Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs. Apple iPhone 7 – Choose your Choice

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Apple iPhone 7

 

NETWORK
Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – A1660, A1778
CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 – A1660
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – G935F HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – A1660, A1778
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO & TD-SCDMA – A1660
TD-SCDMA
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – G935F LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 27(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – A1660, A1778
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A 3.1 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
LAUNCH
Announced 2016, February 2016, September
Status Available. Released 2016, March Available. Released 2016, September
BODY
Dimensions 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm (5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30 in) 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in)
Weight 157 g (5.54 oz) 138 g (4.87 oz)
Build Corning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Nano-SIM
– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
– IP67 certified – dust and water resistant
– Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
– Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)
DISPLAY
Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~76.1% screen-to-body ratio) 4.7 inches (~65.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~534 ppi pixel density) 750 x 1334 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
– Always-on display
– TouchWiz UI
– Curved edge screen
– Wide color gamut display
– 3D Touch display & home button
– Display Zoom
PLATFORM
OS Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow) iOS 10.0.1, upgradable to iOS 10.2
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
Exynos 8890 Octa
Apple A10 Fusion
CPU Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose & 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
Quad-core 2.34 GHz (2x Hurricane + 2x Zephyr)
GPU Adreno 530
Mali-T880 MP12
PowerVR Series7XT Plus (six-core graphics)
MEMORY
Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model
microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM model
No
Internal 32/64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM 32/128/256 GB, GB, 2 GB RAM
CAMERA
Primary 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash 12 MP, f/1.8, 28mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, quad-LED (dual tone) flash
Features 1/2.5″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama 1/3″ sensor size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec. 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps
Secondary 5 MP, 1/4.1″ sensor size, 1.34 µm pixel size, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR 7 MP, f/2.2, 32mm, 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps, face detection, HDR, panorama
SOUND
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes No
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter incl.
COMMS
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX v4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes Yes (Apple Pay only)
Infrared port No No
Radio No No
USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host v2.0, reversible connector
FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2 Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5 HTML5 (Safari)
Java No No
– Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0)
– Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
– ANT+ support
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage)
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– iCloud cloud service
– MP3/WAV/AAX+/AIFF/Apple Lossless player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Audio/video/photo editor
– Document editor
BATTERY
Non-removable Li-Ion 3600 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 1960 mAh battery (7.45 Wh)
Stand-by
Talk time Up to 27 h (3G) Up to 14 h (3G)
Music play Up to 74 h Up to 40 h
MISC
Colors Black, White, Gold, Silver, Pink Gold, Black Pearl Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
SAR US 1.17 W/kg (head)     1.59 W/kg (body) 1.19 W/kg (head)     1.19 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.26 W/kg (head)     0.51 W/kg (body) 1.38 W/kg (head)     1.34 W/kg (body)
Price group 9/10 9/10
TESTS
Performance Basemark OS II: 2107 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2050
Basemark X: 28480
Basemark OS II 2.0: 3416
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.439 (sunlight) Contrast ratio: 1603:1 (nominal), 3.964 (sunlight)
Camera Compare PHOTO / Compare VIDEO
Loudspeaker Voice 70dB, noise 69dB, ring 71dB Voice 67dB, noise 73dB, ring 75dB
Audio quality Noise -92.5dB / Crosstalk -92.2dB Noise -92.4dB / Crosstalk -80.9dB
Battery life 98h endurance rating 61h endurance rating

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