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How do you choose a mobile phone? Is it based on new features and specifications, or the price?

The answer will depend on which side of the fence you are on. But, in all likelihood, if your basis is your budget, specifications would come as a second priority.

So, between the iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which one will be cheaper?

Based on numbers alone, the iPhone 7 Plus will cost higher, but only by a few margins. Apple, over the last few years, has been consistent in their iPhone pricing. So, if the iPhone 6s Plus costs €859 in Europe, the iPhone 7 Plus is likely to be priced around that figure. The Galaxy Note 7, on the other hand, is reported to start at €849 in the European market, which is approximately €10 less.

With that kind of difference, you may have to go down to specifics. That is, make a choice based on specifications and new features. What’s a €10 difference if it means better performance?



iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Specs

Display

Galaxy Note 7 is 0.2 inches bigger than the iPhone 7 Plus. But the resolution and the use of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 are the same.

Storage

iPhone 7 Plus has an edge with 3 available versions of 32, 128 and 256GB. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 may start at 64 GB, but anything else would be through the use of a microSD of up to 256 GB.

CPU

Samsung has the Samsung Exynos Octa 8890 (64-bit), while the iPhone has A10 processor. How one fares against the other remains to be seen.

RAM

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 gives the iPhone 7 Plus a run for its money with a 4GB RAM.

Front camera

Although both models have the same 5MP front camera, the iPhone has a wide-angle lens.

Rear camera

Although both models have the same 12MP rear camera with OIS, the iPhone has dual lens.

Other features

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 features IP68 water and dust proofing, iris scanner, fingerprint scanner and S-pen Capacitive Stylus.

iPhone 7 Plus features waterproofing, fingerprint scanner, 3D Touch and SMART connector.

Based on the specs listed above, it will be easier to identify which mobile device you will be able to save more, even when you end up paying more. The opposite may be also true. That is, you pay less but gain more in the process. It all comes down to what you need your mobile phone for.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is now available in 10 countries, while the iPhone 7 Plus is set to be released in September.

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