Our Opinion

The Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro is a significantly better phone, but the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much you want to spend! But from a pure value perspective, we recommend the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro.

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Excellence Score
48.8
43.4
Value for Money Score
54.1
54.2
Price ₹ 32,615 onwards ₹ 29,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jan, 2017 Mar, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 367 pixels per inch) 1440x2560 pixels (~ 534 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Features Super AMOLED, 2.5D Curved Glass Super AMOLED, Always-On display, Curved Edge Screen
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.95 GHz 2.3 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 653Ranked #22 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Exynos 8890Ranked #9 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 510 Mali-T880 MP12
RAM 6 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB
Primary Camera 16.0MP 12.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features F/1.9 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR 1/2.6" Sensor Size, 1.4 um Pixel Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Auto HDR, Panorama, Optical Image/Video Stabilization, Phase Detection Auto-Focus, Motion Photo
Secondary Camera 16.0MP 5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features F/1.9 Aperture, Full HD Video Recording F/1.7 Aperture, Dual Video Call, Auto HDR, Wide Selfie, Spotlight
Internal Memory 64 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 6.9 mm 7.7 mm
Weight 189 gm 157 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, IP68 Rated (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 3600 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes Yes, Quick Charge 2.0
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Fast Battery Charging; NFC; ANT+ Support; FM Recording; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration Scratch resistant back panel (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Fast Charging (83% in 30 minutes); Wireless Charging; Samsung KNOX; NFC; ANT+ Support; Noise Filtration; Samsung Pay; S-Voice; OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage)
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Elegant, premium metal design
  • At 6.9 mm, it is really slim - doesn’t feel like a “big phone” when you first hold it - its slim profile and the slight curves near the edges make for a decent and comfortable grip
  • That's not the only ergonomic advantage this phone has - it is also considerably lighter than its peers at 189 grams
  • Very good display with punchy and pleasantly oversaturated colours - viewing angles, and brightness levels are excellent too
  • The huge size of the display makes it especially well suited for media consumption
  • Auto-brightness adjustments are smooth as well
  • Touchwiz UI over Android is light, and adds a nice bunch of features like the "Always On" display
  • Very good performance - has oodles of RAM and the Snapdragon 653 inside is slick and fast - in regular use, the phone is fluid and doesn't skip a beat in any way - things are largely flagship-like, and it's only in the most demanding games that you might notice a performance drop from the Snapdragon 820/821
  • Decent rear camera - daylight shot are good most of the times, macro shots are good, thanks to the f/1.9 aperture, HDR shots are good as well, low-light shots could have been better
  • Decent front camera, with good level of details
  • Decent battery life - for a regular user - there is a full work day’s worth of battery life and then some more
  • Supports fast charging, with 10-100% charge possible in just under an hour
  • Samsung has also made it much narrower than the Mi Max and Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra, making this the most ergonomic of all phablets in the market right now
  • Beautiful, polished-to-perfection, luxurious design - with a lot of attention to detail - and with its unique "edge" screen, the S7 Edge is a sight to behold
  • Compact for a 5.5 incher
  • Dust Proof and Water Resistant
  • Gorgeous, large, curved screen, with near-perfect color accuracy
  • The new "always-on" display feature is a nice touch, and takes the hassle out of checking out the time
  • Samsung's Touchwiz UI over Android is now even lighter, and has less bloat
  • Top-notch, chart-leading performance backed by the powerful hardware
  • Brilliant, awesome, fast camera, with OIS, that does well even in low-light conditions - easily one of the best around
  • Good call quality
  • Very good audio quality
  • Brilliant, beast of a battery life, that takes it a notch above the already excellent battery life of the Galaxy S7
  • Quick charging, and wireless charging support
  • The extra navigation tools on the "edge" are definitely useful when used judiciously
  • microSD storage slot
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Fingerprint sensor is on the slower side - and it's accuracy also could have been better
  • Has a tendency to heat up, when pushed in terms of performance
  • No support for 4K video capture, or slow motion video recording, that is generally expected at this price point
  • The shiny metal-and-glass back is a smudge magnet
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