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iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6 (Plus) vs Samsung S6 Detailed Comparison

News from KGI: iPhone sales in 2016 could be lower than 2014 iPhone 6 (Plus) as iPhone 7 has no 'attractive' updates. Will it be true? How could iPhone 7 lure iPhone 6/6s users upgrade to iPhone 7 or Android Samsung users to iOS iPhone 7? This might be a big challenge for both Apple and the coming iPhone 7. Now let's see if iPhone 7 has the potential to be the king of the best mobile phones in 2016, compared with 2014 best selling iPhone 6 Plus and Android No.1 smartphone Galaxy S6.

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1. Design

iPhone 6 (Plus): 6.9mm(7.1mm) thick, 129g(172g),Silver, Gold, Space Gray
Samsung Galaxy S6: 6.9mm thick, 138g, White Pearl/Black Sapphire/Gold Platinum/Blue Topaz
iPhone 7: 138g (4.87 ounces), 7.1mm thick, jet black, black, silver, gold, rose gold

iPhone 6 (Plus) vs Samsung Galaxy S6, these two flagship phones make essential improvement in design, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus become the biggest iPhone ever with enhanced fingerprint sensor (Touch ID) and elegant look. Samsung Galaxy S6 is refreshed in material this time, from plastic to metal, turning into a top-end Android phone. Wireless charging is a plus. iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6 (Plus) vs Samsung S6 war begins again.

iPhone 7 is scheduled to be launched on September 16. 4.7-inch iPhone 7 is not much different nor thinner than iPhone 6, except no 3.5mm headphone jack for iPhone 7. iPhone 7/Plus is expected to left all the best phones in 2015 ever from Apple Samsung HTC Sony behind.

iPhone 7 vs 6 vs galaxy s6 display

2. Display

iPhone 6 (Plus): 4.7/5.5 inch, Retina HD display, 1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi/1920-by-1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi
Samsung Galaxy S6: 5.1-inch, QHD '2K' Super AMOLED, 577ppi, 536 nits brightness
iPhone 7: 4.7-inch, 3D Touch display, 1334-by-750-pixel resolution

In iPhone 7 iPhone 6 Samsung S6 comparison, obviously, it is iPhone 7 that finally wins out. Since iPhone 6's 4.7-inch screen size is users' favorite and iPhone 6 Plus is too big, iPhone 7 is suggested to continue the size. iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6 (Plus) vs Samsung S6, iPhone 7 continues iPhone 6' Retina HD display of 1334×750 pixel resolution at 326 ppi, but of 3D Touch. In the iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S6 display battle, I'm afraid the latter has no way to survive. But Samsung still stand a chance in iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7.

3. Camera

iPhone 6 (Plus): dual LED, 1/3" sensor size, 12 megapixels front-facing camera, 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps) camcorder
Samsung Galaxy S6: single LED flash, 16-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera
iPhone 7: 12MP camera that can shoot 4K video at 30 FPS, 7MP FaceTime camera

There's more exciting to talk about iPhone 7 6 (Plus) and Samsung S6 comparison in camera, because iPhone 7 Plus features much better camera this time-dual camera (3D camera). iPhone 6 and iPhone Plus adopt OIS technology (Optimal Image Stabilization), which is the greatest enhancement in camera shooting.

As iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S6 in camera, Samsung S6 edge+ is more suitable for colorful objects, while iPhone 6/Plus stand out for low-light environment. In terms of camera, iPhone 7 featuring 12 megapixel camera will impress us with its ability to stay focused on fast moving objects, HDR for high resolution images, and even shooting 4K (3840 X 2160) video at 30 fps. In iPhone 7 iPhone 6 Samsung Galaxy S6 comparison, iPhone 7 Plus and are big winners thanks to the iPhone 7 pros with dual-camera of wide-angle and telephoto.

iPhone battery

4. Battery

We still remember non-removable Li-P battery, one of the top disadvantages of iPhone 6. Battery matters a lot in the war of iPhone 7 vs iPhone 6 (Plus) vs Samsung S6. No doubt that iPhone 6 Plus doesn't have any advantages in the iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S6 battle, because of iPhone 6 Plus over-sized screen, but the fact is that iPhone 6 Plus can last 14-hour video playback, 80-hour music playback, compared with Galaxy S6/Edge' 13 and 49. Apple 6 vs Galaxy S6, it shows no distinct differences, though.

iPhone 7/Plus vs Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6 (Plus), Apple announced that iPhone 7 will have up to 2 hours longer battery life than iPhone 6s; while iPhone 7 Plus will stay 1 hour more than iPhone 6s Plus. Thus, iPhone 7 users can have up to 10 days for stand-by, 13 hours for video playback and 40 hours for music play. If you wanna view media files longer, you can consider to upgrade to iPhone 8 with rumored 2700 mAh battery life.

4. What's New in iPhone 7

What we are really interested in the iPhone 7 iPhone 6 Samsung S6 comparison battle is the new features added into iPhone 7/Plus, and whether it is worth the money to switch your iPhone 6 or Galaxy 6 to iPhone 7. Check out the stunning new features iPhone 7 bring us.

No headphone jack for iPhone 7: Apple will remove the tranditional 3.5-mm headphone jack from iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It means that you are only allowed to use earphones with the help of Lifhtning Connector. Or else, you are more suggested to buy AirPods at $159, which help you enjoy music, videos more convenient. But I have to say that Airpods, as one of the biggest releases on 2016 Apple Event, is a little bit expensive and easy-to-lose indeed.

iPhone 7/6s vs iPhone 6 (Plus) vs Samsung S6 - Camera: A 12MP camera that can shoot 4K video at 30 FPS and 7MP FaceTime camera that is able to use the entire screen as a flash. What's better, the dual camera and 3D camera will be applied to iPhone 7 Plus for photo buffs for even higher picture capture needs.

In the iPhone 7 iPhone 6 Samsung S6 (edge+) comparison, iPhone 7 also brings us other surprises, like nvoice-activated Siri, 256GB bigger internal storage capacity, new A10 Fusion chip with enhanced CPU performance, splash, water, and dust resistant, Li-Fi tech, etc. Know more about iPhone 7 advantages and disadvantages.

Author: Abby Poole | Updated on Mar.10, 2020

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