Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S7

2.78 in
5.65 in
Samsung Galaxy S6 Mobile Phone
Samsung Galaxy S6
2.74 in
5.61 in
Samsung Galaxy S7 Mobile Phone
Samsung Galaxy S7
Editiorial reviews
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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Full Comparison

Hardware

Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7
Operating SystemAndroid 5.0Android 6.0
CPU clock speed2.1 GHz2.3 GHz
CPU Cores8-core8-core
CPU ModelSamsung Exynos Octa 7420Samsung Exynos 8 Octa 8890
GPUyesyes
GPU ModelARM Mali-T760ARM Mali-T880MP12 GPU
Ram memory3GB4GB

Display

Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7
Touchscreenyesyes
Colors16.7 M16.7 M
Screen size5.1 in5.1 in
Resolution2560.0 px2560.0 px
TechnologySuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Pixel Density576.0 ppi576.0 ppi
Screen MaterialCorning Gorilla Glass 4.0Corning Gorilla Glass 5.0
Dual screen supportyesno
Scratch resistant displayyesyes
HDRnono
Ambient light sensoryesyes
Multi touchyesyes

Camera

Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7
Number of cameras22
Front resolution5.0 Mpx5.0 Mpx
Primary rear resolution16.0 Mpx12.0 Mpx
Primary rear lens aperture1.9 f1.7 f
Video recordingyesyes
Highest video resolution4096.0 px4096.0 px
Maximum FPS at the highest resolution30.0 fps30.0 fps
Maximum FPS (regardless of res.)120.0 fps240.0 fps
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1280.0 px1280.0 px
Autofocusyesyes
Burst Modeyesyes
Digital Zoomyesyes
Face Detectionyesyes
Geo-taggingyesyes
Gesture Shotyes
N/A
HDR Captureyesyes
LED Flashyesyes
Optical image stabilizationyesyes
Panoramayesyes
Slow-Moyes
N/A
Smile Detectionyes
N/A
Touch Focusyesyes
Primary rear sensor size
N/A
1/2.6"
Digital Image Stabilization
N/A
yes

Storage

Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7
Memory card readernoyes
Card Storage Max128GB200GB
Types of memory card supportedNo memory slotmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC

Dimensions

Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7
Colour of productWhite, Black, Gold, Blue
N/A
MaterialAluminium, Aluminium, GlassAluminium
Height5.65 in5.61 in
Width2.78 in2.74 in
Depth0.27 in0.31 in
Weight4.87 oz5.36 oz
Physical keyboard/numpadnono
Water resistantnoyes
Shock resistantnono
Fully waterproof
N/A
yes
Dust resistant
N/A
yes

Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7
Accelerometeryesyes
Proximityyesyes
Digital Compassyesyes
Fingerprintyesyes
Gyroscopeyesyes
Barometeryesyes
Heart Rate Monitoryesyes
ANT+yesyes
Pedometer
N/A
yes

Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7
Dual sim supportnoyes
Sim card sizeNano-SIMNano-SIM
DLNA certifiedyesyes
Bluetoothyesyes
Bluetooth version4.14.2
Bluetooth profileA2DP, AVRCPA2DP, AVRCP
NFCyesyes
Charging connectionUSB, WirelessUSB
Headphone connection3.5 mm3.5 mm
USB version2.02.0
Type of USB connectorMicro-USBMicro-USB
USB On-The-Go (OTG)yesyes
Video outputMHLNo

Celluar

Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7
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, 1700 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz
HSPAyesyes
HSPA+yesyes
DC-HSPAyesyes
HSDPA speed42.0 Mbps42.0 Mbps
HSUPA speed5.76 Mbps5.76 Mbps
LTE Frequencies800 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz700 MHz, 900 MHz, 1700 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2500 MHz
4G Speed (download/upload)300/50450/50
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
Streaming standards
N/A
Google Cast, Miracast, MirrorLink

Battery

Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7
Exchangeable batterynono
Battery typeLithium IonLithium Ion
Battery capacity2550.0 mAh3000.0 mAh
Talk Time 3G17.0 h27.0 h
Supports fast chargingyesyes
Fast charging standardSamsung Adaptive Fast ChargeQualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Supports wireless charging yesyes
Wireless charging standardPMA, QIPMA, QI
Built-in wireless chargingyesyes
Talk Time 2G
N/A
28.0 h
Standby Time 3G
N/A
288.0 h

Voice

Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy S7Samsung Galaxy S7
Voice over LTE (VoLTE)yesyes
Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi)noyes