The Galaxy Note 7 is finally here, but how does it compare to Apple’s current flagship phablet. The iPhone 6s Plus may occupy a similar-sized footprint, but these two metal smartphones really couldn’t be more different.
The Galaxy Note 7 packs a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, a 3500mAh battery, 64GB of expandable storage, 4GB of RAM and a water-resistant design. By comparison, the iPhone 6s Plus offers a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 2750mAh battery, 2GB of RAM and starts with just 16GB of non-expandable storage. It’s not water-resistant either. Of course, only Apple’s device runs iOS, so this decision really comes down to which operating system you prefer.
If you’re still on the fence take a look at our photo galleries for each smartphone below, along with a detailed spec-by-spec breakdown at the bottom of this page.
Galaxy Note 7:
iPhone 6s Plus:
|Samsung - Galaxy Note 7||Apple - iPhone 6s Plus|
|Display Size||5.7-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (515 ppi)||5.5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (401 ppi)|
|Display Type||Super AMOLED||Retina HD|
|Operating System||Android 6.0.1 (at launch)||iOS 9 (at launch)|
|Processor||Quad Core (2.15GHz Dual + 1.6GHz Dual), 64 bit, 14 nm process||A9 chip with 64-bit architecture|
|Main Camera (Back)||12MP||12MP iSight camera with 1.22µ pixels|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||5MP||5MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.2 LE||Bluetooth 4.2|
|Height||153.5 mm (6.04 inches)||6.23 inches (15.82 cm)|
|Width||73.9 mm (2.91 inches)||3.07 inches (78.0 mm)|
|Depth||7.9 mm (0.31 inches)||0.29 inches (7.4 mm)|
|Weight||169 g (5.96 oz)||6.77 oz (192 g)|
|Colors||black, gold, silver, blue||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|