Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6 | Battle of Technologies

August 3, 2015

There is no doubt that Samsung Galaxy s6 along with galaxy s6 edge are the best Smartphone’s of Samsung Company till yet. There is no single comparison of these handsets, the developers of Samsung has put a lot of efforts in every manner to make this Smartphone one of the best Smartphone of the world.

On the other hand Apple has announced its giant iPhone 6 in the market having a larger screen size then before. Apple announced its iPhone 6 with the large 4.7 inches screen display which was indeed good news for iPhone lovers. So now we are going to compare these two brilliant mobile phones targeting every manner and we will see that which one brand will beat at the end whether Samsung Galaxy S6 or iPhone 6.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6: Design Comparison

Both the Samsung Galaxy s6 and the Apple iPhone 6 has unique and classic design both the companies has change their handsets design from the previous  models. Apple iPhone 5s, which was released before than iphone 6 was just 4 inches in size which was quite smaller but the new iPhone has change the screen size from the 4 inches to 4.7 inches. On the other hand the Galaxy s5 was quite thick and heavy as compare to the new Samsung galaxy s6, the corners, back panel; front design is fully changes in the new mobile device of Samsung. So we can say that both the Smartphone’s from Samsung and Apple has changed their designs.


According to the TRUSTEDREVIEWS, Samsung Company has launched a phone that can finally rival the iPhone in terms of design, features, specifications build-quality and materials used. The Closer inspection of Galaxy s6 shows some big changes like the physical home button has upgrade and it is having the finger sensor which is very improved from the previous one, the screen bezel has narrowed significantly down the sides, while the top and bottom edges of the phone elegantly curve to create the more stylish and brilliant look.

When you pick up the new Samsung galaxy s6 you will find the differences as compare to the previous models of Samsung mobile. It has a glass front and Gorilla back panel. The Back panel is non removable so it means that you cannot remove your battery this time but Samsung had added the built in wireless charging feature in its new handset. Samsung has also made its camera more prominent, not sure why Samsung has done this but it create more fancy look then before.

iphone 6 and galaxy s6 back

iphone 6 and galaxy s6 back

We can clearly see that this time Samsung has copied iPhone regarding many things. The iPhone 6 was first handset in the market with the aluminum trim and Samsung has even positioned the headphone jack, charging port and single speaker to the bottom of the phone just like the iPhone 6. Button placement of galaxy s6 is near identical to the iPhone, so making the comparison between the two handsets should be uninterrupted, from a hardware perspective at least.

The Apple iPhone 6 has a little bit advantage over S6 because the aluminum body of iPhone makes it perfect for the grip because it has a smooth body as compare to the Galaxy s6. Finally we will say that Samsung Galaxy has win this round just because the design is more user friendly, and when we drop both the iphone6 and Samsung Galaxy from the shoulder height the result is very bad for iPhone but Galaxy s6 is fully survived with some scratches on the back as well as on the corners.

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6: Screen Comparison

According to TECHRADAR the iPhone 6 is the top choice in the market for those people who want their Smartphone should be easily handled with one hand. Apple has ensured that those with medium to large hands will be able to reach all corners of the screen with the thumb of their holding hand, that is why they have kept the screen size less than 5 inches. If you are a busy person and you have to message and call any number while walking on the road or travelling in any vehicle, iPhone 6 is the best choice for you.

Screen size comparison between Galaxy s6 & iPhone 6

Screen size comparison between Galaxy s6 & iPhone 6

The Samsung Galaxy on the other hand is not quite easy to use with one hand, its 5.1 inches screen with its metal corners and fully glassy design doesn’t allow your one hand to use it according to the TECHRADAR TEAM. But you can use it quite easily, it’s not too big but we are talking in comparison of iPhone 6 then the size is big.

The shining surface of the Samsung Galaxy s6 creates a brilliant image in daylight. Its QHD resolution makes it the sharpest Smartphone screen out there, for one thing. The pixel density of Galaxy s6 is 577ppi which is twice of iPhone 6. 2k screen resolution quality has been used in the Samsung Galaxy s6.

