Benchmarking the new Samsung S7 Edge smartphone

A Mt. Tiburon Testing Labs Review from Jon Peddie Research.

Samsung has released the long-awaited S7 Galaxy smartphone, with and without Edge display. It comes with two processors: buyers in the US get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820; the rest of the world gets Samsung’s ARM-based Exynos 8890. For our benchmark testing we used the Snapdragon version.

The new Samsung S7 Galaxy Edge. (Source: Samsung)
The new Samsung S7 Galaxy Edge. (Source: Samsung)

We ran a series of benchmarks on four phones: an Apple iPhone 6, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, an HTC One M9, and the new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

The full review, with benchmark charts, is posted at In summary, if you care about performance, you’ll want the US version of the S7. The processor is truly superior. While you are at it, splurge and get the Edge. It is iconic, and now it is Samsung’s ID. Given all the legal battles between Apple and Samsung (some of which Apple won against Samsung for copying the iPhone), you can imagine what would happen if some company copied Samsung.