The battle between the smartphone heavyweights is heating up -- here's how their latest two offerings look.
Apple has launched its latest offering: a compact version of its iPhone 6S known as the iPhone SE. But how does it compare to Samsung’s Galaxy S7, and which should you buy?
The iPhone SE is a number of things: it’s both the smallest iPhone ever at just 4 inches while boasting the same capabilities as a 6S, and it’s also the cheapest ever launched by Apple.
Apple is hoping the phone resonates in developing markets where users want to try an iOS device but can’t afford the hefty price tag.
The iPhone SE has the same hardware as the 6S despite the compacct size, with a 64-bit A9 chipset and an M9 motion co-processor, as well as up to 64 gigabytes of storage, depending on what version of the phone you buy.
The device also has a faster LTE connection and supports VoLTE. It has a 12MP iSight camera, similar to what you’d find on an iPhone 6S.
The 4-inch display has a resolution of 640 by 1136 pixels with a density of 326ppi, the same as the 6S.
How does it match up with the Samsung Galaxy S7? It’s a bit of an apples-to-oranges comparison (or, Apples to Samsungs), sinc ethe S7 isn’t a scaled-down version, and therefore boasts a 5.1-inch display with 2K resolution and pixel density of 577 ppi. You will pay more, but the S7 will also give you a Snapdragon 820/Exynos 8890 chipset and 4 gigs of RAM, and up to 64 gigs of onboard storage.
The iPhone Se retails at $399 for the 16GB variant, and $499 for the 64GB variant. You’d have to pay $670 for the 32GB Samsung Galaxy S7. So the S7 is superior in many ways, but it’ll cost you.