Whenever, there is a collision of mountains or a tussle between two elephants, the show is truly a worth-watching one. Likewise, when there is a competition between two flagships, the event is truly a historic one. Moreover, the race receives universal attention when there are kings i.e., Apple and Samsung involved. With both the brands stepping in the competition with their respective flagships i.e., Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus vs iPhone 6s Plus, the craze and following is like never before. Both the smartphones have already come to the market with iPhone 6s Plus being released in September 2015 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus being released in August 2015 and since then, the demand for both the smartphones is truly mesmerizing. The records for previous sales have been shattered and fans are confused when it comes to choosing the best one out. The purpose of this write-up is to compare and contrast the two smartphones and let diehards know as to which one would be a money-worth option. Let’s see what these flagships are offering to us this time.
Size and Weight
As far as the dimensions of both the smartphones is concerned, iPhone offers you with smaller display, yet when it is compared with edge plus, it is 3 percent taller and wider. Moreover, if we compare the thickness of the two smartphones, we will find that iPhone 6 Plus is almost 6 percent thicker than Galaxy S6 Edge+.
The weight of both the smartphones is something worth discussing and fans will be amazed to know that iPhone 6 Plus is 192g and Galaxy S6 Edge is 153g. The fans should choose the phone that suit their usage and style.
Display and Resolution
As far as the display of both the smartphones is concerned, the iPhone 6s Plus offers a 5.5 inch Retina Display and S6 Edge Plus has 5.7inch AMOLED display that has a curved edge touchscreen. When it comes to resolution, iPhone has 1240×2208, while on the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus offers you with a2560x2208 resolution. Something that give an edge to iPhone 6s Plus over Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is Force Touch technology. For MacBook users, it will be a plus perk as they can now enjoy this amazing feature on iPhone as well. The the iPhone 6s Plus has been strengthened with Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating, 3D Touch display and it also include a Display Zoom option. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4, Touch Wiz UI and Curved edge screen.
For all those fans that love multicolored options, this time it would be awesome to have your favorite gadgets in mesmerizing colors. iPhone 6s plus is available in gray, silver, gold and rose gold choices. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is available black, white, gold and silver options.
Operating system of iPhone 6s plus is iOS 9 upgradable to iOS 9.0.2 while on the other hand Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is offering v5.1.1 Android Lollipop to their esteemed customers.
Connectivity of both the smartphones is always a notable feature and that is why a significant amount of care is always taken by the fans while opting to buy among the two flagships. As far as the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is concerned, it supports 4G LTE and to the fans wonder, it has also got MIMO (2×2) antennas. The purpose of this antenna is to enhance the reception capability and also dual-channel Wi-Fi. With Bluetooth 4.2, the smartphone is expected to offer the fastest connectivity and data transfer option to the users.
While having a look at the iPhone 6s Plus connectivity features, we will come to know that this mesmerizing phone has been spiced up with CDMA and GSM flavors. Moreover, this edition has an edge over its former flagships and also over Samsung galaxy S6 Edge due to VoLTE support that is an excellent option for wideband high-quality calls. This time iPhone has also stolen the show with GPS that has Glonass and Bluetooth 4.0 LE. This time iPhone is also offering the customers with WI-Fi 802.11 ac and NFC.
Although, many people would get both the flagships at a variety of options such as installment purchase or many others, yet for general information, the list price of both the smartphones is available on its official website. iPhone 6s Plus is available at $749 while Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is available at $775.
Chipset, CPU, GPU and Internal Memory
If we have a look at the chipset, CPU and GPU of Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, we will find out that its chipset is Exynos 7420 and CPU being Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 while GPU is Mali-T760MP8.
On the other hand, iPhone 6s Plus offers chipset of Apple A9, while CPU is Dual-core 1.84 GHz Twister. The GPU of the smartphone is PowerVR GT7600 (six-core graphics).
As far as the internal memory of iPhone 6s Plus is concerned, it is available in 16/64/128 GB along with 2 GB RAM. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is available in 32/64 GB spiced with 4 GB RAM. This time the race for RAM has also been won by Samsung and thus gets an edge over iPhone 6s Plus. Here, it is worth-mentioning and point to note that both the smartphones don’t have a micro SD card slot. Although, Samsung did have this feature in its predecessors, yet they also have decided to quit this feature as well.
Wireless and Wired Charging
When the two flagships are compared from this point of view, we will find out that Galaxy S6 Edge Plus has built-in wireless charging and thus take an edge over iPhone 6s Plus. Moreover, things can turn out to be more amazing for you when you buy a special Samsung charging pad as it has a fast wireless charging. Furthermore, the coolest thing about Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is that it also has built-in fast wired charging unless and until you use the cable.
