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Galaxy S6 Edge vs iPhone 6 spec shootout!

by Jacob Kleinman | March 1, 2015March 1, 2015 6:30 pm PDT

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)
Resolution X 1440 750
Resolution Y 2560 1334
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
RAM 3GB 1GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 16GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
External Storage No No
Main Camera (Back) 16MP 8MP iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels
Secondary Camera (Front) 5MP 1.2MP
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1 Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 2600mAh N/A
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Lightning port
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • HRM
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Gyro
  • Proximity
  • Touch ID
GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
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
Other Features
  • IR Remote
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
  • Wi‑Fi calling
In The Box N/A N/A

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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