh battery in the Edge will easily get you through a day of moderate to high usage with 25-35% left, while the 3,000 mAh version on the S7 was left with 10-15% in the tank.

So, if you want the better performing battery then you should certainly go with the S7 Edge.

Both devices are equipped with adaptive fast charging tech, plus they’ll juice up on any Qi or PMA wireless pad.

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Verdict

Both of these phones are among the best that Android has to offer, and they share a number of core components and features.

While the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is the more eye-catching and long-lasting, however, we’d give the slightest of edges to the Samsung Galaxy S7.

It’s simply a more usable phone on a day to day basis, thanks to its slightly more manageable display. We also found the Galaxy S7 Edge’s curve display to be more of a gimmicky distraction than a killer feature.

If you are the heaviest of power users, or you tend to watch an inordinate amount of video content on your phone, then the Galaxy S7 Edge might be the best bet. For most people, though, the Galaxy S7 is the one to opt for.

 

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have been out on the market for quite some time now. They are both great handsets (currently among the best), and you may be having a hard time trying to decide which one is worth your hard-earned cash. We are here to put these phones head-to-head and help you decide.

First things first: I want to let you know I will be approaching this comparison a little bit differently. Obviously, these smartphones share a lot of similarities, with only a few differences standing in between. For this reason, I will be discussing the similarities first, then I will move on to what sets them apart.

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Similarities

A lot of the similarities within these phones will lie within the actual hardware and internal specs. They are both powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU, Adreno 530 GPU and 4 GB of RAM. Both handsets also come with alternative variants that are powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 8890 processor, which has an arguably inferior Mali GPU, and also comes with 4GB RAM.

They both have microSD card support, which just so happens to be a returning feature Samsung had dropped in the Galaxy S6 and Note 5 families last year. Samsung was made out to be a pariah for its decision to remove this feature so we know many of you will be happy about its return in the Galaxy S7 family.

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Both handsets are also resistant against water and dust (IP68), so you can totally dunk these phones into a toilet or use them during a storm. They should be safe during most wet situations you may encounter and while we don’t recommend testing it to the extreme, you can rest easy in the knowledge that getting caught in a sudden downpour or dropping your phone in the toilet won’t be the end for your shiny friend.

Fingerprint sensors continue to be embedded into the home button. As expected, they work almost flawlessly and are super fast to recognize your digits: you really should have no issue with this fingerprint sensor.

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Another feature the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge share is on the back – the camera. These phones sport a 12 MP sensor, which happens to be new and improved. Despite dropping down from 16 MP on the Samsung Galaxy S6, the new 12 MP camera sports 1.4-micron pixel size, an f/1.7 aperture and optical image stabilization (OIS).

Throw in the fact that they have dual-pixel auto-focusing technology and this makes for an amazing camera. This is seriously the fastest auto-focusing I have ever seen on a smartphone, hands down.

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As far as actual photo quality goes, you should already know the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge take amazing photos under any lighting conditions. It doesn’t matter what kind of mobile photographer you are, you will be able to take some amazing shots with both of these phones.

Is it the best smartphone camera on the market? That remains to be seen (you can check out our 7 phone camera shootout for a direct comparison) but it’s definitely one of the most reliable, in any lighting condition.

Differences

Some of these differences will have some similarities as well, but there is a reason why I put them in this section of the article (and video).

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Let’s first talk about design. Both smartphones offer premium quality, made of glass and metal. But as it goes with anything made of glass, this also means they can be slippery and prone to keeping fingerprints around. With a few colors to choose from, some are more prone to displaying fingerprints than others but whichever color you go for, we recommend keeping a cloth handy to help wipe those fingerprints away.

The biggest difference is obviously the size of these gadgets. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is a slightly bigger phone, due to the bigger 5.5-inch display. Despite the larger size, it doesn’t feel overly that much bigger, mainly because the display wrapping around the two edges decreases the bezel size and improves the ergonomic feel of the S7 Edge.

