iPhone or Samsung? For many people, regardless of the many excellent smartphone makes and models available, that is the question! And for many people looking to either make the leap into the world of smartphones or simply make a change, it can be a daunting decision to make. Of course, we love all smartphones, but let’s explore the advantages of the top two most popular phone manufacturers to help you make an informed decision between the Apple iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy smartphone line.
Samsung – The design of Samsung phones has continued to improve over the years. Instead of the common plastic backing that many older models had, they have replaced it with a sleeker combination of glass and metal. The newer models are practically sound and much more durable if the phone should ever accidentally slip out of your hands. The newest Samsung Galaxy weighs just 152 g.
Samsung also tends to be larger in size than most iPhones. While many users enjoy the larger screen size, this should be taken into consideration for those who prefer more compact models.
iPhone – The iPhone design has stayed relatively consistent over the last few years. There haven’t been any radical changes to the exterior, and it remains one of the best-designed phones on the market. The iPhone 7 features an anodized aluminum casing with rounded edges, which makes this newer model more durable than before. It weighs just 138 g.
Samsung – Samsung models have generally been much sharper than the iPhone when it comes to the display. The Galaxy S7 features a Dual Edge Super AMOLED® display with a 1,400×2,560 resolution and a 577ppi pixel density packed into a 5.1” panel. The result? Deep blacks, radiant colours, and razor-sharp images.
iPhone – The iPhone 7 features a 4.7” display with a 750×1334 resolution and 326ppi pixel density. It is the brightest Apple display yet and once again, it features pressure-sensitive 3D Touch technology.
Samsung – The Samsung Galaxy S7 has a 12-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization. The f/1.7 aperture helps improve image quality in poor conditions. Dual-pixel technology provides faster focus. It records UHD 4k video at 30fps. As for the front-facing camera, it features a 5-megapixel sensor for all your selfie needs.
iPhone – The iPhone 7 also features a 12-megapixel main camera, also with optical image stabilization. Its f/1.8 aperture is slightly smaller than Samsung’s, but this should help with low light photography. It features a quad LED True Tone Flash to produce crisper images for indoor shots. It also records 4k video at 30fps. The front-facing camera is 7 megapixels.
Performance and Technical Specs
Samsung – The Samsung Galaxy S7 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. It runs on a 2.15GHz Quad-Core processor. It features a 3000 mAh battery to deliver up to 28 hours of talk time, up to 16 hours of video playback time, or up to 13 hours of internet use time on LTE. It features 32GB of internal memory, upgradable with up to 256GB of external memory via MicroSD.™
iPhone – The iPhone 7 runs on iOS 10. It runs on an A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture and embedded M10 motion coprocessor. It features a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery that delivers up to 14 hours of talk time, up to 13 hours of video playback time, up to 12 hours of internet use time on LTE, or up to 10 days on standby. It features up to 256GB of internal memory.
With their comparable features, choosing between the Apple iPhone 7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 is a matter of personal preference. When you settle on a model, consider purchasing a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) device instead of a new one. Mobile Klinik’s CPO devices have been professionally renewed, rigorously tested, and expertly optimized by our trained service technicians so you can save money on the latest technology without sacrificing performance in any way. Visit a store to ask an expert: www.mobileklinik.ca.