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  1. RadiantDuck's Avatar
    I've been a bit torn between the regular S7 and the edge. I prefer the edge for screen size and battery and the edges makes the screen 'jump out' out more. I think the regular S7 will feel better in hand, less glare due to flat screen, a little cheaper, and apparently less fragile. Also no palm screen presses.

    Now I know the edge will be more fragile due to more chance to of hit glass. But there seems to be lots of posts of random screen/back shattering with either no apparent impact/problem or tiny falls into soft surfaces.

    So just a query to those who have lived with it a little more, is it really so fragile? Would I have to baby it? If so would the regular S7 suit me better?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-05-2016 04:51 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I've had it with me since it was pre-released from T-Mobile and haven't had issues. I don't have a screen protector and I only have a TPU thin case on it. No scratches or cracks (but granted, I haven't dropped it). I do keep it in my pocket and it goes in and out quite a few times a day. The case helps keep some of your palm away from the edges, and it was a problem at least on the T-Mobile version (over-sensitive screen) but that has been addressed on the latest update. I've used it a few times without the case and while it feels weird, I didn't have issues with my palms making random inputs or slipping (they did on the S6 edge though, so that's weird).
    04-05-2016 05:03 PM
  3. cyberchief's Avatar
    I have just a thin case on mine. Dropped it once from about 3 1/2 feet up onto asphalt. No damage.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-05-2016 06:19 PM
  4. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I dropped mine from the car door to the payment. I have a VRS case (excellent) and no screen protector. My phone did not even have a scratch on it and I dropped it face down.

    That said, it is a device that by nature, you'll be more protective of.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-05-2016 06:28 PM
  5. bsteppuhn's Avatar
    I've dropped mine plus I just threw mine at my dog last night (nipped at a child in the face instinct reaction) survived minimal case

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    04-05-2016 06:59 PM
  6. xocomaox's Avatar
    I think they are about the same as far as fragile goes. Perhaps the chance of a drop breaking the screen is higher considering there is more screen to land on, but they are just as fragile.

    Don't drop your phone. If you think that you will, get a tough case.
    04-05-2016 09:12 PM
  7. areyes163's Avatar
    It just depends. I dropped mine on tile from about 4 feet with no case and no screen protector. Only thing I got was a scratch on the side. I got lucky. I now have a case but it just depends how it lands or what impacts it.
    04-05-2016 10:43 PM
  8. mundo472's Avatar
    I've dropped mine plus I just threw mine at my dog last night (nipped at a child in the face instinct reaction) survived minimal case

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    Uh oh. Concerning.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-06-2016 05:32 AM
  9. Gator352's Avatar
    I've dropped mine plus I just threw mine at my dog last night (nipped at a child in the face instinct reaction) survived minimal case

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    Throwing the phone isn't the only thing I'd do to that dog.
    04-06-2016 05:56 AM
  10. themadtux's Avatar
    I've never used a case on any of my phones I've had. Never dropped one... still haven't. But I did notice on the back of my S7 Edge a hair-line split running from top to bottom. Only can see it when the light is just right (black phone). But I really don't understand how it got there, I don't wear tight clothing that might stress it when I'm sitting, I don't put it in my back pocket, it hasn't fallen from any height. I'm not sure if it might have been there when I bought it and really didn't notice it till now (I've had it for about a month).

    I am thinking the phone might be a bit more fragile than most phones. If you're worried about it breaking I would go with the S7 but if you do like the overall look and really I think he S7 Edge feels better in the hand than the S7... I'd go with the S7 Edge.

    Well I think this will be the first phone I own that will get a case. And having just that little break in the rear panel is honestly driving me crazy. Could I have a bit of OCD.. lol

    -Jason
    04-06-2016 06:48 AM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    I would say the Edge is a little more fragile than the regular S7 due to the screen having that curve. If something were to catch that curve just right it could cause some issues or a break. I am usually pretty careful (or try to be but I am human)... I dropped my S7 Edge (first phone in like a year or more) but I have a Spigen Neo Hybrid case on it. It caught the corner, scuffed the case some, but phone is okay (phone did luckily land on its back).
    04-06-2016 10:32 AM
  12. recDNA's Avatar
    I don't even own one but from what I have read in posts here and elsewhere the edge 7 may be the most fragile flagship smart phone ever built.
    04-06-2016 10:53 AM
  13. Humberto Neto's Avatar
    I'm still thinking weather to use it naked with just a skin on the back or fully protected with a tempered glass as well..
    04-06-2016 11:46 AM
  14. DFranch's Avatar
    I'm still thinking weather to use it naked with just a skin on the back or fully protected with a tempered glass as well..
    I didn't think there were any tempered glass screen protectors available yet.
    04-06-2016 12:54 PM
  15. lostsoul2's Avatar
    There are but not very good reviews. many are junk from china.

    I dont think I will ever buy another edge phone and want to return mine, but dont think att will take it back. I dropped my s7 edge 3 1/2 foot. first drop and hit the edge of the screen just right. Samsung is sending it back now after another $275 put into it. I had an att case and screen protector on. I never had issues like that with other phones. I dropped my note 4 and others and never had a cracked screen.
    04-06-2016 01:26 PM
  16. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    The S7 Edge is no more fragile than any iPhone I've had.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-06-2016 02:19 PM
  17. SpookDroid's Avatar
    It's all about 'the right spot'. My coworker smashed his shiny new iPhone because it fell from his desk onto the leg of his chair. Yup. That's less than 3 feet. He had taken it out of the box less than two hours before that, too.

