Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge now available to pre-order in Canada, here is the pricing

Ian Hardy

February 22, 2016 8:05am

The latest flagship smartphones from Samsung are now available to pre-order in Canada. As expected, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge can be purchased today from several Canadian carriers, with the actual devices launching on March 11th. As a reminder, those who pre-order will also receive the Gear VR headset for free.


Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Hands-on


Here is a complete list of the pricing and Canadian carrier availability. All models below are the 32GB version and the Galaxy S7 comes in Black or Silver, while the Galaxy S7 edge is only available in Black.

Bell:
Galaxy S7: $899.99 no-term, $399.99 on a 2-year contract
Galaxy S7 edge: $999.99, $499.99 on a 2-year contract


Virgin Mobile:
Galaxy S7: $899.99 no-term, $399.99 on a 2-year contract


Telus:
Galaxy S7: $900 no-term, $400 on a 2-year contract
Galaxy S7 edge: $1,000, $500 on a 2-year contract


Koodo Mobile:
Galaxy S7: $904 no-term, $544 with Tab, or $400 with the Tab Plus


Rogers:
Galaxy S7: $899.99 no-term, $399.99 on a 2-year contract
Galaxy S7 edge: $999.99, $499.99 on a 2-year contract


SaskTel:
Galaxy S7: $898.99 no-term, $398.99 on a 2-year contract
Galaxy S7 edge: $998.99, $498.99 on a 2-year contract


Fido:

Galaxy S7: $400 Max, $550 Smart, $650 Standard, $900 No Term
Galaxy S7 edge: $500 Max, $650 Smart, $750 Standard, $1000 No Term


Wind Mobile:
In-store pre-orders start on Feb. 25th
Galaxy S7: $899 No Term, starts at $299 with $25/mo WINDtab Boost
Galaxy S7 edge: $999 No Term, starts at $399 with $25/mo WINDtab Boost


Videotron:
Galaxy S7: $899.95 No Term, starts at $249.95 with monthly plan of $79.95
Galaxy S7 edge: $999.95 No Term, starts at $349.95 with monthly plan of $79.95


Eastlink:
Galaxy S7: $895 No Term, starts at $199 upfront with easyTab plus
Galaxy S7 edge: $995 No Term, starts at $299 upfront with easyTab plus


MTS:
Galaxy S7: $899.99 No Term, starts at $399.99 with a 2-year term
Galaxy S7 edge: $999.99 No Term, starts at $499.99 with a 2-year term

  • Alexandre Forget

    1000$ for the S7 Edge off contract ? Really ?

    • Hamid

      and that’s $1000 if you sign up for bell with no contract. probably a bit more if you just buy it out-right.

    • LarryVandemeer

      The canadian dollar imploded so 1000 canadian dollars are only $730 US dollars.

    • Andrew English

      Yet the devices prices haven’t changed in other countries even though the USD has risen.

    • Longtin

      Still only cost them roughly $200 to make the phone, that’s quite a mark up.

    • Nadefrenzy

      No it doesn’t. You’re thinking of the iPhone. It cost at least $250 to make the Galaxy S6. iPhone has a much higher markup.

    • Me Ted

      Not that much more.

    • Aaron Hoyland

      It’s not really reasonable to look at the phone as a bill of components and say that’s how much it “costs” to build. Software development, hardware engineering, R&D, marketing; these all have costs that are built into the price of the phone. It’s like saying a car should only cost $1000 because it’s mostly made of plastic and steel.

    • smecara smec

      True but development cost divided to number of units sold over lifetime ends up being a fraction compared to HW cost. In this case less than $10.. Add another $10 for marketing funds and incentives.. That’s total of $20. Lets say it’s more because Samsung likes to splurge on advertising -you are still nicked for at least $500 lol.. On the bright side it’s still less than what Apple takes you for..

      Cheerios.

    • Aaron Hoyland

      Where are you getting those numbers? As a publicly traded company, Apple has to publish their operating margin (profit margin in layman’s terms). As of Q4 2015, it stood at 24%. Samsung, on the other hand, has even lower operating margins than Apple does.

    • Nadefrenzy

      I’m well aware of that. My point was that the iPhone costs less than the Galaxy phone, yet it costs more. That’s accounting for the extra costs including R&D, marketing and others.

    • PT

      $600 US by the end of the year. Thanks to our selfie PM. LOL!

    • gominosensei

      yeah, cuz in 4 months, a PM can reverse 10 years of stupid… you’re gonna politicize this, at least don’t be an ignorant halfwit and spout off nonsensical pap. When our last PM submitted his first budget, the Canadian dollar was worth MORE than the USD. You do the math, dolt.

    • jay

      Have to see my boss to give me more money now

    • David Hughes

      That’s sort of the same thing. I always buy the phone outright but it’s quite expensive through the phone carrier it’s cheaper to buy the phone from the manufacturer then just switch over your own SIM card which takes about 60 seconds. Of course that means no “free” (you’re still paying for it indirectly) VR headset.

    • Defrance

      No kidding, I got a 128GB 6P with Nexus Protect and a Speck case for $1000.

    • josh

      Well, from a technical standpoint, you also bought a worse phone lol.

    • Defrance

      Right, but I bought it 3 months ago when the S7 wasn’t out, so your point is moot.

    • Andrew

      When I bought the Galaxy Note 3 on October 9th 2013 the USD to CAD exchange
      rate was $1CAD=$0.96USD, and the Note 3 was $750 off contract.
      At that exchange rate $750CAD=$720USD, but today $720USD=$993.6CAD, so
      pretty much the same selling price as the Note 3 when it came out.

    • Nadefrenzy

      You see the thing is that, sure, it’s great that the price remained the same in USD, whilst technology progressed, however, it doesn’t account for the fact that our wages stayed the same, and they’re unfortunately still in CAD.

    • Andrew

      That has nothing to do with Samsung. They are a company selling a product, not a government regulating a service provider.
      This is why carriers have contracts, to make those expensive products more affordable, in exchange for guaranteeing revenue to the carrier.

    • Nadefrenzy

      I never said it had anything to do with Samsung.

      However, it will still affect sales and it’s still out of the budget of the average Canadian consumer.

    • Andrew

      On that you do have a point. The S7 & S7 Edge have certainly become more likely to be out of range for those on a budget, unless you save up specifically for a high budget item.

