Apple iPhone 6s vs Samsung Galaxy S7

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Display

Display size

4.7 inches
5.1 inches

Resolution

750 x 1334 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

326 ppi
576 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

65.71 %
72.30 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A9 APL0898
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996

Processor

Dual-core, 1840 MHz, Twister, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

PowerVR GT7600
Adreno 530

RAM

2 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
32 GB

Available to use

 
24.5 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 200 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

iOS (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

1715 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Stand-by time

10.0 days (240 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1404 min)
28.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1404 min)

Internet use

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

Music playback

50.00 hours
55.00 hours

Video playback

11.00 hours
16.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

Sapphire crystal lens cover, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

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

Flash

Dual LED
LED

Software Features

HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Geo tagging
RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Scenes, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

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

Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

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

5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.36 oz (152 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys

Keys

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors

Gold, Silver, Rose gold, Space gray
Black, Gold, Silver, Pink, White, Pink gold

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
 

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A
EDGE, GPRS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

 
DLNA, Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
4.2

Profiles/ Protocols

 
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP)

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Lightning
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, OTG, Mass storage device

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Mobile Payment

Apple Pay
Samsung Pay

Other

NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible

M3, T4
M4, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Sep 09, 2015
Feb 12, 2016

FCC ID value: BCG-E2946A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG930F link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.45 W/kg
0.43 W/kg

Body

0.38 W/kg
1.06 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.58 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

 
1.03 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 849
$ 699

Availability

Officially announced

Sep 09, 2015
Feb 21, 2016
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