1. Domestoboto92x's Avatar
    That was true in 2013. Not so any more. Completely wrong.
    I have the S7 and iPhone SE. The S7 is faster and doesn't lag.
    I have a Galaxy Note 3 from 2013 (its iOS kin would be the iPhone 5S,) and with Lollipop, software performance has improved SIGNIFICANTLY than first launched, say 80% now the speed of the S7 (obviously nothing beats a significantly newer Android version,) but the lag issue is significantly overblown. It performs largely on par with the iPhone 5S on 9.3.1 especially with games...
    04-14-2016 12:12 AM
  2. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    That was true in 2013. Not so any more. Completely wrong.
    I have the S7 and iPhone SE. The S7 is faster and doesn't lag.
    Completely wrong. S7 isn't any faster and it still lags in a terrible way.
    Even a very android centric website like XDA admitted that.


    S7 Edge Throttling & Thermals: Stress-tests Comparing SD820, 810, 808, A9 & Exynos 7420


    st interesting, yet not shocking, is that we still managed to find lag across the user interface, including random stutters and framedrops. Indeed, our go-to GPU profiling test showed many skipped frames when scrolling through the Play Store, significantly more than our 810 devices running stock or close-to-stock software (Nexus 6P, OnePlus 2). Weve also encountered random input lockups where performance did not take a hit but we simply couldnt interact with the UI for a few seconds (repeated instances on the camera app and settings menu, reported by two XDA editors).

    I really can't understand people defending Samsung, but everyone is entitled to his opinions...
    Samsung IN MY OPINION is just not able to make a good smartphone. They usually put together very good hardware but just can't balance it... And their software is awful.
    04-14-2016 12:44 AM
  3. mayconvert's Avatar
    I don't care what some article says. i OWN the phone. I do not have lag, or frame drops, or hitching.
    Mine runs smooth as my iPhone on every single thing I do.
    Everything.
    I love my iPhone, but the S7 is faster and does NOT lag. I USE it. Daily. Every Day. I would see the lag if it was there.
    You don't own it. Buy one. then get back to me. until then.
    iPhone fanboys hate to admit that anything else might be faster or better than the precious iPhone.
    I can google videos or articles showing 6S+ lagging. Google it. I am sure there are 20 videos of it.

    The only reason the S7 has less FPS than an iPhone is the fact that the iphone has a low res 750p or 1080p screen
    The S7 is running 2560 x 1440. 4 times the res of the low end screen iPhone 6S.

    this video shows that the + model lags compared to the regular 6S because it can't handle the 1080p
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    04-14-2016 03:07 AM
  4. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    lol you don't care what an android fan website said because it doesn't worship your beloved phone...
    I have an S6, and it's way inferior to any iPhone I've owned. Same for my son's S5, same for my wife's former S4.... It's just Samsung's way to make phones: they just are not good as Apple.


    The S7 faster than 6S ? In many benchmarks , I would say in almost all of them , it's quite the contrary:

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    but we know: you don't care about articles (but you apparently do care about amateurish YouTube videos)
    ak_r7 and newsman787 like this.
    04-14-2016 03:37 AM
  5. ak_r7's Avatar
    If you can afford an iphone, go for it.
    Samsung is a waste. 90% of the gimmicks of samsung- u will never use.
    after 6 months, samsung will show it's true colours - slow, heatups, buggy os etc etc. the list goes on.
    I made a mistake of buying note 4 instead of ip6, now i have to use this POS till it dies..
    I have used Ip5, 5s, 6+ and Samsung note 1,2,3,4, nexus 6...
    Android is not as stable and polished as IOS.
    MaxSmarties and pbike908 like this.
    04-14-2016 04:23 AM
  6. wilber1's Avatar
    Never used Android Never cared to but 6S is a perfect device .
    04-14-2016 07:22 AM
  7. pbike908's Avatar
    Having switched from IOS to Android (Iphone 5 to Droid Turbo 2) I must say that Android is a solid operating system, but doesn't measure up to an Iphone. I was looking at the S7 the other day, and it is the most impressive Android phone that I've seen. However, I don't know if I will ever buy another Android device. Android probably wouldn't bother me so much if I hadn't come from IOS. Sure, one can't customize IOS as much as Android, but 90% of users don't want to that -- including me -- even though I have the technical ability to do so.

