Apple iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Clash of the Titans
year Samsung has already come out with its flagship device, Galaxy S7 and it is
without a doubt one of the best smartphones in the handset market as of now.
With this handset, Samsung has finally managed to perfect its flagship
combining the beautiful design of Galaxy S6 Edge and bringing back the
expandable storage option and minus rear camera bump. However, Apple too
launched the newest devices iPhone 7 and 7 Plus lately, which are pitted
directly against Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. While, these smartphone makers dabble
in two completely different OS and hence different experience, they are always
at loggerheads with each other every year. This year is no exception and we
bring to you the comparison between the two.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge wins hands down
Samsung came out with Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge last year, many exclaimed that this
is it and Samsung has finally broken the curse of bad design. This year,
Samsung has carried forward the same design but with more curved back panel and
support for expandable storage. With a perfect blend of a beautiful Glass and
metal chassis, where the glass seamlessly integrates into the sides of the
device, Galaxy S7 Edge is quite a beauty. Apple iPhone 7, on the other hand,
has kept the same dimensions and form factor from the last year’s iPhone 6s.
Only difference is that Antenna bands have been moved to the top and bottom
edge of the handsets to give a more clean and elegant look to the phone. However,
rest of the design remains the same as that of last year, which is not quite
innovative. Samsung clearly wins in the looks department with a design that
happens to be the most premium in the handset market right now.
iPhone 7 is smoother but Galaxy S7 Edge is not far behind
it comes to performance and smoothness, it goes without saying that Apple
iPhones are the best among all. The harmony between software and hardware in
the iPhone 7 is so impeccable that the handset never faces a single moment of
lag despite having a lower A10 Quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. On the
other hand, Samsung has launched Galaxy S7 Edge with Exynos 8890 processor
(Snapdragon 820 in some parts of the world), which is Octa-core and has been
equipped with 4 GB of RAM. Samsung has also trimmed down the Touchwiz UI, which
has significantly improved the whole performance of the device. The difference
in spec is simply on paper as in real life, both smartphones perform quite at
par with each other.
Samsung Galaxy S7 beast Retina HD with Super AMOLED Quad HD
is one aspect where Samsung easily takes and walks away with the whole cake as
the display on its is simply brilliant. Apple has fitted iPhone 7 with a
4.7-inch Retina HD display, which offers 1,334 x 750 pixels resolution and is
nowhere near Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Apple has retained the size and resolution
from the last year but widened the color gamut, which along with the smaller
size looks very crisp and bright. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, on the flip side,
comes with 5.5-inch display, which is a Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of
1,440 x 2,560 pixel. This translates into a stunning pixel density of 535 ppi
and makes for a brilliant viewing. To top that, dual curved edges of the display
not only brings new features to the handset but also reduces the body to
Samsung has a slight edge over Apple in this department
this aspect, Samsung manages to snatch the victory from the mouth of Apple but
just by a whisker. It is a known fact that camera on an Apple iPhone is always
brilliant to the extent that many established photographers use it as their
secondary camera. However, Samsung has been improving the camera year after
year since the Galaxy S5 and went for a dramatic change this year. Galaxy S7
Edge comes with a smaller 12 Megapixels snapper with Dual Pixel technology,
which takes in more light and produces more details in images. It also has a
wide f/1.7 aperture, which further improves the light intake by the module.
Apple iPhone 7 too comes with a 12 Megapixels snapper on rear panel with
improved six-element lens and f/1.8 aperture. It misses out a little on the
aperture and does not have dual pixel technology as well. On the front though,
iPhone 7 trumps Galaxy S7 Edge with an 8 Megapixels snapper over 5 Megapixels.
Samsung again rules and lasts longer
is the most important aspect of any handset and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge wins
again in this aspect yet again. Samsung has equipped its latest smartphone with
a massive 3000 mAh battery, which can see through a day’s worth of usage on a
full charge. Moreover, it comes with support for wireless charging as well as
Quick Charging, which makes it extremely convenient to charge this handset.
Apple iPhone 7, on the other hand, comes with a puny 1960 mAh battery, which is
an improvement from last year but nothing on Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Moreover, it is also missing out on the
wireless as well as quick charging.
Galaxy S7 Edge or Apple iPhone 7: Verdict
is now pretty evident that it is a landslide in the favor of Samsung Galaxy S7
Edge as it demolishes iPhone 7 in every aspect. From its extremely premium
design to the brilliant display as well as performance, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
is the handset that promises good value for money even at this price tag.
However, those who are Apple and iOS loyalist are sure to go for the newest
iPhone, however, please bear in mind that if you are on iPhone 6S, it does not
make any sense to upgrade.
as we have chalked down all major features one look in a smartphone before
buying one. But one of the most affecting factors hampering any buying decision
is its cost. At what price, you are getting one. If we compare both devices
mentioned above, then Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is a more wise choice. Apple
iPhone 7 is in pre-order stage (especially in India) and its pricing starts
from Rs 60000 for a 32GB model. On the cheaper side, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is
available on several online selling portals. Samsung
mobile price list has always been one of the talked about feature of
the phone. In case of flagship smartphones, Samsung do have a very apt price
tag with regular price drops. Samsung has got better display, slightly better
camera and bigger battery at cheaper price.