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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus: first look

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus: first look

With so many smartphone manufacturers on the market, you'd think that it's a lucrative field if dozens upon dozens of makers fight for relevance. But the reality of today is that this ruthless competition benefits us, the consumers, and barely anyone else. In fact, according to some estimates, pretty much every cent worth of profit in 2015 went into either Samsung's or Apple's pocket, and mostly the latter.

That's no surprise. Sure, we all have our favorites, but go for a walk through the street and count the iPhones and Galaxies in people's hands. Together, they account for the vast, vast majority of smartphones you see. And judging by what we saw so far from MWC, Samsung's high-ends will continue having a spot in people's pockets.

With the 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 edge, the South Korean company is changing the tempo a little bit by going for a balance between last year's 5.1-inch S6 edge and 5.7-inch S6 edge+. This puts it right in the crosshairs of its archival Apple's larger iPhone 6s Plus. What does each have to offer, and where does one outdo the other? Join us below as we take our first crack at the question.

Design

The S7 edge looks decidedly more futuristic than the far more conservative iPhone 6s Plus.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus: first look
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus: first look
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus: first look
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus: first look
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus: first look
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus: first look
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus: first look
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus: first look
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus: first look
It wasn't too long ago that you could ask us on matters of design when it comes to Samsung and Apple, and we'd have a ready-made answer: Samsung has a ton to learn, and Apple would be a good starting to point to do so. But ever since the Galaxy S6 edge escaped the lab, we've had to reconsider what makes a device stand out in the modern age. And whatever subjective properties your list includes, it's likely we're in agreement that Samsung's latest nail it. And the Galaxy S7 edge is no different.

Put next to the Apple iPhone 6s Plus, however, we're having trouble coming up with a description of the fundamental differences. It's like two devices set in different times somehow met in the middle, with the S7 edge looking decidedly more futuristic than the far more conservative iPhone 6s Plus. This is not to say that the Apple's phone looks or feels outdated, just a testament to the geekier, more sci-fi like nature of the S7 edge's design, with its dual curved display seeping into the metal frame on the sides.

Design philosophies aside, in practice the Galaxy S7 edge proves to be the more efficient design of the two. In terms of both size and weight, Apple's big iPhone is at a significant disadvantage by being noticeably bulkier. On the plus side, you won't hate your hands after using it, for its aluminum back is, in comparison, impervious to fingerprint smudges—which is not at all the case with the Galaxy S7 edge.

Display

Both are great-looking display, and it's the cool tricks they pull that are impressive: Always-on display with the S7 Edge and 3D Touch on the iPhone.

At 5.5 inches, both the S7 edge and the iPhone 6s Plus let you go wild with an identical allowance of screen real estate. Where the two differ is the number of pixels packed within their respective panels, with the Galaxy S7 edge winning  the race with its 1440 x 2560 (vs 1080 x 1920) resolution. In the real world, however, this supposed advantage has more to do with bragging rights than actual user experience benefits—the screens are just too small for most people to appreciate the difference.

Digging deeper, there are other significant differentiators with both the Super AMOLED panel of the S7 edge and the IPS screen of the iPhone 6s Plus, and beyond those two curves of the former. More specifically, with Samsung's phablet you're getting an always-on display feature, which means the time and date, calendar, or an image can be set to be always present on the screen. This will add some convenience to using the device, and likely even save you battery by cutting down on the number of times you wake your device per day just to check for new notifications.

As for the iPhone 6s Plus' display, its 3D Touch tech continues to be unique for most intents and purposes. Thanks to it, the 6s Plus can tell a light tap from a hard press, modifying its behavior to better serve your needs by offering shortcuts to actions and the like.

Interface and functionality

Android vs iOS, TouchWiz vs Apple's simplicity

When it comes to Android and iOS, it's always been tough comparing the two platforms, just because they're so different at the core. Sure, as time has progressed, they have started looking more and more alike, with each adopting features previously available with the other, but it's still fair to say that they're different user experiences.

With the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, it's fair to say that you have more control over what's what, and in terms of the layout of the interface. Interestingly, however, the latest version of Samsung's TouchWiz, based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, offers the option to get rid of the app drawer—a feature the iPhone never had. So in a way, you technically can get that iPhone look if you so desire.

