Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Samsung Galaxy S6

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The Samsung galaxy sequence is consistently present process modifications with every model designed. The Redesigning the Samsung galaxy handsets are completely ingenius, the South Korean electronics giant delivered a cellphone which many may very well be pleased with when even in entrance of trend-acutely aware patrons.

The Galaxy S6 have confirmed something however report-setting, and so with the Galaxy S7 Samsung goes for a form of a recreation change by combining what appears to be the perfect of each worlds with a set of options, packaged into the identical enticing shell. The primary query is what precisely are the distinction and the way a lot of an enchancment between the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S7.

Below are factual practical and distinct comparison between each gadgets.


The Galaxy S7 adopts the again curvature of the Note 5, making it notably extra snug to carry, although a dozen or so grams have been added to the invoice (138 vs 152 grams, or four.eight vs 5.four ounces). The distinction in weight is hanging, and we felt it as quickly as we held the Galaxy S7 for the primary time. The cellphone can be only a tad bit smaller than the Galaxy S6, although it has grown thicker (7.9 vs 6.8 mm, or 0.31 vs 0.27 inches)

The rise in thickness just isn’t random, although, for the Galaxy S7 is IP68-licensed and due to this fact dust- and waterproof, it is price declaring that the glass rear of each gadgets is equally as welcoming to fingerprints.

Samsung Galaxy S7   VS   Samsung Galaxy S6

5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches                               5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches
142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm                                   143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm
5.36 oz (152 g)                                               4.87 oz (138 g)


With the 5.1-inch display of the Galaxy S6 already closing in on 600 pixels per inch, little motive for Samsung to maintain on including extra. So, issues have been stored the identical, with the Galaxy S7 additionally sporting a 5.1-inch panel with a Quad HD (1440 x 2560) resolution.

The display screen of the Galaxy S7 continues to be a number one one, and even provides barely superior shade accuracy and grayscale response than its predecessor, regardless of its different (relative) shortcomings, Since AMOLED shows permit for just some pixels to be lit up at will, it follows that the Galaxy S7 will not eat an excessive amount of energy doing this. The cellphone can be good sufficient to inform when it is inside a pocket or going through down, through which instances At all times On Display might be off.

Galaxy S7 - left; Galaxy S6 right
Galaxy S7 – left; Galaxy S6 proper

Interface and performance

Samsung is shifting to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow base with the Galaxy S7, and which means core options reminiscent of higher app permissions administration and Doze for improved battery administration throughout idle instances have been launched. Curiously, a brand new Samsung Labs submenu inside Settings permits for some seemingly experimental options, such because the elimination of the app drawer.

Additionally made obtainable is a brand new Recreation Launcher app, the place all of your newly downloaded video games will discover a residence. Launching them by the brand new app will help you tweak telephone performance similar to blocking notifications, turning off the Again and Recent buttons to keep away from unintentional exits, and even recording sport footage. Recreation Launcher additionally helps you to cap the utmost body fee of video games with a view to save battery, or decrease recreation decision to extend efficiency.

The Galaxy S7 is the primary to debut the Samsung+ app, which can give customers entry to dwell tech assist, together with machine diagnostics, ideas and tips, and “unique content material, giveaways and particular affords”. Simply what these final three is likely to be continues to be a thriller, however we look forward to finding out quickly.

Regardless of these additions, the general person expertise stays unchanged. For those who’re an current Samsung person, or have at the very least had expertise with Samsung’s UI, you may anticipate every little thing to be in nearly the identical place.

Processor and memory

The Galaxy S6 was a little bit of a disappointment  occasion for Samsung last yr, because it marked the primary time in current history where the corporate strayed away from Qualcomm’s loving arms. As a substitute of providing a Snapdragon processor.

Qualcomm processor is again on the S7  and so is the previous association the place patrons throughout the US will get the quad-core Snapdragon 820, whereas most different areas can be handled to Samsung’s Exynos 8890 chips. The S7 comes paired with 4GB of RAM vs 3GB for the Galaxy S6. Each the Snapdragon and Exynos have relative similar performance with each chips performing about the identical.

The Galaxy S7 scores higher in benchmarks, particularly when graphics efficiency is concerned, so if you happen to’re into mobile video games, the improve is perhaps value it.


The Samsung S7 comes with a 12 MP rear camera, As an alternative of sticking with the 16-megapixel sensor out there on the Galaxy S6, nevertheless, is greater than made up in our opinion by means of markedly bigger, 1.4μm pixels (vs 1.12μm for the S6) and wider lens (f1/.9 vs f/1.7 for the S7) which imply higher gentle sensitivity, and thus superior low gentle efficiency.