An insane amount of craze is always found whenever; there is a talk about the camera of both the flagships. At the end, the smartphone with the high quality camera score maximum and take the maximum advantage out of it in the final decision. Everyone would admit that the iPhones are popularly known for their astounding cameras and the flagship has been up to the expectations of the audience. This time, the iPhone 6s Plus has thrilled the selfie and photography diehards with its 12 megapixel rear camera. The phone has also been spiced with a 5 megapixel front facing snapper.
You will be amazed to hear that 4K recording and Optical Image Stabilization has taken the image and video catching phenomenon to new extremes. Moreover, the feature that gives iPhone a match with a professional camera is Laser Auto focus. This enchanting feature would enable the camera to produce high end photos.
On the other hand, S6 Edge Plus camera has also been to the expectations and features a 16 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front cameras. Like iPhone 6s Plus, it also includes the 4K video recording and with the wondrous OIS Auto focus, the image and video phenomenon would be exceptional.
Camera short cut is also something that enables users to go to the camera mode in a quick succession of time. In this capacity, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus do have a handy shortcut that would enable you to launch its cameras by double-tapping the home button. On the contrary, the iPhone enable a 3D touch and thus help you to go to the specific camera mode from the home screen. All you have to do is deeply press on the camera app icon and thus capture what you want. Here, it should be noted that iPhone fails to develop a physical shortcut for the go to camera option.
There are a variety of phone users that choose a smartphone on the basis of different features. There are some who opt to buy a smartphone on the basis of camera, yet there are others who opt to buy a smartphone on the basis of screen size. On the contrary, there are millions of users who opt to buy a smartphone on the basis of battery life. As far as the two flagships are concerned, they are also working hard on this area. The Galaxy S6 Edge plus has a 3000 mAh battery that is truly a milestone for Samsung. You will be enchanted to know that this battery gives this smartphone 9 hours and 29 minutes of constant on-screen use when it comes to a battery test. On the other hand, the iPhone 6s Plus has a battery of 2900-3000mAh capacity. This battery gives iPhone 6s Plus 6 hours, 32 minutes constant on-screen usage as far as battery test is concerned. By looking at the results, we will find out Galaxy S6 Edge Plus steals the show, however, the improved and impressive result from its predecessor has also won laurels.
Apart from mesmerizing battery life, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus also stand out among the crowd by with its amazing fast recharge time. All of the fans would be in awe if they find out that it takes only 80 minutes as far as the full recharging of the battery is concerned. This feature is also a point of concern for the iPhone 6 Plus as it lags behind when it comes to comparing this feature. The iPhone 6s Plus unexpectedly has not been able to work on this features for reasons unknown.
As far as the sensors are concerned, iPhone 6s Plus offers Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and barometer options to their customers. While on the other hand, Samsung Galaxy Edge Plus offers Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2.
Messaging, Email and Browsers
iPhone 6s Plus offers iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email and HTML5 (Safari) browser. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus offers SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM features.
Some other Notable Features
iPhone 6s Plus also develop Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic. As far as the virtual assistant is concerned, it also develop Siri natural language commands and dictation. The iCloud cloud service, iCloud Keychain, TV-out, Maps, Organizer, Document editor, Photo/video editor is also something that speaks for its renowned admiration.
As far as Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is concerned, it also offer Wireless charging (Qi/PMA), ANT+ support, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, S-Voice natural language commands and dictation, MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player, Document editor, Photo/video editor and much more to thrill the audience.
As the craze is on, the tussle between the two flagships is reaching to new extremes; both the arch rivals have followed the most up to date marketing strategies and planning. Though, this article would help you in the best possible to opt for the best one, yet the final decision has to be tough and needs an ingenious shopping mind. There are areas that have been strongly covered by Samsung but fail to impress the audience in others. Likewise, Apple also this time has been mesmerizing when it comes to some activities and fails to catch hearts in others. The fanatic competition between arch rivals has benefited the customers at the end and we are expecting a lot more from the two flagships in the near future. The design, display, hardware, connectivity, battery timing and camera quality of both the smartphones has outnumbered the rest of the other flagships and we can truly say that the competition has been left to the two giants while others raising hands in awe. Let us see how this marketing and brand war ends up and who turn out to be the final winner. Both the diehards of the respective flagships are eagerly waiting for the results to come when it comes to sales and critical admiration.
I hope this article has sufficiently thrown light on the compare-and-contrast discussion.