Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Huawei nova 3

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Display

Display size

5.5 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 2340 pixels

Aspect Ratio

 
19.5:9

Pixel density

534 ppi
409 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

76.09 %
84.26 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 27 mm

Second camera

 
24 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Black and White, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal Length: 27 mm

Flash

LED
LED

Software Features

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

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)

Features

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

Front

5 megapixels
24 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Dual-Camera

Video capture

 
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30 inches (150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm)
6.18 x 2.90 x 0.29 inches (157 x 73.7 x 7.3 mm)

Weight

5.54 oz (157 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.86 oz (166 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Keys

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

Colors

Black, Gold, Silver, Pink, White
Black, Gold, Purple, Blue, Red

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264
MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
HiSilicon Kirin 970

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2360 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
Mali-G72 MP12

RAM

4 GB LPDDR4
6 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32 GB
128 GB

Available to use

24.4 GB
 

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 200 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (8.1 Oreo), Emotion UI

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)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging
Mass storage device

Charging connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
 

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

M4, T3
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30
Bands 1, 3, 5, 8

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

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

GSM

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

Data

LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSPA
 

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
EDGE, GPRS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
 

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3600 mAh
3750 mAh

Type

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

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Huawei SuperCharge

Talk time (3G)

36.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
 

Internet use

3G: 13 hours; LTE: 15 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours
 

Music playback

66.00 hours
 

Video playback

19.00 hours
 

Internet browsing

Browser

 
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
 

Built-in online services support

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
 

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer
Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk
Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Feb 12, 2016
 

FCC ID value: A3LSMG935F link
 

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.27 W/kg
 

Body

0.66 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
 

Wireless Router

0.96 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Quick start guide, Charger, Warranty Card (optional), Headset, Eject pin, Type-C cable, TPU Protective case (optional), TP protective film (attached on the phone before delivery and dependent on market)

MSRP price

$ 799
 

Availability

Officially announced

Feb 21, 2016
Jul 18, 2018
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