With the release of both Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Apple’s iPhone 6 this year, many are hoping to upgrade to one of the two highly anticipated phones as fast as possible, but the question is which is the better phone? Because of its superiority in many aspects over the other, the Galaxy S6 would be the better choice.
With its sleek new design, including a glass back and newly chromed edges, it is visually a big step up from its predecessor, the S5, with its less beautiful plastic case. But aside from just improving in looks to match the new iPhones, the phone was also built with a higher pixel resolution, enhanced camera, much faster processor, and the capability to charge wirelessly through the back of the phone.
The Galaxy S5, released in April of 2014, had received many complaints because of its plastic back that was not as comfortable to hold as the iPhones were at the time with their sleek glass-covered backs. The new S6 advanced to the people’s demands with a phone design very similar to that of the newer iPhones.
Along with looking great aside from the screen, the Galaxy S6 has a pixel resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, compared to the iPhone 6’s 1080 x 1920 pixels.
Another highly anticipated feature of the new phone is the advancements in the camera. With its new image stabilization and low light picture taking capabilities, the new camera takes much better shots than the S5 or even the iPhone 6 in almost every setting.
One issue with the camera is that the lense sticks out almost a quarter of a centimeter, which may not seem like much, but if the phone were to fall on its back the camera could be ruined instantly. However, a good phone case can be an easy fix to that.
Another problem with the S6 is that it is slightly more expensive than the iPhone 6. From Verizon, the S6 is $768.00 with 64 GB, while the iPhone 6 is $650.00 with 64 GB.
One of the most important features when comparing the S6 to the iPhone 6 is that the S6 has a much stronger processor for faster use. The S6 has a system memory three times that of the iPhone, which is three times the faster apps loaded and smoother quality.
One of the most innovative abilities of the S6 is its capability to charge wirelessly with a wireless charging pad. However, it comes at the price of not having a removable battery or SD card within the phone that buyers seem to love.