Most of the tech-savvy population of the dot com generation has had a hands-on experience with the Samsung Galaxy S7. What we are ardently waiting for, is a firsthand experience of the iPhone7 which was launched just 2 days ago. So now is the ideal time for a faceoff between the two flagship phones from the two tech-giants. If there were a war between the S7 and iPhone 7 who would win? This is a question we have been mulling on for months now and with the info about the latest Apple launch in hand, it is time we constructed a blow by blow comparison.
Judging a book by the cover
Let us begin with the superficial qualities of the two phones. Samsung Galaxy S7 is elegant, suave and has a dimension of 142mm x 70 mm x 8mm. the super dainty set weighs a mere 152 gm and has glass lined front and back. This, apart from making the S7 look classy, also makes it kind of fragile and susceptible to easy chipping and breaking. Compared to this, iPhone 7 looks and behaves quite sturdily. iPhone 7 may just be the coolest looking iPhone ever with its svelte 7.1 mm chassis. It is surprisingly lighter than Galaxy S7 at a mere 138g. But at the same time, iPhone 7 is smaller than Galaxy S7 since its dimensions are 138.3mm x 67.1mm x 7.1 mm.
iPhone 7 Vs Galaxy S7 : Display and protection
Many people will still prefer the bigger display of the S7 since it has a roughly 72.1 percent screen to body ratio, whereas, iPhone 7 has a 65.6 percent screen to body ratio. The pixel density of the Apple’s magnum opus is quite low as compared to Galaxy S7. iPhone 7 is reaching a mere 326 ppi whereas, S7 is already ruling the Android market with a 577 ppi pixel density, Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen and 16M colors. iPhone 7 has a LED backlit, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen which is trumped by the super-hyped AMOLED touchscreen offered by Samsung with Galaxy S7. Apple is offering Ion-strengthened glass with oleophobic coating for the ultimate protection of iPhone 7 whereas S7 is using 4th generation Corning Gorilla glass with water-resistant qualities, putting them at par when it comes to screen protection and display!
How to stay connected?
Both the phones support nano SIM cards, however Galaxy S7 has a provision of a dual SIM system which Apple is yet to launch. Both the models support 4G network and have GPRS and EDGE connectivity support. WLAN is again a common feature between the two alongside the ubiquitous Bluetooth connectivity.
What is their source of power?
The Galaxy S7 is powered by Qualcomm MSM8996 Exynos 8890 Octacore processor clocking an easy 2.4GHz if you are looking at Galaxy S7s from UK. The ones from US and other parts of the world are powered by the quad-core Snapdragon 820 and Adreno 530 GPU. On the other hand the iPhone 7 is powered by the Apple A10 fusion. Although many people tend to be biased for the former, our research shows that Apple A10 fusion is comparable to S7’s Chipset and might even give Samsung a run for their money. With whiffs of Snapdragon 825 and 830 around the corner, many tech experts have started to see 820 as dated. Apple is stating that A10 fusion is 50 percent more powerful than A9 and three times faster than their A8!
When memory is the key
However, just like always, the Apple phone does not come with a card slot whereas Galaxy S7 can support up to 256 GB external memory (microSD, dedicated slot). As a matter of fact, S7’s second SIM slot can be used as a memory card slot for extending memory up to an added 256 GB. The internal memory of iPhone 7 is quite impressive and it comes in 32 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB variants but with a 2 GB RAM only. this has full chances of making the iPhone 7 slower than its android nemesis. Galaxy S7, on the other hand, comes in only two internal memory variants with a maximum of 64 GB, but a 4 GB RAM which makes Galaxy S7 one of the fastest phones across the Android and Apple universes.
iPhone 7 Vs Galaxy S7 : Camera features
Both models feature a 12 MP primary camera with LED flash. Geo-tagging, 4K video and touch focus/smile detection are inherent qualities of the same. Samsung Galaxy S7 features a 5MP secondary camera as compared to the impressive 7MP secondary camera of the Apple flagship product. The main difference has been created by the lack of a headphone jack in iPhone 7 which features wireless headsets. Galaxy S7 has stuck to tradition has incorporated 3.5mm headset jacks which has won favors of many tech experts as well as day to day users. The removal of the headphone jack from the 7th generation of iPhone may create a sense of alienation and has already incurred quite a few negative feedbacks from dedicated Apple veterans.
How long can they run?
Both of them feature non-removable Li-ion battery. Samsung S7 is powered by a 3000mAh battery whereas iPhone 7 has promised a 25 percent brighter screen which means, power will be drained faster. Since both of their prices are quite comparable, the distinction has to be made in terms of the processor and CPU.
|Smartphone||Apple iPhone 7 (Announced)||Galaxy Note 7|
|Display||4.7 inch IPS LCD,
750 X 1334 pixels
|5.7 inch SUPER AMOLED,
2560 X 1440 pixels
138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm,
153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm,
|OS||iOS 10||Android v6.0 Marshmallow|
|Processor||Apple A10 Fusion||Snapdragon 820, Exynos 8890|
|RAM||2GB RAM||4GB RAM|
|Storage||32 / 128 / 256 GB||64 GB, 256 GB micro SD support|
|Camera||12 MP f/1.8 aperture primary,
7MP f/2.2 front camera
|12 MP f/1.7 aperture primary,
5MP front camera
1/3″ sensor size, 1.22 µm pixel size,
1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size,
|Networks||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE / EVDO||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
Fingerprint, accelerometer, USB v2.0,
Iris scanner, fingerprint, accelerometer,
|Battery||1960 mAh non-removable||3500 mAh non-removable|
Although both iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 exhibit comparable features, we definitely go with S7 by dint of better display resolution, processor speed, RAM, external memory options and battery life!