HolidayBuyer's Guide

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge vs. iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, LG G5 and Google Nexus 6P

Check out how Samsung's shiny new phones measure up to their competition.

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

Photo by Josh Miller

Get ready for a couple of new Galaxies. Samsung just introduced two new phones, the 5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S7 and curved-screen 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge. This time around, the devices have powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processors, a microSD card slot for expandable storage, a water-resistant design and water cooling for better gaming performance.

Those features give the phones a competitive edge over the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, but Samsung still faces plenty of competition from the other top-tier Android phones, including the recently announced LG G5 and the Google Nexus 6P.

In the chart below, take a look at how the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge stack up against today's most popular phones and decide for yourself which one is right for you.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge LG G5 Apple iPhone 6S Apple iPhone 6S Plus Google Nexus 6P
Display size, resolution 5.1-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels 5.5-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels 5.3-inch, 2,560x1,440 pixels 4.7-inch; 1,334x750 pixels 5.5-inch; 1,920x1,080 pixels 5.7-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels
Pixel density 576ppi 534ppi 554ppi 326ppi 401ppi 515ppi
Dimensions (Inches) 5.6x2.7x0.3 in 5.9x2.9x0.3 in 5.8x2.9x0.3 in 5.4x2.6x0.28 in 6.2x3.1x0.29 in 6.3x3.1x0.28 in
Dimensions (Millimeters) 142.4x69.6x7.9 mm 150.9x72.6x7.7 mm 149.4x73.9x7.7mm 138x67x7.1 mm 158x78x7.3 mm 159x78x7.3 mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 5.4 oz; 152 g 5.5 oz; 157 g 5.6 oz; 159g 5 oz; 143 g 6.8 oz; 192 g 6.3 oz; 178 g
Mobile software Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow Apple iOS 9 Apple iOS 9 Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera 12-megapixel 12-megapixel 16-megapixel, 8-megapixel wide 12-megapixel 12-megapixel 12.3-megapixel
Front-facing camera 5-megapixel 5-megapixel 8-megapixel 5-megapixel 5-megapixel 8-megapixel
Video capture 4K 4K 4K 4K 4K 4K
Processor 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor Apple A9 chip (64-bit) Apple A9 chip (64-bit) 2GHz eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
Storage 32GB 32GB 32GB 16GB, 64GB, 128GB 16GB, 64GB, 128GB 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
RAM 4GB 4GB 4GB 2GB 2GB 3GB
Expandable storage 200GB 200GB 2TB None None None
Battery 3,000mAh (nonremovable) 3,600mAh (nonremovable) 2,800mAh (removable) 1,715mAh (nonremovable) 2,750mAh (nonremovable) 3,450mAh (nonremovable)
Fingerprint sensor Home button Home button Home button Home button Home button Back cover
Connector Micro-USB Micro-USB USB-C Lightning Lightning USB-C
Special features Water resistant, wireless charging Water resistant, wireless charging, curved screens Pull-out battery, two rear cameras N/A N/A "Pure" Android
Price off-contract (USD) $669* $779* TBA $649 (16GB); $749 (64GB); $849 (128GB) $749 (16GB); $849 (64GB); $949 (128GB) $499 (32GB); $549 (64GB); $649 (128GB)
Price (GBP) £468** £545** TBA £539 (16GB); £619 (64GB); £699 (128GB) £619 (16GB); £699 (64GB); £789 (128GB) £449 (32GB); £499 (64GB); £579 (128GB)
Price (AUD) AU$635** AU$1089** TBA AU$1,079 (16GB); AU$1,229 (64GB); AU$1,379 (128GB) AU$1,229 (16GB); AU$1,379 (64GB); AU$1,529 (128GB) AU$899 (32GB); AU$999 (64GB); AU$1,099 (128GB)

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

**Converted from US dollars.

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