Key Difference – iPhone 6S vs Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
The battle of the titans has begun. Both Apple and Samsung Electronics are getting ready with their phones and packing them up with many features to outperform each other. This page is about to guide you through both the phones and give you a bigger picture of what to expect with both the competitors, according to reliable sources.
iPhone 6S Review – Features and Specifications
Usually, the so-called “S” models do not come with much of a difference as it predecessors. There is no notable difference between the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S as well as the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5S. So it has not always made any sense to move to these versions as they do not come with any major upgrade.
But this time, the tables have turned as the iPhone 6S has made a significant upgrade from its predecessor the iPhone 6.
Design wise, it is almost an identical copy of the iPhone 6. If placed side by side the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6S will not show any physical difference. As with iPhone 6, iPhone 6S is made in the metal ceramic finish. The only relevant change that is not that visible is the increase in the thickness, which is in place to support 3D Touch technology.
Due to its premium build and lightness it is comfortable in the hand and light to hold. Due to the Bend gate, the aluminum has been strengthened further using 7000 series to make it stronger when excessive pressure is applied on the phone.
This can be considered one of the best features that come with the iPhone 6S. This is a definite upgrade from iPhone 5S. It is a cool feature which will change the way Apple user have used the iPhone. The 3D touch feature is able to differentiate touch on the screen in different ways. This a simple change which apple users will have no trouble changing to. It supports the tap like on earlier models, but the real difference is, now the screen will know when the press is a bit harder and will open up a pop-up menu which includes a lot of features that are frequently used. It can be compared to a right click on a mouse.
Holding down on an app like Main will enable to see a quick preview of the message. Holding down the finger even further will enable to see more information of the message. This is great since we will have to tap and tap again to view the above otherwise.
The screen is identical to the one used on iPhone 6. Although iPhone 6S comes with a low-resolution screen, this screen is vibrant and colorful, making a beautiful display.
The camera of the iPhone 6S comes with a 12MP snapper which was an upgrade that was expected. This will be an attractive feature for the customers as previous models did not support such a high resolution. But compared with its rivals like Sony and Samsung, it is still behind as they provide features like autofocus and extra pixels which give them an advantage in the camera department.
In addition to the upgrade the usual useful features provided by the iPhone are available with this model. These include time lapse and slow motion. The live photo option which captures a photo for 1.5 seconds it also a useful option. The front facing camera has also seen an upgrade to 5MP, which includes a face time sensor. To light up selfies, the screen briefly lights up while taking the photo for a brighter photo. 3D touch enables holding down hold down a picture and playing videos which is known as Live Photos. The camera is also expected to support 4K video recording, but the storage of 16GB does not make any senses.
Processor & RAM
As expected, the iPhone 6S comes with an A9 processor with upgrades included. The A9 is able to perform 70 percent faster and 90 percent faster on graphics compared to the A8 processor.The processor is able to perform faster, and this will be ideal for gaming. It has been constructed using 64-bit architecture which is able to perform faster and efficiently when opening and closing apps. The problem is that this architecture consumes much space leaving the iPhones 16GB storage capacity at a question mark. The RAM is expected to have an upgrade of 2GB, which is sufficient memory to run applications in a smooth fashion. It has not yet mentioned the RAM and the clock speed of the processor. Therefore, we will have to wait and see.
Apple failed to reveal any information on the battery as well. The new, efficient processor will be able to sustain the battery for a longer period, but it is a bit worrisome as the numbers are yet to be published.
The M9 motion co-processor has been built into the processor with stays on all the time. The Touch ID sensor also has seen an upgrade, and this is expected to perform faster and more accurate than the previous version
Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Review – Features and Specifications
The Korean giant, Samsung Electronics just released the Galaxy S6 Edge plus and the Galaxy Note 5. The unveiling happened early to gain momentum before Apple gets a chance to release their masterpiece. There have been many improvements in the hardware as well as the software, to have a good chance of competing with its adversary. The Galaxy S6 Edge has been a great hit among Samsung consumers. Samsung opened up a separate production line to make 5 million edges a month due to the demand. So the Galaxy S6 edge plus could turn out to be the same. We will just have to wait and see.
