Specs Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6S

Specs Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6S

With the recent official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and finally putting all the rumors at rest, we once again pit its specifications against other flagships and this time, it’s against Apple’s iPhone 6S.

Let’s now see how these two stand up against each other in terms of their technical specs.


Samsung Galaxy S7Apple iPhone 6S
5.1-inch Super AMOLED Quad-HD display4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS HD display
2560 x 1440 resolution1334 x 750 resolution
Gorilla Glass 4 reinforcementIon-X reinforcement
Samsung Exynos 8890 64-bit octa-core CPUApple A9 64-bit w/ M9 co-processor
32GB, 64GB internal memory16GB, 64GB, and 128GB internal memory
Expandable up to 200GB via micro SDNot expandable
12MP Dual Pixel rear camera dual-tone/dual LED flash, F/1.7 aperture12MP iSight rear camera with 'Deep Trench Isolation'
5MP front camera, F/1.7 apertureFacetime 5MP camera with Retina Flash
Dual SIM, dual LTE hybrid (2nd SIM tray is for microSD)Single SIM
WiFi 802.11acWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1Bluetooth 4.2
NFCApple Pay
Fast wireless charging, Fingerprint scanner, Heart rate sensorFingerprint scanner
IP68 ratingNo rating
3,000mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery1,715mAh non-removable Li-Po battery
Android 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiziOS 9
Black and GoldSpace Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold

Summary of Advantages


Samsung Galaxy S7

  • Bigger display
  • Quad HD resolution
  • Twice the RAM at 4GB
  • Expandable memory
  • Dual-SIM
  • Fast wireless charging
  • Heart rate sensor
  • IP68 rating
  • Bigger battery capacity at 3000mAh

Apple iPhone 6S

  • Up to 128GB  internal storage
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • More color options

While there are aspects (like processor, front and rear cameras) that are subjective and would be needed to test in real-life usage, the Galaxy S7 showed beefier specs than the iPhone 6S when it comes to components alone. Through this comparison, we also see that this 2016 flagship now has more bells-and-whistles to offer its users compared to the 2015 flagship from Apple.

Stay tuned to see how well the Galaxy S7 would perform when we get ourselves a unit to review.

Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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