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iPhone 6s vs Galaxy S7: Vote best smartphone – Mobile Madness 2016

by Roy Choi | April 5, 2016April 5, 2016 3:30 pm PST

Welcome to a new round of Mobile Madness. Today, we have two flagships you may very well have in your pockets. The Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S7 are both really great phones for different reasons.

It really comes down to preference in operating system, features, mobile payment platforms, etc. We’ve all seen the commercials where Samsung and Apple are knocking each other; these brands both want to the be top performers. Heck, their fans are as combative as any. But I don’t know, I like them both. That’s just me, and the vote isn’t up to me, it is up to our readers.

That’s where you come in, vote for your favorite today.  You can vote as many times as you wish in the poll below.

Apple iPhone 6S Plus

Apple doesn’t typically change up the hardware design — the actual look of the iPhone — when it makes the “toc” upgrades between major changes. In other words, we didn’t see a huge bump in design from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4s, or the iPhone 5 to the iPhone 5s. Unless you own the new rose gold model, someone on the street isn’t going to be able to distinguish — by looking at the body alone — whether you have a 6 or a 6s… read more

 

 

Samsung Galaxy S7

At first glance, the Galaxy S7 looks nearly identical to the Galaxy S6—same button placement, same oval home button/fingerprint sensor combo, same bottom-facing speakers, volume rocker, power button, etc., etc. Nothing really stands out that signifies a major design overhaul over last year—certainly not on the level of change we saw from the Galaxy S5 to the Galaxy S6. But there are some subtle differences.

For one, the S7 is slightly thicker than last year’s model. Not in an annoying way; last year’s S6 came in at a svelte 6.8 mm, while this year’s model is a burly 7.9 mm. That sounds like a big difference, but it’s not something you’ll notice. The device isn’t heavy or unwieldy and it actually feels better thanks to the slightly thicker body, like you’re holding something substantial….read more

 

Samsung - Galaxy S7 LG - G5
Display Size 5.1-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (576 ppi) 5.3-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (554 ppi)
Resolution X 1440 1440
Resolution Y 2560 2560
Display Type QuadHD Super AMOLED Quad HD IPS Quantum Display
Operating System Android 6.0 (at launch) Android 6.0 (at launch)
Processor Quad-core 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Processor
RAM 4GB 4GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 32GB
External Storage Yes Yes
External Storage Specs
  • microSD up to 200GB
  • microSD up to 2TB
Main Camera (Back) 12MP 16MP + 8MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 5MP 8MP
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 LE Bluetooth 4.2
Battery 3000mAh 2800mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Geomagnetic
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • HRM
  • Proximity
Height 142.4 mm (5.61 inches) 149.4 mm (5.88 inches)
Width 69.6 mm (2.74 inches) 73.9 mm (2.91 inches)
Depth 7.9 mm (0.31 inches) 7.7 mm (0.30 inches)
Weight 152 g (5.36 oz) 159 g (5.61 oz)
Colors Black Onyx, Gold Platinum Gold, Pink, Silver, Titan
Supported Audio Formats MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA N/A
Supported Video Formats MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM N/A
In The Box N/A N/A

 

 

This poll closes within 24 hours (the following day).

*Winners from previous rounds are marked bold.

Play-In

March 17 BlackBerry Classic vs OnePlus X
March 18 Nexus 6P vs Sony Xperia Z5
March 19 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs OnePlus 2
March 20 Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs HTC One A9
March 21 Nexus 5X vs Sony Xperia Z5 Premium
March 22 iPhone 6S vs Microsoft Lumia 950
March 23 LG G5 vs Samsung Galaxy S7
March 24 iPhone 6S Plus vs Nextbit Robin
March 25 HTC One M9 vs Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

Round 1

March 26 Motorola Droid Turbo 2 vs Winner of March 17 (BlackBerry Classic)
March 27 Winner of March 18 (Nexus 6P) vs Winner of March 19 (Galaxy S7 Edge)
March 28 Xiaomi Mi 5 vs Winner of March 20 (Galaxy Note 5)
March 29 Winner of March 21 (Xperia Z5 Premium) vs BlackBerry Priv
March 30 Huawei Mate 8 vs Winner of March 22 (iPhone 6S)
March 31 Winner of March 23 (Galaxy S7) vs LG V10
April 1 Moto X Pure Edition vs Winner of March 24 (iPhone 6S Plus)
April 2 Winner of March 25 (Lumia 950 XL) vs Motorola Droid Maxx 2

Round 2 – Quarterfinals

April 3 Winner of March 26 (BlackBerry Classic) vs Winner of March 27 (Nexus 6P)
April 4 Winner of March 28 (Xiaomi Mi5) vs Winner of March 29 (BlackBerry Priv)
April 5 Winner of March 30 (iPhone 6S) vs Winner of March 31 (Galaxy S7)
April 6 Winner of April 1 (iPhone 6S Plus) vs Winner of April 2

Semi-final Round

April 7 Winner of April 3 vs Winner of April 4
April 8 Winner of April 5 vs Winner of April 6
Final Round
April 9 Winner of April 7 vs Winner of April 8

Roy Choi

Roy Choi is a Southern California native. He has been infatuated with technology reviews ever since he bought his first crummy laptop in the summer...

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