Samsung Galaxy S6, one of the major competitor of iPhone 6, has now officially been unveiled by Samsung during an Unpacked event at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. Soon after Apple started serving larger screen smartphone category with the launch of iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus, Android smartphone industry started to feel the heat by losing market share to iPhone. Galaxy S6 is Samsung’s take on iPhone 6, an here we’ll see how the Samsung Galaxy S6 stacks up against Apple’s iPhone 6 smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6
Here’s a detailed specs comparison between Samsung Glaxy S6 and the Apple iPhone 6.
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:||138 g||129 g|
|Colors:||White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz||Silver, Gold, Space Gray|
|Screen size (Diagonal)||5.1 inches||4.7 inches|
|Resolution:||1440 x 2560 pixels||750 x 1334 pixels|
|Pixel density:||577 ppi||326 ppi|
|Technology:||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen||Retina Display – IPS|
|Touchscreen:||Capacitive, Multi-touch||Capacitive, Multi-touch|
|Protection:||Corning Gorilla Glass 4||Scratch-resistant glass, Oleophobic coating|
|System chip:||Exynos 7420||Apple A8|
|Graphics Processor:||Mali-T760||M8 motion coprocessor|
|RAM:||3 GB||1 GB|
|Storage (Built-in):||32/64/128 GB||16 GB / 64 GB / 128 GB|
|NFC:||Yes||Yes, Apple Pay|
|Primary:||16 MP, 2988 x 5312|
Optical image stabilization
Aautofocus, LED flash
|8 MP, 3264×2448|
Autofocus, LED flash
|Front-Facing Camera:||5 MP, 1080p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR||1.2 MP, 720p @30fps, videocalling over Wi-Fi and 3G/4G|
Digital image stabilization
Network & Data
|Wi-Fi:||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot||802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11n|
Frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
Wi-Fi plus cellular
|GPS:||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou||Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS|
|USB:||microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3 TV-out), USB Host||Lightening|
|Capacity||Non-removable Li-Ion 2550 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Po 1810 mAh battery (6.9 Wh)|
|OS||Android 5.0||iOS 8.1.3|
|Fingerprint identity sensor|
|Fingerprint identity sensor|
|Heart Rate Monitor|
Despite the fact that Galaxy S6 has the same front-look as that of its predecessor, Samsung has certainly raised up its game by introducing an all-new design for its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The bezel is made up of shiny metallic frame, the cheap plastic back has been replaced with a glass back panel, this is how Samsung has come up with stunning devices the company has ever made.
Galaxy S6 really shines when it comes to the internal hardware, where iPhone 6 falls short on many fronts. Samsung has offered Galaxy S6 entry level model with 32GB of storage capacity, while iPhone 6 starts with 16GB, 3GB RAM over iPhone 6’s 1GB, better low light performance of front-facing camera with f/1.9 lens. Previous swipe to unlock fingerprint sensor has been replaced with an iPhone 6 like touch to unlock fingerprint sensor. Faster charging feature of Galaxy S6 allows users to charge their devices with up to 4 hours of battery life in only 10 minutes of charging. 577dpi pixel density, and built-in wireless charging are also the plus points of the Galaxy S6.
Samsung has also promised a lighter version of TouchWiz with 40% less bloatware in Galaxy S6. Still it is going to be tough to beat Apple on Software front, ease of use, and tight software, hardware and services integration.