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A look at the Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. Apple iPhone 6

Last updated: November 1, 2018.

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. Apple iPhone 6

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Samsung and Apple have released the sixth iterations of their respective flagship smartphones.  We take an in-depth look at the Galaxy S6 and iPhone6 and compare the two.

Specs

  iPhone 6/Plus Samsung Galaxy S6
Display 4.7-inch IPS LCD
1334 x 750 resolution, 326 ppi5.5-inch IPS LCD
1920 x 1080, 401 ppi – iPhone 6 Plus
5.1-inch Super AMOLED
2560 x 1440 resolution, 577 ppi
Processor 1.4 GHz dual-core Apple A8 Exynos 7420
RAM 1 GB 3 GB
Storage 32/64/128 GB 32/64/128 GB
Camera 8 MP rear camera
1.2 MP front-facing camera
with OIS for iPhone 6 Plus
16 MP rear camera with OIS
5 MP front-facing camera with 90 degree wide angle lens
Connectivity WiFi a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0, NFC (Apple Pay only), GPS+GLONASS
WiFi a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS+GLONASS
Networks 3G/4G LTE LTE cat 6 300/50
Battery 1,810 mAh
2,915 mAh – iPhone 6 Plus
2,550 mAh
Fast charging
WPC and PMA-compatible wireless charging
Software iOS 8 Android 5.0 Lollipop
Dimensions 138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm
129 grams158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm
172 grams – iPhone 6 Plus
143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm
138 grams
Colors Space gray, silver, gold Black, white, gold, blue

 

Design

  • Both use a lot of metal: Apple uses a full metal unibody design, while the Galaxy S6 has a metal frame that holds together two glass panels at the front and the back

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  • Galaxy S6 retains classic button layout of Samsung devices
  • Galaxy 36 lacks a removable backing which means they also did away with removable batteries and expandable storage
  • iPhone 6 is 0.1 mm thicker than the Galaxy S6

 

Display

  • 1 inch screen for Galaxy S6, while the iPhone 6 has two options, a 4.7-inch screen for the iPhone 6 and a 5.5-inch screen for the 6 Plus

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  • iPhone 6 has a 1334×750 resolution and 1920 x 1080
  • iPhone 6 has a pixel density of 326 ppi and 401 ppi
  • S6 uses Quad HD with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 resolution for 577 ppi.

Performance

Samsung Galaxy S6

  • Android Lollipop 5.0
  • Samsung’s in-house 2 GHz octa-core Exynos 7420 processor backed by the Mali-T760 GPU and 3GB of RAM.
  • Touchwiz UI
  • Fluid experience through the interface and even among different apps.

iPhone 6

  • iOS
  • the 1.4 GHz dual-core Apple A8 with 1 GB of RAM
  • Few problems with operating system

Hardware

  • Both have 32, 64, or 128 GB options
  • Neither have expandable storage
  • Both have fingerprint reads in their home buttons
  • Speakers of both located in the bottom.
  • Galaxy S6 speakers are a little louder

Battery

  • Galaxy S has a 2,550 mAh unit for about a day and a half of sue on power saving mode, 12 hours with moderate daily usage
  • Has fast charging
  • iPhone 6 has a 1,810 mAh unit with no fast charging
  • 12 hours of battery life with moderate daily usage

Camera

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iPhone 6

  • Both iPhone models deliver quality photo and video taking experience with only the iPhone 6 Plus having OIS
  • Camera applications in the iPhone 6 are minimalistic with few extra settings aside from filters and automatic HDR
  • Has slow motion and time-lapse
  • 8 MP sensor

Galaxy S6

  • Has f/1.9 apertures
  • Auto-HDR
  • More customization to photos, including the option to change picture and video sizes, a pro mode with the ability to manually focus the shot, and a manual mode. Also offers panorama and slow motion video.
  • Better low light performance
  • 16 MP sensor

 

Both

  • Good color reproduction, sharpness and minimal noise reduction.

Software

  • Apple OS has been upgraded to iOS7
  • Androids Touchwiz has been upgraded as well

If you want either a bigger or a smaller screen with the proven power of iOs, then the iPhone 6 is probably the one for you.  If what you want is a more powerful screen and more robust camera experience, the Samsung Galaxy 6 is more your style.  Overall both give a good and smooth operating experience for the price you pay.

Which one do you think better suits you?

JR

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