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Consumer Reports joined Into Tomorrow this week to tell us about the Samsung Galaxy S7: The Samsung Galaxy S7 edged out the Apple iPhone 6s in Consumer Reports’ tests. Their electronics spokesman James McQueen is here to explain why.
Our engineers employ sophisticated equipment and equally complex criteria to evaluate smartphone performance. Each phone is subjected to more than 100 tests involving both instrument-driven scores and expert assessments.
But there’s one thing we can’t test: You. We measure how well each smartphone handles all of its important functions, but you are the ultimate judge of which smartphone attributes you really care about. And sometimes impressive scores on scientifically sound tests don’t match your priorities.
For instance, there’s no denying that the Samsung Galaxy S7 has several hardware-based advantages over the iPhone 6s, from appreciably better battery life and a slightly better-performing video camera to the conveniences of rapid and wireless charging, the safety of water resistance, and the economy of inexpensive storage expansion via microSD memory cards. The S7, which is about the same size as the iPhone 6s, also packs in more screen (5.1 inches vs. 4.7 inches) with several times the resolution. But for many phone users, those factors might be overshadowed by the mind-numbing settings and interface and app inconsistencies in the Android OS that the Samsung uses
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