Besides the smaller dimensions of iPhone 6, the main reason for this is that the iPhone display is so very bright and clear. Its greater brightness and Apple’s piercingly cool colour temperature, and it manages to hold its own against the Galaxy S6 bigger, beautiful, sharper, more colour-accurate Super AMOLED screen.

But own final words are still, there’s no doubting that the Samsung Galaxy S6 screen is much better than of iPhone. In fact, you can also say that this is the best Smartphone screen in all over the mobile phone market.

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6: Performance Comparison

According to the TRUSTEDREVIEWS the apple iPhone has a A8 CPU a dual-core 64-bit chip with a seriously swift GPU attached and it has a 1GB of RAM Memory. There is a very negative point about the apple company that they are not expanding their overall RAM memory as compare to Samsung, when you see an Galaxy android mobile device that it has launched in the market they always use 2 GB of RAM, because all the performance matters on this memory.

The Samsung Galaxy s6 has a Snapdragon 818 processor with a custom chip. The 64-bit Exynos 7420 chip offers a very similar octa-core set-up to the aforementioned Snapdragon 810 and delivers great and brilliant performance for its users.

User Interface of galaxy s6 and iPhone 6

User Interface of galaxy s6 and iPhone 6

The Samsung galaxy s6 has 3 GB of RAM which is 3 times more than of iPhone 6 which has powered with only 1 GB of RAM. The most important thing here is that the Galaxy S6 is the first ever mobile phone to feature with the DDR4 memory, which is 80 percent faster than the iPhone 6’s DDR3. Overall Samsung has beaten the competition in the performance but Samsung UI touchwizz has a fault f slowing and lagging, which you will never ever find in any iOS device. When you take the Geek bench 3 multi-core test of both the devices the result is showing below:

  1. Samsung Galaxy S6 – 4116
  2. iPhone 6 – 2933


You can now clearly see the difference in the performance result of iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6.

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6: Storage Comparison

Samsung has dropped its external expandable storage that is the micro SD card features from the galaxy S6, we can say that Samsung has adopted the iPhone perspective of speedy storage performance of the handset. But Samsung still wins the round as it has dropped its 16 GB storage format and Samsung galaxy s6 has started with the storage capacity of 32GB. Samsung always try to be faster than of iPhone.

But According to the TRUSTEDREVIEWS if your compare the prices of the these Smartphone the 32GB S6 costs around the £550 mark, while the 16GB iPhone 6 is priced in at around £540. If you for go for the top 128GB models, the S6 will cost you roughly £730 in comparison to the iPhone 6, which is around £680. So if you go for the start level, the S6 will give you more storage with less money as compare to the iPhone, but the top end galaxy s6 is more expensive than the iPhone 6.

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6: Touch ID Comparison

Apple has introduced the touch ID for the first time in the iPhone 5s, installed in the home button, it was an alternative way to secure your iPhone and reduce the time it takes to tap in that unlock code. Its uses have now developed and now it can be used with third party apps, make purchases in iTunes and now it is also updated to the Apple Pay mobile payment system.

Touch ID of iPhone 6 and galaxy s6

Touch ID of iPhone 6 and galaxy s6

According to ANDROIDPIT Samsung has start following apple in the finger print scanner in the Galaxy s5 but in that handset you have to swipe up on your home button to use the finger print id and in lock your device but thanks to Samsung that they have changed this thing. Now just like the iPhone you can tap your finger on the home button instead of swiping and as a result it’s more reliable. Like Apple, it will make it easier to make PayPal transactions and additionally can use the biometric data to log into certain websites.

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6: Camera Comparison

Having a good camera means that you have something in your pocket which can capture your favorite moments any time any where you want. Samsung and Apple both are performing very well in their cameras. Both of them are taking great photos and are easy to pick up and start shooting.

