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Samsung took a major step forward in 2015, with its ‘Project Zero’ – the codename for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. The design language was as different between those devices and previous ones, as English is to Mandarin, using premium materials and a stunning new form factor.
This year, we’ve seen Samsung build from 2015’s successes, fine tuning both design and hardware. The results may not be so apparent on the surface, but we assure you, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has drastically improved. Let’s take a look at the specifics.
As mentioned, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has carried over the aesthetic greatness of its predecessor, improving aspects that aren’t immediately noticeable.
But the major update for this department is the IP68 certification that makes the Galaxy S7 edge totally water and dustproof. In the real world, having a
waterproof phone doesn’t necessarily mean you should bathe with it, but you’re not likely to damage it so easily from splashes or getting caught in the rain. Which is always a bonus.
One of the standout features on the Galaxy S7 edge is the display, a 5.5-inch Quad HD unit that pops with vibrant colours and sharp visuals. It’s up there with the best. If you have a Netflix subscription, or you like streaming TV from apps like iPlayer and 4OD, then you won’t find a better device to showcase your content on.
Of course, the biggest talking about Samsung Galaxy S7 edge’s display are the signature curves, complete with added functionality and support for EDGE applications, which let you perform various actions right from the edge of the screen.
The driving force behind this powerhouse is an Exynos octa-core processor, coupled with a chunky 4GB RAM. Collectively, they empower the Galaxy S7 edge with all the ingredients that make it one of the fastest and most capable
smartphones available today.
The primary 12-megapixel camera unit on the Galaxy S7 edge is unique, in that it boasts Dual Pixel technology, which, in terms we all understand, means faster photo taking and enhanced performance in low light.
In addition, the main camera features optical image stabilisation – for stiller, less blurry – shots, and a generous range of capture modes. Take a lot of videos? This camera shoots footage in 4K, so your collection of memories look much clearer than they do in your head.
It would be rude to forget the 5-megapixel front-facing camera that’s pretty nifty for taking selfies on apps like Snapchat, and especially handy for video calls.
It can handle everything from multitasking, to demanding apps, to powerful games. All with ease. Providing the much-needed fuel is a sizable 3600mAh battery, giving you enough for day’s heavy use.
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge runs Android 6.0.1 fresh out of the box, though later versions will likely ship with the recently announced Android 7.0 Nougat.
As is tradition, Samsung has overlain its TouchWiz UK software, introducing features that aren’t standard with Android, like EDGE functions, Smart Stay and more. But it’s cleaner and more pleasing on the eyes