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Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6 spec shootout!

by Jacob Kleinman | March 1, 2015March 1, 2015 2:45 pm PDT

The Galaxy S6 is finally here, but how does it match up to the latest from Apple? Five months after the iPhone 6 first launched it’s still going strong, though it looks like Samsung’s latest device could give the Cupertino company a run for its money.

When it comes to pure specs Samsung comes out on top, offering a higher resolution display, a bigger battery, better storage options and more. At the end of the day though, the choice really comes down to whether you prefer iOS or Android. Still, if you’re the type of person who likes to consider every detail here’s a full breakdown of how the Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 stack up.

Samsung - Galaxy S6 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 2550mAh 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 143.4 mm (5.65 inches) 5.44 inches (13.82 cm)
Width 70.5 mm (2.78 inches) 2.64 inches (67.1 mm)
Depth 6.8 mm (0.27 inches) 0.27 inches (6.9 mm)
Weight 138 g (4.87 oz) 4.55 oz (129 g)
Colors Black, Blue, Gold, 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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