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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6: Which is best?

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iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6: Which of the best phones of 2015 should you buy? Here's our verdict on the battle of the Apple and Samsung flagships

The Samsung Galaxy S6 along with the Galaxy S6 Edge are two of the best smartphones the Korean company has come up with in a very long time.

For the first time in a long time, we finally have a flagship worthy of comparison with the iPhone 6.. Although Apple has now officially revealed its 2015 flagship duo in the shape of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.

So if you don't go for the new iPhone and had to spend the money to upgrade, which is the one handset you should go for?

We've been using these two fine smartphones since they launched and still use them now. So we have a pretty good idea of what they're good and bad at doing. Unlike last year's shootout of the S5 vs iPhone 6, it's not as clear cut.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6: Design

Samsung Galaxy S6: 6.9mm thick, 138g, aluminium unibody and glass panel, White Pearl/Black Sapphire/Gold Platinum/Blue Topaz

iPhone 6: 6.9mm thick, 129g, anodised aluminium back, Space Grey/Silver/Gold

Both the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 mark a radical rethink of the design philosophies for their flagship phones. The iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus, show a delayed decision to follow the trend of phones with larger screens. Samsung's changes are even more of a departure from previous phones. Following years of dubious design and material decisions aimed at its preference for using plastic made to look like something else on top-end phones, it's finally decided to deliver something that feels worth its cost. The S6 is the luxuriously-made phone many have been clamouring for.

As a result, it's made choosing between the two more difficult than ever.

With the Galaxy S6 Samsung has delivered a phone that can finally rival the iPhone in terms of design, build-quality and materials used. From the front, the S6 could be mistaken for the S5 or even the S4. Closer inspection shows some big changes, though. The physical home button has grown to accommodate the improved fingerprint sensor, the screen bezel has narrowed significantly down the sides, while the top and bottom edges of the phone elegantly curve to create the more attractive look.

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Pick up the Galaxy S6 and you'll quickly notice the flat aluminium edge and the Gorilla Glass back. The plastic and textured removable back from the S5 have gone completely and we don't miss them one bit. A non-removable back means you can no longer swap out the battery, but Samsung has added wireless charging support to soften the blow. One of the more unsightly elements of the S6's design is the protruding rear camera. It doesn't impact on the way you use or hold it, but we'd prefer it if wasn't so prominent.

The reason the S6 finally feels like a phone you'd be proud to show off is because it clearly takes some inspiration from the Apple's handset. The iPhone 6 was first with the aluminium trim and Samsung has even positioned the headphone jack, charging port and single speaker to the bottom of the phone just like the iPhone 6. Button placement is near identical too, so making the transition between the two handsets should be seamless, from a hardware perspective at least.

Apple's curved aluminium unibody design makes the iPhone 6 a little nicer to grip but apart from that, there's very few reasons to pick it over the S6's design. It's very close in the design stakes. We'd be inclined to say the S6 wins this round, but after living with it for a few months, there's definitely an issue to address and it's to do with that glass back. We've had two handsets and even with the smallest drop it has cracked. Now, we're not saying everyone will have the same issues, but it's clear that going for a glass-back phone has its potential drawbacks.

If you're basing your decision on build quality, then the iPhone 6 is the outright winner here.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6: Screen

Samsung Galaxy S6: 5.1-inch, QHD '2K' Super AMOLED, 577ppi, 536 nits brightness

iPhone 6: 4.7-inch, 1334 x 750 IPS LCD, 326 ppi, 504 nits brightness

Size is the first big difference when comparing screens. The S6 packing a significantly larger screen, which means more room for enjoying your videos and browsing the web.

The next is resolution. The S6 also benefits from the same resolution upgrade as the Note 4 and as a result is sharper than the iPhone 6's display. There's still a debate about how useful 2K displays are on a small screen and most will probably not appreciate the differences. If your desperate for cutting-edge tech then the S6 is the winner here. Unless you look very closely, though, you won't notice the difference in sharpness.

There's differences in the display technologies as well, and these have a bigger impact. While Apple uses LCD, Samsung opts for OLED and as a result the S6 delivers perfect black levels and impressive contrast ratio that make it more suitable for watching films. The slightly over saturated colours you get with the S5 is not as problematic this time round on the S6, particularly when you choose a more tasteful colour setting. The iPhone 6 on the other hand delivers strong viewing angles and good colour accuracy.

