For gadget lovers around the world, there’s really no greater contention, anyone who loves gadgets and can afford to splurge a little income on getting them isn’t thinking of tecno or infinix or any of the other new players in the game. They are not even thinking of Nokia or motorolla who launched us into the world of gadgetry right here in Africa, no. Right now, the argument rests mostly between two technology giants; Apple and Samsung.

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The lines may be split along the fan base however, with either of them having a cult-like following. An Apple lover will most likely continue purchasing all Apple products and a Samsung lover, all things Samsung. But there are however a few people who retain their objectivity and buy products, basing their decisions entirely on specifications and here the fun begins, with a constant churning out of new products and a steady comparison battle that seeks to woo the market either way.


In the latest battle, we pit Samsung’s ‘about to be released’ Galaxy S7 with Apple’s ‘arguably best iPhone yet’ iPhone 6s and bring you five things that the Samsung Galaxy S7 can do that iPhone 6s can’t;

  • The Galaxy S7 is Water-Resistant: Anyone who’s had their phone spoil after a little water got into it, will appreciate this feature greatly. Whereas the iPhone 6s isn’t touted for having the ability to be dunked under water and survive, Samsung says that the S7 is water-resistant, rated with IP68 dust and water resistance and can go more than a meter under water for around 30 minutes.
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 has a Bigger Battery: Compared to the iPhone 6s which has a 1,715mAh battery and the 6s Plus which has a 2,705mAh battery, Samsung Galaxy S7 has a 3,000mAh battery and the S7 Edge a 3,600mAh battery, this will probably translate to their battery life being much longer.
  • It Charges Quickly and Can also Charge Wirelessly: Samsung Galaxy S7 will charge completely in just one hour and a half via microUSB, where the iPhone 6s Plus takes around three hours to charge completely. This means that the Galaxy S7 can get a big jolt of juice in a short period, one could get 60% battery life in 30 minutes. It can also charge quickly wireless, Samsung actually claims that it charges faster wireless than through the regular wired charging. You can just place the phone on a charging dock and have it charge without thinking about it.

Galaxy S7

  • Samsung Galaxy S7 has an “Always-on” Screen: Samsung Galaxy S7 has an “always-on” screen that constantly displays basic information like the date and time, a contrast to the iPhone 6s or older phone models for that matter, where you have to wake the display to view such information.
  • You can Add more Storage with a MicroSD Card: In the Galaxy S7, Samsung reintroduced external storage, incorporating the microSD card slot with the sim card tray and allowing the user add up to an extra 200GB.

In case you still need a bonus points, the Galaxy S7 also takes better pictures in the dark and can auto-focus faster than the iPhone 6s, but of course, Apple will also bring out a new iPhone soon enough, so the battle is far from over.

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