The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has been released in April 2015, while the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is expected to be released sometime in March 2016. Today we’re going to compare them and let you decide if it’s worth to upgrade from the Galaxy S6 Edge to the Galaxy S7 Edge.
The Galaxy S6 measures 142.1×70.1x7mm and weights 132 grams. On the other hand, the Galaxy S7 Edge is thicker and heaver, as it measures 150.9×72.6×7.7mm and weights 157 grams. There’s no considerable change in terms of design, as the new model has the same glass back with a protruding square camera, it has a curved metal frame and the available variants of colors for the back are Black, White, Gold and Silver.
The Galaxy S6 Edge devices features a Super AMOLED display of 5.1-inch that supports a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 577 ppi. The Galaxy S7 Edge has received a much larger display of 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 534 ppi.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Galaxy S6 Edge has an Exynos 7420 Octa chipset supporting an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.5GHz and a quad-core Cortex A57 processor clocked at 2.1GHz, a Mali-T760MP8 graphics card and 3GB of RAM. The Galaxy S7 Edge comes in two variants of chipsets, processors and graphics cards as follow:
– A Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset, a quad-core processor formed from a dual-core Kryo processor clocked at 1.6GHz and a dual-core Kryo processor clocked at 2.15GHz and a Adreno 530 graphics card;
– A Exynos 8890 Octa chipset, an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 2.3GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.6GHz and a Mali-T880 MP12 graphics card.
Both Galaxy S7 Edge variants come with 4GB of RAM.
The Galaxy S6 Edge has been released in three internal storage variants of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, but it doesn’t feature a card slot for storage expansion. The Galaxy S7 Edge comes in two internal storage variants of 32GB and 64GB, which you will be able to expand up to 200GB using a microSD card.
The Galaxy S6 Edge sports a primary camera of 16MP (found on the rear side of the device) that features OIS, LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, auto-HDR, panorama and a secondary camera of 5MP (found on the front side of the handset). The Galaxy S7 Edge has a primary camera of 12MP that features OIS, LED flash, autofocus, touch focus, auto-HDR, panorama and a secondary camera of 5MP.
Both devices come with non-removable batteries, but the one that powers the Galaxy S6 Edge device has a capacity of 2600 mAh, while the Galaxy S7 Edge has a unit with 1000mAh of additional juice.
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