So yes, the iPhone 6 has a great screen, but the S6 is offering something new and innovative with its 2K display and wins this round.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6: Performance

Samsung Galaxy S6: Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core, Mali T760 GPU, 3GB RAM

iPhone 6: Apple A8 64-bit dual-core 1.4GHz, PowerVR GX6450 GPU, 1GB RAM

The iPhone 6 features Apple’s punchy A8 CPU, a dual-core 64-bit chip with a seriously swift GPU attached and backed by 1GB of RAM. This is a different approach to that taken by Android chip makers, who typically go for a quad-core GPU and at least 2GB of RAM.

For the S6 Samsung opted against using the Snapdragon 810 processor found inside the LG Flex 2 and HTC One M9 in favour for its custom chip. The 64-bit Exynos 7420 chip offers a very similar octa-core set-up to the aforementioned Snapdragon 810 and delivers a slick, overall performance.

Elsewhere, the Samsung Galaxy S6 features 3GB of RAM - that’s three times the amount found in the iPhone 6. More important here, however, is the speed of that RAM. The Galaxy S6 is the first phone to feature DDR4 memory, which is 80 percent faster than the iPhone 6's DDR3.

When you compare the Geekbench 3 multi-core benchmark tests, the S6 comes out on top but numbers only tells half the story. In day-to-day performance both are extremely quick and slick and our usual complaints of TouchWiz slowing things down isn't apparent on the more streamlined version Samsung has adopted for the S6.

Geekbench 3 multi-core scores

Samsung Galaxy S6 - 4116

iPhone 6 - 2933

We'd call it a draw. You should have no real complaints with either phone for both basic and intensive tasks.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6: Storage

Samsung Galaxy S6: 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, no micro SD card support

iPhone 6: 16GB, 64GB, 128GB, no micro SD card support

Samsung has caused a bit of a stir by dropping micro SD support with the Galaxy S6 - the first of its flagship range to do so. It's clearly emulating Apple's approach here, which is all about providing a more streamlined and speedy approach to storage.

Samsung still wins this round despite that omission, simply by virtue of the fact that it has dropped the 16GB allotment and adopted 32GB as its starter specification, while Apple has done the opposite.

If you compare SIM-free prices, the 32GB S6 costs around the £550 mark, while the 16GB iPhone 6 is priced in at around £540. If you for go for the top 128GB models, the S6 will cost you roughly £730 in comparison to the iPhone 6, which is around £680. So if you go for the entry level, the S6 will give you more storage for the money, but the top end is significantly more expensive than the iPhone 6.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6: Software

Samsung Galaxy S6: Android Lollipop 5.0.2 with TouchWiz UI

iPhone 6: iOS 8.4

Android or iOS? That's the big question you need to ask yourself when deciding between the S6 and the iPhone 6. This will shape how you use the phone on a daily basis.

Historically, Apple's mobile operating system has been the one to go with if you value a phone with the smallest learning curve and slick experience. You can pick up an iPhone and it won't take you very long to work out what's what. Android gives you the greater customisation but with Lollipop, you also get a more polished navigation experience as well.

Samsung of course doesn't use stock Android like a Moto G or a Nexus 5. Instead it has its own TouchWiz user interface layered on top. It's an approach that's drawn widespread criticism for its heavy-handed additions, unnecessary apps, and needless tinkering with its solid Android underpinnings. Samsung has improved matters with the Galaxy S6, scaling back the bloatware and it's a much better phone to use as a result. Core Android Lollipop features now shine through and it's generally a much cleaner UI to navigate.

With the latest version of iOS, Apple has added some big features, some which have been present in Android for some time. You now have more actionable notifications, widgets inside the Notification Tray and third party. While it can't match Android for customisation, it still delivers where it matters. It's slick, easy to use, and has the better quality app store. The latest iOS 8.4 update also delivered Apple Music, the company's first music streaming service.

Samsung has definitely made significant improvements with its software approach but we'd say Apple wins this round.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6: Fingerprint scanners

Samsung Galaxy S6: Fingerprint sensor (PayPal certified)

iPhone 6: Touch ID: Touch ID fingerprint sensor (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)

When Apple introduced its fingerprint sensor baked into the iPhone 5S's home button it was an alternative way to secure your phone and reduce the time it takes to tap in that unlock code. Its uses have now evolved and now it can be used with third party apps, make purchases in iTunes and is integrated into the NFC-based Apple Pay mobile payment system.

