Apple iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy S6 – Which one should you buy?
The battle ground is set and the war is on. With Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones – Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge – arriving in the U.S. by April 10, it's only natural to wonder how Samsung will stack up against its biggest rival Apple, with its iPhone 6 only six months old.
To know which smartphone will lead the battle and one that you should buy, let’s go to the ground.
Apple and Samsung were miles apart from each other in design when Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5S were launched. But this time, Samsung has changed the game all together. Not only are both Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 similarly styled, Samsung has gone one step further and has ditched its trademark plastic body. Yes, both Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge sport the aluminum body just as their counterparts and also feature Gorilla Glass 4 at both front and back. Not just that, Samsung has also managed to match iPhone’s sleek look and build quality. In fact, the metal chassis on the Galaxy S6 is 50% stronger than previous materials and Samsung boasts that its phone won’t bend – unlike the iPhone 6.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge both run on the latest Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. In fact, Samsung has also scaled back its infamous iterations of TouchWiz, which was hugely criticized for being overbearing and confusing due to large number of menus and options. But still it has not been able to match the straightforward and simple interface of Apple’s iOS 8.
Samsung clearly takes a lead in the display department. Both Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge sport 2560X1440 resolution, which makes its display incredibly sharp and clear. On the other hand, iPhone 6 rocks a 1334X750 resolution Retina HD display – unarguably one of the best screens Apple has ever made. However, due to the use of Super AMOLED display, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge reflect vibrant colors which are more lively than the colors of iPhone 6.
With 16 mega pixel camera, wider aperture, and improved white balancing, Samsung has incredibly improved its camera quality, one area in which Samsung Galaxy S line has always trailed behind Apple. Even low light shots look amazing on the Galaxy S6.
Samsung with its Galaxy S6 range has dropped its micro SD card support, clearly emulating Apple’s approach. To top it all, Samsung has also dropped the 16GB allotment and has adopted 32GB storage capacity as its starter specification, while Apple has done the opposite. Well it looks that for Samsung, it’s all about providing a streamlined approach to storage.
Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are undoubtedly the best smartphones Samsung has ever made. Though it is a bit early to predict which brand will lead the smartphone adoption this year, Samsung Galaxy S6 is definitely one of the biggest threats to Apple’s incumbent iPhone.