iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge – A Comparison

The year 2016 saw the launch of both the iPhone 7 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

Both Apple and Samsung are iconic companies. Smartphones from these two brands are quite popular among the masses. In this article, we are going to compare the specifications of both these phones.

Screen sizes of both the phones are of the same size, which is 5.5 inches. The frame of both smartphones is made of aluminum. Both phones have GPS facility with standard messaging features.

Comparison between iPhone 7 Plus 128 GB and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Platform
The operating system of iPhone 7 Plus is iOS 10.1. It can be upgraded to iOS 11.2 and comes with a quadra-core chipset. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and is fitted with an octa-core chipset.

Internal Memory
The iPhone 7 Plus comes with an internal memory of 128 GB with 3 GB RAM while the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has 32 GB internal memory with 4 GB RAM. The internal memory of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge can also be expanded upto 200 GB.

SIM
The iPhone 7 Plus has a single nano sim slot, whereas the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has dual nano sim slots.

Camera
The iPhone 7 Plus 128 GB has two primary cameras, both of which are 12 MP. One has a f/1.8 aperture lens with a wide angle. The other camera has a f/2.8 aperture telephoto lens.The secondary 7 MP camera in the iPhone 7 Plus 128 GB has a retina flash.

Users can record videos in 1080p HD on the iPhone 7 Plus. What’s more is that videos can also be recorded in 4K at 30 fps.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has a primary camera of 12 MP, phase detection autofocus, OIS, and LED flash. The secondary camera is 5 MP, and has dual video call, Auto HDR. The Galaxy S7 Edge also has dual-video recording option at 2160p at 30fps, 1080p at 60fps, 720p at 240fps, and HDR. Users can also record videos in 4K.

Battery
The iPhone 7 Plus has a 2900 mAh battery that lasts for roughly 21 hours. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has a higher capacity battery of 3300 mAH. This is expected to last for up to 27 hours. Both are non-removable Li-ion batteries.

Display
The iPhone 7 Plus has an ion-strengthened glass screen. The resolution is 1920×1080 pixels at a PPI ratio of 401. It has an LED-backlit IPS LCD, with capacitive 3D touch display.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. The screen is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The resolution is 1440×2560 pixels, at a PPI ratio of 534. It has a multi-touch screen.

Weight
The iPhone 7 Plus 128 GB model weighs 188 grams, and its dimensions are 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge weighs 157 grams, and its dimensions are 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm.

Sensors
Fingerprint and other standard features are available in both phones.

Data
Both phones have Wi-fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, and hotspot.

USB and Bluetooth
Both smartphones come with Bluetooth 4.2. The iPhone 7 Plus 128GB has USB 2.0, while the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has micro USB 2.0.

Protection
The iPhone 7 Plus 128GB is IP67 certified dust and water resistant. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is IP68 certified dust and water resistant.

Colors
Colors available for the iPhone 7 Plus 128GB are black, gold, silver, rose gold, jet black. The colors available for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge are black, gold, and silver.

Network Technology
The phone network technology is GSM/CDMA/HSPA/EVDO/LTE for both the phones. The iPhone also has Volte facility.

Both the iPhone 7 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge can boast of having superb specifications. The price of the latter is lesser than the former. With so many great features and enhanced utility, it can be tough task when it comes to choosing one. If you intend to buy one, you can visit a retail shop or purchase it online.

 

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