Looking back at 2016, the S7 Edge was hands down one of the best smartphones, with one of the best designs, which it still is to this date. Things have greatly changed with the launch of the S8 and S8 Plus now. With the introduction of the two new devices, Samsung officially came back swinging after their Note 7 demise, with what might be the best design for 2017. So is this new phone good enough to have users upgrade from 2016’s S7 or S7Edge? Here, I will list some features that give the “edge” to the new devices, as well as other features and specifications that might keep away from ever considering upgrading to the new flagship.
I’ve wanted to post this review since March but rather chose to wait until I have used the phone for some time. The S7 or S7 edge’s design is not new to Samsung. Samsung completely changed the design of its Galaxy S series back in April 2015, when they introduced the S6 and S6 edge. These two phones were two of the most beautiful and well-designed phones of the year. They were the first phones (by Samsung) that actually gave their users a premium build feel. Last year, when I first got my S6, I was a bit confused if I should go ahead and buy the S6 edge, or just stick to the S6. The S6 edge was Samsung’s first phone featuring dual edge display, and that actually gave the phone its unique beautiful design. I wasn’t really sure how much use I would have for the edge display, and so I went for the regular S6. This year it was time for me to adopt the new edge technology and give it a chance. This is my review of the new S7 edge, its pros, and cons.