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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 

A rather nice phone that has the ability to fast charge via wireless, I did not try this, sticking to the perhaps safer micro USB connection. The word ‘Edge’ is taken literally here as the screen has no border at all, so the screen literally goes to the edge.

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This arrived shortly before mid-day Friday and after charging I left it on for three days all the time doing updates getting emails etc. and use on WiFi while getting to know the phone and still had 30% left which I think is good. Once emptied I did a full recharge by mini USB to USB cable in 140 minutes.

On a ‘normal’ work day for me – if I have a normal day – around 45-55% would be used while out and about.

The two things which make this unit different from others are the always on screen showing day and date, below that and far larger the time, then below that in smaller type the current battery state all these items are in white on back background. The other difference is the full width screen which almost folds to the sides and on occasions trying to touch something right at the edge is strange.

The right side has the on/off button, the base has Micro USB slot which can charge or accept an OTG device, to the left of this is a 3.5mm socket for headphones, the left side has two buttons for volume up and down and the top has a pin hole microphone and the point where you input your SIM. Finally the rear has camera and finger print reader which doubles as a health device to get your pulse in the built in health app which is part of the phone so you get your daily record of walk/run/exercise if you want it or not.

This is the first unit I have seen with Android 7 on. A three second push on the on/off button starts the unit in a very speedy 15 seconds, shutdown is 3 seconds. Pressing the single visible button at the base of the screen or the on/off button from the right side will get you in – unless you have set a code when then this needs to be input.

The front screen has two rows of four icons below a Google search, the next six items you install will go above the Google search and the last two icon spaces on the Home screen are taken by the current weather, other icons go to the second screen. As with a lot of recent phones a two swipe down action lets you access a good number of the settings from the front screen.

A link allows you to download a full manual and there are a lot of features that you might otherwise not know you have.

A few of the statistics, this is a Quad HD unit with 534PPI, the viewable screen is 12.2x7cm which gives the notional diagonal imperial measurement of 5½ inches. It has a 3600mAh non removable battery. It is water and dust resistant, in fact I have seen an advert where it is dropped into a bowl of water – I have not tried this myself – and is pulled out still working.

For this top of the range phone there are lots of deals from the Vodafone link below.

https://www.vodafone.co.uk/brands/samsung/galaxy-s7-edge/#Gold/32

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