Today, Samsung has rolled out its latest flagships smartphones in India. Bookings for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have started, and they are priced at INR 48,900 and INR 56,900 respectively. These were the most anticipated flagship device for 2016 and were revealed at the Mobile World Congress.

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Both the smartphones share almost identical set of specs other than the curved display, screen size and battery capacity. We have listed the answers to the common queries related to Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge especially for our readers from India.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Pros

  • Amazing camera
  • Wireless charging and Fast charging support
  • Micro SD expansion up to 200 GB
  • Big Batteries
  • Always on display
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Great display
  • Premium Build
  • Water-proof and Dust-proof
  • Hybrid SIM slot

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Cons

  • Unchanged design
  • No USB Type-C
  • Non-removable battery

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Coverage

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge- All You Need To Know

Samsung Galaxy S7 Quick Review, Camera Overview and Pricing

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Quick Review, Camera Overview and Pricing

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Quick Specifications

 

Key SpecsSamsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Display5.1 inches Super AMOLED5.5 inches Super AMOLED
Screen ResolutionWQHD (2560 x 1440)
WQHD (2560 x 1440)
Operating SystemAndroid Marshmallow 6.0Android Marshmallow 6.0
Processor octa-coreocta-core
ChipsetExynos 8890Exynos 8890
Memory4 GB RAM4 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 32/64 GB32/64 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 200 GB via microSDYes, upto 200 GB via microSD
Primary Camera12 MP F/1.7,OIS12 MP F/1.7, OIS
Video recording4K4K
Secondary Camera5 MP F/1.75 MP F/1.7
Battery 3000 mAh 3600 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYesYes
NFCYesYes
4G readyYesYes
SIM card typeDual SIM (Hybrid)Dual SIM (Hybrid)
WaterproofYesYes
Weight152 gms157 gms
Price 48,90056,900

Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- Galaxy S7

The Galaxy S7 looks a lot like its predecessor in terms of design, the size is almost the same and the shape is slightly changed. The S7 has curved back, which we have seen in Note 5 earlier, it’s just like the edges from the Galaxy S7 edge have been moved to the back. In hand, the new design feels more comfortable and handy and feels much premium if compared to the S6.

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It is thoroughly made up of metal and glass, and it feels amazing from almost every aspect of design. The IP68 certification has made it void of any rubber flaps to cover up the USB ports and headphone jack.

Galaxy S7 Edge

The Galaxy S7 Edge also looks like the previous S6 Edge model in terms of language but there is a difference between the two, mainly on the back. Galaxy S7 Edge comes with a 5.5 inch curved display and has the same curved back which is found on the Galaxy S7. Galaxy Note 5 was the first Samsung phone to come with that sort of back though. It looks really classy and sits perfectly in hand, just like a polished pebble.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Photo Gallery

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Photo Gallery

Question- Does the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it has Hybrid SIM slot, with nano SIM support for both.

Question- Does the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, it you can use the second SIM slot to expand memory via micro SD up to 200 GB.

Question- Does Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Have Display Glass Protection?

Answer- Both the smartphones have Gorilla Glass 4 protection.

Question- How is the Display of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge?

Answer- Galaxy S7 comes with a 5.1 inch and S7 Edge has 5.5 inch WQHD resolution (2560x1440p) Super AMOLED display.  Galaxy S7 has a pixel density of 577 ppi where the density on Galaxy S7 Edge is 534 ppi, obviously because of the bigger display size. Both the smartphones feature almost the same display panel, only the always on technology has been added to allow users to see notifications without turning the main display on. Viewing angles are great and the displays look stunning in every scenario.

Question- Does Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlit?

Answer- Yes, the capacitive navigation buttons are backlit.

Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?

Answer- It comes with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the TouchWiz UI on top.

Question- Is there any Finger Print Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?

Answer- Yes, it has a fingerprint sensor at the home button and it works flawlessly.

Question- What are the additional after market items supported by Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge?

Answer- Samsung has released a dedicated Wireless charger, battery back, keyboard cover, LED view cover, Flip wallet and some other covers.

Question- What are the in-box items?

Answer- You will get a power adapter, USB cable, SIM eject pin and Quick start guide inside the box.

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge?

Answer- Yes, it does support fast charging and comes with a power charger in the box.

