Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus

The Galaxy S7 has been substantially overhauled on the inside when stacked against the Galaxy S6, but on the outside, it looks more or less identical. The situation with the Galaxy S7 edge is a bit different, primarily because it has grown in size compared to the Galaxy S6 edge. This makes it a potentially fearsome competitor to the iPhone 6s Plus, which happens to be in the same display size category...
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1. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Samsung have beated apple in almost everything in the phone except in software that the only reason why apple is still selling more iphones than samsung.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No. I wouldn't say the software is why Apple sells more phones. More of marketing prowess and the fact it's a USA company. Apple jump out first and created a sizable based, while it took the Galaxy Saturday 3 years to appear on seen and make a splash. Even though the S sold more devices if it's first 2 models compared to Apple, Apple had already established itself as the leader. The S has been better than the iPhone in so many ways it's hard to list. Samsung has proven that bigger is better and they don't better by making it bigger yet be smaller than the competition. Samsung is the Android sells eager having sold over 430M phones in a single year, with 50% of those sales just being from the S and Note. IOS to me is boring, not intuitive. After maybe watching youtube on the iPhone and playing a few games, there is nothing else to do with the phone. Compare to the S, the S offers its own benefits and features you can enjoy without launching a single app. This is a huge advantage to me. It's isn't better. It's less secire, it's smoother because it doesn't offer anything. No full multitasking, no splitscreen and many other things the South offers. Considering the S does way more and is equally as fast or faster than the iPhone shows how powerful it really is.

45. htcisthebest

Posts: 437; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Quote from TechieXP1969: "It's isn't better. It's less secire, it's smoother because it doesn't offer anything. No full multitasking, no splitscreen and many other things the South offers." Well said! The iPhone only has a small number of features and most of these features are not as technologically advanced as in the Galaxies. If the iPhone had as many features as the Galaxy, it would most likely run much slower than the Galaxy.

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 31280; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Same s**t, different day. You post all this crap to say the same crap, you said in your last post.

54. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Let me ask you Darkk, what do you consider yourself to be when it comes to tech. Are you a basic consumer or are you a tech nerd? Since you're always trying to call out my posts, explain what you are. What do you look for in a phone. See I'm a tech nerd and let me explain to you why the iPhone is boring to me. When I shop for a phone, being a tech nerd; I look for the things computers/phone DON'T have in commom. First all all phones have a least common denominator. In other words, no matter what brand you choose, there are factors to where these options are identical. What I look at are the things a phone can do that another. When you compare the iPhone to the Galaxy S, they both have functions that are fairly identical and are expected on nearly every phone. What I find boring about iOS is the exact same things I find boring about phones that use Vanilla Android. This is why I don't buy phones by LG, Sony or the Nexus. All 3 of them do make great devices, but not devices I want. Since I am a tech nerd, I want a phone that actually has advanced features. The iPhone doesn't have one single advanced feature, yet it is priced like one. Example, the camera. Apple has basically dumb down a DSLR camera to a mode where you have no control whatsoever. For a person who just wants to point ans shot, I have no issue with having typical things already set in auto-mode. But having advanced features in the same UI for those that want them is a plus and in fact SHOULD be there whether you think your user base will use them or not. The benefit of having advanced features, is to teach people what they do know. Se I personally knew nothing about cameras because I've never own a fancy DSLR. But thanks to the S and Note, what I did is open the advanced mode, I looked up the terms of what those things do and I learn how to create my own custom settings to take photos the way I want them, not the way Samsung says I should. If you dumb everything down and just make it simple, you leave out people like me who don't want everything dumbed down. Force Touch could be an advanced feature, but Apple rushed to make it available; but didnt make it do anything worthy of it implementation. I based this on 2 factors. 1st, I bought an iPhone 6S Plus and I had it for a week tryign it out. I even stated more than once, the only plus I saw is with the camera I could choose record and photo before actually opening the camera app. However because the S6/7/Note5 all have a double tap of the home to open the camera, I can still open the camera and choose photo or video faster than what Force Touch does. Peek and Pop is stupid because I can already do this with my SPen. I hover my pen over any HTML link and I can get an idea what information is there without opening the link, just like I can from a PC. A quick tap and I can see even more. 2nd - I based my conclusion on looking at a demo of how Synaptics shows it could be applied and found the demo to be far...

60. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

more useful vs Apple rush to beat everyone else and make a useless poor implementation of something I think is gimmicky and useless anyways. When I first bought a Droid Charge which was basically the Android version of a then Windows Phone device they made, I hated it. I still don't like TouchWiz. What I do like about TW is Samsung brought added functions to Android that arent native to the Android code like Splitscreen, like being able to have a video window open on top of other apps and more. This for me is a huge plus vs waiting on Google or Apple to bring such capabilities that already existed in Apple's case, in their own desktop operating system. And the fact the iPad because of its size never even had split-screen from day one is pure Apple BS and trying to milk people for money. Now that is how I choose to see it, you can see however you want. Apple is doing right now with the iPad and iPhone as the video game industry tried to do in the 80's and 90's which almost killed it. Trying to piece-mill capabilities on console at a time vs making a better console with better tech which existed. Example, how is it my PC had an awesome 64bit gaming GPU, get video games started with 8Bit? Then each machine simply double this one at a time. That is BS. If I am goign to pay $700 for a phone, I want it to have what YOU woudl consider useless gimmicky features. Why? Because why shoudl I pay $700 for a phone that doesn't have them. And since the iPhone doesn't have ANY advanced features IMO, why should I buy it? When I bought 2 iPhone for me specifically, I bought them because they contained advanced features compared to other offerings. This is no longer the case so I moved to what I consider a better option for my money. I have nothign against Apple's iPhone, I still like the iPhone. It is "one" of the best phones I have ever had. Today it is not the best phone and hasn't been for at least 3 years and running. What I hate is the constant comparing of the iPhone on a basic level to a phone that is beyond basic. The Galaxy S can be made to function and be as boring as an iPhone or any Vanilla Android toting phone. Samsung chose to make it more than this. Every time someone claims the iPhone is better at something I say be specific. The only think any phone can be better at vs another is to, one have a feature that the other doesnt have or do a similar feature better. TBH and fair, the iPhone does do a few things better than what Samsung offers, I simply feel it is not enough things based on my needs. When the iPhone offers those things I will get an iPhone again. My 3 must haves 1. I MUST HAVE USB STORAGE 2. I MUST BE ABLE TO TRANSFER ANY FILE VIA BLUETOOTH 3. I MUST HAVE BETTER WAYS TO SHARE DATA, THAT DOESN'T REQUIRE ME TO DO SOME STUPID WORKAROUND VS DOING THINGS IN A NORMAL STRAIGHTFORWARD PROCESS. Storing my personal files on my device and not the cloud, because i go to places where I dont have wifi or internt

61. darkkjedii

Posts: 31280; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You said all that in post 18. If the iPhone doesn't have a single advanced feature, then just don't buy one. Problem solved whiner.

63. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Fair enough. But again dude...look at the price. Now look at the spec cheer. I am not talking just having specs to brag, what I am talking about are 2 phones that cost the same and why one is spec'd considerably less. No phone needs an octacore CPU. But the technology exists, so if I can buy a phone with it, it provides some benefit, then I buy it. We dont need 1440p...we dont need 1080p on a phone. But the S comes with 1440p, why could I pay the same price for an iPhone and only get 1080p? Just liek PA in their BS articles say 1440p is nothign more than bragging right, was it only bragging right when Apple at the time with the iPhone 4 for example, was it also just braggign rights? No, the iPhoen was considered better simply because they had a display that had a higher resolution and PPI vs the competition. But now that not the case, now its only just a bragging right because Apple no longer leads in this regard. Same about quality for the display. The IPS display Apple chose was very sharp, very bright in colors even to the poitn some colors were a bit saturate. It wa snever talked about in a bad way. Now Samsung has this and oh god PA especially makes it a point to talk about it, even though you can change the default mode to a more accurate color tone. SOmethign they rarely ever bring up to educate their readers. Because the point of PA isnt education. It to promote clicks by purposely bring in many cases half-assed truths, lied and to promote fighting in the posts to get more clicks. They dont care if you leave him as dumb as you came. Because fact is, you can't make money off smart people, you make money off dumb people. ASK THE BANKS. ASK MADOFF how he made-off with peoples life savings.

