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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review

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Ralph Elliot
May 19, 2016 19:23
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The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is a phone I'd hate to have had to make.

But Samsung believes we unlock our phones over 150 times a day, and by stopping us doing that the device is no longer waking up, starting the CPU and connecting to reams of data services, which in turn saves battery.

But it's really limited: it takes from sources that you can't define, and while I spent time trying to tell it what I did and didn't like it wasn't as good as other services, or dedicated apps that do the same thing.

The Galaxy S7 Edge lost 10% battery overnight, which is a little high, but I did have the always-on display enabled though – a repeat test with it turned off and do not disturb mode enabled saw the battery drop just 2%, demonstrating that the S7 Edge is pretty good at not drawing too much power when it's asleep.

The Galaxy S7 Edge now has a very similar 'screen flash' method of illuminating faces in the front-facing camera to the iPhone – it's hard not to note the similarity when this feature wasn't present in the S6 duo and has popped up since Apple introduced it last year.

And when it comes to gaming, given the amount of power being offered by Samsung's Exynos chip or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 choice in the US and the gruntiest GPUs alongside, there's a lot to be excited about.

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