A view from the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge – nice but not really a game changer

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

 

This is going to be edited on a ‘as is when is basis’ . 

30th March 2016 : At Subang Jaya Medical Centre donating Platelets.  The S7 is a smaller phone than the Note 5, but it is a bit cumbersome to type on the keyboard with one hand compared to the N5. The Spigen bumper case on it,  adds an additional 1/2″ width to the S7.

While the long list of specs below may interest some tech geeks, it is going to go unnoticed by most people. Generally, it’s the edge screen that is the attraction. A lot of advertising and promotion have gone into the launch of the ‘edge’ type screen.

Released March 18, 2016; in Malaysia
157g, 7.7mm thickness
Android OS, v6.0
32/64GB storage, microSD card slot
62%
2,690,965 HITS
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BECOME A FAN
5.5″
1440×2560 pixels
12MP
2160p
4GB RAM
Snapdragon 820
3600mAh
Li-Ion
REVIEW
360° VIEW
PICTURES
COMPARE
OPINIONS

Versions: G935 (USA); G935F (Global); G935FD (Southeast Asia)
Also known as Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Duos with dual-SIM card slots
NETWORK Technology
GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2016, February
Status Available. Released 2016, March
BODY Dimensions 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm (5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30 in)
Weight 157 g (5.54 oz)
Build Corning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~76.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~534 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
– Always-on display
– TouchWiz UI
– Curved edge screen
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
Exynos 8890 Octa
CPU Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 530
Mali-T880 MP12
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 200 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model
microSD, up to 200 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM model
Internal 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, check quality
Features 1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec., check quality
Secondary 5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE, apt-X
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
– Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0)
– Wireless charging (Qi/PMA) – market dependent
– ANT+ support
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3600 mAh battery
Stand-by
Talk time
MISC Colors Black, White, Gold, Silver
SAR US 1.17 W/kg (head)     1.59 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.26 W/kg (head)     0.51 W/kg (body)
Price group 9/10
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 2107 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2050
Basemark X: 28480
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.439 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 66dB / Noise 62dB / Ring 66dB
Audio quality Noise -92.5dB / Crosstalk -92.2dB
Battery life
Endurance rating 98h
Disclaimer. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct. (These specicications are from GSMArena – a blog site that I think gives a pretty good insight on mobile devices that the report on)

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