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Reviewed by Max Parker

08 March 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

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Samsung has just made the best-looking phone ever

Key features

  • 5.5-inch quad-HD display
  • Exynos 8890 CPU, 4GB RAM
  • microSD slot, IP68 for water resistance, 32GB internal storage

The S6 Edge from last year was a bold release for Samsung, signalling a new design direction for the company. The Galaxy S7 Edge though, refines on that formula and it works so well.

That gorgeous quad-HD panel might be the same as before, but it's larger here (5.5-inch as opposed to 5.1-inch) and it helps the phone fit nicely into your palm. The curved edges look beautiful, and the slight curve to the back is in an inspired design choice pinched from the Note 5.

Looks aside, the Galaxy S7 Edge performs as you'd expect from a Samsung flaghip. The Exynos 8890 CPU and 4GB RAM is a combination that chews through everything from day to day to intensive gaming. There's an ever so slight lag in TouchWiz (that's Samsung's Android skin) but it's far from a dealbreaker.

On the back there's a 12 megapixel camera with Dual Pixels for faster autofocus and imporved low-light performance. Snaps aren't a whole lot better than the S6, but they are still fantastic. Crisp, clear and bright. The 5MP selfie shooter has a nice wide angle lens too, so you can cram more faces in.

The battery lasts all day, it's IP68 water resistant and the microSD has returned. An all round winner.

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At time of review the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge was available for £639

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