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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone 6: Specifications, features compared

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6 last night, and first impressions of the flagship are widely positive. The smartphone will be competing against the Apple iPhone 6 in more than one department, so let

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Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6 last night, and first impressions of the flagship are widely positive. The smartphone will be competing against the Apple iPhone 6 in more than one department, so let’s see how they fare in a specifications and features comparison. Also Read - Here's why Apple will pay Rs 1,820 to some iPhone users

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Samsung Galaxy S6 is thin at 6.8mm and the iPhone 6 maintains almost the same thickness at 6.9mm. It implies that both the phones are equally sleek and compact when it comes to formfactor. The Galaxy S6 weighs at 138 grams making it heavier than the iPhone 6 which weighs at 129 grams. Also Read - Apple rolling out iOS 12.4.4 update for older iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch

Display

Samsung has once again employed a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen that is set at a resolution of 1440×2560 pixels translating into a pixel density of 577ppi. iPhone 6, on the other hand, features a 4.7-inch display, which runs at a lower resolution of 750×1334 pixels with a pixel density of 326ppi.

Processor and RAM

Samsung has fitted the Galaxy S6 with its own octa-core Exynos 7420 processor, which is paired with a 3GB of RAM. The lighter Touchwiz shows its effect on the navigation and butter smooth response of the UI. Apple iPhone 6 is equipped with the 64-bit 1.39 GHz dual-core A8 processor and 1GB of RAM. Although the iPhone 6 lacks power on paper it is not sluggish and performs well, thanks to the frugal iOS 8.1.

Storage

It seems that in the pursuit of a sleeker and more compact design Samsung had to forego the expandable memory card slot and instead offers fixed onboard memory options. This was one of the feature that differentiated it from the iPhones. Galaxy S6 comes with three storage option of 32GB/64GB/128GB.

iPhone 6 however comes with a 16GB/64GB/128GB storage options and the fact that the entry level iPhone 6 will offer just 16GB of internal storage might force buyers to think about other options.

Photography

Samsung seemed to have left no stones unturned as it showcased the Galaxy S6 ability to outperform the iPhone 6 camera. Galaxy S6 rules on the paper with a 16-megapixel primary camera along well endowed with features like Optical Image Stabilization and live HDR. The secondary camera shapes up in the form of a 5-megapixel auto focus sensor with an f1.9 aperture.

Despite the fact that iPhone 6 comes with an 8-megapixel sensor it has been one of the best in the class. However this time around, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is likely to fight the iPhone 6 for its crown.

Battery

iPhone 6 comes with a smaller non-removable 1,810mAh battery that can sail through an entire workday without craving for the charging cradle. The Galaxy S6, on the other hand, comes with a larger 2550mAh battery bundled along with quick charging function that lets one use the phone for about four hours with a charge of just 10 minutes.

Software

This is the biggest differentiating factor between the two smartphones. The iPhone 6 runs on iOS 8.1, while the Galaxy S6 runs on Android Lollipop, and a buyer’s preference for a particular operating system is likely to play a major part.

Features Samsung Galaxy S6 Apple iPhone 6
Dimensions 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm 138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm
Weight 138gms 129gms
Display 5.1 inches at 1440 x 2560 pixels 4.7-inches at 750 x 1334 pixels
Processor Octa-core Exynos 7420 Apple A8 Dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone
RAM 3GB 1GB
Storage 32/64/128 GB 16/64/128 GB
Cameras 16Megapixel/5Megapixel 8Megapixel/1.2Megapixel
Battery 2,550mAh 1810mAh
OS Android 5.0 Lollipop with TouchWiz iOS 8.1.3
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  • Published Date: March 3, 2015 10:51 AM IST
  • Updated Date: March 3, 2015 10:52 AM IST


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