Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S6 Vs Apple iPhone 6

In Tech world, there’s no rivalry like of Samsung and Apple. There’s a great history of both the companies of spitting venom on each other and suing each other on the basis of patents. So in order to carry on that rivalry here we are with the comparison of Samsung’s recently launched flagship device, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Apple’s iPhone.

galaxy s6 vs iphone 6

Background Check:

Samsung started the Galaxy Series for Android powered smartphones and later it came as the main revenue source for the smartphone lineup and Galaxy S series is the flagship device series of the Samsung.

Apple started producing smartphones in 2007 and since then many advancements came in and now iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus are the latest ones.

Let’s Start:

Samsung Galaxy S6 was launched at MWC 2015 with its new metallic design and mobile payment system, not to mention switching from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor to their own proprietary components, the Galaxy S6 has a lot in common with the iPhone 6. We took a look at the similarities and differences between Samsung and Apple’s flagships and revealed, which is doing it better.

iPhone 6 was launched on April 17th with all new processor and also Apple launched its bigger version, iPhone 6 Plus.

Design and Build:

iphone 6 design

Samsung and Apple both tried to gave premium look to their respective devices. Samsung Galaxy S6 in an effort to create the same premium feel as the iPhone 6. The end result is both good and bad as well as being incredibly divisive.

  • Galaxy S6 – 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm (5.64 x 2.77 x 0.27 in) and 138g (4.86 oz)
  • iPhone 6 – 138.1 x 67 x 6.9mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27in) and 129g (4.55oz)

Samsung Galaxy S6 is embedded with sleeker styling than the S5, and more importantly, better materials, thanks to the metal frame and glass backing. Samsung has matte aluminum alloy frame and Gorilla Glass 4 on the front and back.

Apple iPhone 6 have soft, rounded corners and a curved glass screen that melds smoothly into the thin metal body of the device. The volume buttons on the left side of the device are now pill-shaped, and the power button is located on the right side of the device for easier one-handed use.

galaxy s6


If we take look at both the designs then both of them are crafted to give users a grip, style and premium look. The most beautiful Galaxy ever, Samsung has aluminium frame with Gorilla Glass sides, while retaining its signature design language. Apple has long been a master of design, but the iPhone 6 has been rocked by so-called ‘bendgate’ with users able to bend them in half.


Samsung Galaxy S6 is powered by a 64-bit 14nm Samsung Exynos 7 Octa processor. Four cores run at 1.5GHz and four run at 2.1GHz. The S6 also bakes in wireless charging support and compatibility with a new version of the Gear VR virtual reality accessory.

The iPhone 6 line sports 1 GB LPDDR3 RAM while the new Samsung S6 series packs in a whopping 3GB of next-gen LPDDR4 RAM. That’s three times the RAM–and its more advanced RAM to boot.

In new Galaxy S6, Samsung has incorporated better fingerprint sensor which works perfectly just by holding finger on it. Similarly iPhone’s sensor works like that. Further the Samsung has opted to support both the WPC and PMA standards (including Qi) for wireless charging so that you don’t need a specific wireless charging pad.

Storage Wise Samsung offers Galaxy S6 in 32, 64, or 128GB models where Apple opts for 16, 64, or 128GB storage options in the iPhone 6.

Here Samsung throttles way ahead but also we all know Apple’s iPhone works perfectly on that much hardware.

Slimmer design means the 2550mAh battery is smaller than the S5’s 2800mAh. The battery can no longer be removed but charges
wirelessly and much faster. The iPhone 6 only has a 1810mAh battery, which charges using Apple’s propriety Lightning cable. The operating system lacks the battery-saving modes Samsung device’s boast.


galaxy s6 display

The iPhone 6 is large with its 4.7 inches screen size. The display resolution has been kept high enough for a “Retina” quality of sharpness – it clocks up a 1334×750 pixel resolution at 326 pixels-per-inch (ppi). Samsung hasn’t increased the display size but has increased the dpi and resolution of the AMOLED display to 2,560×1,440 pixels, a density of 577 pixels per inch (ppi).Here the metrics speak about the devices and you will get more detail and sharper images in the Galaxy S6.


Both Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge take breathtaking photos in day light. Samsung’s colours are a little over saturated while the iPhone takes more natural albeit colder pictures. Pictures shot with the Galaxy S6 edge have a warmer colour temperature that makes them more likeable.

apple iphone 6 camera

iPhone 6 can capture up to 240FPS while video recording for extremely slow and stylish videos, the S6 is limited to 120FPS. But at the same time, the S6 can shoot videos in 4K resolution while the iPhone 6 is limited to FullHD.

Samsung Galaxy S6 has a 16MP rear camera has a dual-flash, while the front has 5MP. It can shoot 4K video and has lots of image-enhancing features.

On paper Apple trails behind Samsung, with an 8MP rear camera and 1.2MP on the front. However, the reality is that the iPhone still
shoots a great picture.

galaxy s6 camera

So Samsung seems to be taking the title from here also.


The software on each device is optimized to run best on its hardware, so you can definitely expect a fluid experience on either one. It is the most important aspect where customer chooses device. The iPhone 6 is running iOS 8 and offers a highly optimized feature set with a very minimalist approach.  On other Hand Android 5.0 Lollipop is running on the top of Galaxy S6. There are lot of extra features that Android holds and you won’t get it on the iOS.

There is a lot of customization on Android but on iOS you won’t get that much. So you can see now customer have to make decision whether he want to go with which operating system. There’s a lot of difference in both the operating systems. Android offers lot more features than iOS 8, including the option to add multiple users, the ability to cast the screen to a separate device without the need for installing a third-party app and making calls from the lock screen.


Samsung’s flagship is clearly light-years ahead of Apple in terms of specs, with a brighter, richer screen, faster processor and longer-lasting battery. However, Apple has proven time and time again that usability often counts for more than what’s under the hood, so time will tell whether the S6’s sleek new look and streamlined OS can win over fans.

Comparison Table: Samsung Galaxy S6 Vs Apple iPhone 6

Device Samsung Galaxy S5 iPhone 6
Operating System Android 5.0 iOS 8
Dimensions 5.65 by 2.78 by 0.27 (HWD) inches 5.44 by 2.64 by 0.27 inches
Weight 4.87 oz 4.55 oz
Screen Size 5.1 inches 4.7 inches
Screen Type Super AMOLED HD IPS LCD
Screen Resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels 1,334 by 750 pixels
Screen Pixels Per Inch 577 ppi 326
Camera Resolution 16MP Rear; 5MP Front-Facing 8 MP Rear; 1.2 MP Front-Facing
Video Camera Resolution 4K/1080P 1080p
Bluetooth Version 4.1 LE 4.0 LE
GPS Yes Yes
NFC Yes Yes
Total Integrated Storage 32/64/128 GB 32/64/128 GB
microSD Slot No No
Colors Available Black, Blue, Gold, White Gold, Silver, Space Gray

So which one do you like in the battle of Samsung Galaxy S6 Vs Apple iPhone 6 ? Share your views via comments below.

Simranpal Singh
Simranpal Singh
With a decade-long journey in the tech industry, I've been actively engaged in tech reporting across various reputable publications. He currently works as a Web Developer at RightNode Media and pursues his hobby of writing on GoAndroid. Enjoy travelling, and always excited about new tech trends. He actively contributes on GizmoChina and GChromecast Hub.


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