Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone 6

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Display

Display size

5.1 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
750 x 1334 pixels

Pixel density

577 ppi
326 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

70.48 %
65.71 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Flash

LED
Dual LED

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)

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

Front

5 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm)
5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches (138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm)

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)
4.55 oz (129 g)
the average is 6 oz (171 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black, Gold, Blue, White
Gold, Gray, Silver

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Apple A8

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

GPU

Mali-T760 MP8
PowerVR GX6450

RAM

3 GB
1 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
128 GB

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)

Battery

Capacity

2550 mAh
1810 mAh

Charging

Yes, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
 

Stand-by time

 
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 20 days (490 h)

Talk time (3G)

23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1389 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1389 min)

Internet use

 
 

3G

10 hours
10 hours

LTE

12 hours
10 hours

Wi-Fi

12 hours
11 hours

Music playback

57.00 hours
50.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
11.00 hours

Cellular

CDMA

 
800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz

GSM

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

UMTS

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

Data

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

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.1
4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

USB 2.0
Yes

Connector

microUSB
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
Apple Pay

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Other

NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Notifications

Notification light, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Hearing aid compatibility

M3, T3
M3, T4

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
 

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Mar 02, 2015
Sep 09, 2014

FCC ID value: A3LSMG920A link
FCC ID value: BCG-E2817A link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.49 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Body

0.96 W/kg
1.19 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.25 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.04 W/kg
1.19 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic, Lightning to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, Documentation

MSRP price

 
$ 849