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Samsung has released its Galaxy S7 handset in March 2016, alongside the S7 Edge phablet, while Huawei has announced its P9 smartphone almost three weeks ago. Today we’re going to compare these two mobile devices and depending on your needs, you will choose the right phone.


The dimensions of the Galaxy S7 are 142.4×69.6×7.9mm, resulting in a total weight of 152 grams. The back of this flagship is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and the sides are protected by a metal frame, but overall, this new model looks just like its predecessor. On the other hand, the Huawei P9 is slimmer and lighter, as it measures 145×70.9x7mm and weights 144 grams, but the phone has a metal body with a horizontal strip made of glass at the top, where’s placed the Leica camera setup. Below, you’ll see the fingerprint scanner, while the S7 has it hidden inside the home button.


The Samsung Galaxy S7 has 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 Huawei P9 has a slightly larger IPS-NEO LCD display of 5.2-inch with a lower resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 423 ppi and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4, as well.

Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM

The Samsung Galaxy S7 comes in two variants, as follows:

– Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 Octa
– Processor: two Kryo cores clocked at 2.15GHz + two Kryo cores clocked at 1.6GHz or four Mongoose cores clocked at 2.3GHz + four A53 cores clocked at 1.6GHz
– Graphics Card: Adreno 530 or Mali-T880 MP12
– RAM: 4GB of RAM.

On the other hand, the Huawei P9 features a HiSilicon Kirin 955 chipset, an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A53 CPU clocked at 1.8GHz and a quad-core Cortex A72 CPU clocked at 2.5GHz, a Mali-T880 MP4 graphics card and 3GB or 4GB of RAM.


Both devices come in two internal storage variants of 32GB and 64GB. However, you can expand the Galaxy S7’s internal storage up to 200GB, while the Huawei P9 features a card slot that supports microSD cards up to 128GB.


The Galaxy S7 sports a primary camera of 12MP that offers OIS, LED flash, phase detection autofocus, auto HDR, panorama, geo-tagging and a secondary camera of 5MP. The Huawei P9 has a dual-primary camera of 12MP with dual-LED flash, phase detection autofocus, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama and a secondary camera of 8MP.


Both devices come with a non-removable battery of 3000 mAh.

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