Samsung Galaxy S7 Vs iPhone 6S : Review and Comparison

Samsung is Apple's closest and most direct rival in the mobile space and both of them have recently launched their flagship smartphones with high-end specifications and features. Which is better - Samsung Galaxy S7 or Apple Iphone 6s? Our detailed review and comparison will help you in taking a right buying decision.

1. Design and Display :

Both the flagship phones sport similar design as their predecessors with minimal changes. They feature aluminium unibodies with glass screens and curved edges. Iphone is lighter and slimmer having 7.1mm thickness and 143g weight as compared to 7.9mm and 152g weight of S7. In terms of display, S7 surpasses iPhone device with bigger 5.1 inch screen and higher 2560x1440 resolution wheras iPhone comes with 4.7 inch screen diplay supporting 1334x750 pixel resolution at 326ppi. However, iPhone 6S is available in twice as many color options than Samsung Galaxy S7. One of the prime feature of iPhone 6S is its 3D Touch technology which senses the pressure with which the screen is pressed in different ways by user.

2. Camera :

Both devices can record 4K video, feature 12MP rear and 5MP front camera and have 240 frames per second . Apple iPhone 6S sport 12MP iSight rear camera with Live Photos, Auto Focus and True Tone Flash whereas Galaxy S7 comes with 12MP Samsung ISOCELL camera with additional optical image stabilisation feature. Moreover, S7 features f/1.7 aperture versus the iPhone 6s’ f/2.2 aperture resulting in much better night shots.

3. Performance :

With 6S, Apple has doubled its RAM to 2GB. This increased RAM along with new A9 dual-core processor and optimized iOS makes the iPhone 6S a powerful device ensuring smooth and lag-free performance. On the contrary, Samsung S7 is packed with new Snapdragon 820 or its own Exynos 8890 processor giving tough competition to iPhone 6S, although Android operating system may not be as streamlined as iOS. S7 is available in 32GB/64GB/128GB model with an expandable option upto 200GB via microSD card wheras iPhone 6S lacks microSD card support and offering multiple storage options- 16GB, 64GB, 128GB.

Also read : Samsung S7 and S7 Edge Review : Edge of Perfection

4. Software and Battery :

Galaxy S7 comes with latest and improved Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with user-friendly TouchWiz user interface resulting in enhanced battery life and useful Google Now on Tap feature. Iphone 6S has newly upgraded iOS 9 operating system with Siri and Google Now feature ensuring easy handling of things like calendars and third-party apps. S7's 3000 mAh battery with fast wireless charging outperforms iPhone’s 1715 mAh battery pack. However, both of them come with non-removable battery.

Model Apple iPhone 6S Samsung Galaxy S7
Display 4.7-inch display, 1334x750-pixel resolution, 326ppi 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display, 1440 x 2560 pixels, 577ppi
Processor 64-bit A9 chip and M9 motion coprocessor 1.6 GHz Octa Core Samsung Exynos 8890 Processor
Camera Rear: 12 MP, f/2.2 aperture, 4k video; Front: 5MP Rear: 12MP, f/1.7 aperture, 4K video; Front: 5MP
Software iOS 9 Android Marshmallow
Internal Storage 16GB/64GB/128GB 32GB/64GB with microSD card support upto 200GB
Battery 1715 mAh 3000 mAh
Dimensions and Weight 138.3mm x 67.1 mm x 7.1 mm, 143gm 142.4mm x 69.6 mm x 7.9 mm, 152 gm
Color Options Silver, Space Grey, Gold or Rose Gold Dark Grey or Gold
Price 40,600 INR 48,900 INR

Also read : Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus : Features and Specifications

Pros of Samsung Galaxy S7 :

  • IP68 water and dust resistance
  • OIS-enabled camera geared for low-light shooting, Dual Pixel autofocus
  • Bigger battery equipped with fast and wireless charging
  • More base storage with an expandable option upto 200GB through a microSD slot
  • Bigger and higher resolution display screen with Always On mode
  • Heart rate sensor with SpO2, NFC support and Magnetic card emulation

Pros of iPhone 6S :

  • 3D Touch technology
  • Accurate and faster fingerprint sensor
  • Light in weight and more compact
  • Comes with reversible USB connector

Also read : Apple iPhone 6 Vs iPhone 6S : Should you upgrade?

Verdict :

Iphone is a suitable option if u wish to have the latest features like Live Photos and 3D Touch but in case the performance is the criteria, no one can beat Galaxy S7 with its robust and powerful configuration equipped with best camera and screen with high pixel density and resolution. Its more of a personal choice whether user wants to opt for Android operating system or iOS software as iPhone loyal users are not much bothered about QHD panels and 4GB RAM and will prefer sticking to iOS software.