We published our in-depth review of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge earlier this week, and it was based on the Exynos version of the smartphone. We later got our hands on a Snapdragon version so we got a chance to compare the two in benchmarks, and now in battery endurance.
No matter the chipset, battery capacity of the Galaxy S7 edge is fixed at 3,600mAh – a generous amount. It is also a substantial increase over the S6 edge’s 2,600mAh, not to mention the S6 edge+, which has a 3,000mAh power pack and a larger 5.7-inch display. In light of that, even die-hard removable battery supporters like us are willing to let it slide that the S7 edge’s cell is sealed.
And that’s even before we get to the fact that it charges very quickly, even if the S7 edge only supports Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 2.0 standard and not the latest version 3.0. Samsung promises 0 to 100% in 100min for the S7 edge, and it’s even more impressive just how rapidly those percentages climb from flat to 70% where charge speed starts to taper off.