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  #1517967 22-Mar-2016 21:02
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I know many of you who have finally got your hands on the Galaxy S7 Edge are now looking for a good case to protect the slippery phone. After upgrading from a HTC Desire HD that Ive owned for the last five and a half years to the S7 Edge I really wanted something that looks good and will protect the phone well. Last week I ordered a Spigen Slim Amour case from PB tech and I have to say the case is great.

 

The design and aesthetics really complement the phone and the quality of the materials is top-notch. The case is made up of two parts, a hard plastic external skeleton which has a really nice surface finish to it which gives it a kind of a premium velvety feel and a softer rubbery inner shell. The inner shell is quite thin on the back but fattens up on the top and bottom edges and the hard plastic part sits flush with it.

 

The case is quite tight and hugs the phone very closely and hence it doesn't feel too bulky but it also gives you a good sense of security. Other then that the holes for the speaker and ports are nicely sized, I haven't had any problems fitting in headphone plugs or charging cables. Another thing I noticed straight away was that the volume and power buttons below the rubber case had an excellent tactile feel, no more button mashing till the screen lights up.

 

The kickstand is not something i use often but it does do the job well and holds up the phone stably. Overall id say this case is definitely one that you should consider if your looking for something that gives you a good balance between looks and being just the right size to get a good grip on while not feeling bulky.  

 

Ive uploaded some photos below that show the general fit and finish of the case.       

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #1518253 23-Mar-2016 11:04
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Stu: Just watch your screens. Been reading a few things about the phone being pretty much impossible to repair due to to the way they're glued/held together, so if you break the screen you might be up for a new phone! Hopefully this doesn't pan out to be correct!

 

 

 

Yes, 100% agree be very careful!! A friend of mine dropped his on the 1st day he had it from waist height onto concrete and it was all over

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ended up using contents insurance as repair was unfeasible. Looks like that Gorilla Glass is not all its cracked up to be (pardon the pun)

 

 

 

 





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  #1518276 23-Mar-2016 11:09
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Been few s7 edge drop tests on you tube ,survived a couple of good drops till they went to ridiculous heights....I think just your luck how it drops to be honest




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  #1519050 24-Mar-2016 13:40
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Can a new owner of the s7 or s7 edge tell me if the new Samsungs have the built in SIP ability like my S5.  I find the the built in one interacts with my car's bluetooth better than an app such as zioper


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  #1519088 24-Mar-2016 14:39
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These cases seem good on reading. Spigen cases (specially the clear TPU ones) are prone to fading colors and not scratch proof. 

 

http://heavy.com/tech/2016/02/top-best-new-samsung-galaxy-s7-edge-cases-case-protective-cover/

 

 

 

 


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  #1519091 24-Mar-2016 15:00
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Juicytree:

 

Can a new owner of the s7 or s7 edge tell me if the new Samsungs have the built in SIP ability like my S5.  I find the the built in one interacts with my car's bluetooth better than an app such as zioper

 

 

Looking for this too!! Has anyone found it?!


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  #1519094 24-Mar-2016 15:12
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Doesn't look like there's a SIP Client built in.




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  #1519907 26-Mar-2016 01:17
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Has anyone noticed the creepy facial recognition? I took a picture of one of my mates and it seemed to identify him as a contact on Facebook messenger. I got a notification asking if I would like to share the pic with him. I find it amazing yet creepy that Facebook and the s7 are linked with facial recognition. And yes I did try this with another person and got the same results.

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  #1519938 26-Mar-2016 09:51
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I was looking at buying an S7 on the Stuff Shop and I see I get a choice of which carrier's version I want. Does it matter which one I chose? What's the difference between each carriers version?








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  #1519948 26-Mar-2016 10:04
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I ordered my s7 edge from stuff. I chose the spark carrier. I'm not sure if it's locked to the spark network but my device has a ugly spark boot screen. Also it comes with the spark app pre installed.

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  #1519973 26-Mar-2016 11:29
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solaybro:

 

I was looking at buying an S7 on the Stuff Shop and I see I get a choice of which carrier's version I want. Does it matter which one I chose? What's the difference between each carriers version?

 

 

 

 

I got my from Samsung's experience store directly and I was able to choose between Spark, Vodafone and 2D. Apparently, only the 2D doesn't come with any bloatware - not even their 2D app. I can confirm this is the case.


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  #1520015 26-Mar-2016 14:34
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heavenlywild:

 

solaybro:

 

I was looking at buying an S7 on the Stuff Shop and I see I get a choice of which carrier's version I want. Does it matter which one I chose? What's the difference between each carriers version?

 

 

 

 

I got my from Samsung's experience store directly and I was able to choose between Spark, Vodafone and 2D. Apparently, only the 2D doesn't come with any bloatware - not even their 2D app. I can confirm this is the case.

 

 

 

 

Is the phone locked to 2D?








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  #1520104 26-Mar-2016 18:27
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I got mine from Stuff, though it asks for the carrier, it is not locked. 


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  #1520121 26-Mar-2016 18:55
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Ritesh: I ordered my s7 edge from stuff. I chose the spark carrier. I'm not sure if it's locked to the spark network but my device has a ugly spark boot screen. Also it comes with the spark app pre installed.

 

Ouch, I hate it when telcos gatecrash the start up process. All vodafone add is their app - start up is pure Samsung


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  #1520139 26-Mar-2016 19:33
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Used the phone as a Wi-Fi extender/repeater (new native feature on the S7s) today and it worked quite well.

 

E.g, In a room upstairs and furthest away from my router, I usually only get around 3Mbps on Wi-Fi using the laptop, but with Wi-Fi Sharing turned on, I was able to get 23Mbps download.

 

Had to leave my phone in-between the two rooms though, but hey... it works :)

 

 


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