Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Samsung Galaxy A6

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Display

Display size

5.1 inches
5.6 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
720 x 1480 pixels

Pixel density

577 ppi
294 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

70.48 %
74.94 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
16 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

5 megapixels
16 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Flash

Design

Dimensions

5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches (143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm)
5.90 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (149.9 x 70.8 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.71 oz (162 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Glass; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Metal

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black, Gold, Blue, White
Black, Gold, Purple, Blue

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7884

Processor

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Mali-T760 MP8
Mali-T830 MP1

RAM

3 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

128 GB, not expandable
32 GB

Maximum User Storage

 
22.1 GB

Storage expansion

 
up to 400 GB

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (8.0 Oreo), Samsung Experience UI

Battery

Capacity

2550 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

Yes, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
 

Talk time

 
19.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)

Stand-by time

 
18.0 days (432 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)

Talk time (3G)

23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
 

Internet use

 
 

3G

10 hours
 

LTE

12 hours
 

Wi-Fi

12 hours
 

Music playback

57.00 hours
64.00 hours

Video playback

13.00 hours
18.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20
Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 14

UMTS

850, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

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

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.1
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB 2.0
USB 2.0

Connector

microUSB
microUSB

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
 

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

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

Hearing aid compatibility

M3, T3
M3, T3

Other features

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

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM, Recording option

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Mar 02, 2015
Aug 01, 2018

FCC ID value: A3LSMG920A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA600A link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.49 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Body

0.96 W/kg
1.40 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.25 W/kg
1.57 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.04 W/kg
1.40 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Charger, microUSB cable, Headset and Documentation

MSRP price

 
$ 360
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