Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge vs Apple iPhone 6S : Which one is the Best ?

Each year, Apple releases an iPhone and Samsung releases its Galaxy S-series flagship. Most will argue that they normally represent the best phones available, and this year, it’s no different.

Apple last year did come out with two models of their newer iPhones the 6s and the 6s plus, the latter suited for users choosing a bigger display as per comforts. The process was the same as in 2014 where there were two iPhone variants too. Meanwhile on the Android side, the Korean giants also followed a similar pattern by coming out with two of their flagships for 2015 with the galaxy S7 and S7 EDGE. Let's take a look at both of the devices the 6s and the S7 EDGE.


Samsung certainly raised its game with the Galaxy S6 with an all-new design. The front had a familiar look and feel to it, but the metal frame with the shiny bezel, and glass back panel instead of cheap plastic that it has always been criticized for, made them the most visually stunning devices Samsung has ever made. So you can’t fault Samsung for not making any major changes in the design with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Instead Samsung added IP68 dust-proof and water resistant capabilities and an SD Card slot. The IP68 rating without the use of any port covers is quite a feat of engineering.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

iPhone 6s comes with a unibody aluminum chassis and glass front panel that is curved around the edges of the display. Apple has used 7000 series aluminium for iPhone 6s’ chassis, which makes it stronger and less slippery than its predecessor.

It is difficult to pick between the iPhone 6s and Galaxy S7 when it comes to design, they’re probably the most good looking smartphones that are available in the market. I would give the Galaxy S7 an edge as I don’t like the ugly antenna bands at the back of the iPhone 6s.


The main selling point of the iPhone 6S is the 3D Touch screen, where poking it harder will open new features on the phone - this was something Samsung was rumored to be doing, but it never materialised on the S7.

Samsung's big push this year is the Always On Display, which is just a permanent clock or calendar on the standby that bops around the display when your phone is left quietly on the table. It consumes less than 1% per hour but will have an impact on battery life as a result - something to be wary of if Samsung hasn't managed to sort out its power management.

The other 'big' features from the Galaxy S7 is the Game Launcher, a sandboxed area where you can stick your games and get access to in game tools, letting you record your game play or disable notifications to stay immersed in the world.

Oh, and Samsung's gone back to adding in a microSD card slot, claiming that it's fixed the performance issues that forced its removal in the S6 as the company sought to offer a clean and new design - something that's sure to please a lot of expandable memory fans, and is another real point of differentiation over the iPhone, which only comes in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB internal storage choices.

The iPhone 6S doesn't really build on the extra functionality it baked into the phone on the iPhone 6, and as a result doesn't have a great deal to add in terms of headline features beyond the aforementioned providable screen.


iPhone 6s and Galaxy S7 both ship with terrific smartphone cameras. Galaxy S6’s camera got rave reviews, and according to some experts, it was better than the iPhone 6s especially in low-light conditions. Samsung has upped the ante even further with the Galaxy S7. It comes with a 12.7-megapixel camera, which is a downgrade in terms of resolution compared to Galaxy S6’s 16MP camera but with larger 1.4µ pixels. Galaxy S7 also features a large f/1.7 aperture and OIS, which when combined with the large 1.4u pixels should make the Galaxy S7’s camera even better for low-light shooting.

S7’s camera sensor comes with a bigger aperture so it has an edge over the iPhone 6s (f/2.2) when it comes to taking photos in low-light. It also has Optical Image Stabalization (OIS), which is available only on the iPhone 6s Plus.

Apple iPhone 6S

Samsung has also included a breakthrough ‘dual pixel’ technology, which allows the Galaxy S7 camera to focus almost instantly. No, we are not even talking about 0.25 seconds focus time here, we are talking about almost instantaneous focus, irrespective of the lighting condition. ‘Dual pixel’ sensor technology is usually seen in DSLRs, and this is the first time that this technology has been employed in a smartphone camera sensor.A dual pixel sensor uses 100 percent of the pixels for phase-detection

A dual pixel sensor uses 100 percent of the pixels for phase-detection autofocus, while a traditional camera sensor with PDAF uses less than 5 percent of the pixels for this. The light being absorbed by the sensor is sent to two pixels — instead of one — which then allows the ISP to process it better and focus quickly.

iPhone 6s comes with a 12-megapixel camera with 1.22µ pixels. Apple has been renowned for the quality of its smartphone camera for years. The camera alone was a reason to recommend the iPhone over Android smartphones. However, things have changed in the last couple of years as Android OEMs have managed to catch up, and in some scenarios even outshine the iPhone.

Apple had introduced a new feature with the iPhone 6s called Live Photos, a way to bring photos to life, which is quite cool. It may seem gimmicky to some people, but people with children will immediately realize the value of the feature. Not surprisingly, Samsung has introduced its own take on the feature called Motion Photos.

Performance and Battery

When it comes to overall performance, reliability and battery life, there’s very little to separate the S7 Edge from the 6s Plus. At least, when it comes to the Exynos-powered, carrier-unlocked version of Samsung’s latest phone. Your experience, sadly, might differ once a US carrier gets hold of it, especially if it’s a Snapdragon-equipped model.

Still, with the phone I’ve been using, loading apps and games is really fast. Loading times are quick and animations are as smooth as you could hope for from a device with a high-end octa-core chip and 4GB RAM. Likewise, the A9 processor in the 6s Plus deals with every day tasks without stuttering. Both are equally capable of loading intense graphics, so whether you love watching movies or gaming on your device, you’ll have a great time with either.

The same can be said of battery life.Spec wise, the S7 Edge has a capacious 3,600mAh cell whereas the 6s Plus has 2,750mAh. On most days, with my typically moderate use, I can pull either phone off charge at 7:30am and get it to midnight with between 40-50% charge left. If I happen to spend time gaming during the day, that might be as low as 20-30%.


The Galaxy S7 is an absolute beast of a smartphone that aces the smartphone holy trinity of design, performance, and camera. As such, it's a more than worthy rival to the iPhone 6S.

iPhone 6s Pros

  • 3D Touch
  • Tight software and hardware integration
  • App Ecosystem
  • Support

Samsung Galaxy S6 Pros

  • Low-light photos and OIS
  • Wireless Charging
  • Fast Charging
  • Waterproof

Some of the key advantages of the iPhone 6s over the Samsung Galaxy S7 are 3D Touch, ease of use due to the tight integration of hardware, software and services, the quality of apps, and support, which is probably one of the most underrated aspects that people consider while buying a device. On the flip side, Android is a lot more tweakable, which makes it a compelling option for power users.

In case of the Galaxy S7, it comes with a better camera when it comes to taking photos in low-light, and comes with innovative features that are not available on the iPhone like Wireless Charging and Fast Charging, which allows you to charge your device without needing a chord, and allows the Galaxy S7 to be charged from 0-50% in just over 30 minutes, and to 100% in just over 100 minutes (iPhone 6s takes 3 hours or 180 minutes to charge). The fact that it is dust and water resistance is another advantage. Samsung is also giving its Gear VR virtual reality headset to those who pre-order Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.  Taking everything into consideration, Samsung Galaxy S7 seems like the better smartphone, however, it remains to be seen if people will leave the ease of use of the iPhone 6s and the app ecosystem to switch to an Android smartphone.

1 comment:

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