Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (SIM Free / UK)
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge continues the achievements of the powerful Galaxy line of smartphones for 2016 with a sleek design and incredibly powerful performance.
With it comes an advanced curved glass and AMOLED panel, with improved camera features, IP68 water resistance and expandable memory.
Reasons to buy the Galaxy S7 Edge Unlocked
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Samsung TouchWiz
- 5.5-inch QHD (1440 x 2560) with a curved edge and edge-interaction software
- Always-On AMOLED display - instant notifications and screen response
- Exynos 8890 Octa processor - top of the range multitasking and gaming performance
- Dual Pixel 12MP camera with smart OIS - better low-light performance and detail than any previous Samsung Galaxy
- 3,500 mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging (Qi or PMA)
- Bluetooth 4.2 / GPS / Dual-Band Wi-Fi / NFC
- High resolution integrated Fingerprint Sensor - unlock your phone and authorise payments (Samsung Pay / Google Play)
- IP 68 water and dust resistant - complete peace of mind
- 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm / 157g
- SIM Free / unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge handset
- Samsung EG920BW headphones
- Samsung mains charger
- USB data cable
- USB OTG connector
- SIM tray pin
Overview - Low Prices and Great Deals
Samsung has been at the top of the Android manufacturing game for several years now, continuing a success story that began way back with the Galaxy S2. Ever since they have looked to build on this, improving power and capability each year.
The S7 range is Samsung's offering for 2016, with the Edge version being the high-end option with a curved AMOLED edge and glass to both sides of the screen. The S7 range manages to be a subtle iteration in design, bringing back once-removed features and delivering a sense of refinement to the positively received Samsung models of 2015.
If you're looking for a brand new smartphone in 2016 and want to hit the ground running, S7 Edge offers the best in power, performance and looks in the Android space.
When Samsung shifted their design ethos with the S6, embracing premium glass and metal instead of cheaper, glossy plastics, they were widely praised by the industry and community.
The S7 is a continuation of this, refining the edges and button placements to create a smoother, slicker handset, whilst simultaneously adding in support for expandable storage and waterproofing.
The glass on the new S7 range tapers perfectly into the edges of the display, and with the S7 Edge, the curvature down to the final edge is so subtle it's almost as if the phone moulds into the back panel.
With the Super AMOLED technology for screen manufactured by Samsung, there has always been an impressive depth to colour reproduction that LCD screens have never quite reached. There is also a marked improvement in power consumption too as S-AMOLED only delivers power to the pixels as and when they need it.
The S7 range makes use of an Always-On screen, realising the true potential of AMOLED technology. With an Always-On screen, it is actually still 'on' even when the whole screen goes black, so it's ready to display instantly. You can even interact with the screen just by glancing at it.
Unique to the Galaxy S7 Edge is the all-new Edge UX, an advancement of the display found on the original Note Edge and last year's S6 Edge. This allows you to create shortcuts on the Edge display to your preferred apps, contacts and other useful information to personalise and streamline your experience with the phone.
Samsung has been very keen to work on their smartphone camera technology in the past few years. This has often been one of the key selling points of any new smartphone, especially as many new phones have similar internal specifications.
For the S7 range, Samsung has actually lowered the camera sensor megapixel to 12, from the S6's 16. This might seem like a backward step, however, any camera aficionado will let you know that it's not just megapixel rating that creates great pictures.
Samsung has increased the pixel size of the sensor, alongside improving the lens aperture to f/1.7. The result is a drastic increase in the amount of light received by the sensor, vastly improving low-light performance and allowing for more detail in standard scenarios.
A 16:9 wide format has also been chosen which allows for native widescreen shooting and video recording.
The new Dual Pixel system isn't just for improving low-light imagery either, it also speeds up focusing. Every individual pixel of the 12 million that make up the sensor can act as a focus pixel, which is similar to leading technology in DSLRs.
With a flagship phone we expect to find the leading edge of modern mobile technology and so, of course, we have this on the S7 Edge.
At Clove you can find the SM-G935F (EU / Global) version of the S7 Edge. This is equipped with a Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa processor. This is a Quad-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 chip.
Running in tandem with 4GB of RAM, the S7 Edge is more than capable of running pretty much anything you can throw at it. This includes the most recent mobile 3D games, high definition VR content or multiple torrent downloads, with future-proofing for several years.
