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3 reasons why you should keep your Galaxy S7 Edge

For a little while now, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been available to buy in stores. Perhaps you're wondering whether it's worth the money. If you own a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, the decision is made all the more difficult. Read on to see why we think you should hang on to your Galaxy S7 for the time being.

1. The aging design is still perfectly modern

Obviously, the design of the Samsung Galaxy S8 is very modern, with the huge screen probably being one of its biggest assets. It inevitably knocks a few years onto the S7 Edge - a device which, prior to the S8's launch, had been one of the nicest phones available at the time. Fear not though, if you compare the Galaxy S7 Edge to other current smartphones, the S7 Edge hasn't lost any of its charm. At the moment, the "competitors" are the new Galaxy and the LG G6.

Of course, once the new size/display ratios really begin to invade the market, the Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge will become truly antiquated, but unfortunately there's not much we can do about that. Anyway, as that day has not yet arrived, don't rush - especially if you bear in mind that in a few months, the price of the Galaxy S8 will have dropped significantly.

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 made the S7 Edge seem old, but it's really not the case. Yet. © ANDROIDPIT

2. The performance of the Galaxy S7 Edge is still excellent

Yes, the Galaxy S8 is better than the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in terms of performance. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip offers better processing power, better battery life and more. Despite that, the performance of the Galaxy S7 was already excellent, so much so that it can run any game from the Play Store without encountering issues. And battery life? That was also already perfectly decent.

Obviously, we always want the best. Virtual reality, for example, has a lot more potential on the S8 (which will be compatible with Daydream this Summer), but is VR really your priority with a smartphone? Are you especially interested in the launcher of the S8 and Bixby? If so, don't worry, it'll almost certainly arrive on the Galaxy S7 soon enough.

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Against the S8, it's not really a question of want, but rather of need. The S8 obviously has more potential, but the S7 Edge will do everything you require of it. © AndroidPIT

3. The camera of the S7 Edge is still one of the best

One might think that an aging smartphone loses its grandeur, but the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is an exception to this rule, at least in terms of camera quality. To give you an idea, DxOMark ranks the S7 and S7 Edge (since they have the same camera) in the 5th place overall, just behind the Samsung Galaxy S8, HTC 10Google Pixel and HTC U11, which recently reached the top spot in the rankings. 

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This camera was so good that the Galaxy S8 has reused much the same configuration for its S8. Among other features, there is the same number of megapixels (12 MP) and the same aperture (f / 1.7). One difference should be noted though: the S8 uses a Samsung sensor while the S7 uses a Sony sensor. But regardless of which sensor is used, the result is still excellent on both devices.

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The Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge camera sensor is one of the best on the market. © ANDROIDPIT

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  • John Kerr 5 months ago Link to comment

    Kept my S7 Edge and bought the S8+. The S7e is my backup.


  • I can't upgrade due to my contract till early next year, come that time I'll be looking for something with a FLAT screen.

    The curved edges are one of the things I really dislike about the S7 edge, as trying too get a decent glass screen protector for it is very difficult


  • I'm a Note7 refugee, and though I like my s7 Edge fine, we've always had the understanding that when the next Note arrives, and it's declared excellent and safe, the s7 Edge is gone. So it makes no sense for me personally to get an incrementally better model.


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    Doug D. 5 months ago Link to comment

    Definitely stick with the S7edge at least until the Note8 is released, to give them time to correct the terrible placement of the FPS, and hopefully gain a dual camera setup as a benefit.


  • Your phone would of lost 25% of its battery capacity after 1 year of use. If you bought your s7 recently new from a box, yup great. But there is no reason to keep a phone longer than a year and about two dozen reasons why not to. 🤗


    • andy 5 months ago Link to comment

      Well, not everybody can afford new crap every year. You buying? And by the way, I charged my phone every night when i got it and now, 1year later, I still do the same.


  • Keeping my S7 edge until the Note 8 is released later this year 😊.. Still love my S7 edge


  • Too late. I already bought the S8 Plus but I'm happy with my new purchase.


  • Exynos s7 edge is even better than snapdragon s7, in performance, ram management and battery life.


  • I'm still with sm-g901f S5 Plus on Marchmallow.
    As long as Samsung pushes monthly safety updates I'll stick to MM. As soon as they stop that I'll go to Lineage for kccat6 from XDA wich I already tested. Lineage OS is a good daily driver.
    I can not see why the mass of people run to the (online) shops for the S8 while having a perfect fitting cellphone still in their hands.
    Most use WhatsApp and mail and Internet and Facebook and maybe a game or so.
    For that no one needs a flagship octa core almost 900 Euro costing Phone.
    900 Euro spend just to show off is the next reason. I think very little people really NEED all the S8 CAN do.


  • Found out is easier getting tempered glass for my S8 plus than s7 Edge, nothing wrong with S7 Edge,but the Larger screen on the S8 Plus as made me switch phones


  • Mark
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    6 months ago Link to comment

    Upgrade from an S7 I won't upgrade from a Note 4 there is still nothing better.


  • Dwarfer66 6 months ago Link to comment

    Antiquated? Only things over 100 years old are antiques. But I will be sticking with my S7 edge quite awhile longer yet, don't see the need to upgrade.

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