      On the other hand though, for what the S7 is offering I think it is worth the price in the end, as it is a top of the line phone with PC capabilities that I think are nearly on par with a $1,000 PC.

    • Nadefrenzy

      Eh not really. My $1K PC destroys this thing. I could probably build you a $500 PC that could crush this machine in performance alone.

      As far as price goes, at $750-850 people were already pushing themselves to spend so much on a tech item that will be nearly obsolete in 3 years time, and now they have to pay even more than that while wages stay stagnant. It’s an unfortunate reality I suppose.

    • Wufai

      The average Canadian consumer really shouldn’t be thinking about a top of the line flagship phone. As Samsung clearly wants to market the phone to high income people. Just like how BMW doesn’t prices their 7 series to the average Canadian consumer.
      I think the average Canadian consumer is better off getting an S4 or S5 in 2016.

    • Nadefrenzy

      Yea no. Flagships are no equivalent to the 7 series even as an example. Flagships are a huge chunk of a company’s business, and so they certainly aren’t for a premium niche market. They’re mainstream.

    • josh

      Ya, welcome to our shitty, shitty dollar.

  • jellmoo

    I know the weak Canadian dollar is at play here, but man, c’mon. This is iPhone pricing. There are just too many really solid options available at less than half that price.

    • Alexandre Forget

      Exactly. I am a user of the iPhone since the 3GS and honestly, the S7 Edge is awesome.

      But I’m not willing to pay $1000 or more for a phone with full of bloatware (thanks to TouchWiz) and wait 6-8 months to get an update.

      It’s 200$ too expensive for the S7 Edge.

    • thereasoner

      Exaggerate much? We don’t know how TW is yet, all we know is that Google and Samsung reportedly worked together to better optimize it and your wait times for updates are absolutely ridiculous exaggerations as well !

    • Aaron Hoyland

      Android 6.0 Marshmallow came out on October 5, 2015. That was almost five months ago. Thus far, it has not yet made it to any carrier-branded Galaxy S6 devices. I’m not sure I’d call the 6-8 month estimate a “ridiculous exaggeration”.

    • thereasoner

      Umm No! Marshmallow, atleast the final code given to Android OEM’s was made available October 22 when the next Nexus phones were released. That is EXACTLY 4 months ago!

      Perhaps you are going referring to the developer preview which was out several weeks earlier but OEM’s typically don’t use it to update their devices because the bugs are still being worked out and it doesn’t reflect the final code that comes out with the new Nexus devices.

    • Alexandre Forget

      Version Code name Release date
      6.0 – 6.0.1 Marshmallow October 5, 2015

      From Wikipedia.

  • LeMuffin

    Yowzas. Not sure they can play price parity with the iPhone.

    • Techguru86

      Why not, people don’t bat an eye for a phone that has nowhere near the features

    • jellmoo

      Because a lot of it has to do with brand recognition. Apple is an incredibly dominant brand in Canada, and for a lot of consumers is almost synonymous with “smartphone”. Maybe I’m wrong, but I think it’s a tough sell for Samsung to come in at a very similar price point.

    • Techguru86

      Offer everything that Apple doesn’t have which is device superiority any-more, similiar processor prowess, but far more powerful displays, samsung pay that ill work on everything except apple pay, far greater camera’s, wireless and fast charge which Apple still doesn’t have, expanded memory, waterproof

    • birdman_36

      All of the above doesn’t mean squat to Apple users. They just want iPhone.

    • They have good customer service. That makes people willing to overlook perceived hardware differences.

    • jellmoo

      I’m not talking about feature set though. I’m talking about what appeals to mass market consumers, not tech heads that visit blogs like this one. I can’t even count the number of times I’ve explained smartphones to friends and family and they say “oh, like an iphone”.

    • KiwiBri

      I think only 1 in 5 of my non tech nerd friends have an Android phone. Mother Inlaw has one because it was “free” on her plan. lol! Everyone else is on iPhone. Its simple, it works, thats all they need. Its the phone geeksquad that look at all the silly things and somehow claim that its a “killer” device, etc. but at the end of the day the consumer is theone that chooses. Why Apple and Samsung are the big popular brands.

    • Brad Fortin

      Apple *does* have fast charging. Just use a more powerful charger, like an iPad charger.

    • jay

      Indeed I do it all the time

    • LeMuffin

      Like the others said. For most people Apple is the more premium brand. And most people don’t care about Snapdragon 820, 4gb RAM, QHD, etc

    • Brad Fortin

      I think you’re confusing features with numbers on a spec sheet.

    • Nadefrenzy

      Water resistance and expandable storage aren’t numbers on a spec sheet.

      Better camera is also not a spec sheet jargon.

    • Brad Fortin

      Techguru86 didn’t mention specifics and neither did I, but given Techguru86’s history (“Moto X Play is definitely the best option for high end device” and “Blackberry Venice [Priv] Android will mop the floor with these guys”) I’m pretty sure he has no idea what he’s talking about. He likes to pretend that bigger numbers on a spec sheet are the only thing that matters, not performance.

    • Techguru86

      Moto X play/Pure is a great product for it’s value, nobody wants to spend $1000 on a smartphone and since they are still partly owned by Google, they’re the next best Android for software updates

    • Brad Fortin

      The Moto X Play and the Moto X Pure are not the same phone. Google doesn’t own any part of Motorola Mobility anymore, they sold the company to Lenovo.

      See what I mean, @nadefrenzy:disqus? No idea.

  • Cass_m

    Same price I purchased my S6 outright so pricing is reasonable compared to last year. Also why I’m not upgrading this year.

    • jellmoo

      It’s a little hard to gauge since they only have the one storage option, but the S6 on Bell came in at $740 outright for the 32GB model. So there’s definitely a noticeable increase.

    • Cass_m

      I forgot, I chose the 64 version and got from Expansys. Expensive either way to purchase outright.

    • southerndinner

      It’s a shame Samsung doesn’t offer an unlocked version of their phones in Canada. I guess it doesn’t matter too much since the carriers removed the BYOD discount though.

    • Cass_m

      I would rather see a trade in /up program.

    • o3mta3o

      i can’t speak for other companies but rogers does it. i’m not sure why you’d want that though seeing as they offer a small fraction of what the phone is worth in a private sale.

