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 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A9, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2750 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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81. ChaoticRage

Posts: 154; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

For F***sake. Someone wrote 3 back to back essays.

77. srgonu

Posts: 576; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

If PA can take their foucs out of iPhones, they will understand that most of these exist on most of the Android phones since way back.

58. robcar

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 18, 2011

Should have been 50 things that the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge has over the Apple iPhone 6s Plus. S7 is better in every way, at least 9 of 10 times.

53. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

PA, for God sake...WTF can't you get something so simple as a measurement correct? Would you ever get an iPhone measurement wrong? The Galaxy S6 Edge+ was a 5.7" display phone, equal in display size to the Galaxy Note 5. When you bastards talk about samsung phones, you don't even try to get the information right. In fact you dont even care. If you hate Samsung so much, why not stop putting Samsung articles. Out of ALL the OEM's you report stuff on with tech data, you get Samsung data info wronf 99.9% of the time. Galaxy S6 Edge+ Specs: NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE LAUNCH Announced 2015, August Status Available. Released 2015, August BODY Dimensions 154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm (6.08 x 2.98 x 0.27 in) Weight 153 g (5.40 oz) Build Corning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel SIM Nano-SIM - Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified) DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Size 5.7 inches (~75.6% screen-to-body ratio) Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~518 ppi pixel density) Multitouch Yes Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4 - TouchWiz UI - Curved edge screen PLATFORM OS Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) Chipset Exynos 7420 Octa CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1.0 GHz Cortex-A57 GPU Mali-T760MP8 MEMORY Card slot No Internal 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM CAMERA Primary 16 MP, f/1.9, 28mm, OIS, autofocus, LED flash, check quality Features 1/2.6" sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, Auto HDR, panorama Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec., check quality Secondary 5 MP, f/1.9, 22mm, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Loudspeaker Yes 3.5mm jack Yes COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE, apt-X GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS NFC Yes Radio No USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2 Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM Browser HTML5 Java No - Wireless charging (Qi/PMA) - market dependent - ANT+ support - S-Voice natural language commands and dictation - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic - MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player - MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player - Photo/video editor - Document editor BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery Stand-by Talk time Up to 20 h (3G) Music play Up to 66 h MISC Colors Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titan, White Pearl, Pink SAR US 1.22 W/kg (head) 1.48 W/kg (body) SAR EU 0.22 W/kg (head) 0.58 W/kg (body) Price group 9/10 TESTS Performance Basemark OS II: 1833 / Basemark X: 26333 Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.615 (sunlight) Camera Photo / Video Loudspeaker Voice 65dB / Noise 64dB / Ring 70dB Audio quality Noise -93.3dB / Crosstalk -93.7dB Battery life Endurance rating 83h

54. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Show me PA where you see a 5.5" display for this phone. Fix your mistake...Geez!

55. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Not even going to bother reading this comment to be completely honest lol. EDIT: LMAO you made yourself look dumb. It's the S7 Edge they're talking about (common sense since it just got announced) and you're talking about the S6 Edge? Something is definitely wrong with you.

63. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You dont have to read it. You can't even read a 2-line sentence correctly. Here I will post it for you since you too obviously can't read: QUOTE: "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," Do you not see this? IT SAYS SPECIFICALLY LAST YEARS GALAXY S^ at 5.1, S^ EDGE at 5.1 and the Edge+ at 5.5"... So see you can't even correct me properly when you yourself is WRONG!!!

64. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

If you going to correct someone, make sure your own correction, is actually correct. Here I will quote the sentence again: "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"

80. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Go Techie go.

57. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Don't you fell tired??

65. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No I don't. Why? Should I? Because I type so much? I use to be a writer. I wrote children books, books for schools, essays and more. In high school, fellow students paid me money to write papers for them. I even was paid to write college term papers and thesis. For a short time I had my own business, doing resumes, professional letters, cards and more. I made enough money to have my present business, structure cabling. Every year I create 100's of detailed documents that explain installs to the very "T". I do make mistakes rushing, but I love writing/typing. I also make sure I provide substance for my post and not fanboy one liners. I don't care who does or doesn't like it. Everyone has their way.

42. DFranch

Posts: 573; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Where are you getting that the S7 Edge has 64GB? At least in the US it is only 32. I wish it was 64GB, I have that now on my droid turbo, and I'm hesitant to go back to 32.

37. Raito

Posts: 82; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Xperia X series better than S7/S7 edge ,at least for me

79. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

They are equal. And Samsung Servicw Centers are not so anoying like Sony's. And Sony's spare parts are too expensives compared to the others with the same quality. That is the reason why Sony doomed in the first place.

15. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Only 5? If I listed the extra features the S7/Android actually has I'd be on all day.

13. obedchuni

Posts: 341; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Samsung listened to their customer, I m sure that techieXP will not use iphone 4s with 1GB ram, as he wrote in the earlier post about telling that he had an iphone 4s with 1GB Ram, and really what kinda multitask you do on a phone, I mean seriously watching youtube on 2.5 inch screen and browsing web on 3 inch....or just switching app.

22. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Using phone with one hand

67. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I never said I had a 4S with 1GB of RAM. I have an iPhone 4.

9. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Expandable storage is biggest feature mentioned here, so glad Samsung brought it back, now it's time for others to follow

8. KillTheKardashians

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

Poor Apple Customers =( that´s like poo in the hand

11. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

@KillTheLogic Yeah release of S7 automatically transforms 6s owners into being poor and forces their phones to become poo.

12. KillTheKardashians

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

yeah but poo is a good thing. Creamy,warm and fluffy =) I like it ;-)

84. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

RoTfLmFaO +1 Poor Apple fans.

7. BobLawblaw unregistered

The s7 being waterproof is a pretty big deal I'd say..

39. MedLEB unregistered

Water-Resistance*

5. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

-Better screen -Waterproofing Plus What #2 said Just sayin'

38. MedLEB unregistered

Water-Resistant*

45. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

So can you elaborate that the S7 is not waterproof at all?

74. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Five feet of water for over half an hour. That's pretty resistant.

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.

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