Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. Apple iPhone 6

The output of the Samsung Galaxy S6 has somewhat upset the Android universe. Since the flagship was unveiled at MWC 2015 in Barcelona, ​​was never cried as much plagiarism iPhone 6. Copy or not, the features and functionality of the S6 appear above the flagship of Cupertino.

But is it really better than the iPhone S6? We give you the answers in this comparison of Samsung Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6 Apple Update: our video comparison of the photographic sensors S6 Galaxy and iPhone 6 was added to the comparison in the Camera Section.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 are alike. Are they identical?

Galaxy S6 - iPhone 6 design

It displaces the question right away: no, the Galaxy S6 is not an iPhone clone 6. Anyway, who cares. What interests us is the quality of design, functionality and user experience of these smartphones.

This was expected, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is constructed of metal and glass. New materials make this device a connected high-end object. Despite a major development, the Galaxy S6 keeps the soul of the Galaxy range of smartphones and it is not displeasing to us.

From our first grip, the Galaxy S6 convincing. It is sober, ultra light and exudes quality. If the Galaxy S5 was not really the weight issue with the iPhone 6 design, the Galaxy S6 it has very strong advantages to win.
samsung galaxy s6 hands on
Elegance is bonus for the Galaxy S6
The metal frame is very different from those of the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Alpha 4 with an oval style and softer angles. The Galaxy S6 also has a front and a back glass Gorrilla 4. Some will say that this new S6 also somewhat resembles the Xperia Z3 but again, it did not really matter.
samsung galaxy s6 hands on vs iphone 6
A back Gorilla Glass 4 recalling the Sony Xperia
 Let us return to the corners of the Galaxy S6, they are rounded and the assembly is held very well in hand. We find the volume buttons on the left side, the power button is positioned him on the right, finally, on the upper edge is the SIM door.

Micro-USB, 3.5mm headphone jack and speakers are on the bottom edge. Also on the top, there is an infrared port, and that's it! This is the first time in the history of the Galaxy S that no micro-SD slot is provided.

With the non-removable battery, the black point of the new Samsung design, but that's the price to pay for the glass and aluminum.
The frame of the Galaxy S6 is metal
Overall, the Galaxy S6 has excellent ergonomics and immediately made a strong impression!

The iPhone 6 is well known to him, aluminum, rectangular form factor with rounded corners and edges. Regarding equipment, a fingerprint scanner is integrated with home button on both devices. They are based on two different technologies, we will return.
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The camera of the iPhone 6, you can see well-rounded design of the Apple smartphone

The volume buttons of the iPhone 6 are located on the left and the power button on the right. There is also a switch to activate the silent mode, dear to Apple.

It is true that the lower part of the two smartphones is very similar. Still, keep in mind that all smartphones made of glass and equipped with an aluminum frame is necessarily look like.
iphone-6 and galaxy s6
No micro-USB for iPhone 6, but a connection owner: Lightning.

Galaxy S6 - iPhone 6 screen

There are two versions of the Galaxy S6, one of the other standard Dual Edge, which has two curved screens. To discover the Galaxy S6 edge. Regarding the iPhone, the second version, the iPhone 6 Plus is simply larger.
Returning to the comparison of the two screens of our guinea pigs of the day: Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6! It is reasonable to say that Samsung did better than Apple, which offers a Retina display (LCD) of 4.7 inches with a resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels, or about 326 pixels per inch.

This is quite low compared to the slab qHD (1440 x 2560 pixels) Super AMOLED 5.1 inch Galaxy S6 for a pixel density of 577 ppi. The color rendering of the S6 is excellent. Unlike previous Samsung, which sometimes showed a slightly blue and contrasting shades too, the S6 is more natural.

However, it does not lose his flattery to the eye. This is probably the best display of all smartphones currently.

iPhone 6 side of Galaxy S6

The iPhone 6 meanwhile remains very comfortable, but I must admit that when the two smartphones are side by side, the S6 surpasses. Its maximum brightness is also higher.

Galaxy S6 - iPhone 6: software interface

Without going into the eternal debate, iOS 8.1 has not really unanimity on the iPhone 6. The Galaxy S6 released Android 5.0 Lollipop, which also has its share of detractors, particularly at the design level.
The original Galaxy S6 features include a fingerprint scanner that works wonders. It is much more efficient than the Galaxy S5 and is comparable to that of the iPhone 6, which is one of the best in this area must admit.

