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A Comparison Between Apple iPhone 6s Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

Last updated: November 1, 2018.

Difference Between Apple iPhone 6s Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

If you were presented with two of the best devices of the year 2015, what will be your pick? It must be difficult to make a choice on iPhone 6s Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+.

So here is the fully detailed review in order to understand what these two devices are made of.

Build (iPhone 6s Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+)

  • The design of S6 edge+ is very pleasing to the eyes on the other hand iPhone 6s plus is pure aluminium metal, the design is not as elegant but it is till impressive in its simplicity.
  • The edge functionality of S6 edge+ is very impressive. It is the first phablet that has a curved edge screen.
  • The physical material of the S6 edge+ is metal and glass. It feels robust in hand. Gorilla Glass protects the front and back.
  • The physical material of 6s Plus is pure aluminum which is of top notch quality. The back of 6s plus has matte finish.
  • Both the handsets are slippery in hand because of their build.
  • S6 edge+ is a fingerprint magnet but then again the apple logo can’t stay smudge-proof either.
  • 6s plus has a 5.5 inch display while S6 edge+ is a 5.7 incher.
  • The screen to body ratio of 6s plus 67.7%.
  • The screen to body ratio for S6 edge+ is 75.6%.
  • The thickness of 6s plus is 3mm while that of S6 edge+ is 6.9mm hence the latter feels a little bit more sleeker.

  • 6s Plus weighs 192g while S6 edge+ weighs 153g.
  • Below the screen you will see a physical button for Home function on both handsets. The Home button also acts as a fingerprint scanner.
  • The edge button positions are very similar, power button on both handsets is on right edge.
  • Volume rocker button is on the left edge.
  • Micro USB port, headphone jack and speaker placement on both handsets is on the bottom edge.
  • On the left edge of 6s plus there is a mute button.
  • S6 edge plus comes in colors of Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titan and White Pearl.
  • 6s plus comes in colours of gray, silver, gold and rose gold.

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Display (iPhone 6s Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+)

  • S6 edge+ has a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display screen.
  • The resolution of the device is 1440 x 2560 pixels.
  • iPhone has a 5.5 inch LED IPS display. The resolution is 1080 x 1920 pixels.
  • iPhone has a new Pressure Sense technology named 3D touch, that can make distinction between Soft touch and hard touch.
  • The pixel density of S6 edge+ is 515ppi and that of 6s plus is 401ppi.
  • The display of S6 edge+ is sharper due to higher pixel density.
  • S6 edge plus is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
  • S6 edge+ has maximum brightness at 502 nits and the minimum brightness is at 1 nit.
  • Maximum brightness of 6s plus is 593nits and minimum brightness is at 5 nits.
  • Viewing angles of both the devices are very good.
  • There are a number of display modes to choose from on S6 edge+.
  • Overall the display for both devices is great for multimedia activities like video view and image viewing, web browsing and eBook reading.

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Performance (iPhone 6s Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+)

  • 6s plus has Apple A9 chipset system.
  • iPhone has a Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister processor.
  • The processor is accompanied by 2 GB RAM.
  • S6 edge+ has Exynos 7420 chipset system.
  • The processor on it is Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57.
  • The graphical processing unit is Mali-T760MP8.
  • It has 4 GB RAM
  • The performance of both handsets is very smooth.
  • S6 edge+ can handle heavy games pretty nicely.
  • The graphic unit of Apple is a little better than Samsung’s, but Samsung has proved the power of its processor. There is not even a single lag in its performance, multi-tasking with Quad HD display is not an easy task but Samsung handled it pretty nicely.
  • 6s plus excels in single core performance while S6 edge+ is better at multicore performance.
  • There is just a tiny fault with 6s plus, multitasking seem to put a bit pressure on the processor.
Memory & Battery (iPhone 6s Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+)
  • 6s plus comes in three versions of built in memory; 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB.
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ comes in two versions in terms of the built in memory; a 32 GB version and a 64 GB version.
  • Unfortunately memory cannot be enhanced on both devices as there is no slot for external storage.
  • S6 edge+ has a 3200mAh non removable battery.
  • 6s plus has a 2750mAh non removable battery.
  • The constant screen on time for S6 edge+ is 9 hours and 29 minutes.
  • The constant screen on time for Apple is 9 hours and 11 minutes.
  • The time to charge the battery from 0-100% on S6 edge+ is 80minutes while on 6 plus it is 165 minutes.
  • The battery life of S6 edge+ is superior to 6s plus.
Camera (iPhone 6s Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+)
  • 6s plus has a 5 megapixels front camera, on back there is a 12 megapixels one.
  • The camera has a dual LED flash.
  • The camera app does not have many features but the few it has are excellent.
  • S6 edge+ has a 16 megapixel camera at the rear while on the front there is a 5 megapixel camera.
  • The camera performance of S6 edge+ is very very fast. No stutter was noticed.
  • The feature of autofocus is gives instant on S6 edge+.
  • Optical image stabilization feature on S6 edge+ is also great.
  • Double tap on the Home button takes you straight to the camera app.
  • The camera app in S6 edge+ is remarkable. It is filled with features and tweaks.
  • The image quality on the front camera is very good.
  • The camera has a wide aperture so group selfies are not a problem.
  • Images quality from S6 edge+ is good; colors are pleasing to the eyes, details are sharp and clear.
  • The images produces by iPhone give more natural colours as compared to Samsung.
  • The color calibration of the images in by both handsets is very impressive.
  • The front camera of S6 edge+ wins from iPhone. The images are more detailed and clear on S6 edge+.
  • S6 edge+ is a clear winner in the camera app.
Features
  • S6 edge+ runs Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) operating system.
  • 6 plus runs iOS 8.4 which is upgradable to iOS 9.0.2.
  • Samsung has used its trademark TouchWiz interface.
  • The Android interface is very flexible and comes with tons of features which are loved by all.
  • The apple interface is very simple. There are not many features to boast of.
  • Fingerprint scanner is embedded in the home button on both devices.
  • The edge functionality on S6 edge+ is very impressive.
  • Both handsets support 4GLTE.
  • Browsing experience is fantastic on both devices, the Safari browser is a smoother in terms of scrolling zooming as compared to Chrome.
  • S6 edge+ supports the features of dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, Beidou system, NFC, GPS and Glonass. 6 plus also has all these features except Beidou.
  • The call quality on both devices is excellent.
  • Browsing experience is fantastic on both devices; the Safari browser is a bit smoother in terms of scrolling zooming as compared to Chrome on Note 5.
Verdict

Both of the devices are excellent. Samsung deserves it’s praise here, it has done a great job, Camera, battery life, display, performance and design are all ahead of iPhone 6s plus. iPhone is just an inch from the winning line, but S6 edge+ is a winner.

iPhone 6s Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

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