Samsung has launched their new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6, and its curved-edge screen version, the Galaxy S6 edge. These phones offer high-end premium build along with an efficient hardware. Last year, Samsung Galaxy S5 was overstepped by the Apple iPhone 5 line-up.
Despite the fact that Samsung went one better by putting forward a water-resistant smartphone, it was criticized by the consumers due to Samsung’s repetitive plastic design.
This year, Samsung is back for its revival with the new Galaxy S6, which offers an upgraded design and super-efficient hardware to crush Apple’s iPhone 6.
Still, the consumers out there are baffled whether they should go for Apple’s iPhone 6, that was launched a few months back, or Samsung’s newly launched Galaxy S6. In this article we will take a look at what new features the Galaxy S6 includes that an iPhone 6 does not.
The newly-launched Galaxy S6 comes with built-in wireless charging capabilities. Unlike most smartphones, the new Galaxy S6 is compatible with most of the wireless charging pads as it is compliant with two of the most used wireless charging standards, both of which are available in most of restaurants and come pre-equipped with new-generation cars. In the foreseeable future, we will also be able to buy furniture with built-in wireless charging pads.
The previous phones in the Galaxy S line-up did not support this feature; however, if users were to take advantage of the wireless charging capabilities, they had to buy an extra back cover which was wireless charging compatible that was priced around $50.
iPhone 6 can also be made wireless-charging compatible by using a wireless-compatible charging case, or an external adapter, but this feature in iPhone 6 be compared with the built-in wireless charging support included in the new Galaxy S6.
Another major difference in the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 is the difference in pixel density. The QHD display in the Galaxy S6 packs almost double the amount of pixels as compared to the display in the iPhone 6.
The Galaxy S6 offers a sharper display resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, which results in a pixel density of 577 pixels per inch. Whereas, the iPhone 6 has a display resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels, which results in a comparatively lower pixel density of 326 pixels per inch.
This gives the new Galaxy S6 quite an edge over the iPhone 6, with a sharper display. With the Galaxy S6’s QHD display, users will be able to view sharper and clearer images and videos, as compared to the iPhone 6’s retina display, which was a crowd-pleaser back when the iPhone 6 was launched. With the new Galaxy S6, users will be able to experience 2K videos for the first time on their smartphones.
Auto Live HDR
Samsung offers a cutting-edge camera that is able to capture bright and clear images, even in low-lighting conditions. The 16-Megapixel camera includes many extraordinary features, such as, Optical Image Stabilization, and a wider focal lens.
The major improvement that Samsung has included in the camera of the Galaxy S6 is the Auto Live HDR. Unlike most of the phones, which offer HDR mode on the software front of the camera, the new Galaxy S6 can process HDR images in a fraction of a second, thanks to its zippy processor, eliminating the need to select HDR mode every time you open the camera.
With the Auto Live HDR feature, the camera is able to produce bright and vibrant images by adjusting different exposures; at the very instant you capture the image. The iPhone 6 also supports HDR mode but it can’t process the photos in real-time like the new Galaxy S6.
Imitating the Apple iPhone 6 that comes pre-loaded with Apple Pay, Samsung has also included a similar function in its newly-launched Galaxy S6, named as Samsung Pay. The Samsung Pay is more user-friendly, efficient, and secure as compared to the Apple Pay. Furthermore, the Samsung Pay is compatible with more stores as compared to Apple Pay that is only compatible with some major stores.
Ultra power saving mode
As Samsung has sacrificed the removable battery option, in favor of a glass and metal unibody design, Samsung is trying its best to compensate in terms of battery life with a Power Saving Mode on the software end that provides more battery time by optimizing apps, and providing an overview of the apps, which are utilizing more battery.
Nowadays, smartphones have verily replaced the laptop PCs of many users; however, the only feature they lack is the USB 2.0 support. The new Samsung Galaxy S6 supports USB host feature, which is otherwise named as USB OTG (On The Go).
An OTG compatible device, allows users to connect USB flash drives, external mouse, external keyboard, and pretty much anything that can be connected to a PC with a USB cable, whereas, the iPhone 6 does not support USB OTG. This may be a setback for many iPhone users.
Control your TV
Samsung has made many improvements and changes in its new flagship smartphone. However, one of the features Samsung is still sticking to is the ability to remote control your smart TV with the help of the Infrared sensor that is built right into your phone. Users can remote control their TV by synchronizing their Galaxy smartphone with a Smart TV. This allows users to use their Galaxy Smartphone to change channels, control the volume, on their Smart TV, or a compatible Sound System.
The Galaxy S6 comes pre-installed with the latest version of Android, Lollipop (5.0). The Android OS is famous for its user-friendly interface that allows users to customize almost anything on their User Interface, such as, App shortcuts, home screens, third-party app launchers, lock-screens, and notification panel.
On the other hand, the iPhone 6 comes pre-loaded with iOS 8, which is also very easy to use. However, it does not allow as much UI customization as the Android OS.
Quick-Launch Camera Mode
Another ground-breaking feature Samsung has included in the Galaxy S6 is a hardware camera shortcut that allows you to use camera in the Quick-Launch Mode by pressing the Home key twice.
It can also be adjusted to capture the image in the Quick-launch mode as soon as the home key is pressed twice. Samsung claims that camera can open up and capture an image in time duration of only 0.7 seconds.
This shortcut can be accessed even if the phone is locked. This feature comes in quite handy at times to capture the perfect moments.
The new Galaxy S6 comes in storage capacities of 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB, whereas, the iPhone 6 comes in 16GB, 32GB, and 128GB versions. This may not seem a problem, but the price of iPhone 6 increases by $100 if we go from the entry-level 16GB version to the 64GB version, and another $100, if we go from the 64GB version to the 128GB version.
For an entry-level storage iPhone version, 16GB is a very low storage capacity as compared to the 32GB Galaxy S6 version, which are available for the same price, almost. This gives the Galaxy S6 an edge over the iPhone 6, in the price point of view.