Features Key features of the Galaxy S6  vs iPhone 7 

screen size

Galaxy S6
iPhone 7

screen resolution

Galaxy S6
2560 x 1440
iPhone 7
1334 x 750


Galaxy S6
3 GB
iPhone 7
2 GB


Galaxy S6
Octa core
iPhone 7
Quad core

camera resolution

Galaxy S6
16 MP
iPhone 7
12 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Samsung Galaxy S6

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S6

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Much higher resolution 2560 x 1440 vs 1334 x 750 Around 3.8x higher resolution
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Much sharper screen 575 ppi vs 325 ppi More than 75% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
More cores Octa core vs Quad core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Supports multitasking Yes vs No Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
Higher resolution front camera 16 MP vs 12 MP Around 35% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
More battery capacity 2,550 mA·h vs 1,960 mA·h More than 30% more battery capacity
Bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 825,000 apps Around 5% more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Bigger screen 5.1" vs 4.7" Around 10% bigger screen
More RAM 3 GB vs 2 GB 50% more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
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Apple iPhone 7

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Store much more stuff 256 GB vs 128 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Faster processor 2.34 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 10% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster

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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy S6  vs
iPhone 7 
Size 5.1" 4.7"
Resolution 2560 x 1440 1334 x 750
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 575 ppi 325 ppi


Clock speed 2.1 GHz 2.34 GHz
Number of cores Octa core Quad core
Internal storage 128 GB 256 GB

photo & video

Camera 16 MP 12 MP
Resolution 16 MP 12 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 5 MP 7 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth

form factor

Galaxy S6  vs
iPhone 7 
Weight 138 g 138 g
Thickness 6.8 mm 7.1 mm
Size 70.5 x 143.4 x 6.8 mm 67.1 x 138.3 x 7.1 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system Android 7.0 iOS 10
Multitasking Yes No
App store Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 825,000 apps


Talk time (3G) 1,380 min 840 min
Capacity 2,550 mA·h 1,960 mA·h
Samsung Galaxy S6
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