iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S6: A comparisonBoth the iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 are among the two of best handsets that you can currently get your hands on.
The Galaxy S6 is Samsung's most powerful phone ever - a work of beauty and a complete redesign that really works. With S6 and S6 edge, Samsung has gone upmarket. A marvelous 5.1-inch QHD screen, a ridiculously powerful processor and a highly capable 16-megapixel main camera all make it the phone worth to desire. With the glass and metal trimmed design, the S6 is a big leap from last year's Galaxy S5. However, there are some compromises: you can't change the battery or expand the phone's storage with a microSD card. But it is easier to forgive those compromises given its appeal.
On the other hand, Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were Apple's first attempt to capture a growing base of consumers craving big-screened smartphones. And the Cupertino is hugely successful in its endeavour. Both the handsets have helped the company build on a massive first quarter of 2015 with a very strong second quarter total of 61.2 million handsets sold. This is the second highest total for quarterly iPhone sales from Apple of all time, besting the 51 million from Q1 2014 it beat with Q1 2015's 74.5 million sales by a wide margin. Likewise, Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, which comes under the phablet category, took in 44 per cent of all US phablet sales last quarter, a report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech suggested.
Here are some factors that might have ticked for both these premium handsets:
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Samsung Galaxy S6: 6.9mm thick, 138g, aluminium unibody and glass panel, White Pearl/Black Sapphire/Gold Platinum/Blue Topaz
iPhone 6: 6.9mm thick, 129g, anodised aluminium back, Space Grey/Silver/Gold
The S6 and the iPhone 6 offer significant changes in the design philosophies of Apple and Samsung for its flagship phones. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus mark Apple's decision of going to follow the trend of bigger phones. Even in the case of Samsung, the South Korean company has moved towards delivering the more luxuriously built phone we've been asking for.
Apple's iPhone 6 comes with a unibody aluminum design with a front glass panel that curves around the device to provide a uniform feeling in the hand. The Galaxy S6 is built with a metal frame and Gorilla Glass 4 covers the front and back side.