Comparison of Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE

It has become a good tradition to compare products of the same type, which not only perform in the same class, but borrow a lot from each other, as a result, they are perceived on the same level. In a detailed review-comparison, I would like to dwell on both trifles and basic things in order to move from the private to the general, to what each of these phones can give. I will focus not just on technical characteristics, they are useless in isolation from use cases, but on what and how you can do on these phones. What are the benefits you get from working with them.

If you already know that the iPhone is the best phone or the Galaxy is superior to the iPhone, then close the page and save your nerves. Fans of this or that device should definitely not read a weighted text, where all the possibilities of devices are considered with examples and everything is illustrated with detailed calculations. Having made such a reservation, let's proceed to the consideration of devices.

An important addition. Everywhere I consider the EDGE model, but apart from the curved screen, as well as the price, it has no differences from the Galaxy S6, so you can safely extend all the reasoning to this device. In the conclusions, we will consider it in terms of price / quality ratio, but the EDGE model will always appear in the text as the closest in positioning to the iPhone 6s.

Case dimensions, weight, materials and design

Discussing other people's tastes is a thankless task. Some people like one thing, some like another, so let's leave the design aside and focus on the quality of execution and the practical consequences of this.

Comparison of Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE

Samsung switched to 7000 series aluminum alloy, the same material later used in the iPhone 6s. Interestingly, with comparable body sizes, the iPhone weighs 143 grams versus 132 grams for EDGE. But the sizes differ like this:

  • iPhone 6s - 138.3x67.1x7.1mm
  • Galaxy S6 EDGE - 142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0mm

In the hand, both devices lie well, the rounded edge cuts into the EDGE at first, but you quickly get used to it. I often hear that these devices are slippery, but I have never had such problems. Those who do not like the EDGE side face can look at the regular S6. It feels in the hand as similar as possible to the same iPhone, there are no differences.

Apple iPhone 6s vs Samsung Galaxy S6 comparison/ S6 EDGE Comparison of Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE

Often, users of the previous iPhone 6 say that the 6s has become heavier and this is noticeable in the hand. It's true, the center of gravity is located in such a way that the phone is perceived as weighty, this is a subjective impression, in grams the differences are not so huge.

The back cover on EDGE is covered with glass, metallic color plays in the sun, fingerprints are not visible on it (only in certain lighting conditions). Corning Gorilla Glass 4, it is resistant to falls and does not break even when falling onto asphalt from a height of one and a half meters, although it’s a question of your luck, you can break glass even from ten centimeters.

The iPhone 6s uses a metal back with inserts for antennas, this design looks different, there is no metallic reflection effect, and here we again enter the territory of what and who likes it more. A matter of taste. From a household point of view, both devices have exactly the same strength and resistance to external influences.

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Now let's move on to the front side of the devices, namely the glass that covers the display.Samsung uses Corning Gorillla Glass 4, the latest generation of Corning's designs, for maximum durability, drop resistance and also scratch resistance. Many people take scratch resistance as a statement that there can be no scratches at all and the phone can be safely carried with keys. Unfortunately, this is not the case, no one is immune from the appearance of small scratches. On my phone, after a few months of daily use, they appeared, and this is absolutely normal.

The iPhone 6s has mineral tempered glass. I often had to read on various resources that Corning glass is also installed here, but there is simply no evidence for this. There is no list of products on the Apple manufacturer's website, the list itself can be found here.

Another point is that the glass behaves exactly the same as on the iPhone 6, it has less resistance to scratches, for example, in my pocket and without keys, there was such a long scratch from the second phone. No one scratched the phone on purpose.

Comparison Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE

It is also known that the mineral glass on the iPhone does not tolerate drops even from a small height, its strength is much inferior to that of Gorilla Glass. The main problem of the iPhone when dropped is a broken screen, in EDGE from the same height it often does without damage at all. Unfortunately, Apple can't access Corning's technologies because Samsung is a co-owner of the company. The result is slightly worse characteristics of the device in everyday use. Screen replacement is the most expensive operation for any phone, so be careful with them. On the other hand, no one thinks that it is their phone that will fall and break.

In this video, you can see how the 6s screen usually breaks when falling from a small height, everything is quite revealing. Let me remind you that such videos are always a game of probability, you can break the phone even when hitting the carpet. Another thing is that the iPhone 6/6s is guaranteed to break when dropped, and this is already a proven fact, but EDGE/S6, on the contrary, is harder to break.

