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Samsung S7 vs Samsung S6: What exactly has changed?


When Samsung launched S6 last year, it finally came back into the game. S6 was totally a game changer and the blend of glass with aluminium turned out to be a successful risk for Samsung. There is no doubt in the fact that Samsung Galaxy S6 is a gorgeous device. Not just looks, it can also perform too thanks to the excellent hardware it boasts of. After the success of Samsung S6, everyone was eagerly waiting for S7 and what Samsung can offer in its latest flagship phone.

Samsung launched the much-awaited Galaxy S7 last night in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress. If you are also one of those people who are wondering about what is the difference between S6 and S7 and it is worth to upgrade your S6 to S7, you are reading the correct post.

Design: Identical Twins

At a very first sight, both S6 and S7 looks completely identical. But, on closer looks you will find some major difference. Samsung has decided to use the old concepts of rounded back towards the corner just like Note 5. These rounded edges offer excellent grip and give phone an ergonomic look.

The bulginess of the rear camera has also decreased a lot. It will not come to a good news but, the fact is that Samsung Galaxy S7 is bit heavy and thick as compared to its smaller brother S6. The back is still a finger print magnet and you will again spend most of your time cleaning the back just like S6.

So, the point here is that there is no significant change in S7 as compared to S6.

Display: Always On Display to make you lazier

It would not be an exaggeration to say that Samsung Galaxy S6 features the best display in the market. It continues in S7 as the new flagship also features the same display with one new feature.

The 5.1” QHD Display with a pixel resolution of 2560 x 1440 Pixels delivers excellent colour saturation. Just like LG G5, Samsung has come up with Always On Display where you don’t have to press any button to check the notifications. This new feature allows a very small number of pixels to remain illuminated even when the device is not in use. It will display the time, date and notifications. The best part is that it will not affect your battery and will use as much as 0.8% of battery per hour.

Camera: Lower Megapixels in S7?

Yes, you read that right. Samsung S7 features a lower resolution camera as compared with S6. While S6 features a 16 MP camera, S7 has a 12 MP camera. The camera was one of the most advanced and best parts of S6 thanks to the quality of images it was capable of clicking.

Although, the pixels have decreased but, S7 features a brand new dual-pixel technology that can deliver even clear images then S6. Thanks to an aperture of f/1.7 that S7 can click amazing clear images even in low light. The company claims that S7 camera is four times faster in low light conditions and two times faster in daylight then S6 itself. The front camera is same at 5 MP and can click beautiful selfies.

Chip-set: Snapdragon is back

Last year, Samsung decided to ditch Snapdragon and used its own Exynos Chipset. It worked great but, it was not perfect. This year, Samsung has again collaborated with Qualcomm and features Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Chipset, the latest in the market. The RAM has also been upgraded from 3 GB to 4 GB, a trend being followed by almost every Smartphone Company.

Storage: Welcome the Micro SD Card Slot

One of the most disappointing thing in S6 was that there was no option for expanding the storage as there was no microSD card slot. However, it seems like Samsung is all ready to make its users as happy as it can be.

Apart from having 32 and 64 GB of internal storage, the storage can be expanded up to 2 TB. So, no worry about storage and you can shoot as many 4K videos as you want.

Battery: Bigger and Better

The battery was one department where we thought Samsung could have done better as S6 was powered by a 2550 mAh battery. Well, the company has done better and the result of it is that it now features a bigger 3000 mAh of a battery which can deliver better battery backup.

What’s good in S7?

Samsung Galaxy S7 is Water Resistance with IP68 Rating which means it can survive in 1.5 meters of water for 30 minutes without any damage. Please notice the point that S6 is not water proof and don’t even think of testing it.

Another good thing is VR. Along with Oculus, Samsung is constantly working on VR technology to make it as better and better. With Samsung S7, you can enjoy a great VR experience.

What’s missing?

With Type C becoming a new trend, it was expected that Samsung will also use Type C in S7 but, sadly it still features the same old Micro USB port. However, the good thing here is that Fast Charging is still there.

Final Verdict

S7 is definitely a better device then S6 thanks to Micro SD Card Slot, IP68 Ratings and the better camera but, with competitor’s like LG and Apple, S7 still falls behind in the race. The actual price of the device is yet to be announced and it will be around 4-5k costlier than S6.

                            Detailed Comparison

  Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S6
OS Android 6.0
Android 5.1.1
Display 5.1”
2560 x 1440
2560 x 1440
Processor Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 Octa-core Samsung Exynos 7
Storage Expandable up to 2 TB Not expandable
Rear Camera 12 MP 16 MP
Front Camera 5 MP 5 MP
Battery 3000 mAh 2550 mAh
Water Resistance IP 68 Ratings No
Weight 152 gm 138 gm
Dimensions 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm
Fast Charging Yes Yes
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