The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is somewhat thinner than the S7 and has 157g of metal alloy along with 3D thermoformed Dual-curved display for better grip. It also comes with glass front and back and is certified IP68 in Black and Gold.

The S7 Edge is different from the S7 in size but not as much as you might think. It is slightly wider and taller, has a 5.5” display and is about 0.2mm thinner than the S7, which measures 7.9mm thick and is 5g heavier with a display size of 5.”
The biggest difference these two devices is the curvy sides. The Edge, as Samsung says not only has a good look, but also has nifty little features too.  Overall both of these devices have a rounded-out rear that not only makes them more balanced and more comfortable to hold, it also means that the camera lens does not stick out as much it could.  Samsung says that the S7 and S7 Edge are not waterproof but are water resistant.

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The consumer reports technicians placed a Galaxy S7 active in a water tank pressurized to 2.12 pounds-per square-inch, the equivalent of just less than five feet of water, and set a timer for 30 minutes. In result the touchscreen was not responsive and some tiny bubbles was visible in the lenses. Also similar test has been done by CNET and reported, so that’s not good.
Therefore, if you are buying these devices simply because they are waterproof, “don’t.” They are not.  But in terms of performance, both of these devices share more or less the same specs and hardware, including processing power, camera, and onboard storage. But if it comes with higher price it is because of the OLED tech which is more complex and expensive to produce, and it is worth the extra money. 
However here is a side-by-side comparison for a better look at some noticeable differences between the devices beyond the sizes. We can see that the two devices are exactly the same with the only difference being in size, battery life, ppi, and colors.

Samsung Galaxy S7
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

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Display 5.1 inches 5.5”
Resolution 2560 x 1440 2560 x 1440
PPI 577 534
Storage 32 to 64GB 32 to 64GB
Memory 4GB 4GB
Processor Samsung Exynos 8890 Samsung Exynos 8890
SD Cards Up to 200GB Up to 200GB
Front Camera 5MP 5MP
Rear Camera 12MP, f/1.7 aperture, 4K video 12MP, f/1.7 aperture, 4K video
Battery 3000 mAh 3600 mAh
Colors Dark Gray, Gold Dark Grey, Silver, Gold
Both the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge feature something a little different, a first for smartphones in fact. Samsung has tackled the issue of processor heat build–up by taking an idea from conventional PCs and fitting a liquid-cooled “thermal spreader” in combination with the heatsink. This essentially allows the processor heat to evaporate a liquid contained inside the heat-pipe, the vapor then moves to another part of the pipe next to a heatshink and cools down, transfers the heat into other parts of the handset away from the components sensitive to heat / high temperatures. 
Samsung Galaxy S & SE are certainly strong performers. The power saver noticeably throttles performance and brightness, but you can set the level you want it to swing into action. You could have rich looking pictures, easy to work with apps. It will show the local time and home time when you are traveling. The Samsung Galaxy S7 software has a detailed guide of tips and tricks to manage the device. And it is much better once you take it in hand and work through all. Make no doubt; the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is a star performer.   

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