The Galaxy S6 Edge represents Samsung’s latest attempt to take on Apple for control of the high-end market. The curved-display phone packs a serious punch, but can it take on the mighty iPhone 6? Let’s find out.
From a spec perspective Samsung looks like the clear winner. It offers a higher-resolution Quad HD display, an octa-core Exynos 7 processor, a 16-megapixel camera and a bigger battery. Then again, Apple’s pretty good at squeezing the best possible experience out of its hardware, and the iPhone 6 boasts one of the best cameras on the mobile market despite its 8-megapixel lens.
There’s a lot to consider here, and we’re definitely looking forward to spending more time with the Galaxy S6 Edge soon. For now, check out our full spec-for-spec comparison below.
|Samsung - Galaxy S6 edge||Apple - iPhone 6|
|Display Size||5.1-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (576 ppi)||4.7-inch, 750 x 1334 pixel display (326 ppi)|
|Display Type||Quad HD||Retina HD|
|Operating System||Android 5.0 (at launch)||iOS 8 (at launch)|
|Processor||Exynos 7 series Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz, Octacore application processor||A8 chip with 64-bit architecture|
|Main Camera (Back)||16MP||8MP iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||5MP||1.2MP|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.1||Bluetooth 4.0|
|Height||142.1 mm (5.59 inches)||5.44 inches (13.82 cm)|
|Width||70.1 mm (2.76 inches)||2.64 inches (67.1 mm)|
|Depth||7 mm (0.28 inches)||0.27 inches (6.9 mm)|
|Weight||132 g (4.66 oz)||4.55 oz (129 g)|
|Colors||Black, Gold, Green, White||Gold, Gray, Silver|
|Supported Audio Formats||MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, OPUS||AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV|
|Supported Video Formats||MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, VP9||H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format|
|In The Box||N/A||N/A|