Samsung really pulled all the stops when it released the Galaxy S7 Edge. However, Apple's iPhone 7 Plus might have just brought the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge some competition.
The iPhone 7 has arrived, and just like its predecessors, it improved upon the tried and tested iPhone platform in every way possible. As much as the iPhone 7 is undoubtedly the King of iPhones now, how well does it stack up against the Android heavyweights of this year?
One thing that the iPhone 7 would definitely be compared with is the Galaxy S7, its direct competition. Specifically, how well does the high-end variant of these devices, the iPhone 7 Plus and the Galaxy S7 Edge, compare against each other.
iPhone 7 Plus vs Galaxy S7 Edge - Display
Both the iPhone 7 Plus and the Galaxy S7 Edge carry 5.5-inch displays. Both are very high quality and boast extremely great color reproduction. However, the S7 Edge remains the champion in this aspect, due to its superior resolution of 2560 x 1440 compared to the iPhone 7 Plus' 1920 x 1080 and its use of a Super AMOLED screen. The iPhone 7 Plus, interestingly, still uses a traditional HD IPS panel.
iPhone 7 Plus vs Galaxy S7 Edge - Camera
While both the iPhone 7 Plus and the Galaxy S7 Edge features 12 MP sensors in their rear shooters, the 7 Plus' dual-camera system appears to best Samsung's excellent imaging capabilities. Since the S7 was launched, Samsung has been the golden standard for mobile photography. That might change with the iPhone 7 Plus.
The 7MP selfie camera on the iPhone 7 Plus seems to be better than the Galaxy S7 Edge's 5MP front shooter, as well.
iPhone 7 Plus vs Galaxy S7 Edge - Processor
While the full specifications of the iPhone 7 Plus' A10 Fusion processor have not been released as of yet, it would face a very tough challenge in the form of the Galaxy S7 Edge's 2.15Ghz and 1.6GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 chip.
iPhone 7 Plus vs Galaxy S7 Edge - Price
Interestingly, the two devices are priced almost the same, with the iPhone 7 Plus starting at $769 and the Galaxy S7 Edge starting at $769.99. While both smartphones are definitely not budget devices, each offers the best of what their operating systems can offer.
After all, the Galaxy S7 Edge provides arguably the smoothest Android experience to date, while the iPhone 7 Plus the most optimized device for Apple's upcoming mobile operating system, iOS 10.