The S7 Edge was released a while ago – how do you feel about a 2016 handset? Although old, it looks and feels expensive. It rocks a Gorilla Glass 4 and aluminum build. Its sides are curved well and it fits snugly in your palm.
It’s not a big phone. Units these days are all about being over 6 inches. Its screen stretches 5.5 inches across. It’s paper-thin and its dimensions are 150.9 mm x 72.6 mm x 7.7 mm.
It’s not very heavy. It weighs 157 grams. We’re fans of phones with weight.
You can pick it up in many shades. Our favourite is the silver, it looks like a mirror.
The panel on its front is Super AMOLED. The colours are vibrant. Its edged screen gives it an infinity display – you’ll be able to immerse in movies well. However, there’re large bezels on its front and bottom. Its screen-to-body ratio is a testament to this, being 76.1%.
Not only is it vibrant, but it’s sharp too. Its resolution is 1440 x 2560 pixels. You won’t notice any pixelation, even if you look closely. Like its back, Gorilla Glass 4 is on its front.
Out of the box, it runs Android 6.
Here’s the deal:
Upgrading it to Android 10 is not possible. This is a shame as it’s much more customizable and good-looking. If it’s any consolation, its systems can be upgraded to Android 8.
In Sri Lanka, you’ll be picking it up with the Exynos 8890 inside. It’s a chipset that was made for a flagship, so it’s fast. Moving through its insides is also smooth thanks to its RAM. It comes with 4 GB of memory.
In terms of ROM, 32, 64, and 128 GB are available. Whichever option you choose, you’ll be able to expand its storage.
There’s a 3600 mAh battery inside of it. It’s nonremovable. You still see Samsung flagship phones with batteries that size. The S20 has a 4000 mAh unit.
To charge it, you’ll be using a micro USB port. It’s considered dated nowadays. To it, a 15 W fast charger would have to be placed. The S7 Edge takes around an hour and a half to charge. The cherry on top is its wireless charging capabilities.
Being a former flagship, it’s no surprise that its cameras are good. There’s a single shooter on its front and back. Its rear set-up consists of a 12 MP wide lens. On its front, a 5 MP wide shooter is present. They take incredibly vibrant shots. They’re more than decent in dim settings as well.
Of course, there’s an LED flash. It’s on its back and is bright.
How much does it cost? Not a lot. You can snag it for around Rs.40,000 island-wide.