In terms of functionality, it's worth pointing out that both devices offer fingerprint authentication, and in both cases that is tied to a mobile payments solution—either Samsung Pay or Apple Pay. 

Performance and memory

Snapdragon 820 vs Apple's A9... well, that's a battle for the geeks. In reality, both devices deliver very smooth operation.

With the Galaxy S7 family of devices, Samsung is going back to the old arrangement: Qualcomm's Snapdragon chips will power devices sold in the US, while its home-grown Exynos 8 series will hum under the surface of phones sold in most other regions. More specifically, it'll come down to a choice between a quad-core Snapdragon 820 and an octa-core Exynos 8890. 

On the other side of the ring, Apple's iPhone 6s Plus might appear to be the underdog, what with 'just' a dual-core Apple A9 processor. But the reality is that the silicon has proven to be extremely powerful and efficient, easily competing with the best of the day. Just how well it spars with these two new chips available with the S7 edge, however, remains to be seen.

In our experience, both devices deliver very smooth operation that is devoid of noticeable stutters or lag, and heavy 3D titles that we tried on the new S7 edge ran flawlessly from what we could tell.

Camera

The new, 12MP camera on the S7 Edge holds big promise in low light.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus: first look

Well, the unthinkable happened: Samsung seemingly went back a step with the Galaxy S7 edge's camera by dropping the megapixel count from 16 to 12—in line with what the iPhone 6s Plus has to offer. But from what we've been told and from what we've seen for ourselves so far, that's a step in the right direction for sure.

Coupled with industry-leading, f/1.7 lens, the Galaxy S7 edge is Samsung's promise that low-light photography is something it's paying real attention to. At a test setup available at the company's pre-briefing, we were shown the S7 edge side-by-side with the S6 family, shooting in the dark, and the improvements were very noticeable—less noise, better preserved colors, and a brighter overall image. In addition, the optically stabilized camera also features considerably faster phase detection auto focus—faster than that of the 6s Plus for sure.

Both devices can shoot 4K video, as you'd expect at this point, and both have very decent selfie cameras, though our early impression is that the iPhone 6s Plus is bested here.

Expectations


With pre-orders about to start, the Galaxy S7 edge is expected to hit the market in the first half of March, or in a matter of weeks. Being more extravagant than the Galaxy S7, the S7 edge will cost you about a hundred bucks more to get, or about the same you'd pay for the iPhone 6s Plus. This puts the two devices on a collision course.

Of course, which one you pick will probably have more to do with brand loyalty, or even your investment in your current platform of choice. If you have a hefty library of paid games, apps, and music for iOS, switching to Android will be a pain, as you'll have to start from zero and burn even more cash. The opposite is also applicable, though to a smaller extent given how Android titles are free more often than not.

As for which one is the definitive superior pick, we'll have to wait until we get a Galaxy S7 edge in our offices for an in-depth analysis. Everything we say right now, after all, is based on our first impressions, and there's a ton of testing ahead of us before we can call it for sure. Until then, you'll have to sit tight and try and make sense of these two yourself.



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posted on 22 Feb 2016, 04:46 5

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 21201; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


All I can say is 3... 2... 1... Essay!!!

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 04:50 4

2. TerryTerius (Posts: 1780; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


That made me laugh a lot harder than it probably should have. But yeah, that term paper is probably inevitable lmao.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 04:58

4. CoastCity (Posts: 247; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


Would you mind to explain the joke please?

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:00 8

5. TerryTerius (Posts: 1780; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


It's a reference to a phonearena user named Techie who writes biblical length comments on articles, especially ones involving Apple and Samsung.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:08

7. CoastCity (Posts: 247; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


ok thnx

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:30 2

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 21201; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


^^^^^^what he said.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 08:43 3

21. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


He thinks everytime I do a post, its gonna be 6" long. Because he has nothign else to do but to troll me.

I have very little interest in the S7, other than I want to see the camera shot and understand the new controller that allowed the sdcard to be put back. Also, would like to know why they didn't do this with the S6/Note 5 in the first place.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:30 4

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 21201; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lol, right on.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 11:31

46. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


and bet that PA would STILL go for tacky iphone :)

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 06:11

16. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


RoTfLmFaO

Techie where are you. I miss you're long informative knowledgeable Infosys.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 08:44 2

22. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Really sad that you have nothing to bring to the table, other than to come to troll me.

