In short, Samsung Galaxy S7 is the phone to beat, especially considering the whole battery fiasco Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has got into. Many tried with, LG with the G5, HTC with the ’10’, and all of them failed to match Galaxy S7 in the overall quality. Now let’s see if the new iPhone 7 could dethrone the smartphone king of 2016 – Galaxy S7.
Galaxy S7 is gorgeous, and the Edge version is even better as the S7 refined and improved upon an already amazing design of Galaxy S6. It well built with metal and glass, and its curved design makes it a pleasure to hold. The thin bezel had made both the Galaxy S7 to have comparatively smaller overall size considering 5.1 inches and 5.5 inches , S7 and the Edge respectively have .Galaxy S7 is also IP 67 water resistant, meaning it can function under water up to a meter and half depth for thirty minutes without any reasons to worry.
The Apple iPhone 7 features a similar design which is said to be a deliberate evolution of our original founding design. The new iPhone has the same unibody aluminum design with rounded edges as in the iPhone 6S. However, the new Jet-Black color variant is certainly going to wow many lookers and the new iPhone also come with IP67 water and dust resistance along with a newly redesigned Force Touch home button and stereo speaker with rich sound. DRAW.
Samsung is the master of AMOLED display. The Galaxy S7 and Edge boasts a beautiful Quad-HD Super AMOLED display with deeper blacks and saturated colors. The Edge variant has a curved extension of the display to the both sides, which offers some added functionality over the regular variant.
On the other hand the new iPhone 7 has a new Retina HD display which is brighter and efficient than the previous versions. Although the display of iPhone 6s was on par with the Samsung Galaxy S7, the new addition of wider color gamut clearly makes the iPhone 7 the winner on the paper.
WIN: iPhone 7
Samsung downgraded the megapixel count in its camera from 16 megapixels to 12, but with an improved sensor that captures more light. The Galaxy S7 takes sharp and vivid pictures in good light and its low light its performs admirably. It can also shoot 4K videos with Optical Image Stabilization built into both variants.
The new iPhone 7 , especially the Plus variant revolutionized the smartphone camera bringing many features that are only available to the high end DSLRs. The new dual- camera system brings optical zoom and shallow depth of field to the iPhone photos giving rich bokeh effect. The new sensors and flash will make the iPhone 7 best in class when it comes to low light photography and both the phones now possess optical image stabilization as well.
WIN : iPhone 7
The Galaxy S7 packs a 3000 mah battery, while the Edge variant has a huge 3600 mah battery. They both last throughout a busy day without any headaches. Additionally, they both have the capability of fast charging as well as fast wireless charging.
Nothing much has been announced about the battery life of the iPhone 7 in the Apple event. Although, it was said that the iPhone 7 will give an additional two hours of battery life compared to the iPhone 6S. Similarly, Apple failed again to bring features like fast charging and wire-less charging.
WIN: Samsung Galaxy S7
As with every major Android phone of the year, the Galaxy S7 packs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 clocked with two 2.15 GHz cores along with another two 1.6 GHz cores. Additionally, Samsung also released a variant running their inhouse Exynos 8890 Octacore chipset in selected markets. The performance is solid and fast with the powerful chipset and the supplementing 4 GB RAM.
Unlike the years before, Apple decided to go big on performance with a new 64 bit four core processors. It has two high-performance cores for high performing tasks and two high-efficiency cores for tasks that require low performance. The new chip is 40 % faster than the A9 from iPhone 6s and the new six core graphic chip is 50% faster, making it the most powerful chip ever in a smartphone. Adding to that how Apple optimizes software and hardware efficiently, the iPhone 7 is expected to be a better performer.
WIN: iPhone 7
Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which had undergone significant cosmetic change with Samsung’s Touch Wiz skin. If there is an Achilles heel for Samsung, it always has been the Touch Wiz, which is notorious for its degraded performance in course of time. Another point to be noted is, despite the release of Android N in recent weeks, there has been no clear roadmap from Samsung on when these phones will get updated.
The iPhone 7 comes with the new version of the operating system, iOS 10. The iOS 10 brings newly designed lock screen, widgets as well as updated app to the iPhone 7. The key factor here to consider is that an Apple iPhone is always guaranteed an update in its three year cycle, and not to mention Apple’s harmonious software-hardware optimization.
WIN: iPhone 7