As far back as I can remember, Samsung has always been accused of copying Apple, especially when it comes to smartphones. The most curious thing is that, by and large, the Korean flagship Galaxy S was not much like an iPhone. Where Apple has used glass or metal, Samsung has used plastic. iPhone is square, Galaxy is round. iPhone - monolithic, non-separable, Galaxy - with removable battery and memory card slot.
Last year, the S6 came out - and now it was as close as possible to Apple's philosophy: one-piece body, premium design, no memory card slot. It was a wonderful smartphone - and an open attempt by Samsung to do everything like its overseas colleagues. For this, by the way, many new Galaxy and criticized.
In this sense, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are not just bug fixes. Regardless of how you feel about Samsung, the company managed to create a device that has everything that should be in a flagship of 2016.
There were three smartphones in the S6 lineup: the 5.2-inch S6 and S6 Edge, presented at the same time, and the S6 Edge Plus phablet, which was released towards the end of the year along with a model from another line - the Note 5. Edge stands for curved edges of smartphone screens, and it looks pretty, whatever you say. This year, the S7 Edge differs from the regular S7 not only in its curved edges. It has a larger 5.5-inch screen, just like the iPhone 6S Plus, for example, and is perhaps the smallest phablet I've ever held in my hands. The bezels around the display are incredibly narrow, the smartphone is very comfortable to hold in one hand, and the curved edges make it both tactile and visually noticeably smaller. This is especially noticeable against the background of the iPhone 6S Plus, whose bezels are monstrously huge. What is important,you're not sacrificing ergonomics for a large display - that's one of the great things about the new Edge.
There are still no complaints about the screen itself: it is still the same "fancy" Super AMOLED-display in the world with perfect color reproduction and endless black contrast. And also with Quad-HD resolution. As before, it is folded on both sides. I continue to insist that this is an exclusively design move, although the practical benefits of bends have increased. Now, for example, by swiping from the edge of the screen, a quick access bar to applications, not just contacts, is called up. Sometimes it is convenient (or rather, very rarely), but in general it is all the same self-indulgence. In general, you can immediately forget about the functions of the faces, since they look amazing.
Performance is off the charts - everything is as it should be in a flagship. No slowdowns, everything works smoothly and quickly - thanks to the new Exynos processor and Touchwiz shell. And there is more RAM here than in some laptops - 4 gigabytes.
I didn't think I would ever say this, but I even like the new version of Samsung's shell. Not nearly as much as the original Material Design of "pure" Android, but this time you can easily dispense with a couple of paragraphs about why Touchwiz is bad. It has become much more beautiful, the number of pre-installed applications has greatly decreased, and those that exist do not annoy with endless notifications.
The S6's delightful camera just got better. This is especially noticeable when shooting in the dark: images are even brighter than your eye can see. I still don't like the noticeable yellowish cast in the shots, but the local camera is definitely a benchmark for other manufacturers to look up to.
By some miracle, Samsung managed to cram a monstrously large 3600 mAh battery into such a thin and compact body. As a result, the smartphone sits down very slowly, it can easily be enough for one and a half to two days. The battery life is even higher than that of the 6S Plus, and the Apple smartphone, I must say, holds a charge perfectly. In addition, the Galaxy supports fast charging, and in the short time you are going to work, for example, it can charge up to forty percent.
Well, the last trump card - the S7 Edge is waterproof, works with two SIM cards and supports wireless charging. Fatality.
If you list the requirements for an ideal smartphone, the S7 Edge surprisingly meets every point. Great design and that very feeling of "premium" - put a tick. Highest performance is a tick. Wonderful camera - check mark. SD card slot, two SIM cards, water resistance, autonomy - check mark, check mark, check mark! The Galaxy S7 Edge already appears to have become a landmark in the mobile world, with Chinese companies rumored to have started riveting their versions of the "premium curved screen smartphone."
2016 began well. Apple has released the world's best tablet. Samsung is arguably the best smartphone in the world. Provided that you did not stay in 2008 and do not consider Android a backward system. The seventh iPhone would have been better off. Otherwise, the imaginary prize for the most coveted smartphone for the first time in nine years will go not to Cupertino, but to Korea.>