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Samsung Galaxy S7 review roundup: Best Android smartphone; but ‘still leaves Apple in the lead’

Samsung Galaxy S7 review roundup: Best Android smartphone; but ‘still leaves Apple in the lead’

The first reviews of Samsung’s flagship smartphones for 2016, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, were published earlier today. The handsets will take on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus from Apple for the next six months.

Samsung Galaxy S7 chip narrowly beats iPhone 6s in new benchmarks

Samsung Galaxy S7 chip narrowly beats iPhone 6s in new benchmarks

Apple’s A9 processor did incredibly well to outperform rival chipsets from the likes of Samsung and Kirin last year, despite sticking to a dual-core architecture while others are using as many as eight. But three months into 2016, it has lost its crown.

In a list of top chipsets published by AnTuTu, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus chip is narrowly beaten by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820, which powers Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge — and other high-end Androids of 2016.

iPhone 6s holds up well in waterproof test against Galaxy S7 edge

iPhone 6s holds up well in waterproof test against Galaxy S7 edge

Apple’s latest iPhones aren’t officially water-resistant, but they hold up surprisingly well when wet. Watch the iPhone 6s Plus keep up with Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 edge — which is designed to withstand water — in the water resistance test below.

The iPhone 6s goes up against Samsung’s Galaxy S7 in a worthwhile camera comparison

The iPhone 6s goes up against Samsung’s Galaxy S7 in a worthwhile camera comparison

One of the strengths of the iPhone lineup has always been its camera, but it’s safe to say that some competitors are certainly catching up in this regard. So how does Samsung’s newest flagship compare?

iPhone 6s Plus vs. Galaxy S7 edge in brutal drop test

iPhone 6s Plus vs. Galaxy S7 edge in brutal drop test

If you need your next smartphone to be durable, the iPhone 6s Plus is a better option than Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 edge. Watch the all-glass device give up first in a brutal drop test, which demonstrates how well both handsets cope in everyday drop situations.

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6s: Which one is the best smartphone?

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6s: Which one is the best smartphone?

When we compared iPhone 6s with Samsung Galaxy S6 in September, it was difficult to pick a winner. Some said it was unfair to compare it with the Galaxy S6 as it was almost six months old, so now that Samsung unveiled its much-awaited Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge we thought we should compare it with the new Samsung flagship to see how it stacks up against Apple’s iPhone 6s.

iPhone 6s vs. Samsung Galaxy S7 preliminary camera comparison

iPhone 6s vs. Samsung Galaxy S7 preliminary camera comparison

A lot has been said about the camera on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge since their launch earlier this week. While the cameras on Samsung’s latest flagship handsets now feature the same resolution sensor as found on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus — 12MP, they do feature many other improvements and additions that make them better than  Apple’s latest iPhones.

5 Samsung Galaxy S7 features we want in iPhone 7

5 Samsung Galaxy S7 features we want in iPhone 7

Earlier this week, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Since Samsung’s flagship Galaxy handsets are launched six months after Apple’s iPhones and six months before a new iPhone is due, they not only need to be better than Apple’s existing offering but also compete with the upcoming models.

Samsung Galaxy S7 earns Display Mate’s ‘Best Smartphone Display’ award

Samsung Galaxy S7 earns Display Mate’s ‘Best Smartphone Display’ award

Recently, Samsung announced a pair of new flagships, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, that saw plenty of attention as the latest smartphone competitor to Apple’s iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

Samsung still can’t match Apple’s attention to detail with Galaxy S7

Samsung still can’t match Apple’s attention to detail with Galaxy S7

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.