Apple iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S6

2.64 in
5.44 in
Apple iPhone 7 Mobile Phone
Apple iPhone 7
2.78 in
5.65 in
Samsung Galaxy S6 Mobile Phone
Samsung Galaxy S6
Editiorial reviews
3 editorial reviews
The A10 Fusion chip screams. The camera takes great photos with no effort. But the iPhone 7's missing headphone jack has made my life a little harder, and that's too bad.Read more
Updated with our thoughts on the new Product (RED) versionRead more
iPhone 7 review: The iPhone 7 has arrived missing key features, but introducing some brand new ones. We'll cover everything from the headphone jack to the new camera and battery life in our full review of the iPhone 7.Read more
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3 editorial reviews
The Galaxy S6 takes Samsung's upscale smartphone line to the next design level with a lustworthy metal-and-glass construction in a handset that matches the iPhone 6 one for one.Read more
Samsung's new flagship for 2015, the Galaxy S6 is a phone of the year contenderRead more
The Galaxy S6 was once the Android standard bearer, but its legacy lives onRead more
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User rating
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4.7 out of 5
3 user ratings
5 stars
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4 stars
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Full Comparison

Hardware

Apple iPhone 7Apple iPhone 7Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6
Operating SystemApple iOS 11Android 5.0
CPU clock speed2.3 GHz2.1 GHz
CPU CoresQuad-core8-core
CPU ModelApple A10 FusionSamsung Exynos Octa 7420
GPUyesyes
GPU ModelPowerVR GT7600ARM Mali-T760
Ram memory2GB3GB

Display

Apple iPhone 7Apple iPhone 7Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6
Touchscreenyesyes
Colors16.7 M16.7 M
Panel type
IPS
N/A
Screen size4.7 in5.1 in
Resolution1334.0 px2560.0 px
Technology
IPS , IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
Pixel Density326.0 ppi576.0 ppi
Dual screen supportnoyes
Scratch resistant displayyesyes
HDRnono
Ambient light sensoryesyes
Multi touchyesyes
Screen Material
N/A
Corning Gorilla Glass 4.0

Camera

Apple iPhone 7Apple iPhone 7Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6
Number of cameras22
Front resolution7.0 Mpx5.0 Mpx
Primary rear resolution12.0 Mpx16.0 Mpx
Primary rear lens aperture1.8 f1.9 f
Primary rear sensor size1/3"
N/A
Video recordingyesyes
Highest video resolution4096.0 px4096.0 px
Maximum FPS at the highest resolution30.0 fps30.0 fps
Maximum FPS (regardless of res.)240.0 fps120.0 fps
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1280.0 px1280.0 px
Autofocusyesyes
Burst Modeyesyes
Digital Zoomyesyes
Face Detectionyesyes
Geo-taggingyesyes
Gesture Shotyesyes
HDR Captureyesyes
LED Flashyesyes
Optical image stabilizationyesyes
Panoramayesyes
Smile Detectionyesyes
Touch Focusyesyes
Slow-Mo
N/A
yes

Storage

Apple iPhone 7Apple iPhone 7Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6
Memory card readernono
Types of memory card supportedNo memory slotNo memory slot
Card Storage Max
N/A
128GB

Dimensions

Apple iPhone 7Apple iPhone 7Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6
MaterialAluminiumAluminium, Aluminium, Glass
Height5.44 in5.65 in
Width2.64 in2.78 in
Depth0.28 in0.27 in
Weight4.87 oz4.87 oz
Physical keyboard/numpadnono
Water resistantyesno
Shock resistantnono
Dust resistantyes
N/A
Colour of product
N/A
White, Black, Gold, Blue

Sensors

Apple iPhone 7Apple iPhone 7Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6
Accelerometeryesyes
Proximityyesyes
Digital Compassyesyes
Fingerprintyesyes
Gyroscopeyesyes
Barometeryesyes
Pedometeryes
N/A
Heart Rate Monitor
N/A
yes
ANT+
N/A
yes

Other features

Apple iPhone 7Apple iPhone 7Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6
Apple Payyes
N/A
Built-in stereo speakersyesyes
IR
N/A
yes

Connectivity

Apple iPhone 7Apple iPhone 7Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6
Dual sim supportnono
Sim card sizeNano-SIMNano-SIM
DLNA certifiednoyes
Bluetoothyesyes
Bluetooth version4.24.1
Bluetooth profileA2DP, AVRCPA2DP, AVRCP
NFCyesyes
Charging connectionLightningUSB, Wireless
Video outputManufacturer specificMHL
Headphone connection
N/A
3.5 mm
USB version
N/A
2.0
Type of USB connector
N/A
Micro-USB
USB On-The-Go (OTG)
N/A
yes

Celluar

Apple iPhone 7Apple iPhone 7Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6
Navigation systemGLONASSGLONASS
2G GSMyesyes
GSM Frequencies850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
3G UMTSyesyes
UMTS Frequences850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1700 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz850 MHz, 1700 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz
CDMA Frequences800 MHz, 1700 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2000 MHz, 2100 MHz
N/A
HSPAyesyes
HSPA+yesyes
DC-HSPAyesyes
HSDPA speed42.0 Mbps42.0 Mbps
HSUPA speed5.76 Mbps5.76 Mbps
LTE Frequencies700 MHz, 800 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1700 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz, 2300 MHz, 2500 MHz800 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz
4G Speed (download/upload)450/50300/50
Mobile hotspot functionyesyes
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)yesyes
Wireless networking standard802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Battery

Apple iPhone 7Apple iPhone 7Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6
Exchangeable batterynono
Battery typeLithium IonLithium Ion
Battery capacity1960.0 mAh2550.0 mAh
Standby Time 2G240.0 h
N/A
Talk Time 2G14.0 h
N/A
Standby Time 3G240.0 h
N/A
Talk Time 3G14.0 h17.0 h
Supports fast chargingnoyes
Supports wireless charging noyes
Fast charging standard
N/A
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charge
Wireless charging standard
N/A
PMA, QI
Built-in wireless charging
N/A
yes

Voice

Apple iPhone 7Apple iPhone 7Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6
Voice over LTE (VoLTE)yesyes
Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi)yesno