Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple Iphone 6 comparison:The Samsung Galaxy S6 has been announced, and will hit shops on April 10. When it does land, we fully expect a titanic tussle between Samsung’s latest Galaxy instalment and the iPhone 6.
In recent years, Samsung has been the only manufacturer capable of offering up a flagship smartphone handset with anything approaching the global popularity of Appleâ€™s iPhone range. The Korean company certainly has a big challenge on its hands after the chaps at Cupertino shipped a whopping 74.5m iPhones in the three months leading up to Christmas last year.
Samsung has gone back to the drawing board with a stylish new design for the S6, which means that this year could see the biggest scrap yet between these two tech titans.Lets have a comparable look below in details Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple Iphone 6 comparison,Â Â specifications, price, comparison and pros and cons.
Â Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple Iphone 6 comparison
|Â||Samsung Galaxy S6||Â Apple iphone 6|
|Screen Size||5.1 inch||4.7Â inch|
|Resolution||Â 1440 x 2560 pixels||750 x 1334 pixels|
|Pixel Density||Â 575 ppi||Â 326 ppi|
|Version||Â Android 5.0||Â ios 8|
|Up-Gradable||Â Up-gradable toÂ 5.1||Â Up-gradable toÂ 8.2|
|Processor||8-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53 , 64-bit||Dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based)|
|GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994||Apple A8|
|RAM||Â 3 GB RAM||Â 1 GB RAM|
|GPU||Adreno 420||PowerVR GX6450 (quad-core graphics)|
|Front||5 MP||1.2Â MP|
|Rear||Â 16 MP||Â 8 MP|
|Features||Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama||Autofocus, Face detection, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama|
|Internal||128 GB||32Â GB,64GB, 128GB|
|External||Â NO||Â NO|
|Wi-Fi||Â Yes||Â Yes|
|Bluetooth||Â Yes||Â Yes|
|NFC||Â Yes||Â Yes|
|USB||Â Yes (Micro USB)||Â Yes (Micro USB)|
|mAh||2550 mAh||1810Â mAh|
|Stand-By||Â 27.7 days (737 hours)||21.7 days|
|Price||Â 49,900Â INR||54,000 INR|
Samsung Gaaxy S6 vs Apple Iphone 6 comparison
Design and Display:
While Samsung’s much rumoured radical redesign manifested itself in the Galaxy S6 Edge variant, that’s not to say that the plainer Samsung Galaxy S6 isn’t a marked step forward for the brand too.
Following the lead of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the Samsung Galaxy S6 supports a stylish metal chassis. However, there isn’t a hint of plastic here, as both the front and rear surfaces are coated in Gorilla Glass 4. Just under the back panel, meanwhile, there’s a unique shiny finish that changes colour according to the angle of the light.Of course, Samsung needed to up its game considerably with Apple continuing to knock it out of the park on the smartphone design front. The iPhone 6 set a new standard with its slim, all-metal smartphone design – especially when you add in that gently tapered display.Samsung has an opportunity here, though, because while the iPhone 6 is a fine-looking phone, it has its weaknesses.Â Samsung hasn’t capitalised on one of the iPhone 6’s main design shortcomings – it’s sticky outy camera lens – because the Galaxy S6 camera sticks out even more.
Samsung has upped the resolution of its next flagship to the QHD standard, which is the same 2K resolution as can be found on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. At 2560 x 1440, this certainly gives the iPhone 6â€™s 1334 x 750 screen a bit of a tanking on the sharpness stakes.Some of that is offset by the fact that the Galaxy S6 display is considerably bigger than the iPhone 6â€™s 4.7-inch example. There’s no avoiding it though – the Galaxy S6 display is much more pixel-dense then the iPhone 6 screen – we’re talking 577ppi versus 326ppi.
