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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus

  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

9.3 / 10 (pro rating)

2 have it · 0 want it

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

8.7 / 10 (pro rating)

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Design

Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone
Operating systemAndroid (7.0, 6.0)iOS (10.x)
Form factorCandybarCandybar
Dimensions5.94 in x 2.86 in x 0.3 in6.23 in x 3.07 in x 0.29 in
Weight5.54 oz6.63 oz
RuggedYes (Water, Dust proof)Yes (Water, Dust proof)
IP certifiedYes (IP68)Yes (IP67)
MaterialsMain body: glassMain body: aluminum
FeaturesFingerprint (touch), Touch sensitive control keysFingerprint (touch)
Keys  
Left sideYesYes
Volume controlVolume control
Right sideYesYes
Lock/Unlock keyLock/Unlock key
Available color optionsBlack, Gold, Silver, Pink, WhiteBlack, Gold, Silver, Pink, Red

Display

Physical size 5.5 in5.5 in
Display resolutionOther (1440x2560 pixels)Other (1080x1920 pixels)
TechnologySuper AMOLEDIPS LCD
Screen-to-body ratio76.09%67.58%
Colors16 777 21616 777 216
Peak brightness 625cd/m2 (nit)
Touch screenYes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)Yes (Capacitive, Multi-touch: Multi-touch: Yes)
FeaturesScratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Light sensor, Proximity sensorPressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chipQualcomm Snapdragon 820Apple A10 Fusion
Processor modelKryo (Quad-core,2200 MHz,64-bit) 
3D Graphics hardware acceleratorYes (Adreno 530)Yes
RAM4 GB (Quad-channel, LPDDR4)3 GB (LPDDR4)
1866 MHz 
Built-in storage32 GB256 GB
Maximum User Storage24.4 GB 
Memory card supportYes (microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC, up to 200 GB) 

Camera

CameraYes (12 megapixels)Yes (12 megapixels)
FlashYes (LED)Yes (Quad LED)
Aperture sizeF1.7F1.8
Focal length (35mm equivalent)26mm28mm
Camera sensor size1/2.5"1/3"
Pixel size1.4μm1.22μm
Optical zoom Yes (2x)
Hardware FeaturesOptical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection)Dual-camera, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Software FeaturesRAW image capture, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Self-timer, Geo taggingRAW image capture, Touch to focus, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presetsExposure compensation
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, EffectsBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama (up to 63 megapixels)
Video captureYes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 30), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps))Yes (3840x2160 (4K) (Frame rate: Frame rate: 30), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps))
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharingOptical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
Additional cameraYes (5 megapixels)Yes (7 megapixels)
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR)High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Video capture 1920x1080 (1080p HD)

Battery

Capacity3600 mAh2900 mAh
TypeLi-ionLi-ion
Wireless chargingOptional 
Battery timesTalk time (3G) : 27 hours / Music playback : 55 hours / Video playback : 18 hoursTalk time (3G) : 21 hours / Stand-by time 3G: 16 days (384 hours) / Music playback : 60 hours / Video playback : 12 hours
Internet use  
3G12 %01.0f hours13 %01.0f hours
LTE15%01.0f hours13%01.0f hours
Wi-Fi16%01.0f hours15%01.0f hours

Multimedia

MirroringWireless screen share 
Headphones connector3.5mmProprietary
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Stereo speakers

Internet browsing

SupportsHTML, HTML5HTML, HTML5
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload)

Cellular

Network technologyGSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE (FDD) (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28 ), LTE (TDD) (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41 )GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz), LTE (FDD) (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30 ), LTE (TDD) (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41 )
DataLTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), HSPALTE-A Cat 12 (600/100 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
2G DataEDGE, GPRSEDGE, GPRS
nano-SIMYes 
HD VoiceYes 
VoLTEYesYes
Global roamingYesYes

Phone features

SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timerCalendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
E-mailYesYes
SupportsIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Instant messagingYesYes
ServicesHangouts / Google Talk 
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Hearing Aid Compatibility Yes 
Hearing Aid Compatibility ratingM4, T3 

Connectivity

BluetoothYes (4.2)Yes (4.2)
Profiles/ ProtocolsAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile, Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), SIM Access (SAP) 
Wi-Fi 802.11Yes (a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band, e)Yes (a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band)
Dual antennas, MIMOMIMO
Mobile HotspotYesYes
Wi-Fi DirectYes 
USBYes (USB 2.0)Yes
FeaturesMass storage device, USB Host, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
Connector type microUSBProprietary
Mobile PaymentSamsung PayApple Pay
Charging connectormicroUSBProprietary
NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
PositioningGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDouGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
NavigationYes (Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation)Yes (Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation)

Regulatory Approval

Regulatory ApprovalYesYes
FCC ID valueA3LSMG935FBCG-E3087A
FCC ID link linklink
Date approvedFeb 12, 2016Sep 07, 2016
US SAR  
Head0.27 W/kg1.09 W/kg
Body0.66 W/kg1.10 W/kg
Product Specific Use0.96 W/kg1.13 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission1.59 W/kg1.52 W/kg

Availability

Officially announcedYes (Feb 21, 2016)Yes (Sep 07, 2016)
Market statusAvailableAvailable
Release dateMar 11, 2016Sep 16, 2016

Shopping information

MSRP price$799$969

US carrier availability

CarrierSprint (Available (Mar 11, 2016)), AT&T (Available (Mar 11, 2016)), T-Mobile (Available (Mar 11, 2016)), Verizon (Available (Mar 11, 2016)), U.S. Cellular (Available (Mar 11, 2016))Verizon (Available (Sep 16, 2016)), AT&T (Available (Sep 16, 2016)), Sprint (Available (Sep 16, 2016)), T-Mobile (Available (Sep 16, 2016)), MetroPCS (Available (Sep 23, 2016)), Boost Mobile (Available (Dec 06, 2016)), Virgin Mobile (Available (Dec 06, 2016)), Cricket (Available (Dec 07, 2016)), U.S. Cellular (Available (Dec 08, 2016))