The phone is elegant and finely crafted with the use of glass and metal. The metal bezel has been redesigned to be solid and stronger. The phone was made to ultimate detail. Silver Titanium has been added as another color to the existing collection. The Galaxy Edge plus can be used by one hand due to its compact size. However, due to the flat back and small grips on the edges it feels a bit uncomfortable in the hand. The screen has become bigger, but the phone has become smaller. The screen size is now 5.7 from 5.5 inches from its previous version. The width is 2.98 inches (75.8mm) smaller than the iPhone 6 Plus. The curved edges are impressive and give the phone a better look. It seems the design of the Galaxy S6 plus has been inspired by its rival, the iPhone.
The dimensions of the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus are going to be 154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm. Its predecessor had dimensions of 142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm. The phone has become smaller, but the display has become bigger which is a noteworthy feature. The weight of the smartphone is 153g.
As the name “Plus” suggests, the device comes with a 5.7 inch display from the 5.1 inch display of its predecessor, the Galaxy S6 Edge. Due to the larger display, the dual edges on the phone have been given more prominence. The technology behind the screen is the super AMOLED, which is known to be a great display. The screen is a Q HD screen with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels for sharp, detailed images. The dual display edge can be used to bring up important contacts and favorite apps on the edge of the smartphone just with a swipe of the finger. Features like edge notifications and the night clock are retained by the Galaxy S6 Edge plus.
The rear camera has a resolution of 16 megapixels, and it comes with a 5-megapixel front focusing camera. The camera is also expected to support optical image stabilization and also 4K recording at the same time. Samsung boasts of having the highest DXO mark score for image quality. The cameras are said to perform very well in low light conditions, images rich with high resolution and detail. Social media is not only sharing about photo but also videos. So the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is capable of supporting 4K video which is a cool feature. Software based VDIS has been improved and is backed up by OIS for a steady video recording.
The processor powering the Galaxy S6 Edge plus is powered by an Exynos 7 Octa 7420 processor. One of the two quad cores clock speeds up to 2.1 GHz and the other clocks speeds up to 1.5 which is great horsepower to have on the device.
The internal storage of the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is 64GB. A 32 GB version is also available. Expandable storage is not supported.
The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus supports RAM of 4GB, which is better than the Galaxy S6 Edge RAM, which is only 3GB.This is a great feature for multitasking.
As with the Galaxy S6 Edge, the display of this phone is also sharp, brilliant and the curved add a sense of depth to the displayed material. This is with the help of a high definition screen which produce images which are deep vibrant and rich. Authentic sound adds depth to acoustics in detail, which is ably supported by wireless pro headphones as well. With all these features,the display is able to bring detailed, images to life.
Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is able to steam live video with the help of YouTube, the largest video-sharing platform in the world to friends and family as it happens. This is a built-in feature which will not require any app download.
By swiping the edge of the display favorites applications and important contacts will be displayed on the edge screen. You can retrieve Important information at your fingertips with just a swipe.
Samsung pay wanted to create a simple effective safe solution to make mobile payments accessible to all forms of businesses whether they are large or small. It has come up with a solution to replace all kinds of cards with the use of the smartphone which can be accessed by a bank card reader at any shop. NFC is not available at every store which makes it difficult for the customers to transition. Samsung pay will be able to support NFC, Bankcard readers, and barcode readers as well which makes it more available. Samsung Knox protects Samsung pay from malware. During transaction, none of the personal or credit card information will be transferred making it safe and reliable. A onetime security code will only be used during a transaction.
It will be available in Korea in August 20th and available in the US from September 28th. Followed by UK, China, Spain and other countries in the near future. Its key feature is that it will be accepted anywhere.
