\u201cWe believe in a world that is brighter, sharper, more convenient and more fun,\u201d says DJ Koh, President of Mobile Communications Business at\u00a0Samsung\u00a0Electronics. \u201cWe strive to deliver on that vision with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge by marrying elegant design with functionality and providing a seamless\u00a0mobile\u00a0experience.\u201d\r\n\r\nSo goes Samsung\u2019s latest foray into the world of mobile devices. With the new Galaxy S7 line, an industry leader is promising to raise the bar on everything from connectivity to design to camera function\u2013a tall order considering how much they\u2019ve already delivered on previous devices.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBeing the classy gents that we are, we went straight for the top shelf and got our mitts on a Galaxy S7 Edge, giving it the hands on test. Although we weren\u2019t entirely impressed by the \u2018Edge\u2019 feature of the screen, the device is still presents itself as a more than formidable offering, particularly in when it comes to speed, connectivity, display quality, camera and overall performance. Here\u2019s a quick breakdown.\r\n\r\n\r\nYou\u2019ll also like:\r\nGear 360 is Samsung\u2019s First 360 Degree Camera\r\nSamsung Announces the Portable SSD T3 for Storage On the Go\r\nExploring Samsung\u2019s New SUHD TV Lineup\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe S7 Edge performance is swift and effortless. For those who already kneel at the throne of Samsung, expect typical improvements in virtually every hardware and software department. Basically, the S7 feels like it was made for the quick-draw types, meaning those who want to pull their phone like a gun and start firing away at applications or games. There are shortcuts to assorted functions like email and camera modes and apps. The Game Launcher add-on is a management tool allowing gamers to optimise battery consumption and minimise notifications for longer game play, and there is also the ability to record and share gaming experiences with friends. Therefore the modern day smartphone enthusiast will find plenty to relish from the S7 Edge, which focuses on users who want efficient access to their favourite features and games.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nA big selling point for this phone is the screen\u2019s \u2018Edge\u2019 feature, which describes the curved edges of the screen\u2019s width, designed to be customised by the user as a quick access to panel to apps as well as functioning as a notification display while the phone sits idle. As pleased as we are with the S7\u2019s performance, the \u2018Edge\u2019 feature seems\u00a0a wee bit\u00a0gimmicky. With all the\u00a0extra cost involved with paying for the curved \u2018Edge\u2019 screen, We couldn\u2019t find any significant applications unique to the \u2018Edge\u2019 that couldn\u2019t be adopted onto a regular flat screen. In saying this we are by no means trying to dissuade anyone from considering the S7, however due to the higher point of the Galaxy S7 Edge we would recommend opting for the standard Galaxy S7 instead.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nNevertheless, the device is still designed with top shelf precision. There is no mistaking its durability as anything but superior thanks to the use of sturdy 3D glass and metal. The S7 also marks a return to a sorely missed feature of the old Galaxy S5 \u2013 water resistance. The increased level of water and dust resistance matches its solid build quality.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAlong with the sharp, vibrant 5.5inch QHD 2,560 x 1,440 display, the S7 Edge also capitalises on the latest trend among nearly all smartphones released in 2016 by offering advanced image processing. According to Samsung, the S7 series marks the first use of a Dual Pixel camera on a smartphone. This technology allows for a faster shutter speed, more accurate autofocus, wider aperture, and brighter resolution in the face of dimly lit settings. There\u2019s also a Motion Panorama feature that immerses viewers by bringing a degree of movement to panoramic photos.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIn summary, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is a solid performer as one of the leading Android phones on the market. If you\u2019re into looking for something with a quality display, camera, game functionality then look no further. And with the added benefit of water resistance this phone is sure to impress.\r\nCHECK IT OUT\r\nTo stay connected and up to date with all the latest\u00a0technology news, be sure to\u00a0subscribe to Man of Many.