    And the hardware quality of the Iphone is amazing. Having messed with personal computers since the TRS 80 Model III days I must say that my Iphone 5 was the BEST piece of technology -- total package -- that I ever owned. And I am sure the newer models are better.
    04-14-2016 09:44 AM
  8. fore569's Avatar
    Its all about preference. I know some people that love their S6 and swear they would never get an iPhone. I personally have been using iPhones since I got my 4S, and I love iOS too much to switch to anything else. I love my 6s and the only way I would give up using it is if I get a 6s Plus or eventually a 7.
    04-14-2016 09:45 AM
  9. mattmatt299's Avatar
    If I was to get an Android phone I would get a Nexus, not a Samsung.
    - Samsung is saddled with a lot of bloatware that fills up storage and slows it down. Even the S7 stutters noticeably and is nowhere nearly as smooth as the iPhone 6s.
    - Only Nexus phones get timely updates. Although even Nexus devices have to wait weeks or months to get their updates from Google. Samsung is much worse.
    04-14-2016 11:32 AM
  10. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    If I was to get an Android phone I would get a Nexus, not a Samsung.
    - Samsung is saddled with a lot of bloatware that fills up storage and slows it down. Even the S7 stutters noticeably and is nowhere nearly as smooth as the iPhone 6s.
    - Only Nexus phones get timely updates. Although even Nexus devices have to wait weeks or months to get their updates from Google. Samsung is much worse.
    Absolutely agree.
    If the iPhone wouldn't exist, I would buy a nexus or a Motorola (quite similar to vanilla android experience and timely updates).
    04-14-2016 12:39 PM
  11. JaySeeDoubleYou's Avatar
    If I was to get an Android phone I would get a Nexus, not a Samsung.
    - Samsung is saddled with a lot of bloatware that fills up storage and slows it down. Even the S7 stutters noticeably and is nowhere nearly as smooth as the iPhone 6s.
    - Only Nexus phones get timely updates. Although even Nexus devices have to wait weeks or months to get their updates from Google. Samsung is much worse.
    Yeah, I would get a Nexus over a Sammy too, specifically because of the whole "Touchwiz" vs 'vanilla'" thing.

    Also a Nexus is totally the "middle road" between an iPhone and a Sammy in a lot of ways. It's leaner, cleaner and gets updates much faster than Samsung, but for better, and (---NOT--- "or") worse, and both, and neither...and other, it's still Android.

    But to be fair, I do think Samsung is improving in the software area, and it's pretty hard to argue with their hardware itself - particularly those dazzling screens!!!
    04-14-2016 01:27 PM
  12. JaySeeDoubleYou's Avatar
    Never used Android Never cared to but 6S is a perfect device .
    Kinda hard to tell how "perfect" the one is without an experiential referrent in the other, don't you think? ;-)
    04-14-2016 01:29 PM
  13. Kiwiadventure's Avatar
    If you are American you should support Apple
    04-15-2016 12:28 AM
  14. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    If you are American you should support Apple
    I don't understand the reason behind that.... Im not american but I'm "supporting" Apple
    04-15-2016 04:08 AM
  15. fightcrazy's Avatar
    I own both the 6S & SGS7, my S7 is faster, better battery and the signal strength is much stronger on the S7. Not sure if it's Antena placement but big difference. The 6S is great device but the S7 is faster, just turn down the animation 1/2 way, easy on Android and it flies. Just My Opinion.
    04-15-2016 06:37 AM
  16. jayzero76's Avatar
    If someone comes in the store and asking for a phone, always ask what are you doing with your phone. You have a huge library of videos and music go buy an Android. ITunes isn't that good. Have to put the music to the computer and than organize . if you travel a lot and like to bring more videos than you have storage don't get an iPhone . with Android you easly can bring all on a USB stick...
    If you have a lot friends with an iPhone or you work outside so you unable to charge your phone buy an iPhone
    04-15-2016 09:01 AM
  17. duke821's Avatar
    The iPhone 6S is better than the Galaxy S6 in almost every way. Battery life is superior, camera is about the same, although I've heard the S6 has a slight edge in low light. But iOS is superior to TouchWizzed Android and then there's superb Apple support. Most reports on the Galaxy S6's battery life have been quite negative (quite the hypocrisy after their obnoxious wall hugger commercials).
    That being said, the Galaxy S7 is better than the iPhone 6S in many ways. But then in September Apple will do the leapfrog again and the tide will turn. They keep leapfrogging each other because they release their flagships about 6 months apart.
    04-15-2016 11:39 AM
  18. mayconvert's Avatar
    lol you don't care what an android fan website said because it doesn't worship your beloved phone...
    I have an S6, and it's way inferior to any iPhone I've owned. Same for my son's S5, same for my wife's former S4.... It's just Samsung's way to make phones: they just are not good as Apple.


