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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge vs Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5 and S6+

The newest top-tier phones from Samsung are here. Let's see how they compare to company's previous and current models.

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

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Samsung made a splash at Mobile World Congress 2016 with the announcement of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. These two new flagship phones don't look dramatically different than the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge before them, but it's what's on the inside that counts.

This time around, the two phones have expandable storage (which was missing from the previous models) and they're water-resistant again. The batteries are bigger and the processors more powerful, both welcome improvements.

Take a look at the chart below to see how the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge compare to the previous Galaxy flagships, plus the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the super-sized Galaxy S6 Edge+.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Samsung Galaxy S6 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Display size, resolution 5.1-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels 5.5-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels 5.1-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels 5.1-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels 5.7-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels 5.7-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels
Pixel density 576ppi 534ppi 576ppi 576ppi 518ppi 518ppi
Dimensions (Inches) 5.6 x 2.7 x 0.3 in 5.9 x 2.9 x 0.3 in 5.7x2.8x0.27 in 5.6x2.8x0.28 in 6x3x0.3 in 6.1x3x0.27 in
Dimensions (Millimeters) 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm 143.4x70.5x6.8 mm 142x70.1x70 mm 153x76x7.6 mm 154x75.8x6.9 mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 5.4 oz; 152 g 5.5 oz; 157 g 4.8 oz; 138 g 4.7 oz; 132 g 6 oz; 171 g 5.4 oz; 153 g
Mobile software Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 5.0 Lollipop Android 5.0 Lollipop Android 5.1 Lollipop Android 5.0 Lollipop
Camera 12-megapixel 12-megapixel 16-megapixel 16-megapixel 16-megapixel 16-megapixel
Front-facing camera 5-megapixel 5-megapixel 5-megapixel 5-megapixel 5-megapixel 5-megapixel
Video capture 4K 4K 4K 4K 4K 4K
Processor 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapgdragon 820 processor 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor Samsung eight-core Exynos 7 Octa 7420 Samsung eight-core Exynos 7 Octa 7420 Samsung eight-core Exynos 7 Octa 7420 Samsung eight-core Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Storage 32GB 32GB 32GB, 64GB, 128GB 32GB, 64GB, 128GB 32GB, 64GB 32GB, 64GB
RAM 4GB 4GB 3GB 3GB 4GB 4GB
Expandable storage 200GB 200GB None None None None
Battery 3,000mAh (nonremovable) 3,600mAh (nonremovable) 2,550mAh (nonremovable) 2,660mAh (nonremovable) 3,000mAh (nonremovable) 3,000mAh (nonremovable)
Fingerprint sensor Home button Home button Home button Home button Home button Home button
Connector Micro-USB Micro-USB Micro-USB Micro-USB Micro-USB Micro-USB
Special features Water resistant, wireless charging Water resistant, wireless charging, curved screens N/A Curved screens S Pen stylus Curved screens
Price off-contract (USD) $669* $779* $552-$685 (32GB); $672-$785 (64GB); $768-$885 (128GB) $672-$780 (32GB); $768-$860 (64GB); $885-$960 (128GB) $670-$740 (32GB); $770-$840 (64GB) $720-$792 (32GB) or $815-$888 (64GB)
Price (GBP) £468** £545** £379 (32GB); £539 (64GB); £599 (128GB) £529 (32GB); £629 (64GB); £719 (128GB) Not sold £579 (32GB); £649 (64GB)
Price (AUD) AU$635** AU$1089** AU$899 (32GB); AU$999 (64GB); AU$1,149 (128GB) AU$999 (32GB); AU$1,099 (64GB); AU$1,249 (128GB) AU$1,099 (32GB); AU$1,199 (64GB) AU$1,199 (32GB); AU$1,299 (64GB)

*Full retail price from T-Mobile, MSRP has not been announced and may be different.

**Converted from US dollars.

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