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iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7: The Biggest & Best Phones of 2016 Compared

By FonePaw | Feb 25 , 2016

As two of the leading brands in smartphone field, the comparison of iPhone and Samsung has always been a much-talk-about topic, especially when there are new products of each of them to be released. In 2016, iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 are undoubtedly becoming the new focus. We all know that Samsung Galaxy S7 is newly unveiled in MWC on February 21 and planning to go on sale on March, 11; while the advent of iPhone 7 is still under a mysterious veil. However, these will not dampen the enthusiasm of smartphone lovers to make figure out which one is worthy of purchasing.

iPhone 7 VS Samsung Galaxy S7


iPhone 7 VS Samsung Galaxy S7: Basic Comparison

iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7


iPhone 7 VS Samsung Galaxy S7 : Design

Design  Comparison


When it comes to design, Apple seems always been focusing more on evolution than revolution. Building on rumors, iPhone 7 has no significant change on design and it will come with a familiar one with little difference from iPhone 6s. iPhone 7 still features LED-backlit IPS LCD, 3D touch, fingerprint scanner Touch ID. However, Apple plans to make iPhone 7 more thinner for the removal of the 3.5 headphone jack and the replacement of built-in stereo speakers.

Samsung Galaxy S7 is almost as gorgeous as last year’s Galaxy S6 in terms of overall shape. And the most impressive enhancements are the new features of IP68 waterproofing and the return of a micro SD card slot for extra storage.


iPhone 7 VS Samsung Galaxy S7: Display


As the future king of smartphones, iPhone 7 is reportedly to have an advanced resolution display. It is  said that a QHD display with 2560 x 1440 resolution can be seem in iPhone 7 to stay the same with Galaxy S7 and other Android handsets. When it comes to size, there are two variants which should be 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models.

Samsung Galasy S7 embraces the curved display with 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch. It comes with a pixel density of about 551ppi. The newly-added Always On Display enables users to access to certain information like messages, note and other notification etc. while in lock screen.


iPhone 7 VS Samsung Galaxy S7: Camera


iPhone 7 make no big upgrade in camera as the great enhancement has been done in iPhone 6s. That’s iPhone 7 is said to own a 5MP camera and 12MP rear camera the same as iPhone 6s. Luckily, iPhone fans can expect more from iPhone 7 in terms of a dual lens camera, wider apertures, more complex sensors and innovative optical image stabilization.

On the contrary, Samsung Galaxy S7 introduces great change in camera. It deliberately reduces the rear camera to 12 MP. It tends to focus more on other hardware like a wider f.1.7 aperture, a larger 14um pixel size and initiate dual-pixel sensor with 100% phase detection autofocus. Low-light performance and fast focusing speed empower Samsung Galaxy S7 extra advantages over iPhone 7.


iPhone 7 VS Samsung Galaxy S7: Battery Life
Both iPhone and Samsung users give much concern in terms of battery and how to improve battery life. That is why the long battery life is now at the top of the list as a must for a bestselling smartphone. With that in mind, both Apple and Samsung do great improvements in their iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7. For those users who are not satisfied with iPhone 6s/6s plus batter life, Congratulate! You can now expect a 3,100 mAh battery in iPhone 7 which is much larger than 2750mAh in iPhone 6s. It allows up to 471 hours stand-by, 29 hours talk time and 96 hours music play. Samsung Galaxy also makes a big step forward in battery life with 3,000 mAh battery.


iPhone 7 VS Samsung Galaxy S7:  Innovative Features


On top of some regular enhancements, both iPhone and Samsung do create new feature to attract more customers and to become more competitive over other smartphones. For iPhone 7, a dual-camera technology is introduced to boost image quality to match standalone digital cameras. Another innovative design is that the 3.5mm headphone jack will be jettisoned in iPhone 7. Instead, wireless headphones compatible with Bluetooth, basing on Beats technology will be developed.


Samsung Galaxy S7 support not only 2/3/4G, but also 5G network connection which iPhone 7 is not able to so far. A Galaxy S7 teaser video from Samsung Indonesia reveals its IP68 rating water proofing feature.  It supports 1.5m submersion up to 30 minutes.


There is no doubt that iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 will bring up stunning features to their customers and their comparisons are surely contributed to the fierce competition. If you cannot decide whether switch to Samsung Galaxy S7 or wait for the official release of iPhone 7, this post may give you some tips.


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