iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7: 7 Things You Need to Know
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iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7: Software, Specs, Price & More

iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7: Software, Specs, Price & More

As a reminder the Galaxy S7 was released in March, while the new iPhone 7 won't begin shipping until September 16th.

Apple's new iPhone 7 runs the latest iOS 10 which is loaded full of fancy new features. Gestures to glance at the screen when you pull it up to your face, 3D Touch, a new Force Touch ID home button that's solid state, and a whole lot more. It's their biggest iOS update ever, and loaded with more features than ever before.

Read: iOS 10 vs iOS 9: 29 New Features

Of course the Galaxy S7 runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and will soon get Android 7.0 Nougat. It also has more features than most phones. Gesture controls, Smart Stay, multi-window mode to run two apps at once, an Always-On Display, power saving modes, widgets and more. This is all a personal preference.

One thing to keep in mind is the new iPhone 7 no longer has a 3.5mm headphone jack, and all those old headphones will need to be replaced, or used with an adapter. It now comes with Lightning Apple Buds, and an adapter in the box for other headphones.

Last but certainly not least, here's a breakdown of some of the specs for those who want them.

iPhone 7 Specs

  • 4.7-inch 1334 x 750p Wide Color Gamut Retina HD Display
  • Quad-Core Apple A10 Fusion Processor with unknown RAM
  • iOS 10
  • 32/128/256GB storage with no microSD slot
  • 12 Megapixel F/1.8 camera with OIS, Quad-LED 4-stage Flash
  • Battery Size Unknown
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • IP67 dust and water resistance
  • no 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 138mm x 67mm x 7.1mm and 138 g

Galaxy S7 Specs
  • 5.1-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD Super AMOLED Display
  • Quad-core Snapdragon 820 or 8-core Samsung Exynos with 4GB of RAM
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Samsung TouchWiz
  • 32/64GB storage with microSD up to 2TB
  • 12 DualPixel F/1.7 aperture camera with OIS, Auto HDR, more
  • 3,000 mAh battery with fast & wireless charging
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • IP68 dust and water resistance
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack remains
  • 142mm x 69mm x 7.9 mm and 152g

Both of these phones are extremely similar in a lot of different ways, but offer different things for each buyer. As we've said time and time again the decision may come down to personal preference for Android or iOS, or Samsung vs Apple, but both of these are excellent phones that millions of users will or already do love.

The iPhone 7 starts at $650 or $27 a month for the 32GB model, while Samsung's Galaxy S7 is $669 but can be found for as low as $430 online.

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