Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S6 – specifications and features comparison

Samsung recently unveiled its Galaxy S7 range of Android smartphones, promising next-generation devices that form the heart of its “connected Galaxy experience”.

The devices were shown off at Mobile World Congress 2016.

Pre-orders for the new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are set to open soon, with their launch to follow on 11 March 2016.

South Africa will be among the countries to receive the devices on launch day.

Local pricing has yet to be confirmed, but initial indications are that in the US the 32GB Galaxy S7 will cost between $650 and $695, while the 32GB Galaxy S7 Edge will cost between and $750 and $795.

The tables and infographics below show how the S7 range has improved over the S6 range.


Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Galaxy S6 Edge and Edge+

Specifications Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Dimensions 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm 154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm 142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm
Weight 157g 153g 132g
Operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 5.1 Lollipop Android 5.0
Display 5.5″ QHD (1,440 x 2,560) 5.7″ QHD (1,440 x 2,560) 5.1″ QHD (1,440 x 2,560)
Rear camera 12MP with f/1.7 lens 16MP with f/1.9 lens 16MP
Front camera 5MP with f/1.7 lens 5MP with f/1.9 lens 5MP
Storage, internal 32/64GB 32/64GB 32/64/128GB
Storage, expandable miroSD up to 200GB microSD No
RAM 4GB 4GB 3GB
Processor 2.3GHz + 1.6GHz Exynos 8 Octa 8890 /
2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
2.1GHz + 1.5GHz octa-core Exynos 7420 2.1GHz + 1.5GHz octa-core Exynos 7420
Battery 3,600mAh 3,000mAh 2,600mAh
Cellular data LTE, HSPA+ LTE, HSPA+ LTE, HSPA+
IP rating IP68 None None

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and S7 edge comparison


Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S6

Specifications Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S6
Dimensions 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm
Weight 152g 138g
Operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 5.0
Display 5.1″ QHD (1,440 x 2,560) 5.1″ QHD (1,440 x 2,560)
Rear camera 12MP with f/1.7 lens 16MP
Front camera 5MP with f/1.7 lens 5MP
Storage, internal 32/64GB 32/64/128GB
Storage, expandable miroSD up to 200GB No
RAM 4GB 3GB
Processor 2.3GHz + 1.6GHz Exynos 8 Octa 8890 /
2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
2.1GHz + 1.5GHz octa-core Exynos 7420
Battery 3,000mAh 2,550mAh
Cellular data LTE, HSPA+ LTE, HSPA+

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Jan Vermeulen is a guest of Samsung at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona.

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