    • o3mta3o

      where are you looking? every provider has a byod price as the standard cost that you add a phone subsidy to. This is either done by adding tiers of plans or simply an added dollar amount on top of the base plan. any price you look at now is the byod price.

  • Fernando RR

    A 32GB edge last year was $849….. not sure if the upgrades justify the $1000

    • Granny is ALIVE!!!!

      To be fair, the CAD has dropped considerably since last year as well. The price increase is much more reasonable than what Apple took in after the CAD fell.

    • Fernando RR

      I guess you are right, I forgot how bad the dollar is right now ..

    • LarryVandemeer

      Last year the canadian dollar was stronger. The CAD has imploded over the last year

    • BriniaSona

      and when the CAD rises, the prices will not drop.

    • Nadefrenzy

      Can’t have our cake nor are we able to eat it.

  • Tom.

    Maybe they’re also trying to make up for the fact they’re throwing a Samsung VR into a purchase?

    Still, I thought I read somewhere that Samsung was going to make the S7 cheaper than the S6…

    • birdman_36

      Kind of impossible for them to do that with an updated camera, liquid cooling, and waterproofing.

    • Tom.

      Wrong.

      Numerous consumer electronics are updated each year and
      you don’t always see a huge price increase for new features. If we did
      they would all be priced right out of a consumer’s affordability.

    • birdman_36

      The price difference likely stems from the difference in the dollar.

      You gotta remember, it’ll be the market’s most premium Android phone.

    • thereasoner

      Correct. The launch price for the S7 is actually cheaper than the S6 launch price south of the border. We are getting screwed because our dollar tanked and it’s current value is pathetic.

    • Tom.

      Really? Because the S6 was on sale without contract at launch for $650 – $700 at US carriers. Where can I find out how much the US launch price for the S7 is? I can’t seem to find it anywhere.

    • thereasoner

      Apparently I can’t quote the site I used for pricing accurately without moderator pending so let me try to change it a bit. I used IB times for my source and at the time the launch price for the GS6 was;
      T-Mobile 32 GB regular phone =$679.99. The same carrier is now offering a slightly cheaper GS7 launch price of $669.99 right now.

      The pricing in the US did vary somewhat last year ranging from $679.99 (T-Mobile ) to $684.99 (AT&T ). Only the behemoth that is Verizon bucked the pricing trend by undercutting it’s competition with an attractive $599.99 price. I didn’t check to see if Verizon is doing that again this year.

    • Liquid5n0w

      The the free gear VR for a preorder applies only to the US.

    • Dean brown

      does not I ordered it from rogers this morning and on the website says it comes with VR headset.

    • le10017

      did you sign a new term? or bought the phone outright? Bell seems to enforce the new contract.

    • Dean brown

      You can’t buy it yet just reservation but it will be contract for me

    • jay

      No

    • SSe

      It also applies if you preorder from Bell or Telus in Canada

    • thereasoner

      It actually is a slightly cheaper launch price in the USA , the Galaxy S6 was more expensive when released. It’s just that our Canadian dollar has tanked, it’s current value is pathetic really !

  • Dr. Savage

    Jeeeeeez those prices are crazy. Looks like my LG G3 will have to do for another year since I don’t have anymore body parts to spare… :/

    • birdman_36

      But the G5 is modular. Lol

  • Techguru86

    And people were saying the Priv was launched too high, Nexus and LG just might be the better options

    • birdman_36

      Or the S6.

    • Nadefrenzy

      For price maybe. But feature set wise, no.

    • Techguru86

      LG and Samsung still have the same screen, but camera ise the G5 will probably be better or equal value and still removable battery will mean longevity with LG

    • Nadefrenzy

      Camera wise the S6 was ahead of the G4. The S7 looks to beat the S6, and LG is now more focused on features and less so on the image quality which would lead me to believe that the trend will only continue. Removable battery isn’t that big an issue in this day and age anymore when almost everyone has an external battery pack and QuickCharge enabled phones.

      Main issue was storage. The IP68 certification is just the cherry on top.

    • Broderick Cool

      Pretty sure LG uses a lcd ips panel for the screen. And Samsung uses a super amoled. So I think Samsung has them beat. And I’d take dual pixels with bright cell technology over LGs camera any day

    • Techguru86

      LG was supposed to be a better low light shot though, which can make or break a camera

    • Broderick Cool

      That’s a little hard to believe, it would have to rely heavily on LGs image processing to produce better low light pictures. Because LG still remains at 16MP. And more light will be allowed into each pixel if there is a lower pixel count, like Samsungs 12MP. Also, the aperture determines how much light is absorbed. LGs rear is f/1.8 and the front is f/2.0, while Samsungs is f/1.7 for front and rear. Considerably better. Happy to see the megapixel war between smartphone competitors is now over. They are focusing on the more important things. But I’d rather have a 5MP f/1.7 front facing camera than a 8MP f/2.0 like the G5 is going to have

  • downhilldude

    Well, a little pricey, but on the other hand $699/$799 USD, on AT&T, so considering the dollar exchange rate it could have been worse… Plus, we get Exynos up here, so Go Canada!

    • will

      Are you sure about the exynos?

    • downhilldude

      Let’s just say, I know a guy…

    • levoila

      Is it better than snapdragon?

    • thereasoner

      People complain that the SD heats up more but others who like to root their phones complain about the lack of ROMs for the Exynos. Performance wise they are probably very similar, especially if you consider that the S7 is equipped with a cooling pipe unlike my S6 which could use one for the Gear VR.

    • Moobid

      Confirmed on the Bell page as it states Octa core whereas Snapdragon is Quad.

  • Techguru86

    And people were moaning about the Priv pricing, welcome to phones in general. But Apple users won’t bat too many eyes paying same for much lesser of a device.

    • birdman_36

      Apple users are purchasing the iPhone 6 at $100 rather than the 6S at $400.

    • Techguru86

      A lot aren’t taking the 6s because if not for force touch the phone is no better

    • birdman_36

      Other than the improved processor and camera. But quite a price difference between the two.

    • KiwiBri

      I always laugh at the $300 price difference argument. These are the same users that are paying $80++ a month for their plans

    • birdman_36

      Nobody wants to pay more than they have to. Even rich people lol

    • norsem4n

      The more RAM.. How comes you guys don’t mention the big difference is the amount of RAM between the 6 and 6s? The 6s has 2GB of RAM! The 6 only 1.

