It's been a while we are listening about the fall of Galaxy Note 7, the big screen device that made it to the consumer market just three months back, but has now been called off from the market.
Samsung has stopped sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note 7 and have consequently decided to stop production of the phablet for the benefit of consumer's, which is much appreciated and was expected from the company of such a stature. If seen from a business point of view, this is not the end for Samsung. After all a single device cannot decide the fate of the company, which has given several top selling Android handsets in multiple price segments. Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5, affordable Galaxy J series are some examples.
Galaxy S7 Edge is at your Rescue
While Galaxy Note 7 was one hell of a device, created to propel Samsung to a victory lap, there is another handset in company's product category, which is equally capable and worth investing a hefty amount to accomplish your flagship smartphone dreams. We are talking about- Galaxy S7 Edge, the more fascinating and futuristic sibling of 2016 flagship Galaxy S7 handset. To churn up things a little, and come out with a definitive explanation, let's see what Galaxy S7 Edge offers to users.
The Galaxy S7 Edge does not offer the Stylus support, the hardware feature exclusive to Note series, but the other feature sets of the smartphone will easily make you forget the Note 7. The smartphone packs a gorgeous 5.5-inch curved display, a 12MP rear camera and top-of-the line specifications that anyone who have bought or was willing to buy a Note 7 would have desired.
Best-in-Class Multimedia Viewing Experience
The 5.5-inch Quad HD display is super crisp, offers a resolution of 1440x2560 pixels and a pixel density of 534 ppi. In addition to these staggering numbers, Samsung's Super AMOLED technology also makes sure you get eye-popping rich multimedia experience while watching videos and playing graphical intensive games.
Unmatchable Still and Motion Photography
The Dual Pixel 12MP rear camera is also a highlight of the handset. It has a F1.7 lens and larger 1.4µm pixels on the image sensor to capture more light when you are shooting in darker conditions. The performance in day-light is simply amazing. The camera is super-fast to focus and captures amazing detailing. The 'Selective Focus' mode is our personal favourite to capture portrait images. It blurs the background and keep the subject in sharp focus to deliver DSLR-level portrait shots.
Besides, I use Galaxy S7 Edge as my primary device to record hands-on and video reviews and results are simply brilliant.
Here are some sample shots taken by the 12MP rear camera of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
Water and Dust Resistive Design
You can get several smartphones in the market with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance, but how many of them does that without flaps?
Samsung has achieved this without flaps covering the ports, which is simply a feature worth flaunting for. The smartphone can survive an immersion in 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.
Besides, the seamless metal and glass design of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is mesmerizing and is bound to turn heads.
Run as many apps and store as much data as you can
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is powered by Samsung's new Exynos 8890 chipset and comes with 4GB of RAM. From launching apps to playing games and streaming video, everything happens faster and smoothly and the execution is near flawless. Besides, the gaming performance is also amazing. When not working, I usually find myself playing the most extreme games in Google Play store such as Injustice, Asphalt 8, Nova 3, etc. on the Galaxy S7 Edge.
The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 200GB via a microSD card. The Edge screen offers a slew of features that are simply exclusive to the 'Edge' series and enhances the overall smartphone user experience.
Besides, the handset has a large 3,600mAh battery unit that supports fast charging. And the best part, you also got a 3.5mm headphone jack to use your standard headphones.
Use Galaxy Note 7 Features on Galaxy S7 Edge
In case you are still in Galaxy Note 7 zone, Samsung is making sure that you get to use the Galaxy Note 7 features on your Galaxy S7 Edge. The new Always-On Display version 1.4.02 is coming to Galaxy S7 Edge that will set Clock, Calendar, and Image setting as default digital clock. Besides, you will also be able to add your signature to Always-On Display and can also check the information about the music being played on the device.
The Apple Trap
In an effort to spice up the smartphone battle, Apple has also launched its 2017 flagship devices- the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. While Apple is known for generating hype for its new launches every year, the iPhone 7 is more of an incremental update and doesn't come with that many new groundbreaking features. The design is almost similar, there's no change in display resolution and you have to deal with the bundles connectors or spend extra amount to listen music, as the new Apple handsets does not include a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The bigger sibling iPhone 7 Plus is the one that an Apple fanboy should buy, but just for its dual-camera setup. The 2x optical zoom is a talked about feature but would you rather pay Rs 22,000 just for one feature?
Doesn't seem logical when the Galaxy S7 Edge's brilliant Dual Pixel 12MP rear camera leaves no stone unturned.
Spin it all the way you want, Galaxy S7 Edge is still a better buy (in all terms) and is a trump card for Samsung even if the Galaxy Note 7 is dead.