Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have been getting rave reviews since they were unveiled earlier this year. Samsung’s decision to opt for premium build materials and top-notch specifications has the critics singing, but all these come at a price. Also Read - Apple iOS 15, iPadOS 15 beta 4 released: What’s new, how to download
Apple Insider conducted a series of tests to check the graphical performance of the flagships and the results were surprising to say the least. The tests found that the graphics performance on the Galaxy S6 is far behind Apple’s flagship smartphones, and in some cases even behind the iPhone 5S. Also Read - Apple shines in June quarter, posts record sales for iPhones, Macs and iPads
The results are truly impressive when you compare the smartphone’s internals. Where the iPhone 6 is powered by 1.4GHz A8 dual-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM, Samsung’s flagship is powered by an Exynos 7420 octa-core chipset paired with 3GB of RAM. Also Read - Friendship Day gifting ideas for your young tech-savvy besties under Rs 5,000
So why is it that there is such a huge difference in performance levels, you ask? It all boils down to the displays. Where the chipsets in the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus have to support 720p and 1080p displays, the octa-core chipset in Samsung’s flagship has to support an eye-ball busting QHD display with a pixel density of 577ppi.
To recap, the Galaxy S6 features a 5.1-inch QHD display, Exynos 7420 octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB/64GB/128GB storage variants. It also features a 16-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 2,550mAh battery, and runs on Android Lollipop.
The iPhone 6, on the other hand, features a 4.7-inch HD display, 1.4GHz A8 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB/64GB/128GB storage variants. It also features an 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, 1,810mAh battery, and runs on iOS 8.1.3.