Samsung has just updated its premium Android flagship smartphone line-up, with the launch of the much-anticipated Galaxy S7 at MWC 2016. With that in mind, we thought it would be good opportunity to give the iPhone 6S another run for its money.

Also read: Galaxy S7 released in MWC 2016: Price, Specs and Availability details

Design

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When it comes design, both the devices are quite good looking. The S7 is a bit thinner than the iPhone and features a glass and metal combination body. On the other side, Apple features a full metal body that also has a nice finish to it. In terms of design, it is a tough call to say which of the two handsets wins, and since it is a rather objective matter, it is left for you to judge which looks better to your eyes.

Specs and software

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Galaxy S7

The Samsung Galaxy S7 sports a 5.1 inches wide IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (~576 ppi pixel density) and 16M colors.

Underneath the hood, the phone is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820/ Exynos 8890 Octa processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM at and 32GB of internal storage and Adreno 530/ Mali-T880 MP12 GPU. The internal storage is expandable via external microSD card.

Camera wise, the primary shooter, located on the rear, shoots at 12MP and has an aperture of f/1.7. As for the front camera, the device comes with a 5MP shooter.

In terms of connectivity, the S7 has been fitted with LTE antennas, 3G, GPS (with A-GPS), WiFi, Bluetooth v4.2, FM radio and Nano-SIM.

To accommodate the HD 5.1-inch screen, Samsung has backed the device up with a humongous non-removable 3,000mAh battery. The device will be featuring quick charging along with wireless charging.

Dimensions wise, the S7 measures 143.4 x 70.8 x 6.9 mm (5.65 x 2.79 x 0.27 in).

The phablet will come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow straight out of the box, skinned under Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.

Apple Inc. iPhone 6S 2015.
Apple Inc. iPhone 6S 2015.

iPhone 6S

Moving on, the iPhone 6S sports a 4.7 inches wide IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, with a resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density) and 16M colors.

Underneath the hood, the phone is powered by a Dual-core Apple A9 processor clocked at 1.84 GHz, coupled with 2GB of RAM at and 16/64/128 GB of internal storage and PowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics) GPU.

Camera wise, the primary shooter, located on the rear, shoots at 12MP and has an aperture of f/2.2. As for the front camera, the device comes with a 5MP shooter.

In terms of connectivity, the iPhone 6S has been fitted with LTE antennas, 3G, GPS (with A-GPS), WiFi, Bluetoot, FM radio and Nano-SIM.

To accommodate the HD 4.7-inch screen, Apple has backed the device up with a  non-removable 1,715mAh battery. The device will be featuring quick charging along with wireless charging. Apple claims that the battery can provide up to 14 hours of backup.

Dimensions wise, the iPhone 6S measures 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in) and weighs 143 g (5.04 oz).

The device comes with iOS 9, which is upgradable to iOS 9.2.

Furthermore, Samsung had compared the two devices a lot in its launch event, claiming that their images have 3X more pixels than the images taken from an iPhone 6S.

The Verdict

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We think that both the devices are quite premium offerings. The battle can definitely turn into a supported operating system based war. However, the S7 does get the edge over the 6S, with the new camera module, improved battery capacity and an internal memory expansion slot.

Photo Credit for Galaxy S7: The Verge, Engadget, Gizmodo

 

1 COMMENT

  1. The iphone is like a childs toy compared to the S7, with a resoultion of 720p only belongs on budget smartphones these days. no waterproof no wireless charging only 2gb compared to 4gb ddr4 ram no full nfc, no ois on the camera, no sd card, come on seriously!

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