In the smartphone wars, the two biggest players are
Samsung and Apple.
Samsung has had some problems lately and the hype
for the iPhones isn't what it used to be.
Now that Consumer Reports has wrapped up its exclusive
testing, can Apple's new iPhone 7 beat the top-rated
Samsung Galaxy S7?
News 8's Martha Koloski takes a look.
Electronics testers at Consumer Reports measure lots
of features on every phone they test, including battery
life, ease of use and video and photo quality.
If a long-lasting battery is important to you, the
Galaxy S7 beats the iPhone 7 with more than 20 hours
of talk time.
The iPhone 7 provides only 8 hours of talk time.
You'll get 13 hours with the larger iPhone 7 Plus.
And what about the camera, which Apple calls the most
popular in the world?
In our camera testing, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus both
Apple had claimed there would be a performance improvement
in low-light photography over the 6S.
Our testing didn't find much difference.
After all its testing, CR says the camera on the Galaxy
S7 rated higher because it takes better images and
The iPhone 7 is the first water-resistant phone from
Apple, something Samsung has offered on the Galaxy
for several generations.
Both phones met their claims in Consumer Reports'
pressurized water-immersion tank.
The iPhones have gotten a lot of attention for dropping
the headphone jack.
That's something you'll still find on the Samsung
Consumer Reports says don't worry about losing sound
quality with the new lightning-connected headphones
or even the headphone adapter included in the box.
Consumer Reports says the Galaxy S7 beats the iPhone
7 in its ratings.
But if you're set on an iPhone, CR says it's a good
option to upgrade to the 7 if you have an iPhone 6