Samsung Galaxy S6 and S7 Galaxy in comparison: A (un) matching pair

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is regarded as perfecting the Galaxy S6. Samsung has taken important criticisms of its predecessor. Feel, design and processing have been improved and optimized battery life, performance and camera. Here you find out why the update is worth the extra cost of 300 euros.

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Galaxy S6 against Galaxy S7: Price and Availability

The Galaxy S7 sells for 699 euros in Germany since 11 March 2016th Since then, the Galaxy S6 will only cost around 400 euros.

Design and processing

Samsung has improved the design of the Galaxy S6 - and in the right places. Had the S6 still quite sharp edges, the S7 was much grip thanks to the curved backrest. The arch at the back helps especially if you want to pick up the S7 from the table.

AndroidPIT samsung galaxy s6 vs samsung galaxy s7 4 newThe carriage of the Galaxy S7 resumes MicroSD card. / © AndroidPIT

The slot for the Nano SIM migrates from S7 When tested to S6 from the side to the top. In addition, the carriage has a place for microSD cards, with which we will deal later. Small detail: The infrared transmitter was removed with the update on S7.

The S7 brings back the MicroSD

The housing of the Galaxy S7 was total fat compared to S6. This benefits the larger battery. In addition, the hump of the camera could be reduced so that jutted above about one millimeter out of the housing.

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A novelty of S7 compared to S6 is the dust and water protection IP68. The degree of protection has even increased in comparison to that of the Galaxy S5 and is also made possible without the annoying rubber flap to the USB port.

Galaxy S6 against Galaxy S7: Display

Technically, Samsung has not changed anything. Only the always-on feature has been added. The software gimmick selectively provides the time, calendar or an image. With this, the pixel image retention, moves the image on the surface of the display.

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both the Galaxy and the Galaxy S7 S7 use a 5.1-inch AMOLED display with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and 577 ppi. So that both are brilliant, bright, full and reliable in all situations. The often so advertised VR goggles Gear VR works with the display along well, but the fun is clouded by an intrusive fly screen effect. Read to the separate test.

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Galaxy S6 to S7 Galaxy Camera

Samsung has further improved the already excellent camera of S6 and published probably the best smartphone camera on the market. The focus is fast, intelligent and reliable and succeed almost all snapshots.

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The S7 camera is compared to S6 camera especially faster. This is because that first used the dual-pixel technology that speeds up the autofocus enormous. Even in videos he adjusted to and ensures a constantly sharp image.

Only in really gloomy scenarios like indoor or night shooting snapshots lose sometime color strength. Here are obtained with smartphone cameras like the Nexus 6P in some better results.

Galaxy S6 against Galaxy S7: Battery

Samsung has responded to criticism of its customers with the Galaxy S7 and installed a 3,000 mAh battery. Thus, this has been increased by almost 18 percent compared to that of the Galaxy S6. He can continue to quickly load Fast Charge by Adaptive, namely via micro-USB cable or wirelessly via Qi Charging.

AndroidPIT samsung galaxy s6 vs samsung galaxy s7 6 newSamsung's ports look the same, are in the S7 but waterproof. / © AndroidPIT

Galaxy S6 against Galaxy S7: Software

The software is currently largely identical. The Galaxy s7 already comes with Android 6.0.1 marshmallow and the Galaxy S6 will get only via update. The peculiarity of the S7 software is intended for gamers Game Launcher. This makes it easy to create video recordings, reduces energy consumption while playing and blocks messages and the capacitive keys when you play.

The Galaxy S7 is expected to be supplied in the next 30 months with security updates. For the Galaxy S6, however, we expect an update stop October 2017th

Galaxy S6 against Galaxy S7: Performance

The performance of both devices is outstanding. Samsung, however, has further optimized the processor of the Galaxy S7 compared to S6 and could in particular achieve new records in the game performance. All in all, however, the perceived performance is just excellent at both devices.

However, the Galaxy S7 has improved heat sink and can thus achieve a more consistent performance, even if you load it permanently. Thus, it is recommended to gamers of you rather than the S6, which was questionable hot while playing the part and in any case too early spoils you the game because of the small batteries.

AndroidPIT samsung galaxy s6 vs samsung galaxy s7 5 newThe curved back helps to lift the Galaxy S7 from the table. / © AndroidPIT

The MicroSD slot was not fully implemented, so your only store pictures and music on the map, but can not move apps to it. To do this and to format the card as internal memory, you must apply a little trick we present you elsewhere:

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Galaxy S6 against Galaxy S7: Price and Conclusion

The Galaxy S7 is better than its predecessor in all relevant criteria. It has been optimized for photos, games and the fall into the water. It lasts longer, feels better and looks a little better. Who in 2015 still hesitated becomes weak at the latest when successor: The Galaxy S7 is the Galaxy to which we have been waiting for.

AndroidPIT samsung galaxy s6 vs samsung galaxy s7 2 newBoth glass backs are magnets for fingerprints. / © AndroidPIT

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