    • Aaron Hoyland

      And not even just the RAM. Faster CPU/GPU and new front and rear cameras as well. Nearly everything inside the phone is new; only the shell is the same. Whether or not that’s worth the money to a consumer is a different argument entirely, but let’s not pretend that it’s the same phone.

    • downhilldude

      Actually, the shell is not even the same. The front looks the same, but the back of the 5.1″ model has curved edges (like Note 5), so is much nicer to hold. Also, the finish is a little different. Has sort of a 3D, pearlized look to it. The Edge model is a different size, so that’s different, too.

    • southerndinner

      The Priv is a turd that no one wants though

  • johentie

    black only for the edge? really? seriously? that is HORRIBLE

    • avikingdj

      Agreed. I was going to get the silver edge. I am not going to settle for color at these prices so no new phone for me. And now I will probably miss out on the “free” VR headset.

    • empathyvirus

      My thought exactly too. Why why why? They always show a variety of colour choices at the launch but then only the dullest one comes to Canada. No fair!!!

    • SSe

      Exactly..I am going to miss out on the Free VR…. Why show different colours if you are only going to launch one!?!

  • monsterduc1000

    Looks like the Nexus 6p is going to get a spike in sales 🙂

    • birdman_36

      Probably not. It’s the least advertised device out there along with HTC.

    • Turanga Leela

      You’d think that, but that probably won’t happen. The LG G3 existed in 5 colours, of which I had zero to choose from thanks to being in Canada. That’s just one example.

  • James Arsenault

    best is wait till pricing for 2 yrs contract drop about $ 150- $ 200 then it is good to buy.

    • manpreet singh

      and pay 80 bucks for 500mb no thanks, going keep my 60 dollars for 6gb data plan

    • KiwiBri

      ouch. Glad i’m grandfathered on my $30 for 6GB 😉

    • Bray

      For now

    • manpreet singh

      That’s with calling and texting

    • Techguru86

      If people are concerned with data plans then go with Eastlink, Wind, the towers are coming and so is the money, yes prices will rise but someone’s got to pay for towers across Canada

  • Mrx1_1

    NO free Samsung virtual reality gift pack for Canada!

    • Max Fireman

      “As a reminder, those who pre-order will also receive the Gear VR headset for free.”

    • Mrx1_1

      Not in Canada!

    • Max Fireman

      Yes, this offer does include Canada. That has been confirmed by Samsung Canada.

    • jellmoo

      According to the entry on the Bell site, it’s included in the pre-order (up until March 7th).

    • Mrx1_1

      Do you have the link please?

    • Max Fireman

      BONUS: order the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and get a complimentary Samsung Gear VR.1

      (1) Offer ends March 7, 2016. Available with new activation or upgrade on a 2-yr term with a Plus plan. Must activate device by April 11, 2016. Allow 10 business days after activation for shipment of Samsung Gear VR.

    • Mrx1_1

      you are right, i’m sorry

  • G.P.

    $499 on a 2 year contract……… talk about bending over and letting Samsung give it to you. Plus you need to sign up for a plan which if you just want 1 gig data is about $85 to $100 a month depending on which carrier. For that price I’d rather have the new HP wp10 announced yesterday.

    • birdman_36

      If you don’t need the same quality apps, go for it.

    • G.P.

      Exactly, apps for me are never the decision maker, I prefer quality and versatility over apps.

  • Fogman

    Seriously, it’s getting too pricey. At those prices, you can buy a really good computer. I just don’t see the point to buy a phone of this value that in a couple of seconds, you can drop it on the floor and smash it… Customers, wait a couple of weeks/months for “better” (reasonable) pricing…

  • demonte21

    I just preorder mine from bell. Got the s7 edge at 399$. As an already Bell customer, they give à 100$ to new activation.

    • Nadefrenzy

      What plan?

  • Ipse

    It was expected to be pricey…my dilemma is how to get the VR headset from Rogers as my Corp plan is only due for renewal March 15th. Talk about timing….Doh!

    • thereasoner

      I would get on them about that, they should be able to do something for you.

    • Ipse

      Yup…and they did: the offer is not valid for business accounts. Dammit.

    • levoila

      Isn’t the VR offered when you register? Can you register the 1st week of March and don’t pick it up until the 15th?

    • Ipse

      For those interested…Rogers stated that the offer is NOT applicable to business accouts. Cr@p

  • southerndinner

    Woah that dollar 🙁

    Thanks Harper

    • Wizzy

      Blaming the price of oil on Harper? Wow you can’t cure stupid.

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  • Eric

    Rogers pre-order is live too

  • Collin dubya

    400 on a 2 year contract, No way! so not worth it

    • KiwiBri

      heh. love how people think these devices should just be given away for free eh?

  • Kyle Van Staden

    You can’t get the S7 Edge off contract during the pre-order.. there’s no option too and I was told by the Telus Support on Twitter. That’s really lame.

    • Puck

      I just found that too. Super annoyed. I’m not sure how it works, I’m assuming that’s the carriers doing? I’m with Telus but I wanted to pre-order it off contract and just transfer my SIM over from my S5 asap.

    • Kyle Van Staden

      yeah, looks like we have to wait till it releases on the March 11th and it in store or online. If you want that free vr headset I guess you’ll miss out on that.

    • KiwiBri

      heh, Go Canadian Wireless Carriers. I think with the Robbers pre-order, when you go instore, you figure out the terms of the deal. Ie. off contract etc

    • downhilldude

      Of course it’s the carrier’s doing. Samsung doesn’t care how they sell a phone. They’re supplying the carriers with a truckload of VR’s for customers preordering the S7, the rest of it is up to the carrier.

    • Assuming it’s using a Nano SIM like the S6, you’ll have to purchase a new SIM before doing that from the S5 anyway, just a heads up.

  • tye buck

    Yikes!!!

  • LeTricolore

    Not surprising with our dollar, but still hard to swallow. I got the S6 last year, so I definitely am not in the market for a new phone. Hopefully our dollar rebounds a little bit in the next year or so, but I am certainly no economist.

  • G.P.

    Fido has the reservation online available for both S7 & S7 Edge

  • NardVa

    I would wait about 6 months for the prices to fall to a more realistic dollar amount.

