Now that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are officially available in stores, it’s time to decide which color will be the next phone in your pocket. This year, Samsung made an interesting decision by not offering all color options for both phones. With the Galaxy S7, you can choose between white, gold, and black.
If you’re interested in the Galaxy S7 Edge, you have the same color choices as the Galaxy S7, with the addition of a silver option. Samsung will only offer the white variant in selected international markets, it won’t be available in the USA.
Choosing a new phone can be a difficult process in itself, but when you add the stress of selecting the color, it can be a bit overwhelming. So, which color of the Galaxy S7 is right for you? Let’s take a look!
Considerations Regarding Distraction
Since we look at our phones every day, the color of the front of the phone may be more important than the color of the back. Some colors can be more distracting to certain people, and with Samsung’s decision to match the front and back colors of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, this is something to consider. Televisions all have a black frame, and there’s a reason for that. The black frame doesn’t distract the eyes from the screen content and fades into darkness when watching in dimly lit areas.
The same applies to mobile phones. Some find white to be distracting to the eyes and prefer a black front. Gold and silver colors can be good choices, but they may not blend into the background as easily for some people when viewing content on their phones’ screens. Especially the gold and silver colors reflect strongly, so you might find yourself looking directly into light reflected back at you when using them outdoors.
However, there are other distractions that can be caused by the color you choose. For example, fingerprints. Fingerprints are much more visible on gold and silver colors compared to white, as the backs reflect strongly and the glass stands out from the color – this can be a dealbreaker for some. Even if you put the device in a case, fingerprints will still be visible on the front if you use it daily.
Who Should Get the White Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge?
Details are a bit limited on the availability of the white Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge now. Samsung has stated that it will only be available internationally, although they never specified in which markets the company would actually make the phone available. For this reason, recommending the white version is difficult, even though it is a great option, because we don’t know if it will be available in your country.
If the white version is available in your market, it is least likely to show fingerprints, it should hide scratches the best, but it may be a bit distracting as the bright white frame contrasts with the dark screen.
Who Should Get the Gold Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge?
Are you looking for something more eye-catching or something that matches your preference for “everything in gold”? If so, then gold is perfect for you. One thing to note is that depending on lighting conditions, the golden color of the phone may look different. We have seen the phone vary from the silver version to an almost rose gold tone depending on the lighting conditions.
Who Should Get the Black Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge?
For most people, black is the safe option when buying a new phone, but comfort is not always a bad thing. Samsung has chosen a black version of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge instead of the darker blue model offered with the Galaxy S6. As mentioned earlier, there is a reason for the black border on televisions – the screen content is meant to stand out.
Some things to consider with the black version are fingerprints and scratches. The darker the color, the more likely you are to notice scratches and scuffs. If you want to protect the phone, it doesn’t matter, but if you want to use it without a case, that can be a deciding factor.
Who Should Get the Silver Galaxy S7 Edge?
If you want the latest and greatest from Samsung and are only interested in the edge version, you should consider the silver model. Since only the edge version is available in silver, you can show off the phone to your friends who opted for the Galaxy S7, knowing they couldn’t choose the same color. Additionally, the silver actually looks quite sharp and is a fairly neutral option that would work for almost anyone.
Both the gold and silver models are very reflective. The surface is almost like a mirror, so the colors may look different depending on the environment. It also makes it harder to see the screen in direct sunlight.