After weeks of preparation and better than expected pre-order figures, Samsung has finally opened up the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge for in-store purchase around the globe. March 11 marks the official start of bricks-and-mortar sales in the U.S., Europe, Australia, Singapore and South Korea.

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I’ve already taken advantage of the in-store opportunities as Samsung kindly decided to change my pre-order date this morning from March 7 to March 16. Conveniently one day too late to pre-order the device elsewhere and enjoy a free Gear VR, but at the very least I now have a shiny new Galaxy S7 Edge in fingerprint-magnet black in my grubby little paws, and so can you.

At $699 and $799 for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge respectively, pulling the trigger is no small decision, but it’s fairly safe to say that these are the best all-round Galaxy phones Samsung has ever made. Even as along-time Samsung skeptic, I’ve already had to admit that the Galaxy S7 Edge may have made me a Samsung convert.

What are your thoughts on the S7 and S7 Edge? Are you planning to pick one up?

Kris Carlon
Kris Carlon is a Senior Editor at Android Authority. He is a half-British Australian who lives in Berlin, travels a lot and is always connected to a laptop, phone, smartwatch or tablet (and occasionally a book).