In terms of case materials, there is almost complete parity between these devices, the difference is that the iPhone 6s is a little more fragile due to mineral glass. But everything else is the same. As well as the ergonomics of the devices are comparable, EDGE wins in screen diagonal with almost the same size and less weight.

I love both devices, they have no compromise in terms of materials, they are the best you can find on the market today.

The fingerprint is implemented in the same way in these models, it reacts to touch, it does not work on a wet surface. The unlocking speed is about the same, there is no difference in everyday life.

Screen comparison - 4.7 inches vs. 5.1 inches

Let's take a look at the screen specifications table and compare them on paper.

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iPhone 6s Galaxy S6 EDGE
Display type IPS SuperAMOLED
Diagonal inches 4.7 5.1
Screen resolution 1334 x 750 1440 x 2560
Dots per inch, ppi 326 577
Max brightness in auto mode (cd/m2) 550
Oleophobic coating Yes Yes

Samsung is consistently improving its own screens, reducing their power consumption and making them better in every aspect of the experience. The company is a technological leader in this field. Even a comparison of the characteristics on paper shows that the screen resolution and its diagonal are larger, the brightness of the backlight is higher, which allows you to read on the screen even in bright sunlight or see the picture in the viewfinder in the form it will be displayed in the gallery after you take a picture. Apple does not have these technologies, and the company has nowhere to acquire them. The difference between devices in this aspect is huge, it can be safely described as a difference of several generations, read years. This situation has been persisting for a couple of years, in various products of companies, the gap at Apple cannot be reduced in any way.

In everyday use, if you don't directly compare the screens, you will most likely be satisfied with both the first and second devices. Moreover, I will say a seditious thought - if you switch to these devices from models of previous seasons, then the improvement in the quality of the screen will become noticeable in any case. But if you are still going to compare them directly and choose which is better, then you should remember a few serious differences. In EDGE, as well as in all devices with SuperAMOLED, there is a setting to improve brightness depending on the conditions (conditions mean both external lighting and the content you are watching). For example, in a browser, when viewing pages, the white color on the iPhone will be different, but on Note it gives off a little yellowness - this is not a screen problem at all, but an initial setting that was made to reduce eye fatigue and increase the device's operating time.

The marketing term Retina means that in an outstretched hand, you, having 100% vision, will not be able to see the grids of the screen, that is, individual dots. Both devices fit this definition well. But the overall impression of the texts in the browser on EDGE is better, the fonts are smoother - you can see it easily in the photo, in real life you can't distinguish it, even looking closely. But there is a difference, and it is felt.

Comparison Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE

Apple iPhone 6s / Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Here you can find a professional review of the Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE screen, where the display is recognized as the best among all devices.

Galaxy S6 Edge (top) vs. iPhone 6S (bottom) screen comparison

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In my opinion, the EDGE screen wins in that you get the selected picture quality in any conditions, even indoors, even in the light. Automatic backlight adjustment works as comfortably and well as possible. In the iPhone 6s, the screen is one of the best among IPS matrices, it is at a good level, but inferior to EDGE in difficult conditions, in the same sun when photographing. The number of screen settings is noticeably less, you are limited only to those profiles that the manufacturer has chosen for you, you cannot customize the display for yourself. You probably don't need this, most people think it's a waste of time and the default settings are enough. And for me, for example, it's nice to change the settings when watching movies in order to get a more saturated picture, and the rest of the time I use muted colors that I like in everyday life. On the iPhone, I don't have these settings.

Comparison of Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE Apple iPhone 6s vs. Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE

Bottom line, we have a good or even excellent IPS screen in the iPhone and simply the best screen in EDGE, which has no direct competitor in this class of devices (with such a diagonal).

Using time - battery

It is impossible to directly compare the operating time of devices based on battery capacity, because the operating time depends on processor performance, screen time and brightness of its backlight, and other characteristics of the phone. Historically, the iPhone has been thought to be a smartphone that lasts a long time. It was generally based on the fact that the small iPhone screen did not consume as much power, while Android smartphones had gone far in both resolution and diagonal. In 2015, these parameters were partially leveled, the power consumption in the iPhone is lower for many tasks, but the battery is smaller.

