The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is about to be released this month, while the iPhone 6S Plus has been on the market since September 2015. Today we’re going to compare them and let you decide if you want to wait for the Galaxy S7 Edge to hit the stores or just purchase the iPhone 6s Plus.
The Galaxy S7 Edge measures 150.9×72.6×7.7mm and weights 157 grams. Its design is no different from that of its predecessor, featuring the same shiny glossy back and a metal frame, but the dust and water protection is back, after Samsung has removed it from the Galaxy S6. On the other hand, the iPhone 6S Plus is thinner and heavier as it measures 158.2×77.9×7.3mm and weights 192 grams and likewise its predecessor, it has an aluminum body, but made of a tougher alloy which no longer bends.
The Galaxy S7 Edge comes with a super AMOLED display of 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 534 ppi and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The iPhone 6s Plus has an IPS LCD display of 5.5-inch that supports a lower resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 401 ppi and its protected by an ion-strengthened glass.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Galaxy S7 Edge will be released in two variants of chips, processors and graphics cards, as below:
– a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset, a quad-core processor formed from a dual-core Kryo processor clocked at 2.15GHz and a dual-core Kryo processor clocked at 1.6GHz and an Adreno 530 graphics card;
– an Exynos 8890 Octa chipset, an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core processor clocked at 2.6GHz and a quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz and a Mali-T880 MP12 graphics card.
Both of the Galaxy S7 Edge variants will support 4GB of RAM.
The iPhone 6S Plus has an Apple A9 chipset, a dual-core Twister processor clocked at 1.84GHz, a PowerVR GT7600 graphics card and only 2GB of RAM.
The Galaxy S7 Edge will come in two internal storage variants of 32GB and 64GB, which you will be able to expand up to 200GB using a microSD card. The iPhone 6S Plus has been released in three internal storage variants of 16GB, 64GB and 128GB, but it doesn’t support a card slot for storage expansion.
The Galaxy S7 Edge will feature a primary camera of 12MP (found on the rear side of the device) that features OIS, LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, auto HDR, panorama, face detection and a secondary camera of 5MP. The iPhone 6s Plus sports a primary camera of 12MP with autofocus, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and the secondary camera is 5MP.
The Galaxy S7 Edge will come with a battery of 3600 mAh (non-removable), which is way more powerful than the 2750 mAh (non-removable) cell that is powering the iPhone 6S Plus.