Samsung Galaxy S6 pictured in new renders, gets visually-compared with the Apple iPhone 6
1. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2115; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
Looks nothing like the iPhone.They'd probably had to have different shaped grills.
3. vincelongman (Posts: 4445; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Look far more like a mix of the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 to me
6. maherk (Posts: 3803; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
I do actually see a lot of the iPhone's design language in this S6, and it will be really disappointing that this is what project zero has turned out to be.
And when will Samsung get rid of this monster camera hump?
I guess the m9 is my next phone, unless the S6 Edge turnes out to have a better design.
18. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Even the ip6 has a camera hump...
Maybe they chose to copy the camera hump as well! ;)
27. maherk (Posts: 3803; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Camera humps was always there on the Galaxy S series(with the exception of the S3), and it shouldn't be something to be proud of, they are ugly and pain in the ass when using your phone on flat surfaces(although that's not big of a deal on Samsung phones, since the hump is centered).
45. buccob (Posts: 2566; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
The S3 also has a camera bump it is just less raised than the others. I like the designs of Xperia better even if it's already overused
48. tnuc2014 (Posts: 268; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)
It's not that big of a deal on the iPhone 6 if you have a case...which most people do!
91. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
Yes because without it, the phone easily gets damaged; which isn't true of the Galaxy. lol
82. tacarat (Posts: 770; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)
Done right I think it's beneficial for protecting the lens. The Lumia 1020 is a good example.
90. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
The vast majority of Samsung devices have a camera hump...dummy! And since its in the center, it doesn't make the phone unstable when you lay it down to type...unlike the phone of the fruit
98. Venkatramanan (Posts: 310; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)
Don't defend your favorite phone by comparing with a useless one. In any way protruding camera is not a good design. If you want your Samsung to be more strong, The fans should indicate the drawbacks so that they can make better device. Don't behave like iFans.
8. usermaxthon (Posts: 70; Member since: 20 Jan 2015)
Stop lying, it definitely looks like iphone copy especially the steel frame. It's a iphone design but Samsung make the design uglier to keep their tradition of ugly flaghsip design.
23. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)
It looks nothing like the iphone. The top and bottom frame shape is the only similarity. How is this uglier? Have you seen the garbage back of the ip6? Plastic antena stripes and metal that feels almost like plastic? And that camera placement which makes the entire device wobble when placed on its back? I don't care tbh because isheep are going to be hatin no matter what. I know I'm going to enjoy that beasty s6.
41. usermaxthon (Posts: 70; Member since: 20 Jan 2015)
Only blind samsung Worshipper like you going to say "It looks nothing like the iphone" but rest of the world going to say "it looks a lot like iPhone 6." Because it's the truth, don't deny they truth.
I have seen the back of iPhone 6 and it looks uglier than iphone 5/5s, Apple tries to copy HTC One design but fails miserably. And now samsung tried to copy iphone 6's design and the from the way it looks (in the render) i'll say they fail miserably. That's what happen they someone tried to copy a copied design.
It looks like s6 camera bump going to be 2x the size of iphone 6's camera bump. It's going to make the device even more uglier. They don't have to compete with apple in this section.
You say apple fan isheep but you (Neros) and SuperNova proclaim your love for Samsung and said that Samsung is your life ( SuperNova said this and you like his post and agree with him). You idiots need to Take a good look at yourself and you need to get a life. #getalifeidiotsamsungworshipper.
71. cripton805 (Posts: 1440; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
It amazes me how stupid some people. How can this be a copy of the iPhone if the iPhone had a 3.5" and 4" screen when Samsung picked up this design with the S3& S4? To top it off, the iPhone 5s had a long tall screen. So, if you think the S6 looks like and iPhone that would mean Apple copied the same design Samsung has been using for a couple generations now.... this is a whole new level of stupid even for iJunkies. This is why people make fun of you.
34. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
Iphone 6 took design from Lumia 925. So did HTC M7.
40. Commentator (Posts: 3692; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Funny how the M7 was release before the Lumia 925 was announced.
55. iampayne (Posts: 322; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
And its funny how the original iPhone was released before all of them and is where the iP6 gets its looks.
92. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
Funny how the iPhone original design was stolen from LG. Funny how the Mac and Mac OS were stolen from Xerox. Funny how iOS 8 has more Android looking features.
