iPhone 7 Plus vs. Galaxy S7 Edge – An Unbiased Comparison

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With the iPhone 7 almost ready for release, many are deciding between the iPhone 7 Plus, or a phone manufactured by Apple’s nemesis, Samsung. Namely the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

As technical specifications have already been released, we wanted to do an unbiased comparison of the two smartphones head-to-head, to see which phone can truly take the crown over the other. This comparison compares nearly all features of both phones, and leaves it up to the buyer to make their own opinion.

Obviously technical specifications are not all that matter on a phone. Many people purchase phones because of their design, ecosystem (i.e., iOS ecosystem), or simply for the brand. However, to most consumers, technical specs matter. Let’s see how the iPhone 7 Plus compares with the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge:

Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Feature Apple iPhone 7 Plus Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Winner? Difference
Weight 188 grams 157 grams Samsung 16% lighter
Thin-Factor 0.29 inches 0.30 inches Apple 3% thinner
Screen Size 5.5″ 5.5″ Tie Tie
Screen Resolution 1920×1080 1440×2560 Samsung 77% more pixels
Pixel Density 401 ppi 534 ppi Samsung 33% more PPI
Camera Megapixels 12 MP 12 MP Tie Tie
Camera Aperture f/1.8 f/1.7 Samsung 5% more light captured
RAM 3 GB 4 GB Samsung 33% more RAM
Memory 256 GB 264 (64 GB + 200 GB SDXC) Samsung 3% more storage
Price $969 (256 GB) $858 ($799 +$59 SDXC card) Samsung 11% cheaper

Score: Samsung 7, Apple 1

Samsung clearly took the victory here, highlighting its impressive 77% increase in pixel count vs. the iPhone 7 Plus. Additionally, the pixel density is 33% greater and the phone does all this while being 16% lighter than the iPhone 7 Plus.

I think what is most important (and left out of the table), is that the Galaxy S7 Edge currently come with a FREE Gear VR or 256GB memory card, which is a fantastic offer.

Nonetheless, which would you choose? Let us know below.