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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Apple iPhone 6s Plus spec shootout

by Brandon Russell | February 21, 2016February 21, 2016 11:30 am PST

Here’s the heavyweight fight you’ve been waiting for. Mano a mano; Samsung’s best versus Apple’s best. One is clearly better on paper, but which experience is superior? We can’t say with certainty right now. All we can do is look at the Galaxy S7 Edge’s specs and note the 5.5-inch Quad HD display, 4GB of RAM, IP68 certification, 3,600mAh battery and always on display. The iPhone 6s Plus has… 3D Touch. See how they stack up below.

Samsung - Galaxy S7 edge Apple - iPhone 6s Plus
Display Size 5.5-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (534 ppi) 5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (401 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 1080
Resolution Y 2560 1920
Display Type QuadHD Super AMOLED Retina HD
Operating System Android 6.0 (at launch) iOS 9 (at launch)
Processor Quad-core 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz processor A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
RAM 4GB 2GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 16GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
External Storage Yes No
External Storage Specs
  • microSD up to 200GB
Main Camera (Back) 12MP 12MP iSight camera with 1.22µ pixels
Secondary Camera (Front) 5MP 5MP
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 LE Bluetooth 4.2
Battery 3600mAh 2750mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Lightning port
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Geomagnetic
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • HRM
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Gyro
  • Proximity
  • Touch ID
Height 150.9 mm (5.94 inches) 6.23 inches (15.82 cm)
Width 72.6 mm (2.86 inches) 3.07 inches (78.0 mm)
Depth 7.7 mm (0.30 inches) 0.29 inches (7.4 mm)
Weight 157 g (5.54 oz) 6.77 oz (192 g)
Colors Black Onyx, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium Gold, Gray, Rose, Silver
Supported Audio Formats MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
Supported Video Formats MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
In The Box N/A N/A

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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