It may or may not be intentional, but because of the recent announcements concerning the Samsung’s Galaxy S7, there are some who would cannot look away from what may seem that the new phone has looks that now look more like Apple’s iPhone. This has been becoming more apparent over the past few years. It may not even be a one-sided aspect as it has been seen that iPhones are becoming larger, which begs people to think that they’re mimicking the South Korean tech giant’s once-innovative, plus-sized “phablet” offerings.
Is the Galaxy S7 Closer to Becoming an iPhone Lookalike?
Even though there are some early comparisons going on, it is still too early to say if the new Galaxy S7 is better than the latest iPhone. Although Samsung’s latest high-end Galaxy phone won’t be released until the 11th of March this year. Even though it is still too early to arrive at a just conclusion as to which phone is better, there are already some comparisons that can be made.
To start, with there’s the camera for both phones; both Samsung and Apple’s latest phones now have 12-megapixel imaging sensors for the rear cameras. The iPhone increased there’s from 8-megapixels from their previous iteration while Samsung’s downgraded there’s from 18-megapixels. However, megapixels are not just the only basis for bringing out better pictures. In other words, it doesn’t mean that the Samsung Galaxy S7 has a lower megapixel count as compared to its previous model that pictures and videos do not become better.
To make that change, Samsung has adopted the iPhone’s 4:3 aspect ratio and dumping the widescreen 16:9 format that it had been using for so long. Widescreen photos produce shots that are awkwardly tall to the point many would find to crop the image to a 4:3 aspect ratio in the end. Therefore, this 6-megapixel reduction is equivalent to removing the excess found from the 16:9 image dimension. Another promise is that the new phone will bring improvements to low-light shots.
When it comes to size, the S7 is slightly larger and heftier than the iPhone 6s, but the difference is not way out there. Samsung’s offering is that of a 5.1-inch smartphone whereas Apple has a 4.7-inch one.
Furthermore, neither the iPhone 6s nor the Galaxy S7 will let you replace the battery as both cells cannot be removed. However, one advantage of Samsung’s smartphone is that it offers an optional external storage in the form of a microSD card, something that Apple has been seen to reluctantly put into their iPhones for so long. Seeing these comparisons, what are your early thoughts with the Samsung’s new phone?