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If you want a phone that is easier to grab with one hand, you will probably want to go with the regular Samsung Galaxy S7, which sports a smaller 5.1-inch screen. Those who want a phone with a large screen and that curved edge glass will likely gravitate towards the S7 Edge. Both feel very comfortable in the hand, but again, the Galaxy S7 is much simpler to handle.

That brings me to the next topic, which is the actual screen. Both handsets have a Quad HD (2560×1440) resolution and a Super AMOLED panel. The latter means you will be getting those awesome, vibrant colors, inky deep blacks and high contrast. The main difference in the displays is the actual size. The Galaxy S7 Edge’s larger size will offer a much better viewing experience when viewing movies, videos, images and games.

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Another significant difference between these handsets is battery life. The Samsung Galaxy S7 has a 3,000 mAh battery, whereas the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has a 3,600 mAh battery. Those who want a road warrior will want to go with the larger handset. It easily lasts a full day, and can go for a day and a half, on a single charge.

Galaxy S7 v S7 Edge battery life showdown

In our Galaxy S7 vs S7 Edge Battery Life showdown, we discovered that while the Galaxy S7 battery is certainly more than capable, the S7 Edge is streaks ahead of the competition. Compared to other flagships (such as the HTC 10, LG G5 and Nexus 6P), the Galaxy S7 is on par but the S7 Edge lasts 20 to 30 percent longer.

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Now, the regular S7 gets pretty good battery life too, but keep in mind it won’t be anywhere near Galaxy S7 Edge territory. Both do have wireless charging, as well as fast charging, though, so you can take advantage of these features when your battery is running low.

Alright, let’s talk a little bit about the software. I won’t be going to much into detail about the software here, as you can read our Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge reviews to learn more. Both devices run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiz on top and, for the most part, the overall experience between these two phones will be pretty much identical.

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Both have features like Multi-Window, palm swipe to capture and all the other gestures. A lot of the same applications are also present on both units, such as S Voice and S Planner. The icons look extremely cartoonish and bright, but you can change that with the theme store, which now has hundreds (if not thousands) of themes to choose from.

Galaxy S7 Edge Feature Focus: Edge UX

Where are the software differences? Pretty much only in the Edge features the larger phone offers. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has things like the Apps Edge, People Edge, Tasks Edge and more. These come off the side of the phone with a simple swipe and can be quite useful, even though they do require some getting used to. They can show you information such as sports scores, stocks, the weather and more.

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Price and conclusion

The final (and probably biggest) difference between the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is the price. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge costs an extra $100 over the Galaxy S7. You will pretty much have to ask yourself if the extra features, like the bigger display, longer battery life and edge functionality, are worth those extra 100 bucks to you.

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For some people, these improvements may totally be worth the extra cash; for others, it might not. Also, some of you may just prefer the smaller size and better one-handed usability the Samsung galaxy S7 offers. It all comes down to what you really need or want out of a smartphone, but whichever you choose, there’s no denying that the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are worthy of your money.

So, tell us, which phone do you prefer? Is it the smaller, more manageable Galaxy S7? Or does the powerhouse Galaxy S7 Edge tickle your fancy? Vote in the poll and let us know your views in the comments below!

VSSamsung, Samsung Galaxy S

Sours: https://www.androidauthority.com/samsung-galaxy-s7-vs-s7-edge-690268/
Обзор Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7

2016 Android smartphone developed by Samsung Electronics

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Samsung Galaxy S7 in White (left) and S7 Edge in Gold

