So, Here we have it, The Clash of the Titans. This is the comparison everybody has been waiting for, and today we finally are going to see the best phones compete against each other.
It won’t be surprising to say that the Galaxy S6 has taken quite a few design cues from the iPhone 6, But as much as the iOS 8’s multitasking drawer took from windows phone, or the antenna placement of iPhone 6’s from HTC One. Copying is not necessarily a bad thing in the tech world as it helps boost competition and well, In the end, Gives people what they want. This is what Samsung has done, People have always complained about the bad plastic feel of Samsung’s phone, So, what better way than copying the metal and glass design of the iPhone to please the consumers?! But Still, Here is where all the similarities end.
The differences in my opinion outweigh the similarities by a ton! So, We are going to look at the differences one by one.
Both the iPhone and the S6 have top notch displays, adequate for a normal consumer. Here we are going to compare the brilliant displays in detail.
The iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inch retina display with 750 x 1334 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density) while the Samsung’s S6 boasts a 5.1 inch Super Amoled display with 1440 x 2560 pixels (~577 ppi pixel density)! Samsung has deeper blacks and sharper colours with deep contrasts but Apple’s screen is no sludge, It creates realistic colours and has a good day time performance. But, In this area, Galaxy S6 has to be given a deserving win.
2. Operating Systems
This is perhaps the biggest debate in the tech industry, iOS Vs Android! Samsung offers a custom skinned Android called “TouchWiz” while Apple has it’s own operating system named iOS. While both of them have come a long way since their introductions and both have a lot of fan following, After all these years, There is still not a clear winner. While iOS provides Stability, Simplicity and Fluent performance, Android provides Customisation , Tweaks and Personalisation. This is really the consumer’s choice whether he prefers Android or iOS.
The cameras on both the phone are the best we have ever seen on smartphones. Both have the best picture quality possible. The iPhone 6 has an 8 megapixel iSight Camera while the Galaxy S6 has a 16 megapixel shooter. Now don’t think that the Galaxy S6 has better megapixel count so it will win, As we have earlier told you and will keep telling you, Megapixels do not matter! In daylight, Both the phones gave tremendous results with rich tones, sharper colours and high picture quality. In lowlight, Samsung’s shooter gave unrealistic colours and blurred images while iPhone 6 had decent colours and decent image results, Though both the phones performed badly in lowlight. The S6 gives you better options to make your image better though, Samsung has put tons of different modes and filters while the iPhone has a limited options out of the box.
As you can see in the above pic, The galaxy S6 has a lot of raw power while the iPhone 6 does not. The raw power is required by the galaxy because Android is a very heavy OS and needs a lot of it to perform nicely, While iOS is the lightest OS you can ask for, It does not require a lot of power to work and thus has a slight edge. That’s why the galaxy has an Exynos 64-bit octa-core chip, which has four cores running at 2.5GHz and four at 2.1GHz while the iPhone uses Apple’s own A8 processor, a 1.4GHz 64-bit dual-core chip, simply because it doesn’t need that much power. The performance of both the phones is tremendous, With no lag or stutter the phones have been modified to give the best to the consumer. While gaming we noticed no lag in any of the phones. Stability is another scenario though, While the iPhone runs apps buttery smooth and doesn’t lag, You still have to face small lags and crashes on the TouchWiz. We would give a win here to the iPhone as it continues to uphold it’s motto – “It just works”.
5. Battery life
The battery life in both the phones isn’t that great. The galaxy S6 has a 2550 mAH battery while the iPhone 6 has a small Li-Po 1810 mAh battery. In both the cases the Battery is non-removable. Here we have tested both the phones’s battery life and you can see the results below:-
Though, You should not compare specs between an iOS Vs Android comparison, but still, Just so you know here are all the specs in a tabulated form, cheers to iPhoneHacks for providing us:-
So, You have seen it all and want to know which phone is the winner? Well , To be honest, In a comparison like this, There is no clear winner. In the end, It all depends on the consumer’s choice whether he wants to use iOS or Android. If you are the kind of person who doesn’t like to or have time to customise your phone and want it to work fluently everytime you open it, Go with the iPhone but if you want to personalise your phone along with raw power and potential, Then go with the S6. We are not sure which phone you will choose, But we can assure you that whichever phone you buy, You won’t regret it.