The flagship wars between Samsung and Apple is bound to continue with both tech giants bringing out beautifully upgraded iterations year after year. Tech aficionados witnessed the arrival of the latest flagships in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S7 from the stables of the Korean tech company and the iPhone 6S from the Cupertino tech giant. The rivalry only makes things more exciting for the consumers, thus propelling the makers to bring out the best each year.
The Galaxy S7 and the iPhone 6S, both put up quite a fight making it difficult for anyone to take a pick. But the question looms, which one is better? And of course, there are no easy answers.
In terms of design, Apple has always checked off all the right boxes and this time also delivers a sleek and beautiful, aluminium brushed chassis. The smartphone is also “easy to hold, and the vibrant display is sure to stun users,” as noted by Digital Trends. And naturally, the addition of the Rose Gold colour which soon became a favourite does earn the device brownie points. On the other hand, the Galaxy S7 while sporting an appealing form factor is embedded with a display that easily attracts fingerprints. But the fact that the device has an IP68 rating making it water resistant is what takes the cake.
With Apple’s offering embedded with a powerful A9 chip and Galaxy S7 embedded with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 (Exynos 8890 in models for regions other than the US), it is a tough call. iPhone 6S also comes with the 3D Touch feature, Live Photos and Search functions, changing the way how users interact with phones. The Samsung Galaxy S7 offers twice the RAM at 4GB and the base model features 32GB of storage as opposed to the little 16GB that the base iPhone 7 variant offers. Both the devices have performed exceptionally in benchmarks, with one test marking iPhone 6S as a device offering better performance than Galaxy S7. However, a single test isn’t conclusive, but it may give a faint idea. Reportedly, ardent gamers may prefer the Galaxy S7 owing to its “Herculean strength.”
At the end of the day, it would boil down to what users are comfortable with and what OS do they prefer over the other. What have you already snagged this season and if not, which device sits on your wish-list? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.