The mobile market is continuously making way for new releases and some of them are the flagships which take over the internet many months ahead their launch. The iPhone 6S came a few days ago and Apple is hoping to have the same success with this new device, although it didn’t receive many upgrades. The Galaxy S6, on the other hand, doesn’t have reminiscences of the previous model, as it was completely overhauled. Below, you’ll find a comparison between these two flagships.
The “s” evolution isn’t very noticeable for the new iPhone, because it’s identical to its predecessor in terms of design, as it features the identical metal unibody with curved edges, but it’s slightly thicker (0.2mm), taller (0.1mm), wider (0.1mm) and heavier (20grams) because Apple equipped it with the 7000 series of aluminum material, which is more durable. Also, a new color option was introduced, which is Rose Gold.
The Galaxy S6 doesn’t look like the S5, because Samsung said Good Bye to the ugly plastic back with perforated dots and chose a glass and metal design, which is more luxurious. The S6 is 0.3mm slimmer than the iPhone 6S, measuring 6.8mm and it weights 138 grams, with 5grams less than its rival.
However, both flagships feature a fingerprint scanner hidden inside the home button, and each device supports a specific mobile payment technology.
The iPhone 6S has a smaller body, therefore, the screen is also smaller, but it has the same size as the previous model. The addition of the 3D Touch technology will revolutionize the interaction with the device, because when the users will tap on the screen, depending on the level of touch (hard or soft), the phone will respond accordingly. Also, there are two new gestures which you will like: Peek and Pop. As for the size of the screen, it’s 4.7-inch and it supports 750 x 1334 pixels at 326 ppi.
The Galaxy S6 is fitted with a larger 5.1-inch screen with a QHD resolution which offers a pixel density of 577ppi. The images are extremely vivid thanks to the Super AMOLED technology, developed by Samsung.
Both phones are powered by processors which were built using a 14nm process. Apple’s custom A9 processor has two cores running at 2GHz and it’s backed by 2GB of RAM, while the Galaxy S6 has the Exynos 7420 octa core processor with four cores running at 1.5GHz and four cores running at 2.1GHz. The Samsung smartphone houses 3GB of RAM and it runs pretty well, but we’re waiting for the benchmark results of the iPhone 6S, whose processor is rumored to be 70 percent faster than the predecessor.
The Galaxy S6 kept the resolution of 16MP for the rear camera, but the software was improved and now, the device can record 4K videos. Also, the included features are optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash, auto HDR, Quick launch, Pro Mode etc. However, the front camera has been upgraded to 5MP and it has a feature called Wide selfie.
The iPhone 6S comes with an upgraded camera which supports 12MP and it can record 4K videos as well. Besides OIS and phase detection autofocus, the camera has new features including Live Photos and 3D Touch. Also, the front camera received a big improvement, being increased to 5MP.
It’s hard to believe that the 2550mAh battery which powers up the Galaxy S6 lasts longer than the iPhone 6s’s 1715mAh, but the reality is that the Quad HD AMOLED screen TouchWiz UI are draining the battery quite fast.