For a long time, Apple has ruled the mobile phone industry when it comes to high-end smartphones. From the first ever iPhone to the recently launched iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, the giant manufacturer continues to prove time and again why it’s a top leader in the market. Apple, however, is in for some competition.
Though it took Samsung a long time, the Korean manufacturer is giving Apple a run for its money with its latest offerings. Widely praised and positively reviewed, there’s no doubt that Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge were two of the best smartphones released last year. In fact, some experts have touted the Galaxy S6 better than the iPhone 6.
But is it really? In this guide, we’ll compare iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 so you can decide which of the two phones is better according to your preference and needs.
Apple has always hit the mark when it comes to its iPhones’ designs. Samsung, on one hand, is vamping up its design. Just looking at the two phones, you’ll immediately see the stunning design highlights. It took a while for Apple but iPhone 6 is the mark of the brand’s jump to larger sized smartphones. Samsung’s Galaxy S6, on one hand, underwent a major rethinking in design. Rather than their unimpressive material choices, the Korean brand is stepping up its game. Samsung Galaxy S6 is well made boasting a luxurious design that lives up to its price tag
While iPhone is still smaller in screen size, the fact that Apple is now offering bigger screen phones makes it more difficult to take your pick. iPhone 6 features a 4.7-inch screen with 1334×750 IPS LCD while the Galaxy S6 features a 5.1-inch screen with QHD 2k Super AMOLED display. If you prefer a larger screen, then the Galaxy S6 is an easy choice. Remember though that there are still other factors to consider. Balance is key if you want to nail your buying decision from the get go.
Both phones run on different processors. The iPhone 6 features the brand’s A8 64-bit dual core processor with 1GB RAM while the Galaxy S6 features the Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor with 3GB RAM. Considering Galaxy S6’s larger RAM, the phone promises faster speed. But then again, numbers are just numbers. In terms of everyday performance, both phones are speedy enough to let you enjoy multiple applications and activities at the same time.
In the age of the selfie-loving generation, the phone’s camera features are a major deciding factor. If we’re only going to look at the megapixels, the Galaxy S6 wins hands down. The phone features a 16 megapixel rear camera while iPhone has an 8-megapixel rear cam. Again, we should reiterate that a great camera is not about the number of megapixels. In any case, both phones are created for excellent images.
In terms of battery, the Galaxy S6 boasts a more powerful 2550 mAh battery than iPhone’s 1810 mAh non-removable battery. Another Galaxy S6 feature that might win you over is the phone’s wireless charging capability. The Galaxy S6 definitely has a longer battery life. That’s not to say that iPhone 6’s battery life is poor. It’s still long enough but not just as long as what its competition offers.
Considering the small wins, it looks like Samsung Galaxy S6 win today’s comparison game. If you’re no Android fan, however, you can still rest assured that the iPhone 6 is still an excellent buy.