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  Reply # 1511186 11-Mar-2016 11:22
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I had the Edge in my hand yesterday and I have to say that its a beauteous thing!

 

Feels amazingly comfortable in hand. If all goes well I'll be picking mine up today :)


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  Reply # 1511190 11-Mar-2016 11:26
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Kopkiwi:

 

If you're into rooting and custom ROMS you'll want to pick up a Snapdragon model

 

 

I root the old phones to get upgrades. I don't root new phones anymore. Too many problems with flakey ROMs and too much time to work out how to do something that too often isn't worth the trouble (to me). 

 

But I'll definitely look at using this path to 'upgrade' an older phone to later firmware after the vendor abandons it. Yeah...I know that too often defines a new Samsung phone. My SGS6 phones haven't had the marshmallow upgrade yet.....while my Nexus phone got it 5 months ago.  





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  Reply # 1511205 11-Mar-2016 11:53
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Just got mine - the edge version in black. Amazing phone, coming from the Sony Z2. No lags whatsoever so far. Touchwiz seems a lot more in the background compared to my last Samsung device - Note v1.0.

 

The biggest hassle right now is trying to find a screen protector for it!  


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  Reply # 1511279 11-Mar-2016 12:55
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Mine just arrived from 2degrees and I am in the South Island. Good luck to everyone else expecting to get theirs today!


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  Reply # 1511303 11-Mar-2016 13:20
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Furthermore, I can confirm that the 2degrees S7 Edge has the Octa Core processor.


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  Reply # 1511322 11-Mar-2016 13:45
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Daff:

 

I had the Edge in my hand yesterday and I have to say that its a beauteous thing!

 

Feels amazingly comfortable in hand. If all goes well I'll be picking mine up today :)

 

 

 

 

Have you held a prior generation? How does it compare?


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  Reply # 1511399 11-Mar-2016 14:43
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networkn:

 

Daff:

 

I had the Edge in my hand yesterday and I have to say that its a beauteous thing!

 

Feels amazingly comfortable in hand. If all goes well I'll be picking mine up today :)

 

 

 

 

Have you held a prior generation? How does it compare?

 

 

 

 

I'm upgrading from an S3 so the comparison between the two phones probably won't mean much.

 

Whenever I've held an S6 Edge or Note 5 in-store, I can feel the phone edges dig in slightly. Didn't notice that at all with the S7 Edge.


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  Reply # 1511435 11-Mar-2016 15:55
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I've got an S6 and the S7E and it's a different feel, for sure. The edge is harder to pickup off a flat surface, but once in the hand feels more secure. The aluminium and glass feels the same though. Solid, and definitely premium. 


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  Reply # 1511438 11-Mar-2016 16:02
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Keep the feedback coming folks!

Thinking of avoiding the black finish this time, but haven't decided for sure yet.




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  Reply # 1511458 11-Mar-2016 16:21
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My S7 Edge was delivered at 7:53am this morning, Loving it so far....

 

Hasn't been a very productive day at work, unless you count getting my personal phone set up the way I like it and checking out all the new features and general pi$$ing about with it :)

 

I love the transfer cable/USB connector from my old phone to new, made life so much easier.

 

Feels very nice, now I just have to be careful until I get a case for it... and hide it's beauty from the world!!


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  Reply # 1511481 11-Mar-2016 16:49
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I find the always on display very distracting. As it moves around the screen it draws my eye. It's now off. 


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  Reply # 1511534 11-Mar-2016 18:55
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Stu: Keep the feedback coming folks!

Thinking of avoiding the black finish this time, but haven't decided for sure yet.

 

I went for silver. Hesitated on breaking seal, did I want to swap out for black?

 

No I didn't - the silver is standout! It looks absolutely beautiful, just the right balance, not too blingy. The black is nice, but feels tired compared.


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  Reply # 1511536 11-Mar-2016 18:58
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Disrespective:

 

I find the always on display very distracting. As it moves around the screen it draws my eye. It's now off. 

 

 

Same here. I don't need the time 24/7. I'd rather eek out the battery.

 

Speaking of which - 65% on start up, and only 37 minutes to 100% on fast charge!


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  Reply # 1511638 11-Mar-2016 22:41
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MrIrish:

 

Furthermore, I can confirm that the 2degrees S7 Edge has the Octa Core processor.

 

fyi for anyone wondering about the Exynos vs Snapdragon powered versions, Phonearena did a run of both, for gaming the Snapdragon has a slight advantage, for web browsing the Exynos, personally I browse the web more than play games so I'm happy with Exynos version. Phonearena will also be doing a battery life test to see if one is better than the other soon.

 

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  Reply # 1511666 11-Mar-2016 23:40
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Kopkiwi:

 

If you're into rooting and custom ROMS you'll want to pick up a Snapdragon model

 

 

I root the old phones to get upgrades. I don't root new phones anymore. Too many problems with flakey ROMs and too much time to work out how to do something that too often isn't worth the trouble (to me). 

 

But I'll definitely look at using this path to 'upgrade' an older phone to later firmware after the vendor abandons it. Yeah...I know that too often defines a new Samsung phone. My SGS6 phones haven't had the marshmallow upgrade yet.....while my Nexus phone got it 5 months ago.  

 

 

 

 

I'm with you on this one.

 

I stopped rooting after S4. I rooted it because it was slow, laggy, too much bloatware but after S5 things became more efficient .

 

Too many things go wrong with rooting. Sometimes bluetooth doesn't work, Battery drains faster, Some program might freeze,...

 

Things has improved a lot since the S3 days... I think Mashmallow is much better now than back in the old days when jellybean was a pain.

 

The S7 runs amazingly fast

 

 


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