Features Key features of the Galaxy S7  vs iPhone SE 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy S7
2560 x 1440
iPhone SE
1136 x 640


Galaxy S7
4 GB
iPhone SE
2 GB


Galaxy S7
Quad core
iPhone SE
Dual core

camera resolution

Galaxy S7
12 MP
iPhone SE
12 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Much higher resolution 2560 x 1440 vs 1136 x 640 More than 5x 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
Significantly more battery capacity 3,000 mA·h vs 1,624 mA·h Around 85% more battery capacity
Noticeably bigger screen 5.1" vs 4" More than 25% bigger screen
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
More RAM 4 GB vs 2 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Supports multitasking Yes vs No Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
Faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.84 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 825,000 apps Around 5% more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Slightly longer talk time (3G) 1,680 min vs 840 min 2x longer talk time (3G); go days without charging
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Store much more stuff 128 GB vs 32 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Significantly lighter 113 g vs 152 g More than 25% lighter
Better theoretical download speed 7.2 Mb/s vs 0.38 Mb/s 18.8x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy S7  vs
iPhone SE 
Size 5.1" 4"
Resolution 2560 x 1440 1136 x 640
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 575 ppi 325 ppi


Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.84 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
Internal storage 32 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Camera 12 MP 12 MP
Resolution 12 MP 12 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 5 MP 1.2 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps


Generation 3G 3.5G
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE-A Cat 9 (450/)
HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 1,680 min 840 min
Capacity 3,000 mA·h 1,624 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S7  vs
iPhone SE 
Weight 152 g 113 g
Thickness 7.9 mm 7.6 mm
Size 69.6 x 142.4 x 7.9 mm 58.6 x 123.8 x 7.6 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


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth
Samsung Galaxy S7
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