Competition between Apple and Samsung has been a long-standing topic. Also, we are happy to compare Apple's and Samsung's products that are unboxed at the same period. In the past, we have presented "Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6", and now it's time to compare iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7.
Apple iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7, which one is the smartphone champion of 2016? Which one has a stunning display? Which one can take sharper image and video? Which one has longer battery life? Which one runs more stably and faster? All these answers are hidden in the following side-by-side full specifications comparison of iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7.
iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7: release date and price
Galaxy S7 was available to pre-order on 21 February 2016, and made to markets of UK and US on 11 March. However, the release date of iPhone 7 comes later. It is unveiled on September 7 of 2016.
Galaxy S7 is sold at price of $670 to $699 depending on your carrier, while iPhone 7 price starts at $649. The price depends on the storage you choose, $649 for 32GB, $749 for 128GB, and $849 for 256GB.
iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7: body (screen size, weight, build)
Galaxy S7 employs 5.1 inches display, while iPhone 7 comes with 4.7 inches. The new Samsung smartphone weighs 152g with 7.9mm thick, while the long-awaited iPhone's weight is 138g with 7.1mm thick. As you can see, iPhone 7 is slimmer than Galaxy S7. Another difference lands on the build. Galaxy S7 is packed in Gorilla Glass in the front and back, and a metal frame. And iPhone 7 follows the design of iPhone 6S, applying an all-metal aluminum chassis. Additionally, it introduces splash and water resistance and new colors - Black and Jet Black.
iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7: display, resolution
The 5.1" Samsung Galaxy S7 features Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, and has a super sharp pixel density of 577ppi. And iPhone 7 is loaded with Retina HD display of 1334 x 750 resolution at 326ppi. Meanwhile, iPhone 7 supports 3D touch.
iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7: supported file formats
According to Samsung Galaxy S7 specs, S7 supports video formats in MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV and WEBM, audio formats like MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA and more. iPhone 7 supported file formats include M4V, MP4, MOV, AAC, Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV.
iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7: camera
This is an important factor for many people. Samsung builds the rear camera of S7 at 12.2 MP, while Apple makes iPhone 7 with 12MP. iPhone 7 gets upgraded front camera - 7MP. Moreover, both iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 can record videos in 4K 2160P.
iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7: CPU, RAM, OS
Galaxy S7 releases with a Snapdragon 820 or an Exynos 8890 processor depending on the region. By testing, both processors work perfectly. And iPhone 7 applies A10 Fusion chip - the upgrade version of A9. It seems that it is difficult to pick out the winner, but we can see some hint from the benchmark report. It indicated that in terms of performance, Apple A9, Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 are in near-equal standing with Qualcomm's creation enjoying a slight edge. So, does it prove that iPhone 7 has more powerful engine? Additionally, RAM for Galaxy S7 is 4GB, while for iPhone 7 is 2GB.
Another difference between iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 is that they running on two completely different operating systems. iPhone 7 is expected to land with iOS 10, while Galaxy S7 comes with Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow).
iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7: storage
Galaxy S7 comes with 32GB inner memory only, but it is designed with a microSD slot allowing users to extend the storage to 200GB. iPhone 7 kills 16GB and 64GB models. It is armed with 32GB, 128GB and 256GB which is the first time to fall on iPhone. As usual, microSD slot is excluded.
iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7: battery life
Galaxy S7 has a built-in non-removable Li-lon 3000 mAh battery - 20% larger battery than S6, which can support up to 22-hour talk time and 62 hours for music playback. What makes users surprise is that Galaxy S7 is chargeable via wireless and wired option. iPhone 7 has up to 2 hours longer battery life than iPhone 6s, featuring 14 hours talk time on 3G, 13 hours video playback and 40 hours audio playback.
iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7: other features
- Galaxy S7 adds IP68 water and dust proofing, while iPhone 7 gets IP67 certified - dust and water resistant.
- Dual SIM is available on Galaxy S7, but doesn't appear in the new iPhone as customary.
Both Apple iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 have amazing features and some limitations. Both are good choices if you want to buy a high-end smartphone in this year.
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• Act as a music manager to edit metadata of a song (title, artist, album, year), create/delete playlists, remove song(s) from iPhone.
• Auto convert incompatible videos to iPhone playable format (MP4) and rotate video direction from vertical to horizontal for full-screen playback during transfer.
• Turn iPhone (7) as a flash drive to save any file types, such as Word, Excel, PDF, PPT, TXT, image, app setup file and so on.
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