As the year closes in, the mobile market is faced with two of the biggest smartphones fights. Apple and Samsung have always been competitive as smartphone companies and this time each has a brand device put out there for its customers. iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 are the latest smartphones releases from the two companies and it's important to know whether or not its work upgrading to either of them.
According to Trustedreviews, it seems that over the years both companies have noticed the value that customers placed on durability. Both iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 are made with series 7000 aluminum body which is tougher compared to old models. Not only that but also all models are dust and water proof. Speaking of waterproof, Samsung has achieved a higher rating (IP68 vs IP67) since both can safely be immersed under water for 30 min but while this applies up to 1.5 meters for Samsung galaxy S7, iPhone 7 can only survive 1-meter depth.
iPhone 7 measures 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 in) and 138 g (4.87 oz) while Samsung S7 is measuring 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9mm (5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31in) and 152g (5.36oz). Speaking of displays, Apple's iPhone 7 has a 4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD, 1334 x 750 pixels (326 ppi), 65.6% screen-to-body ratio display while Samsung galaxy S7 has a 5.1-inch, 2560 x 1440 pixels, 534 pixels per inch (PPI), Super AMOLED display.
According to Forbes, Comparing these two displays, Galaxy S7 becomes the easy winner since the iPhones LCD technology cannot compete with Samsung's AMOLED display. Even though Apple has done a great job in making the iPhone 7's display 25% brighter than iPhone 6, the clarity and pixel density wouldn't compare the Samsung powerful AMOLED display which is even VR- ready.
Speaking of specs, iPhone 7 runs on Apple A10 Fusion chipset: Quad Core 2.34 GHz CPU, six-core PowerVR GT7600 GPU, 2GB of RAM while Galaxy S7 (US) comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core chipset: Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo CPUs, Mali-T880 MP12 GPU and 4GB of RAM.
While Samsung may appear to be posting better numbers in terms of performance, it still has the Samsung's usual slow moments especially when web browsing.
Hopefully, Samsung will fix this bug in its software since its Competitor, iPhone 7 seems to be fast especially in web browsing functions. At the end of the day, it is important for you to know these main details before getting a new upgrade on any of this new models.