Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 7 choose the right one, buying guide 2016

Galaxy S7 or iPhone 7 - which smartphone should I choose? This question currently pondering users worldwide, and the answer is not simple, it depends largely on personal preferences and choices. While some users have faith in Apple's ecosystem / iPhone and others stick with Google open Android system, especially with Galaxy smartphones.

In our guide we will give an initial comparison of the new iPhone 7 (Plus) and the Galaxy S7 (Edge) so that you can decide which smartphone model is right for you.

Let's start with the iPhone. What features Apple offers that Samsung has not?

iPhone 7 (Plus)

Dual Camera

Apple integrated into the iPhone 7 Plus a dual camera. The two lenses are designed to provide a 2x optical zoom and later additional processing options such as moving the zoom. Samsung will integrate this feature only for the Galaxy S8.

Stereo speakers

The iPhone 7 is a fuller sound when listening to music and watch movies. Because the smart phone has stereo speakers. The second speaker here acts the ear speaker used so far only for calls.

The same system is already used in HTC HTC 10 for its BoomSound. The Galaxy S7 comes with only a single speaker.

3D touch

The iPhone screen 7 is pressure-sensitive, ie it reacts not only to wipe and press, but can also detect how strong you pushing the screen. It performs a different function depending on the pressure strength. Currently, this feature uses in games for controlling - Apple demonstrated this with reference to the new Super Mario for iPhone on stage.

7-megapixel front camera

Selfies still enjoy great popularity. Therefore, Apple upgraded its FaceTime camera. Instead of five megapixels as the Galaxy S7 it now has a resolution of seven megapixels. The aperture coincides with f / 2.2 but less than the S7 - F/ 1.7.

Galaxy S7 (Edge)

Edge Screen

The Galaxy Note Edge comes with The Edge Screen, the new hallmark of the Galaxy series. What is behind? Unlike the iPhone 7, the display does not end at the edge of the smartphone, but extends slightly curved beyond up to the frame. As a result the phone obtained additional image area.

Always-on display

Samsung leads the Galaxy S7 with always-on display. If the phone is in standby mode remains the screen does not black but shows important information such as incoming alerts, the date and time. The presentation takes place in a gray tone. This should be more energy efficient than if the user activates the smartphone constantly just to see whether he has received any notification.

2K display

Both the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge offer a display resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. The iPhone 7 comes with only 1,334 x 750 pixels and the iPhone 7 Plus with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The higher resolution screen brings Samsung fans especially when used in conjunction with the VR goggles Gear VR benefits, but at the same time consume lot of energy.

Fast loading and Wireless Charging

Apple promises the iPhone 7 battery life last up to two hours longer than the iPhone 6s. An issue that the manufacturer from Cupertino completely ignored the loading speed. On the other hand The Galaxy S7, thanks to Quick Charge, can last 95 minutes with fully charge.

Another feature of the Galaxy S7 that the Apple fans can only dream of is the possibility to recharge the battery wirelessly. Despite various rumors Apple has it, this function omitted to integrate into its new smartphones.

Expandable memory

The iPhone 7 is available with optional 32, 128 and 256 gigabyte memory. The Galaxy S7 comes with a 32 gigabyte memory but this can be expanded via a memory card slot up to 256 gigabytes.


Samsung's Galaxy S series shines especially in terms of display. The iPhone 7 surprises with innovation in camera and sound. This should take into account in your purchasing decision.

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