Samsung followed suit in the S5, placing a similar sensor on its home button. It was nowhere near as reliable as Apple's Touch ID and thankfully that's changed on the S6. Now you can tap your finger on the home button instead of swiping and as a result it's more reliable. Like Apple, it will make it easier to make PayPal transactions and additionally can use the biometric data to log into certain websites. What is done with that data is not entirely clear however and potentially raise some serious data issues.

While Samsung's fingerprint sensor has improved massively from its first appearance, Apple's Touch ID feels more robust and while it's not without its own security concerns, it is more useful to have.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6: Speakers and earphones

Samsung Galaxy S6: Single speaker on bottom edge

iPhone 6: Single speaker on bottom edge

Smartphone speakers in general offer average sound quality, especially if you want to watch a film or listen to some music sans headphones.

With the S6 and the iPhone 6, the speaker positioning is the same, which means there's a tendency to cover and muffle the sound. When it's free to pump out music, a more public phone call, the S6 has the better speaker of the two.

It's louder than the iPhone 6 and offers much cleaner audio. It still lacks the same stability at top volume and the warmth HTC's dual-front facing speakers are capable of.

Both Apple and Samsung throw in a pair of earphones in the box, but you'd want to invest in something better if you can. While Apple has re-designed its Earbuds, the most important quality, which is the sound, has not really improved. Samsung uses an almost identical design and offers a little more quality, but again, we'd say buy a pair of decent headphones instead.

This is another round for the Galaxy S6.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6: Camera

Samsung Galaxy S6: 16-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, single LED flash, optical image stabilisation

iPhone 6: 8 megapixel, phase detection, dual LED 'True Tone' flash

Having a good phone camera means a great deal for most when buying a phone and thankfully both Samsung and Apple do a fantastic job with their cameras. They both take great photos and are easy to pick up and start shooting.

The S5 had one of our favourite cameras last year but there was certainly room for improvement. Samsung has taken slightly tweaked the setup used for the Note 4 and dropped it into the S6. As a result you can still take sharp, vibrant images quickly and then get them shared on Twitter and Facebook in no time. HDR is still a standout feature here as well, while the addition of optical image stabilisation means you get a helping hand in low-light conditions. While it doesn't entirely eradicate the image noise, you can grab clearer, more rewarding results.

On paper, some will compare Apple's 8-megapixels to Samsung's 16-megapixels, but in reality that doesn't give you a true insight into the iPhone 6's performance. Apple makes the very best of its setup and you can still get great, natural photos with many of the same qualities you'd associate with the S6. It does lose out to the S6 for low-light shooting, sadly because it lacks the optical image stabilisation the iPhone 6 Plus did get.

On the whole, these are two fantastic cameras. If taking photos in more challenging lighting conditions is something you value more, the S6 is for you. For a combination of simplicity and image quality, the iPhone 6 is the one to go for. Either way, these are two phone cameras that won't let you down.

The S6 also has the better front-facing camera, if you're into selfies.

iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6: Photo comparison

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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6: Smartwatches

Samsung Galaxy S6: Samsung Gear S, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear Live

iPhone 6: Apple Watch

Whether you think they’re useful or not, smartwatches are here and both Apple and Samsung have made them for those times when you don’t want to reach into your pocket to use your phone.

Apple has the Watch, which comes in three models. It’s the most expensive smartwatch you can buy right now even if you go for the cheapest Sport model. Samsung has been churning out the smartwatches and the latest is the feature-packed Gear S.

If you value design, then the Apple Watch is a significantly more attractive smartwatch than the Gear S. The Gear S is huge in comparison but is more capable of being used as a standalone device thanks to the built-in SIM card slot.

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Both have fantastic touchscreens so visibility and responsiveness isn’t an issue here. It’s software where the Gear S and somewhat unsurprisingly the Apple Watch lets us down. It’s an unintuitive and buggy experience across both. While Apple has the significantly bigger pool of optimized apps, many are broken or still a limited.

There's the battery life issues to contend with as well. It’s more of an issue with the Watch, but the Gear S will struggle to get past a couple of days, especially if you’ve got a SIM card packed into it.

If we had to choose between the two smartwatches, then Apple would win it for design and app support. The Pebble, would actually get our vote because it works across both platforms, has great battery life and has an operating system that makes a lot of sense.

Bottom-line though, it’s not essential and you can get through life without one around your wrist.

