The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Apple iPhone 6 are perhaps the two greatest smartphone competitors in the market. The ended year saw Apple scale up its innovation to outsmart the large Samsung galaxies.
“This year we will see Samsung redesign some of its iPhones such as the Galaxy S6 to quell the threat of Apple’s iPhones,” said Issa Asad, a telecommunications and technology expert and businessman from South Florida. “As a result, the world is set to witness a titanic battle of the two manufactures,” said Asad, who is also the CEO of Quadrant Holdings and Q Link Wireless of Dania Beach, Florida.
This article, in particular, evaluates various features of the Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 and offers a comprehensive review between the two phones.
Design of the Samsung’s new competitor is one of the superior qualities that should be evaluated. Samsung on its part has done away with all its ancient design aspects of the Galaxies and has created a premium design. As a result, you will get an incredibly refurbished iPhone. The following are their measurements:
iPhone 6: 138.1 x 67 x 6.9mm weighing 4.55oz (129g)
Galaxy S6: 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm weighing 4.86oz (138g)
The Galaxy S6 also ditched the plastic faux-metal on its sides and plastic back to enhance its feel and appearance.
There is a common perception that the Samsung Galaxy S6 is substandard because of its display. This is a wrong, because the S6 display is sharp, has rich colors, great levels of contrast, and superb brightness. In fact, its resolution is better than that of the iPhone 6. The Galaxy wins in display.
iPhone 6: 4.7 inch, 326 PPI, 1334 x 750 pixels, and LED backlit IPS LCD.
Galaxy S6: 2560 x 1440 pixels, 5.1 inch QHD flat panel, 577 PPI, and super AMOLED display.
There are considerable differences in the performance of the two smartphones based on various internal features as described below:
Galaxy S6: CPU- quad core 1.5GHZ and 2.1GHz, GPU- Mali-T760, Samsung Exynos 7420, and 3GB RAM.
iPhone: CPU-dual core 1.4GHZ, 1GB RAM, Apple A8, and GPU-powerVR GX6450.
It is quite obvious the Exynos 7420 is more powerful than Apple’s A8. It has a triple the RAM and a powerful GPU and CPU. Both phones are, however, fast when navigating through their features. Given the low resolution of the iPhone 6, its performance is likely to reduce over the years. Games will overwhelm iPhone 6’s resolution, but remain compatible with the Galaxy S6’s QHD resolution.
The Samsung galaxy S6 uses the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with TouchWiz while the iPhone 6 uses iOS 8.3. Apple has installed a lot of non-essential apps on the iOS 8. Samsung, however, has also overloaded the Galaxy 6 with about 56 apps and some cannot be uninstalled. It has, on the other hand, redefined TouchWiz to enable the Galaxy S6 run smoothly and quickly.
Apple has been consistent with the types of cameras it installs on its smartphones. Samsung has stepped up its competition to incorporate a camera that takes quality photos in a quick and easy way. The following are the camera specifications:
iPhone 6: 1080p video recording, focus pixels, 8 megapixel sensor, autofocus, OIS, 16 mega pixel sensor while the front camera F1.9 lens, and 5 megapixel sensor.
Galaxy S6: 16 MP, 2988 x 5312 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, Auto HDR, and panorama.
Battery and Charging
The Galaxy S6 is flexible because it supports both wireless and wired charging. It can restore about 35% charge in 15 minutes. You will, however, need three hours to fully charge it. Both the S6 and the iPhone 6 have almost equal charge retention periods of 16 hours while on use.