At first glance the Galaxy S7 looks like a clone of its predecessor the Galaxy S6, thanks to its near-identical size, shape, and footprint.
Pick it up however, and it feels more comfortable in the hands, thanks to its curvier back. This new, rounder design offers a more solid grip, at the expense of making the handset feel a little thicker. Illusion or not though, the extra comfort is welcome.
Build quality is as solid as ever, leaving no doubts surrounding its premium status, and it also has the benefit of being IP68 rated - which means it'll survive accidental spills and drops (without requiring the ugly rubber microUSB port plug that plagued the Galaxy S5).
Another major (and welcome) design change comes to the rear camera, which sticks out far less than the one on the Galaxy S6. It's not quite completely flush, but at 0.46mm, it's certainly not going to get in your way too much.