CodenameProject Lucky (herolte, hero2lte)
Poseidon (S7 Active)[1]
BrandSamsung Galaxy
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
Slogan
  • Beyond Barriers
  • Rethink What A Phone Can Do
  • More Than A Phone (Indonesia)
SeriesGalaxy S
Model
  • SM-G930 (Samsung Galaxy S7)
  • SM-G935 (Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge)
  • SM-G891A (Samsung Galaxy S7 Active)
  • (Last letter varies by carrier and international models)
Compatible networks
  • 2GGSM/GPRS/EDGE – 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • 2GCDMA 1xRTT – 800, 850, 1900 MHz
  • 3GTD-SCDMA – 1900, 2000 MHz
  • 3GUMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+ – 850, 900, AWS (1700), 1900, 2000, 2100 MHz
  • 4GLTE – Bands 1–5, 7–8, 12–13, 17–20, 25–26, 28–30, 38–41
First releasedMarch 11, 2016; 5 years ago (2016-03-11) (S7, S7 Edge)
June 10, 2016; 5 years ago (2016-06-10) (S7 Active)[2]
DiscontinuedMarch 11, 2019; 2 years ago (2019-03-11)
Units soldAccording to a report from Strategy Analytics, the combined sales of the two smartphones reached 55 million units at the end of the first quarter of 2017. In the first three months of the year, the tech giant sold 7.2 million units of last year’s flagships.
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy S6/Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge/Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
SuccessorSamsung Galaxy S8/Samsung Galaxy S8+/Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
RelatedSamsung Galaxy Note 7/Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017), Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017)
TypeSmartphone (S7, S7 Active, and S7 Edge)
Form factorSlate
Dimensions
  • S7:
    142.4 mm (5.61 in) H
    69.6 mm (2.74 in) W
    7.9 mm (0.31 in) D
  • S7 Edge:
    150.9 mm (5.94 in) H
    72.6 mm (2.86 in) W
    7.7 mm (0.30 in) D
  • S7 Active:
    148.8 mm (5.86 in) H
    74.9 mm (2.95 in) W
    9.9 mm (0.39 in) D
Mass
  • S7: 152 g (5.4 oz)
  • S7 Edge: 157 g (5.5 oz)
  • S7 Active: 184.8 g (6.52 oz)
Operating system
System on chip
CPU
  • Exynos: Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Mongoose & 4x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • Snapdragon: Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo)
GPU
Memory4 GBLPDDR4RAM
Storage32, 64 or 128 GB UFS 2.0
Removable storagemicroSDXC, expandable up to 256 GB
BatteryAll non-removable; all 15 Watts:
  • S7: 3,000 mAh, 3.85 V
  • S7 Edge: 3,600 mAh
  • S7 Active: 4,000 mAh
Display
  • S7: 5.1 in (130 mm) 227 ppcm (577 ppi)
  • S7 Edge: 5.5 in (140 mm) 210 ppcm (534 ppi)
  • S7 Active: 5.1 in (130 mm) 227 ppcm (576 ppi)
  • Quad HD Super AMOLED 2560×1440 pixel resolution (16:9 aspect ratio)
Rear cameraSamsung ISOCELL S5K2L1 or SonyExmor RS IMX260[3] 12 MP (4032×3024), 1.4 µm pixel size, f/1.7 aperture,[4][5] 2160p(4K) at 30fps(limited to 10m since Android 7 update), 1440p(QHD) at 30fps, 1080p at 30/60fps, 720p at 30/60fps, real-time slow motion video recording at [email protected][6]
Front cameraSamsung S5K4E6 5 MP (2592×1464), f/1.7 aperture, 1440p/1080p/720p video recording [7]
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz), Bluetooth 4, 4G/LTE
Water resistanceIP68, up to 1.5 m (4.9 ft) for 30 minutes
Websitewww.samsung.com/global/galaxy/galaxy-s7/

The Samsung Galaxy S7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Samsung Galaxy S7 Active are Android-based smartphones manufactured, released and marketed by Samsung Electronics. The S7 series serves as the successor to the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and S6 Active released in 2015. The S7 and S7 Edge were officially unveiled on 21 February 2016 during a Samsung press conference at Mobile World Congress, with a European and North American release on 11 March 2016.[8][9] The S7 Active was unveiled on 4 June 2016, and released on AT&T in the United States on 10 June 2016.[2]