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6: Battery Life

Samsung Galaxy S6: 2550 mAh non-removable battery, wireless charging

iPhone 6: 1810 mAh non-removable battery

When you compare the Galaxy S5 with the iPhone 6, there was only one winner and that was the S5. It had the bigger battery and the benchmark tests proved it had the capability of going much longer than Apple's smartphone. That being said, the iPhone 6 has made big improvements thanks to a more efficient setup.

Living day-to-day with them, the S6's stamina levels are nowhere near as good as the S5, but compared to the iPhone 6 it just about beats it. There's not much in it though. You can get a normal working day (8am to 6-7pm) out of them both but it'll be a hard push keeping either alive if you stayed out for the night. Samsung does offer a very useful power saving mode that restricts the battery draining features but will still let you make calls and can push things a little further.

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The S6 and the iPhone 6 can see noticeable drop offs when you're streaming music, watching video or browsing the web for 20-30 minutes. In standby modes, though they reserve those battery powers well.

When the battery is dead, the S6 is a quicker to get back up to 100%. That's down to Samsung's rapid charging technology, which works in a similar fashion to Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 technology found on the LG G Flex 2. It takes an hour and twenty minutes to go from 0%-100 while the iPhone takes around 3 to 3.5 hours. There's a workaround to getting that down to 2 hours if you use a 2.1-amp charging cable that comes bundled with Apple's iPad.

Samsung additionally offers wireless charging, something Apple has yet to embrace for its smartphone range. The S6 will work with all wireless charging formats including the more common QI, letting you use other third party charging devices. The problem here is that you don't get the same level of charging speed as you do from the mains.

The Verdict

So, do you go S6 or iPhone 6? This is the closest it has ever between the two flagship phones. Where Samsung has made striking changes with design, Apple has slightly underwhelmed with the transformation from iPhone 5S to iPhone 6. But that's not to say that we haven't grown to like it. That glass back on the S6 is an area of concern as well, so if you're clumsy, it might be a reason to go iPhone. For screen quality, the S6 wins but 2K over a Retina display won't matter to most. Both offer slick performances, significant software improvements and have two of the best smartphone cameras you can lay your hands on.

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Price does becomes a factor here though. Go for the most expensive S6 SIM-free and you are paying more than you would for the most expensive iPhone 6. A look at contract deals suggest you'll pay £4-5 a month extra for the S6 if you were choosing between the smallest storage options.

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When you count up the little wins, the S6 comes out on top. It's the most attractive Samsung flagship and has all of the cutting edge features to back up its metal look. If you want cutting-edge, then Samsung in our eyes, is the one to go for right now. The iPhone 6 is still fantastic phone in our book, and battery-life aside, makes the changes where they matter most.

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iPhone 6 or Galaxy S6: Which do you prefer? Let us know in the comments below.

mode11

January 20, 2015, 11:32 pm

So if Samsung can raise their hardware and software quality to Apple levels, then Apple will have some real competition? Well yes... I guess they would. Bit of a non-article really.

Still, anything with iPhone in the title gets the click-throughs, so it's all good.

Everlast

January 30, 2015, 2:48 pm

In real world this can not happen if Samsung doesn't increase the price accordingly.

Their latest Galaxy flagship S5 was released at a higher price (from £560, off contract in the UK) compared to iPhones that start from £530 traditionally.

If they increase the quality of materials, they have to go up to £600-650 at least which will bring some negative market sentiment, since usually Apple is being seen as overpriced, etc while Samsung value for money. But this is their biggest problem, for what Samsung are providing, Android devices with corresponding app markets, they are being heavily challenged by cheaper chinese brands and they find it difficult to compete on value for money.

Chris

January 31, 2015, 12:17 am

Niether brand is Value for money lol and to say so is just plane dumb. Apple and Samsung are both High end phone manufactures. Samsung is just taking a pasting from Apple and not alot they can do will change this.

There Low end phones are getting smashed by china companys and the mid range is just a race to the botom with minimal profits

The SG3 was there big success story the sg4 and 5 were rehashes the things listed as reasons is the reasons nobody buys the phone in the first place. SG3 sold in huge numbers and still has a higher second hand value than the sg4.

95% of phone buyers do not care what resolution screen they have or what gpu or processor is in there phones. Its tech websites like this that have fanboys/girls who think otherwise in the real world people dont give a crap.

Software is imposible to compare touchwiz is so far away from stock andriod that most people assume galaxy phone means andriod.

Things people might actually care for camera quality the 6 and 6+ is generally regarded by proffesional camera reviewers as having the best smartphone camera + software package. ( The high end lumia has the best camera but not the software to back it up)

Package size of phone its gotta fit in a jeans pocket for most male buyers ( the Iphone 6+ still manages this, the note 4 doesnt.) Most Women buyers I know dump it in a case and put it in the bag and forget about it.