Battery capacity in 6s - 1750 mAh (Li-Pol), in EDGE - 2600 mAh. The difference is big, but is it really that big in real life? I want to make a reservation right away that the utility that is in iOS9 and shows the device’s operating time for the last 24 hours is almost not applicable in order to estimate the real operating time, in Android the system utility that shows energy consumption is much better and more informative. What's more, Apple traditionally misleads consumers by showing battery life as the sum of screen time and background activity, which in years past led many to believe that 6-7 hours is screen time. Actually, it is not. However, you can calculate the screen time yourself by summing up each line and see how long the phone worked.

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Video playback time on iPhone is up to 10 hours, on EDGE - about 12.5 hours. With the same screen brightness settings. But such a head-on comparison is rather artificial, since in life we ​​use different features of the phone, write messages, make calls, connect a headset to the device and listen to music.

For almost three weeks, I used the two devices daily, trying to achieve a roughly comparable load. The task is not the easiest, day after day I changed SIM-cards in order to create approximately the same conditions. And here are my conclusions.

Firstly, the runtimes for these two devices are about the same in real use scenarios. The EDGE gain in some scenarios (video, data transfer) is not stunning, it is described as a 20-25% increase in operating time. For example, this can be seen when distributing the Internet to other devices. With an average load of smartphones, they will work from morning to evening, with heavy use they will be enough for tail and mane a> before lunch. The impression is that they are very close in terms of opening time, it is impossible to name a clear winner here.

Secondly, it is worth noting that when not using phones, the iPhone will show the best operating time, it actually freezes and does nothing. Therefore, if your phone is lying for a long time (a week or so), then you will like the iPhone. It's more of an Android flaw that keeps trying to stream something in the background.

Of the minuses of the iPhone, I will note a very long charge, 2-2.5 hours to full capacity. Of course, you can take an iPad charger, but this will negatively affect battery capacity and life. EDGE has fast adaptive charging (respectively charger included). In 15 minutes, you can get 25 percent of the charge, which is convenient and allows you to charge the device on the go, in those moments when you find yourself near a power outlet. Complete freedom with charging indulges, I have lost the habit of charging my phone at night, now I do it only as needed and when it suits me.

The presence of built-in wireless charging is also a big plus, there is nothing like that in the iPhone. This is, of course, an additional option, and it is not the most important, but sometimes in public places where there are such chargers, this allows you to recharge the device in a short time.

In iOS9, power-saving settings appeared, they cut off data transfer, make the interface slower, in a word, they remove everything unnecessary. But they cannot dramatically increase the operating time. The EDGE has several power-saving modes and in the extreme, we get hours of use for calls and SMS as the screen fades to grayscale and consumes almost no power. For an IPS display in an iPhone, this is simply not possible.

Another point worth mentioning. In the iPhone 6s on a processor from Samsung, the operating time is noticeably shorter, you can read about it in detail here.

My device has a processor manufactured by TSMC, so the comparability of the models in terms of working time with EDGE applies only to this configuration. If you have an iPhone 6s with a Samsung processor, it will run 15-20 percent less. It is worth remembering this.

Performance, chipsets, RAM

I don't know people who buy phones without regard to their cost. It so happened that Apple fans are very proud of how the processors in the iPhone are optimized, how many virtual parrots they show in virtual tests and how they outperform other solutions in terms of performance per processor core. But the problem is that a person buys a complete solution, which already has so many processor cores and such and such performance. It is the choice of each company how to optimize their device - focus on optimizing old hardware and achieve high performance due to the OS (Apple) or create the most productive solution that is powerful enough for any task (Samsung).

If the difference in filling also reflected in the cost of the solution, then some comparisons would be appropriate. But in a situation where a hardware richer solution costs less, there is no point in complaining that the performance in virtual parrots is somehow different. This is just nonsense that is of interest to a very limited circle of people who are trying to show that their favorite manufacturer is better. This approach has nothing to do with real use cases.

In real life, the performance of these two solutions has no or almost no difference. The speed of opening applications is about the same. The implementation of RAM is different, so the iPhone has a limit on the number of open tabs in the browser, there cannot be a hundred or so, as is allowed on Android. Do you need so many tabs? It depends on you. The latest versions of Android use reloading applications when opened from memory, they are restored to the same state as they were. But often this takes time. On iPhone, recent apps load faster unless you're running something gluttonous. In everyday life, the difference is almost imperceptible, if you do not sit with a stopwatch in your hand.

