Either phone can be considered an investment because it's something you use everyday, and it costs you a small fortune for the device and service plan.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 price is a little easier to swallow, depending on how and where you shop. It's $199 on-contract, or $23.17 a month for 30 months via AT&T. It's $27.09 a month at Sprint, $27.91 a month at T-Mobile and $28 a month at Verizon for 24 months. You won't find an unlocked Galaxy S7 in the US at this time.
In the UK, it's a more straightforward £569 SIM-free, and in Australia, the price has increased dramatically to AU$1,249.
The iPhone 6S price isn't better. In fact, it can be more expensive in some cases. It costs $199 on-contract in the US, but $21.67 a month on AT&T for 30 months (better), all the way up to $33 on Verizon for 24 months (worse). SIM-free from the Apple Store's it's $650.
In the UK, the iPhone 6S costs £539 and in Australia it's AU$929.
I switch back and forth between a dozen smartphones every week, and I keep coming back to Samsung for its camera and the iPhone for its software.
That says a lot about these two phones, of the many I could choose from. The Galaxy S7 has the best camera, display and battery. It also future proofs your purchase with both a microSD card slot for expandable storage and waterproofing for dropping it in the ocean and/or toilet.
I'm still partial to Apple's ecosystem. It has built an empire of seamless and easy-to-use apps, and no Google phone has a true equivalent to iMessages. Every time I switch from an iPhone to something else, I get cut out of my friends' group messages. I'm also able to use a mix of Apple and Google apps, which I can't do on an Android.
There's nothing I want more than the merger of these two phones. They're brilliant in different areas, but truth be told, you're not going to go wrong by picking up either.
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