Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus – Pricing and Specifications Compared
Both the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy S6 Edge are unique in their own ways.
The former comes with a massive 5.5 inch screen that not only aims to fill the gap between the iPhone and the iPad Mini, but it also acts as the perfect competitor for the Galaxy Note phones. Samsung had its own way in this segment due to the lack of a proper competitor. The Galaxy S6 Edge, meanwhile, attempts to bring about a new segment and an innovative feature through the use of an edge display.
The 5.1 inch primary screen on the Galaxy S6 Edge is similar to the screen found on the Galaxy S6 in every aspect including resolution and size. However, the key area where it differs is in the adjoining screen which is just a thin strip running from the top to the bottom of the phone on the right-hand side. This screen can be programmed to give out a range of notifications and other information. One need not use the main screen in several areas due to the presence of this edge display. The iPhone 6 Plus has only one display and the 5.5 inch screen has a 1080p resolution, thus becoming the first iPhone to do so.
Due to the large size of the phone, Apple has provided an innovative way to access the top of the screen with just one hand. Double tapping the home button will bring the top of the screen to the bottom for easy access. The Galaxy S6 Edge does not come with such gestures, although it has a fair few of its own in several other areas. The S Pen may be an omission on the Samsung product, but it more than makes up for it by providing the edge display. The edge products so far have received an overwhelming response and Galaxy S6 Edge is at the forefront of making it possible.
Samsung has strangely decided to do away with the external memory option, which has been a strong point of the devices in the past few years. It goes down the Apple route of offering even more internal storage, which in the case of the Galaxy S6 Edge extends to 128 GB. This is the same memory capacity offered on the iPhone 6 Plus as well. Other new features on the Samsung product include the ability to charge wirelessly. This is becoming rather seamless in recent years and the Galaxy S6 Edge is amongst the first from Samsung to support this in a big way.
The iPhone 6 Plus does not have these fancy gizmos since it continues to rely upon the lightning port in order to charge the device, but battery life is extremely good and the phone can last for up to 2 days for medium users. The iPhone 6 Plus, with 16 GB of memory, costs around $800, while the Galaxy S6 Edge is priced at $640 for the 32 GB version.