1. Best screen-to-body ratio
Galaxy S7 Edge by Samsung has an incredibly thin frame surrounding the screen, while its ratio to the body is about 76 percent. It means, despite the 5.5-in display, this smartphone still has more compact dimensions than its close competitor iPhone 6S Plus. The latter’s screen-to-body ratio is 67.9 percent, and the difference is obvious when the two are put side by side for comparison.
The smartphone by Samsung boasts of excellent multitasking. New capabilities of the operating system and a large amount of RAM allow you to open multiple applications on a single screen. Moreover, additional panels in the Edge version allow for scrolling the newsfeed and other content, adding contacts, favorite applications and tools such as a compass or flashlight. Unfortunately, Apple introduced such features only in their tablets.
3. The function “Always On”
Anyone who ever used a device from an iPhone model line-up could not but have noticed that the only way to see new notification is to unlock the screen. Many Andriod-based gadgets employ LED indicators that notify the user about new messages, etc. With the new-gen flagship line-up Galaxy S, Samsung has introduced a new, more convenient and usable function – Always On. It allows for seeing important information such as the current time, missed calls, new messages, etc. without actually touching the smartphone.
4. High-capacity battery, wireless charging
Many users insist: we don’t need thiner phones, we need batteries of higher capacity! Obviously, Samsung guys have heard them. Galaxy S7 Edge is almost 1 mm thicker than Galaxy S6 Edge+ (7.7 mm against 6.9 mm) and has obtained a larger 3600-mAh battery. Combined with Android Marshmallow and optimized hardware, this makes us expect the mobile device to deliver phenomenal results of autonomous performance and battery life. Apple iPhone 6S Plus has a significantly smaller battery (2750 mAh); however, truth to be told, the iOS operating system is optimized just fine. Ultimately, the South Korean manufacturer’s flagship supports wireless charging, while the Cupertino guys refused from employing this solution in their flagship.
5. Expandable memory
In the latest Galaxy S generation, the manufacturer has reintroduced the slot for microSD cards. This means, users can expand the available memory up to 200 GB. On the other hand, iPhone 6S Plus is deprived of this opportunity, although many users of the 16-GB models would be happy to expand the built-in memory.
Probably, the new Galaxy S7 Edge will become the best flagship of 2016.