Galaxy S6 edge versus iPhone 6 user comparison results: Samsung edges Apple out

The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge or the Apple iPhone 6 - which one is a better smartphone? We asked, and you told us loud and clear! It looks like the S6 edge's accomplishments in design, display quality, user interface and camera capabilities managed to steal even the mighty iPhone 6's thunder, as Samsung's curved screen flagship ranked first across all four categories. 

That's not surprising, though, considering the S6 edge performs just as good as it sounds on paper! The premium build, the excellent display, the toned down TouchWiz and the beautifully performing camera all deliver an even better experience than the iPhone 6's already excellent achievements, which we think is quite the compliment!

Nevertheless, here's the breakdown of the results. Out of 20,306 votes in total, 15,318 went to the GS6 edge, and 4988 went to the iPhone 6. Of 5867 design votes, the GS6 edge stole 4426 (75.44%) looks, while the iPhone 6 only got 1441(24.56%). Moving onto the display (4864 votes), the one (three?) on the GS6 edge landed 4143 votes (85.18%), leaving a mere 721 votes (14.82%) to the iPhone 6's fine 4.7-incher. 

As for the interface and user experience (4774 votes), it looks like TouchWiz (3191 votes, 66.84%) has what it takes to surpass iOS 8's smooth operations (1583 votes, 33.16%) in the hearts of our readers; and finally, the camera poll generated 4802 votes, with 3558 (74.09%) going to the GS6 edge and 1244 (25.91%) left for the Apple iPhone 6. 

Boy, the GS6 edge didn't give the iPhone 6 a chance, did it? Well, to be honest, we'll have to compare Apple and Samsung's quarterly revenue reports to get to the proper conclusion. But by the looks of it, the GS6 and GS6 edge are enjoying a fantastic reception!



1. gaming64 unregistered

Honestly, people voted the S6 edge because of the specs and fanboyism. Not saying that they are idiots but it might be the case.

4. drunkenjay

Posts: 1695; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

not really. it is a better product why is why im buying it.

20. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

His logic: Those guys don't agree with me Therefore they are fanboys

26. gaming64 unregistered

Not a better product, but an improvement. Still, real-life experience counts.

36. shahzadadil

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 31, 2014

And what that real life experience would be ? Display, design, Camera, processor, memory, features ?? As far as I know and every genuine technical review has suggested, S6 edge outperforms Iphone 6.

74. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Even the reviewer on wsj who is an iPhone user liked it big time, the only thing that locked her out was the software where she did not get that this can be changed to how she likes, but I be thinking it was more to do with her having all her cash within the iPhone ios

39. Scorpion67 unregistered

"Not a better product, but an improvement." You're just taking the longer road of saying the same thing. If the Galaxy S6 is an improvement over the iPhone 6, then it definitely is a better product lol.

33. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Newton's 4th law "Behind every butthurt comment, there is an iFan" Hence proved @gaming64

38. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

The best part is that they consider themselves to be the unbiased ones. The most marked trait of an iFan is hypocrisy though, so can't say you can expect much. There is literally one 1 aspect in which the iPhone 6 beats the S6 Edge and that is price.

52. gaming64 unregistered

I honestly voted for the S6 because of specs and stunning design. Also, I'm not biased. I prefer iOS for everyday use although I still respect and use some Android platforms.

60. oooooz

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

So how comes you voted and that is Ok but if others did it's because of "specs and fanboyism" ? Why not just respect that others have just as a ligament reason to like one phone over another, just like you do.

85. Scorpion67 unregistered

No, you didn't vote for the S6, you just don't want to sound biased. Judging by your other posts, you are very hateful towards anything that isn't Apple. Just admit it already.

41. drunkenjay

Posts: 1695; Member since: Feb 11, 2013


9. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

577ppi vs 326, 5.1" screen vs 4.7" but is barely any bigger, better camera, has 50+% longer battery life and charges in nearly half the time. OS preferences aside, the S6/S6 Edge is clearly the superior device.

15. ankitp

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

your comparison is s**t in real life experience,iphone 6 nearly takes as good photos as compared to s6 and s6 edge ,and put your ppi's on your pocket ..normal people donot zoom 200% to see how much pixelated is the screen.and for OS preferences ,iOS is more user friendly ,bloatware and gimmicky feature free and OS updates are more frequently and timely then samsung or any android devices.thankyou

21. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Butthurt much? Perhaps if you wrote with higher competency than a 4th grader I might take you more seriously, but even then your "arguments" would still fall far short.

22. bendgate unregistered

About photos- Improvement is always a better thing and s6 takes noticeably better photos. More user friendly- Personal preference and I prefer Android. iTunes gives me headache. Bloatware and gimmicky- OK, there are many gimmicks but its much better than iOS' lack of features. OS updates- Apple wins. And You're not welcome.

75. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Yes and no when it comes to updates as apple never add anything in there updates apart from bug fixes and slowing down the older phomes Samsung always adds bug fixes all the time of there own I.e. They have the best less bug 5.0, also Google updates all it services and apps away from the core, I.e. The way the updates come are not the same,

25. rolperez

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

Hahaha, your comment is s**t...the S6 edge is not even released, hahaha "real life", there are comparisons of the photos of both devices, and S6 is a winner this time, BUT, when you take photos in the 2 devices, THEN you come here and comment about "real life taking photos" iDiot, go and cry over Steve's tomb, haha.

27. gaming64 unregistered

Maybe you should take that advice for yourself, fanboy.

28. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Frequency of updates means nothing without context. Are they fixing something that's broken, or are they adding features? I'll grant that iOS has an advantage over Android when it comes to universal updates (fragmentation), regardless of whose fault it is (Google/manufacturers/carriers), but that doesn't gloss over the fact that iOS is severely behind Android in many areas when it comes to hardware and software features.

29. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

You just can't admit that the S6 is all excellent at benchmarks, review, and real-life performance. End of story.

34. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

But those ppi count when viewing and zooming in on photos (which everybody does). The camera maybe nearly as good..... but it isn't as good. And the battery life/charging speed are a BIG deal for everybody. Samsung have clearly made a better phone than apple so deal with it. If apple ever manage to get up to date with their specs and produce a better phone than samsung then we will have this conversation again. This isn't opinion it is fact as the samsung beats apple on all levels. The operating system is the opinion part. My opinion on that is that screen after screen of apps doesn't compare to being able to add widgets. And remember, you CAN have screen after screen of apps on android if you want but there's the beauty...... choice. Your opinion may differ on the os as it has every right to. But please don't argue with hardware FACTS

42. Scorpion67 unregistered

Remember what they said about not being able to differentiate between 30fps and 60fps? pixels aren't very different in this case. As I've seen the difference between 2k and 1080p with my own eyes (I'm not even going to mention the iPhone's 720p). If you don't see it then that's ok because DisplayMate did an extensive test on both the iPhone 6's display and the Galaxy S6's. The Galaxy S6 gave better results and earned the best display (currently) in a smartphone. Display: Check! In real life testing, the Galaxy S6 outperformed the iPhone 6 when it comes to overall speed of the phone (many comparisons on youtube proved it). The Galaxy S6’s cameras (both back and front) have proven to be the best OVERALL cameras out there in many tests. It has fast-tracking autofocus, OIS, HDR for front camera, UHD and QHD video recording where the iPhone doesn’t. The only notable feature for the iPhone 6 is slow motion (240 fps) where the Galaxy S6 is limited to 120fps. I found out that the iPhone 6 uses program effects to push a bluish-white effect on the images. This looks better on the iPhone 6 definitely, but it’s far from realistic. The Galaxy S6 gives colors that are more realistic. Even if you think that the images look better with the bluish effect on the iPhone 6, then no worries, the Galaxy S6’s pro mode has white balance where you can apply the same bluish effect on the images. In low light shots, the 1.9 aperture camera outperformed both the iPhone 6 and 6 PLUS in almost every low light test out there. This makes it the best overall smartphone camera: Check! As for TouchWiz, It already proved to be slightly faster than iOS on the Galaxy S6 (again, look for the comparison tests on youtube). Bloatware can be disabled and you'll have 22GB of free storage for the base model while the iPhone 6 only has 16GB for the base model. As for "gimmicky" features, Android always had widgets and they were considered "gimmicky" by most Apple fans and now iOS has them. And how, exactly are these "gimmicky" features going to negatively affect they user? Samsung disables most of them on default.. so how are they considered a bad thing? LOL

62. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

you forgot the drop test

77. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

"normal people" run in to the same issues with practically every phone: lack of optical zoom. For which your only practical solution is cropping (often called "digital zoom" when enlarged again after cropping). And that's where that extra detail can help quite a lot.

32. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Newton's 4th law "Behind every butthurt comment, there is an iFan" Hence proved @gaming64

35. shahzadadil

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 31, 2014

If you are talking about fanboyism, then iphone 6 should have got much more votes despite being the opposite. Because Samsung does not enjoy fan following like Apple does. People buying Samsumg or any other HtC, Sony or other branded smartphone usually go for specs, features and worth. But Apple users choose Apple just because of their loyalty, status symbol and commitment to Iphone. Moreover, Iphone 6 has been launched months ago and there are millions of Iphone 6 users out there, whereas there are hardly and S6 edge users out there as is has been launched recently. So talking about fanboyism, there should have been huge votes in favour of Iphone 6 as the number of users who use it is in millions as compared to a few hundred or thousand users of Galaxy S6 edge keeping in mind that is has just launched recently.

44. Scorpion67 unregistered

I currently have an iPhone 6 and I voted for the Galaxy S6 edge and I'm going to buy one soon.

47. brunelian92

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

If that was the case then the votes wouldn't fluctuate as much as they did surely? Even then you can guarantee the same thing happened with the votes for the iphone.

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