15 features that Samsung’s Galaxy S7 has that the Apple’s iPhone 6S doesn’t
iPhone 6S vs Samsung Galaxy S7 : List of features that Galaxy S7 has and iPhone 6S doesnt
Samsung, the South Korean technology giant on Sunday evening officially announced the ‘Galaxy S7’ family of devices during an awesome event at MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona, Spain. In comparison to its predecessor, the Galaxy S7 may be considered an “S” generation device. Without any doubt, the Galaxy S7 is Samsung’s best phone till date, which not only provides some amazing features but also give a good feel of the device.
The Galaxy S7 phone impresses with its features and functions, many of which you would not find on iPhones. With the Galaxy S7 expected to hit the stores soon to compete against the iPhone 6s phones, let’s take a look at few things the new Samsung Galaxy S7 can do that the Apple iPhone 6s cannot.
High-resolution AMOLED displays
Both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge look like refined versions of their predecessors. When it comes to image clarity, the 2560 x 1440 Super AMOLED displays of both the devices outshine the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. According to rumors, the iPhone is expected to move towards AMOLED screen technology in the future.
AMOLED display also allows Samsung turn on only select pixels on the screen to offer users information such as date, time and notifications are visible without having to unlock the phone. On iPhone, you have to wake the display to check the time or notifications.
Double the RAM
While the iPhone 6s has 2GB of RAM, the Galaxy S7 comes with an impressive 4GB of RAM. However, it will be interesting to see whether it can deliver better performance than its predecessor with this RAM size.
Water and Dust resistance
The Galaxy S7 has an IP68 rating to prove that it is water-resistant and dust-proof, which means that it can go more than a meter under water for around 30 minutes. On the other hand, Apple’s recent iPhones are more resistant to water damage but they don’t have the same certification as the Galaxy S7.
The camera pixels are expected to be 30% larger than the ones in the iPhone 6s Plus. In comparison to 1.22-micron for Apple, it would be 1.4-micron pixels for Samsung.
It has been reported that Samsung has brought Canon’s dual-pixel technology to its Galaxy S7 flagships, which enables it to use all of its pixels to focus and capture light at the same time.
A feature that is desired by many, the Galaxy S7 comes with expandable memory. Samsung has reintroduced microSD card slot into the Galaxy S7. The slot is combined in the SIM card tray and allows you to add up to an additional 200GB that allows you to keep your internal memory free for apps and processing.
Better camera aperture
At f/1.7, the camera’s aperture outclasses the iPhone 6’s f/2.2 aperture, which should help Samsung produce better low-light pictures.
The Galaxy S7 can autofocus much faster than the iPhone 6s, particularly in low lighting conditions. This is very important when you are trying to capture a quick shot.
The standard Galaxy S7 has a 3,000mAh battery and the S7 Edge has a 3,600mAh battery and they are thicker too. In comparison, the iPhone 6s has a 1,715mAh battery and the iPhone 6s Plus has a 2,750mAh battery.
Compared to the S6, CPU performance would be 30% faster and 3D graphics performance would be 64% faster. The company is using a new way of cooling the flagship: water-cooling like one would find on desktops and other more advanced devices, which is lacking in iPhones.
Faster charging (wired)
The Galaxy S7 features fast-charging battery technology, which can be disabled and enabled depending on user preferences. With quick charge, you can get about 60-percent of a charge on about 30 minutes of charging. This feature is missing in iPhone 6s.
Faster wireless charging
The Galaxy S7’s battery also allows for quick wireless charging that Samsung claims is faster than the regular wired charging. This feature is not available in the iPhone 6s.
Samsung Pay works on regular credit card readers
Samsung Pay works with almost any credit card reader, even very old models, meaning you can pay with your Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge almost anywhere. On the other hand, the iPhone’s Apple Pay only works on newer credit card terminals have near-field communication (NFC) technology built into them.
As Samsung doesn’t need NFC support to enable Samsung Pay, one can say that its wireless payments product is superior to the iPhone. In addition, Samsung has announced a massive Samsung Pay expansion disclosing that many additional markets will get Samsung Pay support soon.
Virtual Reality (VR)
When it comes to its VR endeavour, Samsung is moving ahead in that direction with it unveiling probably the first smartphone Galaxy S7 in VR. Each person in attendance were wearing a Gear VR attached that even got Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg on stage while everyone’s face was covered with the Gear VR headset, specifically trying to describe the social aspect of VR and the improved Oculus Samsung partnership. While Apple is interested in the VR space, it still has to make any announcements in this space.