Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: specs comparison

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: specs comparison
Just a few months ago, both Samsung and Apple made their own kind of ripples across the smartphone community – while Cupertino captivated the market with two iPhone models, which, at last, offered users larger displays, Samsung's own Galaxy Note 4 brought superb battery life, super-sharp screen resolution, and an extremely good camera to the mobile scene.

Now comes the Galaxy S6 edge – a variant of the Galaxy S6 with nearly identical specs – this unique handset takes Samsung's design language one step above the Note 4 and, arguably, adds more premium materials to what can be found on the current iPhones. But what about hardware, and does the fact that the Galaxy S6 edge will be arriving just 6 months after the release of the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy Note 4 mean that it will bring any radically different specs with it?

Let's check them out, side by side:

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Display

Display size

5.1 inches
4.7 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
750 x 1334 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

577 ppi
326 ppi
515 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

71.75 %
65.71 %
74.39 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

16 megapixels
8 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.5 μm
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

LED
Dual LED
LED

Software Features

Manual focus, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Scenes, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Digital image stabilization, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Burst mode, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Macro mode, Night mode, Scenes, Effects

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.264
H.264, MOV
MPEG4, H.264

Features

Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
1.2 megapixels
3.7 megapixels

Video capture

2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1280x720 (HD)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.76 x 0.28 inches (142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches (138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm)
6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inches (153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm)

Weight

4.66 oz (132 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)
4.55 oz (129 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)
6.21 oz (176 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (swipe)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 
Touch sensitive control keys

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Apple A8
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433

Processor

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Dual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 20 nm

GPU

Mali-T760 MP8
PowerVR GX6450
Mali-T760 MP6

RAM

3 GB LPDDR4
1 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

128 GB
128 GB
32 GB

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

 
 
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x, 9.x, 8.x)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

2600 mAh
1810 mAh
3220 mAh

Talk time

26.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1291 min)
 
 

Stand-by time

13.0 days (312 hours)
the average is 21 days (503 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 21 days (503 h)
 

Talk time (3G)

 
14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1386 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1386 min)

Internet use

 
 
 

3G

 
10 hours
 

LTE

 
10 hours
 

Wi-Fi

 
11 hours
 

Music playback

58.00 hours
50.00 hours
82.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
11.00 hours
14.00 hours

Cellular

CDMA

 
800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz
 

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS

850, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

Connectivity

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
Apple Pay
 

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
 
DLNA, MHL, MirrorLink

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 849
 

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12 Comments

1. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Definitely getting the S6 Edge. Unfortunately no chance for HTC, Sony this year

2. Retrospective1

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

The Note is aluminium sides. Why do you keep leaving that out Unibody is different. Please update. FYI S6 is real iPhone KILLER, Specs and design wise, Samsung pay too. Nice

3. KinqElessaR

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 04, 2014

Only problem with specs are microSD and removable battery.

4. TypicalGeek

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Skip. Waiting to see Sony and Motorola offerings.

11. Awalker

Posts: 1958; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I'm waiting for Motorola. Hopefully, they get the camera right this time.

5. Limcheethiam

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

What is the price for the S6 and S6 Edge? Is Samsung still waiting for the feedback from public before they decide?

7. cezarmed2

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

S6 is a much better phone than iphone 6 but sadly it wont sell half as good.People dont always know what is good for them.

8. darealist

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

GS6's prediction: it's an ugly phone. Reveal and verdict: it's an ugly phone.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17052; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You're name is supreme irony.

12. gehena1315

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Is that cum in your eyes?

9. dirtydirty00

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

GS6 edge prediction: amazing Reveal and verdict: take my money!

13. AlexA1824

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

I cant wait for the S6 Edge to release. Day 1 purchase for sure.

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