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iPhone 6S vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 – The Rivalry Persists

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It is said that there are two categories of mobile users in this world: Samsung and Apple, while the rest of the brands have a smaller importance. And fewer fans. So, we’ll continue to see more products being released every year and which will come with revolutionary features. The thing is that Apple has its proprietary software, which has nothing in common with Android, and the internal configuration has been adapted in order to match the software requirements. That’s why Apple’s previous iPhones had only 1GB of RAM, while the Android devices supported even 4GB of RAM – Android is not as memory-efficient as iOS.

To make things even better, Apple reduced the size of the iOS 9 to 1.3GB, from 4.58GB, and doubled the RAM, making the iPhone 6S faster than before. iOS 9 brought also new features such as the Low Power Mode, which extends the battery life by 3 hours, new animations, support for 6-digit passcode and 3D Touch, the technology which triggers various actions depending on how the user presses the screen. Also, Siri has been improved and it suggests what features the users intend to open next, while Google worked on its Google Now to make it better than Apple’s feature.

In addition, iOS 9 had a “Back to” strip located at the top left of the screen, but this feature, which allows switching between applications, has been introduced by Android years ago.

Hardware

The iPhone 6S doesn’t have a different design, but inside, it houses a new A9 processor which it’s rumored to be from 70 to 90 percent faster, depending on what the user is doing. The device will offer a perfect gaming experience and higher-resolution videos.

On the other hand, Samsung improved its Exynos processor and the 7420 version won’t disappoint you, as it was built using a 14nm process and compared to the Snapdragon Qualcomm 810 processor, it doesn’t have heating problems. Also, the RAM capacity is 3GB, which is high enough to boost the performance.

Cameras

The iPhone 6S made a small progress from 8MP to 12MP, after this resolution has been introduced on the iPhone 4S. The upgrade was necessary and the images will most likely be more accurate thanks to the advanced individual pixel technology. Samsung is very proud of its camera technology and we won’t see a higher resolution too soon. For now, all Samsung flagships have cameras supporting 16MP.

Displays

The iPhone 6S kept the 4.7-inch Retina display with a resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels (326 ppi). The Galaxy S6 supports a QHD resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels at 577 ppi and the size of the panel is 5.1-inch. There is another variant with a double-edged screen and a slightly bigger battery, which has the same life as the variant with the flat screen.