Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6 Plus also has the upper hand – well, you'd hardly have any issues with hearing the calling party or vice versa, but the Galaxy S6 produces slightly subdued tones.
iPhone 6 Plus in terms of battery endurance by a margin. It lasted for 7 hours and 14 minutes in our benchmark battery test, which is less than what the the Galaxy S5 achieved, but is still enough to trump the iPhone 6 Plus, which lasted for 6 hours and 32 minutes. Thanks to the fast charging feature that Samsung threw in the mix, the Galaxy S6 also fully-charges in merely 78 minutes (wow!), while the iPhone 6 Plus will do the same exercise in 171 minutes. Another nail in the iPhone's coffin is the presence of built-in wireless charging in the Galaxy S6 (Qi- and PMA-compliant).
It's not possible to discern whether the iPhone 6 Plus or the Galaxy S6 is the superior device. Indeed, some may say that Samsung is slowly nixing the distinct features that have traditionally set it apart from the competition (a microSD card slot on board and a removable battery), but hasn't Apple actually done the same by releasing such a large phablet like the iPhone 6 Plus?
Certainly, the Galaxy S6 is the best smartphone Samsung has ever churned out (along with the S6 edge). Provided that you're on the market for a feature-packed Android champion that wants to excel in every category, then you can hardly go wrong with the Samsung Galaxy S6. Still, if large display, a more straightforward user experience and a more perfected app ecosystem stand higher in your book, then the Apple iPhone 6 Plus is certainly a better option for you.
- Doesn't have a slippery back
- Sharper and more color-accurate display in Basic mode
- Bigger screen
- Has a more comfortable feel
- Holds zero fingerprints
- Super intuitive user interface