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Samsung S6 vs. Samsung S7 – Time To Improve Your Smartphone Experience?

Samsung undoubtedly is one of the stars in the market of smartphones and has been catering to consumers quite successfully for over a decade now. However, the last year seems to have been quite stagnant for the giant and the new Samsung Galaxy S7 is exactly the breath of air it was seeking desperately. The launch of S7 received great response across the globe and according to certain unofficial sources the sale of Android Galaxy S7 has more than doubled in the European market.  In fact, it is being reported that a whopping 10 million handsets have already been pre-ordered in China. A staggering success and a breath of relief for Samsung, no doubts.

An airtight marketing strategy and a smart publicity campaign made sure that Galaxy S7 becomes the biggest Android smartphone launch of the year.  On one side this has been just the thing the company needed and they are ecstatic about it. However the success of the smartphone has left S6 owners in a fix as to whether they should go for the upgrade to get their hands on all the amazing features of S7 or just play it safe and stay with their old handset.  Let us not worry so much- shall we. We will help steer you in the right direction with our review of the new Galaxy S7 and how it fairs compared to the reliable S6.


Looks and Design

Well- no competition there. Samsung Galaxy S7 is sleek, chic and easy on the eyes hands down. There is no comparison. It is like the S6 had a fantastic facelift from the best surgeons in the business.  With its slick metallic body and a design so sleek that it can give the (Ahem) – iPhone a run for its money any day. Apart from bidding a much needed farewell to the plastic body, the sim-tray of S7 has been shifted to the top and the buttons are designed in a square fashion.

Processing Power

Ditching the Qualacomm Snapdragon range of processors, S7 has gone with the in-house Exynos processors – an intelligent and timely move and great for those of you who are big game junkies. With a 4GB RAM, it is an upgrade over S6 which has a 3GB RAM.  Moreover, the KNOX service keeps your sensitive information safe and encrypted.


Well, this is one feature which pretty remains unchanged for both the sets. There is almost no difference in the screen sizes of Samsung Galaxy S6 and S7. They both are available in the 5.1 inch version. However, the happy news is that the new S7 is available in Super AMOLED display which means that it provides amazing view angels and breathtaking colours that are very sharp.

Battery Life

S6 was a great phone- probably the best in its category, but one thing that always remained a problem are for it was it poor battery backup with a 2550mAh cell. Well S7 seems to have sort that issue out for all the smartphone users – with a better battery life and a 3000mAh cell, it will easily get you through the day without sweating for a charger.

One the major reasons of S6 losing a chunk of its customers was the absence of micro SD card . The happy news continues as the micro SD card makes a much awaited comeback with S7. However, there is still a section of experts who are not really excited about the comeback.


The one thing that takes Galaxy S7 straight to the top is the amazing camera that features on this smart phone.  Although a few minor details seem to be missing as compared to the last version – the low light image option more than compensates for all the losses,  making it by far the best camera phone in the market ( and yes that includes the iPhone as well)

Comparison Chart

To give you a more comprehensive idea of what are the major differences between the two sets,  this comparison will surely help you big time. (PS – You can thank us later)


Category Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S6
Operating System System Android 6.0
Android 5.1.1
Display 5.1-inch
Processing Power Quad-core Snapdragon 820
or Octa-core Samsung Exynos
Octa-core Samsung Exynos 7
Storage 32GB 32/64/128GB
Expandable microSD
Up to 200GB
Rear Camera 12MP f/1.7
1.4-micron pixels
16MP f/1.9
1.12-micron pixels
Front Camera 5MP f/1.7 5MP f/1.9
Charging Wi-Fi 802.11 ac MIMO
Bluetooth v4.2 LE
ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC
Wi-Fi 802.11 ac MIMO
Bluetooth v4.1 LE
ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC
Battery 3000mAh 2800mAh
Security IP68 rating NA
Connectivity One-touch fingerprint One-touch fingerprint


Well all things said and in this case compared- Samsung Galaxy S7 is by far a much more superior Android smartphone than S6.  However, all you S6 users need not give us the evil eye, because S6 is a great phone too- just not in the same league as S7.  With Marshmallow 6.0 update, S7 gives you a buttery smooth fingerprint experience and the phone is water resistant too.

When you consider all the aspects- an upgrade to S7 from your old S6 is definitely going to be worth it.

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