Apple iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs iPhone 7 Plus vs S7: Which flagship to buy

Apple iPhone 7 Plus or Samsung Galaxy S7 edge? For consumers, it will be a tough decision to make.

By: Tech Desk | Updated: September 16, 2016 7:22 pm
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Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is now official and for the first time, the Cupertino-based tech giant had little to enthuse its loyal customers. Apple iPhone 7, in spite of a new name, follows the old design first introduced with iPhone 6 in 2014. While Apple didn’t have new design to show off this time, it makes for that with great specifications and new colour option. Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in new Jet Black and Black colours can alone become the reason to get new iPhones.

As rumoured and reported before, Apple’s latest iPhone ditch the proprietary 3.5mm headphone jack and use lightning based earpods. Apple is taking this approach in order to accomodate a larger battery and better camera technology. Apple iPhone 7, which is aimed at iPhone 6 users as a potential upgrade, doesn’t really bring lot of new innovations but it will still be one of the most reliable smartphones in the market.

For Apple, the biggest hurdle this time around would be to woo customers away from Samsung’s flagship Galaxy lineup. Samsung may be struggling with Galaxy Note 7 right now but we can’t write it off for offering superb smartphones in the form of Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Samsung has almost perfected what a smartphone should be in 2016. It is a no gimmick device that offers great camera, great display and almost clean UI. Lately, the flagship smartphone market is heating up and with latest iPhones, it will be even more difficult to select the best smartphone out of the pack. Here is what you need to know about the top flagships before taking a final call.

Apple iPhone 7: Apple iPhone 7 is basically iPhone 6 on steroids. It has that almost second to none black colour option. It has an even better 12MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, OIS and six element lens. Apple iPhone 7 features the same display resolution like iPhone 6s but the company promises more brightness and wide colour gamut. Apple iPhone 7 even has an updated 7MP front camera. It should arguably the best selfie camera on a smartphone right now.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus: If there is an iPhone to buy this year then it has to be the iPhone 7 Plus. Apple iPhone 6s Plus was already the most dependable smartphone and now it gets even better. First things first, there is black and jet black colour option on this one. Apple has also improved the display with 25 per cent more brightness and support for wide colour gamut.

However, Apple has taken camera to a whole new level with its latest dual rear camera setup. Apple uses a 28mm wide-angle camera like the iPhone 7 in combination with another 56mm telephoto camera. The telephoto camera offers real 2x optical zoom and there is even an option for shallow depth of field with portrait mode.

Apple has also improved the battery life which makes it a compelling upgrade option.

Also Read: Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus: What’s so good about the ‘new’ features?

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, the flagship smartphone from Korean smartphone maker is available in India at a starting price of Rs 50,900. In our review, we called it Android perfection, which is the most apt way to describe this smartphone. With dual-curved edge display, Samsung Galaxy S7 is a different breed altogether. Samsung Galaxy S7 delivers on all counts, whether its performance or display, camera or batttery. With S7 edge, Samsung has covered every nuance of a perfect smartphone.

Must Read: Samsung Galaxy S7 edge review: Android Perfection

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge’s USP has to be its really crisp, bright display and that stellar low-light camera. With Galaxy S7 edge, you really can’t go wrong.

Samsung Galaxy S7: For those not interested in that dual-curved edge display, Samsung has Galaxy S7. Samsung Galaxy S7 retains that same display albeit smaller in size. It also gets that excellent 12MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture and support for 4K video and motion panorama.

While Samsung Galaxy S7’s 3,000mAh battery may not sound bad, the user result has been mixed.