The camera in galaxy s6 is very improved from the previous versions, HDR feature  is still a standout feature here for the galaxy s6, while this time you have optical image stabilization means you will get the high class photo in low-light conditions.

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When you compare the camera of Galaxy s6 and the iPhone 6, the result is based on 16 MP Samsung VS 8 MP iPhone, but you cannot say that apple camera is lower than Samsung, because apple has far more advance features in camera as compare to the galaxy s6. Apple has made the very best of its setup and you can still get great, natural photos from your iPhone 6 and you will get. It does lose out to the same result as of S6. But galaxy s6 has an advantage of optical image stabilization which can capture a good quality image even in a low light condition.

Finally if you want to take pictures in challenging lightning situation Galaxy S6 is the best choice but if you want a combination of simplicity and image quality, the iPhone 6 is the one you should go for it. Every camera has its own unique feature which will don’t let you down at any cost.

below we are giving the original pictures from both the handsets so that you are clear with the camera result of both the Samsung and iPhone.

Picture taken by iPhone 6

Picture taken by iPhone 6

Now Samsung Galaxy s6 result

Picture taken by Samsung Galaxy s6

Picture taken by Samsung Galaxy s6

iPhone 6 HDR result

HDR sample of iPhone 6

HDR sample of iPhone 6

HRD of Galaxy S6

HDR sample of Galaxy S6

HDR sample of Galaxy S6



Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6: Battery Comparison

According to ANDROIDPIT When you compare the battery power of both the galaxy s6 and the iphone6, you will find out that s6 battery has lots of more power as compare to the iPhone 6 battery. Apple’s iPhone has also done some improvements in their battery so that it can compete with Samsung.

You can get a normal working day time from (8am to 6-7pm) out of them both but it will be really hard for you if you stay a night outside and you don’t have your charger because both the Smartphone don’t have a capacity to work day plus night  time  for you. But Samsung does offer a very useful power saving mode that restricts the battery draining features but will still let you to make calls and messages but with low consumption of battery.

There is a single disadvantage in both the handsets, and that is when you keep listening music or browsing on internet, it will lead your battery from 90% to 50% in just an hour which is very disappointing moment for any Galaxy or iPhone user.

When the battery is dead, the galaxy S6 is a quicker to get charge and full your battery up to 100%. That’s because of the latest Samsung’s rapid charging technology. It takes an hour and twenty minutes to go from 0%-100. While on the other side the iPhone takes much time to charge as compare to Galaxy s6 it takes around 3 to 3.5 hours for fully charge. Samsung is also offering the wireless charging feature with the new Galaxy s6. The S6 will work with all wireless charging formats including the more common QI, letting you use other third party charging devices. But the main problem here is that we don’t get the same charging time as we get in the USB charging.

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6: Price Comparison

The Samsung Galaxy s6 and iPhone are indeed the two best and most expensive Smartphone’s in the market. Both of the mobile phones are of similar priced, the galaxy s6 price starts from £559.99 ($750 in USD, & AU$999) for the 32GB galaxy s6. On the other hand the 16 GB iPhone 6 starts from £539 ($649 USD, AU$999). A little cheater than galaxy s6 but we get more storage in s6. Sadly we don’t get a 32 GB iPhone 6 but we only jumps to the 64 GB iPhone 6 and it cost £619 ($749 USD, AU$1149).


The most interesting thing in Samsung Galaxy handset is that when the new model is launched in the market the price of previous model drops on and that is the policy of the Samsung but iPhone never drops the price of their mobile devices. This means that the iPhone 6 probably has greater resale value than the Samsung Galaxy S6 because the price is still high than of Samsung Galaxy.

According to TECHRADAR If you’re only interested in the experience, then price shouldn’t be a main factor for your purchasing decision. These two mobile phones cost about the same, and both are the best throughout in the world. Your decision should come down to every other factor discussed in this article ahead of price.

