The new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is the direct competitor to Apple’s iPhone 6S Plus. Both devices lie in the same territory, with the same Phablet form factor. While the iPhone 6S Plus introduced new texture and colour scheme line-up to the Apple’s mainstream devices, Galaxy S7 Edge is a fresh new start for the Samsung range.
Both the companies are arch-rivals so naturally their flagships face an intense competition too. So let’s see, what these two devices have to offer and how they compare to one another.
From the looks of the Galaxy S7 edge, without a doubt, looks more futuristic as compared to the iPhone 6S Plus. The slim metal frame and Gorilla Glass 4 finish on both sides gives it an elegant and stylish look, but due to the glass back finish you are going to hate the fingerprint smudges.
iPhone 6S Plus and iPhone 6 Plus have the same design, with the all metal frame and slim body, but it is made out of a new aluminium alloy. It is much stronger and durable. iPhone 6S Plus is also available in fresh option like the rose gold colour.
Regarding the screen, both of these smartphones supports the 5.5-inch display. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge takes the lead in this department with a QuadHD Super AMOLED display with 534ppi as compared to iPhone 6S Plus that supports a Full HD Retina Display at 401ppi. The screen of the iPhone 6S Plus is not without any means outdated, but S7 edge gives a much crispy experience with better contrasts and more accurate colours than the iPhone 6S Plus’s retina LCD panel.
Both of the smartphones comes with their unique features like, Always On Display of the Galaxy S7 Edge and the 3D touch technology of the iPhone 6S Plus.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and the Apple iPhone 6S Plus are packing tonnes of specifications and power under the hood. Samsung is offering two variants of the phone; one is for the US market with the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 processor and the second one with Exynos 8 processor for the other regions. The RAM on the S7 edge is a massive 4GB. The S7 Edge comes in 32/64GB on internal storage option and MicroSD support up to 200 GB
iPhone 6S is powered by Apple’s very own Dual core A9 processor backed by a 2 GB of RAM. Apple claims that the A9 is the fastest chip used in a smartphone. The iPhone 6S Plus comes 16,64 and 128 GB internal storage options.
In comparison, both devices are offering seamless and smooth performance in every aspect.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Vs Apple iPhone 6S Plus Performance Test
Samsung has gone back with the Galaxy S7 edge’s camera by dropping 16 MP to 12MP, which puts it in line with iPhone 6S Plus’ 12 MP camera. We should be expecting great low light performance from S7 Edge due to its larger pixel, which is coupled to a super-bright f/1.7 lens. Autofocus on the Galaxy S7 Edge is much faster than the iPhone 6S Plus in Samsung’s tests.
iPhone 6S Plus’s camera is arguably the most reliable and robust performer in any lighting condition. It is amazing how the camera captures the amount of detail in the image, even the zoomed in images captured by the iPhone looks pretty sharp and crisp.
Both of the phones also have 5 MP selfie camera up front.
It is tough to compare these two phones regarding software. Android and iOS are not just the different platforms; they are two separate users experience. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is running on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with the Samsung’s TouchWiz UI over it.
Apple iPhone 6S Plus is running on iOS 9 with lots of new tweaks all over the interface. The new 3D touch technology lets you 3D Touch icons on the home screen, and menus will pop out of them. More developers are going to make use of 3D Touch, as for right now the offering of 3D touch apps are limited.
In the battery department both of the companies have not included a non-removable battery in their flagship phablets. But with the Li-Ion 3,600 mAh battery of the Galaxy S7 Edge, it takes the lead over the iPhone 6S Plus Li-Po 2,750 mAh battery.
Either you go with the Galaxy S7 Edge or iPhone 6S Plus, you are not going wrong with your choice. But because the Galaxy S7 Edge is released recently, it is significantly ahead of its rival Apple. In almost every way, the S7 Edge is packing more specs then iPhone 6S Plus. But you have to keep in mind that, the combination of iPhone’s software and hardware produces sleek performance in a way that no Samsung phone has ever beaten.