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Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7

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90 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Another year, another Galaxy S. While the new S7 isn't as dramatic a departure for Samsung as the S6 was, it benefits immensely from a year's worth of refinement. It's more powerful, not to mention even more beautiful than the S6, but Samsung hasn't attained perfection just yet. That said, the company has come pretty damned close: A more consistent camera and more modest power consumption would have made this great phone one for the history books.

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Pros
  • Improved style and ergonomics
  • Top-tier performance
  • Beautiful screen
  • It's (mostly) waterproof!
Cons
  • Camera can be a mixed bag
  • Slightly underwhelming battery
  • SIM/microSD tray is flimsy
90 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Score Breakdown

 
89
Average Critic Score
 
100
TechRadar
Samsung has tweaked the winning design from the S6, righted the wrongs of its previous flagships, and made a phone you don't want to put down. The Samsung Galaxy S7 is iterative perfection.
 
90
CNET
The fast, powerful, beautiful Galaxy S7 phone is 2016's all-around phone to beat.
 
90
The Verge
The result is that the S7 Edge is easily one of the best phones I’ve ever used, and probably the best Android phone you can buy right now.
 
90
Gizmodo
This phone is the closest Samsung—or any other phone maker—has ever come to making the perfect smartphone. This is the one to beat.
 
100
Stuff
Where past Galaxy S handsets have felt like a checklist of enviable specs, this device is a complete all-rounder. More than offering you a tremendous processor or bumper battery, the S7 focuses on how these components tally together and whether you’re going to enjoy using them.
 
90
Android Central
It's the best design Samsung has brought to bear, big without being bulky, with a mix of specs and usability you'd expect in a phone of this caliber. Combine with that an outstanding camera and you've got a phone that will serve just about anyone.
 
90
phoneArena
The specs might not be a tremendous upgrade, but at the end of the day, when you want a phone that just works, the Galaxy S7 fits the bill. When we think of a flagship, we envision something that just works flawlessly and without much hassle. This is exactly that!
 
70
Digital Trends
Though we prefer the Galaxy S7 Edge because of its larger screen and battery, the standard S7 is an absolutely fantastic phone. It’s a model for what phones will be like this year, and is a safe investment if you want a top-of-the-line Android phone.
 
90
The Wall Street Journal
Samsung got out in front of the virtual reality race with the Gear VR. The Galaxy S7 should have given us a bigger dose of the future, too.
 
80
Pocket-Lint
For all its foibles, this unsung hero is a strong addition to the world of smartphones.

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