The newest release of Apple – iPhone 6, received much appreciation and criticism all over the world among smartphone users. The iPhone 6 was able to win the hearts of apple loyalists, whatsoever; it could not impress the Android users.
The Android users have chosen to wait for the Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S6 that is rumored to be released on 1st of March at the Unpacked event, in Barcelona. The Samsung’s Galaxy S6 will surely take on the Apple’s iPhone 6, and affect their sales badly. In this article, we will compare the two smartphones.
Apple is known for making well-designed phones. The Apple’s iPhone 6 is one of the thinnest handsets out in the International market.
It has a metal back of Aluminum which gives you exceptionally premium feeling while holding the device. However, Apple has changed the design of edges to some extent, and made them more smooth and rounder as compared to its predecessors.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 has been reported to feature a mix of design of the Galaxy S series phones and the iPhones. In fact, Samsung has taken up a lot from iPhone in terms of rear design. The back is plain giving rise to the camera, similar to the previous Galaxy S series phones.
The device has a metal framework on its edges that gives the device a more lighter and premium feel. The home button has also been made more round, as compared to the ones carried by the previous Galaxy S series phones. The device is also expected to feature an IP67 or IP68 certification which will make the device resistant to dust and water.
The Apple’s iPhone 6 features an LED-Backlit IPS LCD Display under its capacitive touchscreen which can handle up to 16M colors.
The screen is 4.7 inch in size, and has a pixel resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels, which means that the device shows almost 326 pixels per inch that is quite impressive. The screen is protected with a shatter-proof glass to make it sustainable to everyday drops.
On the other hand, the Samsung’s Galaxy S6 comes equipped with Super AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen. The device features a qHD Resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, which will display approximately 587 pixels per inch on the screen. It is also protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
• This means that Galaxy S6 clearly has an edge over the iPhone’s screen. It is larger, and sharper, as compared to the one on iPhone.
The Apple iPhone 6 uses iOS 8 under the works. The iOS 8 is a redesign of the previous version. The iOS is famous for being more user-friendly and having a great user interface.
The iOS is recommended for basic users for being more user-friendly. The iOS 8 is snappy to use, and more lag-free. Additional major iOS 8 features include FaceTime, Display Zoom, Podcasts, The Weather Channel, and Siri.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is blessed with yummy goodness of Android Lollipop (v5.0), which is the latest version of the Android OS.
The Android Lollipop has a more slicker design and many performance tweaks to make the experience snappy and lag-free. The Android OS is more customizable and is recommended for advanced users. Moreover, TouchWiz UI adds to the premium user interface offered by Galaxy S6.
• Hence, the iPhone 6 is recommended for basic users and Galaxy S6 is recommended for advanced users if we consider the OS of both devices.
The Apple iPhone 6 is powered by an Apple A8 chipset. It works on a 64-bit Dual-core 1.4GHz Cyclone processor that is based on ARM v8. It has a 1GB ram that is capable to run the device smoothly on everyday moderate use. It features a PowerVR GX6450 GPU for processing graphics.
Furthermore, it has internal memory options of 16GB, 64GB and 128GB, which are available at different prices; however, it does not support external memory options.
Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is powered by an Exynos 7420 chipset that is far more advanced and powerful than the Apple A8 chipset. It works on a 64-bit Quad-core 1.9GHz Cortex-A57 processor, which is very power-efficient and gives exceptional processing power and performance.
It features an enormous 3GB ram, capable to host your everyday processes without any hitch. It features a Mali-T760 GPU to feed your gaming addiction and process graphics without any trouble. Moreover, it comes with 32GB of internal memory, along with MicroSD card slot to extend internal memory.
• So, by considering the performance specifications of both devices, we can clearly see that Samsung has a sharp lead over the iPhone 6 in terms of performance.
The Apple iPhone 6 possesses a camera of 8MP, featuring autofocus, dual LED Flash, 1/3” sensor size, 1.5µm pixel size, and HDR imaging capabilities. It also carries a front camera of 1.2MP.
While, Samsung Galaxy S6 features a camera of whopping 20MP, and captures images at a resolution of 4992 х 3744 pixels. The camera features Optical Image stabilization, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama capturing capabilities.
• Hence, the Galaxy S6 has cornered the market in terms of camera that is quite impressive.
The Apple iPhone 6 is powered by a Li-Po battery having a capacity of 1810 mAh that is advertised to run for up to 14 hours.
On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S6 devours its power from a Li-ion battery of almost 4000 mAh, which can run the device for up to 20 hours.
• So, the Samsung Galaxy S6 gives more battery life as compared to the iPhone 6 despite its larger screen, and more powerful processor.
By considering the above comparison, it is clear that Samsung has the upper hand as compared to Apple’s iPhone 6 in terms of screen size, display, processing power, camera, and battery life. Samsung Galaxy S6 will surely give the iPhone 6 a hard time in the market.