Following the radical design changes seen in the Galaxy S6 series, Samsung upped the ante with the release of the successor Galaxy S7. Apple, on the other hand, released a beautifully designed iPhone 6S with a pocket-friendly 4.7-inch screen size. Here, in this post, readers can check out the comparison of Galaxy S7 & iPhone 6S based on the similarities and differences in configurations, style and price.
Even though, Samsung devices are known for featuring top-of-the-shelf configurations, the Galaxy series did not make a name for itself, for a long time, especially when it comes to design. This is where Apple has been scoring hands down with every iPhone.
But, this time around, Samsung managed to get the design and configurations perfectly attuned to bring out a spectacular device in Galaxy S7. Apple, on the other hand, made incremental upgrades to the well-received iPhone 6, and released the device as iPhone 6S.
Design & Display
Samsung?s Galaxy S7 features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display, packed with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels QHD resolution. In comparison, Apple?s iPhone 6S flaunts a 4.7-inch LCD display and 1,334 x 750 pixels resolution.
Going by the display configuration, it?s easy to deduce that Samsung has an advantage over Apple as it has better pixel density, brighter screen and the impressive AMOLED display technology complements it. Even though Apple?s display cannot compete with Samsung?s, it has the pressure-sensitive ?3D Touch? technology onboard, which is still evolving.
Design-wise, Forbes recently noted that when it comes to exterior design,?Apple has a slight advantage. This is precisely because the aluminum chassis of the iPhone 6S is much better than the fragile glass panel of the Galaxy S7.
But then, Samsung?s choice of glass back in S7 is justified because ?wireless charging? works with this material, while aluminum does not allow such a feature.
Specs & Features
Under the hood, the U.S. version of Galaxy S7 comes powered by Qualcomm?s Snapdragon 820, while the global variant makes use of Samsung?s own Exynos 8890 chipset. Both versions are backed by 4GB of RAM. Meanwhile, the iPhone 6S is powered by the latest Apple A9 chipset with 2GB of RAM backing the device.
Going by the specs, Samsung might look stronger. However, in reality, the iPhone 6S reportedly offers better performance on a consistent basis. It does not mean that the S7 is slower than the 6S. But, as it turns out, Samsung device owners usually experience lag after a couple of weeks of usage because of the Android customizations, while the iPhones manage to stay solid.
Camera-wise, both Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6S sport a 12MP sensor at the back and a 5MP shooter at the front. However, Samsung?s Sony IMX260 F1.7 sensor beats the iPhone sensor in many ways, especially with low light shooting.
Samsung?s ?Dual Pixel? technology, 4K video and OIS support are truly exceptional in the S7 series, while Apple?s device doesn?t bring anything new to the table.
Speaking of battery configuration, the S7 comes equipped with a 3,000mAh cell, whereas the iPhone 6S carries a 1,715mAh battery unit. Needless to say, it is very easy to pick the winner in this category.
Moreover, both handsets feature a fingerprint scanner in the home button. While the Galaxy S7 flaunts IP68 rating, wireless charging and expandable storage, the iPhone 6s doesn?t.
The 32GB version of the Galaxy S7 retails at $699, but Apple doesn?t offer a 32GB model. Hence, the 16GB version of the iPhone 6S sets the buyers back by $649, while the 64GB and 128GB variants come for $749 and $849, respectively.
The Winner Is?
Samsung?s Galaxy S7 comes with a brilliant display and a stand-out camera unit. It offers much-better battery life and has wireless charging option onboard. To top it off, the S7 comes with a water resistant exterior, expandable storage option, and a relatively cheaper price for the base model.
However, the South Korean tech giant?s mindless customizations bring the hardware and software performances down. This is exactly where Apple hits a homerun. Nevertheless, looking at the advantages of this Android handset, it is easy to say the Galaxy S7 offers better value for money.