Things Samsung Galaxy 7 Can Do that iPhone Can’t

Things Samsung Galaxy 7 Can Do that iPhone Can’t
Samsung Galaxy S7 launch, Barcelona 2016 Kārlis Dambrāns/Flickr CC BY 2.0

Samsung and Apple have been long time rivals especially in the smartphone market. While Apple may seem to have the upper hand for the past years, recent tests suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S7 has something to offer that iPhone just can’t. Is Galaxy S7 Samsung’s saving grace?


Camera Shootout

The Samsung Galaxy S7 offers a variety of camera tweeks unlike any other. Samsung Galaxy S7 has an HDR mode that automatically kicks in and brightens up the background and focuses on the colors. Apple’s iPhone lacks a little contrast as compared to S7 as reviewed by CNET. The brighter aperture and larger pixels on the S7 also made it possible to shoot better in dimly lit rooms.

Mobile Payment Without NFC

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Apple Pay requires Near Field Communication (NFC) to link the mobile phone to the payment terminal. While the retail world is doing its best to accommodate NFC payments, there are still outlets without it. Fortunately for Samsung Pay, it does not need the technology. It works on all registers that accept credit cards regardless if NFC is there is not.

No Need to Plug When Charging

According to TIME, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge units can charge wirelessly. Instead of looking for outlets to plug in, people can simply use a charging pad. Just place the device onto the pad and let the battery replenish. The best thing about the feature is that Samsung allows the device to be charged on just about any type of charging mat. While there may be customized iPhones out there that can charge wirelessly, the technology is not yet standard on all models. This round goes to Samsung.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 5.1 inches screen, 1440 x 2560 pixels (~577 ppi pixel density) resolution, Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 Octa and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

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