The One M9Â boosts up with8-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit with a 3072Â MB of RAM which is one of the fastest processors out there for mobile devices Â fitted inside intending for an affordable price tag and with respectable performance with the Â Adreno 430 GPU .While the Apple Iphone 6Â features a Dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based) with aÂ GPU of PowerVR GX6450 (quad-core graphics). When we work on the phones then we found that theHTC M9 takes a lead in terms of processor speedÂ as the HTC boosts up with the high performance intending octa core processor where the other one uses quad core processor. So the HTC One M9 here again let us choose it Â over Apple Iphone 6.
The Galaxy S5’s camera is one of the best we’ve used for all-round performance and ease of use. So how is Samsung going to improve things? Well, it’s stuck with a 16-megapixel image sensor, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been vastly improved.
With an f/1.9 aperture (front and back), the Galaxy S6 promises to improve the speed and low-light performance of its shots, while a real-time HDR mode should boost image quality further. Meanwhile, the camera app interface has been cleaned up significantly.
Apple stuck with an 8-megapixel camera for the iPhone 6, just as it did with the iPhone 5S, the iPhone 5, and the iPhone 4S before it.
Of course, much like with its screen resolution and CPU set-up, Apple does things its own way when it comes to camera tech. And just like with those aforementioned components, itâ€™s tough to argue that Appleâ€™s way doesnâ€™t work beautifully.
The iPhone 6 takes some of the best photos of any smartphone, and it does so quickly and reliably.
Of course, the Galaxy S5 was no slouch in this department either, and the Galaxy S6 looks to be even better. Apple has been the smartphone camera king for some time now, but Samsung looks set to provide some major competition.
Samsung’s Galaxy S6 has by far the bigger battery in this comparison, with a 2550mAh cell against Apple’s 1810mAh. While the iPhone could last a day with careful use, the Note 4 will last a day and then some.
Both phones are fast to charge, but the S6 faster, able to reach 50 percent in 30 minutes. Meanwhile, Apple’s iPhone 6 gets to 50 percent in one hour.
The S6 battery is removable, too, which will appeal to many users (we prefer to use a power bank). Samsung also offers an Ultra Power Saving mode, which longs out the last little bit of juice by switching off screen colors and inessential features.
Samsung has caused a bit of a stir by dropping micro SD support with the Galaxy S6 – the first of its flagship range to do so.
It’s clearly emulating Apple’s approach here, which is all about providing a more streamlined and speedy approach to storage.
Samsung still wins this round despite that omission, simply by virtue of the fact that it has dropped the 16GB allotment and adopted 32GB as its starter specification, while Apple has done the opposite.
Samsung takes back that lead in connectivity. Apple has finally added NFC to its phones, but only for Apple Pay, which right now isn’t of any use in the UK. The Note 4’s NFC is therefore of more use.
Both are 4G phones, with the iPhone 6 supporting more bands for roaming but the Note 4 theoretically faster with Cat 6 (up to 300Mb/s) rather than Cat 4 (up to 150Mb/s) 4G. The pair also support 802.11ac Wi-Fi (2×2 MIMO for Samsung), Bluetooth 4.0 (4.1 for the Note 4) and GPS. The Note 4 adds MHL, an IR blaster and Samsung’s Download Booster, which combines the power of 4G and Wi-Fi for faster downloads.
Both these smartphones have fingerprint scanners, but only the Samsung is sold with a built-in heart-rate monitor and UV sensor, and comes with an S Pen stylus.
Conclusion whether which one is the best:
Samsung Galaxy S6 or the iPhone 6? We obviously can’t say anything yet, but from what we’ve seen of the Galaxy S6, we could have one of the biggest threats to an incumbent iPhone yet.
The truth is that that Samsung Galaxy S series and the iPhone series haven’t had all that much in common in recent years, but now Samsung appears to be targeting the one area Apple has always dominated: design.
With a metal chassis and divisive touches like the lack of microSD support and waterproofing, not to mention a non-removable battery, the Galaxy S6 design is closer to the iPhone than it’s been since the days of the iPhone 3GS.
As per price, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is available at Rs 49,900Â INR (priced too high)and the Apple Iphone 6Â available in India at a price tag of 54,000 INR.