Samsung Galaxy S7 vs S6 Comparison

Last updated on March 8, 2016 by

Launched at MWC 2016, Samsung Galaxy S7 was in the center of attention of tech-savvy visitors of the famous exhibition in Barcelona. But the most users are not concerned with the scope of presentation. Instead they would rather search for Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S6 comparison.

Comparison between Galaxy S7 and S6

What’s inside the new Galaxy S7?

Well, the first thing you must know is that the new Samsung Galaxy S7 has 4 GB of RAM vs 3 GB of RAM in the Galaxy S6. There is also a new 8-core 64-bit processor, created on 14-nanometer technology. It is worth recalling that Galaxy S6 has quad-core processor. Depending on the market the processors of Galaxy S7 differ (4×2.3+4×1.6 or 4×2.15+4×1.6 GHz), so Samsung haven’t named specific modifications yet.

External memory cards support

Samsung also decided to get back the ability of using external memory cards. There is no external memory cards support in Galaxy S6, but the old smartphone has internal 128 GB memory module which was removed in Galaxy S7.

Operating system

Every year brings the new Android release so it’s no surprise that Galaxy S7 is running the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Note that for the first time Samsung hasn’t included its proprietary TouchWiz shell which was included in Galaxy S6’s Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. Proprietary shell was the real headache for many Galaxy S6 users, who often started their way with the new smartphone with the search query “How to Remove TouchWiz on Galaxy S6?”.

System comparison

Battery improvements

The battery capacity in Galaxy S7 is increased comparing to S6. The 2550 mAh cell of the last year’s model was too weak to provide the full day of experience for many users. Samsung have heard the complaints and the new S7 has a 3000 mAh battery inside. This led to weight gain — the new S7 weighs 19 grams more than S6.

There is also the new energy-saving mode called Always On that will definitely help to increase the battery life. While in this mode the part of the display is always active and the relevant information (such as time, notifications, calendar etc.) is displayed. At the same time the new mode uses only small number of pixels on the display to show data, so the user can turn on the phone less often.

Camera improvements

The cameras in Samsung flagship smartphones have been providing the benchmark of quality in recent years (in fact they are competing only with Apple’s flagship smartphones). So it is difficult to imagine that camera in Samsung Galaxy S7 become even better compared to Galaxy S6. However Samsung introduced the Dual Pixel technology, which provides “larger pixels” and gives higher quality images in low-light conditions. At the same time the main camera resolution has dropped from 16 MP to 12 MP.

Camera comparison

Gear 360 VR camera support

If you compare Samsung Galaxy S6 vs S7 you will find that the last one has at least two great technological advantages. They are virtual reality and Gear 360 VR camera support. The new device has the app that allows stitching the images into a circular panorama image.

Water resistance

The other technological difference of this year smartphone is the Waterproof Rating 5 (IP68). That means the ability to work under water at a depth of more than a meter over a long period of time (up to 30 minutes). So the user can safely dive with the new phone and photograph the beauty of the underwater world.

Conclusion

Not the “revolution”, but the “iteration”. This is how the new Samsung Galaxy S7 may be described best. The new flagship model is heavier than the S6 and it lost some functionality. The 128 GB of internal memory has disappeared; the main camera resolution has dropped from 16 MP to 12 MP. But it’s no doubt that quantitative and qualitative improvements compensate these losses. In fact, Samsung has shown a fairly “grown-up” version of last year flagship.

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