    • thereasoner

      Our pathetic dollar will still cost us even then unfortunately. That said, I’m going to find out as I’m still several months away from my free update period.

  • norsem4n

    I have my pre-order in for the s7 edge now! 😀

  • ricbax

    Just spoke to Telus. “No Term” price is not really being offered at this time and you MUST purchase a 2-year contract to pre-order this phone. Looks the same with Bell too.

    • thereasoner

      Makes sense, they want their contracts signed. It’s a shame for those who want to buy it outright and get the free Gear VR.

    • ricbax

      Yup… they know that they make more money with contracts versus buying phones outright. People need to start doing the math and stop conforming to these tactics.

    • ShaBi

      I think it has more to do with people wanting the latest and greatest, but don’t want to pay full price or simply don’t have money for it, but they still want it regardless if they ended up paying more in the long run.

      Let’s be honest here, the younger generation today is all about the outer appearance more than anything. They’ll happily add another $500 to their credit cards for those damn Yeezy Boost than putting it towards their student loans.

    • Nadefrenzy

      With how bad the current CAD dollar is, it makes even less sense to buy outright. You can easily score deals of $100-200 on the flagships (contract prices that are still the same numerically as they were when the dollar was stronger). Nobody in their right mind would pay $1000 outright now for a phone regardless if it’s at the same price in USD.

    • Longtin

      You can purchase the device outright directly from Samsung lol the best and easiest way. It comes unlocked also.

    • thereasoner

      I haven’t checked myself but there are those on here that say you can’t. I’m sure there must be a way though, even if one has to wait for a bit. Amazon should be another place you can buy outright and I’ve heard others speak of Exspansys.

    • Longtin

      You’re right, I called and check Samsung and they say to check with your carrier. Carriers don’t normally do it in store so the only way would be Amazon or online through the carrier however that’s locked. It’s easy to unlock it though.

    • Patrick Canlas

      i saw from a post that if you buy it from a samsung store and didnt let them open the box, you can plug in your sim and it will reboot it with your telecom settings. but not sure on when samsung stores will sell it

    • levoila

      Where are the Samsung stores?

    • Longtin

      Carriers make no money when they sell the device outright.

    • ricbax

      So what you are saying is that Samsung charges carriers MRSP?

    • Bray

      Yes we get charged MRSP minus about 30 bucks.

    • h2oflyer

      Of course they do…..they just make more, lots more money selling plans.

    • Marv-O

      just spoke with Rogers, same thing. You cannot pre-order without a new plan/contract.

  • Brad Fortin

    I would never buy a Galaxy for that price. That’s far too much money considering how quickly technology advances now. Samsung can’t just blame their high prices on the dollar – otherwise, every other company’s phones would be outrageously priced as well.

    Where’s Anthony Roberts? Shouldn’t he be here to tell us that the Zenfone 2 is a better deal? Where’s Mo Dabbas to tell us the Moto X Play or OnePlus Two are a better deal? or Max Fireman to tell us the Moto X Pure has an amazing price for better specs?

    For the contract price of the S7 Edge you can buy a Nexus 5X outright and still have money left over for beer!

    After all, who can justify paying those sorts of prices for a phone? Even die-hard fans will have to reconsider their options.

    Surely people will have to remortgage their house to get one of these!

    Talk about a Galaxy S Gouge!

    Those poor Galaxy S-Sheep!

    • Longtin

      Unfortunately every year we will see the same types of people walking in, tricked by some marketing campaign in thinking that it’s the best and greatest when in fact it barely , if any , offers extra value compared to the 6P, G4 even the onePlusTwo (on top of all the devices you’ve mentioned). The device would sell a lot better again if it was priced decently. I personally think the device should be no more than $149 – 199 on a 2yr; including the iPhone 6S.

    • Brad Fortin

      My comment was basically a compilation of the top comments from when the iPhone 6S was announced at the same price.

    • KiwiBri

      I liked wat you did there 😉

    • ShaBi

      Haha! One reason I love reading comments here on MS is you can tell who’s too serious and pretends to not care but writes an essay for replies, and who actually has a sense of humor.

    • Mo Dabbas

      I’m right here.
      Let’s be real. you won’t buy a galaxy coz you already has apple stamped allover you.
      And yes, for the price, and what they can do, something like a Nexus (here is a new addition for you for next time) or oneplus two may be better deal for many who don’t feel like throwing that kind of money on a phone. Also, Oneplus is sending lots of emails of 50 CAD off the OP2 (which makes it at 400). you know, when they’re half the price it doesn’t mean they get half the job done. People who follow the hype (whether they’re S-Sheep or i-Sheep) are free to do whatever they want.
      I myself know won’t get any because: 1) the galaxy S is too small for my liking and 2) the Edge is an idea that I’m not buying yet. Maybe would go for a note 5, but the last time I favored the N6 over the Note 4. So We’ll see how the N6P vs Note 5 workout.

    • Brad Fortin

      You make a lot of terrible assumptions, but I don’t expect much better from you Mo. I don’t “already has” Apple stamped on me, I just use whatever device works best for my needs. That the best device for my needs happens to be an Apple device right now is just timing, not blind loyalty. Next month it might be a Sony device. The month after that it could be Motorola. My SIM card sees the inside of a lot of phones because I’m always looking for the best solution.

      You don’t have to give a Nexus as a “new addition for me for next time” because, if you look at my comment, I already mention the Nexus, but thanks for the redundant recommendation of redundancy.

      Being half the price doesn’t mean getting half the job done, although it does mean you’ll get a USB cable that can (and will) fry any other device you plug it into, like a Pixel.

    • Mo Dabbas

      oh no…. feelings got hurt?

      OnePlus Two port is a custom port with its custom cable. It is not recommended to charge other devices with it, but that doesn’t mean it’s gonna blow each device you connect the phone to.

    • Brad Fortin

      Who’s feelings got hurt, yours? I only said that you make terrible assumptions, no need to take it so hard.

      It’s not a custom port, USB type-C is a standard, and they didn’t follow the standard’s specs. Instead they made a Frankencable that uses the wrong identifier resistor and could end up damaging the device by drawing too much power, like it did with Google engineer Benson Leung’s Chromebook Pixel. You can test it out for yourself just like he did if you don’t believe me.

