iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6s

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Which is the best flagship phone? Is Apple’s new smartphone worth the upgrade from the iPhone 6s? We compare the heavyweight contenders.

UPDATED: There’s no doubt that Apple and Samsung are the dominant forces in the smartphone market, so with the release of the new iPhones, it’s logical to compare them against Samsung’s flagships.

There’s a lot at stake, because as it happens, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is our favourite Android smartphone.

So how do the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus compare to Samsung’s top-shelf phones? Or, if you have an iPhone 6s, are you better off skipping this upgrade?

In this feature, we’ll help you with your upgrade path with our head-to-head comparisons: Apple iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 and Apple iPhone 7 vs Apple iPhone 6s. Unfortunately, the Galaxy Note 7’s recall means that this Android phablet is no longer an option, although our Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7 comparison might be instructive for those considering the large-screen Apple phone.

Apple and Samsung flagship phones at a glance
  iPhone 7 iPhone 7 Plus Galaxy S7 iPhone 6s
Current outright price From $1,079 (32GB) From $1,269 (32GB) $1,150 From $929 (32GB)
Cheapest 1GB plan (per month) $66 Virgin, $68 Optus $73 Virgin, $75 Optus $55 (Virgin) $62 (Optus)
Display size and type 4.7in LED-backlit IPS LCD 5.5in LED-backlit IPS LCD 5.1in Super AMOLED 4.7in LED-backlit IPS LCD
Display pixel density 326 ppi 401 ppi 577 ppi 326 ppi
Processor Quad-core A10 Fusion Quad-core A10 Fusion Eight-core Exynos 8890 Octa Dual-core A9
RAM 2GB 3GB 4GB 2GB
Built-in storage 32, 128 or 256GB 32, 128 or 256GB 32GB 16, 32 or 128GB
Expandable storage No No microSD No
Rear camera 12MP, f/1.8 12MP, dual
lenses*
12MP, f/1.7 12MP, f/2.2
Front camera 7MP, ƒ/2.2 7MP, ƒ/2.2 5MP, f/1.7 5MP, f/2.2
Water and dust resistance IP67 IP67 IP68 No
Weight 138g 188 g 152g 143g

* The iPhone 7 Plus’ rear camera has wide-angle (ƒ/1.8) and telephoto (ƒ/2.8, 2x optical zoom) lenses.

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