Samsung is about to launch its new flagship Galaxy S7 Edge. Its pre-order sale has already been opened. Galaxy S7 Edge seems like a sequel of last year’s release S6 Edge or Edge+ with some enhanced features. Let’s have a brief comparison of Galaxy S7 Edge and S6 Edge+
Size & Weight: Galaxy S7 edge is just 4 percent narrower and 2 percent shorter than the Galaxy S6 edge+ while the new S7 is almost 3 percent heavier than the S6 Edge+.
Screen Size: Galaxy S7 is about 7 percent less than S6 Edge + in screen size. S7 Edge screen size is 5.5” and S6 Edge+ has 5.7”.
Display Type & Resolution: Both devices have AMOLED display type and resolution is also same 2560 x 1440.
Always-ON Display: Galaxy S7 Edge has a new feature which is called ‘Always-on Display’. There is no need to press any buttons or even touch your phone to show info like time, date and notifications.
Camera: Galaxy S7 Edge should have a big upgrade in camera but Samsung limits rear camera to 12 MP while S6 Edge+ has 16 MP. Both devices have 5MP front camera.
Battery: Galaxy S7 Edge has a big upgrade in battery department. It has 3600mAh battery which could be the reason of extra weight and thickness whereas Galaxy S6 Edge+ has 3000mAh battery. Both devices support fast charging and wireless charging. Galaxy S7 Edge supports Liquid Cooling while S6 Edge+ doesn’t have this feature.
Processor: For 2016’s flagship, Samsung went back to Qualcomm. Galaxy S7 Edge featured with Snapdragon 820 Quad Core 2.15GHz processor and 2015’s flagship S6 Edge+ has Exynos 7420 Octa Core 2.1GHz processor.
RAM: Both devices have same RAM capacity of 4GB.
Storage: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is available in three storage capacities (32GB, 64GB and 128GB). S7 Edge also supports Micro SD card up to 200GB. S6 Edge+ only available in 32GB and 64GB and it doesn’t support Micro SD Card.
Water Resistance: Another good feature brought back by Samsung, S7 Edge has IP68 water resistance while S6 Edge+ doesn’t have water resistance feature.
Here is the feature comparison of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge+
Galaxy S7 Edge
Galaxy S6 Edge +
|Size||151 x 73 x 7.7||154 x 76 x 6.9|
|Build||Glass Aluminum||Glass Aluminum|
|Size||5.5 Inch||5.7 Inch|
|Display Resolution||2560 x 1440 (534 ppi)||2560 x 1440 (518 ppi)|
|OS||Android Marshmallow||Android Lollipop ~ Marshmallow|
|Rear Camera||12 MP||16 MP|
|Front Camera||5 MP||5 MP|
|Processor||Snapdragon 820 Quad Core 2.15GHz||Exynos 7420 Octa Core 2.1GHz|
|Storage||32GB, 64GB, 128GB||32GB, 64GB|
|Battery||3600 mAh||3000 mAh|
|Water Resistance||Yes (IP68)||No|
|Finger Print Sensor||Yes||Yes|