    • Personally, definitely never buying another OnePlus phone after their horrible customer service. If you like to have after-service support, buy from carriers, or companies that actually offer it, but I’ll warn people away from OnePlus forever until they start using their support and stop relying on the end users to help each other.

    • KiwiBri

      heheheh 🙂

    • mobilesugar

      I see what you did there! Me, I am too cheap to get the latest device anyways. I don’t do much on my phone, I have a PC for that. Last device I got was Moto X first gen two days before it was discontinued which is still great. Even with the newest phone, my usage would still be the same. For a good majority, the Moto E would be enough for sms, Facebook and calls but phone are an accessory now.

  • Ron S

    I’ll wait a few months until all the must have now people pay the outrages prices…at this price point it’s ridiculous.

    • KiwiBri

      its going to be months and months before you see price disocunts. They are still selling the S6 on “sale” and also the S5 and S4 !!

  • GNS

    That’s an outrageous price for a new phone, especially a Samsung. I’d rather stalk Kijiji for a bit and look for people who are upgrading their plans and want to sell their upgrade phone for some quick cash.

  • Turanga Leela

    Can I just buy the damn phone outright and unlocked without carrier bloatware installed on it? Samsung please cut out the middle man! Apple does it, why can’t you? 🙁

    • Longtin

      Apple has tons of bloatware , look at how much space there’s left on the iPhone when you first buy them. You also can’t even remove it off the screen. At least Android let’s you disable and hide the apps completely.

    • Turanga Leela

      I never said they don’t. And with that logic, stock TouchWiz apps from Samsung could be considered bloatware as well. But at least you can buy a phone directly from Apple, without having had a carrier piss all over it and claim it.

    • Longtin

      You can do the same with Samsung . Yes they all have bloatware that’s another way for them to make money. If you want a truly stock experience you would have to go custom OS. Even the 6P has google apps. I was just saying Samsung does it a lot less than iPhone.

    • Turanga Leela

      Ok, where do I buy a Samsung phone, in Canada, that has not been touched by a carrier?

    • Longtin

      Amazon Canada ! Yeah it’s weird how the carriers say you need to go to the manufacturer , and than they turn around and say go to the carriers. They come unlocked and cheaper usually also. Your welcome.

    • Mr_Smoosh

      Are those phones NA or international versions though.

    • levoila

      Mobilicity doesn’t install any on its phones. Hope they’ll offer the s7/s7 edge

    • KrispyInTO

      There are sites that will sell the international versions unlocked such as expansys and 28mobile

  • Longtin

    Rogers is the same price as Bell.
    Are they insane? That’s the problem with the iPhone 6S, why would anyone purchase a device at that price point where there’s equal value out there for $99 or $0 on a 2 year. Makes me laugh why they think they can pull this off. I can’t wait too see all the uneducated people waste their money on a status icon.

    • Steve French

      The reason people won’t purchase the 6s is because the changes compared to the iPhone 6 are extremely nominal (3s touch and 12mp camera), and one of those changes (camera) is less impressive than the previous in some scenarios. add to that that apple made all storage sizes still available and you have the answer as to why the 6s hasn’t been so quickly adopted. it has less to do with price, and more to do with consumers not seeing the extra cost in the device worth the investment due to lack of improvements.

      there are a lot of key differences between the s6 and the s7, the biggest being the re-introduction of the SD card slot. more RAM (not that the s6 has speed issues), a faster focusing camera with better low light capability, ip68 rating, and expandable storage are all huge, immediately recognizable improvements on the phone for everyday users.

    • jellmoo

      Galaxy S7 changes: Better SoC, more RAM, improved camera, IP 68, SD Card expansion…

      iPhone 6S changes: Better SoC, more RAM, improved camera, 3D Touch…

      Yup, the S7 has 1 thing more new to it than the 6S. Stop the presses. The reality is that they are both pretty incremental upgrades. Great updates if you are coming from a device two generations ago (Galaxy S5 or iPhone 5S), but not exactly no brainer updates if you jumped on board with the last gen models (Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6).

    • Steve French

      The 12mp on the 6s camera is widely regarded as a non upgrade. While it allows 4k video recording, the noise levels are significantly higher than the iPhone 6, and the low light is pretty bad.

      On the other hand, all the changes made to the s7s camera should in theory improve on what is already rated the highest cell phone camera available(see dxomark individual camera scores), while even better improving the cameras low light capability.

      Considering the majority of consumers use there phone cameras in low light the vast majority of the time, we can actually consider the 6s a downgrade for a lot of people, while the s7 continues to improve (in theory) in all aspects aside from pixel density.

      The change in the memory situation is also not a nominal change. It’s much needed, but it’s still a large improvement.

      The edge also gets improvements to the edge functionality.

      And 3d touch?? That’s grasping at straws for comparisons.

    • jellmoo

      I’m sorry, the camera comment is blatantly untrue. The 6S camera is widely considered a very good upgrade over the 6, and remains one of the best consumer centric cameras on the market.

      We will really have to wait and see regarding the S7 camera. In all probability it will be fantastic given Samsung’s recent track record, but we can’t call it an amazing super duper upgrade until it’s actually released with final firmware and we can see it in action.

      Again, no we can’t. The 6S camera is an upgrade over the 6. Full stop. And we also can’t just assume that everyone is taking tons of low light shots. People are, I’m sure, but it isn’t the priority for everyone and nothing I’ve read indicates that it is.

      I’m not saying the change to storage is bad, but there is a down side as well. With only a single SKU available, the S7 now requires expansion for a lot of users. Expansion which is going to be slower, and since Samsung isn’t packing in adoptable storage, expansion that won’t house apps. It *is* a good thing, don’t get me wrong, but it isn’t a 100% win.

      Edge functionality does look good, no doubt. I think there’s actually more improvement to the Edge variant than to the S7 proper. I still don’t like the ergonomics of it, but that is admittedly a personal preference.

      How so? It’s a notable feature that quite a few people like. The same can really be said for IP 68 waterproofing. It’s nice, sure, but not something that’s a must have for too many people.

      Honestly, the S7 looks like a fine device. No doubt. But it really isn’t a huge upgrade over the S6, and I think that’s fine. The 6S is in the same boat. They are both incremental product upgrades. It’ll be next gen where we see some greater innovation.

  • jay

    Since Rogers price is not out yet I guess it’ll bit the price from the other two buy 100$ lol Rogers matching price in 3.2.1….

