Looking to get a Samsung Galaxy S7 but can’t decide whether you want the normal or the Edge?

When buying a Samsung Galaxy S7, you can’t help but wonder what the differences are between the normal and the edge except the screen of course.

Is there much of a difference? Both phones are fantastic and will quickly become your favourite phone but let us tell you the difference between the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

Design
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 – 152 grams, glass front & back, IP68 rated, 7.9mm thick
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge – 157 grams, glass front & back, IP68 rated 7.7mm thick

The Galaxy S7 Edge is a little bit bigger than the S7 but it is 2 mm thinner.

Screen
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 – 5.1-inch Super AMOLED, 2,560 x 1,440 with 577 ppi
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge – 5.5-inch Super AMOLED, 2,560 x 1,440 with 534 ppi


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Camera

Samsung Galaxy S7 – 12-megapixels, Dual Pixels, OIS, phase detection, f/1.7 lens, ½.6” sensor, 1.4 µm pixel, 4K recording, 5-megapixel front camera
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge – 12-megapixels, Dual Pixels, OIS, phase detection, f/1.7 lens, ½.6” sensor, 1.4 µm pixel, 4K recording, 5-megapixel front camera

Both are great in low light conditions due to how big the pixels are (1.4 µm). The f/1.7 lens. Check out some pictures from the S7 Edge below:

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Performance
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 – Exynos 8890 octa-core chipset with 4GB RAM
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge – Exynos 8890 octa-core chipset with 4GB RAM

Both the S7 and the Edge share the same internals. However the S7 Edge records better scores under testing, this is due to the software (most likely), but both phones are remarkably quick and hold their own.

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Photo Credit – Digital Trends
Battery
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 – 3000 mAh battery
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge – 3600 mAh battery

The S7 Edge has a larger battery than the standard S7, and the S7 Edge usually has about 10% more battery power by the end of the day. Both phones have wireless charging, with QI and PMA outputs supported.

This is definitely where the S7 Edge wins!


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Conclusion

The differences between the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge are minor. If you want a better performing battery, then the S7 Edge is for you.

The primary choice you have is to pick one with a curved screen or one with a flat(ish) screen, so it’s more personal preference than a definite difference in performance.

We are still delighted with our S7, but you can grab both Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge here