Samsung rolled out its flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S6 in April 2015. Four color variants of the device was launched and they were white, blue, black and gray. The mobile was initially announced at the Mobile World Congress that was held in Barcelona in March 2015.
The S6 has been touted as the successor to its predecessor in the S series, the Samsung Galaxy S5. The Galaxy S5 was rolled out by Samsung back in 2014. Apart from the general form factor, there was not much common between the two devices. One of the major differences between the two phones lay in the materials that were used for constructing them.
While the older Galaxy S5 came with a plastic body, Samsung used metal to create the outer body of the Galaxy S6. On top of that, the device came protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on both its top and bottom surfaces. The metal and glass outer body gave the device quite a premium feel and look.
Needless to say, the Samsung Galaxy S6 fares quite well when compared to its predecessor- the Galaxy S5. However, let us take a look at how the device scores against its successor- the Samsung Galaxy S7.
Reportedly, both the devices have a similar outer appearance and are built with the same high quality aluminum. The aluminum body is encased in glass on both its sides for extra protection and that aristocrat look and feel.
The glass covering of the S7 has a slight curve to it which allows it to better meld with the metal frame. The curve can be found on both the sides of the device. The top of the display also comes with a slight curve which as stated by Samsung would help increase the comfort factor when the device is held against the ear.
Samsung has built a glass warring around the edges of the Galaxy S7. This reduces the prominence of the metal structure of the device and makes the device feel and look even more premium than the S6.
Both the devices come with similar measurements, however, the S7 is tad bit heavier than the S6. To be specific, the S7 has 14 grams of more weight than its predecessor. In the display department, the Galaxy S6 comes with a 5.1- inch QHD Super AMOLED Display. It is at par with the S7 in this department which comes with the same screen size and same quality of display.
The displays of both the devices have a pixel density of 577 ppi. The story is not the same in the department of processor. The S6 comes with a 64-bit Samsung Exynos 7420 octa-core processor which gives it quite the power.
However, in case of the S7, the device will come in different variants of processors depending on the market in which it is being sold. Depending on the market and country, Samsung will sell the device either with the latest Exynos 8890 octa-core processor or the Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor from the house of Qualcomm.
It was reported that the S7 will be 30 percent faster compared to the S6 in the processing department. The stats are even better for the graphics processing department in which the device will reportedly be 60 percent faster in comparison to the S6.
The S6 packs 3GB of RAM which helps it to function seamlessly. However, Samsung decided to up the ante with the S7. The S7 has been built with 4GB of RAM. Both the devices come with 32GB of internal storage.
Both the S6 and S7 come with non-removable batteries. Various reports suggest that the S7 possess a bigger battery and thus it is a bit heavier than the S6. Both the device’s batteries come with the support for wireless and fast charging.
The S6 come with a 16-megapixel rear camera along with a 5-megapixel front snapper. Samsung has retained the 5-megapixel front camera setup with the S7, but has reduced the capacity of the rear camera down to 12-megapixel.