The Galaxy S7 is the star of the Android world right now. It is the best phone you can buy, and there are plenty more in the market. Samsung has finally launched the Galaxy S7 and edge. But when you want to compare Galaxy and iphone are the major highlights in the market, especially in Samsung Galaxy S7 and Apple iPhone 7/iPhone 6S/6s Plus.
We compare iPhone 7/6S and Samsung Galaxy S7 in aspects including specs, prices, features etc.
Samsung Galaxy S7
- Display: 5.1in Super AMOLED 2560×1440 pixels (QHD), 577ppi (Galaxy S7 edge: 5.5in, 534ppi)
- Storage: 32GB on board (larger capacity models MAY be available), microSD slot
- CPU and RAM: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820/Samsung Exynos 8890 processor (region dependent), 4GB RAM
- Front Camera: 5MP
- Rear Camera: 12.2MP, f/1.7 aperture, 1.4um pixels, dual-pixel 100% phase detection sensor
- IP68 water and dust proofing (1.5m submersion up to 30 minutes)
- Battery: 3,000mAh (Galaxy S7 edge: 3,600mAh) NON-removable
- Display: 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Force Touch, but likely with a QHD display of 2560 x 1440 resolution
- Storage: 32GB/64GB/128GB/256GB
- CPU and RAM: A10 processor, 3GB RAM
- Front Camera: 5MP with wide angle lens
- Rear Camera: 12MP, 4K video recording, optical image stabilization
- Waterproofing- still waiting in iphone.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 VS IPHONE 6S: DESIGN
The Galaxy S6 was the prettiest phone Samsung’s ever made. It ditched the horrid plastic backs seen on past Galaxy phones, replacing them with a wonderfully luxurious mix of glass and metal. The design made the Galaxy S6 look and feel premium.
However, its design still didn’t completely beat Apple’s. While the iPhone 6S’ design doesn’t radically differ from its predecessors, the iPhone 6, it remains one of, if not the best looking phone on the market, even when compared to the S6. The Galaxy S7 is a little trickier as Samsung’s made a number of small, but important design changes to its latest flagship. The camera sensor bump is gone and Samsung’s added a slight curvature to the back.
GALAXY S7 VS IPHONE 6S: DISPLAY
The Samsung Galaxy S7’s display is on paper all but identical to the S6’s. This means it once again it is radically sharper than the iPhone 6S’ screen, and will once again display deeper blacks, thanks to its Super AMOLED tech.
For those that don’t how AMOLED technology works to help screens display deeper and richer blacks by electrically charging each individual pixel when generating colours, letting them create blacks simply by turning off the relevant pixels. This means in general the Galaxy S7, like the S6, should have a more vibrant and sharp display than the iPhone 6S.
However, the Galaxy S7’s screen doesn’t feature a competitor to Apple 3D touch. 3D Touch is a nifty feature that lets the iPhone’s screen detect varying amounts of pressure. It can be used to enact a variety of tasks, like previewing emails and websites. For iPhone 6S owners familiar with 3D Touch, the lack of an equivalent feature on the Galaxy S7 could be a sticking point.
GALAXY S7 VS IPHONE 6S: BATTERY
Neither the Galaxy S6 of iPhone 6S have great battery life. With regular use both phones struggle to last a full day off one charge. Faced with demanding tasks like 3D gaming, GPS services, or video streaming both also outright gush battery charges.
To get round this, Samsung’s loaded the Galaxy S7 with a sizable 3,000 mAh cell battery. The battery dwarfs the 1,715 mAh battery included in the iPhone 6S and hopefully means we’ll finally be able to enjoy a flagship smartphone that can consistently survive a full day’s use off a single charge.
IPhone 6S/iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7: OS and Software [iOS 10 v/s Marshmallow 10]
Since iPhone 6s is armed with iOS 9, it’s an easy guess that iPhone 7 will ship with the much-rumored iOS 10 and it really does. Partly because there are many complaints about errors and bugs after iOS 9 upgrade, the new iOS 10 might focus on stability improvements, bug fixing and size reducing. Of course, speaking of iOS 10, you can update your iPhone 6s iOS 9 to iOS 10, but prepare well for iOS 10 update problems.
For Samsung Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 7 in this regard, Galaxy S7 on the other hand, comes out to pair with the new Android 6.0 M OS rather than the current Android Lollipop. The Android M 6.0 arrives with improved notification features as well as Android TV and Android Auto support. Without doubt that both OS will bring some improvements and exciting new features, and the favoured OS between iOS 10 and Android 6.0 M will determine the winner of iPhone 7 v/s Galaxy S7 comparisons.
Compare iPhone 7/6S and Samsung Galaxy 7: Camera
The ability to taking pictures is another main battleground in the Apple iPhone 7 v/s Samsung Galaxy S7 battle. The Samsung Galaxy S7 will house the best Android camera. Exactly, Galaxy S7 sports with a 12MP rear camera with dual pixel and 5MP front camera.
Apple responds to this strongly: 12 megapixel iSight cameras rather than the 8-megapixel sensors in previous iPhones and a 5-megapixel Face Time HD camera with Retina Flash. It will be a tough choice between Samsung Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7 if all the rumors come true. But Apple also adds 4K recording in the camera, which gives iPhone 6S/7 an extra advantage over Samsung Galaxy S7.
Galaxy S7 v/s iPhone 6S: price and conclusion
We all know that iPhones don’t come cheap; it’s one of the reasons many people choose an Android device. But the Galaxy S7 is a chart-topping flagship that sits upon the same pedestal as the latest iPhone. Because of this, their prices pretty much mirror each other. When the S6 launched, it started at US$600. The S7 will sit in the same bracket. The iPhone occupies this price range, as well. If you’re looking at buying either one of these devices, money is likely not an object, so there’s little to tell them apart here. Otherwise, you’re coming to the end of your contract or you’re due an upgrade, in which case, again, money is irrelevant.
It’s worth noting that the Galaxy S7 marks the return of microSD card support, which means an easy way to gain a huge amount of additional storage. This is something that the iPhone seems unlikely to ever adopt. This time Samsung is better than iphone 6s in my point of view, but finger cross when the iphone 7 will be launched than the scene will be different.