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524td's review of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

original version, submitted Jan 26, 2017, 11:39 AM:

Samsung 7 Edge - The great - the good - the UGLY!

I've been a smartphone user for nearly a decade - my first was a Samsung Windows phone (Great camera but UGH on the rest). After several Moto phones and based on the strength of the technical reviews I moved to the EDGE. Great phone + fine camera + battery that kept on keepin on and slick appearance. So based on the strength of research and reviews I went with one of the best rated and priciest phones out there. Loved it ... It's been my practice to use a case on every one of my smartphones. Mostly since the "designers" seemed to concentrate on form rather than function. ESPECIALLY since the newer phones became slim in profile and slippery in my clumsy hands. The EDGE was no exception. Because the cases I've selected were grippy silicone I've rarely dropped a phone. And in the rare case I did the case handled the shock and protected the phone. Well that was until last week :-( The EDGE hit the garage floor from a distance of 2-3 ft. SMACK! Checked quickly and it looked fine - but a couple of hours later a small and barely visible crack appeared right on the curved edge of the display. It soon spread to the top of the phone. Still functioning perfectly it's nearly impossible to see the crack but it can be detected with a fingernail. UGH! The case was unable to protect the display that protrudes above it. I'm learning that the display repair is very expensive and I'm weighing my options. Net net - the curved display is a wonderful design feature but I strongly recommend than every user/owner of such a device use a case thick enough to protect the display AND add a screen protector for additional security. And here is the rub - like buying a beautiful painting and keeping it in a box ... OR purchase an insurance policy.

edited Jan 26, 2017, 11:40 AM to the current version:

Samsung 7 Edge - The great - the good - the UGLY!

I've been a smartphone user for nearly a decade - my first was a Samsung Windows phone (Great camera but UGH on the rest). After several Moto phones and based on the strength of the technical reviews I moved to the EDGE. Great phone + fine camera + battery that kept on keepin on and slick appearance. So based on the strength of research and reviews I went with one of the best rated and priciest phones out there. Loved it ...

It's been my practice to use a case on every one of my smartphones. Mostly since the "designers" seemed to concentrate on form rather than function. ESPECIALLY since the newer phones became slim in profile and slippery in my clumsy hands. The EDGE was no exception. Because the cases I've selected were grippy silicone I've rarely dropped a phone. And in the rare case I did the case handled the shock and protected the phone.

Well that was until last week :-(

The EDGE hit the garage floor from a distance of 2-3 ft. SMACK! Checked quickly and it looked fine - but a couple of hours later a small and barely visible crack appeared right on the curved edge of the display. It soon spread to the top of the phone. Still functioning perfectly it's nearly impossible to see the crack but it can be detected with a fingernail. UGH! The case was unable to protect the display that protrudes above it.

I'm learning that the display repair is very expensive and I'm weighing my options.

Net net - the curved display is a wonderful design feature but I strongly recommend than every user/owner of such a device use a case thick enough to protect the display AND add a screen protector for additional security. And here is the rub - like buying a beautiful painting and keeping it in a box ... OR purchase an insurance policy.

 

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