Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Best Selling Smartphone of 2016 First Quarter

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Once again Samsung took the crown with its eye-catching Galaxy S7 Edge flagship. The successor to Galaxy S6 successfully attained 13.3 million shipments worldwide, which is 2.3% of all Android shipments.

Android shipments rose by 5% to 557.3 million units this year, while on the other hand, Apple shipments fell by 16% to 91.6 million, S7 Edge playing a major contribution to the company’s success.

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The increase in shipments helped Samsung improve its financials, reporting it as the most profitable quarter in the last two years.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Here is the phone of the year:

Galaxy S7 Edge Specifications

BODY Dimensions 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm (5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30 in)
Weight 157 g (5.54 oz)
Build Corning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~76.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~534 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
– Always-on display
– TouchWiz UI
– Curved edge screen
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
Exynos 8890 Octa
CPU Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 530
Mali-T880 MP12
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model
microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM model
Internal 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, check quality
Features 1/2.5″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec., check quality
Secondary 5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host

Galaxy S7 Edge Features

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FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No

– Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0)
– Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
– ANT+ support
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage)
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor

Galaxy S7 Edge Other Specs

BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3600 mAh battery
Talk time Up to 27 h (3G)
Music play Up to 74 h
MISC Colors Black, White, Gold, Silver, Pink Gold
SAR US 1.17 W/kg (head) 1.59 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.26 W/kg (head) 0.51 W/kg (body)
Price group 9/10
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 2107 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2050
Basemark X: 28480
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.439 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 70dB / Noise 69dB / Ring 71dB
Audio quality Noise -92.5dB / Crosstalk -92.2dB
Battery life
Endurance rating 98h

 

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Contributed by Afan Amir.