You're stupid and you aren't even funny. Really sad that the idiots in your fanclub give you likes for such ignorance.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 08:48 4

25. SamsungPhanboy (banned) (Posts: 765; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


You do not have the right to call anyone stupid.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 10:18 2

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 21201; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly lol. That guy...

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 09:21

62. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Actually, I have to right to do whatever I want. Can you stop me?
Stupid is as stupid does.

I dont troll people. I am willign to listen and understand someones opinion and except it, even if I dont agree with it. But i do at least find ways to be agreeable.

But i dont come and psot some stupid crap like///3...2..1...essay that ahs no relation to the article at all and is nothign more than a trolling stupid annotation towards be.

Just because you agree with him 100%, because you choose to be stupid, doesn't mean I have to be. I didnt find it funny, even if he was doing it to someone else.

Everyone here doesn't have to comment in the same manner.

Some people are fanboy posters who use bate clicking one-liners to start fights.

I love tech talk and I am very expressive. I know many post I say things I dont have too. But its my post. I'm not breaking any rules. If PA thinks my posts ate to long, all they have to do is go into the code and prevent post from having more than 1000 characters.

Ih and based on yoru typical trolling posts, you're stupid too.

After all, stupid is subjective...right? It's how "I" see it...right?

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 13:42

54. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


He never brings anything formative to any discussions.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 19:32

56. darkkjedii (Posts: 21201; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You mean informative, ass munch.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 09:48 4

33. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4833; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Guys are we actually going to talk about the phones or are we really going to troll Techie?

SMH

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 10:19 1

37. darkkjedii (Posts: 21201; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Both.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 11:18 2

40. tedkord (Posts: 11626; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Can't we do both?

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 09:23

63. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Sure. You can do what you want. Open thread. Right? So I can do what I want as well. I'm not breaking any rules. PA doesnt have any anyways.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 11:30

45. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


what a stupidity comparing brand new smartphone with an ancient outdated iphone .. aaah.. weeell

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 11:02

61. coldspring22 (Posts: 311; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


There is no need for Essay! Iphone sales decline of Q1 2016 (74.5 mil -> 71.5 mil) and Q2 2016 (per Tim Cook) speak for itself.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 04:52 2

3. Mawhob22222 (Posts: 13; Member since: 06 Sep 2015)


Xperia X Performance vs galaxy S7

Hhhh

Phonearena!!!

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:04 32

6. wando77 (Posts: 838; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


You call yourself a tech site yet every time the samsung phones go against the iPhone you say the screen is just for bragging rights.
IT IS THAT RESOLUTION SO THAT THE VR HEADSET IS USABLE.... LET THAT SINK IN.
Also, the galaxy phones are brighter, go dimmer and are more colour accurate.
It's a better screen on the samsung so get over it.
I guess the PROFESSIONALS at displaymate aren't as good at testing screens as you (or maybe they just don't have shares in Apple).

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:12 20

8. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2934; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Unless it's apple winning, iPhonearena can never straight up admit the winner, they've gotta come up with some bunch of excuses to do damage control...

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:17 4

10. TerryTerius (Posts: 1780; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Or it's because reviews and comparison articles are inherently going to be reliant upon the opinion and viewpoint of the person doing it. They're completely subjective and always have been. At least they are after you get past listing the official stats for each device. From there on out it is the reviewers impressions more than anything else.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 12:00 4

50. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2934; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


That's my definition of a bad reviewer; one being shortsighted and reviewing based on only their general scope of use case, ignoring everything else the device offers. Last time I checked, reviews are meant to give an insight of all a device has to offer, and basing their judgement on just their general scope of use, iPhonearena can never achieve that.

Believe it or not, there are unbiased and objective reviewers on earth. A couple I've come to know are MobileTechReview and Frugal Tech.

posted on 23 Feb 2016, 02:50

60. TerryTerius (Posts: 1780; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


I didn't say they don't exist, but put it this way. The only way to have an objective review is if you only speak about things that are measurable. That isn't how most reviewers operate. Like Michael Fisher, Erica Griffin, Flossy Carter or MKBHD for example.

