Samsung has announced its new flagship devices. Among them is the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, which, along with its flatter brother, is meant to take over the world. It’s all but guaranteed to be one of the top-selling Android smartphones of 2015. But no matter how many units a company sells, there is one phone any manufacturer must beat before taking the crown as the true king.
Yes, we are speaking of the iPhone 6. Whether we like it or not, Apple has become a standard in the industry. It’s the phone to compare flagships to, so we are at MWC 2015 putting these two devices face to face. Which one will come out victorious?
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge specs
- Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
- 5.1-inch dual-Edge QHD 2560x1440p Super AMOLED display
- Octa-core Samsung Exynos processor
- 3 GB of RAM
- 32/64/128 GB of internal storage
- 16 MP rear-facing camera
- 5 MP front-facing camera
- 2600 mAh battery
- 142.1mm x 70.1mm x 7.0mm
- 132 grams
iPhone 6 specs
- iOS 8.1
- 4.7-inch 1334x750p display
- 1.4 GHz dual-core Apple A8 processor
- 1 GB of RAM
- 16/32/64/128 GB of internal storage
- 8 MP rear-facing camera
- 1.2 MP front-facing camera
- 1810 mAh battery
- 138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm
- 129 grams
There’s definitely a lot of differences between these two devices, but we really can’t give you a complete run-down until we get a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to play around with. We will give you a fuller comparison once we can spend some more time with both of them, but let’s give you a quick comparison in the meantime.
For starters, there are the obvious aesthetic differences, as well as their many similarities. Apple still touts the better looking phone, in my opinion. It has a full metallic body that has the whole world going nuts. This is not to say the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge isn’t good-looking, though. Samsung has made leaps and bounds in the design department.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge comes with a metallic frame, but the rest of the phone is still not aluminum. It does feel much more solid than previous Samsung smartphones. But does it beat the iPhone 6? I wouldn’t say so, but this is a subjective matter. If you think Sammy has a prettier phone, then it does (under your own eyes).
We all know specs are not everything, right? What matters is how these specs translate to performance. While Samsung wins on paper, these phones are much closer than they seem, in terms of performance. What I will complain about is that Apple does have only 1 GB of RAM. Those of us who have used Apple’s devices can attest to the fact that they are not the best at multi-tasking, and that is because iPhones need more RAM.
Either way, those are about the only sbjects we can really touch without making uneducated assumptions. A full comparison will come in due time. Enjoy the video!