When comparing the Samsung Galaxy S6 with iPhone 6, the latter is far behind in specs. According to many, such a comparison is not very fair, because by the time the Galaxy S6 was released, the sixth iPhone had been on sale for six months. Well, now we will make a similar comparison of the flagship from Samsung with the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which have recently appeared in stores.
Samsung has taken great care of the design of its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge with a redesigned look. The front of the smartphones looks very distinctive and familiar, but the shiny metal bezel and glass back instead of the cheap plastic one (which Samsung has always criticized for) makes these phones the most solid looking of any other Samsung smartphone.
The iPhone 6s looks exactly like the iPhone 6, with its one-piece aluminum body and glass front bezel curving around the edges of the screen. Apple used 7000 aluminum for the body of the iPhone 6s, making the device sturdier and less malleable than its predecessor. A distinctive feature of iPhone 6s was the new rose gold color scheme, which quickly gained popularity.
It is difficult to make a clear choice in favor of iPhone 6s or Galaxy S6 in terms of design, these are definitely the most beautiful smartphones at the moment.
iPhone 6s comes with a 4.7-inch Retina HD display with 1334×740 resolution and 326 PPI. The display supports 3D Touch, which is one of the most important features of the device. 3D Touch implements a completely new level of interaction with iPhone. Together with the familiar gestures iPhone, it can now recognize the force of pressing the screen. The glass screen iPhone is manufactured using a new double ion exchange process that replaces sodium ions with potassium ions, making the glass in the screen iPhone 6s the toughest of all smartphones, according to Apple.
The Galaxy 6s has a 5.1-inch Quad HD screen with a 2560 × 1440 resolution, 577 PPI. In addition to the size, it is difficult to draw any conclusions, we will wait for comments from experts.
Processor and RAM
iPhone 6s packs a brand new 1.85GHz A9 processor with integrated co-processor and 2GB RAM.
The Galaxy S6 is powered by Samsung's Exynos 7 Octa 7420 chip, which is based on a quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and a quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57.
Despite the fact that iPhone has only a dual-core 1.85 GHz, it still outperforms the Galaxy S6 in single-core benchmark scores, scoring 2,448 points compared to 1213 points for the Galaxy S6. The multi-core performance of the iPhone 6s and the flagship from Samsung is almost the same.
Single-core performance is probably the most important performance characteristic of a smartphone. The speed of any application depends primarily on this characteristic, while multi-core affects only some applications.
- iOS benchmarks via Primate Labs
- Android benchmarks
Both devices have very advanced cameras. The Galaxy S6 comes with a 16MP camera with 4K video support, and the iPhone 6s comes with a 12MP camera.
The Galaxy S6's camera sensor has a larger aperture, thus giving it an edge over the iPhone 6s in low-light conditions. The Samsung camera also has Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), which is only available in the iPhone 6s Plus.
Smartphones Apple traditionally have very high quality cameras. One of the reasons to choose iPhone over Android – the device, has always had the best camera from the first. However, in the last couple of years, things have changed, OEM managers Android started to work better, and as a result – now cameras Android – smartphones sometimes even surpass their counterparts in iPhone.
One of the main features of iPhone 6s is Live Photos, animated photos, quite an interesting thing. Some people think that it is only needed to increase sales, but people with children very quickly realize the value of this feature. If Samsung adds a similar feature to its phones, it won't come as a surprise.
Undoubtedly, one of the most important things to consider when choosing a smartphone is its duration. The Galaxy S6 comes with a 2550mAh battery, which is a lot more than the 1715mAh of the iPhone 6s. But despite Samsung's claims that the Galaxy S6 battery is better than the iPhone 6s battery, reviews of the former are quite negative: some users cannot squeeze more than three hours out of the Galaxy S6 in active mode.
The original launch price of the Galaxy S6 was $ 672, but prices have dropped since then, and now the smartphone costs $ 576 in the most basic 32GB configuration.
The iPhone 6s costs a little more, prices start at $ 649 for the 16GB model, but unlike Samsung Apple is unlikely to drop them in the near future.
Thus, you can buy the Galaxy S6 at a better price and, moreover, with twice the amount of hard drive.
Below is a more detailed comparison of the two flagships.
Interestingly, Samsung is following in the footsteps Apple, abandoning features such as a removable battery, microSD slot and water protection. The most loyal fans of the company took this step without enthusiasm, since these functions were the ones for which Samsung technology can be preferred to smartphones Apple.
Pros iPhone 6s
- 3D Touch
- Tight integration of hardware and software
Pros of Samsung Galaxy S6
- Low light photography, OIS
- Wireless charger
- Fast charging
The key advantages of iPhone 6s over the Galaxy S6 are performance, 3D Touch (in my opinion, the most important feature), ease of use due to the competent integration of software, hardware and design, and technical support, which is generally the most overlooked aspect of choosing a smartphone. On the other hand, Android is much more flexible and customizable, so it is more interesting for technically advanced buyers.
The Galaxy S6 has a slightly better camera (in low light) and innovative features like wireless charging and fast charging, which allow you to charge the device accordingly without a cable and charge up to 50% in 30 minutes and up to 100% in 100 minutes (iPhone 6s takes 180 minutes to fully charge).
Hopefully the review was honest and didn’t appear to be directed towards iPhone 6s, which I personally prefer. Express your criticism in the comments, if it is constructive, I will gladly make corrections to the post.