Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge Vs Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge Comparison: Should You Upgrade?

At MWC, Samsung wasn’t the only company to announce its flagship smartphones for 2016 in the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Samsung has come out of the melee pretty well, though, and with the two new devices in question, that shouldn’t be a surprise.

More iterations rather than revolutions when compared to last year’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, the newer and updated models are exactly that – updated versions of two smartphones that were already pretty good for the most part and downright excellent in some specific ways, especially when compared to some of Samsung’s previous offerings. Industrial design, we’re looking at you!


So with the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge now official, how does the new hotness stack up against the device that is perhaps sat in your pocket while you read this? If you own a Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge, what reasons should you consider to upgrade to the latest and greatest that Samsung has to offer? Should you even consider it?

The answers to those questions are not easy to come by and will always depend greatly on your own personal circumstances. All we can do is highlight the differences between the two generations of Samsung smartphones and leave you to weigh up the pros and cons, so that’s exactly what we are going to do.

Below, you will find tables comparing this year’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge versus last year’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. There is quite a bit of detail for you to chew through, so grab a coffee and take your time. You’re going to need it.

Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge Vs Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge:

S7-vs-S6Galaxy S7 Vs Galaxy S6

S7-Edge-vs-S6-EdgeGalaxy S7 Edge Vs Galaxy S6 Edge

Big new additions to the lineup for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge that might make an upgrade worth your while include:

  • IP68 water and dust resistance without the need for any rubber flaps.
  • Expandable storage.
  • The Galaxy S7 Edge comes with a larger 5.5-inch screen compared to the 5.1-inch Galaxy S6 Edge.
  • Considerably faster CPU depending on which version is available in your territory.
  • Larger batteries across the board.
  • Always-on display for clock time and notifications.

Those are just some of the specification and feature improvements of this year’s flagship Samsung smartphones when compared to the devices they are replacing. They may not all be of great importance to everyone, but if even a couple of them catch your eye, an upgrade may be worth it.

So, will you be upgrading to Galaxy S7 lineup? Take our poll and tell us why in the comments section below.

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