Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 edge

How different are the new Samsung Galaxy S7s?
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Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S7 edge

Trying to choose between the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge is tough. But don’t worry, we’ve compared Samsung’s new flagships so you know exactly what the differences are.

What’s the difference between the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge?

While the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are very similar, there are some important differences you need to know about.

Size

The biggest difference is that the Galaxy S7 edge is noticeably bigger than the flat Galaxy S7 (it’s almost a centimetre taller). But don’t go thinking it’s too big – its super-slim profile keeps it perfectly pocketable. And thanks to the curvy shape, both phones are comfortable to hold.

Screen

The reason the S7 edge is bigger is that it has a larger screen – 5.5-inches compared to 5.1. But the more important difference in the screens is the double curve on the S7 edge. This doesn’t just look fantastic, it also gives you quick access to your favourite contacts and apps, as well as handy tools.

Battery

The extra size also means the S7 edge has space for a bigger battery. At 3,600mAh, it’s 20% bigger than the 3,000mAh one in the flat S7. So despite the bigger screen, you’ll get a slightly longer battery life from the S7 edge.

What’s the same in the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge?

Despite the differences, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have a lot in common.

Camera

Samsung has created a new 12MP camera for the two Galaxy S7s. That headline figure of 12MP is a little lower than the 16MP in the Galaxy S5 and S6, but it’s the first phone camera to have Dual Pixel technology for instant focusing, and the photo quality really is outstanding.

Samsung Galaxy S7 camera sample

Water resistance

Both the Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge look great, but their design is about more than just appearances. Samsung has made the phone water resistant, with a rating of IP68. So if you drop your phone in the sink, you don’t have to worry. Take a look at how Samsung managed to make things watertight.

Performance

Powering Samsung’s top two phones are its custom-built processor and a huge 4GB RAM. With eight cores and super-fast clock speed of 2.6GHz, the Exynos processor easily handles the best games out there – even the ones designed for virtual reality. And the masses of RAM let you switch effortlessly from one app to another.

So which are you going to get – the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge? You can order them both now.

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