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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6 – How to Decide Your Right Smartphone

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Samsung and Apple have always waged a cold war with each other to give the public the best deals.

Their 2015 flagship models comprise the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6. They are both high budget smartphones. To know what makes them so highly priced, it is a good idea to check out their features. This article is meant just for this to provide you with some guidelines by making a comparison of some features that we feel might be worth noting. The Galaxy S6 hit the market early 2015 in March while the iPhone 6 arrived towards the end of 2014 in September with its elder iPhone 6 sibling.

Dimensions, Weight, Design and Body Material

Both handsets embrace the candybar form factor with slightly rounded corners. While the S6 has a size of 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm and weighs 138g, the iPhone 6 features a size of 138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm with a weight of 129g. Talking about the body material used, the Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with a glass body and metal accents. On the other hand, the iPhone 6 comes with a fully metalized body that is typical of Apple.

Verdict: The iPhone 6 is a clear winner as it proves itself more compact because of its smaller size and less weight. With a full metal body, this smartphone is also more rugged.

Screen Display and Resolution

The Samsung Galaxy S6 has a 5.1-inch screen with a Quad HD Super AMOLED display. The device has an outstanding pixel resolution of 1440 x 2560 and a pixel density of 577ppi. Samsung has also taken that extra step to protect the screen of its handset with a Corning Gorilla 4 scratch resistant glass. The Apple smartphone comes with an IPS 4.7-inch screen incorporating Retina HD display. It also has an oleophobic coating to avoid fingerprints forming on it and a wide viewing angle because of the dual domain pixels. With a pixel resolution of 1334 x 750 and 326ppi, the iPhone 6 display also supports backlit LED option.

Verdict: The big screen with astounding clarity gives the Galaxy S6 the green signal without adoubt. The scratch resistant glass also helps in ensuring that the screen will not be prone to scratches if the gadget is prone to minor falls.Also, black levels are more accurately rendered. However, the backlit option of the iPhone makes the screen visibility in low light surroundings better and assures you of better color accuracy.

Camera

The S6 is equipped with a 16MP rear primary snapper that has a single LED flash. The corresponding camera in the iPhone 6 is an 8MP camera. While there are many common features, there are differences too. For example, the Samsung Galaxy S6 camera offers the optical image stabilization functionality, while the iSight camera with dual LED True Tone flash allows capturing still photographs and recording videos at the same time. The front snappers are also different in the two devices. The Galaxy S6 has a 5MP camera in place of the 1.2MP camera in the iPhone 6.