The snapper of the Galaxy S7 prove a bit extra reasonable pictures, with much less of a yellow overcast, and it does so with unimaginable speeds. That’s, very often, the Galaxy S7 will go for twice or larger the shutter speeds of its predecessor. The Galaxy S7 delivers a bit extra pure-trying photos, and at a lot quicker shutter speeds.

Nonetheless, the images within the S7’s camera roll weren’t that a lot totally different from these of the S6’s, Certainly, pictures come out about as equally brilliant.

Just like the Galaxy S6, the S7 presents nearly all the things you’d anticipate from a flagship camcorder, together with 1080p video at 30 and 60 frames per second, and 4K UHD seize at 30 frames per second. Sluggish-movement video can be obtainable, together with a brand new Hyperlapse mode, which lets you principally pace by very lengthy recordings, however with the additional benefit of correct software program stabilization. The Galaxy S7 does have the benefit of a greater and faster auto focus, particularly at night time.

Battery life

The Galaxy S7 gained a millimeter or so in thickness within the transition from the Galaxy S6, however as talked about, that wasn’t random, the cellphone packs a considerably bigger, 3,000 mAh cell, or a leap of 450 mAh in comparison with its predecessor. Given how the Galaxy S6 proved a powerful contender total when it comes to battery longevity.

A much bigger battery additionally means extra time wanted to high it off while you’re all out. In our testing, the Galaxy S7 required 88 minutes to go from zero to full, whereas the Galaxy S6 will get the job completed in seventy eight minutes. Regardless of the hike, the Galaxy S7 nonetheless is among the many quickest charging telephones on the planet.


                                                                                                                                         Samsung Galaxy S7    VS     Samsung Galaxy S6

2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – G920T
– G920A
4G NetworkLTELTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850) – G920F
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700) – G920T
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800) – G920A
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat9 450/50 MbpsHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
LAUNCHAnnounced2016, February2015, March
StatusAvailable. Released 2016, MarchAvailable. Released 2015, April
BODYDimensions142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm (5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 in)143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm (5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 in)
Weight152 g (5.36 oz)138 g (4.87 oz)
BuildCorning Gorilla Glass 4 back panelCorning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel
SIMSingle 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
– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
DISPLAYTypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.1 inches (~72.1% screen-to-body ratio)5.1 inches (~70.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1440 x 2560 pixels (~577 ppi pixel density)1440 x 2560 pixels (~577 ppi pixel density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 4Corning Gorilla Glass 4
– Always-on display
– TouchWiz UI
– TouchWiz UI
PLATFORMOSAndroid OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
Exynos 8890 Octa
Exynos 7420 Octa
CPUDual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
GPUAdreno 530
Mali-T880 MP12
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 200 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model
microSD, up to 200 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM model
Internal32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM32/64/128 GB, 3 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimary12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash16 MP, f/1.9, 28mm, OIS, autofocus, LED flash
Features1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual-video rec.[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual-video rec.
Secondary5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR5 MP, f/1.9, 22mm, [email protected], dual video call, Auto HDR
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtonesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYesYes
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, LE, apt-Xv4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X
Infrared portNoYes
USBmicroUSB v2.0, USB HostmicroUSB v2.0, USB Host
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IMSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
– Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0)
– Wireless charging (Qi/PMA) – market dependent
– ANT+ support
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
– Wireless charging (Qi/PMA) – market dependent
– ANT+ support
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Ion 2550 mAh battery
Talk timeUp to 17 h (3G)
Music playUp to 49 h
ColorsBlack, White, Gold, SilverWhite Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz
SAR US1.40 W/kg (head)     1.59 W/kg (body)1.15 W/kg (head)     1.16 W/kg (body)
SAR EU0.41 W/kg (head)     0.62 W/kg (body)0.38 W/kg (head)     0.50 W/kg (body)
Price group9/108/10
TESTSPerformanceBasemark OS II: 2004 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2128
Basemark X: 32345
Basemark OS II: 1663 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 1641
Basemark X: 22752
DisplayContrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.376 (sunlight)Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.124 (sunlight)
CameraCompare PHOTO / Compare VIDEO
LoudspeakerVoice 66dB, noise 62dB, ring 66dBVoice 68dB, noise 66dB, ring 73dB
Audio qualityNoise -92.5dB / Crosstalk -92.7dBNoise -95.6dB / Crosstalk -94.5dB
Battery life80h endurance rating73h endurance rating

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