    • Longtin

      Rogers price is out, the author just hasn’t included it yet for some reason. It’s the same price as Bell.

  • marshallpower

    People are weird…they can’t even make the difference between this great phone and a Nexus or an iPhone or an Asus…if you can’t afford it, just don’t get it…after more than 39 months with my Note 2, I’m sure this one will last just as long. I also wanted to get a surface pro 4 tablet but with such a fast phone, I don’t think I’ll need a Surface for when I travel anymore…this is how you count the costs for your own priorities… And with Videotron, I’m sure I’ll still have a great plan, I’ve been paying 49.99 only for 6gb for the first two years and now 59.99 since the 3rd yr. I forgot long ago about the 229$ that it costed on contract.

    You get the best phone with “free” gear VR and probably the best camera on a phone…and you don’t even have to pay 1300$ to get 128gb like some others…

    Can’t wait to get it, I won’t have to come here no more for such precious advice about not getting the best phone.

  • Patrick Canlas

    when you preorder with bell and you want to buy the phone outright, do you need to pay the phone while still in pre-order? coz rogers only asks for 40 bucks for reservations

  • Christian

    hard to order it from bell if they dont want to sell it outright!! all they want is new customes or exixting customers to pay more for a phone ? i pay 60 for my plan and now they want 90 that means ill be paying 720 at end of 2 years plus the 500 i pay upfront… thats 1200 when the phones only 1000 why is that> why do i need to keep paying for my old 3 year contract if the contract is over?

    • Patrick Canlas

      they can sell it outright but they want you to activate a line to them before getting the VR. so it wouldnt be outright at all

    • Christian

      Yes but seems sketchy missleading when they show it kn website but must wait till it’s in store!! Money grab

    • Patrick Canlas

      70 bucks for a new plan in bell, and buying the VR separate will cost you 95 bucks. it doesnt make sense to get it no term and then cancel the plan

    • Christian

      Sorry we aren’t on same page!! New plan is 90 for same plan that I have for 60

    • Patrick Canlas

      yeah i only chose the lowest plan i can get coz i was planning to terminate it once i get the phone. but that strat will not work anymore. 90 is expensive for monthly imho.

    • Christian

      No worries!! Sucks that I can’t pre order the phone outright without some ridiculous contract

    • Patrick Canlas

      preordered mine on a samsung store! VR is included!

    • Christian

      Did u pay full price for phone or buy it with a contract?

    • Patrick Canlas

      its still on pre-order, the launch day is march 11. getting it outright and no carrier included. 😀

    • Christian

      Which Web site? In Canada or American? Send me the link

  • Christian

    Why ever buy a phone on contract it’s a rip off, always paying more for less!! -the price of plans in Canada have nearly doubled since the two year contracts came into effect!!

    • Malek

      Looks like by the galaxy s10 comes out the phone is going to be a 1000 bucks on contract lol

    • Christian

      S10?

    • avikingdj

      For the most part I agree with you but this isn’t always the case.

      Here in Manitoba I pay 65 for my first phone and 50 for my second phone and share 10GB with the share everything plan with unlimited calling and unlimited text and 5 bucks a day for trips to the US. So I pay 115 to be on contract here in MB for the two phones.

      I don’t mind paying a couple hundred bucks for a phone under contract then selling the phone after a year selling the phones for 300 bucks paying off probably a 200 dollar early termination fee and essentially putting the 100 towards the original 200 I paid. So I upgrade every year for about a hundred bucks per line.

      I get that it isnt that good across Canada but its not always a rip off…..just 99% of the time lol

    • Raidan Michaels

      Lucky folks in the Prairie provinces! Ontario has a huge population and we get screwed with huge prices. You would think with more people you can charge less, and with less people you would charge more. Sadly, they know how most people are just like sheep and will pay anything for something new and shiny, so they jack up the prices. Or it has to do with “infrastructure” and maintenance. I should just get a black market sim from the prairies 😛

    • Bray

      Yes and the dollar has also went down over 40%.

  • Luke Perry Glover

    I have the S6 and I just pre-ordered…how stupid of me lol

  • burnerbob70

    Rogers GS6 32gb in 2015 when it first came out was 249.00 on a 2 year, now it will be 399.00??? FREE VR EH? Yeah Right lol um your totally paying for it. AND I think they are still making money on it ha ha. You can get a Samsung VR on eBay for 100.00. No thanks, Mama didn’t raise no fool. I’d say wait until it goes down in price (If it Does) and I’m Sure it will once the VR promo stops. since its only for pre order. It will be interesting to see if the price DOES changes after the promo. It will be a catch 22 for them proof that the VR wasn’t free if the price goes down. OR the Ridiculous price of 399.00 after the promo ends. Sales will fall like our Dollar. Don’t get me wrong I like the Galaxy Series and had them all, but when they took away the freedom of an SD slot and Battery i said SEEE YAAA!! Using an LG G4 32gb with a 69.00 Samsung 128gb sd card. (on Sale) Such a great phone. Totally under rated and the Camera is Awesome

  • burnerbob70

    Samsung if you need some comforting ok ok ill buy your S7…Next year!! when its the same price as the S6 now.

  • Mirek

    It seems that even if you pay 1000 the phone is not unlocked and you don’t get free VR grear. That free gear comes only with 2 year plan to get new customers paying minumum 70. If I want to use my existing plan I pay 1000 and the phone is still locked, but no free stuff. ok I repeat myself. Is it possible to buy the phone unlocked, maybe at Sherway Gardens? I’ll ask, but I think there is some politics by big 3 (:>)

  • Steve French

    The reason this price jump seems so extreme is because after Apple had already increased their Canadian prices based on the falling dollar in March 2015, Samsung only had a moderate price increase for the s6 over the s5 in April 2015. So when you consider a device price of $750 for the s6 at USD/CAD parity, a price of $900 with the CAD at .70 USD is still an undercut. the surprising thing is actually that Apple hasn’t done another market adjustment, since the difference between the CAD and USD is now double what it was when they made the change last March.

  • Omar

    That’s a gross price.

  • @Richard_Hansen

    Looks like I’ll be hanging on to my Galaxy S6 … and my 6gb / $30 data plan.