Question- Do the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge support wireless charging?

Answer- Yes, both of them can be charged wirelessly and fast charging is also supported via wireless charger.

Question- How Much Free Internal Storage is Available to User?

Answer- 24.11 GB is available out of 32 GB at user end.

Question- Can Apps be moved to SD card on Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge?

Answer- Yes, apps can be moved to SD card.

Question- How Much Bloatware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?

Answer-  It Yes, you will get Samsung ‘s suite of Google alternatives for messaging, calling, contacts storage, camera, email, calendar and so on, but unfortunately, some of the pre-installed apps cannot be uninstalled. If you do not want to use them you can simply disable them from the settings.

Question- How Much RAM is Available on the first Boot?

Answer- Out of 4 GB, 2.6 GB of RAM was free on first boot.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- Yes, it does have a LED notification light.

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- Yes, both of them support USB OTG.

Question- Does Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- No, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge do not theme options.

Question- How loud is The Loudspeaker?

Answer- We were not able to test the loudspeaker quality during the launch event, we will surely update this once we receive the review unit.

Question- How is the Call quality?

Answer- The call quality is good, the voice was clear and the network reception was also great.

Question- How is the Camera Quality of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge?

Answer- The camera module on both the smartphones are similar. The company has used the most advanced set of smartphone cameras in this handset. The new camera comes with a 12 MP camera over the 16 MP we saw last time. But the new camera has large 1.4 micron pixels, as well as a wider aperture of f/1.7; this allows almost 56% of extra light to enter the camera. It also has the ‘Dual-Pixel’ autofocus which was earlier used only in DSLRs; it is the fastest autofocus in any smartphone till now.

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When we tried clicking pictures, we were amazed to see the low light picture quality and the autofocus speed. This camera is definitely going to be a tough competition for the iPhone and there is no doubt about it. We will be doing a detailed camera review with this phone later as we receive the review unit.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Camera Samples

Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge?

Answer- Yes, it is capable of playing Full HD videos.

Question- Can Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge record slow motion & time-lapse videos?

Answer- Yes, it can record slow motion video and time-lapse videos.

Question- How is Battery Backup on Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge?

Answer- Galaxy S7 has a 3000 mAh battery and Galaxy S7 Edge comes with a bigger 3600 mAh battery. Battery size on both the phones is upgraded and we can expect a decent backup from these two, although we will test the phones later and post our final verdict about it.

Question- What are the Color Variants available for Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge?

Answer– Silver Titanium, Gold Platinum, White Pearl and Black Onyx colours are available for both the smartphones.

Question- Can we set the display colour temperature on Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge?

Answer- Yes, you can change display temperature.

Question- Is there any in-built power saver in the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge?

Answer- Yes, it has in-built power saving modes to improve the battery efficiency.

Question- Which Sensors are available on Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge?

Answer- It has Gyroscope, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Fingerprint sensor, Gravity sensor, Light sensor, and magnetic field sensor, orientation sensor and rotation sensor.

Question- Does it have IR blaster?

Answer- No, it does not have an IR blaster.

Question- What is the Weight of Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge?

Answer- Galaxy S7 weighs 152 grams whereas the Galaxy S7 Edge weighs 157 grams.

Question- What is the SAR Value of Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge?

Answer- SAR values are not available.

Question- Does It Support Tap Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support tap to wake up command.

Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support voice wake up commands.

Question- Which network bands or Operating Frequency does these phones support?

Answer- GSM – GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900; HSDPA – 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100; 4G LTE HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat9 450/50 Mbps. 

Question- Does Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Have Heating Issues?

Answer- We were not able to test the heating on any of the devices during our hands on experience. We will be updating this sections as soon as we receive the review unit.

Question- Can Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes, they can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question- How is the Gaming Performance?

Answer- We could not play games on this device due to our short testing session at the launch event, but if we look at the specs, we can expect them to run almost all the high end games without a flaw.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.

Conclusion

Based on our initial testing, we are happy with the first impression of the devices but we did not feel the power that we expected from them. Samsung S7 Edge looks beautiful and feels even better to hold. Looking at the changes Samsung has made in both the phones, they are priced very reasonably. There is a lot to love about both the smartphones but we still reserve our final verdict until we do an in-depth testing of both the phones.