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Galaxy S6 Vs Galaxy S7

Galaxy S6
Galaxy S6 Starting from $96.00
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Galaxy S7
Galaxy S7 Starting from $64.99
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How they compare

Customer reviews

Galaxy S6 Galaxy S7
Average
3.7/5
(202)
4.1/5
(823)
Value for money 3.8/5
3.2/5

Design

Galaxy S6 Galaxy S7
Width 74.66 mm 74.2 mm
Height 161.16 mm 158.8 mm
Weight 181 g 170 g
Thickness 8.68 mm 7.4 mm
Volume 104.44 cm³ 87.19 cm³

Screen

Galaxy S6 Galaxy S7
Resolution 1080 x 2400 px 1080 x 2400 px
Density 409 ppi 409 ppi
Size 6.44 inches 6.44 inches

Battery

Galaxy S6 Galaxy S7
Battery capacity 4500 mAh* 4000 mAh*
Removable battery No No
Wireless charging No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 80% of this maximum charge capacity.

Performance

Galaxy S6 Galaxy S7
Maximum storage 256 GB 256 GB
CPU frequency 2.2 GHz 2.4 GHz
External memory slot No No
RAM capacity 8 GB 8 GB
5G support Yes Yes
LTE support Yes Yes

Camera

Galaxy S6 Galaxy S7
Front camera resolution 32 MP 44 MP
Main camera resolution 48 MP 64 MP
Multi lens Yes Yes
Optical zoom No No
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization No No
Slow motion video No Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px

Audio

Galaxy S6 Galaxy S7
Stereo speakers No No
3.5mm jack socket Yes No
Radio No No
Number of microphones 2 2

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Comparison

Samsung S6 vs Samsung S7 – what’s the difference?

 

You may think these phones are identical, but they have some comparable differences. If you’re wondering which one to buy read this article before you make a final decision.

 

Samsung S6: great audio and sharp display quality

 

The Samsung S6 boasts more megapixels than the S7 – 16 compared to 12, but the S7 is better at low light shows and autofocus. If you use your phone for listening to music and watching videos, it’s worth knowing that the speaker on the S6 delivers a much clearer audio quality. The Samsung S6 is also cheaper than the S7, so if you want to save a few bucks, this is the one to choose. If you don't mind a raised camera on the rear of your phone, go for the S6, while the S7 offers a flat camera so is a sleeker choice.

 

Samsung S7: brilliant battery life

 

Both these smartphones have a 5.1-inch screen and 2560 x 1440 pixels, but the S7 has a sharper, brighter display. It also supports the ‘always on display feature’ so you can keep your favorite features on the front screen, like the date, time, or your most-used apps, without it using valuable battery life. While you may think you’ll never need it, the S7 shouldn't suffer any damage if it’s accidentally submerged in water for up to an hour. Handy to know if you drop your phone in the pool while on vacation! Performance of the S7 holds its own over the S6 as it has more RAM and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. Battery life also wins, with it holding a full day of use, compared to about 8 hours for the S6. The Samsung S7 also has a microSD slot which the S6 doesn't, so you can add storage if you need to. However, be wary of the original storage as in some areas only S7s with 32 GB are available, which easily gets used up.

 

If you’re not a heavy smartphone user and only use your phone for making calls, reading emails and browsing, we suggest you invest in the S6. You’ll save money, get a great camera and better sound quality.

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