Comparison in overall Specifications of S6 vs iPhone 6:


Samsung Galaxy S6 Apple iPhone 6
Announced 01 March 2015 09 September 2014
Device Type Smart Phone Smart Phone
Operating System Android Lollipop 5.0 iOS 8 (update available)
Weight 138 g 172 g
Materials Main Body: Glass Accents Main Body: Aluminum
Dimensions 5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches 6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches



Samsung Galaxy S6 Apple iPhone 6
Screen Size 5.1 inches 4.7 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels 750 x 1334 pixels
Technology Super Amoled IPS LCD
Pixel density 577 ppi 326 ppi
Colors 16 777 216 16 777 216
Extra Features Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4) Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass, Oleo phobic coating



Samsung Galaxy S6 Apple iPhone 6
Camera Quality 16 mega pixels 8 mega pixels
Flash LED Dual LED
Camera Sensor Size 1/2.6″ 1/3”
Pixel Size 1.12 μm 1.5 μm
Camera Features Optical image stabilization, Manual focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Voice activation, Self-timer, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Geo tagging Sapphire crystal lens cover, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Self-timer, Digital image stabilization, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus (Phase detection), Touch to focus, Geo tagging.
Camera Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets Exposure compensation
Camera shooting modes Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama
Camcorder 3840×2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920×1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280×720 (720p HD) (120 fps) 1920×1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280×720 (720p HD) (240 fps)
Camcorder Features Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing.
Front Facing Camera 5 mega pixels, with HDR. 1.2 mega pixels.



Samsung Galaxy S6 Apple iPhone 6
System Chip Exynos 7 Octa 7420 Apple A8
Processor Capacity 8-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53 , 64-bit. Dual core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit
RAM capacity 3,072 MB or 3 GB of RAM 1024 MB or 1GB of RAM
Build in Storage Capacity 32/64/128 GB 32/64/128 GB.



Samsung Galaxy S6 Apple iPhone 6
Talk time 17 hours 14 hours.
Music playback 49 hours 50 hours
Video playback 13 hours 11 hours
Battery Capacity 2550 mAH 1810 mAH
User Replaceable No No
Warless Charging Yes, Built in No.



Samsung Galaxy S6 Apple iPhone 6
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
CDMA 800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE 00 (band 12), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 18), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 850 (band 26), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz 700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 700 (band 28), 800 (band 18), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 850 (band 26), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 1900 (band 25), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
Data Speed LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA (unspecified), HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA (unspecified), HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO Rev.B
SIM Card Nano Sim Nano Sim
Navigations Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
Positioning GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning



Samsung Galaxy S6 Apple iPhone 6
Bluetooth 4.1 4.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac with Wi-Fi Hotspot 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac with Wi-Fi Hotspot
USB USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Other features NFC, DLNA, Miracast, ANT+, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync. NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, Airdrop.


Other features:

Samsung Galaxy S6 Apple iPhone 6
Notifications Service lights, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Additional Micro phone For Noise Cancellation, video recording For Noise Cancellation, video recording
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall, Fingerprint (touch), Barometer Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Fingerprint (touch), Barometer
Hearing aid compatibility M3, T3 M3, T4
Extra things Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording



Who has won this Competition… Samsung or Apple?

Final words are if you’re a heavy mobile user who wants a large-screen experience for things like watching HD videos and intensive web browsing, the Galaxy S6 is the best choice for pick. Its 5.1-inch QHD display is bigger, sharper, and more accurate than the iPhone 6. It is a disaster.

But on the other side if you prefer a phone that does the basics to the best possible standard, that have a better camera result, and it can be used by a single hand, then the iPhone 6 is just for you.

We cannot say anything dead final about these two products that whether Samsung beats iPhone or iphone beats the Samsung because both the handsets have their own unique features, advantages as well as disadvantages. We have try to cover all the points which are necessary in these smart phones and we have make it easy for you to decide which mobile phone is best for you.


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