Samsung has launched its Galaxy S6 Edge device back in April 2015, while its successor, the Galaxy S7 Edge, has just been released a few days ago. Today we’re going to compare these two devices and let you decide if you want to get the old handset or the new one.
The Galaxy S6 Edge measures 142.1×70.1x7mm and weights 132 grams. On the other hand, the Galaxy S7 Edge is much taller, thicker and heavier, as it measures 150.9×72.6×7.7mm and weights 157 grams. But in terms of design, they’re identical, featuring a glass back available in four variants of colors, but they have in common Black, White, Gold shades, and while the S6 Edge offers a Green Emerald version, the S7 Edge has a Silver model.
The Galaxy S6 Edge comes with a super AMOLED display of 5.1-inch that supports a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 577 ppi and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The Galaxy S7 Edge has a bigger super AMOLED display of 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels at 535 ppi and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. As you can see, the only differences between these two displays are their sizes.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Galaxy S6 Edge features an Exynos 7420 Octa chipset, an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A7 processor clocked at 2.1GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, a Mali-T760MP8 graphics card and 3GB of RAM. The Galaxy S7 Edge has been released in two variants, as follows:
– a Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 chipset, a quad-core processor formed from a dual-core Kryo clocked at 2.15GHz and a dual-core Kryo clocked at 1.6GHz, an Adreno 530 graphics card and 4GB of RAM;
– an Exynos 8890 Octa chipset, an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Mongoose clocked at 2.3GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 clocked at 1.6GHz, a Mali-T880 MP12 graphics card and 4GB of RAM.
The Galaxy S6 Edge has been released in three internal storage variants of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, but it doesn’t offer a card slot for storage expansion. On the other hand, the Galaxy S7 Edge comes in two internal storage variants of 32GB and 64GB, which you can expand up to 200GB using a microSD card.
The Galaxy S6 Edge sports a primary camera of 16MP that features OIS, autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR and a secondary camera of 5MP. The Galaxy S7 Edge has a primary camera of 12MP with LED flash, OIS, autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, auto-HDR, panorama, face detection and a secondary camera of 5MP.
Both devices have non-removable batteries, but the Galaxy S6 Edge has a 2600 mAh one, which is weaker than the 3600 mAh battery that the Galaxy S7 Edge comes with.
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