Has all the right pieces for a good smartphone but honestly is the worst phone I tested this year
I mean sure it's waterproof, great cameras (not the best in my opinion..) and battery life you'd think is spectacular.
Well this is all on paper and when using the s7 edge specificly, there are massive usability problems and issues that ruin the whole experience
First, the battery, oh how it's huge and thankfully hasn't exploded, but it really is let down by whatever "optimizations" Samsung makes to the Android system, random battery drain is not okay, especially when literally almost every other phone has comparable battery life or better with smaller power packs.
Second is the screen. Do t get me wrong it's beautiful and stunning to look at sure, but what use is that when it is so sensitive to touch that a small hair or fluff (two things that commonly fall on the screen) cause the phone to jump around without me touching it, I can clearly see the small dust or fluff doing it.. and its not really avoidable with my slightly grubby paws. I was going to say "3rd is this" but it matches with the screen theme so. The edges are pretty but useless in every other sense. Ateast have some form of palm rejection instead of looking for the smallest movement.
3rd, everything else is subpar
Home button is plastic and not the fastest Fingerprint reader, headphone quality is better then expected but not on the same level as let's say an iPhone 6s, and finally to end this. SAMSUNG, PLEASE JUST USE ONE OR TWO DEVICE MODELS FOR NORTH AMERICAN AND INTERNATIONAL MARKETS, ENOUGH OF 10 DIFFRENT VERSIONS OF EACH PHONE, ITS FLIPPING RIDICULIUS AND YOUR MAKING SOFTWARE UPDATES AND SUPPORT SO MUCH HARDER THEN IT NEEDS TO BE. For you and your customers.
AnonD-625658, 28 Dec 2016Is there anyone can advice me i like to buy phone but i dont know which is better iph7plus or ... moreI think s7 edge bcoz u can do more thing..iph7 plus hmmm..no comment bcoz i dont like it..hihihi
nikhil, 28 Dec 2016s6 edge plus (superb performace and camera is better than s7)gold
Anonymous, 28 Dec 2016Restart phone once a week and there's no lag :) my s7 edge is lag freeNa, lag is not going away unless it is factory reset which not going to do(it is a pain).
Restarted the device and even cleared the cache. But lagg problem still remains.
I am happy that at-least it not draining battery or getting switched off between work as it used to with S7 or older models.
glacial silver, 26 Dec 2016how can I perform a Hard Reset for this device? after the December Software update my s7 edge... moreBoot into recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up, Home and Power keys at the same time. Wipe cache partition and then factory reset. Hope it helps.
AnonD-621798, 17 Dec 2016Well if you want something flexible and high end go for the S7 edge. But if you want something... moreIs there anyone can advice me i like to buy phone but i dont know which is better iph7plus or s7 edge..
I am more on music ,browser, videos, camera ,ms office and last games and one more thing i like to know what is negative side of both unit because if i buy iphone its my first time to use iphone phones so. plssssss.... Help me thanks a lot muahhh
Anonymous, 27 Dec 2016After watching a video my screen had black lines on it any explanations for this i had the same problem, the phone must be returned back for a swap :(
glacial silver, 26 Dec 2016how can I perform a Hard Reset for this device? after the December Software update my s7 edge... moreThere is no samsung produced that doesnt freez and lags maybe on the 2050
After watching a video my screen had black lines on it any explanations for this
how can I perform a Hard Reset for this device?
after the December Software update my s7 edge became laggy and it freezes up.
I was playing COC and doing FB at the same time when the screen froze.
Which samsung phone would you recommend that is around 5.7 inches I wouldn't go for a device under 5.5 thanks in advance!!
Finally a phone that Samsung Fans deserve after a long list of disappointments.
I was glad to see the improvement of quality in S7 Edge over the crappy S7. Don't know what SAMSUNG did either with its software or hardware but finally provided a phone that is giving stable battery life since the day 1 to till date unlike the S7 or S6 series which faced lot of problems regarding the draining of batteries.
S7 Edge is still laggy and becomes pain in long run. But, it will not switch off on its own for no reason and will provide a stable and expected battery life. SASUNG has come half way in improving its tech. Users must understand and respect that.
SAMSUNG job well done :)
Hope you improve it further and provide lag free phone(on long run) with S8 series.
Anonymous, 26 Dec 2016I think this is normal. Try changing your profile picture from your S7 see if that helps. It not helped. But anyway thank you for reply. And I think no need to worry.
Phone's glass front and back are very sensitive. I wanted to carry this classy phone in pocket using just cover sticker to protect it- BAD IDEA. Had a shattered camera glass and a tiny rear glass crack (fell from less than 1 metre height to wooden floor). Had to pay for whole camera system and rear cover replacement (galaxy care does not cover that).
So, to sum up- If You buy it, You better protect it!!!