The S7 Edge includes a 3,500 mAh battery enough to get even power users through to the end of the day.
Both versions of the S7 support all standard connectivity features for a flagship smartphone, so you'll find 4G / LTE data speeds (up to Cat.9 where supported), dual-band a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, GPS with GLONASS and Beidou support, NFC for one-touch pairing and payments, Bluetooth 4.2 all ready to go.
Fast Charging and wireless charging for both Qi and PMA standards are also built into the phone so no special accessories are required.
The included charger supports Fast Charging, which will also be catered for through official Samsung accessories and 3rd party units which adhere to the official fast charging specifications.
The S7 range is also fully compatible with the Gear VR so you can experience exclusive 3D games and VR content from the Oculus Store.
It was integrated perfectly into the S6 range so it's no surprise the S7 Edge features a high-resolution fingerprint sensor as part of the home button.
During the initial setup of the phone, you'll be prompted to activate the sensor up with at least one fingerprint - this is completely optional though.
Once you have one or more fingerprints registered, you can use these for a variety of features such as unlocking the screen, authorising payments or accessing restricted apps and files.
You can even register other people's fingerprints, to give them access. With Android's profile permissions and Samsung's additions to these, other authorised users can see a completely different version of your phone to you, hiding certain apps or folders, or not providing access to features such as the camera or gallery.
Samsung Knox is also available, as always for flagship Samsung phones. Knox is Samsung's specialised container for your sensitive content.
It's your decision to initialise Knox or not. If you do then you can transfer documents, pictures, contact information and messages into the secure Knox container, which encrypts them and keeps them safe should the phone ever get lost, stolen or otherwise fall into the wrong hands.
Not every phone has an IP rating and when they do they're usually the more rugged and chunky looking devices. IP ratings denote ingress protection against water, dust and other small particles like sand.
The Galaxy S7 Edge has been provided with an IP rating of 68. This means it can be submerged in fresh water to a depth of 1 metre for half an hour, as well as resisting direct jets of pressurised water.
Stock Origin & Compatibility
All our phones are SIM Free & Factory Unlocked, compatible with UK, EU & most global SIM cards, with support for global GSM & 3G networks. For 4G/LTE & 5G support outside of Europe, please check the specifications.
Clove Technology primarily obtains stock from a manufacturer's official UK supply chains. These products will be displayed as a 'UK Model'.
Occasionally Clove source products from the European mainland. These will be marked as an 'EU Model', supplied factory sealed with a 2pin EU mains charger or 'EU Convert', opened to swap to a UK charger and resealed.
EU sourced phones will have a full warranty and are compatible with all UK networks. We do not source any products from Hong Kong or other Asian markets.
If you order an EU Model or Convert then you may find that Samsung Pay is unavailable, even if it is supported in your country.
This is because Samsung restricts the use of Samsung Pay so that it only works with banks registered in the same country as the phone's origin.
The origin country is recorded in the phone's firmware and cannot be adjusted by end users. At this time we are unable to advertise the exact origin country of EU Models prior to sale.
If you require the use of Samsung Pay in the UK, we would recommend avoiding an EU Model or Convert, although if Google Pay is available and acceptable to you, this will be available to download and unaffected.
Samsung Region Lock
Samsung implements a 'region lock' on all new smartphones. This restricts use of SIM cards to the original region their phones are intended to be sold in.
Clove Technology sells Samsung phones intended for the “European” region, which covers the UK, mainland Europe and some other select territories. The full list is below.
If you are ordering for delivery to a destination outside of this list, we will need to activate the phone prior to shipping, so that you can use a local SIM card.
To activate the phone, we must turn it on, complete set-up with a European SIM installed, then make at least 5 minutes of continuous voice call with this SIM.
Without activation, you can only use the device outside of the listed countries if 'roaming' with a SIM card from the intended sales region.
If this activation procedure is not followed then the device will lock if you attempt to use a SIM card from outside of these regions.
COUNTRY LIST: **All member states of the E.E.A and the following additional territories: Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M), Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City.
IF YOUR CHOSEN DELIVERY COUNTY IS NOT LISTED, CLOVE TECHNOLOGY WILL BREAK THE SEAL ON THIS DEVICE AND ACTIVATE IT. YOU MUST AGREE TO THIS PROCEDURE IN THE CHECKOUT BEFORE THE SALE WILL COMPLETE.