Never buy a Samsung S7 Edge

I bought one in the spring, it has been nothing but trouble, from an easily cracked screen to tonight’s overheating and final seizure.

I will have to run out first thing in the morning to replace it as it is critical to work, meanwhile it is waiting to combust on the balcony.


  • Brett_McS

    I like my S5, which has a proper metal rim. I saw the “Edge” and wondered about how easily the screen could be damaged.

    • Ridiculously easy, trust me – from painful experience.

    • Clink9

      I went from an S3 to an S5 and love them both. Rock solid and take great photos.

    • tom_billesley

      When I reluctantly decided to retire my Nokia slide six months ago, I took a look at the Edge and decided that an ordinary S7 had everything I needed. No problem with it thus far (touch wood).

    • USAF Vet

      I love my S5 and plan on keeping it as long as I can.

  • andycanuck

    Moved outside of their area of expertise? My Samsung monitor and TV have worked fine for years now.

    • Their phones ave been very good, but this one has been bad luck for me then there was the battery disaster they went through with The Galaxy Note 7.

      I have now heard of a couple of S7’s going up as well, maybe mine was heading for a bang.

      • Clink9

        Trade it for an old S5.

    • Maggat

      I’ve a Samsung smart TV, It’s dumber than a sack of hammers.

      • Mine too.

      • andycanuck

        I’ve got ordinary ones because I don’t want my TV to be smarter than I am.

  • simus1

    Samsung phones have been known until recently for their reliability and good value. In other areas like home appliances, etc, there is sometimes a distinct lack of happy smiling faces and tender care when a customer calls them about a newly purchased lemon. Suppose their anti Globull Warming windmills in Ontaro fall somewhere in between.

    • After my phone cooled down on the balcony it went black, th ebattery had run out. I am charging it now and it started up fine and all seems back to normal.

      But I do not trust it any longer.

      • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

        Donate it to a mosque

        • Blacksmith

          Alright, that shits funny right there I don’t care who you are…….

  • Jay Currie

    I have a couple of Nexus 5s. The battery in mine ain’t what she used to be and they both have odd habits. But they are reliable, take good pics, surf the net, text, email and such like just fine. You can find them, unlocked, for 100-200 Cdn.

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)
  • WalterBannon

    have two samsung smart phones, two samsung tvs, have had good experience with all of them

    but also i refuse to buy anything apple

  • David Murrell

    My Samsung somethingorother tablet works decently well. My only complaint is that the included software has the New York Times app: and every so often I get notifications of the usual, boilerplate NYT articles (leftwing stuff).

    • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

      You can disable those in the app permissions.

      • David Murrell

        Thanks for this

  • canminuteman

    I have a Heiwei. It seems to work great but it’s the only smart phone I have ever owned. The Chinese government is probably recording everything I do, but I probably bore them. My big complaint is that my Rogers wifi for doesn’t work at work. I’d have to have Bell or Telus to get good service 500 yards off the 401.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I’ve had a Note 5 for about a year and I like it. The problem I have with it, and one would suspect, an S7 edge which is almost exactly the same size, is the size itself. It’s almost too large to use. I don’t like the trend to phablets. 6″x3″ isn’t a phone. And the arthritis in my dominant hand is making the stretch to reach all the places to tap painful.

    I just got an iPhone 6S for work and I like the form factor better but I don’t like “The Apple Way”. For instance the keyboard is crap. No number row on the default layout is a joke. The haptic feedback, where they bother, is junk. There are too many buttons to push to turn bluetooth on and off. The necessity to use iCloud for almost everything is painful and the method for setting up iCloud and its endless demands to set up yet another account/password are horrible. If signins are fragile and two factor isn’t good, making it 3 factor or 4 factor is just stupid.

    The iPhone browser is better than either the Samsung chrome based browser or Firefox on Android. I suspect this has more to do with websites tailoring their sites for Apple.The fingerprint reader for either Samsung or Apple work as well as each other. I haven’t tried remote Apple print. I don’t want to mess with yet more iCloud shit. And I don’t really understand the point of Apple Touch 3D.

    The camera on the Samsung is BETTER than the iPhone.

    The iPhone 6S battery life is better than Samsung. It’s a smaller phone with a smaller screen.

    So when the Note 5 conks out, I guess a ‘regular’ Samsung S7? I hate HTC, which leaves LG. Maybe one of those.

    • Go for the S7 not the edge version. Battery life is good, the quick charge is usually great but may have been a component of the mishap I had.

  • tom_billesley
  • deplorabledave

    My S5 works great. Always buy the case and a screen cover. I dropped my first Samsung and cracked the housing. I quickly bough a case which had the added advantage, since it was a rubber like material, of not sliding out of my shirt pocket.