Apple iPhone 6s Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+: Double positive

Double positive

GSMArena team, 15 October, 2015.


3D Touch or curved Edge screen? Metal or glass? LCD or AMOLED? iOS or Android? Speed and silky-smooth response or heavy-duty multitasking? These are the questions and no one's got better answers than you. And if the answers consistently put you on this or that side of the line, you know all there is to know.

Yet, Apple or Samsung? Having looked at each in depth, we know for sure that the side-by-side comparison will be even more exciting. No lengthy introductions needed, get ready for the spectacle.

iPhone 6s Plus vs. S6 Edge Plus

Even though it looks exactly like the one from last year, the Apple iPhone 6s Plus is a massive upgrade on the inside. It's powered by a blazing fast A9 chip and delivers a long overdue camera upgrade on both sides. The pressure-aware display tech, faster Touch ID, and a tougher aluminum chassis complete their season's tally.

Samsung on the other hand, had a 6-month old device that wasn't in desperate need of an upgrade. That's what you'd think though while Samsung knew a phablet was due in time for Apple's big release this year.

The new S6 edge+ just got a bigger screen compared to the S6 edge - 5.7 inches of curved Quad HD AMOLED, and kept the hardware package intact: an Exynos 7420 powerhouse, a great 16MP camera, a plethora of sensors and superb design.

Apple iPhone 6s Plus over Galaxy S6 edge+:

  • More powerful GPU
  • Pressure-aware 3D Touch display
  • Live Photos functionality
  • Higher resolution slo-mo video: 1080p@120fps
  • 128GB version
  • Faster fingerprint sensor
  • Dual-LED flash vs. single LED

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ over Apple iPhone 6s Plus:

  • Bigger, sharper and curved display - 5.7" QHD vs. 5.5" 1080p
  • Higher resolution still camera - 16MP vs. 12MP
  • Stereo sound in video recording
  • General-purpose NFC connectivity
  • Heart rate and oxygen saturation sensors
  • Slightly higher battery capacity
  • Wireless charging support
  • Faster LTE category
  • Optional dual-SIM
  • USB Host support

So, Samsung or Apple? In the coming pages, this big question will be stripped of all intangible forces at play such as brand loyalty and investment in the ecosystem - and will boil down to the physical experience and aesthetic perception of metal, glass, screen and camera resolution, interface and design.

iPhone 6s Plus vs. S6 Edge Plus

We have a couple of fine phablets fully prepared for action. Two of the finest smartphones and cameraphones one can get if price is of no object. Let's get to it, shall we?

Reader comments

  • Anonymous

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  • Prado

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