The Galaxy S6 is effectively Samsung’s latest handset, while iPhone 6 plus is Apple’s latest device. According to Samsung, the S6 is set to claim back the smartphone market grabbed by Apple’s latest model. S6 is more like iPhone 6 but there are minor differences between the two devices. In this post, we break the shell and evaluate thoroughly between the two devices.

Key Comparisons between the Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 plus

DisplayThe S6 offers a slightly smaller display than the iPhone 6 Plus. However, the S6 has a higher resolution than iPhone 6 Plus. The Galaxy S6 features a 5.1 inches display while the iPhone 6 plus boasts a 5.5 inches display. Apple’s latest handset has a larger display than the S6.The S6 features a high resolution of 1440 X 2560 whereas iPhone 6 Plus has a resolution of 1080 X 1920. This shows that Sammy’s latest model has a more vivid image than the iPhone 6 plus. The high resolution in the small S6 screen features more pixels per inch when compared to the iPhone. This translates that the S6 displays more detailed images when compared to the iPhone 6 model. Practically, the smaller Samsung S6 screen size proves a handy advantage.The Galaxy S6 features 577 pixels per inch whereas iPhone 6 Plus features 401 pixels per inch.The Galaxy S6’s screen-to-body ratio is 70.48% while Apple’s iPhone features 67.91% screen-to-body ratio.  Both devices have a Multi-touch screen. The device features a Light sensor, Proximity sensor and a Scratch-resistant glass.DesignSamsung eliminated the plastic frame previously found in Galaxy smartphones. The company replaced it with an Aluminum metal frame in its latest model released on March 1. Its backside is made of a glass model (Corning Gorilla Glass 4). The iPhone 6 plus is also made of Aluminum metal frame with its backside featuring glass with Oleophobic coating. The iPhone 6 Plus display is larger than that of the S6. Apple model’s dimensions are 6.22 X 3.06 X 0.28 inches while Galaxy S6’s dimensions are 5.65 X 2.78 X 0.27 inches. The Galaxy S6 is lighter than the iPhone. It weighs 4.87 Oz whereas the Apple’s latest smartphone weighs 6.07 Oz. The S6 uses Google’s Android 5.0 lollipop mobile operating system whereas the iPhone 6 plus runs on iOS (8.x).CameraThe Samsung Galaxy S6 features an improved camera version. It has a 16 megapixels rear camera and a 5 megapixels front camera. Features a back- illuminated sensor (BSI), optical image stabilization, exposure compensation and ISO control. The S6 camera also has a touch to focus mode, face detection and smile detection! Moreover, the camera contains white balance presets and burst mode in its settings. Digital zoom and Geo tagging are also featured in the camera. Furthermore, the S6 camera has High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) and Panorama.On the other hand, the iPhone 6 Plus has a back-illuminated sensor (BSI), the camera is autofocus with an optical image stabilization and a phase detection autofocus. The camera additionally features a touch to focus mode and exposure compensation is available. Furthermore, the 6 Plus camera has a face-detection mode. Burst mode installed in the iPhone’s camera. Digital zoom and Geo tagging are featured in the iPhone plus camera. Sounds like a novel bunch of features, right? To wrap it up, the iPhone 6 Plus camera features Panorama and High Dynamic Range mode (HDR).  Self-timer mode is also highlighted in this crisp, cool smartphone.Both handsets feature a Camcorder. The iPhone 6 plus camcorder is 1920 X 1080 (1080HD). Video calling is enabled in the S6. Apple’s latest version is modeled such that it can take pictures during video recording.The Galaxy S6 more camera features than iPhone 6 plus. With that in mind, it’s a fair conclusion that the S6 has beaten Apple’s latest version when it comes to camera wit.HardwareThe Samsung Galaxy S6’s system chip is the Exynos Octa with an 8-core 2100MHz, 64-bit Processor.  The device also contains a graphics processor. Furthermore, the S6 has a system memory of 3072 MB RAM.On the other hand, the iPhone 6 plus uses a system chip that is Apple’s A8 model. It has a dual core 1400MHz, 64-bit processor. It also contains a PVR GX6450 graphic processor. The handset’s system memory is 1024 MB RAM.MultimediaThe S6 has a music player that offers a number of filters, including Albums, Playlists and Artist. The music player is featured by Album art cover, preset equalizer and background playback. Furthermore, it has both Earpiece and Loudspeaker modes.The Apple iPhone 6 Plus is no doubt an awesome device, featuring the company’s traditional design awe! But after evaluating everything, and putting into place the latest pack that is Samsung’s flagship device, it’s is my opinion that the Galaxy S6 is the better smartphone.

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