5 things that the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has over the Apple iPhone 6s Plus

The Galaxy S7 edge is out in all its dual-curved glory, and it is a beauty to behold. Samsung didn't change much about its design language, when compared to the Galaxy S6 edge+, but gave it a facelift, softening the corners and making it look noticeably more refined than its predecessor. As can be expected, the Galaxy S7 edge also rocks the best of the best in terms of currently available hardware – the Snapdragon 820 (or Exynos 8890 outside of the US), 4 GB of RAM, a very impressive camera, and a 5.5-inch QHD (1440 x 2560) Super AMOLED display.

While last year Samsung may have overdone it a bit, with a 5.1-inch Galaxy S6, a 5.1-inch Galaxy S6 edge, and then a 5.5-inch Galaxy S6 edge+ after some months, this time around the manufacturer seems to have narrowed its focus down a bit. The “regular” Galaxy S7 is the standart-sized 5.1-inch flagship from the company, while the Galaxy S7 edge has a phablet-class 5.5-inch display, creating a much more obvious difference between the duo of announced handsets.

It's only natural that comparisons will be drawn and decisions will have to be made by customers who are looking to buy a new phablet early this year. And one of Sammy's biggest competitors is, of course Apple, who's newest smartphones are the regular-sized iPhone 6s and its giant sibling – the iPhone 6s Plus. So, phablet-a-phablet, what does the Galaxy S7 edge have over the iPhone 6s Plus? Let's check it out!

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iPhone 6s Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2750 mAh(24h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)



1. TyrionLannister unregistered

Not these articles again. Now there will be an opposite article in 30 minutes of iPhone 6s having features over S7. Fanboy flame wars on both articles.

3. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Some of the points being: It runs iOS It's part of Apple's eco system Customer support Long term updates Same ole points made everytime for iPhones

33. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Apple also has a 'Superbezel' technology

36. sgodsell

Posts: 7195; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You guys forgot that the S7 has waterproofing. That should be another plus for the S7. The iPhones never had waterproofing.

50. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

And bigger battery's, so battery battery life, also better camera

72. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

+1 ... I AGREE

2. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

You forgot: - No fast charging - No OIS (in the not plus model anyway) - Far lower pixel density - Still LCD (wait until they switch to OLED and Apple fanboys will declare Apple invented it) - Still starts at ridiculous 16GB of internal storage The only competitive things hardware-wise the iPhone has is its SOC and storage system.

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

You forgot: That PA has a job of trying to appear 'unbiased'. So if they'd mentioned 10 points in favour S7 edge against 6s instead of 5 then they'll struggle to find 10 in favour if 6s against S7 edge for the article they'll be posting in any minute now. Its a quest for unbiasness. Its above a mere mortal like us would understand. But only few like PA could achieve.

6. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

LCD isn't a con, Apple has best LCD panel in the game and even though I would love to have AMOLED in iPhone I never, never complained about colors on my iPad or Macbook, of course black is better but rest? On par I'd say

17. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

S7 (edge) on displaymate: S7 (Edge) display the best in the business So either the blacks are THAT good or its better in most cases (colour reproduction, brightness, reflectiveness, Sunglasses capability (Polarized ones)

48. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Samsung has had the best display since the S5 only being out done by the next Samsung model

19. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Its not only colors. With Amoled you have other advantage such as: 1. Always-on display without draining considerable battery. 2. Ability to turn-off several pixels to turn conserve powerhttps://goo.gl/9R85cf 3. Bringing the brightness down to 2 nits at night. 4. Better legibility in sun. I know you 'never complained' about your iPad but the prices people pay for these flagship devices they just don't want to be satisfied by not complaining but deserve to receive the very best the technology has to offer.

20. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

iPhones LCD gets pretty bright on max settings 1, 2 you mentioned are good points but I had Glance Screen on my Lumia 1020 and I switched it off because it always took some energy. I doubt I would use it on S7 but I think LED notifications are enough, the LED lights up, you see you got notification so you turn the screen on and see what's up. But lack of LED in iPhones if f.ckin incredibly pathetic

43. sgodsell

Posts: 7195; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

So do other Android phones. Even some mid range Android devices that have IPS displays as well, have brighter displays than Apples iPhones IPS displays. Apple is behind the times. Anyone who only looks at Apple these days is like an ostrich.

