Earlier this year, when Samsung released the Galaxy S7, it was awarded the phone of the year. And just as the announcement of Apple’s Iphone7 was made, it was quite clear that the two phones are up for a close competition. Both of the devices are promising and have not disappointed any single member of their fan base. The Iphone7 has the chicest design, a powerful hardware and an OS to die for. Samsung has also taken the best advantage of the marshmallow android and delivered the best handheld device of this year.
But, the question remains still. Which one is better and which one will be a better pick. Let us have a detailed look at both of the devices from every single point of view and find out the winner.
Design and Overall Look and Feel:
Well, the headphone port has been killed and there has not been much of a breakthrough as far as the design is concerned. But it has got a lot of other improvements that have made the competition really neck to neck. Both the phones are very expensive and come with really long contracts. So, the price is not a deciding factor. The IPhone7 is just the revamped design of the earlier version of Iphone6. On the design front, the makers have not put a lot of effort and kept the design minimalistic. The ugly antenna lines that marred the earlier look have been removed.
The design has been kept near to the earlier model S6. It seems that both the makers have thought to focus on what’s inside as the exterior is already ergonomic. The headphone port is present and though the Apple can boast of a slimmer and sleeker phone, the Samsung has taken one step ahead in the curved edge display (S7 Edge).
It is really high time that Apple should focus on its screens. It is fair enough to supply the best of the screens if you are going to set the prices that high. With a solid panel and a resolution of 1334X750 pixel the IPhone7 steps in number 2 position. Samsung has mastered this level by providing a resolution of 2560X1440 pixel.
However, this is not the end as the Apple Iphone7 has opted for a wider colour gamut and the brightness has been increased by 25%. Thus, one can say that the screen almost matches the display capabilities of the AMOLED screen by Samsung.
Finally, coming to the size, the S7 has scored better here too. The screen size is 5.1 inch with QHD display and is better suited to the videos and gaming visuals. The screen size of IPhone7 is 4.7 inch.
- Water Resistance:
Though both of the phones have tried to be safe even after getting dropped in water, the exposure period f Samsung GalaxyS7 is more than that of iPhone. iPhone can survive a fall in water if the exposure is of a few minutes, but the Samsung promises to tackle a water exposure of 30 minutes in a 1.5meter standing water column. That is quite impressive. So, phone droppers, this is your pick.
This time Apple features a 32GB size as the entry level standard which is similar to the S7. But Apple still doesn’t allow for the memory expansion. Samsung however, allows the user to expand the memory with just a teeny tiny memory card.
Now, let us come to one of the most crucial parts of a phone of the types of S7 and Iphone7.
Samsung Galaxy S7: 5MP front camera and 12.2MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, 1.4um pixels, and dual-pixel 100% phase detection sensor.
IPhone7: 7MP front camera with wide angle lens and Dual-lens 12MP rear camera with telephoto and wide-angle (for the Plus model), f/1.8 aperture, new 6-element lens, new image signal processor, 4K video recording, optical image stabilization, and quad-LED flash with flicker sensor.
Samsung Galaxy S7 sports a 3,000mAh battery which is non-removable. This means, once charged, the phone is capable of 62 hours of music playback and 22 hours of calling. This is huge..!!
IPhone7 comes with a non-removable battery too, but the life is almost 2 hours more than the iPhone 6s.
- CPU and RAM:
Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with a hard working CPU. Technically speaking it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820/Samsung Exynos 8890 processor which is region dependent and a 4GB RAM.
Whereas on the other hand, the Iphone7 has A10 Fusion processor with 3GB RAM.
Now you know. If you want to play games, Samsung is your pick.
Well, that covers almost all the detrimental features which are of consequence and after the complete analysis, it is quite evident that Samsung Galaxy S7 is in a Win-Win position in every sense. From exterior to interior, the phone is better than Apple IPhone7 and really proves that Samsung has really done its homework this time.