Six reasons to get the Apple iPhone 6 instead of the Samsung Galaxy S6


We can safely say that Samsung's Galaxy S6 is one of the best Android devices you can get. This is true due to a wide range of reasons - the superior camera, the powerful hardware, the noteworthy design, and many others. It's totally not a flawless phone, but when you put it next to its major 2015 rivals – the LG G4, the HTC One M9, etc. – the Galaxy S6 is arguably the better all-around device.

But how does it stack up against the Apple iPhone 6, a late-2014 phone that can be safely viewed as a benchmark for market success? While they're quite different in a majority of areas, they're still two devices that have already clashed against one another and will continue to strive for better sales over the course of the following few months.

That being said, we decided to take both phones in front of us and weigh the pros and cons of each one. In this particular post, we will be highlighting ten casual and not-so-casual reasons why you should get an iPhone 6 instead of an Galaxy S6 or stick with your Apple smartphone for a little longer. Of course, expect an reciprocating article exploring the vice versa scenario, i.e. a number of reasons to get a Galaxy S6 instead of an iPhone 6.

All set? Okay, let's go!

Related phones

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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122 Comments

1. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

You completely lack common sense.

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

What about the articles makes you say that?

17. IT-Engineer

Posts: 543; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

I don't agree with number 4, i mean it is good, but not all around performer. Apple still needs to implement better Wifi Antenna on their Iphones and ipads. I had to buy a 300$ top notch wireless router in order to get my wife's iphone and ipad to get good speeds. Her iphone 6 and earler iphone 5 can get 40 mbit on wifi while my Note 4 and work phone S5 get 90mbit, i have 100/100,

75. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

I have a lot of reason not to buy iphone. Typical iphone article that PA highlights.

99. faptastic

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

That's typically Apple. They have a few stand out features that they market actively, but the majority of the hardware is low to midrange. The screen on the iphone6 is quite unimpressive and some devices like a Lumia 735 thats less than 200 USD point that out, by having a similar "retina" resolution and much better colors and even gives you the option to alter those colours, in case they don't suite you. The antenna and other items on the iphone are below average too. I have a Lumia 920 that has 4G with 1 to 2 bars where the iphone6 I have next to it on the same network has no reception at all. Same goes for the stability and performance of Wifi. I get 80mbit over 4G in some places with a device thats getting close to 4 years old, while the iphone 6 at the same location and network gives me just 45-60mbit. Apple obviously tries to save money on components not initially visible to users. Like the battery, the iphone6 has a disastrous battery, just like all iphones before it. My Lumia 735 does 2 days on battery easy, the iphone 6 doesn't make it through most days with similar usage.

101. majp89

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

A post from someone who obviously hasn't used an iPhone and has zero perception on what makes a phone a good phone. Just because it uses "low to mid range" materials doesn't make its' performance worse than Android, it's obviously very well optimized for its hardware, which is why every iPhone is near the top of most benchmarks. Have you used the iPhone 6? There's literally zero lag, it can handle any game you throw at it, and the screen is absolutely gorgeous. Just because a phone has a similar resolution doesn't mean it's on par or better, there's a lot of other things that make a smartphone's display worth looking at. I'll agree with you on the reception; my iPhone got no better reception than my Nexus 5/LG G3 that preceded it, however no phone has had good reception on T-Mobile other than the Xperia line. Apple saves money on components like every other smartphone company, they aren't the only ones who have a large profit margin. Sometimes you have to look past the spec sheet and sit down and actually use the phone before you criticize it; I sincerely doubt you have a Lumia 735 sitting next to an iPhone 6, and if you did, it's evident that you're a fanboy and rely on hot takes to make judgements about phones you know nothing about. The battery isn't "disastrous" by the way, I frequently found myself getting 1-2 days out of it easily. Good God, there's so many bad generalizations and evidence that you haven't used the phone in your post that it makes me cringe, but you're pretty much a part of the general crowd here.

115. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Nice reply. I want people on this site to have a (somewhat) similar sense of understanding articles like this one. I hope i have judged you correctly....

105. Simona unregistered

Well nokias ALWAYS had the BEST signal .. they did their antennas very precisely ! Loong time ago my cousin had 5110 and he still had signal in the basement like 10m basement But iphones has very quality screens it is just IPS from either koreans or japanese.. so they are top.. that's it .. nothing else..

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Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 08, 2015

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66. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

IPA lacks common sense

84. waddup121 unregistered

appul

123. fridgejug

Posts: 17; Member since: May 26, 2015

thats the only reason why u buy samsung though.. oh, 1 thing else.. u completely an inferior person..

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't have to deal with lollipop. There's still many users who are reporting issues with lollipop mainly dealing with the excessive memory leak.

7. johntheone

Posts: 24; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

Lollipop has crippled my HTC

89. nodes

Posts: 1159; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

and my LG.

124. fridgejug

Posts: 17; Member since: May 26, 2015

sshhh actually google support apple.. they make lollipop, so people can change to iphone.. what else u waiting for..

10. Kumar123 unregistered

Yeah, Samsung rushed to lollipop without fixing the memory leak properly. Now their user are suffering. Samsung updates are usually very buggy. With each update their phones become slower and slower. A friend of mine who own a Note 3 stop updating mainly because this problem. If you had a buggy update you would expect the next update will fix it but no with Samsung phone the update makes the phone even slower than before.

26. maherk

Posts: 6876; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You speak as if you have ever bought a Samsung phone and had enough experience with it to share it with us. I have never had any problems prior to updating my Samsung or any Android phone, my old Note 4 became even snappier than it was after getting the lollipop update. Sure other users might encounter some issues when updating their android products, still they can easily downgrade to their older software version. Too bad for them iPhone 4s, 5, 5s users, once you're stuck with the latest iOS version, you have only one way to deal it with, do what Apple had in mind when pushing that update for you, upgrade to their latest product or live struggling with your old iPhone crashing apps every now and then.

40. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Yeah, phones getting slower after the update or a while isn't the problem of phones mainly you can fix it many times a fast class 10 SD cart checking for malware on phone getting apps from trusted source helps a lot and IOS updates aren't that buggy although they're Wi-Fi antenna isn't that good.

79. boredhousewife1

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Succinct and to the point. I totally concur with you.

33. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

>Samsung updates are usually very buggy >With each update their phones become slower and slower ☐ Not retarded ☑ Retarded That has been fixed since version 5.1 and btw its not Samsung fault its Google.

37. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Samsung Lollipop never had the memory leak issue. What it does have (the S6,anyway) is an aggressive memory management, which closes apps in the background more quickly than it should. But that's being fixed, and patches have already released in some areas.

58. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

The problem is with the SD card when update to lollipop or any update the system get update but not the app on the SD card which later cause force close sure

67. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No they did. Ot. GOOGLE discovered the issue and patch it in a later version. Isn't it 5.1 that has the fix? Samsung designed the device around 5.01 and that is what the devices come with The downside to google.releasimg patches right after a major release is we.all have to wait for the carriers to do their testing BS which delays the updates But don't blame this on Samsung

71. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

I've updated mine with a carrier mallested lollipop and it's been running great. Few hiccups i had mainly with GPS being accessed constantly was solved with 3 second google search and everything has been great.

86. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

You know why they rushed it? Because people and their b*tch asses keep complaining how slow the updates are.

13. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

If you'd rather deal with iOS 8's limitations and WiFi bugs...

18. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

The WiFi bugs have made my Ipad mini unusable. I just bought an HP stream 7 to replace it. The internet became so slow, as well as loading the app store.

78. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Loving my stream 7, just paired it with my hot spot that was collecting dust. Now with skype 2.99/month my 7in phone costs 12/month. Darn thing is great for the kids at home.

43. iosl0ver5eva

Posts: 119; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

Androids get virus's and software updates that make phone unusable. but hey, whatever floats your boat

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