Samsung Galaxy S7 is about to be released soon, while the iPhone 6 has been on the market for one year and a half, being Apple’s first larger iPhone, without taking into consideration the phablet version. Samsung has made significant changes to the design of the Galaxy S6, ditching the ugly plastic shell with perforated dots and the S7 was identical to its predecessor. Anyway, let’s see what differences are between the S7 and the iPhone 6.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 measures 142.4×69.6×7.9mm and weights 152 grams. As we told you in the intro, this new flagship looks exactly like its predecessor, featuring a glass back and a metal frame. On the other hand, the iPhone 6 is thinner and lighter as it measures 138.1x67x6.9mm and weights 129 grams. Its body is made, as usual, of aluminum, and it has those specific lines at the top and bottom of the back, which are hiding the radio antennas.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 has a Super AMOLED display of 5.1-inch, which supports a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 577 ppi and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The iPhone 6 has been released with a smaller IPS LCD display of 4.7-inch that supports a lower resolution of 1334×750 pixels at 326 ppi and it’s protected by an ion-strengthened glass. The previous iPhone 5S was released with a 4-inch screen, so this was a proof of evolution from Apple.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Samsung Galaxy S7 comes in two variants, as follows:
– 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, an Adreno 530 graphics card and 4GB of RAM;
– an Exynos 8890 Octa chipset, an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.6GHz and a quad-core Mongoose processor clocked at 2.3GHz, a Mali-T880 MP12 graphics card and 4GB of RAM.
The iPhone 6 houses an Apple A8 chipset, a dual-core Typhoon processor clocked at 1.4GHz, a PowerVR GX6450 graphics card and 1GB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 will be released in two internal storage variants of 32GB and 64GB, which you will be able to expand up to 200GB using a microSD card. On the other hand, the iPhone 6 has comes in three internal storage variants of 16GB, 64GB and 128GB, but it doesn’t offer a card slot for storage expansion.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 sports a primary camera of 12MP (found on the rear side of the device) that supports OIS, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, panorama, HDR and a secondary camera of 5MP (found on the front side of the smartphone). The iPhone 6 has a primary camera of 8MP with dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama and a secondary camera of only 1.2MP.
Both smartphones come with non-removable batteries, but the 3000 mAh one found on the Samsung Galaxy S7 is way more powerful than the 1810 mAh battery of the iPhone 6.