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Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Apple iPhone 6s spec shootout

by Brandon Russell | February 21, 2016February 21, 2016 11:15 am PDT

While it’s not a fair comparison on paper, it’s hard to ignore just how superior the Galaxy S7’s specs are when put up against Apple’s iPhone 6s. But it’s not just about specs; to that end, the Galaxy S7 is still looking good, with expandable storage, IP68 water resistance, a dual pixel camera and an always-on display. The S7 doesn’t have a 3D Touch screen, but has that really become a killer iPhone feature? You can see these two phones compared in the table below.

Samsung - Galaxy S7 Apple - iPhone 6s
Display Size 5.1-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (576 ppi) 4.7-inch, 750 x 1334 pixel display (326 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 750
Resolution Y 2560 1334
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 3000mAh 1715mAh
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 142.4 mm (5.61 inches) 5.44 inches (13.82 cm)
Width 69.6 mm (2.74 inches) 2.64 inches (67.1 mm)
Depth 7.9 mm (0.31 inches) 0.28 inches (7.1 mm)
Weight 152 g (5.36 oz) 5.04 oz (143 g)
Colors Black Onyx, Gold Platinum 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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