Samsung and Apple have quite a rivalry when it comes to market segmentation in regards to their devices and handsets in general. The flagship phones are usually neck and neck as they are the top contenders for what is current and what the market wants. Has the Samsung Galaxy S7 finally kicked the iPhone 6s into a corner, taking the crown? Well, only the features can tell us that for sure.
While the S7 has maintained a design similar to that of the S6, it has spotted a difference in the primary camera being flat as opposed to hump-like like in the S6. It is metallic which gives it a premium and high-end feel, which is what smart phone users want in a handset. It is a bit thicker due to some crucial changes on the phone and has an added curvature at the back. This makes it more comfortable to hold in the palm. To add icing to the cake, the phone has a waterproof feature. It can survive accidental dips in one meter of water for up to thirty minutes.
On the other hand, the iPhone 6s cannot boast of the same waterproof nature as its counterpart. The iPhone 6s also has a less sharp display than the S7 because the S7 is Super AMOLED, providing richer and deeper shades of darker colors. To finally wipe the floor with the 6S, the Galaxy S7 has the always-on feature which allows the user to tell time and access notifications without having to light up the whole display.
Features and Performance
The S7 has 32 GB of internal memory alongside 4 GB RAM. It has an expandable memory card slot. The iPhone 6S has variants of 16, 64 and 128 GB of internal memory at different prices. The S7 runs on Android Marshmallow as the operating system which allows the phone to use the external SD card as internal memory. This makes the iPhone’s internal memory not all that. The operating system also combats bloat ware. The iPhone runs on iOS. The S7 can therefore provide more storage without losing performance.
Battery Life and pricing
The iPhone 6S battery is dwarfed by the S7’s 3000 mAh battery. The S7 provides for more talk time, gaming and other functions as opposed to the iPhone 6S’s 1715 mAh battery. Battery life is one of the main components that buyers now look for in a phone, especially when the battery is not removable. When it comes to maintaining juice, the S7 takes the cup hands down!
The S7 is a flagship and it is expected to be pricier than the iPhone 6S. This is evident in stores as well as the iPhone 6S is about $600 while the S7 is about $70 more at $670 and even pricier for the S7 Edge. However, the prices, as is with other flagships, usually dip once the phone has been in the market for a while.