Tin Cans to Cell Phones: Samsung Galaxy vs. IPhone

Everywhere you go you see people glued to their cell phone – calling, texting, taking pictures, reading Facebook posts, and more. It makes one wonder if people ever interact face to face anymore. Nevertheless, cell phones are now an embedded part of our culture, and will be until the next technology revolution occurs. From the large, clunky radio styled bag phones to the sleek, pocket-sized smart phones, cell phone technology has grown by leaps and bounds. In a recent study it was found that 91% of American adults have a cell phone; 56% have smart phones. These small devices have really changed how society functions. We now have immediate connections to anyone, anytime, all over the world. Amazing! This article will compare two smart phones side by side: Samsung Galaxy vs. iPhone.

Samsung Galaxy S7

The first Android smart phone was released in 2008, just behind Apple iPhone. The Android system is on the top of the list for cell phones. Latest studies show Android phones account for 28% of the total US smart phone market. The smart phone has simplified life by keeping us connected, albeit through a device rather than one on one. The Android phone has been a favorite for its ease of use and huge selection of apps that are available for Androids.


  • Android – Marshmallow operating system
  • Quad core Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 1-inch Super AMOLED display; 577 dpi; 2,560 x 1,440 resolution
  • 32GB, unlocked so you can choose your carrier
  • 4GB of on-board RAM; expandable memory with microSD card
  • 3000 MAH battery
  • HD Display
  • Android™ operating system
  • Water resistant
  • Advanced sensor in camera for clearer pictures
  • Built in wireless charging
  • Samsung Pay
  • Weight: 152 g
  • Price: $670

iPhone 7

Ever since the first iPhone was released in 2007, Apple iPhones have had a corner on the cell phone market. The superior features, the stylish design and the Apple name have propelled this cell phone toward the top of the list. But it has many competitors, including Android phones that are at the top of the list. Even so, 25% of smart phone owners have an iPhone. Somehow Apple always seems to come out with the latest technology before the rest. The iPhone is somewhat of an icon; look at its features below.


  • A10 Fusion dual core processor
  • iOS 9
  • 7-inch IPS LCD Retina HD display; 326 ppi; 1,334 x 720 resolution
  • 32GB, 128GB and 256GB
  • 3D touch
  • No headphone port
  • Splash, water and dust resistant
  • Dual speakers
  • 5 stylish colors
  • Apple Pay
  • Weight: 138 grams
  • Price: $649

Samsung Galaxy Overview

Loaded with features, the Samsung Galaxy has a big following. Offering everything one could want in a cell phone. Still the price of a phone seems a little out of sync; you can buy tablets and laptops cheaper than a phone. It must be the supply and demand factor. The Samsung Galaxy 7 has a price tag of $670 which is only about $20 more than the iPhone. Samsung has a better screen, resolution and operating system. For $20 it might be worth it.

iPhone Overview

Also, loaded with popular features, Apple has come out with something new: no headphone port, but instead wireless EarPods ($99) or AirPods ($159). The AirPods also have an embedded microphone so you can still talk on your phone hands-free. This feature was included in the new Apple iPhone in order to offer a water and dust resistant phone. Removing that headphone port was critical to achieving this feature. Overall, iPhone still “has it”.

Bottom Line

Technology has its fans and in this case the consumer is typically for Android or Apple. In some cases they will cross over one to another, but most commonly they will stick with their original product.

These two phones run neck and neck with many features. The wireless ear bud that Apple is promoting may be a deal breaker – one way or the other. It seems there is some controversy about having no cord and the probability of losing a high dollar item such as half of your AirPods is not appealing. But for those who are more careful or only listen in safe, enclosed spaces the wireless ear buds may not be an issue. On the other hand, the Galaxy offers a superior screen with superb resolution – this feature may be more important than headphones – just a thought.

Whether you are an Android or Apple fan, either of these phones will meet your needs and you will enjoy all its features, until the 9s make their way to the scene.  Till then iphone 8 vs samsung s8 is the great debate.



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Tin Cans to Cell Phones: Samsung Galaxy vs. IPhone

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