Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 Edge may not have an entirely new design but the company has made some changes to the color choices available, and the finish on the front and rear of the handset. With three colors to choose from, which color should you buy and which color stands out the most?
The Galaxy S7 Edge will be available in three colors: Black Onyx, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium. One of the biggest changes versus the Galaxy S6 Edge last year is that Samsung has dropped the more gaudy Emerald Green color in favor of a more traditional line up, but as we’ve seen in previous years, the company does have form for launching additional colors of popular handsets at a later date.
The Galaxy S6 Edge was available in Black Sapphire, which actually turned out to be blue when reflecting light, but this time around the Black Sapphire is actually black. Personally, I think this looks fantastic and this is a welcome change to the blueish-black adopted by Samsung in past handsets. However, just like the Galaxy S7 and last year’s line up which includes the Galaxy Note 5, the glass back is still fairly prone to fingerprints, although Samsung has added a nano-coating to the back to help reduce the collection of fingerprints that accumulate there.
Moving on we have the Gold Platinum, which is one of the most reflective colours with an almost mirror-like finish to it. The reflective finish is rather gaudy but, coupled with the sleek curved edges of the Galaxy S7 Edge, it does make a rather fancy looking smartphones. No doubt this won’t appeal to everyone however as these colours not only change the rear, but also the bezel above and below the front display.
Last, but certainly not least, we have my favourite color: Silver Titanium. Like the silver Galaxy Note 5, this color does feel like Samsung combined a mirror and a smartphone, but despite this, it does look absolutely fantastic. Just like the Gold Platinum version, this colour is extremely reflective but it does have a grayish hue, which helps to tone the gaudiness down slightly.
Each color looks fantastic and I don’t find any of them to be too gaudy, although you may have a different opinion. I’m definitely disappointed that the Galaxy S7 Edge won’t be available in the white color that the Galaxy S7 is available in. What do you think of the Galaxy S7 Edge colors and which is your favorite? Let us know your views in the comments below and be sure to check out all of our highlights of MWC 2016 so far.
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