And really, that's understandable. Anyone can read a spec sheet to you and give you the numerical facts. But once you start asking how a device performs, how it feels, how good the pictures are and so on and so forth you have to give an opinion unless all you want is the raw data. Granted, that doesn't automatically mean comparing it to something else, but that is also an easy way to do it. Without shadow, there is nothing to define light. Same concept.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 11:33

47. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


this site is pathetic for kiddos 12-16 ..

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:13 25

9. Ordinary (Posts: 2316; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Just wait when Apple introduces Air 3 with 4K display and you will see how pixel density matters, lol.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:35

13. techperson211 (Posts: 1230; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Got that right. +1 bro.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 08:49

26. sgodsell (Posts: 3627; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


How well is the Air 3 in the pocket? Oh, wait an Air 3 is a tablet, and this is a phone.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 11:34

48. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


yeah for 2000 bucks right .. ? :)

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:36 7

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 21201; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


We all know Sammy has the better screen, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and Hellen Keller can see that. In some ways it is bragging rights, cause there's no major advantage in having it.

Samsung has the better screen, but when I've compared my Note 5 to my 6S Plus, In certain cases both looked the same. Since it's got the better spec'd screen however, it gets the nod.

One of the reasons they say bragging rights, is cause for the mainstream consumer (ya know, the ones that buy way more phones than techies), it doesn't make a difference.

I almost essay'd lol.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 05:44 6

15. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2887; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Don't you go essaying on me, ese ;)

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 08:56

29. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


More jokes from the peanut gallery?!

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 11:05

39. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2887; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


More like jokes from Statler and Waldorf

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 11:21 2

41. tedkord (Posts: 11626; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Haha. Love those guys. Great reference.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 09:24

64. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Yes great reference!

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 08:48 3

24. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


YEAH PA! WHAT HE SAID.

Just bragging right? REALLY? The best display in the world right now. Higher resolution, yet more efficient than the iPhone 6S IPS display.

I get almost 2 days of usage on my Note 5, which has 4 times the hardware (4xcore, 4xRAM, 4xstorage) and far more hardware capability for only $50 more.

If that is just bragging, then you iPhone fanboi writers are just idiots.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 08:51 3

28. SamsungPhanboy (banned) (Posts: 765; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


During 2 days of usage, how much screen on time was that?

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 10:17 2

35. darkkjedii (Posts: 21201; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


LMAOOOOO right! I have a Note 5, and by the end of my day, it's around 20%-30%, and I turned off some stuff to get that. He's flat out lying, like he always does.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 11:22

42. tedkord (Posts: 11626; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yeah, I have to agree. I get a good solid day out of it, but I could never go two days.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 19:37

57. darkkjedii (Posts: 21201; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It's just not gonna happen ted. We all know the Note is a beast, and that's why it's not gonna get two days of usage. Techie is lying his ass off. I'm impressed by the 20-30% I have left after taking it off the charger at 2:45am and plugging in around 7pm.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 09:42 1

65. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


TBH I'm not sure. Here is what I do know. Less use this factual example. Take my phone off the charger at 730A when I take kid to school. At the end of my work day, my phone still has 60%+ of its charge. When I come home at 430ish.

Sometimes I charge it, most times I dont. take it to work the next day and it last my whole day. By the time I get home on day 2, the battery is finally down to roughly 7-15%

I can only explain my usage. I receive anywhere from 1 to 5 calls on my Note per day on average. In most cases I get 2 calls on it in a whole day. It is on wifi all day. I pick up my phone to read texts. Our office rule depending on where you work, cell phones have limited usage. In the department I work over, cellphone usage is limited do to sensitive equipment.

I read texts, do some occasional facebook posts, usually speaking or happy birthday wishes or similar. The only times I play games is when I am in the restroom, but am usually posting on PA. The only mobile game i really play is Bejeweled. I do have other games on my phone, I simply rarely play them.

When I come home I basically do the same. I don't really use my phone. Once I get home I use my Surface or the iPad Mini.

My on-screen time for a fill 12 hour day is probably less than 2-3 total hours.

I don't use my phone like many do. I am not talking on it all day, not watching videos all day, not gaming all day.

