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Samsung Galaxy S6 VS Apple iPhone 6 Comparison Overview

Samsung has announced the release of the Galaxy S6 smartphone in India today along with the Galaxy S6 Edge starting from a pricing of Rs 49,900. The device has been designed to compete with the major flagship models, especially the Apple iPhone 6 in all means. We say this as the South Korean tech giant introduced the Samsung Pay mobile payment service with this device and a touch fingerprint scanner as the Apple’s TouchID. Also, there is a premium metal build on the device making it competent enough with the other top notch devices in the market. If you are planning to upgrade to a high end model and confused on which one to choose, here is a comparison between the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Apple iPhone 6.

galaxy s6 vs iphone 6

Key Specs

Model Samsung Galaxy S6 Apple iPhone 6
Display 5.1 inch, 2560×1440 4.7 inch, 1334×750
Processor 64 bit Octa Core Exynos 7420 Dual Core Apple A8
Internal Storage 32 GB/64 GB/128 GB, Non-Expandable 16 GB/64 GB/128 GB, Non-Expandable
OS Android 5.0 Lollipop iOS 8
Camera 16 MP/ 5 MP 8 MP/ 1.2 MP
Dimension and Weight 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm and 138 grams 138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm and 129 grams
Connectivity 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, Infrared, NFC
Battery 2,550 mAh 1,810 mAh
Price Rs 49,900/ Rs 55,900/ Rs 61,900 Rs 53,500/ Rs 62,500/ Rs 71,500

Display and Processor

The Samsung Galaxy S6 makes use of a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display that packs in a Quad HD screen resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. This screen is layered with the Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection and there is an increased pixel density of 577 pixels per inch making it superior in terms of clarity and sharpness. On the other hand, the Apple iPhone 6 houses a 4.7 inch shatter proof IPS display with Retina HD resolution of 1334×750 pixels that carry a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch. While the Galaxy S6 is claimed to boast the best screen in smartphones with its high pixel count, the iPhone 6 renders exceptional viewing angles and a vibrant color palette.

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In terms of raw hardware, the Galaxy S6 employs a 64 bit octa core Exynos 7420 chipset processor with 14 nm process that is claimed to be more powerful. This processor is teamed up with 3 GB of RAM that can render efficient multitasking. In comparison, the iPhone 6 is equipped with an Apple A8 chipset with 64 bit support and superior performance than the previous generation iPhone models.

Camera and Internal Storage

When it comes to the imaging department, the Galaxy S6 is bestowed with a 16 MP primary snapper that is backed by optical image stabilization, F1.9 lens, IR white balance, fast tracking autofocus and LED flash among other features. Also, there is support for 2160p video recording in the smartphone. Going by the comparison, the iPhone 6 makes use of an 8 MP snapper at its back with True Tone dual LED flash, phase detection autofocus, FHD 1080p video recording, panorama shots and Slo-mo video recording. Up front, the Apple offering comes equipped with a 1.2 MP FaceTime HD snapper with Burst Mode, f2.2 aperture and HDR.

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Storage wise, the Galaxy S6 comes in three different storage options such as 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. On the other hand, the iPhone 6 comes in 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB models. Both the devices do not support micro SD card slots for additional storage.

Battery and Features

The Galaxy S6 is energized by a non-removable 2,550 mAh battery that supports wireless charging to charge it on the go and Ultra Power Saving mode for an extended backup. Also, there is fast charging ability that can recharge the device in 0 percent to 50 percent in 30 minutes. The battery housed by the iPhone 6 is capable of pumping in 24 hours of talk time to the device and also renders 14 hours of video playback time respectively.

Software wise, the Apple iPhone 6 is based on iOS 8, whereas the Samsung phone is fueled by Android 5.0 Lollipop wrapped with a revamped TouchWiz UI without much bloatware. Both the devices arrive with a fingerprint scanner that is touch based and they have respective mobile payment software such as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.


Both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Apple iPhone 6 are top notch smartphones that pack in impressive features. These smartphones are pretty gorgeous with their metallic and unique looks. If a better display and imaging hardware are your preferences, you can opt for the Samsung smartphone. On the other hand, if the iOS entices you a lot with a long lasting battery backup, you can go for the iPhone 6.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.