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iPhone 6s vs Galaxy S6 Spec Shootout

by Roy Choi | September 9, 2015September 9, 2015 2:10 pm PDT

Apple today announced its newest flagship phones, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The iPhone 6s at first glance appears to be a copy of the iPhone 6 though internally the 6s sports an upgraded processor, new display glass, 3D Touch and better wireless capability.  But how does the new iPhone 6s compare against Samsung’s Galaxy S6?

We’ll perform a more robust comparison between the two devices but for now here’s a quick comparison between the iPhone 6s and the Galaxy S6:

iPhone 6s Gallery

Galaxy S6 Gallery

Apple - iPhone 6s Samsung - Galaxy S6
Display Size 4.7-inch, 750 x 1334 pixel display (326 ppi) 5.1-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (576 ppi)
Resolution X 750 1440
Resolution Y 1334 2560
Display Type Retina HD Quad HD
Operating System iOS 9 (at launch) Android 5.0 (at launch)
Processor A9 chip with 64-bit architecture Exynos 7 series Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz, Octacore application processor
RAM 2GB 3GB
Storage
  • 16GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
External Storage No No
Main Camera (Back) 12MP iSight camera with 1.22µ pixels 16MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 5MP 5MP
Networks
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (CDMA models only)
  • GSM/EDGE
  • LTE
  • TD-LTE
  • TG-SCDMA
  • UMTS/HSPA+
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth 4.1
Battery 1715mAh 2550mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Lightning port
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Gyro
  • Proximity
  • Touch ID
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • HRM
  • Proximity
GPS
  • A-GPS
  • Digital compass
  • GLONASS
  • Digital compass
Height 5.44 inches (13.82 cm) 143.4 mm (5.65 inches)
Width 2.64 inches (67.1 mm) 70.5 mm (2.78 inches)
Depth 0.28 inches (7.1 mm) 6.8 mm (0.27 inches)
Weight 5.04 oz (143 g) 138 g (4.87 oz)
Colors Gold, Gray, Rose, Silver Black, Blue, Gold, White
Supported Audio Formats 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 MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, OPUS
Supported Video Formats H.264 video up to 4K, 30 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 MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, VP9
Other Features
  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
  • Wi‑Fi calling
  • IR remote
In The Box N/A N/A

Roy Choi

Roy Choi is a Southern California native. He has been infatuated with technology reviews ever since he bought his first crummy laptop in the summer...

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