Last year was a big year for the mobile phone industry and two of the best phones that drew the most attention are none other than the iPhone 6S and Samsung Galaxy S6. When it comes to high-end handsets, these two flagship phones led the pack. As the two respective brands, Apple and Samsung, gear up for 2016, last year’s releases continue to be the talk of the town. If you’re among the numerous people still choosing between the two flagship phones, this quick guide and comparison of the iPhone 6S and Galaxy S6 should help you finalize your pick.
For the first time in a long time, Samsung has finally come up with a phone worthy of comparison to Apple’s series of iPhones. This upgrade is clearly evident on the Galaxy S6’s design. Ditching the lackluster look of previous Galaxy phones, the S6 sports a premium design with aluminum unibody and glass panel for a look that justifies its high-end price tag.
Apple’s iPhone 6S continue to live up to the brand’s signature high-end look. In the case of the iPhone 6S, it looked pretty similar to its predecessor, the iPhone 6. It features a Series 7000 anodised aluminum back at 7.1mm thick, which is slightly thicker than the Galaxy S6.
In terms of screen, iPhone 6S is smaller at 4.7-inch compared to Galaxy S6’s 5.1-inch screen. Again, iPhone 6S’s screen is pretty similar to that of the iPhone 6. It features an IPS LCD with 3D touch. On this respect, Samsung may have outsmarted Apple because the Galaxy S6 sported the gorgeous QHD Super AMOLED screen that has Samsung users raving. Another key consideration that put the Galaxy S6 ahead of the competition is its impressive resolution. If Samsung opted for a 2440×1560 resolution, iPhone stuck it out with a 1334×750 resolution.
In terms of power, iPhone 6S continue to deliver with its impressive 64-bit A9 CPU, an upgrade to the previous A8 CPU found on iPhone 6. For most users, this upgrade in addition to the 3D touch technology closed the deal for them. The phone also features 2GB RAM to guarantee better and faster performance all in all. But the Galaxy S6 is not to be left behind. Samsung’s flagship offering last year was considered one of the best in the market thanks to its Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor. Like the iPhone, the Galaxy S6 also promises faster and better performance all in all.
For years, Apple has won the mobile phone camera game until the Galaxy S6. Hell bent on giving Apple a stiffer competition, Samsung created last year’s flagship phone with an impressive 16MP rear camera that put iPhone 6S’s 12MP camera at a disadvantage. Both phones feature LED flash and 4k video recording capability. But if you have to choose between the two, Samsung is a clear winner not only because of the higher MP rear camera but also because iPhone failed to include the OIS (optical image stabilisation) feature on its camera.
Clearly, there are other key features worth considering when choosing between Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6S. For the sake of a quick comparison, we’ve only taken into consideration the most prominent differences. With Apple bringing in a new technology such as the 3D touch, things have evened out for the two brands. If the Galaxy S6 was a clear winner over the iPhone 6, it’s no longer the case if we’re brought into the picture the iPhone 6S.