The corners are more rounded, and the aluminum frame that's sandwiched between the front and rear glass is less obtrusive, with less of an overhang than its predecessor.
That means there is less metal against your skin, which initially makes the S7 feel a little less premium than the S6, but once you've got used to it you'll find it's still a stylish presence in the hand.
Even though there's the newer Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9, it's hard not to like the Galaxy S7.
It takes the much-improved, premium design from the Galaxy S6 and reinstates a few features from the Galaxy S5 that were shockingly missing from its successor.
The price has begun to drop quite impressively, and the Galaxy S8 lacks a killer feature that makes it a must-have over the Galaxy S7.
The design is similar to 2015's Galaxy S6 - meaning some have said the Galaxy S7 should be called the Galaxy S6S - but this in-depth review shows there's a lot more going on under the hood to supplement the improved design.
"Alongside it you'll find the LED flash and heart rate monitor – a feature Samsung insists on putting on its top-tier handsets, even though a smartwatch or fitness tracker is much better placed for this tech.Samsung may have been first out of the flagship blocks, but it needed to make the most of its strong start to stay ahead of the pack.Weight: 152g Dimensions: 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm OS: Launched with Android 6, upgradeable Android 8 Screen size: 5.1-inch Resolution: 1440x2560 CPU: Snapdragon 820/Exynos 8890 RAM: 4GB Storage: 32GB (with micro SD) Battery: 3000m Ah Rear camera: 12MP Front camera: 5MP At first glance you'd be forgiven for thinking the Samsung Galaxy S7 looks almost identical to the Galaxy S6. Samsung has reused the premium glass and metal finished it employed on the S6, which finally saw the manufacturer move away from its reliance on plastic to materials which better reflected the flagship price tag it was slapping on its top phones.At 7.9mm thick the Galaxy S7 is fatter than the S6 by 1.1mm, but holding it in your hand you won't know.That's because of the gently sloping edges on the rear of the handset.