What’s on offer?
The flagship range is the Galaxy S and Note series and if you’re happy to splash the cash, then these are the ones to look at – they’re Samsung’s top of the range phones and the tech behind them doesn’t disappoint.
The S7 weighs in at 152g and is 142.4mm x 69.6mm x 7.9mm; it’s also waterproof and dustproof to IP68 which basically means it shouldn’t get sandy if you go to the beach and you can chuck it in water up to 1.5m for about 30 minutes (whether you’re brave enough to, is another matter). The screen is 5.1-inches and it also has a 12MP camera along with 68GB of storage.
If you’re looking for a similar phone but with more screen display, then consider the S7 Edge. The Edge range of Galaxy phones have curved dual-edged screens so it just gives you more to look at. It has the same camera, water and dust resistance and memory but it also gives you more talk time (27 hours compared to 22 hours on the S7). The Edge does weigh slightly more – 157g and is slightly bigger 150mm x 72.6mm x 7.7mm.
The S, Note and Edge range are numbered – the higher the number, the newer the phone. So, if you’re not too worried about having the absolute latest in mobile phone gadgetry, then opt for a model slightly further down the sequence – you’ll still get a great phone with whistles and bells, they just won’t be as shiny. Of course, the benefits of being less flash, means you’ll get better Samsung deals.