How to pick between the Galaxy S7 and GS7 edge (video)

Immediately after Samsung showed me its new Galaxy S7 and GS7 edge smartphones in mid-February at a business-focused media event in Manhattan, I wrote a GS7 first impressions story on the Acela train back home to Beantown. (Hatechu Amtrak Wi-Fi; Luvyou Verizon mobile hotspot.) 

The next day, I published a blog post with some important details on the two new Galaxys' 15w Qi wireless charging features

And last week I put together a tips article designed to help smartphone buyers who might be on the fence determine which of the two new Galaxy S7s is a better fit. That story was particularly well-received, so I teamed up with ('s dedicated video team) to put together the clip you see above. This GS7 versus GS7 edge video is purposefully quick and dirty — and light on technical details — so if it's specifics you seek, read the aforementioned story.

Samsung Galaxy s7 gs7 edge REUTERS/Albert Gea

All of this is to say that I'm making sure I know everything about these two phones — even the grubby, pint-size secrets — before I write a real evaluation. I believe it takes at least three weeks, and often a month or more, to see all the real standout strengths and hidden warts of any cutting-edge gadget. And at a time when the vast majority of reviewers rush to publish me-first smartphone reviews, journalists with some patience can use that flawed mentality to their advantage. Or at least that's what I tell myself. 

Anyway, stay tuned to my Tech-ticism blog, or follow me on Twitter, for my review. Hint: I really like the new phones, especially the GS7 edge, but


(Hat tip to's Chris Hebert for making me look good on video … or at least as good as possible; Chris is a master with the camera, but he's no @#$&*%^ magician.)

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