    The S7 faster than 6S ? In many benchmarks , I would say in almost all of them , it's quite the contrary:

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    but we know: you don't care about articles (but you apparently do care about amateurish YouTube videos)
    and you are a complete ***** if you think benchmarks = real world usage.
    04-15-2016 09:01 PM
  19. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    and you are a complete ***** if you think benchmarks = real world usage.
    sure sure .... benchmark counts only when Samsung cheated about that....

    Speaking about real world usage, a Samsung device as usual halves its performance after 20 minutes of continuos usage:

    What is better? Samsung S6 or iPhone 6s?-s7edgechart-21.jpg

    as usual, a device made to impress with a spec list and a single benchmarks, poorly optimized by Samsung.
    04-16-2016 07:57 AM
  20. JaySeeDoubleYou's Avatar
    Benchmarks are certainly not "useless", by any means. But it's also hard to take them as absolute "gospel" when there are so many factors that play in on them in the real world. Benchmarks, as I understand it, are also generally produced in an "idealized", or "optimized" scenario, and while the data itself is objective, it's hard to escape bias in the way it's presented. So, I think benchmarks are a great general guide, but not necessarily the final word.

    I guess I'll probably remain pretty "agnostic" to which one actually is the better all around performer til I can spend some real time with the both of them. I mean, final performance, of course, is a confluence between hardware and software - chips AND salsa, and this contest is interesting in that I believe the one side has the better hardware, and I know that the other side has the better software. So, I really could very easily see the contest going either way.
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    04-16-2016 09:33 AM
  21. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    benchmarks may not be the final word, but they surely pointed out how the S7, launched 6 months later, still isn't better than 6S when SoC is involved (the camera probably is).
    04-16-2016 09:36 AM
  22. thebizz's Avatar
    Sadly no mobile soc can compete with the A9 right now when it comes to single core performance and performance per watt. Huawei came out with a decent chip that gets good cpu performance but gpu and memory bandwidth is low. they made those sacrifices to keep the tdp low. Both Samsung and Qualcomm get great cpu and gpu perforance. Sadly they both have a tdp to high for a phone. My hope for Qualcomm was that they would have gone wider than they did. Sadly everyone on the android side would rather pack in a lot of skinny weak cores rather than go for a wide beefy cores.
    04-16-2016 11:42 AM
  23. Ckm8Kng2's Avatar
    If someone comes in the store and asking for a phone, always ask what are you doing with your phone. You have a huge library of videos and music go buy an Android. ITunes isn't that good. Have to put the music to the computer and than organize . if you travel a lot and like to bring more videos than you have storage don't get an iPhone . with Android you easly can bring all on a USB stick...
    If you have a lot friends with an iPhone or you work outside so you unable to charge your phone buy an iPhone

    Have to put the music to computer and then organize??? I dont know what you mean there. How is music put on a galaxy? Isnt all your music you own already on your computer. How does a galaxy do it? It doesnt just appear on your phone? If you take a usb, you still had to load on usb from somewhere right? It didnt just magically appear on usb. Im not trolling, I just dont get what point you were trying to make.
    You realize you dont need Itunes to put music or video on an Iphone right? Just one of many examples:
    You can load things over the air through wifi to vlc player, dont need to use Itunes at all. Plays any format of video or music,podcast ,audio book, etc.
    04-18-2016 02:18 AM
  24. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Have to put the music to computer and then organize??? I dont know what you mean there. How is music put on a galaxy? Isnt all your music you own already on your computer. How does a galaxy do it? It doesnt just appear on your phone? If you take a usb, you still had to load on usb from somewhere right? It didnt just magically appear on usb. Im not trolling, I just dont get what point you were trying to make.
    It's easy to put music on an Android device. You just plug it in to a laptop/desktop and the rest is just click, drag, and done. No software needed.

    You realize you dont need Itunes to put music or video on an Iphone right? Just one of many examples:
    You can load things over the air through wifi to vlc player, dont need to use Itunes at all. Plays any format of video or music,podcast ,audio book, etc.
    Not everyone has access to Wifi, VLC, or even Bluetooth for that matter. Some just have a laptop or desktop, and those may not have access to the Internet/WiFi.
    04-18-2016 02:50 AM
  25. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    Sadly no mobile soc can compete with the A9 right now when it comes to single core performance and performance per watt. Huawei came out with a decent chip that gets good cpu performance but gpu and memory bandwidth is low. they made those sacrifices to keep the tdp low. Both Samsung and Qualcomm get great cpu and gpu perforance. Sadly they both have a tdp to high for a phone. My hope for Qualcomm was that they would have gone wider than they did. Sadly everyone on the android side would rather pack in a lot of skinny weak cores rather than go for a wide beefy cores.
    Sadly ? Sadly for who ? Android users ?
    jayk82 likes this.
    04-18-2016 07:28 AM
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