Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Apple iPhone 6s – battle of the smartphone giants

It’s the battle of the smartphone kings as Samsung looks to take on Apple with its new Galaxy S7 range.

By - February 23, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
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The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were recently launched at Mobile World Congress, and are set to be available in South Africa from 11 March 2016

The latest iteration of the flagship Android smartphones are expected to cost between $650 and $695 for the 32GB Galaxy S7 and $750 and $795 for the 32GB Galaxy S7 Edge – putting them squarely up against Apple’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

Apple is expected to reveal its iPhone 7 devices later in 2016, which may include hardware and software upgrades to the current Apple flagship smartphones.

For now, though, its S7 vs 6s for the title of must-have smartphone.

Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6s

The Galaxy S7 is slightly bigger and heavier than the iPhone 6s, with a higher-capacity battery, larger and higher-resolution display, and more RAM.

The operating systems see Apple’s latest version of iOS – 9.2.1 – go up against Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow, while the Samsung boasts an IP68 rating – something the 6s does not.

This means the Galaxy is rated as dust, shock, and waterproof.

Front and rear cameras are evenly pegged, while cellular connectivity sees both devices supporting LTE.

Specifications Samsung Galaxy S7 Apple iPhone 6s
Dimensions 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm
Weight 152g 143g
Operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow iOS 9.2.1
Display 5.1″ QHD (1,440 x 2,560) 4.7″ Retina HD (1,334 x 750)
Rear camera 12MP with f/1.7 lens 12MP iSight
Front camera 5MP with f/1.7 lens 5MP
Storage, internal 32/64GB 16/64/128GB
Storage, expandable miroSD up to 200GB
RAM 4GB 2GB
Processor 2.3GHz + 1.6GHz Exynos 8 Octa 8890 /
2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
A9 64-bit
Battery 3,000mAh 1,715mAh
Cellular data LTE, HSPA+ LTE, HSPA+
IP Rating IP68

Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6s

Galaxy S7 Edge vs iPhone 6s Plus

Opposite to its underlings, the S7 Edge is slightly smaller and lighter than the 6s Plus – but the Samsung device takes first place again when it comes to battery capacity.

The displays both come in at 5.5 inches, with the Galaxy S7 sporting QHD resolution (1,440 x 2,560) and the iPhone 6s Plus a Retina HD (1,920 x 1,080) display.

Front and rear cameras are all even, while the Samsung claims victory in the RAM and storage categories – thanks to its microSD card support.

The S7 Edge also includes the IP68 rating, while the iPhone does not.

Specifications Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Dimensions 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm
Weight 157g 192g
Operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow iOS 9.2.1
Display 5.5″ QHD (1,440 x 2,560) 5.5″ Retina HD (1,920 x 1,080)
Rear camera 12MP with f/1.7 lens 12MP iSight
Front camera 5MP with f/1.7 lens 5MP
Storage, internal 32/64GB 16/64/128GB
Storage, expandable miroSD up to 200GB
RAM 4GB 2GB
Processor 2.3GHz + 1.6GHz Exynos 8 Octa 8890 /
2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
A9 64-bit
Battery 3,600mAh 2,750mAh
Cellular data LTE, HSPA+ LTE, HSPA+
IP Rating IP68

Galaxy S7 Edge vs iPhone 6s Plus

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