Now an important note regarding iOS9. In 2014, I wrote that the quality of iOS, starting from version 7, has been consistently declining, in version 8 we have already seen a sufficient number of shortcomings, it was not accepted in the best way. But the 9th version eclipsed everything that came before. At the moment, my iPhone 6s is already running version 9.1, but a bunch of small and not so problems are not fixed. What are at least missing signals for messages in different programs, they are, then they are not. This is a basic feature that any phone has, and it works there. There is a lottery right there, sometimes there is a sound, sometimes it disappears. Software error. As one iPhone fan wrote, he developed the habit of checking his phone for messages every 15 minutes. I think it's idiotic.

There is also a problem with CapsLock, where the letters in the keyboard jump randomly. They can't fix it for a long time.

Apple iPhone 6s vs. Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE comparison

With the release of 9.1, which was supposed to fix many of the problems, they only got worse. Visual glitches began to appear in the interface, overlapping windows.

Apple iPhone 6s vs. Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE Comparison of Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6/ S6 EDGE

An example of how mail works on my phone, although I'd rather say it doesn't work.

Well, the cherry on top is that when Wi-Fi is on, the phone often downloads data via the mobile network. The iOS9 version is just something, and its quality is far from anything that can be called a stable system. Unfortunately, I can't compare it with Android 5.1 on EDGE, because on the latter I always hear notifications, the interface is not buggy and there are no other “little things”. Here it should be noted that Apple's disregard for the basic principles of software development, which they had in the past years, led to such sad consequences. While the fans of the company defend it, promising that everything will be fixed soon, ordinary people begin to wonder if the king is naked. It is impossible to describe iOS9 in any words, it's just a disaster.

Cameras, photo quality comparison

I'll start with the front camera. For the first time, the iPhone received a new front camera with a higher resolution, it is 5 megapixels. Exactly the same camera resolution in Samsung, but there are a few differences. For example, Samsung traditionally has a customizable Beauty Face function, it removes skin imperfections and can make your face look glossy.

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The girls are just delighted with this opportunity, they really like it. Everyone else, I think, doesn't care, unless you love taking selfies.

When recording video on the front camera, the quality is approximately comparable, it does not differ dramatically.

For the iPhone, the new front-facing camera is a huge step forward, as cameras have been mediocre in quality until recently. Now they are at the market level, but no more.

Now let's look at the main camera, they differ in resolution, Samsung has a 16 megapixel matrix, iPhone has 12 megapixels. But, as you know, it is not the resolution that determines the quality of the images, but the algorithm for processing information from the matrix. From the point of view of everyday use, iPhone and EDGE shots will be comparable in most cases, the slight superiority of EDGE on a phone screen will not be noticeable in any way, and almost no one considers pictures on a PC. The pictures from the iPhone contain less information, they can not be zoomed in the same way as those from the EDGE, but, again, few people need this. When applied to the phone or social networks, both devices give quite tolerable, high-quality pictures, they can be evaluated at the same level. If you dig into the details, it turns out that there are more opportunities on EDGE, you can set up your camera mode (Pro Mode), select each of the settings and get fundamentally different photos. It's like the automatic mode on soap dishes, where you point the camera and shoot, compare with a professional camera, the second is needed by units, as well as get a high-quality result, they usually cannot, they simply do not know how. I emphasize that the extended camera capabilities in EDGE may not be used, "point and shoot" also works here.

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Предлагаю посмотреть фотографии ночью и днем, уверен, что большой разницы вы не увидите.

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Сравнение Apple iPhone 6s и Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE

Comparison of Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE

It has become a good tradition to compare products of the same type, which not only perform in the same class, but borrow a lot from each other, as a result, they are perceived on the same level. In a detailed review-comparison, I would like to dwell on both trifles and basic things in order to move from the private to the general, to what each of these phones can give. I will focus not just on technical characteristics, they are useless in isolation from use cases, but on what and how you can do on these phones. What are the benefits you get from working with them.

If you already know that the iPhone is the best phone or the Galaxy is superior to the iPhone, then close the page and save your nerves. Fans of this or that device should definitely not read a weighted text, where all the possibilities of devices are considered with examples and everything is illustrated with detailed calculations. Having made such a reservation, let's proceed to the consideration of devices.

An important addition. Everywhere I consider the EDGE model, but apart from the curved screen, as well as the price, it has no differences from the Galaxy S6, so you can safely extend all the reasoning to this device. In the conclusions, we will consider it in terms of price / quality ratio, but the EDGE model will always appear in the text as the closest in positioning to the iPhone 6s.

