iPhone XR vs Galaxy S7 Edge
Which phone is best for you?
Launched in early 2016, S7 edge was the first in the Galaxy series to feature the curved, edge-to-edge OLED screen. Though there have been a few generations of Galaxy phones since then, it remains a popular model with those who like a home button with a built in fingerprint sensor.
iPhone XR is a much more recent phone, and also features an edge-to-edge screen – Apple’s Liquid Retina LCD display. The bezels have all but disappeared, with just a ‘notch’ at the top to house the front camera and sophisticated depth sensors. There’s no home button – but thanks to facial recognition, you can unlock your phone with just a glance.
As you’d expect, iPhone XR has a more powerful chip – Apple’s A12 Bionic. Powerful graphics and neural processors enable it to run the latest augmented reality apps and games, and it expands the capabilities of the phone in other ways too. For example, the iPhone XR main camera uses real-time processing to create professional-looking depth-of-field effects – something not previously possible with a single-lens camera.
If you’re looking for a simple smart phone that looks great and has a great screen for browsing the web, watching videos and more, Galaxy S7 edge is a good choice. But if you want to take your mobile photography to the next level, or explore the world of augmented reality, iPhone XR might be a better choice.
Still can’t decide? See our feature guide for more inspiration.
Use Portrait Mode to create stunning images that stand out with breath-taking detail against naturally blurred backgrounds
Enjoy the latest Augmented Reality games and apps – including 3D Animoji
See everything in true-life colour on the edge-to-edge Liquid Retina HD display
Choose from a range of vibrant colours to suit your style
Galaxy S7 Edge
Enjoy crystal-clear images and video – with true to life colours – on a Super AMOLED screen that curves into the edges
Stay connected with 22 hours talk time and 74 hours’ music play
Unlock quickly and securely with the home button’s built-in fingerprint sensor
Enjoy peace of mind thanks to IP68 water and dust proofing