Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S7

Galaxy S6
Galaxy S6 Starting from $67.64
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Galaxy S7
Galaxy S7 Starting from $51.88
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Galaxy S6 Galaxy S7


Galaxy S6 Galaxy S7
Width 70.5 mm 69.6 mm
Height 143.4 mm 142.4 mm
Weight 138 g 152 g
Thickness 6.8 mm 7.9 mm


Galaxy S6 Galaxy S7
Resolution 1440 x 2560 px 1440 x 2560 px
Density 577 ppi 577 ppi
Size 5.1 inches 5.1 inches


Galaxy S6 Galaxy S7
Battery capacity 2550 mAh* 3000 mAh*
Wireless charging Yes Yes
Fast charging Yes Yes
Ultra power saving mode Yes Yes

*Refurbished devices sold on Back Market offer at least 85% of this maximum charge capacity.


Galaxy S6 Galaxy S7
Maximum storage 128 GB 32 GB
CPU frequency 2.1 GHz 2.15 GHz
Number of processor cores 8 4
RAM capacity 3 GB 4 GB
5G support No No
LTE support Yes Yes


Galaxy S6 Galaxy S7
Front camera resolution 5 MP 5 MP
Main camera resolution 16 MP 12 MP
Optical zoom No No
Flash Yes Yes
Optical stabilization Yes Yes
Slow motion video Yes Yes
Main camera video resolution 2160 px 2160 px


Galaxy S6 Galaxy S7
3.5mm jack socket Yes Yes
Number of microphones 2 2

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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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