This is an express comparison between the flagship devices of two most successful mobile manufacturing companies, i.e. Samsung and Apple. Samsung has recently announced Galaxy S7 Edge in MWC 2016, whereas Apple iPhone 6s Plus was launched in September last year. Both the devices are top-notch with great design and best hardware available in the market, but still, both the devices are quite different from each other, especially in terms of software. Where Samsung comes with Android Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI, Apple has their iOS for iPhones. No wonder that both the operating systems have some advantages and disadvantages, so we will not discuss the superiority of one OS on another.

First of all let’s start with a quick comparison sheet between the hardware specifications of both the devices, later on, we will compare them in more detailed manner.

Galaxy S7 Edge vs. iPhone 6s Plus

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 157 grams 192 grams
Display size 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
Display type Super AMOLED IPS LCD
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels
Chipset Snapdragon 820/ Exynos 8890 Apple A9
GPU Adreno 530/ Mali-T880 MP12 PowerVR GT7600
RAM 4 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 32GB, 64GB 16GB, 64GB, 128GB
Primary camera 12 MP 12 MP
Front camera 5 MP 5 MP
Battery 3600 mAh 2750 mAh
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow iOS 9.2.1

Design

Both the devices have a completely different design concept, where Apple has used the all metallic approach, Samsung decided to go with the mixed material, i.e. glass and metal. S7 Edge has a unique curve design on both the side which makes it better to hold in hand, whereas Apple has used the same old design as iPhone 6 Plus. S7 Edge also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel, but this also makes the phone very delicate, and it may shatter off quite easily as compared to iPhone.

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Overall Samsung S7 Edge has a better design in terms of look, but when it comes to durability, iPhone is way ahead of Samsung.

Display

Samsung has gained a title of having best displays on the market for years, and 2016 is nothing different, S7 Edge comes with a 5.5 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display which is very crisp, bright and accurate with over 534 pixels per inch, where as iPhone 6s Plus comes with a 5.5 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD full HD display with 401 pixels per inch, which make it very dull as compared to S7 Edge. Galaxy S7 Edge comes with a new Always on Display feature, which is useful to see the clock or any other information that is useful for users.

In the real world, S7 Edge display makes the images pop out of the screen, while the pictures in iPhone are very dull, warm and tasteless. Though, Apple has introduced a new Force Touch display which is one of its kind and is unique from other mobiles.

Camera

When we compare cameras, both the phones has similar numbers, i.e. 12 MP at the back and 5 MP at the front, but these cameras are very different from each other regarding picture quality. Samsung has provided a bit advanced technology in their camera which make it superior to iPhone camera. You will get best pictures from Samsung in low light conditions with f/1.7 aperture. The pixels size in S7 Edge is 33% larger than iPhone 6s Plus. In addition, the focus capability of S7 Edge is much better than iPhone, and it can continuously capture images in no time without losing the focus.

Both the phones have Optical image stabilisation that helps to get better pictures on the go. When we come to video recording, iPhone has a little advantage as it can capture 1080p videos at 120fps as compared to 60fps in S7 Edge, similarly iPhone can capture 720p videos at 240fps while Edge can capture 720p videos at only 120fps.

When we come to the front camera, both the phone have 5 MP camera, but here also Samsung has provided f/1.7 aperture while Apple has f/2.2 aperture, which means Samsung will capture better low-light images.

Hardware and Software

Both the smartphones uses a different SoC and GPU, where Samsung uses Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 chipset, iPhone 6s Plus comes with their A9 chipset. Both the SoC are great in performance, and there is no lag or whatsoever while using these smartphones or doing extreme multi-tasking.

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S7 Edge again has some advantage when it comes to battery life as it comes with bigger 3600 mAh battery while iPhone 6s Plus has only 2750 mAh battery. S7 Edge also features fast charging and wireless charging which is missing from iPhone. Other features on both the devices are pretty much standard and same.

Comparison Summary

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Apple iPhone 6s Plus
Positive

  • Unique curve design.
  • Latest processor with 4GB RAM
  • Latest Android OS version.
  • Awesome camera with f/1.7
  • Bigger 3600 mAh battery
  • Quad HD resolution
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Memory card support.
  • Dust and waterproof over 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.
Positive

  • Optimised OS and regular updates
  • Fastest processor till now in any Apple device.
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Force Touch Display
Negative

  • Delicate build quality
  • No full HD display.
  • No USB Type-C port.
  • No Quick Charge 3.0 support.
Negative

  • No Quad HD resolution. IPS display. Colour reproduction is not good as compared to S7 Edge.
  • Monotonous Apple Design and user interface.
  • No external card slot.

In our comparison, Galaxy S7 Edge is a clear winner, but at last the personal choice and comfort matters a lot, therefore we have just compared the specifications of both the devices, and now it is up to you to choose the device that suits you better.

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