I've stated this many times before. I dont use my smartphone like many people I see who seem to be in love with their phone.

I dont even like the Note 5. The only reason why I have it is because I gave up my Note 4 and got the S6 Edge and then the Edge Plus. But out of habit, I was reaching for my spen, because I use it to draw alot.

Even then, I have my display at 40%-50% brightness and 90% of the time, in power save model. In one day, I probably spend les time on my cellphone vs someone who uses their phone in a couple hours.

I have gotten full 24 hour usage on my phones. Both my old Note 4, this Note 5 and I've gotten 13 hours out of the S6 Edge+, even recording 4K videos all day at Disney which I can prove. After all, where in Disney woudl I be able to charge a phone? NOWHERE! How could I shot a video at 1AM at Disney, if my phone is dead after arriving at 8AM?

When I want to play games, I have an Xbox One for that. When I want to watch a movie, I have a Surface and Tv for that. I dont need a fancy phone, I just like having them. I mostly use it for text and email and social networking.

Out of 64GB storage, I have used only 31GB. My device is clean and not filled with garbage which slows it down.

I could easily work with a cheaper phone and have. But I like top end model even if I am a person who doesn't use all the features. I have used nearly ever single feature in my Note, with exception of Knox. I am a casual phone user.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 07:09

17. legiloca (Posts: 1387; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


Food for thought: iPhone 6S Plus can play 1440p resolution on YouTube

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 11:24 1

43. tedkord (Posts: 11626; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


But it downscales it to 1080p.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 11:48

49. wildfiregt (Posts: 167; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


are you saying that for real ?

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 23:49

59. legiloca (Posts: 1387; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


Yeah.. Lol and as for tedkord, the option wouldn't be there if it really downscales right? I mean what's the point of having it then?

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 10:48 1

66. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Yeah it would...My display si 1440p...i still have the option to play it at a lower resolution. Your phone has a lower resolution screen. So even if you play a 1440p video, that doesn't mean you're seeing it in 1440p which would be impossible with a lower resolution. DUH!

The software for youtube video player, gives you the options for a video resolution if available. That doesn't mean your device can play it. I can take a 750p iphone and view any 1080p video. But I wont be seeing it in 1080p on a 750p iPhone...DUH!!!!!!!!!

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 13:29

69. legiloca (Posts: 1387; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


I need no opinions from an elderly person who types essays instead of comments..

posted on 28 Feb 2016, 15:02 1

72. Macready (Posts: 951; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


Except he did state facts. Youtube always shows all options, regardless of your screen resolution and then downscales to whatever your max resolution is.

posted on 26 Feb 2016, 01:23

70. kajam (Posts: 209; Member since: 24 Jun 2015)


Don't forget that this website is visited by all gender and ages so don't be surprise if you seen a comment like this

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 07:43 6

18. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Hello iPhone user! So, I have heard you really, REALLY like iPhones. You have already probably heard of the iPhone 6S (which came out in late 2015). Well, if you need any help with your new phone, contact a Samsung user! We have already had your 4k photos/video, 750p screens, ultra advanced processors, third party support (well, you still don't have much of that), and SO MUCH MORE for such a long while now (2012)! So, if you need help with your "new" phone, contact a Samsung user. We had your crap for years!

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 08:04 3

19. cdm283813 (Posts: 354; Member since: 10 Jan 2015)


Hard to believe the size difference. That iPhone is huge!

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 08:41 10

20. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Funny how 2 phones with the exact same screen size, and one looks like an oversized ugly rushed piece of crap. even the Note 5 feels so much smaller than the iPhoen 6+.

The difference in experience at doing something vs we can try to do it too approach and screw it up.

I dont understand how the new S Edge and the Note 5 which pack 4 times the hardware prowness and more hardware features and has a bigger battery, can all fit into a smaller device than the iPhone.

Makes you wonder, why si the iPhone battery so small, when it could house a larger one?

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 08:50 3

27. SamsungPhanboy (banned) (Posts: 765; Member since: 31 Mar 2015)


Techie... You hate Apple products. We all understand, believe me.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 09:03 8

30. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Hate? Really? What did I say that wasn't true.

again fool, I don't hate the iPhone. I've own 2 models and I still have my iPhone 4.