They will not want to get anywhere close to this and id be surprised if its not a similar screen size in a smaller total package space.

I own a sg5 and iphone 6+ the sg5 from work and putting them on top of each other the Samsung is not alot smaller despite having a lower screen rez. It has more border to it whilst the iphoen 6+ has a couple of mms at best.

shnatiw

March 11, 2015, 8:13 pm

Ok. Design - Apple wins, to my mind metal is better than glass. Screen - Samsung wins, its obvious, so why not say it? Power - Two out of three equals a win in my book for Samsung. Storage - Samsung wins for the reason mentioned. Camera - Samsung wins, for the OIS (which for some reason wasn't mentioned) if nothing else. Software - Apple/Samsung both win. They are the two dominant systems. Early verdict - Samsung 4, Apple 2. And I really don't think that time will alter that score. There I stuck my neck out. How hard was that?

Prem Desai

March 12, 2015, 10:29 am

Samsung haven't learnt anything - they need to know that they're not Apple and don't have their fan base.

By removing the memory slot and removeable battery, they've effectively lost a lot of customers.

Now the S6 is too similar to the iPhone without any real distinguishing features (screen a little bit, but I doubt you'd notice in everyday use) apart from the really ugly camera sticky out thing.

For my money, I'd choose the iPhone. Both phones will do everything but at the end of my contract in 2 years, the iPhone will be worth considerably more....

shnatiw

March 12, 2015, 4:06 pm

Yes, they have alienated a lot of loyal Samsung fans by doing away with the expandable storage and removable battery. But they do have a vast fan base for the Galaxy S series. And they have learnt. They have seen Apple rake in huge margins from iPhones that look good, but don't exactly offer everything. The S6 is the result.

As for the S6 being too similar to the iPhone. Check my post below then re read this article. They take completely different approaches to the premium smartphone concept. And as for the screen. The iPhone 6 has a density of 326 PPI. Thats not even 1080p HD. and now Samsung has moved on to 1440p. A lot of people scoff at QHD pixel density. But there are huge advantages for display sharpness and also when digitally rescaling images. For my mind AMOLED beats LCD every time as well. Apple maybe has a small advantage with colour reproduction, while Samsung holds the peak brightness advantage.

As for the camera. It sticks out because its packing a hell of a lot into a very slim body. Lets face it, with a glass rear, a case with a cutout for the camera will be the order of the day. In which case the camera will sit flush with the case. The S6 camera specs are far more advanced than the iPhone 6. The S6 has a f/1.9 lens, enhanced Autofocus and Zooming capability, full manual control over focus and exposure settings, Optical Image Stabilisation, the list goes on. The iPhone 6 takes good pictures in favourable environments and is very easy to use. Put the S6 in the hands of someone who is willing to put in the time, and learn about its settings and manual controls, and then view the results on that QHD screen, and you will probably be blown away.

And yes, in 2 years time , the iPhone will be worth more. But the smart move is to keep the phone and go for a monthly rolling contract or giffgaff it. you will cut your monthly phone bill by more than half.

Reward Moyo

March 12, 2015, 8:16 pm

we all know that the iphone 6 doesn't have the specs to match the S6 yet teh reviwer sounds like he has a gun to his head.

TimeMuffin

March 26, 2015, 1:26 am

the phone's design is like iphone, the os design is like ios, very lame

Japong

March 30, 2015, 6:06 am

i like how Apple designed their mobile phones and ios, but i like the flexibility on android although it's more appealing on ios than android in terms of user interface but lollipop has changed that. So what Samsung did is to combine both, designed like Apple but with Android lollipop on it and for me i kinda like the s6.

robin

March 31, 2015, 7:12 am

Everything is good with Samsung except 2 issue.

#1 it has battery issue it wont last a day for me.

#2 Screen seems can easily be break, I owned both Samsung Galaxy S4 4G (battery issue getting shorter by months last I use it only last for 4hrs) and Galaxy Note 2 (screen broke and they cant replace it coz they said its my fault)

I drop my iPhone from time to time, The worst I can get is some scratch while Galaxy seems easily broke worst you cant even warranty it.

Since trying out those 2 model I end up going back to iPhone, Particularly 5s Model until now I'm still using it and can last up for 2-3 days.

