5 reasons to get a Samsung Galaxy S6 instead of an Apple iPhone 6s

Yesterday, Apple lifted the veil off of its two new iPhones for 2015, the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. We already summed up everything you need to know about them, but here's the gist of it: While the design remains virtually unchanged, the specs sheets of the duo have seen bump in a lot of aspects, with a handful of new interesting features added on top of it all. 3D Touch is undoubtedly the most interesting one, as it unlocks a whole lot of new user-interface interactions.

Does this mean that the spic and span new iPhone 6s is better than the Galaxy S6, the flagship of one of Apple's more serious rivals? While there's no universal and objective answer to this question, yet we feel like we can highlight a number of aspects in which the Galaxy S6 is a better phone than the new iPhone in town.

Here are some of the more noteworthy reasons that we rounded up. Of course, you will certainly be able to find even more. That said, feel free to mention what your reasons would be to pick the Galaxy S6 over the iPhone 6s right in the comments section below.

Related phones

iPhone 6s
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1715 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. Super.Vegito

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 04, 2015

I can't believe that this article has been posted by phone arena who always praise iPhone.

2. amanjain1

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

Lol even I'm surprised!

21. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

Not surprised at all. This is PhoneArena revealing (again) its true colors since this site has always been partial to Samsung (look at the top rated phones, it's always been the Galaxy S flagship series year after year).

26. TerryTerius unregistered

They do this for literally every major device. If you go to the Phone arena home page there's an article listing 6 reasons why the iPhone 6s is better than galaxy s6. They've done this with Galaxy Notes and LG G's, Sony Xperia's, HTC One's, Motorola X's, iPhones and the One + family. It's one of the tactics that used to draw traffic to the site, by giving brief comparisons that are basically tailor made the ignite fanboy battles. I have no idea why you're choosing to focus on Samsung in particular when they do this for literally every major manufacturer. And for the record, they have pretty much always had iPhones and Galaxy devices have identical scores.

33. sgodsell

Posts: 7437; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

They left out the ram. The S6 has a lot more ram. Real multitasking with split screen.

5. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

It's called clickbait. PhoneArena's loyalty is to neither Apple nor Samsung, but to almighty advertising. Next headline: 9 reasons why the Apple iPhone 7 will be better than the Samsung Galaxy S7

8. Randy_g

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

9. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Duly edited, thanks. :)

10. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Phone arena forgot the 1 biggest thing why the S6 is better than the 6S - as they always do.. An iPhone 6S 16GB.. yes 16Gb (outright) is the same price as a 128gb Galaxy S6. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

23. palmguy

Posts: 983; Member since: Mar 22, 2011


30. viper1983

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Definitely a better malware to dollar ratio there.

20. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

There already is one, but there's only 6 reasons (lol).

27. MSi_GS70 unregistered

I think they realised that they started look like from isheep group so they decided to do things equally..

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well they simply posted 8 facts. I I can add way more. How about the fact the S6's have a heart rate monitor right in the phone, so you dont need to buy a watch. The S6's have Quick Charge 2.0 which sharges the batter in 90 mins from 0 to 100%, while the iPhone even with a smaller battery takes 2 hours to charge. The 5MP camera on the front of the S6 is better than the iPhone 6s, because it too is 1.9 aperture and it can take wide shots

40. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Its because a Galaxy S6 is basicly a better iPhone, just put the Apple at the back and the S6 becomes an iPhone, no sd card, no removable battery and a fancy design.

3. iphonexus

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

Like I said in my last never compare your phones

4. iphonexus

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 04, 2015


7. chetangrandhe

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 05, 2015

way to go sammy

11. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Sammy is also cheaper. 16gb iPhone for >$1k (in Australia) are you on crack Apple?

12. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Imagine taking 4K video on a 16gb iPhone 6S at 3.5gb/10min.. Why even have a 16gb iPhone... and then you cant even play it back at anything like 4K on that sweet 750P screen so much LOL

15. Cicero

Posts: 1137; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

And I think will be oven hot after recording for 10 minutes on 4K.

39. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

4K is agimmick anyway i do prefer 1080P 60fps over 4K 30fps any day.

13. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

143gr vs 138gr is a huge difference..

14. androiduser69

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 10, 2015

Just to say... I've always been an android user and fan. Last year I bought a Lg G3. It was a flagship months ago but now it is completely forgotten. Don't have updates. I feel like a subpar user. Same with previous Galaxy SIII witch cost me €600. Te only "peace" I got was with Nexus 5 by far the best android I've had. I was really stupid about selling it... It's the last time I waste my money in a non-vanilla android. I'm even considering an iPhone. At least I have more respect; I pay way lot more but I'm given more respect. Total spending in Android crap last 2 years: €1600. Sorry for my bad English

17. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

This is a failing on the part of manufacturers like Samsung and LG, and in the US the carriers who take it upon themselves to test and push updates on their own schedule. Google can't force them to provide better support. I understand the frustration though. If you want updates, get a Nexus.

16. donrox

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

Point 5 should be better "lens" aperture, not "better camera aperture"

18. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

PA stop

19. ydl08

Posts: 54; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

U gotta admit Sammies limitation to software is down to Google + touch wiz however the big frame is google. They always made phones with better hardware however Apple's Software is the best there is and their optimization of hardware to Software is just unbeatable. i'd like to see IOS on a Samsung phone. I still use Samsung and Note5 is good.

22. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

The iphones have always had terrible screen to body ratios. King of all bezels not even htc can take that throne.

25. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

All in the name of design aesthetics. Gotta have a fat top bezel to match the bottom which accommodates the ever-present home button.

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