The problem fool which you can't see is the facts I stated.
How is the S and Note smaller yet pack in more hardware and features, such as fast/wireless charging, 4 times the CPU size, 4 times the RAM, 4 times the storage and a larger battery?

The S7 claims 2 days on a single charge ina device smaller than the iPhone 6S+. But all you can say is hate? Hate of what?

I don't need to hate a company that has tones on money and yet choose to make s**tty ass products.

To bad you don't see it that way.

Its $599 vs $649. The difference is $50 in retail pricing. The S is easily a $800 phone with the Note being easily worth $1000 considering what is inside.

I like the iPhone. I just don't like spending money on worthless toys.
If Apple wants my money, I need a phone with an open file system, USB Storage, and being able to transfer any file over BT/AirDrop.

Again I am comparing a phone that has 1/4th the features of the Note, 1/2 the features of the Galaxy S that costs more gives less.

Is thsi the best you can come up with? Why don't you go off yourself, you're just as useless as an iPhone.

posted on 22 Feb 2016, 15:57 1

55. MrHate (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Feb 2015)


That feel when 4GB RAM is 4 times bigger than 2GB and 264GB (with a 200GB microSD card) is 4 times bigger than 128GB and when only looking at the numbers of the CPU's instead of the real life performance where there is at maximum just a small difference.

If you don't call this pure ignorance and hate I don't know what's wrong with you.
But hey what else can you expect from someone who spends half his day on phonearena and writes 500 word essays every time there is something about Apple and has to state how superior Samsung (Android) is. If this isn't hate then you have a serious problem friend.

posted on 24 Feb 2016, 11:04

67. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I compared a base model of a phone, to a base model of a phone.
Yes the iPhone has 2Gb of RAM now, I know this. considering the OS takes 1Gb away from you, that gives you 1GB for Your usage.

My device has 4GB of RAM and the OS secured roughly 500MB...leaving be roughly 4 times the RAm availability for MY usage.

Minor difference? really?My Note houses a bigegr battery, yet charges in half the time. That's minor? My Note can display 100% of the same screen content, in one-handed model, whiel the iPhone loses 40% of what was on the screen. That's minor? My phone last 2 24 hours days on a charge based on my usage. No iPhone I have ever uses with my exact same usage lasts more than a day. That's minor?

2M more pixels in a display that is only slightly larger, yet uses less power is in YOUR words...minor difference?

I didnt even mention 128Gb of internal flash size, because my Note doesnt even offer that. It came 32/64. The base iPhone comes with 16GB at $649 which is exactly the price of a base iPhone. So my device cam with 4 times the storage space. After all what is 4 x 16? Is it not 64? My device has 8 cores vs the iphoen at 2. 4 x 2 is 8? That is 4 times?

yet my device starts at $699 vs 649 and look how much MORe i got just for 50$. I have a higher resolution, top rated more accurate color display, I have better cameras, I have better capability liek smart stay, spliscreen and more. What does the iPhone have? A name...That's it. That si what you get for your money...just like Nike, Hilfiger and more. You're paying for a name. I dont believe in paying for only a name. I believ in paying for value for every frikkin dollar.

Havign a lot of money doesnt mean I need to waste it.

These are clothes my friends and I could wear. This ain't Prada. I don't want to be one of those celebrities that slaps their name on a label and collects royalty checks. Everything on that runway reflects me.
Nicky Hilton

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She also said once, just because I can afford to pay $500 for a pair jeans, doesn't mean I jhave too. After all what does a pair of $500 jeans do that a $50 pair can't do? NOTHING.

The iPhone cant even do 50% of the things the Note can out the box. So I choose to not pay for it. That is my choice. That sint hate...ist my choice. I dont fault peopel for chosing what they like. I fault idiots from tryign to make their "CHOICE" seem better when it sint.

I dont even like the Note 5 PERIOD. I like the Note as a phone because it has the features I need and want. Even if I didnt like the Note, it si still better than any iPhone. There are things that are better that are not up for debate to subjective reasoning. THIS IS ONE OF THEM.

The Note is the best phone in its class because THERE IE NO OTHER PHONE IN ITS CLASS.

The Note isnt better because i bought it. Nothing I buy is better than what you buy simply because I won it. I bough tit because it was best for me.

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