Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone 6

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Display

Size:

5.1 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1440 pixels, 577 PPI
1334 x 750 pixels, 326 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

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

Hardware

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:

3GB LPDDR4
1GB LPDDR3

Internal storage:

128GB, not expandable
128GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

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

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Fast charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

16 MP (OIS, Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, PDAF, BSI sensor)

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

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:

OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

5 MP (HDR)
1.2 MP

Video capture:

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

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 (138.0 g)
4.55 oz (129.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Notification light, Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Gold, Blue, White
Gold, Silver, Space gray

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

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

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Custom equalizer, Preset equalizer, Sound effects
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.1
4.2

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
Lightning

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Mar 02, 2015
Sep 09, 2014

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG920A link
BCG-E2817A link

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

Buyers information

Price:

$ 849

In The Box:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 01, 2015
Sep 09, 2014
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