Although I'm not sure if I'm getting 6 or 6+ just yet I cant seems find reason why I will upgrade when I still got good phone hehe.. I probably wait for new model

Few more complain? It seems I feel apple take care of their software and iPhone model better than samsung, They seems agressively releasing new model making your current phone or 1 generation older phone obsolete or out class.

Shmooze

March 31, 2015, 11:59 am

Sorry, but an android phone can,t match a ios one, even if the samsung s6 is an hardware masterpiece

Justme

April 1, 2015, 4:24 am

Screen can easily break??? Take a look to the drop test of the Galaxy S6 and you'll see what is Gorilla Glass 4. it's twise as tough than the Gorilla Glass 3. five times 8 foots drop and the the glass is still in perfect condition

Justme

April 1, 2015, 4:28 am

+1 but except one thing. Color reproduction is better on the S6. The DE of the S6 can be compare to the DE of professional monitor.

robin

April 1, 2015, 8:12 am

I'm just commenting base on what I've experience...

Quince

April 1, 2015, 12:58 pm

My wife has the iphone 6 and I the Samsung s5... I'll take Samsung over the iphone any time. The iphone had the edge for awhile but now it seems Samsung Galaxy has taken the lead.

Sabrina Zulaica

April 2, 2015, 5:19 am

I can understand the breaking issue because glass does break, but the new gorilla glass should be a huge improvement, and also the s6 is suppose to be twice as faster then the iPhone in charging, and also in ten minutes of charging you get 4 hours of usage. Might I add that of you don't want to wait for charging even for ten mintues, now the s6 includes wireless charging, so these things you might want to take into view.

Sabrina Zulaica

April 2, 2015, 5:31 am

I get a phone not because of the brand. I get it because of what the phone has to offer. One reason I think that the iPhone has more fans os because of its name. I'm not saying the iPhone is bad or anything. The phone has to be good to have value on just the name. What I mean is, for example, a person wants a phone and the iPhone most likely pops into their head, and they assume they need to get it because of its name, while they don't pay attention to the specs at all. I was guilty of this. Not ever a year ago I had an iphone Because I wanted to fit in at school. Basically if you had the latest iPhone you were cool. Stupid I know, but now at least I know. Anyway, so I started actually researching because I took an interest in technology. I found out that the iPhone in fact didn't have the best specs to offer, even with the new iPhone it was barely on equal footing with the s5, which was released 6 months before. Now the s6 blows the iPhone 6 out of the water. Not saying this because Im baised. I have done a ton, and I mean a ton of research. The galaxy s6 just beats the iPhone in specs, and maybe perhaps design. Yes you might say the galaxy s6 "stole" the iPhone design, but isn't that the technology industry in general? Isn't more of who can make it better? The s6 did. Don't believe me? Watch about 5 videos and get your answer.

robin

April 2, 2015, 6:09 am

so you mean 4hours usage... still not a day worth of phone but it only last for a half day still? to be exact for 4hrs there's something wrong with your phone....

although I'm glad they "improve" their glass breaking issue.. it cost me over few hundreds worth of buck last time I experimented on samsung..

Chris H

April 5, 2015, 7:16 pm

I bet you don't have any real evidence to back that claim up.

Chris H

April 5, 2015, 7:18 pm

Only in America. That is the market Samsung is trying to corner.

Chris H

April 5, 2015, 7:19 pm

No, it will be worth less. The second ios 9 comes out, it will slow down the iPhone 6 and only work well on the iPhone 7.

Chris H

April 5, 2015, 7:24 pm

What level of software and hardware quality do you they have? A lot of the materials in the iPhone 6 aren't made by Apple. Samsung makes around 50% of the A8 chips in Apple along with the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing company that makes the other 50%.

mode11

April 5, 2015, 9:55 pm

The sort of quality that Samsung recognised, and hence went back to the drawing board for the (iPhone 6-clone) S6, and the extravagant S6 Edge. It's not about who makes the CPU, memory chips etc. - it's the complete hardware / software package.

Chris H

April 5, 2015, 10:04 pm

The only reason the new S6 looks like an iPhone 6 is to snag the smartphone market in America. Only in America do people care for the design of a phone over the overall quality, including the list of features. There are many features Apple is about to release that Samsung and LG already have. I used Force touch and multi window just to respond to your comment.

mode11

April 5, 2015, 10:12 pm

Design is an important aspect of quality, and the iPhone is popular in more than just America. Sure, Samsung had to up their game, that doesn't automatically mean they just had to copy the market leader.

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