10. Kumar123 unregistered

-No fast charging also means better lasting battery in the long run -No excuse here, they should have included OIS in 6s. -You have to remember iPhone use RGB panels over Samsungs supers**tty pentile matrix. So basically their 750p screen equals samsung's 1080p screen in sharpness. -Thank god they still use LCD. No need to use immature oled tech that still leaves burn in screen. - No excuse here. They should start with at least 32 GB. iPhone is fur more responsive and quicker than galaxy phones. Not to mention iPhone are fur better looking than cheap and plasticy looking samsung phones. And iPhone have the best app ecosystem and accessories. Far better update policy and customer support.

14. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

@Kumar it must be fun being this stupid, no excuses :) *grabs popcorn*

18. Kumar123 unregistered

Still far better than Samsung peasant like you.

24. TerryTerius unregistered

THIS is what I don't understand. Considering galaxy s and note devices are either evenly (or higher) priced to their iPhone competitors… In what way is somebody a "peasant" for buying something that is in the same damn price bracket as your device? And why would you think spending more money makes you a better person anyway? I get it, you're a fanboy. That's your prerogative. But at least make sense with your derogatory comments towards total strangers.

85. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Apple users are all stupid. Even Apple admits it. We cater for idiots.

16. BobLawblaw unregistered

Cheap and plastic looking samsung phones? Where the hell have you been for the past year?

26. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

he's a Cheapo Samsung hater lol.

25. CedoNulli

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 25, 2016

They actually are no longer using Pentile Matrix. It's now something they are calling "Diamond Pixels" as seen here: displaymate.com/Diamond_34.html (You will have to copy and paste as my account is to new to post links) And you can read more about the display here: displaymate.com/Galaxy_S7_ShootOut_1.htm It should look a lot better then Pentile Matrix. No idea if it will look as good as a IPS LCD though.

30. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Are you serious, look at the two phones side by side as Phone Arena correctly points out "The iPhone 6s Plus has a screen-to-body of about 67.9% and it's noticeably clunkier, and just looks less refined in a side-by-side comparison." What they did not mention is the iPhone is also significantly heavier and real Porker of a phone, despite far less powerful internals and a much smaller battery. Of the two the Edge is far better and more modern looking. Fast charging is a great feature and to fast charge an iPhone you have to use a bigger charger which is far more likely to negatively effect the battery. There is no burn-in on modern Amoled phones from my experience. Samsungs Amoled are recognised as the best screens not just on phones but TV's and other tech as well.

34. ph00ny

Posts: 2025; Member since: May 26, 2011

Please explain to me how number of subpixel changes the pixel count? It's obvious you don't understand the purpose of subpixels at all

40. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

In that way that while you got a display with 100 by 300 subpixels, you can either count them by three and make a 100x100 pixel display, or count them by two and make a display that has the same sharpness, yet you can market it as 100x150 one for free.

49. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Sorry, but you're not as educated as a more respectable member at PA. "better lasting battery in the long run" Not to bash you on this but I don't know what experiment proves this, all I know is that battery will theoretically have the same age depending on the number of charges you do to it. "Samsungs supers**tty pentile matrix" "So basically, their 750p screen equals Samsung's 1080p screen in sharpness" Pure BS, Samsung's different pixel pattern does not translate to a less sharp screen. You should try using it first and compare them side by side. With that being said, the fact that you refer to "samsung's 1080p screen" is indeed fallacious because Samsung uses 1440p for their new phones, the S7 included. "No need to use immature OLED tech" Is that even relevant that you claim that it "still leaves burn in screen" while there have been very few cases of that happening? The case percentage of burning OLED and defective iPhone screens is probably the same. "iPhone is fur more responsive and quicker than galaxy phones" This is a very ignorant statement. There is a fact that states that S6 devices is as responsive as comparable iPhone devices. "better looking than cheap and plasticy looking" This is a very "cheap and plasticy" statement First, "better" is a subjective perspective. Doesn't matter at all, as it all depends on the person. It doesn't make them better for everyone else. Second, Samsung Phones are not cheap and plasticky, unless you like to deny facts. "Far better update policy and customer support" Okay, I agree that it probably has been better for you but I am objecting to the 'far' here. Do you have any idea how Samsung update policy and customer support is? I guess not because you're not stating the right facts. Again, please educate yourself before posting something.

56. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

FALSE. Fast charging doesn't make the battery last any less long. That is the most stupid thing I ever heard. Teh battery used is designed to work with the fast charging...stupid. If you try to fast charge a battery that wasn't designed to be fast charged, then what you said would be a 100% fact. But if you use batteries designed to be fast charge, then they dont degrade. You are the most technically ignorant moron on this site. How can you spew such BS, when you can just Google the facts in less than 5 seconds? QUOTE: "Many USB chargers provide additional power to charge batteries faster. Less waiting is a clear draw, but many say doing so reduces battery life. Technically it does, but not enough to really matter. Green energy site Green Batteries explains: For practical purposes with batteries that are designed to be quick charged, for example, Sanyo, GP, POWERhaus, that is not true. " http://lifehacker.com/5986878/rapid-charging-can-decrease-your-batterys-lifespan-but-it-doesnt-matter This is simple common sense which you haters who always want to give misinformation have. You sound like a complete an uttered fool. I hate calling people names, but when you say or do something so stupid, I have no choice. I dont care what you think about me, but i will tell you when you are wrong and YOU ARE WRONG.

61. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Any phone that would support fast charging capabilities, use a special battery that is designed from the ground up to be fast charged. How many times are you going to charge a battery? I on average keep my phone for only 6 months to a year tops. When I sell my phones, even after a year, they still hold their original charge with no issue. Also, in many devices, if you attach a fast charger to a phoen that doesnt support it, even though it will charge a little faster due to the high voltage, the controller for the charger inside the phone, isnt goign to allow it the full voltage. That is why if you use an IPad charge with an iPhone, it will charge it only slightly faster. From zero%, the iPhone 6S9+ charges from zero with the Ipad charger and finishes only 20 minutes faster. Which means its not charging all that fast. While my Note 5 with fast charging does so in less than 120mins. Someone should slap you for choosing to be purposely stupid, when you dont have to be. With information being literally at your fingertips, for any poster or tech site like PA to give wrong information is just sad. Come on PA, correct your mistake. the S6 Edge+ is a 5.7" phone...not 5.5".

59. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Cheap plasticky? Really? Wven when Samsung used plastic, it was a better grade than the plastic other OEM's used. The back on the phone were simply made with less plastic to the door can easily be removed and not damage. You could bend the door totally over and it would go right back in place. and not have a fold mark. That isnt cheap, its resilient. Plastic and Aluminum actually cost roughly the same to product. Also, poly-carbonate is not a "plastic. It is a polymer based composite made of many material which include carbon. Carbon actually provides strength while being light. Such technology and composites are use on jet planes and bikes. I have a Carbon Fiber bike. The tubes are made of the same polymer base only thicker. It is then wrapped with carbon stands to add strength. Because it is a composit material, the process is actually MORE EXPENSIVE than plastic. In fact if you went and priced a carbon Fiber bike vs a Aluminum bike from the same brand with the exact same parts and components, the carbon model will cost more. Considering the Note 3 took 150lbs or pressure to make it bend to the point of deformity, I wouldn't find that to be cheap...consider the iPhone took only half as much weight. Because it actually was the cheap piece of s**t. Pentile Matrix? The Note 3 screen was the best in its class at the time. They improved on the display with the S5 which used the same alignment, but was done better. It didnt make the screen any less sharp. But the Note 3 color reproduction wasnt as good as the S5 and every Samsung phone after it. After the S5, no phone from any OEM has had a top display. EVER! If you are goign to try to start a debate, at least have facts on yoru side you idiot. I hate idiots liek you. I dont care what phone you own. I dont even care if the phone you own is better than mine. What i do care about is when your phone isnt and you lie and claim it is with your bogus facts and opinions. There has been no smartphone in the industry BETTER than the latest Galaxy models based on ALL TECH SIGHTS. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge received the highest award in craftsmanship and design. Something the iPhone has not gotten. if Samsung hadn't misread how popular the Edge model was going to be, they shoudl have simply made the S6 and Edge models only and they woudl have sold 70M+ easy vs the 45M they sold. You are a stone cold idiot. Please go back in the basement, open Google web search and just look up the facts of your claims.

86. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Great post Techie. +1

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