Samsung Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6S: Is there a new flagship king?

We are all aware of intense rivalry between Apple and Samsung. The two companies are neck in neck in the race for the top smartphone manufacturer as well as other products. Both firms have created two of the most desired smartphones in the market.

 

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is now on the market, heralding the next round in the ongoing Samsung vs Apple smartphone grudge match.

Now that our review is in, we can confirm that the Galaxy S7 is a serious contender for the top smartphone crown. It might pack a familiar design, but a faster CPU, improved battery, and a stunning-looking camera could well be giving Apple more cold sweats than the FBI.

Of course, it wasn’t too long ago that Apple released its iPhone 6S flagship. Many saw that phone as one of Apple’s best ever ‘S’ devices, so it’s not like Samsung has the market all sown up right up until the launch of the iPhone 7.

Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of Samsung’s new handset and how it stacks up against Apple’s current iPhone.

 

SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 VS IPHONE 6S: DESIGN

Samsung Galaxy S7: 7.9mm thick, 152g, metal alloy, glass front and back, IP68 certified, Black/Gold

iPhone 6S: 7.1mm thick, 143g, Series 7000 anodised aluminium back, Space Gray/Silver/Gold/Rose Gold

The Galaxy S6 was the prettiest phone Samsung’s ever made by quite some margin. It ditched the horrid plastic backs seen on past Galaxy phones, replacing them with a wonderfully luxurious mix of glass and metal. The design made the Galaxy S6 look and feel premium.

However, its design still didn’t completely beat Apple’s. While the iPhone 6S’s design doesn’t radically differ from its predecessor, the iPhone 6, it remains one of, if not the best put together phones on the market. true, it may not be as iconic as the iPhone 4 or iPhone 5, but it’s a much more pleasant phone to use day-to-day.

It’s curvier and somehow warmer than previous iPhones. What’s more, with Apple’s use of Series 7000 aluminium, it’s also tougher than before.

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However, picking between it and the Galaxy S7 is tricky, as Samsung’s made a number of small but important design changes to its latest flagship. The camera sensor bump is gone and Samsung’s added a few millimetres to the thickness by adding a slight curvature to the back, reminiscent of the Galaxy Note 5.

This thickening is actually a considerable improvement, making it much more comfortable to hold and less prone to slipping out
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