Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge spec shootout

Much like the Galaxy S6, there wasn’t much wrong with the Galaxy S6 Edge. Yet, Samsung just proved there’s always room for improvement. Example: the Galaxy S7 Edge, a device that takes a wonderful foundation and swiftly builds a monument of fanboy wishes. Bigger battery, more refined design, improved camera, IP68 certification. The list goes on. If you’re an S6 Edge owner, don’t feel too bad. But, yes, your device is no longer the most highly sophisticated device on the block.

Samsung - Galaxy S7 edge Samsung - Galaxy S6 edge
Display Size 5.5-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (534 ppi) 5.1-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (576 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 1440
Resolution Y 2560 2560
Display Type QuadHD Super AMOLED Quad HD
Operating System Android 6.0 (at launch) Android 5.0 (at launch)
Processor Quad-core 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz processor Exynos 7 series Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz, Octacore application processor
RAM 4GB 3GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
External Storage Yes No
External Storage Specs
  • microSD up to 200GB
Main Camera (Back) 12MP 16MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 5MP 5MP
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 LE Bluetooth 4.1
Battery 3600mAh 2600mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Geomagnetic
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • HRM
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • HRM
  • Proximity
Height 150.9 mm (5.94 inches) 142.1 mm (5.59 inches)
Width 72.6 mm (2.86 inches) 70.1 mm (2.76 inches)
Depth 7.7 mm (0.30 inches) 7 mm (0.28 inches)
Weight 157 g (5.54 oz) 132 g (4.66 oz)
Colors Black Onyx, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium Black, Gold, Green, White
Supported Audio Formats MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, OPUS
Supported Video Formats MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, VP9
In The Box N/A N/A

Galaxy S7 edge Gallery

Galaxy S6 edge Gallery



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...