Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. Apple iPhone 7: Which one would be better?

Comparison of Specifications : Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. Apple iPhone 7

With the two tech giants, Samsung and Apple all set to release their 2016 flagships, Galaxy S7 and iPhone 7 in February and September respectively, their faithful users are busy comparing these smartphones to find out which one is better.

Rumours are rampant about the details of these forthcoming phones, while Apple and Samsung have yet to officially confirm the existence of their upcoming flagships reportedly named Samsung Galaxy S7 and Apple iPhone 7.

The spec-comparison is based on the ongoing rumours from various sources.

Headphone Jack

The design and concept of the rumored iPhone 7 indicate strongly that there just may be no 3.5mm headphone jack in it. This may prove to be a turning point for Samsung as it plans to offer the headphone jack in its Galaxy S7.

Apple’s decision to remove the headphone jack and include Bluetooth earphones comes as a way to make the iPhone 7 thinner. It is uncertain if Apple will implement such a massive change, but an online group have launched a petition against the removal of the headphone jack. The petition has received more than 210,000 digital signatures.


The rumors suggest that Samsung may bring MicroSD slots back, as the company aims to expand its storage capability and compatibility to up to 200GB. According to some sources, it will also let users to merge external and internal storage for Android 6.0 Marshmallow. On the other hand, The source that talked of a bigger battery in the iPhone 7 Plus also revealed there would be a 256GB variant of the iPhone 7 Plus. It would make more sense if Apple could increase the storage on its 16GB variant. We’ll just have to wait to find out.

Especially since there might be no jack, rumors indicate that Apple might bring a water resistant or waterproof build to the upcoming iPhone 7. On the other hand, Samsung has a good opportunity to take on Apple, as it appears to have a dust and water-free phone that will attract buyers. Galaxy S7 is expected to get IP67 water and dust resistance certifications.


Several reports have talked about improvement in camera of both Samsung Galaxy S7 and Apple iPhone 7. Samsung Galaxy S7 is said to have a camera with a flush finish.

According to reports from Venture Beat, Samsung is expected to reduce the megapixel count in its Galaxy S7 from 16MP to 12MP and improve the lens setup for better results. The Galaxy S7 will reportedly have an f/1.7 aperture, which will let more light to enter the lens and capture fast-moving objects and shoot in low-light conditions with much better results.

Another noteworthy mention is the Galaxy S7 will not feature a protruding camera like the Galaxy S6. However, Apple might continue to use the same design for its camera lens. Apple may also opt for a dual-camera zoom lens for the iPhone 7, which will allow the user to zoom in a particular object in the scene without losing the quality.


Galaxy S7 is rumoured to have a longer battery span of 3,000mAh, and 3600mAh for the S7 Edge. If this turns into reality, Samsung might have a winner in their hands, as iPhone users have been constantly complaining of the battery draining too fast like the Galaxy S5.

Have you picked your side yet, Apple’s iPhone 7 or Samsung’s Galaxy S7?

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Kavita Iyer
Kavita Iyer
An individual, optimist, homemaker, foodie, a die hard cricket fan and most importantly one who believes in Being Human!!!



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