96. EnjoyDeath

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

By the way There is a massive advantage of having a 2k screen even better 4k and everybody dreams of 8k this is for vr of course virtual reality, my s7 edge came yesterday, the vr set came for free, let me tell you this, the vr experience is unique and amazing i think its the future of our consumer technology, just browsing, watching videos and playing games made the simplest of things amazing, but due to 2k i could see the pixels, although small, they are annoying and the resolution is equivalent to about 480p when you look around. hence the dream of a 4k/8k display. So stop it with the bulls**t that 1080p is just as good as 2k, it simply isn't. i tried an apple display with my gear vr the display looked like one of those old 100 by 100 pixel displays you know, first gen pokemon but worse...

65. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

And I don't. When it did, I did buy them. Let me ask you this. Would you go to a car brand and by a base model car, for the same price as a car that has lots of bells and whistles? Ok, take whatever car you like and comsider its price with the fetures you have vs its price if it was a stripped down basic car. Let's take an example. Lets take a Merceded Benz C300 for roughly $35,000. Now would you for and buy a car from another brand for teh same $35,000 and yet it didnt have any of the features beyond the basic stripped down car for the same price? If no, then why do the same for a phone? Consider, it costs Apple $250 to make an iPhone. It cost Samsung $280 to make a Galaxy S. Compare feature for feature and look how much MORE I get for their extra $50.00. Yet on retail both phones cost pretty much the same. I am not saying don't buy an iPhone. I am saying, when you spend your money, is you are goign to spend the same, how is a device that does more somehow a less attractive option? That si why I used the car example. If you saw a Ford Focus for $35,000 and a Mercedes Benz for $35,000 and you know a Focus doesnt offer what the Benz has, why would you still be willing to pay $35,000 for the Focus? I am not saying they need to match spec for spec with phones. I am saying that if your phone has a V4 engine and mine has a v12, your car shouldn't cost as much as mine.

105. riteshrkm

Posts: 157; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

Dude i agree with evrythng with what u said bt abt the comparison of cars....Here if ur talking of brand i guess its the other way round. Mercedes is iphone here and ford is Samsung. Samsung may have all the features which iphone doesn't... But apple is a bigger brand than samsung . it is.....n it will stay for sometym now...Till people stop buying it completely

114. jack63

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 21, 2016

Got that backwards DUDE! Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge = Mercedes iPhone 6s plus = Ford I know... I have the Samsung, my wife has the iPhone. I play with both... Samsung is the easy winner. BTW, iPhone/Apple isn't USA anymore... EVERYTHING is made and shipped from China where they make "cheap" stuff. Samsung isn't from China, but South Korea where they have been making phones long before China.

113. EnjoyDeath

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

I agree with all your posts on this subject, I go with the greatest bang for the buck, so far Samsung has offered the best there is at the best price, and the brand, to a certain extent are showing loyalty to their customers, I got the waterproof, the SD card, the camera, USB c is a shame it wasn't included but I'm sure they'll have it next year, and best of all the devices are compatible with everything, even iOS lol. On the other hand apple, if you go with apple you need everything to be apple otherwise things will get complicated and stop working, like using an iPhone with a pc, (bad idea unless u know what it doing and are ready to sacrifice more time and money). If you want an iPhone u need a mabook and everyothe apple gadget to make it compatible, if u have a Samsung device that runs android... U need a USB port :) and an SD card reader and an HDMI port, compatible with everything, and as u said the specs are on a whole different level.

