Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge may be its best smartphones to date, but in some ways, they’re still no match for the iPhone. When it comes to attention to detail in design, Samsung has a lot of catching up to do before it’s on par with Apple.
As highlighted in the photo above from iMore’s Rene Ritchie, Samsung is yet to make its charging and connectivity ports line up perfectly on the new Galaxy S7 series — as Apple does with the iPhone and other iOS devices. Instead, they’re just placed wherever they fit.
“For me, as a customer, knowing that Apple had the consideration and took the time and effort to align their hardware speaks to the overall quality of their work,” Richie writes.
“It reassures me that the same consideration and effort were likely spent making sure not a millimeter nor milliamp of battery space was wasted, not a nanometer of die, not a gap left around the screen, or a dead zone in the capacitive sensor.”
This certainly highlights Apple’s incredible attention to detail, which is definitely unmatched by its rivals. But personally, I think this particular complaint is pretty trivial, and one Galaxy fans shouldn’t be concerned with.
The Galaxy S7 series is still incredibly attractive — arguably even prettier than the iPhone — and it has a bunch of features that make up for its unaligned ports, like wireless charging, a Quad HD display, expandable storage, and more.
What’s more, those ports might not line up, but at least they’re water-resistant, allowing Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners to take their device into as much as 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.