Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge phones on Sunday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
We had some hands-on time with the Galaxy S7 phones at a press event in New York City before the show, and we were impressed with their features and functions, many of which you won’t find on iPhones.
Here’s a breakdown of what the Galaxy S7 can do that the iPhone can’t:
iPhone isn’t Water Resistant Whereas The Galaxy S7 is!!
Sure, Apple added a gasket in the iPhone 6s, but it’s not confident enough to say that the iPhone can be dunked under water and survive.
Samsung, on the other hand, came right out and said the Galaxy S7 is water-resistant. To be specific, it’s rated with IP68 dust and water resistance, which means it can go more than a meter under water for around 30 minutes.
iPhone can’t charge too quickly while Galaxy S7 Can charge really quick!!
The Galaxy S7 has quick-charging via microUSB. We’re not sure yet how fast the Galaxy S7 will charge, but if it’s anything like the Galaxy S6’s two-hour charge time, we’ll be happy.
To compare, the iPhone 6s Plus, on the other hand, takes around three hours to charge.
But the main benefit of quick charging is that it can give the Galaxy S7 a big jolt of juice in a short period of time. We could get up to 60% battery life in 30 minutes of charging.
iPhone Can’t Charge Wirelessly While Galaxy S7 Can!!
In fact, it can charge wireless quickly. Samsung claims that its quick wireless charging charges faster than the regular wired charging.
Wired quick-charging is still faster, but wireless charging is a nice feature to have. You can just place your phone on a charging dock and get a boost during the day without thinking about it.
It’s a good way to make sure you’re always topped up with battery.
iPhone Doesn’t Have SD Card Storage While Galaxy S7 Has!!
Samsung reintroduced microSD card slot into the Galaxy S7. The slot is incorporated into the SIM card tray and lets you add up to an additional 200 GB.
iPhone Doesn’t Have Big Battery While Galaxy S7 Does Have!!
The standard Galaxy S7 has a 3,000mAh battery and the S7 Edge has a 3,600mAh battery.
To compare, the iPhone 6s has a 1,715mAh battery and the 6s Plus has a 2,750mAh battery.
We haven’t tested out the battery life on the Galaxy S7 smartphones, but they’ll probably last longer than the iPhone considering they’re much bigger than the iPhones’ batteries.
Samsung Pay works on regular credit card readers.
Samsung Pay works with almost any credit card reader, even really old ones.
Meanwhile, the iPhone’s Apple Pay only works on newer credit card terminals have have near-field communication (NFC) technology built into them. That means you’ll never be sure if the store you’re walking into supports Apple Pay unless you look around for a sticker saying it does.
iPhone Doesn’t Have An Always-On Screen, While Galaxy S7 Has!!
The “always-on” display on the new Galaxy S7 phones lets you glance at basic information like date, time, and basic information about your notifications without having to wake the phones.
On iPhone, you have to wake the display to check the time or notifications.
iPhone Doesn’t Have Curved Edges & Widgets While S7 Edge Has!!
You can access your favorite apps, contacts, news, and even make shortcuts to actions like composing a text message right from the edge of the Galaxy S7 Edge’s curved screen.