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.

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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 S7Samsung Galaxy S7 EdgeLG G5Apple iPhone 6SApple iPhone 6S PlusGoogle Nexus 6P
Display size, resolution 5.1-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels5.5-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels5.3-inch, 2,560x1,440 pixels4.7-inch; 1,334x750 pixels 5.5-inch; 1,920x1,080 pixels5.7-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels
Pixel density 576ppi534ppi554ppi326ppi401ppi515ppi
Dimensions (Inches) 5.6x2.7x0.3 in5.9x2.9x0.3 in5.8x2.9x0.3 in5.4x2.6x0.28 in6.2x3.1x0.29 in6.3x3.1x0.28 in
Dimensions (Millimeters) 142.4x69.6x7.9 mm150.9x72.6x7.7 mm149.4x73.9x7.7mm 138x67x7.1 mm 158x78x7.3 mm159x78x7.3 mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 5.4 oz; 152 g5.5 oz; 157 g5.6 oz; 159g5 oz; 143 g6.8 oz; 192 g6.3 oz; 178 g
Mobile software Android 6.0 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowApple iOS 9Apple iOS 9Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera 12-megapixel12-megapixel16-megapixel, 8-megapixel wide12-megapixel12-megapixel12.3-megapixel
Front-facing camera 5-megapixel5-megapixel8-megapixel5-megapixel5-megapixel8-megapixel
Video capture 4K4K4K4K4K4K
Processor 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processorQualcomm Snapdragon 820 processorApple A9 chip (64-bit)Apple A9 chip (64-bit)2GHz eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
Storage 32GB32GB32GB16GB, 64GB, 128GB16GB, 64GB, 128GB32GB, 64GB, 128GB
Expandable storage 200GB200GB2TBNoneNoneNone
Battery 3,000mAh (nonremovable)3,600mAh (nonremovable)2,800mAh (removable)1,715mAh (nonremovable)2,750mAh (nonremovable)3,450mAh (nonremovable)
Fingerprint sensor Home buttonHome buttonHome buttonHome buttonHome buttonBack cover
Connector Micro-USBMicro-USBUSB-CLightningLightningUSB-C
Special features Water resistant, wireless chargingWater resistant, wireless charging, curved screensPull-out battery, two rear camerasN/AN/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**TBAAU$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.