iPhone 6S vs. Samsung Galaxy S6: Battle of the Flagship Phones

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Apple has finally announced the new iPhone 6S. After months of speculation and rumors, it is clear to see that Apple worked extra hard with its latest flagship phone. In terms of offering the public with a powerful combination of hardware and software, Apple is on the right track. As the buzz around the iPhone 6S continues to rage, there’s also no denying the fact that Samsung is giving Apple a run for its money.

As Apple’s closest and tightest rival, Samsung also has the Samsung Galaxy S6 as its flagship offering. How does one compare with the other? That’s what we’ll try to find out below.

Price

Let’s start things off with the price. Like the next person, you’d probably want to know how much these phones costs. The iPhone 6S will be on sale September 25th in the UK with price tags from £539 to £699 depending on the storage. Samsung Galaxy S6 on one hand is cheaper at £499 from its original price of £559.

Size

In terms of size, it looks like Apple’s latest offering is thicker than its predecessor, iPhone 6, and its biggest rival, Samsung Galaxy S6. The extra 0.2mm thickness at 7.1mm than the S6’s 6.8mm is believed to be attributable to the phone’s aluminum material. Apple used the 7000 series aluminum, which is said to be tougher so no more bendable issues like what happened to last year’s iPhone 6.

Display

While the iPhone 6S may be thicker, the Samsung Galaxy S6 offers a bigger screen at 5.1 inches while the iPhone 6S settled with a comfortable 4.7-inch screen. It’s basically just like the iPhone 6 only that there’s an all-new exciting feature called the Force Touch. This new technology tells users how hard they are pressing on the screen. As for the resolution, Samsung has been winging the game with its greater resolution at 1440×2560 compared to iPhone’s 750×1334.

Camera

Apple has been upping its camera game as well. From last year’s 8MP camera, the iPhone 6S has an impressive 12MP rear camera. While the Samsung Galaxy S6 still has more in terms of megapixel at 16MP, the experts would tell you that quality images are not always about the number of megapixels. Both phones certainly have impressive camera, no question about that. But it’s worth noting that Apple’s upgrade now lets users shoot 4K video.

Processor

Like always, Apple is very secretive when it comes to the amount of RAM of its phones. The same case is true for the iPhone 6S. But what we do know is that Apple’s latest smartphone is equipped with the brand’s very own A9 processor, which is believed to be way way faster than the A8. Samsung, on one hand, has ventured into using its own chips on their phones. The Galaxy S6 is currently using an octa-core processor with one quad-core chip.

Specs

Considering all the specs so far, it looks like both flagship phones remain neck to neck with each other. With the camera and processor upgrades, the iPhone 6 is definitely upping its game. Add to that the 3D Touch Technology feature that Samsung doesn’t have and that makes the iPhone 6S as a no-brainer bet for many users. But that’s not to say that Samsung Galaxy S6 is left behind. The Galaxy S6 wins if you’re after a bigger screen size and greater resolution. Either way you go, you’ll have some major and thorough comparisons to make if you want to make the right decision.