The Galaxy S7 is an evolution of the prior year's model, with upgraded hardware, design refinements, and the restoration of features removed from the Galaxy S6, such as IP certification for water and dust resistance, as well as expandable storage with a MicroSD card. Succeeding the S6 and S6 Edge+, respectively, the S7 is produced in a standard model with a display size of 5.1-inch (130 mm) as well as an Edge variant whose display is curved along the wide sides of the screen and also has a larger 5.5-inch (140 mm) display. The S7 Active features a thicker more rugged frame and an increased battery capacity. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are the last two phones in the Samsung Galaxy S series to have a physical home button with a front-sided fingerprint sensor embedded in the button. The S7 Active is the last in the Active series to feature three physical buttons with the fingerprint reader embedded home button, when not considering the prematurely discontinued Galaxy Note 7. It is the last phone in the Samsung Galaxy S series to be equipped with a MicroUSB-B port, which has since been replaced with USB-C technology.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 was succeeded by the Samsung Galaxy S8 in April 2017.

Specifications[edit]

Hardware[edit]

Gold Galaxy S7 showing the headphone jack, micro USB 2.0 port, microphone and speaker grill

Design[edit]

The Galaxy S7's hardware design is largely that of the S6. Samsung removed the built-in Infrared blaster due to low demand.[10] The device retains the metal and glass chassis, but with refinements such as a rectangular home button, and a lower protrusion of the camera. Both models are available in black and gold colors; white, pink, blue and silver versions are available depending on market.[11][12] As a Worldwide Olympic Partner, special editions of the Galaxy S7 Edge were released by Samsung for the 2016 Summer Olympics, with a dark blue body and hardware and software accents inspired by the colors of the Olympic rings. The devices were sold in limited quantities in selected markets, and were given to athletes participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics.[13][14] In October 2016, Samsung announced a new light blue ("Blue Coral") color option, as previously offered on the recalled Galaxy Note 7.[15]

The Galaxy S7 Edge is equipped with software that allows the curved edge to act as a ruler, a night clock and various visual notification features such as the Edge notification light[16] for phone calls and incoming messages, of which the preferred colour can be selected for five contacts. There is an additional setting that allows adjusting the brightness of the built-in LED lamp when used as a torch between five brightness levels.[11][17]

Water resistance[edit]

The S7, S7 Edge & S7 Active are IP68-certified for dust and water resistance; unlike the Galaxy S5, the ports are sealed and thus do not require protective flaps.[8][9] The S7, S7 Edge & S7 Active feature a 1440pQuad HD Super AMOLED display; the S7 & S7 Active both have a 5.1-inch panel, while the S7 Edge uses a larger 5.5-inch panel. As with the prior model, the S7 Edge's screen is curved along the side bezels of the device.[8][9]

The charging port of the Galaxy S7 is equipped with a moisture sensor. When it detects moisture inside the USB port, wired charging is deactivated to prevent damage to the equipment.[18][19][20]

Batteries[edit]

All three models (S7, S7 Edge & S7 Active) have larger batteries in comparison to the S6, with 3000 mAh, 3600 mAh & 4000 mAh capacity respectively and support for AirFuel Inductive (formerly PMA) and Qiwireless charging standards; however, the S7 does use MicroUSB charging.[8][9][21][22]

For wired charging, Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 with up to 15 Watts is supported.[23] Wireless charging is supported with 7.5 Watts of effective power through a Qi 1.2 supported wireless charging plate connected to a Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 USB charger.[24][25]

Samsung claims the Galaxy S7 to be able to fully charge using wired and wireless fast charging within 90 and 140 minutes respectively, while 100 and 160 minutes respectively on the S7 edge.[26]

Fast charging is disabled while the device is in operation.[27]

Camera[edit]

The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge feature a 12-megapixel (4032×3024) rear-facing camera with "Dual Pixel" image sensor technology for faster autofocus and an f/1.7 aperture lens.[5][8][9]

Slow motion videos are recorded with 720p HD at 240 fps, which is twice the frame rate used on the Galaxy S6 and Note 5. For the first time on a Samsung flagship device, slow motion video recording at 240fps is possible. The 240 fps footage is encoded in real-time and recorded with audio. The footage can be edited with the precluded slow motion video editing software.[28] The five-minute time limit for 2160p video has been removed.[29]

