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.

Display

Size

5.1 inches
4.7 inches
5.1 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

70.48 %
65.71 %
72.30 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Mali-T760 MP8
PowerVR GT7600
Adreno 530

RAM

3GB LPDDR4
2GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

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

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

2550 mAh
1715 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

Fast charging
 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Stand-by time

 
10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 20 days (472 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

23.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
28.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Internet use

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

Music playback

57.00 hours
50.00 hours
55.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
11.00 hours
16.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

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
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

5 MP
5 MP
5 MP

Video capture

2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
 
 

Design

Dimensions

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)
5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches (142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

4.87 oz (138.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (185 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (185 g)
5.36 oz (152.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (185 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
 
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics

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

Features

Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys
 
Touch sensitive control keys

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 849
$ 699


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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
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo LG UX UI

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