Part 1: iPhone 6 Plus Vs. Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and iPhone 6 Plus

I have been using the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge all week at the same time I have been using the iPhone 6 Plus. Which is the better smartphone? Let’s compare some categories:

Build and Design

There was a lot of thought that went into building both phones. The iPhone 6 Plus, however, is a little too big considering it only has a 5.5-inch screen. The Galaxy Note 4, which has a larger screen, is a smaller device. Still the iPhone 6 Plus feels comfortable to hold, even in one hand while talking on the phone.

The Galaxy S6 Edge has the premium feel of a solid gold candy bar. It’s beautiful to look at and beautiful to hold. Samsung has obviously listened to its customers and designed the best-looking smartphone ever.

The winner: Galaxy S6 Edge

Screen

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

The 5.5-inch screen on the iPhone 6 Plus is gorgeous and produces very accurate colors. It’s great that Apple was finally able to include a 1080p screen on a device, but they are far behind in that Quad HD is the norm now.

The 5.1-inch screen on the Galaxy 6 Edge is the most gorgeous thing you’ll ever see. The colors aren’t over-saturated like they were on previous AMOLED Samsung devices. The Quad HD screen really makes a difference in terms of clarity when reading text and looking at pictures. Samsung hit a home run in this category.

The winner: Galaxy S6 Edge

Performance

iPhone 6 Plus

The iPhone 6 Plus has a dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based) processor that helps the phone speed through tasks. It unfortunately only has 1GB of RAM, but it looks worse on paper than the actual device. iOS 8 helps maximize the 1GB of RAM in the best way possible.

The Galaxy S6 Edge has a  quad-core 2.1GHz Exynos 7420 processor with 3GB of RAM. It sounds a lot better than the iPhone 6 Plus on paper, but Android can’t manage apps as well as iOS. Still, the Galaxy S6 Edge is miles faster than previous Galaxy S phones, including the Galaxy Note 4.

The winner: It’s a tie here!

Software

The iPhone 6 Plus runs iOS 8, the best mobile operating system available. The 6 Plus has the basic apps installed, but offers a huge library of excellent software titles. Using apps on the iPhone 6 Plus is intuitive and smooth.

The Galaxy S6 Edge runs Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and while this version of Android is better than previous versions, it still can’t compare to iOS 8. Samsung’s TouchWiz interface still causes some lag.

The winner: iPhone 6 Plus.

Be sure to check with this blog next week, when we compare the multimedia capabilities, phone capabilities, battery life and GPS of both the iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy S6 Edge.

About Daryl

Daryl Deino has been a technology enthusiast since 1995 and has written for several newspapers and technology sites. Please reach him at [email protected]
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