42. phljcnth (Posts: 485; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Lol! This is a smaller Galaxy Note 2 just made of aluminum. Damn Samsung if they use metal, damn if they don't. Why do these sheeps keep on fantasizing it's their phone's copy when the only thing I see both designs share is the circular speaker grill?
74. cripton805 (Posts: 1440; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
All phone manufacters that I remember have been using circular speaker grills and mics for as long as I remember. It only counts when Apple invented it 30 years later. Even corded phones with a spin dial from the 1950s had circular speaker grills.
50. bubbadoes (Posts: 987; Member since: 03 May 2012)
Denial, denial, denial. Are you crazy? The render looks exactly like an iphone!!! So what they add a top row of speaker cut-outs as to not mimic an iphone. Clearly the render of the bottom picture looks like an iphone!! like it or not!!! Copycat Samsung for POST #1, and I'm not on Apples wagon train!
93. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
yes because its a render from an iPhone fanboi. We have no idea what the real phone is going to look like at all. We only have SOME idea.
BUt there are phones that look exactly like an iPhone and PA even posted an article, yet I see none of the same names listed as posters. Which shows you are just Samsung hating pieces of douchebags.
62. nctx77 (Posts: 1971; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
As someone said below, it's a similiariPhone design language. It doesn't have to look exact. Honestly, this looks more like the iPhone than HTC one does. At least Apple and HTC Have an agreement with each other.
88. Niva. (Posts: 423; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)
Exactly, it's similar, it's not the same. In real life if you set these phones one next to the other would you mistake one for the other with a glance? Only if you never heard of Samsung or Apple before.
So it's using the same language, is that a bad thing? In my opinion no. I have never owned iPhones on principle due to their price, OS, iTunes and etc., but I do admire their design. That being said, there's one area where Samsun really did bad in terms of the design language and taht's sticking with the physical home button. There's no need for a physical home button on this phone anymore, there hasn't been for many years, and it is the biggest design critique I can make against the Samsung device.
94. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
There is a reason for a physical home button. Do you want to do everything using complicated swipes? Be real.
The iPhone still has a home button too. Maybe Samsung doesn't want to be buttonless. I like having the 3 buttons. I makes certain functions easier without remember w hole bunch of lame swipes.
101. penguinbelly (Posts: 143; Member since: 27 Dec 2014)
You mean, rectangles with rounded corners = iPhones.
4. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1458; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
This looks okay but lacks the "wow" factor. Doesn't look like a new redesign which started from scratch.
I hope the real product will be awesome.
5. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
They don't have to deviate what has sold well. They're just trying to appease a small part of the market that want their smartphone devices to feel "finely crafted" or "premium" to the touch. Every company sells a product with their signature design ethos, it's up to you to pick which one you want.
49. tnuc2014 (Posts: 268; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)
The point is the S5 hasn't sold as well as previous versions...hence the supposed re-design from the ground up.
24. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)
It looks like a completely new product. It's just a phone what do you expect from a phone? I like it and I now it looks much better than current sony or htc devices.
60. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1458; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
It doesn't look like a completely new device at all. I like it too but I won't say it look better than HTC's, Sony's because 1st, this render doesn't impress me that much. 2nd, it is not yet released so I haven't got any chance to hands on with it.
7. TheHossein (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Sep 2014)
In the last picture , That camera on Galaxy S6 looks scary ! The design looks fine , not groundbreaking , I can't forget the changes from S2 to S3 , I hope we see that "wow" factor in other parts of this flagship.
14. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Tell me how you want to be "wowed" - do you even know what you're talking about or what you really even want?
46. TheHossein (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Sep 2014)
I actually don't know ! LOL , I just can't say it , For example the "wow" factor for me in Galaxy s3 was its design and using interface. I wanted to see the same thing on this phone but ... I think i'll just wait until their introduction day !!
9. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)
I'll give credit to Samsung for changing the design, but as I said before, their phones are starting to lack the "wow" factor and this is no exception. This is still far from their so-called "designed from scratch".
10. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Did they actually say that themselves or was that just another baseless insider rumor?
20. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)
Both. If I remember correctly, one of the person from the design team said the S6 will have a different design and will be designed from scratch.
11. trqster (Posts: 97; Member since: 17 May 2013)
Looks like a bigger more rounded edged Galaxy Alpha to me. Not that it's a bad thing...but the iPhone 6 is still by far the best looking smartphone out there.
26. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)
Ip5s is the best premium looking smartphone out there.
33. maherk (Posts: 3803; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
I would go with an m8, and it will be my easiest choice.
But i do agree with you on something, the 5s is one of the best looking smartphones out there and easily much better looking than the iPhone 6.
58. iampayne (Posts: 322; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
You're both wrong the iPhone 4/s is the best looking smartphone ever made, regardless of how impractical many said it was. My iP4 never cracked or dropped a call, maybe im lucky with iPhones.
32. tedkord (Posts: 11712; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
The iPhone stopped being the best looking with the 6. It's just an ugly design. And if you go back on this site and others like it to the months before it was released, and all those "leaks" came out showing the new iPhone, most of the rabid iFans were denying the iPhone 6 would look like that, because, "Apple doesn't put out ugly designs line that. It's fake."
51. tnuc2014 (Posts: 268; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)
I think the front of the iPhone6 is probably as good as it gets (although smaller bezels would be nice).
The back lets the phone down completely, but I always put a case on my phone, so no worries on that. I think Apple were quite clever, because the camera hump is no thicker than your standard case. The aluminium is also quite slippy, meaning that most people will use a case if only just to have better grip.
The good thing is that the iPhone 6 with a slim case is not much thicker than an iPhone 5S without a case.
57. iampayne (Posts: 322; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
Even though your a rabid fanboy I have to agree with you. I still can not believe Apple released the iP6 looking the way it does. I could understand if the phone was waterproof and that was the reason for the bands, but its not. For the life of me I can't understand why they couldn't take the iP5 approach and butt the glass to the aluminum. An amazing design choice would have been put the curved glass on the top/bottom in the back. I hate saying this, but Steve wouldn't have let this design fly. I think Jony is losing his touch.
12. darkkjedii (Posts: 21367; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I don't know about the actual device, but that concept looks similar in certain ways to the current iPhone. Let's just wait and see, it'll be a solid product regardless.
35. tedkord (Posts: 11712; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Let's be honest here, the GS6 could have been a triangle with concave edges and people would claim it was an Apple copy,while denying the iPhone 6 looked anything like the HTC One M8.
53. tnuc2014 (Posts: 268; Member since: 12 Sep 2014)
No they wouldn't...what a stupid comment. The only way the iPhone 6 looks like the HTC One M8 is that it uses aluminium. The size is different, the shape is different, the screen to body join is different.
I think any smartphone fan would love to see Samsung come up with a new sexy design housing the very best specs, because this forces all other manufacturers to up their game.
68. tedkord (Posts: 11712; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Every thing your listed as making the iPhone 6 look distention than the HTC One M8 also applies to this all Samsung phones compared to the iphone of the time. Different size, different shapes, different screen to body joint. Yet all we hear is Samsung copied the iPhone.
64. nctx77 (Posts: 1971; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)
That's BS! I haven't heard anyone say samsungs Design looks like an iPhone since the 3GS. Now copying other things, then yes.
70. tedkord (Posts: 11712; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Sure you haven't. Someone on this forum (or might have been BGR, not sure) stated busy a week ago that all smartphones are copies of the iPhone. They're right in this comment section claiming Samsung copied the iPhone 6 from an unofficial render. They were claiming the Note 4 was an iPhone 5 copy because of chamfered edges.
Jeez. No connection to reality.
67. darkkjedii (Posts: 21367; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I didn't call it a copy, but the design lingo is there, and so is the iPhones in relation to the M8. Is what it is bruh.
69. tedkord (Posts: 11712; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
That's reasonable. But you're reasonable, the rabid fans aren't. Any slight similarity to anything Apple is criminal copying, anything Apple takes is vehemently denied as looking at all similar. You know you've seen it.
Thats why I respect you and defend you, you're not a drooling fanboy.
80. darkkjedii (Posts: 21367; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
That's true, and thanx. As a user of iOS and android, I've seen Apple use inspiration big time in the OS feature area. As I've said before, I don't care who copied who, just put the features in my phone. I've seen iOS open up, and android become more refined. Areas they both lacked in. +1.
13. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
I love how all these different leaks are showing the S6 with different (inverted) LED flash/sensor placements, different sized bezels, and some had back covers that were either textured or had dimpled backs.