Lisa Gade reviews the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, the bigger and curvier of Samsung’s glass and metal flagship phones for 2016. The edge model’s 5.5” display curves on the sides for a unique and very attractive look, though it is a bit harder to grip. The Galaxy S7 family brings back two important features missing from the S6: a microSD card slot and water resistance. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow smartphone has Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, the top of the line 2.1 GHz quad core Snapdragon 820 CPU (US model, other countries may get the Exynos CPU), 4 gigs of RAM and 32 gigs of storage plus a microSD card slot compatible with cards up to 200 gigs.
The Galaxy S7 edge has an excellent 5.5″ 2560 x 1440 Super AMOLED display with several color profiles and high brightness, 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, NFC, a fingerprint scanner and a GPS. It has a front 5MP camera and a new 12MP rear camera with fast auto-focus, very good low light capabilities, 4K video recording and OIS. The phone has a 3,600 mAh battery that’s sealed inside. The Galaxy supports fast charging and wireless charging. In the US it sells for $800 full retail, approximately $100 more than the standard Galaxy S7 reviewed here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBlocTarL7g .