iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S7

There are only two phone companies that can sell MYR 2500+ flagships in the millions of units, and that is why the comparisons between the new Apple iPhone 7 and Samsung’s top-shelf Galaxy S7 is relevant.

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Water resistance

Both the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 are resistant to water, but in slightly different ways. The iPhone 7 is IP67-rated, which means it can withstand rain – and even a shower. The Galaxy S7 is IP68-certified, it’s is slightly more water resistant compare to iPhone 7. IP67 and IP68 are actually low resistant to water, so both are not suitable for taking into the sea.



The Samsung Galaxy S7 features a non-removable lithium-ion battery, with a cell capacity of 3,000mAh. That results in a talk-time of 22 hours, with 62 hours of music playback. It will be comfortable cruising through 24 hours on a single charge.

Apple claims should last 2 hours longer than the older iPhone 6S due to the power consumption is more efficient in the new processor. iPhone 7 offers an additional 2 hours compare to its predecessor iPhone 6. However, users still have to charge it twice a day for normal use.

The Galaxy S7 is a winner in term or battery life.


Rear camera (back)

iPhone 7: 12 megapixels, Apperture F/1.8 (larger is better), 3840 x 2160 pixels

Galaxy S7: 12 megapixels, F/1.7, 3840 x 2160

Both are capable to record 4k video.

Front facing camera

iPhone 7: 7 mp, 1080 pixels

Galaxy S7: 5 mp, 1440 pixels,


The iPhone 7 produce more conservative saturation and contrast than the Galaxy S7.

ip7 vs s7 bokeh

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Both devices produce similarly sharp images.

ip7 vs s7 clear sky

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Both devices produce amazing photos, however, Galaxy S7 is a slight winner.




The Galaxy S7 OLED display is the best smartphone screen in town, beating all competitors.



Galaxy priced at MYR 2199.00 while iPhone 7 priced at RM3,199.00. Both prices are meant for the 32 GB devices. With the price difference of MY1000.00, Galaxy S7 will save you more money.