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Apple iPhone 6S vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 – The Most Wanted Flagships Of The Moment

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There two words that every person in this world has heard of, and they are Apple and Samsung. These two rivals are ruling the mobile market and their products are very appreciated for their performance. However, Apple is focusing on only one line of smartphones and continues to create successors with improved specs, while Samsun has a bunch of models, from low-end to high-end devices. We’ll compare the two famous new releases, iPhone 6S and Galaxy S6 (well, this phone is almost half a year old).

Design

The iPhone 6S is similar to its predecessor, featuring a metal unibody design, but the chassis is now made of 7000 Series aluminum, which is more durable, therefore, the phone is no longer bendable, but the dimensions have suffered a slight increase, but it’s not noticeable. The good news is that Apple introduced a new color option, Rose Gold (Pink), which will be adored by the female buyers.

The Galaxy S6 was completely revamped, featuring an aluminum and glass design, which replaces the ugly dotted pattern from the previous flagship – highly criticized by many tech reviewers. Without any doubt, the new model is better looking, but the glass back is rather fragile and you should be careful not to drop the device on a rough surface.

Displays

The iPhone 6S kept the screen size and resolution from the previous phone (Retina HD display sized at 4.7-inch, supporting 1334 x 740 pixels with 326ppi), but Apple added the 3D Touch technology, which detects different levels of pressure and performs actions, making the user’s life easier.

It’s no surprise that the Galaxy S6 is using Samsung’s Super AMOLED display technology, which makes the colors very vivid, but there’s a big disadvantage – the QHD resolution has a big impact on the battery life. The screen size is 5.1-inch, resulting in a pixel density of 577ppi, which makes the images look very sharp.

Hardware

According to the latest benchmark test, Apple’s dual core A9 processor defeated Samsung’s Exynos 7420 octa core in single core performance, obtaining a score of 2090, which is a lot better than 1486, but it lost shamefully when it came to multi-core tasks, obtaining a score of 3569, which was way lower than 5048, as the S6 obtained.

Anyway, Apple doubled the RAM capacity, allowing the phone to get the best out of iOS 9. The Galaxy S6 supports 3GB of RAM and currently, it runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

Batteries

The Galaxy S6 has a 2550mAh and you’d be tempted to believe that it lasts more than iPhone 6S’s 1715mAh, but in reality, the Super AMOLED Quad HD screen and the TouchWiz software are consuming a lot of juice.

Cameras

The Galaxy S6 didn’t come with too many improvements to the rear camera, as it still supports 16MP, but a few features have been added, such as 4K video recording and OIS. The front camera takes better quality selfies, because its resolution has been increased to 5MP.

The iPhone 6S received the most wanted upgrade in the camera department, as Apple increased the resolutions of both shooters. The one on the back supports now 12MP and it’s capable to shoot 4K videos, plus it has a new feature called Live Photos (the image is stored as a short video clip and it can be used as wallpaper). The front camera was upgraded from 1.2MP to 5MP.