    But whether or not this is a fragile phone, promos like these can't hurt to keep our devices protected, right?
    Spigen is offering a variety of Galaxy S7, S7 edge and LG G5 cases for under $4 | Android Central
    04-06-2016 02:33 PM
  18. goober84's Avatar
    I've had mine 3 weeks now, no issues but then again I have a caseology case on it. I would suggest if you're paying for a $700+ phone, spend a little extra for a solid case (no cheap knockoffs lol).

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    04-06-2016 02:35 PM
  19. LeoRex's Avatar
    Well, I would say that almost be definition, the phone will be more fragile than others. Glass, even Gorilla Glass, is still glass. It's a material that doesn't take all that kindly to sudden impacts. And the Edge's design almost leads to having the glass, either front OR back, hit first on a drop. One thing that does kind of concern me a bit is that one of the things that makes Gorilla Glass as tough as that the process creates a permanent internal stress/compression. And I wonder if those sexy curves increase the chances of that stress causing a failure since the forces from a drop/hit will most likely flex the glass. Glass isn't exactly known for its springy nature.

    But there's a simple solution: just use a case. Might not look quite as nice, but a Edge in a case is a lot better looking than one that's spidered up right good.
    04-06-2016 03:05 PM
  20. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    It's slightly more fragile that other phones due to the curved glass.

    If you're really worried about it, I suggest getting a good case.
    04-06-2016 07:11 PM
  21. lostsoul2's Avatar
    I had the $40 otter symmetry on when it took its first spill so it was not a $4 knock off. To have it break on its first spill on the first day of vacation was priceless(well at least $275). maybe it just hit right but Once it happened I looked into it and seen many have issues with the 6s version, some breaking because of heat stress. Also I think someone here broke their s7 edge with a foot or less drop. Also when I called the local cell repair they told me they didnt have the screens in yet but I was not the only one asking.. haha

    I think the there is an unknown area when it comes to the water resistance and quality of the gorilla glass. Some phones handle better then others. After making lets say 1000 5.5" screens will they all break with the same pressure. if the phone lands on the corner or side maybe that bend might be the worst thing to have . who knows...
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    04-07-2016 12:37 AM
  22. LeoRex's Avatar
    Also I think someone here broke their s7 edge with a foot or less drop.
    Jason Howell, of TWiT/All About Android, had his S7 shatter when it slid out of his pocket while sitting on the floor.
    04-07-2016 01:50 PM
  23. SpookDroid's Avatar
    With cases being so cheap and so many running promos right now, there really is no reason not to have one. Yes, the phone looks slick without it, and even the thinnest cases add some bulk/weight to it, but not having a case can be more expensive and the phone on its own is more slippery (it's all glass!). All it takes is a hit at the right spot. And with these curves, there seem to be a lot of right spots haha.
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    04-07-2016 02:16 PM
  24. tsemiu's Avatar
    I've been a bit torn between the regular S7 and the edge. I prefer the edge for screen size and battery and the edges makes the screen 'jump out' out more. I think the regular S7 will feel better in hand, less glare due to flat screen, a little cheaper, and apparently less fragile. Also no palm screen presses.

    Now I know the edge will be more fragile due to more chance to of hit glass. But there seems to be lots of posts of random screen/back shattering with either no apparent impact/problem or tiny falls into soft surfaces.

    So just a query to those who have lived with it a little more, is it really so fragile? Would I have to baby it? If so would the regular S7 suit me better?

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    Dude, I didn't get a case for my s7 edge and dropped it and it cracked the corner and made a spider Web cracked across the screen. Filed the insurance claim and dropped it again this weekend and the same exact Crack across the back of the phone. Now both sides are cracked! Wh3n my new phone gets here I will not even move it without a case!
    05-04-2016 02:36 PM
  25. L420Love's Avatar
    I've been a bit torn between the regular S7 and the edge. I prefer the edge for screen size and battery and the edges makes the screen 'jump out' out more. I think the regular S7 will feel better in hand, less glare due to flat screen, a little cheaper, and apparently less fragile. Also no palm screen presses.

    Now I know the edge will be more fragile due to more chance to of hit glass. But there seems to be lots of posts of random screen/back shattering with either no apparent impact/problem or tiny falls into soft surfaces.

    So just a query to those who have lived with it a little more, is it really so fragile? Would I have to baby it? If so would the regular S7 suit me better?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    We'll I can tell you this...... I got the new s7 edge 10 days ago from best buy and 2 days ago I noticed a pink line down the left edge ..... I called the geek squad and was told this is a hardware defect and it's within 14 days so go back to best buy for a replacement ......I went there yesterday and was told......no this is not a hardware defect...they said it's my fault for dropping it...... I never once dropped it ....I have the screen protector on it and an Otterbox case......I have been so careful with it......the manager at best buy suggested it happened in my bag ....maybe keys bumped the screen in my bag she said........... they refused to do anything for me since it's my fault ......unless I pay a hundred dollars deductible and since then there is now 2 pink lines and a green line.........so either this phone is SOOOOO SENSITIVE that it was damaged just from being in my bag and something touching it OR it was defective from the start .........either way is disappointing.............and I'm the one getting screwed on this deal ......buyer beware!
    06-28-2016 07:39 AM
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