Based on materials from techradar.com
Samsung and Apple are the current leaders of the mobile industry, and if you're looking for the best device, a comparison of the two companies' flagships is self-evident.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is one of the most popular phones this year, and deservedly so as it has a QHD screen, powerful processor, premium design and tons of features. And if anyone can compete with it, then this is the iPhone 6S, the latest flagship from the only company surpassing Samsung in size. The design is no less premium, the features are all right too, so why not consistently compare these vicious competitors? Go.
The Phone 6S is thin and metal at just 7.1mm thick, and almost nothing breaks the smooth lines of its aluminum body. It looks almost the same as iPhone 6 – nothing was altered in the design, the device is only slightly thicker due to the presence of 3D Touch technology in the screen.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is no less stylish, with a metal frame and glass back, and at 6.8mm, it's even thinner than an iPhone. True, the glass back panel strives to collect fingerprints. In the white model this is not so noticeable, but other shades offer texture like the edges of jewelry.
Both phones look great, so no one will laugh at you on the street.
What do we have here? 4.7-inch 1334 x 750 IPS LCD screen in iPhone 6S, ppi value is 326. Same size and resolution as iPhone 6 and this makes it one of the most compact smartphones on the market. It is larger than the iPhone 5S and its predecessors, so if you want to upgrade from any of these machines, you might be in for a culture shock. However, many people agree that 4.7 inches is the optimal size, even for a small hand.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 has a larger 5.1-inch 1440 x 2560 screen, 577 ppi. Larger and clearer than the Apple competitor, but the 6S doesn't feel like it's lacking in resolution, but the battery life is better. side. All in all, both smartphones offer the best displays on the market, neither of them will disappoint you.
Power and performance
The heart of iPhone 6S is the new chipset from Apple A9. Claimed to have 70% CPU and 90% better performance than the A8 platform in iPhone 6. An impressive solution that is better for most tasks than in iPhone 6.
Compared to iPhone 6 video, it is 12 seconds faster in our testing.
The Galaxy S6 has an eight-core Exynos 7420 processor, 4 cores at 2.1 GHz and four at 1.5 GHz.
We ran the Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6S through GeekBench 3 benchmarks to get a complete picture of what each one is capable of. The Galaxy S6 averaged 4,850 – higher than the A8X chip in the iPad Air 2, which got 4,500.
iPhone 6S, having passed the same test, got an average result of 4417. Smaller than the Galaxy S6, that is, purely in terms of performance, Samsung wins.
Galaxy S6 is power embodied, but while on paper iPhone 6S is inferior to it, smartphones from Apple almost always offer excellent performance, and iPhone 6S – not an exception.
The Apple has long made some of the best cameras in smartphones, and the iPhone 6S continues the tradition with its 12MP main and 5MP front cameras. Both are improved over what looked good in iPhone 6.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 also has a great main camera with a 16MP sensor, in addition to which there is optical stabilization to avoid frame blur. Front camera – 5 MP. The camera in the S6 is one of the best we have tested.
The iPhone 6S has a new feature called Live Photos. When shooting a frame, video is recorded one and a half seconds before and one and a half seconds later – a three-second video is obtained like a 'GIF'. Especially good for taking pictures of children and animals.
The Galaxy S6 doesn't have that, but it has a variety of modes, including normal auto, slow motion, and fast motion. There's also a Pro tool that lets you play with settings like white balance, and you can set up to three custom settings.
There is a Virtual Shot mode that allows you to shoot a 360-degree panorama.
When it comes to camera applications, the iPhone 6S is a bit simpler, meaning you can simply shoot with any of the cameras in 'point and shoot' mode. The Samsung Galaxy S6 is a more complex solution with a lot of options, and if you are into photography this is the best solution. You can have fun with the settings, which are probably overkill if you just want Instagram photos.
However, the only way to compare cameras is to look at the pictures. We took both machines and walked around the offices. The pictures can be seen below.
Samsung Galaxy S6 / Apple iPhone 6S
The Galaxy S6's camera gives the best detail but shows some overexposure issues. The camera iPhone 6S gives a dull result in some shots, but the selfie camera shows much better detail.
iPhone 6S runs on iOS 9, which promises improvements for Siri, long-awaited features Apple Maps and more, in addition to the intuitiveness of its predecessor iOS 8. There are small design changes, but don't expect radical changes like last year. The overall look and feel of the job is the same with a few minor improvements.
The Galaxy S6 runs on Android 5.1 with Samsung's TouchWiz shell. The latter has been quite controversial over the years, but here it is at its best, while Android Lollipop is the best and cleanest version Android to date.
Both operating systems have been seriously improved, so it all depends on your habit and attachment to services from Google or from Apple.
However, Apple has the advantage of 3D Touch, which reacts to pressure by offering various options and functions. That is, a light tap will lead to one result, and a stronger one – to another. Interesting concept, but while testing iPhone 6S, it was difficult to find a use for it. Over time, developers will adopt it and bring it into their applications. In the meantime, its use is limited to applications for iOS and monsters like Facebook.
Perhaps the biggest weakness of the Samsung Galaxy S6 is its battery, which is 2550mAh here, which is less than the Samsung Galaxy S5 and won't last more than a day on a single charge under normal circumstances. If you want to watch a movie on the way home, the device will not please you.
However, the same problems are observed in iPhone 6S. If you are a heavy user, during the day you will have to look for an outlet. And this is a problem. However, what has been said applies not only to the devices to which this material is devoted.
iPhone 6S excuses that iOS 9 may indicate what exactly is eating your battery, but devices on Android have been able to do this for a long time.
We ran a 90-minute test video on both devices, screens at full brightness, in the background, accounts were synced over Wi-Fi. We looked at how much charge each would lose in an hour and a half. iPhone 6S charge decreased from 100% to 70%, not a very good result. The Galaxy S6 lost just 16% in the same test – and this is with a larger display that has higher resolution.
Samsung and Apple built some awesome phones in 2015 and you can't go wrong with any of them. In terms of top-end characteristics, there is almost complete parity.
iPhone 6S is the best it currently offers Apple, but not much has changed since last year iPhone 6, which means that there is no need for an indispensable upgrade for the owners of the latter. And for those with iPhone 5S or older, the new device brings major improvements and a lot of features you've never seen before.
However, there is a leader in the Android – world, occupying this place since its appearance in March this year. The Galaxy S6 is the best you can find, even if the short battery life and lack of a microSD slot might scare off some fans Android.
In the end, the choice you make is more of a choice between iOS and Android, which is a matter of personal preference. Can't live without Android – take Galaxy S6, prefer iOS – don't hesitate and grab iPhone 6S. But if you yearn for change and something unusual, in the event of a switch to another OS, none of the devices will disappoint you.