This feature allows files and screen sharing between PC and smartphone in a wireless and automatic manner. This feature is available with windows and mac as well.
In addition to fast charging, power saving mode, and wireless charging device will be able to support fast wireless charging becoming the pioneer in this technology. With the use of fast wireless technology, an empty phone can be charged to full capacity in 120 min which has seen an improvement of 60 minutes or 30%. This is comparably faster than some wired charging abilities in some phones. Samsung says this is the beginning of cord-free wireless charging where you can charge you phone in a coffee shop or anywhere wireless charging is supported. The battery is not removable which is a bit disappointing.
Both devices are available in USA and Canada after August 21. US pre-orders started on August 11th.
What is the difference between Samsung Galaxy S6 edge plus vs iPhone 6S?
Differences in specifications of Samsung Galaxy S6 edge plus vs iPhone 6S
Galaxy S6 edge +: The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge plus supports Android (5.1) TouchWiz UI.
iPhone 6S: The iPhone 6S supports iOS 9.
Galaxy S6 edge +: The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge plus dimensions are 154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm.
iPhone 6S: The iPhone 6S dimensions are 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge plus is a much larger phone when compared with the iPhone 6S.
Galaxy S6 edge +: The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge plus weighs 153 g.
iPhone 6S: The iPhone 6S weighs 143 g.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge plus is a heavier phone due to is larger size compared with the iPhone 6S.
Galaxy S6 edge +: The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge plus supports sdisplay size of 5.7 inches.
iPhone 6S: The iPhone 6S supports display size of 4.7 inches.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge has a larger display compared with the iPhone 6S.
Galaxy S6 edge +: The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge plus’ resolution is 1440X2560.
iPhone 6S: The iPhone 6S’s resolution is 750X1334.
Although the resolution of the iPhone 6S seems to be way behind its rival ,these numbers don’t always portray the actual truth about the display as Apple displays are known to be bright and sharp.
Galaxy S6 edge +: The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge plus’ pixel density is 518 ppi
iPhone 6S: The iPhone 6S’ pixel density is 326 ppi
Galaxy S6 edge +: The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge plus has a resolution of 16 MP.
iPhone 6S: The iPhone 6S has a resolution of 12MP.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge plus has a better camera resolution and is able to produce more detailed and crisp images.
Galaxy S6 edge +: The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge plus is powered by a 64 bit Exynos 7 Octa-core 7420 2.1 Ghz ARM Cortex A57 and ARM Cortex A53 processor.
iPhone 6S: The iPhone 6S is powered by a 64-bit A9 processor.
Galaxy S6 edge +: The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge plus storage is 64 GB.
iPhone 6S: The iPhone 6S storage is 128GB.
The iPhone 6S comes with a larger built in storage than the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge plus.
Galaxy S6 edge +: The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge plus battery capacity is 3000mAh.
iPhone 6S: The iPhone 6S battery capacity is 1715mAh.
The larger Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge plus is able to last longer due to the larger battery size and the capacity it comes with.
Galaxy S6 edge +: The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge plus uses Super AMOLED Technology.
iPhone 6S: The iPhone 6S uses IPS LCD Technology.
Super AMOLED technology is known to produce more vibrant colored, accurate and detailed pictures and is known to be one of the best displays developed so far.
The handset design has not changed, and only Apple could get away with such a feature. The new 3D touch technology, camera upgrades, and iOS 9 support are noteworthy for people who want to upgrade from an older version from the iPhone 6. IPhone 6 user may not consider upgrading to the iPhone 6S as it has many of the features present in its predecessor. If users want to defect from another phone brand, this is an exceptional choice as the upgrades have seen a vast improvement. From the above comparison, it seems that the Samsung has an upper hand in many areas, but the iPhone may be preferred by many users according to their taste and need from the phone.Image Courtesy: “Do More, Enjoy More with Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5” by Samsung Tomorrow(CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) via Flickr