Powered by one of Samsung's octa-core 2.3GHz Exynos 8890 chips and 4GB of RAM, the S7 surpasses pretty much every other Android handset currently available. However, the iPhone 7's new A10 Fusion chip narrowly edges it, and on our Geekbench tests it scored 5,652 to the Galaxy S7's 5,295.
iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7 – Verdict The Samsung Galaxy S7 has a better screen, a camera that's on par with the iPhone, and a build that in our opinion is just more exciting. It doesn't quite have the booming stereo speakers, but it does have a headphone jack.
Physical size is the most obvious difference between the two phones. The iPhone 7 is 2.64 inches wide, 5.44 inches tall by 0.28 inches deep and weighs in at 4.87 ounces. The iPhone 7 Plus is 3.07 inches wide, 6.23 inches tall by 0.29 inches deep and weighs a little more at 6.63 ounces.
The iPhone 7 has 2GB of RAM, but the Plus model has 3GB. That gives the Plus a slight edge over the regular 7. Battery life is better on the iPhone 7 Plus because its larger size can accommodate a slightly larger battery. You get an additional hour of internet use on LTE on the Plus model.
The iPhone 7 Plus has a substantially better camera, we've concluded in our testing, and is one of the key reasons – alongside battery life – to pick Apple's bigger phone.
Sit the two phones side by side and the Galaxy S7 is an easy winner. It's dramatically higher pixel count results in a much crisper (and VR-ready) display while the jet blacks OLED excels at result in a contrast ratio the iPhone 7 simply can't match.
If you take lots of photos then the iPhone 7 will be a good upgrade with its 12-megapixel camera and 6-element lens construction. You'll also find optical image stabilisation (OIS) and a larger f/1.8 aperture lens. This compares favourably with the iPhone 6's 8-megapixel camera, lack of OIS, and f/2.2 lens.
As a result, Apple claim that iPhone 7 boasts up to 2 hours' longer battery life than iPhone 6s. While traditionalists may find the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack hard to get used to, iPhone 7 has plenty to excite Apple fans and represents a clear step up from iPhone 6s in pretty much every metric.
The iPhone 7 Has a Faster Processor It runs Apple's A10 Fusion processor, which is a quad-core, 64-bit chip. Apple says the A10 is 40 percent faster than the A9 used in the iPhone 6S and twice as fast as the A8 used in the 6 series.
Look at the specs, though, and iPhone 7 has some serious advantages. The new A10 chip is 40% faster than the A9 featured in iPhone 6 Plus. iPhone 7 has an updated camera, too, with a 6 element lens, and captures a wider range of colours than iPhone 6s Plus.
While the battery life of iPhone 7 Plus offers more talk time, internet use, video and audio playback time, iPhone 8 charges much faster. Both models are water and dust resistant, but while iPhone 7 Plus has a higher pixel resolution, iPhone 8's new True Tone display offers greater colour accuracy and range.
I The iPhone 7 has proved itself more than capable with a 12-megapixel camera that boasts a wide f/1.8 aperture and built-in optical image stabilisation (OIS). But Samsung's Galaxy S8 also features a 12-megapixel shooter with OIS, and an even wider f1/.
Why it's “better” than the iPhone 7: Superior water resistance, superior display, MicroSD port, cheaper price.Samsung Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 7:
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|Display||4.7-inch Retina HD Display||5.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen|
iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6 – Camera This compares favourably with the iPhone 6's 8-megapixel camera, lack of OIS, and f/2.2 lens. All of which means that photos taken with the iPhone 7 are brighter, sharper, steadier, and more colourful.