With an increasing sale of smartphones, new brands have come up, bringing forth their own range of smartphones that promises to deliver unparalleled performance. With such an ever rising competition, global smartphone giants, Apple and Samsung, bring forward their latest flagship devices of this year, the iPhone 6S and the Galaxy S6. Both the devices boast a fresh exterior design, large screen, crisper display, revamped user interface, improved cyber security and much more. We have provided a head-to-head comparison of these two smartphones as we mention what each has to offer and how they fare against each other.
The Apple iPhone 6S was unveiled on 09 September 2015 and released on 25 September. The device comes preloaded with iOS 8 that can be upgraded to iOS 9.2 or later versions as Apple announces new updates. Appearance wise it does not look much different from its predecessors, with the same button layout for volume, power and the home screen. However, there is a noticeable increase in their screen size and comes in four different shades and starts at Rs 52,000.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 released on 10 April 2015, way before the iPhone. It comes with Android Lollipop v5.0.2 with their custom TouchWiz UI. Samsung still retains their iconic physical home screen button, unlike other Android counterparts that uses the touch screen to control them. Design wise it bears similar resemblance to its predecessors, but also provide pleasing aesthetic design wise. It comes in three shades and starts at Rs 30,000.
Under the hood
The iPhone 6S is powered by a 2GB A9 microchip which is stated by Apple to deliver even better processing performance and graphics performance than the A8. It features a display size of 4.7 inches (diagonally) and comes with a screen resolution of 1334 x 720 pixels with the Retina Display, providing unpixelated viewing experience.
The Galaxy S6 runs on a 3GB Exynos 7420 chip. The screen comes with a whopping 5.1 inches but it doesn’t end here: powered by the AMOLED, the screen resolution is a spectacular 1440 x 2560 pixels, providing higher pixel density and superior than the iPhone display.
Both the smartphones run on microchips manufactured by their respective companies. But it is clear that Samsung excels in the display department than its counterpart. Note however that this causes a steady decrease in the battery when the display is lit, but they have solved this problem with their ultra fast charging. On the other hand, the iPhone has a steady battery life.
Camera and memory
The iPhone 6S features a 5 megapixel front camera and a 12 megapixel rear iSight camera with flash. Both provide high quality picture. The front camera can be used to take selfies as well as chat over Facetime, even in low lighting conditions. The rear camera can be used to take stunning photos and 4K videos, thanks to the Focus Pixels technology.
The iPhone 6S comes under two variants: 16GB and 64GB. There is no support for microSD so it is better to invest in the large space.
The S6 comes with a 5 megapixel front camera and a 16 megapixel camera with flash light. They have provided an intelligent camera sensor, allowing perfect camera shots without the need to tweak settings. As such their camera app features wider settings for shooting and recording and also 4K video. However, unlike its predecessors, this handset does not have a microSD support. They come in three variants: 32, 64 and 128GB.
The Apple iPhone does not support an expandable memory, but are available under variants. Samsung has also followed suit, dropping support for expandable memory unlike its predecessors, but has given more freedom to the user in choosing the memory variant. Both have a single nano SIM card slot for 4G connectivity. The iPhone introduces Live Photos, already shown by Samsung’s Sound & Shot in previous models, where a picture is accompanied with a sound that has been recorded during that moment.
Final Verdict: 6s vs s6
The iPhone 6S and the Galaxy S6 go on a stiff competition, trying to outdo the other. The Galaxy has superior and a larger display than the iPhone. Both of them feature 8 megapixel front camera that delivers high quality images for capturing selfies and online chat. Both iPhone 6S and Galaxy S6 have a rear camera with advanced sensors for capturing perfect photos. Where the Galaxy S6 excels in superior AMOLED display, the iPhone 6S has more battery life, with less charging requirements. Both devices give a crisp performance with iPhone’s A9 and Galaxy’s Exynos. However, Galaxy S6 comes at a much lesser price than the iPhone 6S. Ultimately, it is up to your favorite brand that you would like to choose.