I picked up my black S7 Edge from Best Buy yesterday morning. Very surprised to have gotten it several days early. Here are my initial impressions of the phone after having used it for almost a day: Good It looks incredibly and feels amazing in hand. I've owned a lot of phones in my day, and this is by far the most premium looking and feeling device I've come across. The front and rear curves make it feel much smaller than it is. I have no problem with big phones, but there are some awesome ergonomics in play here. Snappy performance. No lag so far. Fantastic camera performance. Auto-focus is lightning quick, even in low light. I've tested out the low light capabilities versus my Nexus 6P (which does a great job in low light), and the S7 Edge is the clear winner in almost every shot. There were times when the 6P couldn't find anything to focus on and took an almost completely black shot while the S7 Edge focused on exactly what I wanted it to and took a very usable shot. Touch Whiz has improved significantly (I'm still sticking with Nova Prime though). Fast charging for the win. Wireless charging for the win. The fingerprint scanner works well. Not Nexus 6P or iPhone 6S Plus well (it's a little slower than both of those, and unlike the 6P, you have to actually push the button down to get it to work), but it's reliable. WiFi calling is available out of the box on Verizon (you have to enable it in the settings). Signal strength has been good. Better than my 6P on Verizon. Battery life: through my first few days, I'm getting 4.5 - 5 hours of screen on time. And that's without trying to anything to save battery. (added 03/09/16) Bad As awesome as it looks and feels without a case, I feel like one drop could shatter it. I've seen the drop tests, and I know it's far more durable than it feels, but I'm still getting a case ASAP. The curved screen takes a little getting used to as I'm often bumping icons and links that extend to the curved edge by simply holding the phone. A case will hopefully help with that. Fingerprint magnet. No IR blaster. The speaker is a little on the weak side. Not a big deal to me as I typically use headphones or a bluetooth speaker. Unsure Edge panels - I'm not sure how useful I'll find the edge panels. The only time I've used them so far was right after first booting up the device to try it. Haven't given it a single thought since then. Overall, I've been extremely pleased by the phone in the short time that I've had it. By far Samsung's best device to date.