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Difference Between Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

The South Korean giant has been reigning over the smartphone industry for almost a decade. With new devices and new innovation, it’s completely redefining the boundaries of what a smartphone can do. Stealing the limelight are the Samsung’s latest duo of flagships – the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. It seems the technology giant is used to the dominance and the latest duo of flagship smartphones has elevated that confidence. Both S7 and S7 Edge are identical in terms of specs and features with some top-of-the-line additions over the last year’s S6 and S6 Edge such as the Always On display, the Dual Pixel Sensor camera, the curvy edges, the elegantly crafted metal rims, and more. Despite the similarities, they have some differences as well.


Galaxy S7

Galaxy S7 is impeccably crafted to push the limits and with the Super AMOLED display and a more petite frame, it’s definitely changing the way you carry a smartphone. On the surface, it boasts a flat-screen elegant design crafted from the finest quality metal and glass with curved back and smooth edges, which makes it beautiful to look at. The back is slightly curved making it extremely comfortable to hold in your hands, plus it’s strong and sturdy yet equally lightweight to meet your daily requirements with ease without adding any extra bulk. The main highlight of the phone is the Super AMOLED display backed by a 5.1-inch Quad HD screen which is provides a premium feel to the smartphone.

It’s almost identically sized to its predecessor Galaxy S6 but is more feature-rich now with all the bells and whistles. It’s elegantly curved back to fit perfectly in your palm, plus it’s IP68 dust and water resistant which protects your phone from accidental spills. The “Always On” display sets this device apart so you can take a glance at time, date and alerts when the phone is asleep. It seems Samsung is following in the footsteps of Motorola. The 12MP primary camera is top-notch with a professional grade Dual-Pixel sensor technology which is the first of its kind and enhanced camera sensor for dramatic details, even in low light conditions. It’s a near perfect phone that’s worth lusting over.


Galaxy S7 Edge

The Edge is elegantly designed with beautifully curved front and back that looks just stunning and feels equally good to hold. It only takes a look to fell in love with and it changes the way you look at a phone the moment you lay eyes on it. It is a complete package of form and function. The massive 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with the infinite curve is definitely what catches the eye. The combination of metal and glass is definitely a splurge and it’s insanely slim and the best part; despite the large screen size, it doesn’t feel like you’re holding a phablet. The screen takes almost the entire front of the device, leaving small bezels at the top and bottom, and the glass does the rest.

The camera is the all the same as the Galaxy S7 with the advanced Dual Pixel Sensor technology which lets you take amazing and crisp pictures even in extremely low-light conditions. The primary camera is 12MP and the front facing camera stands at 5MP which is equally matched to take decent selfies. Bigger pixels are synonymous with better low-light performance and the autofocus feature is among the fastest in any smartphone.  The processor is incredibly fast which is backed by 4GB of RAM which surely keeps everything running smooth and the battery is bigger now with a 3,600mAh pack which stuffs some extra juice to get you running that extra mile. The Always On display is quite something and the Samsung Pay is an added bonus which makes paying a breeze.


Difference between Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Design of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Both the devices have literally picked up after the design language of the last year’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, but with a significant design overhaul. The S7 family is probably the best thing that ever happened to smartphones. Both are elegantly designed to give you the premium feel with S7 edge being a little slimmer than the S7 by 2mm. The biggest difference between the two is the curvy sides. The S7 Edge is beautifully curved at the front and back.

Display for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Both the devices boast the Quad HD Super AMOLED display with similar screen resolutions but with different screen sizes. Both the displays are stunning with crisp and vivid colors. While the S7 stands at 5.1 inches with 577 ppi which is slightly pixel rich than the 5.5-inch S7 Edge which sports a pixel density of 534 ppi.


Both are equipped with the company’s own Exynos chip which is incredibly fast. Both the S7 devices are evenly matched when it comes to power and are backed by 4GB of RAM for a super fast performance. While most territories are getting the super fast Exynos 8890 octa-core chip on board for a speedy performance, the U.S. is getting the more advanced and better Snapdragon 820 processor.


Both are really good in terms of CPU performance and GPU performance, but the battery is slightly bigger in the S7 Edge. The last year’s S6 and S6 Edge didn’t perform well in terms of battery performance, but Samsung has upped the ante with the S7 family. While the S7 packs a 3,000mAh battery, the S7 Edge has an improved battery with 3,600mAh which is enough to get you going.

Galaxy S7 vs. S7 Edge: Comparison Chart

Summary of Galaxy S7 vs.  Galaxy S7 Edge

Both devices are a powerhouse of unparalleled hardware and software experience with all the bells and whistles you’d expect from an Android smartphone. The new S7 duo is a big overhaul to its predecessors and a significant upgrade to make up for the Galaxy S6’s perceived faults. On the surface, both devices have a similar streamlined design but there are some key differences. The main difference between both the devices is of course the curvy edges at the sides with the added nifty little details. Both are power-pack devices that add some serious details in the design element and the camera, however, the S7 Edge is a little more gorgeous to look at, thanks to the elegant curves at the front and back.

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