Samsung Galaxy S7 (Edge) vs. Galaxy S6 (Edge)

The Galaxy S series has now its 7 offshoot, which belongs also to the best smartphones this year. With theGalaxy S7 / S7 edge Samsung has shown to have taken the criticism that was still to be heard at the edge of the Galaxy S6/S6 seriously. Has deleted the model Galaxy S6 edge and presents the Galaxy S7 edge as the successor of the S6 edge +. Thus, you have a “normal” Galaxy S7 and a S7 edge with the curved display, which is greater than in the S7. For the reason, we will compare only the S6 and S6 edge + models, as well as the S7 and S7 edge models.



In the design can be seen only at second glance, something the Galaxy S7 (edge) has changed. Samsung maintains still the same materials, which corresponds to a front and rear glass, a metal frame. This one has a little more rounded the corner in contrast to its predecessor, and also on the back of the glass is slightly curved, making the Smartphone more comfortable in the hand. The S7 (edge) has become slightly thicker, which has diminished the standing of the camera. Now start its Smartphone with the back on a table, without that it tilts during the operation.

Another change is although not with the naked eye, visible but on the datasheet: Samsung has gone a step back and again, its flagship equips with an IP68 certification making it water – and dust-proof. Not understandable that’s dispensed with an infrared sensor in the successor of the Galaxy S6, which was regularly used for some users. Samsung has done everything right in the design and eliminated small mistakes of its predecessor. With the extra thickness, most users will have no problems, because firstly the camera hump has disappeared and you get more battery; but on this later.


In the display, you can see any changes on the data sheet as Super AMOLED display is still on a 5.1-inch QHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels). This applies only to the S6 or S7 model. If one compares the S7 edge the S6 edge + plans, you can see the Samsung here opts for a slightly smaller display. Compared to the previous device, the Galaxy S7 edge has with his 5, 5″ display of a 0.2 inch smaller display than the S6 edge +.

Feature introduced but as more news the always on Samsung. While individual pixels are activated so that you must turn the display not to look at the clock or notifications want to see. This feature is to improve the battery life as you must not switch on the entire display. We know like champions or the new LG G5 from Motorola. Otherwise, you can say that you get a very high good display, which is almost always the case with Samsung.

Camera and battery

The camera and the battery is the biggest change in addition to the new processor. Samsung reduces the number of mega pixels for the first time, but manages to improve the camera again. Instead of 16 megapixels, get a 12 megapixel camera, but for this coming with a new dual-pixel Technoologie. This ensures that especially in low light conditions much better photos are shot and there is significantly less noise. The Panel also has grown; by f/1.9 to f/1.7. Together with the new Sony IMX260 sensor is sogaar four times faster to focus also possible during daylight hours twice as fast, and in low light conditions. On the front, a 5 takes man still MP front-facing camera, which should be sufficient for Selfies.

In terms of battery you get mAh more capacity, in the S7 compared to the S6 450 what will please potential buyers. Samsung specifies up to 10 hours to have reached video running time with the Galaxy S7. The larger model, the S7 edge mAh battery, which is greater than 500 mAh as in the S6 edge + gained even a 3600. In addition to Wireless charging, both vintages master also QuickCharging. Here, Samsung has missed a significant upgrade to its current champions and can prevail in these two categories to the competition also.


Like every year, a decent performance boost comes again this year. This time, one for his Flagschiffen but no longer relies on the in-house Exynos processor, but offers also the Snapdragon in some countries 820 processor. Exynos 8890 is foreseen for Europe, which comes to similar values in the benchmark as the Snapdragon. A big difference from last year is the increase of RAM to 1 GB to 4 GB. This upgrade ensures the higher speed. In the AnTuTu benchmark, the Galaxy S7 reached almost 130,000 points (S6/S6 edge +: 68,000), what the value of top is up-to-date. Also the internal memory is expandable via microSD card, again what many Samsung fans habtten desired. Touchwiz is about equal for two vintages and is clearly better to use due to the purification rate from last year.

Also with the new marshmellow of version of Android, the S6-, as well as the S7 series can increase the speed and improve the user experience. Located next to LTE, Bluetooth 4.2 in the S7 series, while it’s been Bluetooth 4.1 the S6 series. Otherwise one can speak of the same facilities, where it is to complain about that SAmsung is still opts for a microUSB port and not on the new USB type C standard. Despite all of this you can be sure the S7 series, that they belong to the strongest units in the Smartphone world.


In direct comparison, we can see a clear winner: the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. Samsung has brought back the essential memory expansion via microSD card and back water – and dust-proof built its new champions. Moreover, a 25% more battery power, as well as a strong camera which has secured the first place recently at DxOMark. The design was changed slightly, which improved handling. If you compare the prices, however, you will need access with the S6 or the S6 edge + not so deep in the Pocket.For this you get also a no longer updates device, which has, for example, still high but is ranked with us. Our review of the S7 and S7 edge you can read here. Finally, a table with the most important specifications:

Samsung Galaxy S6 Galaxy S7 Galaxy S7 edge
Display 5.1 inch 5.1 inch 5.5 inch
Resolution (in pixels) 2,560 x 1,440 2,560 x 1,440 2,560 x 1,440
Processor Exynos 7420 Exynos 8890 Exynos 8890
Memory 3 GB 4 GB 4 GB
internal memory 32/64/128 GB 32 GB (Extensible) 32 GB (Extensible)
Main camera 16 MP (f/1.9) 12 MP (f/1.7) 12 MP (f/1.7)
Front camera 5 mega pixel 5 mega pixel 5 mega pixel
Connectivity LTE CAT 6, NFC, Wi-Fi “ac” LTE Cat 9, NFC, Wi-Fi “ac” LTE Cat 9, NFC, Wi-Fi “ac”
Battery 2,550 mAh 3,000 mAh 3,600 mAh
Software Android 6.0 Android 6.0 Android 6.0
Colors Black, white, gold, blue Black, white, silver, gold Black, white, silver, gold
Weight 139 grams 152 grams 157 grams
Mass 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm
Special features Infrared sensor, Wireless charging, UFS 2.0 IP68, Wireless charging, ultra fast of auto focus IP68, Wireless charging, super-fast of autofocus, edge display