Seven reasons to buy a Samsung Galaxy S6 instead of an iPhone 6


Well, Samsung's flagship for this year – the Galaxy S6 and its S6 edge sibling – has finally arrived and has definitely caused some jaws to drop. Samsung's redesign plan has brought about the company's first all metal-made Android flagship – oozing class and finally silencing the numerous complaints that Samsung's plastic top-shelf smartphones didn't feel as if they were costly, premium devices.

So, of course, the phone is immediately racked up against another industry leader – Apple's iPhone 6. The two companies have been in heavy competition for quite a while, and both make some pretty powerful smartphones, so it's only natural that they will get compared and a lot of users may be stuck trying to choose between one of the two.

But, of course, while both devices are great at what they do, stark differences can be found, and one needs to take these under account when they are making their smartphone choice. Sure, you can't really go wrong with either one, but if you are still feeling ambivalent in your choice, go ahead an check below for our 7 reasons that you might prefer the Galaxy S6 over the iPhone 6 (or go here to see the opposite list).

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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)
iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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53 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh this isn't going to stir up a flame war. Not at all. *grabs popcorn*

6. IT-Engineer

Posts: 543; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

If everyone is mature, then it shouldn't. I'm an android guy, but i also do like apple's device design (Looking at the Iphone 6) And i really want to try Windows 10 for mobile. The idea is, if you really are a tech guy, then you will see the good and the bad about every single product, and never be biased trying to cover for your beloved Company (Looking at you John V)

9. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

"never be biased" this is in many ways a lie, everyone is biased towards something in some way but I get what you mean

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You see who's nagging the most.

50. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

LOL! The only article that should stir up a flame war is the one with "6 reasons to choose an iPhone 6 over S6". As it was written by a retard in preschool it cannot be taken serously, but some do! There are literally millions of reasons to choose the S6 over the iP6 and only one to choose an iP6: if you're an Apple moron sheep who can't get out of their ecosystem you willingly locked yourself into.

2. bello

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Come on wtf why not for performance battery life is better fast charging dual edge dislay samsung pay luxury you're out of your mind

12. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Exactly. It is like PA deliberately mentioned these factors to show that there isn't that big of a difference between both handstes.

18. iosl0ver5eva

Posts: 119; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

troll

21. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

As an android fan, i have to admit, the S6 isn't better in regular use performance. Atleast, that's what I read on all the user experience forums...

34. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

That's like saying iOS 8 is a junk because there are so many complaints on the support forums

51. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Sorry, but if you don't even own the phones you're disqualified to have such a stupid opinion. I read on this fgorum in this post that you're a retarded child that eats poop - it must be true then?

3. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S6 is over the iP6 of course.

4. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Am i the only who missed the waterproof feature from the S5?

11. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

For sure you aren't the only one, but the majority of us don't really care about it. Never missed it once i moved from the S5 to the Note 4, and still don't miss it now with my S6 Edge. For me, it was more for bragging rights which i rarely used while using the S5 for 6 months. Again, this is just my opinion.

19. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

out of topic but would you recommend any cases? i bought the official clear-view but i couldn't live with the front cover

22. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I would recommend the official back protective case. It provides good grip, and GREAT protection for the sides, screen and most importantly the camera bump. What makes it greag for me, is that it takes just a little bit from the profile of the phone, since it leaves the sides and buttons uncovered. I have it, and i have the Spigen Air Cushion case, but i find myself using the official case much more these days. P.s: my S6 Edge is gold, and i went with the gold case as well.

28. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

thanks a lot man, i'll be sure to pick one up

29. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You won't regret it. It looks nice on both my S6 Edge and my wife's S6, and it is super practical as well. Good luck with your purchase.

31. FriendlyFoe09

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Waterproofing features aren't there for bragging rights. There are actual real world use for them. Its that piece of mind when you are caught in the rain with your phone on you, that your phone will be fine. Especially for people with active lifestyles and hobbies that involve them being outside a lot. Fishing, hiking and mountain biking are some of those hobbies and no, we don't take our phone with us so we can Instagram for bragging rights that we are "active" but to "call in case of emergency" reasons. If you feel you have to brag to your friends about your phone, you should maybe take a look at your life. Maybe get new friends, friends that you don't have to show off too for them to accept you. Find friends where you can be yourself without showing off.

32. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Every flagship released since 2014 is build to survive a splash of water or getting used under rain. And those who feels the need to use their phones while hiking or surfing have tons of options to pick a phone with IP certificate. Lastly, i think you have never showed off your new gadget or car to any of your friends or family? Lol and thanks for the advice, but i ll stick to my group of friends for now.

48. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I love my S5 because it was the first waterproof flagship (other than hard to find Sony) all others had compromises. I had a Casio Commando, that while very waterproof, was far behind flagship performance. The S5 has been a much better experience. I can take it anywhere when I go biking, hiking, a float trip, and I love that. Having the wireless charging back option possibly helped me not mind the charging port cover that seemed to irk so many?

41. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

I prefer S6 over iPhone 6, but I prefer S5 over S6.

5. AppleJuice

Posts: 145; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

It has more than 10 reasons, not seven.

7. TyrionLannister unregistered

not again

8. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

One thing seems to bother me but its not really that big a deal. Samsung usually reports of nice their devices break 10 million in sales in the same month their S-line goes on sale. S4 was probably around 25 April, S5 around 27 April but the S6, well, today.... Maybe Samsung just wants to keep these numbers to themself, if anyone knows better please correct me

10. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

*once not *of nice lol

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Popcorn popcorn popcorn.

14. TheChukwu

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! There is NO WAY anyone would buy an S6 over a iPhone! EVVVVEEEEERRRR!!! *stands back and grabs popcorn* This gon be GOOD!

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Majerkoff TechieXP, SuperNova are gonna come for you.

16. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Your obsession for us has no limits barkkjeddi.

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