The improved burst shot mode captures twenty photos per second up to one hundred photos per row.[30]

The camera has been praised for its then excellent low-light performance.[28][31]

Still photos can be captured during 1440p (30 fps) and 2160p (30 fps) video recording, while the predecessor could only do so at up to 1080p. However, still photos can not be captured during 1080p video recording at 60 frames per second.[28]

The camera software of the Galaxy S7 has a mode for the manual adjustment of operating parameters, such as exposure, ISOlight sensitivity, white balance, and exposure value. Parameters can also be set for video recording. However, the ISO light sensitivity and exposure settings are locked during video recording.[32] In addition, the LEDtorch can not be toggled during video recording.[33]

Chipsets[edit]

Galaxy S7 devices are equipped with an octa-core Exynos 8890 system on a chip and 4GB of RAM in China. In the United States the S7 uses the quad-core QualcommSnapdragon 820; unlike Exynos, this SoC supports older CDMA networks that are extensively used by carriers in these markets.[34][35] The heat from the processor is transferred with a 0.4mm thick water-to-steam heat pipe cooling system but still it gets hot to touch.[36] The S7 includes either 32, 64 or 128 GB of internal storage (in most markets only the 32 GB model will be available). Storage can be expanded using a microSD card.[8]

S7 devices are packaged with a USB OTG adapter. It can be used with the included "Smart Switch" app to help transfer content and settings from a previous Samsung Galaxy device running Android 4.3 or later, iPhone running iOS 5 or later, or BlackBerry running BlackBerry OS 7 or earlier.[37]

Software[edit]

The edge notifications feature.

The Galaxy S7 ships with Android Marshmallow (6.0) and Samsung's proprietary TouchWiz software suite. The new TouchWiz also allows the user to disable the app drawer. A new "always on" functionality displays a clock, calendar, and notifications on-screen when the device is in standby. The display is turned off if the device's proximity sensor detects that it is in an enclosed space such as a pocket. Samsung claims this feature would only consume half a percentage of battery capacity per-hour.[8][9] New widget panes can be displayed on the edge of the S7 Edge, in "Edge Single" and wider "Edge Single Plus" sizes.[38] Android Marshmallow's "adopted storage" feature is disabled and not usable.[39]

A software update in September 2016 added support for Vulkan, a new low-level graphics API.[40] In January 2017, Samsung released an update to Android 7.0 "Nougat", which replaced TouchWiz with the Samsung Experience software suite (introduced in the Galaxy S8).[41][42] In mid 2018, the S7 and S7 edge received Android 8.0 "Oreo".[citation needed]

The user interface of the multi windowing feature which allows showing multiple supported applications simultaneously on the screen, both as flexible split screen, as well as floating pop-up, is similar to the preceding Galaxy S6.[43]

Reception[edit]

The Galaxy S7 received generally positive reviews with critics praising the return of the micro SD card slot and water resistance, while retaining the premium metal design of the preceding Galaxy S6.[44][45] The design of the larger Galaxy S7 Edge was particularly praised, as its curved sides on the S7 Edge are used to "make the phone much narrower than it would be if it had a flat display. It makes the whole device smaller and easier to use. That becomes readily apparent when you put the S7 Edge next to other devices with 5.5-inch or similar screens" like the iPhone 6s Plus (5.5-inch) and Google Nexus 6P (5.7-inch).[46][47] The quality of the primary (rear-facing) camera has been further improved, despite the megapixel decrease from 16 MP to 12 MP, it has larger 1.4-micron pixels and even faster focusing than its S6 predecessor.[48][49]

There was some criticism of the Galaxy S7, due to the removal of MHL support and the IR Blaster of the Galaxy S6,[50][51][52] stock music and video player apps have been replaced by the Google Play equivalents,[53] and the use of an "obsolete" Micro USB charging port instead of USB Type C.[54]

