Finding the perfect smartphone is a lot like finding a mate. You share your life with it, and there are some features you just gotta have before you commit. Wondering if the new Samsung Galaxy S7 edge or Samsung Galaxy S7 have what you’re looking for? Find out if you’re a match made in cell phone heaven.
You like piña coladas, and gettin’ caught in the rain
If you must have: a phone that won’t drown when it gets wet
Kissing in the rain? Romantic. Trying to text your sweetie in a downpour? Not so much. Fortunately, though, you don’t have to worry about ruining your phone if it does get caught in the rain, or dropped in the sink while you’re doing dishes. The Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy S7 are the most water-resistant Galaxy phones yet with an IP68 rating, which means they can withstand up to 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.
You want a little romance on the big screen
If you must have: a phone that can fit your life—and in your pocket
The Galaxy S7 manages to be both bigger and smaller than its predecessors. Its 5.1-inch screen is roomier and more stunning than ever, yet it’s a big screen on a slim profile. This one won’t just fit in your jeans pocket, it’ll fit in your skinny jeans pocket.
And if you get the Galaxy S7 edge, the 5.5-inch screen extends all the way to the edges of the phone. Get news headlines, sports scores and other alerts without having to pick up your phone—they show up on the edge.
The display on each shines with more than just colors. See notifications without waking the phones, and take simple shortcuts with the pressure-sensitive screen.
You can picture a candlelit dinner
If you must have: a camera that captures the mood
Samsung phones always have great cameras, but this one is ridic. Both the Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy S7 have a dual-pixel camera, a feature taken from professional cameras. This improves the autofocus, making blurry pictures a thing of the past. No more saying, “It was prettier in real life.” Low-light shots will also show every detail thanks to a new sensor.
You’re ready to recharge your relationship
If you must have: a phone that keeps charged, to keep up with you
Great features are … great, but if your phone’s always dying, what’s the point? Keep going with more battery power than the S6 phones—how did they even fit that in such a slim device?—that goes from 1–100 percent quickly with fast wireless charging.
You want to keep the memories alive
If you must have: room to put a LOT of stuff on your phone
Your favorite love songs! Photos from that weekend getaway! Photos from the next weekend getaway! All those cool apps! Photos from—what do you mean “out of memory?”
Out of memory should never be a thing, and with these phone, they won’t be. Both new Galaxy phones already offer a generous 32GB, but if that’s not enough, you can get up to 6 times more memory with a 200GB microSD™ card (sold separately). No searching for a hard drive or getting to the cloud. Your happy memories are all right on your phone.
You want falling in love to be easy
If you must have: a fast, easy switch from your old phone
You want to call Bob, but wait. He’s not in your contacts anymore! There’s no easier way for your new phone to lose its luster than the frustration of getting all your old phone’s info onto it. The Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy S7 have Smart Switch™, which helps move your contacts, music and texts over for you.