Whenever Samsung unveils a new top-end smartphone, people pay attention. It is almost impossible to the influence the giant manufacturer for Android products has in the world of smartphones. Samsung made a splash into Android with their global launch of the Galaxy S2 and ever since they have firmly held strong as one most recognizable brands as well as the best seller for Android devices.

You’ll find the Galaxy name tagged to its entire lineup of Android handsets, but which of these high-end devices from Samsung do you really need to know about?

Samsung Galaxy S7

If you’ve been sceptical about the true quality of smartphones Samsung can offer, the Galaxy S7 should be a great example. One part of the latest hits from Samsung for early 2016, the Galaxy S7 is many ways similar to its much larger and edgy counterpart, only that it is embodied in a smaller form.

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Its design is an iteration of Samsung’s newer model, with most of the Galaxy S6’s best features making a comeback. Combining a raw glass and metal unibody, this year’s flagship receives a small curve on its rear panel which gives it a little less slab-like feel.

Learning from last year’s criticism, Samsung has also equipped the S7 phone with a microSD slot. In addition, the Galaxy S7 is slightly thicker which understandable considering it boasts a larger battery. Other features include a great display screen, an awesome camera with a powerful software under the hood.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The second part of punch that Samsung made on the early 2016 smartphone market, is the launch of the Galaxy S7 edge. In case you have no idea, the edge tag describes Samsung’s display curves on both sides of the device’s front panel. The curved displays now meets with the gentle curves of the rear glass, adding a more pleasant experience while its hand-held.

Its hardware is pretty much that found on the smaller Galaxy S7 variant, except with a much larger battery as well as display. Standing at 5.5 inches, the phone has a suprisingly smaller feel, which is quite impressive. As expected, the Galaxy S7 edge will cost you a few more bucks than its sibling.

What is even more phenomenal about Samsung’s newest edge phone, is that it actually incorporates more software functionality to the curved edges of the display. Now you are able to add a whole range of stuff to pop up when you swipe or tap on the edge part of the display. You can now include shortcuts to your favorite apps, news, weather updates, sports scores, as well as a compass and a lot more.

Galaxy Note 5

The Note 5 follows the design language found in most of Samsung’s Galaxy S range of smartphones. Essentially, you can look at the Galaxy Note 5 as another version of the 5.7-inch Galaxy S6 edge+, only with the upside flipped to gain a curved back rather than the front, with an improved S Pen as an extra. The camera is exceptional, with software also being optimized for better pen application.

Like most of Samsung’s 2015 handsets, it forgoes the inclusion of an expandable memory storage and a removable battery. This for sure, may be a deal-breaker for a some of us.

Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung’s 2015 flagship device, the Galaxy S6 followed up as a numeric successor of former Galaxy S devices that are released annually. To say the least, the Galaxy S6 was a major revamp from its predecessors, swapping the plastic design, for glass build both at the front and back panels. Its software is als more refined with the inclusion of a few apps from Microsoft along the way.
Another significant change was rather than the typical removable battery and a microSD slot as seen on previous Galaxy S phones, the S6 handset bundles a slightly smaller battery and lacks microSD support. Nevertheless, it makes up for this with support for wireless charging and quick charging along with an adequate 32GB of internal storage.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Galaxy S6 edge is the “edge” model of the Galaxy S6 model. It continues what the Galaxy Note 4 Egde started, taking a few steps forward and simultaneously steps back a bit. The curves on the device’s display edges, adds an extremely thinner looker, which is in good taste.

The display curves also greatly enhances the visual experience on the Galaxy S6 edge. From the edge displays, you can view your clock, and even access new notifications even while the phone is lying face-down. Additionally, you can add five of your favorite contacts in easy pull-out feature on the edge display, which boasts teal and deep green colors.

Aside from the curved screens and the hardware differences, it is pretty much similar to the Galaxy S6. Its price is only $100 extra over the normal Galaxy S6.

Do you agree with our list? What’s your best pick? Let us know in the comments.

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