Now that the mobile world is abuzz with the news about the upcoming release of the Samsung Galaxy S7, there are Galaxy S6 owners who are out to compare their current Samsung mobile phone to the new one. Furthermore, the previous iteration is seen to have a price drop with the release of the 7th iteration to the high-end Galaxy range. So what are the changes with regards to this newer smartphone?
Comparing the Samsung Galaxy S7 With the Galaxy S6
To start, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is obviously an iterative upgrade to its direct predecessor. However, the hardware specs that it brings is more of a refinement than an overhaul; at least, that’s what can be seen in paper. With the S7, it is about the same size as the S6, but it is now made to be slightly thicker and approximately a half-ounce heftier. For comparison’s sake, the S7 has a thickness of 0.31-inches and has a weight of 5.36-ounces, whereas the S6 has a thickness of 0.27-inches and a weight of 4.87-ounces.
What drives the Galaxy S6 was the Exynos 7420 chipset but that has been changed to a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip for the Galaxy S7. This is the latest and fastest chip in today’s market (at the time of writing). That processor is then paired with an Adreno 530 GPU, which promises a more than satisfactory graphical performance. It also gets a boost in RAM by 1GB.
Right out of the box, the S7 comes with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, therefore you won’t have to wait to get an upgrade for it. Sadly however, the battery is still non-removable but it does get an upgrade as well. The S6 had a battery cell that holds 2,550mAh while the new one get a 3,000mAh battery. Still, it’s not clear how much of an improvement that holds for the newer phone. Even though the battery cell may be larger, the extra boost in power may drain it quite quick either way.
In terms of display, you’re not really getting any difference from both phones. It still has that 5.1-inch Super AMOLED one that offers the same sharp QHD resolution (2,560 x 1,440). However, an added feature is that the S7 has an always-on display feature, which shows the time, date, notifications, and calendar appointments.
There are other improvement to the Samsung Galaxy S7 such as the camera and most of the overall performance. Samsung is also teasing a VR feature with regards to their advertisements on their latest phone.