Battle of Smartphones: iPhone 6S vs. Samsung Galaxy S7


Trying to decide which one between the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the iPhone 6S is better is not easy. Both phones are high-end offerings that have massive followings. Both phones also boast a set of great features any average mobile users will be practically mesmerized with. In our attempt to help you decide, we’ve created this guide to compare two of the most popular phones in the market today.



At first glance, both phones look sleeker and smarter than ever. But going deeper, you’ll see that the Galaxy S7 is thicker the iPhone 6S. It features a metal allow construction with glass front and back. It’s also IP68 certified. iPhone 6S, on one hand, features the Series 7000 anodized aluminum back available in a number of color options. Compared with previous Galaxy Phone, the latest Samsung offering looks and feels premium. As for the iPhone’s 7, it’s curvier and easier to handle.


When it comes to display, the Galaxy S7 boasts a sharper display than iPhone 6S. The Samsung flagship phone features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with impressive 2560 x 1440 resolution. It’s not much different than the Galaxy S6, which means it’s ahead of iPhone in terms of sharpness. IPhone, on one hand, features a 4.7-inch IPS LCD with 1334×750 resolution. While iPhone 6S’s resolution is not much, the phone does have a new feature called the 3D touch, which makes it a better upgrade than the iPhone 6.



In terms of performance, the Galaxy S7 is 30% better than its predecessor. It is powered by the Exynos 8890 processor with 4GB RAM. Add to that the memory upgrade and you’ve got a killer phone with the Galaxy S7. Meanwhile, iPhone 6S is powered by the A9-chip with half the RAM of the S7 at 2GB. General usage suggests that iPhone 6S is at par in performance with Galaxy S7 but overall, the latter may hold the advantage at the moment.


Both the Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6S take great snaps. The former boasts a 12MP rear camera with phase detection and 5MP front camera while the latter boasts an upgrade to 12MP from 8MP rear camera with dual LED flash and 5MP front camera. Both phones are capable of 4K video recording. The deciding factor for these two phones with respect to camera features is the optical image stabilization (OIS) aspect, which is available in Galaxy S7 but not on iPhone 6S.


The Galaxy S7 runs on Android Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI while iPhone 6S has the latest iOS 9.3. Galaxy S6 has had some issues with Touchwiz. You’d think Samsung will ditch it on the Galaxy S7 but it didn’t happen. While the Galaxy S7 is better than ever in terms of performance, there are still unnecessary extra apps that users could’ve done without. iPhone 6S, meanwhile, is exactly what iPhone users have been used to and better. With its 3D technology and other software tweaks, the iPhone 6S may offer better software than the Galaxy S7.


For most mobile users, price is always a key consideration. At this point, the iPhone 6S may be more expensive with price tags from £539 to £699 depending on the storage options. The Galaxy S7, on one hand, is priced at £569. The iPhone is more expensive because its entry level offer only has 16 GB storage while Samsung’s entry level option starts at 32GB. Because Galaxy S7 also has the expandable storage option, it may be a cost-effective choice in the long run.



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