  • Trevor MS

    Telus won’t sell the phone out right without having to sign a RIP-ME-OFF-CONTRACT first. People should just start calling contracts that and forget saying 2-year contract. I have my old $60 data plan, can’t imagine paying $80 a month for the same thing. I think I’m going to wait for Wind and just buy it out right from them. I get to support Wind a bit too.

  • h2oflyer

    The carriers have got us locked up and screwed because of “competition”.

    Apple and Samsung are at the top of their marketing game and will drive prices continuously higher because of buyers that insist on having the *popular* phone, and of course telling everyone around they can afford this privilege. Just have to be seen in their Lululemon underwear and Canada Goose.

    For those salivating to show off their new S7, Samsung’s got ya! Everyone wanted bigger battery, waterproof and SD. You’re now being asked to pay extra for features that Sony has had for years.

  • h2oflyer

    I see a start up in the making where you lease your phone with accompaning mobile coverage…..wait, isn’t that happening now.

  • Sal

    Those prices…. I’ll pass for now. My upgrade is due at the end of the year so prices should come down by that time.

  • Ivan

    thanks, pre ordered mine, sure im not extactic about the bloatware from rogers but i cannot get my hand on an unlock. second caveat is the battery, but wireless charging makes up for it…really happy thanks to all

  • Iz3man

    Jeeze, I found $299 for my Note 4 on contract to be steep… Honestly, with the fact our carriers don’t offer BYD discounts now I see no reason to not be on contract.. I’m mean Rogers, Telus wind.. All garbage service, at least with Bell I have that loyalty sticker on my account.

    • G.P.

      loyalty means crap to them, which is why I switched last November to Fido for cheaper rates. I’m paying now $49 for a 2 gig plan where as with bell that was a $80 plan. It is all about new clients for Bell they don’t give a crap about existing clients. Purely a numbers game.

    • mobilesugar

      you got it the wrong way, mate. loyalty is rewarded by cell co but has to be earned. Robellus wants you to keep those 60$ for 3gb/6gb plans cause they know you are stuck with them. You will keep paying each month.

  • Rawr

    Talk about limited colour options. What’s the cheapest best plan to go for with decent coverage? Seems Wind is the best deal here.

  • Pierre-André Bergeron

    Edge = 499.99 + 24 months * 85 $ / month = 2 539.99$ for 2 years. Completely CRAZY!

  • jay

    Wow just talked to my boss and he doesn’t want to give me 25% raise and now?

  • Ronald

    Those prices are crazy Samsung isn’t Apple..Galaxy series isn’t a premium brand.

    • mobilesugar

      stop clowning around and get real.

  • marshallpower

    Haha I knew Videotron would be better than Bell….the price just came out…349.95 for the S7 Edge at 79.95/month or 449.95 with the 69.95/month plan…the S7 starts at 249.95$….and if I want to keep my current plan at 59.95 for 6GB, I just probably have to add 100$ and save even more money on the taxes for the 2 years to come…
    S7 Edge, it’s a deal! with free gear VR of course!

    • marshallpower

      For those interested…finally I will have to pay 519.95 to keep my current plan at 59.99 for 6GB but I will save more than 350$ in the end over 24 months instead of taking it at 349.95…and I keep my 6gb instead of their new plan at 5GB…good deal for the Edge! 2254$ before tax instead of 2540 $ as seen below…You have to love Videotron… 😛

  • virgingaming

    no VR if you buy under a corporate plan 🙁

  • Rick Dombrowski

    Come already MTS, put your price out there!!

  • jay

    That are Apple prices But easily can sell an iPhone but android ?

  • Wufai

    I don’t get the people complaining the cost of a flagship phone. why is $1000 such a big deal. It’s a brand new flagship phone. If Samsung deem it is worth $1000 in Canada than so be it! it’s their company and can charge whatever they want. Samsung provides a myriad of phones at lower price point for those who can’t afford the S7. I’m thinking of getting an S5 myself at $300. But I also know 22 year olds with mediocre jobs rocking an S6 edge when it came out last year. I guess I want to say pricing is not an excuse, just how much you like the newest and greatest phone to willing to spend money on it. from my side of the lawn I see lots of my friends using the S6 edge last year, so Samsung must be pricing it right.

  • empathyvirus

    Does anyone know if I can buy an S7 edge unlocked from Samsung’s experience store? I am with Virgin Mobile but they only carry S7, not S7 edge. It’s too troublesome (and perhaps more expensive) for me to get one from Bell or some other carriers then have it unlocked. I want to stay with Virgin Mobile because I have a good data plan with a reasonable price.

    • Marv-O

      you can pre-order the S7 Edge in gold, silver, or black, unlocked and outright, at the Samsung Experience Store (not to be confused with the Samsung Experience Shop at Best Buy). You also get a free 128GB microSD card and a Gear VR kit.

      (not sure why mobilesyrup isn’t reporting this)

    • empathyvirus

      OMG!! Really? I definitely will go order there then. I couldn’t even find their number online. Looks like I have to just go there to place the order in store? Thanks so so much for the info, man! Much appreciated!

    • empathyvirus

      Just did at the store at Sherway Gardens. Gold will only be available on March 28 though. Now patience. 🙂 Thanks again, man!

  • Bitekr

    And some complain blackberry priv is expensive….

  • SSe

    When will the silver and gold S7 edge launch in Canada? It is already available in the states…Any idea why they didn’t launch it in Canada??

    • empathyvirus

      Samsung Experience Store said March 28.

  • empathyvirus

    I am saying this in a new message just so it’s easier for everyone to see. Just pre-ordered a gold S7 edge today from the Samsung Experience Store at Sherway Gardens (Toronto). The phone comes unlocked and you get not only the Gear VR headset but also a 128 gb micro SD card. Gold and silver will only be available starting from March 28. Black comes out on March 11. You only put down a $50 deposit. A shoutout to Marv-O for sharing the scoop first.

  • Timothy Shelley

    I just called the SamSung store in Toronto:
    899$ total for the 5.1″
    999$ total for the Edge!
    Canadian Dollars.

    Preorder comes with a 128GB Samsung SD card, as well as VR headset…
    (^ if from the Samsung store.. for memory card)

    They only take payments in person, which is lame for anyone out of the city.

  • slayerizer

    it’s odd, both S7 and Note5 are 999$ off contract, but they have a 150$ difference on a contract… looks unfair.

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  • herald

    can I use this phone outside of Canada because I travel to much?