It’s time to celebrate, Android fans — Samsung’s hotly anticipated Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge have finally been released! The phones have been finding their way into consumers’ hands for more than a week now, which is obviously quite bizarre since they hadn’t officially been released. But March 11th is the launch date on the books and you’ll now find them in stores nationwide.
As great as Samsung’s new flagship duo is, however, there’s another pair of Android smartphones you might want to consider purchasing instead.
The Galaxy S7 edge is the greatest Android smartphone that has ever existed. In fact, in terms of hardware, it’s the best smartphone period. Sadly, as much as I’d love to ditch my iPhone for the Galaxy S7 edge, there’s a major roadblock standing in the way.
But that’s neither here nor there. The bottom line is that if you want a flagship Android phone today, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are definitely the way to go — or not.
If you’re on the hunt for a new Android phone, there are two other models you should check out: the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. There are a few reasons to consider them over the Galaxy S7. They run pure Android, they get new Android updates months before Samsung’s phones, and they offer a much better value.
And about that value…
BGR was the first site in the world to tell you about a huge sale going on today on both the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. That’s right, the BGR Deals team nailed it yet again. For a limited time only, you can get any one of 12 different Nexus 5X and 6P models at deep discounts. Prices start at just $299 — less than half the price of the Galaxy S7 — and you simply won’t find a better deal anywhere else.
Check out all the details right here.
Samsung’s new phones are terrific but if you’re looking for a pure Android experience in smartphones that are powerful, sleek and impossibly affordable, Google’s Nexus handsets are definitely the way to go.