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iPhone SE vs Samsung Galaxy S7: Specs, Features And Price

Posted: Mar 28, 2016 at 9:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

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Apple’s introduction of their latest small-form factor phone the iPhone SE was introduced about some days back.

The four-inch phone is supposed to have the same chip-set in terms of CPU and GPU that is currently in the iPhone 6S. The SE is priced at around 39,000INR and S7 priced at 53,000INR. The only drawbacks of the SE variant is that the resolution has been narrowed down and there is OIS facility and 3d-touch and display to zoom technology in the SE variant.

The SE also houses a faster LTE and also support voice over LTE(VoLTE), along with Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC. However, in 2016 comparing the SE to the android giants like Samsung’s S7 is a bit challenging. Samsung and Apple have been inevitable at patent-wars since eternity. Samsung being one of the sources for displays in Apple have always dominated the Android market with their flagship series “S”.

During the Mobile world congress that commenced in Barcelona, Spain; Samsung brought out their 2016 versions of Samsung Galaxy “S” series, the S7/S7 edge. The S7 is the non-edge variant with no curved displays being the only noticeable change, at least for me. However, their phones are now IP-68 certified indicating that they’re now water(up-to 1.5m and 90 minutes and dust proof.

The Samsung phone however facilitates a qHD resolution of 1440 p with a pixel density of 577. The phone is now secured by Corning gorilla glass 4 at both the sides. Weighing around 150g, it’s a 5.6′ smartphone compared to Apple iPhone SE’s 4-inch display. Both of the phones house bio-metric fingerprint sensors which also work as a secure layer for in-app and store purchases along with phone security to unlock it.

The main changes are that the S7 now includes an additional storage with a micro-SD card up-to 200 GB or use the slot for a secondary SIM card. Both the phones are equipped with 12mp camera at the rear but however Samsung has put in a 5 MP front-facing camera that can record auto-HDR.

Samsung’s snapdragon variant support qualcomm quick charge 2.0 which can boost your phone battery to 60% with a mere charge of thirty minutes. Samsung has also bundled in a cloud storage of 115 GB partnered with Microsoft’s onedrive. Priced at around 53,000 INR which will further go down as the months pass-by is arguably better in terms of specifications even though Apple’s implementation of in-house manufactured chip-sets perform arguably same compared to Samsung’s in-house chip-sets.

But as usual, Android and Apple fans will stay loyal to their manufacturers but considering the price point and device performance and display along with the support of Quick Charging in S7, the S7 stands out as a better device in between the two since it also houses additional storage which can be used either as storage by inserting a micro-SD card or a secondary sim also considering the fact that S7 is IP68 certified.

Both of the phones run their respective latest operating systems.