Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6s: three-way specs comparison


The hot new Android flagship in town is, undoubtedly, the Galaxy S7, a phone that sets the bar high for 2016. It seems to have it all - exquisite design, saucy specs, and promising camera, which are all requirements for having a bestseller. 

Don't believe us? Well, just take a look at last year's Galaxy S6 specs sheet and you will notice in no time that the Galaxy S7 is a big leap forward on all fronts. 

What about the other hot thing on the block, the Apple iPhone 6s? Well, comparing specs between an iPhone and an Android is a bit ridiculous as these are not that comparable, but still, we've thrown one for a good measure.

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone 6s

Display

Size

5.1 inches
5.1 inches
4.7 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

72.30 %
70.48 %
65.71 %

Peak brightness

 
 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Apple A9 APL0898

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit

GPU

Adreno 530
Mali-T760 MP8
PowerVR GT7600

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4
2GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
128GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
2550 mAh
1715 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Fast charging
 

Stand-by time

 
 
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)

Talk time (3G)

28.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1325 min)
23.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1325 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1325 min)

Internet use

3G: 11 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 12 hours
3G: 10 hours; LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 11 hours

Music playback

55.00 hours
57.00 hours
50.00 hours

Video playback

16.00 hours
13.00 hours
11.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
16 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

HDR, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 MP
5 MP
5 MP

Video capture

 
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches (142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm)
5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches (138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm)

Weight

5.36 oz (152 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
 
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys
 

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 699
 
$ 849


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Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung TouchWiz UI
Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2550 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    Samsung TouchWiz UI
G5
  • Display 5.3 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
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