The S6 has a heart rate monitor, unlike the iPhone 6. This is an addition used if using S Health particular, or if you practice sport in general with your smartphone.
Galaxy S6 - iPhone 6: iOS and Android 5.0 8 Lollipop

Galaxy S6 - iPhone 6: Performance

It is far too early to compare the performance of these racing machines. Again, the S6 features a quad-core processor (Cortex-A57) running at 2.1 GHz for high performance and a second processor quad-core tasks (Cortex-A53) 1.5GHz.

The latter is dedicated to other tasks that consume few resources. Pretty good overall, knowing that 3 GB of RAM LPDDR4 will strengthen the whole. The iPhone 6 is meanwhile high performance, our tests have shown that it did not heat.
Two very different back! This is according to taste ;)

Despite some rumors, it can run without problems the most demanding games on the App Store. Remember that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will whatever happens more need for resources than its competitor the iPhone 6.
System flow side, you can see in our speed test Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 that the two devices are equal overall. Although it must be qualified, because the result depends on the test conditions, certain points are obvious.

The development of the camera seems slightly faster with iOS 6, the loading on the best Internet with the Galaxy S6, which also boot much faster on the system. Launching applications is not significantly faster or slower on one or the other.

Galaxy S6 - iPhone 6: Camera

We have not yet had time to compare the photographic performance of these two devices in depth. By cons, like Samsung we compared the performance in low light Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6, we leave you realizing it by yourself.

For information, here's what Samsung has presented at the Unpacked Event, placing side by side the same picture taken with the Galaxy S6 and the iPhone 6 plus, which has the same camera as the iPhone 6:
Galaxy S6 - iPhone 6: Camera
Galaxy S6 - iPhone 6: Camera
At the official presentation of the Galaxy S6, Samsung showed us this slideshow comparing the cameras of the iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy S6. © Samsung

By zooming in a little more, we see that the iPhone 6 lacks contrast and the details are far less clear than with the Galaxy S6.

With a larger zoom again, the Galaxy S6 completes his victory. This comparative Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 shows that the first is best to take pictures in low light.

Galaxy S6 - iPhone 6: Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S6
Apple iPhone 6
Galaxy S6 (SM-G920)
iPhone 6
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, TouchWiz
iOS 8.2
Super AMOLED 5.1 inch Quad HD / 2K (1440 x 2560 pixels), ~ 577 pixels per inch, screen ratio / front 70.7%, Gorilla Glass 4
IPS 4.7-inch, 750 x 1334 ~ 326 pixels per inch, screen ratio / front side 65.8% glass reinforced Ion-X, oleophobic coating
Exynos 7420 64-bit (14 nm), quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex A-53 + quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex A57
Apple A8 64 bit (20nm) s dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8)
Graphics chip
Mali T760 MP8, 700 MHz, 326 GFlops
PowerVR GX6450, quad core
32/64/128 GB
16/64/128 GB
Rear: 16 megapixels, OIS, dual LED flash, low light, auto HDR - Video 2160p (30 fps), 1080p (60 fps), HDR
Front: 5 megapixel, auto HDR, low light - Video 1080p (30 fps), HDR
Rear: 8 megapixels, dual LED flash, HDR - Video 1080p (60fps)
Front: 1.2 megapixel, HDR - Video 720p (30fps)
4G / LTE, WiFi 802.1 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X, A-GPS, GLONASS, infrared port, microUSB 2.0, MHL 3, Host
4G / LTE, WiFi 802.1 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, LE, GPS, GLONASS, NFC (apple pay), USB 2.0
143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm
138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm
2550 mAh (not removable)
1810 mAh
0.392 W / kg (head)
0.972 W / kg (head)
138 grams
129 grams
Heart rate monitor, fingerprint scanner
fingerprint reader
€ 709 (32GB), € 809 (64 go), € 909 (128GB)

Galaxy S6 - 6 iPhone price

Samsung is trying to raise its margins, slightly down against Chinese competition. The Galaxy S6, unsurprisingly, is announced at 709 euros in 32 GB. 16 GB version, the iPhone 6 costs for its approximately 650 € in the store, a little more on the Apple Store.
Executives them show similarities

Conclusion Galaxy S6 - 6 iPhone

This comparison of the iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 shows that these two devices are quite similar, and not at the level of design. The proposed features are similar: fingerprint scanner, iOS and Android 5.0 Lollipop, no microSD, no protection against water and dust, no removable battery, etc.

However, it is clear that Samsung takes a step ahead. The screen of the Galaxy S6 is greater, and more offer, even if one fails differences related to the software interface. Moreover, even if he does not really better side autonomy, but the turbo charging makes the difference, not counting the two power-saving modes

For me it is clear that Samsung has caught the rare remaining delays compared to Apple, the Galaxy S6 is better than the iPhone 6.