Never mind that pre-orders have been shipping for a week. Today is Galaxy S7 day.
Samsung’s retail partners all over the world are opening their doors to anyone wanting to wander in and pick up a new Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge. You’ve seen our reviews on the smaller and edgier versions this year — as well as a look at what you can expect in Canada — but today is the day to put down money on one of these phones and jump into this new experience. For those of you still deciding, here’s everything you need to know to make the choice that best suits your needs.
Which model should you get?
Tough Choice No. 1: Do you get the Galaxy S7? Or the Galaxy S7 edge? The latter is the one Samsung’s really pushing this year, but there are some pretty distinct differences.
The GS7 is smaller, with a 5.1-inch display. It’s also got a slightly smaller batter, at 3,000 mAh. The GS7 edge is larger at 5.5 inches and has a 3,600 mAh battery — that’s 20 percent greater capacity. It’s also got the very cool curved “edge” screen that adds additional functionality.
If you’re on the fence, be sure to read through our comprehensive Galaxy S7 review, as well as our Galaxy S7 edge review.
Which color should you get?
That’s maybe the second big choice, right? This year Samsung hasn’t gone all out on the paint jobs. Gold, silver, black and white. (And those of us in the U.S. missed out on the more awesome colors last year anyway.)
This is a very personal choice, of course, but there are a few pros and cons depending on which color you go for.
More: How to choose a color for your Galaxy S7
Should you upgrade to the Galaxy S7?
We’re going to get into