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Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SC-51A) vs Apple iPhone 7 (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S20 5G vs Apple iPhone 7 phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone 7 XSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SC-51A)29Points
Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SC-51A)
6.2"
AMOLED

1440x3200

12.2
MP

10mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple iPhone 7 (128GB)
4.7"
IPS

750x1334

12
MP

7.1mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

1960
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SC-51A)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy S20 5G (SC-51A)29 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SC-51A)vsiPhone 7 (128GB)5 Advantages Apple iPhone 7 (128GB)
+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core51%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.34Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
+12GB LPDDR55 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR4
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+Dynamic AMOLEDAdvantage
Dynamic AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
vsNot supported
+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1440x3200 pixels4 times
Higher resolution screen
vs750x1334 pixels
+566 PPI74%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs326 PPI
+6.2"32%
Larger screen
vs4.7"
+(triple camera) 12.2MP + 64MP + 12MP6 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 12MP
+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsOnly digital zoom
+1/1.76" inches70%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
vs1/3" inches
+(front) 10MP42%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 7.1MP
+8K UHD (7680x4320)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vs4K UHD (3840x2160)
+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
vs4G+ LTE-A
+(5G SA/NSA) 5000 Mbps10 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G+ LTE-A) 450 Mbps
+Type-C reversible connectorAdvantage
Best output for headset
vsproprietary audio output
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+ANT+Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4000 mAh104%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs1960 mAh
+1 slot (Single-SIM) + e-SIM (Eletronic)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
It's more advantageous to have more than one phone operator in the same device
vs1 slot (Single-SIM)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
+USB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
128GB (104GB available)vs+128GB (119GB available)14%
More internal storage for applications and files
UFS 3.0vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
163 grams (5.71 ounces)vs+138 grams (4.83 ounces)18%
Lighter
7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+7.1 millimeters (0.28 inches)11%
Thinner
LED flashvs+Quad-LED flashAdvantage
The Quad-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light

26 Common items in both devices
Aluminum frame, glass front/back / Aluminum body, glass front
16 million
PDAF: phase detection autofocus on both cameras / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
f/1.8 (aperture)
+19 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SC-51A)Apple iPhone 7 (128GB)
ModelGalaxy S20 5G (SC-51A)iPhone 7 (128GB)
Other model namesサムスンGalaxy S20 SM-G981D (Snapdragon, 12GB RAM) - NTT DoCoMoiPhone 7 A1660 CDMA, iPhone 7 A1778
Country or region availableJapan
Japan
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateMarch, 2020September, 2016
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.1 millimeters (0.28 inches)
Size (width x height)69.1 x 151.7 millimeters (2.72 x 5.97 in)67.1 x 138.3 millimeters (2.64 x 5.44 in)
Weight163 grams (5.71 ounces)138 grams (4.83 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP67 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1 meter and 30min
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S20 5G (SC-51A)Apple iPhone 7 (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 10iOS 10
Firmware updatefeature not registerediOS 14
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SC-51A)Apple iPhone 7 (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 (7nm)64bit - Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24 (16nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 585
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 585
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 585
Quad-Core, 2 processors:
2.34Ghz Dual-Core Hurricane
2Ghz Dual-Core Zephyr
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 650PowerVR Series7XT Plus MP6
RAM memory12GB LPDDR52GB LPDDR4
Internal storage128GB (104GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (119GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SC-51A)Apple iPhone 7 (128GB)
Display typeDynamic AMOLEDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size6.2" inches4.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~88.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~65.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x3200 pixels (20:9)750x1334 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)566 PPI326 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Sapphire Glass
Display features120Hz, HDR10+60Hz, 625 nits
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SC-51A)Apple iPhone 7 (128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload5000/200 Mbps450/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900, CDMA 800/1900/2100 (A1660)
Primary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100A1660 model:
CDMA2000
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100

A1778 model:
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20 (1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
VoLTE
LTE Cat9 (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,18,19,20,25,26,27,28,29,30)
TD-LTE (38,39,40,41)
Primary 5G networkSA/NSA/Sub6 (78, 79)Not supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SC-51A)Apple iPhone 7 (128GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SC-51A)Apple iPhone 7 (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(triple camera)
12.2 megapixels
64MP telephotof/2.029mm1/1.72"0.8µmPDAFOIS1.1x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.213mm1.4µmSuper-Steady-video
12 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4608x2592 pixels
Video recording (primary)8K UHD (7680x4320) 24 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashQuad-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens28mm lens
Sensor size1/1.76" inches1/3" inches
Pixel size1.8µm pixel1.22µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus on both camerasPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SC-51A)Apple iPhone 7 (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)10 megapixels7.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution3872x2592 pixels3072x2304 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens32mm lens
Sensor size1/3.2" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.22µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SC-51A)Apple iPhone 7 (128GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAC, eAAC, M4A
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SC-51A)Apple iPhone 7 (128GB)
USBUSB 3.2 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Proprietary TV-out
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorproprietary audio output
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SC-51A)Apple iPhone 7 (128GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Gesture
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (under display)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Cosmic Grey, Cloud Blue, Cloud Pink, Cloud White, Aura Red
- Ultrasonic fingerprint sensor
- One UI 2
- Always-on display
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
- Bixby
- Samsung DeX
- Samsung Pay (MST, NFC)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
- Oleophobic coating
- Simultaneous video and image recording
- 3D Touch display
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud cloud service
- NFC Apple Pay only
- New stereo dual-speaker system
- Lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter included
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SC-51A)Apple iPhone 7 (128GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh1960 mAh
Charger, watts25W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
9W Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1200 minutes | 20 hours | 0.8 day840 minutes | 14 hours | 0.6 day
Standbyfeature not registered14400 minutes | 240 hours | 10 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S20 5G (SC-51A)Apple iPhone 7 (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.596W/kg (head) | 1.318W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.488W/kg (head) | 1.593W/kg (body)feature not registered
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