52. VVayne

Posts: 103; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

"No full multitasking" Dude, you can have 10 tabs open in Safari and come back to them anytime. They won't drain battery, they won't dissapear when closing app, or rebooting. They will be still there. Even incognito chrome tabs. Sure, it does not reload in background, but you know still what you were watching. The 3D touch press on the side is very intuitive and when you get used to back swipe for a step back, you'll find the back button clunky and not very ergonomic. Talk about non existent multitasking. It is boring for you because you don't know how to use it. I bet you did not even try.

62. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Dude, when a device doesn't have multi-tasking, in a browser window you can still have multiple tabs showing different forms of data. You dont need multi-tasking for this. I can take any operating system and create a way for multiple tabs or windows to be open inside one application without multi-tasking. Windows for example, handles multiple tabs in IE, but simply loading a new Internet Explorer.exe file into RAM and simply displaying that page in the same window. But this isnt the only way. Force Touch is a good idea. However the way Apple chose to implement it was rush to be first convoluted concept. If you go an look at Synaptic own Demo of Force Touch, you can see ways it can be used which are far advanced and useful vs Apple's childish convoluted boring half-assed version of it. I know how to use it because i have an iPad. I compare it to what I can do on my Galaxy Note and my Note is more advanced vs the iPad and the iPhone combined. After all the iPhone and IPad both use the exact same iPhone OS as it has been which makes own both an iPhone and iPad dumb. The same can be said of Samsung. I bought a 10" Tab and a 12" Note. Niether device offered any benefit beyond size. They didnt offer any factor that I couldnt do On my Note. So first I had an iPhone 4S with my Tab 10.1. The big problem was tryign to share data beteen the 2. CANT. Then I did the reverse and got a Note phone and an iPad, again sharing certain forms of data is not possible. Having a small Not/iPhone or a big Note/iPad together still has the same issues. In fact even sharing data with an iPhone and a iPad at the time wasnt as straightforward as it is now. But it is still much easier to share data with even an older Samsung with a new one with no issue vs even sharing data between to brand new IOS devices. THIS IS FACT! 2 simple example. If I want to share a photo deom one iOS device to another, yes I can use AirDrop. It works very well. It si however no different vs WiFi Direct on Samsung deices. But here is the plus. With WiFi Direct I can share ANY file type that doesnt have to be sopecific to any app. I can share an Excel sheet and even if the device does have Microsoft Office, I can still use Google Doc or Hacom office which comes on thair tablets. When I share, that file is available to the app i chose, not a pre-determine default. Default apps is also a big deal to me. Apple forces you to open every http address in Safari. If I click on a link where I know the site contains media that Safari wont load, I have to copy the link and then manually open the browser that I know works with it like Chrome for example. But if I could set that as my default, it would never require me to copy and paste first. If I want to store a doc not in the cloud, I have to install some stupid wifi app and transfer the file to an iPhone using an IP address, then I cant access that file unless I again open this stupid app. That's dumb.

92. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Man! many people troll you but the above post makes total sense! Absolutely!

111. jack63

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 21, 2016

Apple is not really USA... everything is made in China. Samsung is not made in China but Korea.

115. ZackZL

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Well said. Cant agree more with you. I had problem explaining "which one is better? Apple or Samsung" to regular people. All they know is Iphone can take beautiful photos. *facepalm

116. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

you sir, nail it!

29. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

You greatly underestimate the "me too" factor. Most people buying iPhones don't know the difference between the latest TW and iOS versions.

66. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

True. But that shouldn't matter.

33. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

People buy iphone cause it is iphone

67. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Exactly! Which is the problem. When the iPhone first came out, it was the best in its class of device, so buying one made sense. But this is no longer the case. I am not saying you shouldn't stick to what you are use too. But what I do see is this and tell me if I am right. For years I watched iPhone users say how they want an open file system, they want larger screens, they want more features, and yet Apple had basically not listened. But did these people switch? Most didn't, they just kept buying whatever new iPhone appeared. Brand loyalty is good for Apple, but bad for you. You should only be loyal to a brand if they are being loyal to you. If you want something and the brand you are buying doesn't offer it, then why keep buying it? To me that is dumb. All these OEM's give us the option to come to their site and give them direct feedback out their devices. They do this to get an idea what they should bring to the table. Apple has watch its users ask for larger screens for years and they fialed to bring it until 2 years ago. But peopel kept buying them. So Apple thinks, well a big screen can't be improtant because they keep buying them small and even now they have a big screen and 50% of the people still own older iPhone models. What made Apple go big? Because Samsung after 2 years drove every OEM to make a bigger phone and the year before Apple made the iPhone 6, 75% of the phone sold in the previous year were all above 4.5". Apple knew that big screens were a money make and as soon as they made one, 75M people bought it the very first year. Now Apple has played their last ACE...what now? All they can do now is bring to the table what others had for years and those stubborn users who always wanted Android features, will now get them on some level on an iPhone so Apple will get the majority to stay. But if you ask a company personal year after year after year to bring something an they dont, how many times do they have to ignore you before you decide they aren't worth your money? There is one way to ensure they listen, make them have a bad sales year and they will give you what you want or they will die. Ask RIM, ask Palm, Ask Nokia ask IBM, ask Microsoft. These are all guys who felt they were to big to fail in something, until they did. if this is what it takes for Apple to become #1 again, then I say let them fail. Either they will wake up or end up just like Nokia and RIM or where HTC is headed now.

108. riteshrkm

Posts: 157; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

@ TechieXP1969 ... Tell u somethng u r tech nerd and i completely respect that bt der z a large group of people in the world who doesnt think lyk the way u thnk or doesnt go with every new tech phone that comes in market.... There are more people who want to stick to their phone for 3-4 yrs... dey dont c 4k recording ....dey dont bother QHD display or big phablet . i am no apple fanboy bt i tell u when it comes to durability and performance as in for long Apple always had an age over android . Just tell me how many people buys "S" starting line phone now or still using phones lyk S3 or S4 which came around 3-4 yrs ago.....most of them didnt evn get a kitkat update .....either people upgraded to other brands or to S5 or S6......but u compare that to Apple ther are still a lot who uses the 5 and 5S which came around the same tym.... and mind u m nt saying here abt Tech m talking abt durability. My mom gt 5s which she got around Nov 2013.....and its still an awsme device . it is crisp with ios 9 and it can easily go on till 2017 with ios 10 support. it handles almost every applicatn nicely can play normal to heavy game which a mid to high end android phone can handle.... and still a decent shooter , may not compete with any high end ....can give run for money to any mid ranger. so my point is someone who is not a techy and want to remain stable with his device whats wrong with apple. And evn i dont thnk paying a 600-650$ for a phone is not worth it if u know ur phone can go 3-4yrs easily without any hiccups ya i believe techno wise samsung has gone far ahead than apple.

50. robcar

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 18, 2011

The brand is almost everything for Apple's sales. The software is different but not better.

86. kajam

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 24, 2015

These are called Beauty and the Beast

90. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The S7 certainly is a beast hidden in beauty. The iPhone isn't any lesser. It's a beast in its own rank. But I would take an S over it any day. Out of all the Android phones that compete against the iPhone, the Galaxy Saturday is the only one that has remained close to its roots and has shown great potential. Other OEMs have basically stopped competing with the iPhone and are trying to establish their own customer base, but I don't think it's working. Samsung is doing well considering what it's up against. They Varela fighting to battles. Trying to stay on top of all these Android OEM, whom it also sells components too and compete against Apple who is also a business partner.

93. MSi_GS70 unregistered

what a stupid nonsense comment

107. darkkjedii

Posts: 31280; Member since: Feb 05, 2011


3. maherk

Posts: 6938; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

PA still don't want to admit that their battery test system is flawed. Go check XDA, people are getting an average of 7hrs of sot, some are even getting 9+ hrs. I ll report my average by the end of next week, and I am sure it will be a different result to the ones posted by PA.

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