The Exynos version is faster than the Qualcomm Snapdragon version at multitasking. There is a clear difference, as the Qualcomm version fails to keep as many apps in the background and takes more time to switch between apps.[55][56] However, the Snapdragon version performs better in graphically intensive apps and games.[57]

iFixit gave the S7 a repairability score of 3 out of 10, noting an excessive use of glue and glass panels, as well as it being nearly impossible to service certain components of the device (such as the daughterboard and other components) without removing the screen, which is not designed to be removed, and that "replacing the glass without destroying the display is probably impossible".[58]

Sales[edit]

Between the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, approximately 100,000 devices were sold within two days of the official launch in South Korea.[59] The Galaxy S7 had between 7-9 million units shipped in its first month.[60] A total of 48 million units were sold in 2016.[61]

Galaxy S7 edge was the most popular handset from South Korean's 2016 lineup. The Galaxy J3, which is regarded as an entry-level device, found its place in the 6th most popular phone for 2016. The iPhone 6s had around 60 million shipments, whereas the Galaxy S7 edge and other phones from Samsung garnered around 25 million shipments.[62]

Known issues[edit]

At release, videos recorded at high frame rates stuttered, with both Exynos and Snapdragon models suffering from the issue. A following firmware update claimed to fix "flickering video playback after recording".[63][64]

Some S7 Edge units have an irremovable vertical pink line on the display, which seems to appear at random.[65] Samsung is offering free repairs/replacements for users in Belgium/Netherlands/Luxembourg (limited to those) under warranty given that the screen is not externally damaged.[66]

It is extremely difficult to repair a broken screen. Removal of the AMOLED panel will be required should the user break the screen on a Galaxy S7.[67]

In the Philippines on September 23, 2016, a 36 year old make-up artist who has a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge in a beauty salon in Antipolo City, Rizal, along with her 16 year old daughter, who was using the phone and started to diffuse smoke over the smartphone. The owner of the smartphone said that she will refund the damaged smartphone which she bought last April 2016 and the management is investigating the incident.[68]

Variants[edit]

Galaxy S7[edit]

Samsung Exynos 8890 Models[edit]

  • SM-G930F (International Single SIM)
  • SM-G930FD (International Dual SIM)
  • SM-G930W8 (Canada)
  • SM-G930S (South Korea SK Telecom)
  • SM-G930K (South Korea KT)
  • SM-G930L (South Korea LG U+)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Models[edit]

China[edit]
  • SM-G9300 (Unlocked)
  • SM-G9308 (China Mobile)
United States[edit]

The Galaxy S7 is the first Galaxy S model on which the device's hardware is essentially identical across all of the US variants. As such, all variants were assigned the same device ID (A3LSMG930US) by the FCC. The only differences between US variants is in software/firmware and some minor external branding.

  • SM-G930U (Unlocked)
  • SM-G930A (AT&T)
  • SM-G930V (Verizon Wireless)
  • SM-G930AZ (Cricket Wireless)
  • SM-G930P (Sprint)
  • SM-G930T (T-Mobile US)
  • SM-G930R4 (US Cellular)
  • SM-G930R4 (Straight Talk)

Galaxy S7 Edge[edit]

Samsung Exynos 8890 Model[edit]

  • SM-G935F (International Single Sim)
  • SM-G935FD (International Dual Sim)
  • SM-G935W8 (Canada)
  • SM-G935S (South Korea SK Telecom)
  • SM-G935K (South Korea KT)
  • SM-G935L (South Korea LG U+)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Model[edit]

  • SM-G9350 (China Open Model, Hong Kong)
  • SM-G935V (USA Verizon Wireless)
  • SM-G935A (USA AT&T)
  • SM-G935P (USA Sprint)
  • SM-G935T (USA T-Mobile US)
  • SM-G935U (USA Samsung Unlocked)
  • SM-G935R4 (USA US Cellular)
  • SC-02H (Japan NTT DoCoMo)
  • SCV33 (Japan KDDI au)

Galaxy S7 Active[edit]

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Model[edit]

See also[edit]

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