Case dimensions, weight, materials and design

Discussing other people's tastes is a thankless task. Some people like one thing, some like another, so let's leave the design aside and focus on the quality of execution and the practical consequences of this.

Comparison of Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE

Samsung switched to 7000 series aluminum alloy, the same material later used in the iPhone 6s. Interestingly, with comparable body sizes, the iPhone weighs 143 grams versus 132 grams for EDGE. But the sizes differ like this:

  • iPhone 6s - 138.3x67.1x7.1mm
  • Galaxy S6 EDGE - 142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0mm

In the hand, both devices lie well, the rounded edge cuts into the EDGE at first, but you quickly get used to it. I often hear that these devices are slippery, but I have never had such problems. Those who do not like the EDGE side face can look at the regular S6. It feels in the hand as similar as possible to the same iPhone, there are no differences.

Apple iPhone 6s vs Samsung Galaxy S6 comparison/ S6 EDGE Comparison of Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE

Often, users of the previous iPhone 6 say that the 6s has become heavier and this is noticeable in the hand. It's true, the center of gravity is located in such a way that the phone is perceived as weighty, this is a subjective impression, in grams the differences are not so huge.

The back cover on EDGE is covered with glass, metallic color plays in the sun, fingerprints are not visible on it (only in certain lighting conditions). Corning Gorilla Glass 4, it is resistant to falls and does not break even when falling onto asphalt from a height of one and a half meters, although it’s a question of your luck, you can break glass even from ten centimeters.

The iPhone 6s uses a metal back with inserts for antennas, this design looks different, there is no metallic reflection effect, and here we again enter the territory of what and who likes it more. A matter of taste. From a household point of view, both devices have exactly the same strength and resistance to external influences.

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Now let's move on to the front side of the devices, namely the glass that covers the display.Samsung uses Corning Gorillla Glass 4, the latest generation of Corning's designs, for maximum durability, drop resistance and also scratch resistance. Many people take scratch resistance as a statement that there can be no scratches at all and the phone can be safely carried with keys. Unfortunately, this is not the case, no one is immune from the appearance of small scratches. On my phone, after a few months of daily use, they appeared, and this is absolutely normal.

The iPhone 6s has mineral tempered glass. I often had to read on various resources that glass from Corning is also installed here, but there is simply no evidence for this. There is no list of products on the Apple manufacturer's website, the list itself can be found here.

Another point is that the glass behaves exactly the same as on the iPhone 6, it has less resistance to scratches, for example, in my pocket and without keys, there was such a long scratch from the second phone. Nobody scratched the phone on purpose.

Comparison Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE

It is also known that the mineral glass on the iPhone does not tolerate drops even from a small height, its strength is much inferior to that of Gorilla Glass. The main problem of the iPhone when dropped is a broken screen, in EDGE from the same height it often does without damage at all. Unfortunately, Apple can't access Corning's technologies because Samsung is a co-owner of the company. The result is slightly worse characteristics of the device in everyday use. Screen replacement is the most expensive operation for any phone, so be careful with them. On the other hand, no one thinks that it is their phone that will fall and break.

In this video, you can see how the 6s screen usually breaks when falling from a small height, everything is quite revealing. Let me remind you that such videos are always a game of probability, you can break the phone even when hitting the carpet. Another thing is that the iPhone 6/6s is guaranteed to break when dropped, and this is already a proven fact, but EDGE/S6, on the contrary, is harder to break.

In terms of case materials, there is almost complete parity between these devices, the difference is that the iPhone 6s is a little more fragile due to mineral glass. But everything else is the same. As well as the ergonomics of the devices are comparable, EDGE wins in screen diagonal with almost the same size and less weight.

I love both devices, they have no compromise in terms of materials, they are the best you can find on the market today.

The fingerprint is implemented in the same way in these models, it reacts to touch, it does not work on a wet surface. The unlocking speed is about the same, there is no difference in everyday life.

Screen comparison - 4.7 inches vs. 5.1 inches

Let's take a look at the screen specifications table and compare them on paper.

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iPhone 6s Galaxy S6 EDGE
Display type IPS SuperAMOLED
Diagonal inches 4.7 5.1
Screen resolution 1334 x 750 1440 x 2560
Dots per inch, ppi 326 577
Max brightness in auto mode (cd/m2) 550
Oleophobic coating Yes Yes

Samsung is consistently improving its own screens, reducing their power consumption and making them better in every aspect of the experience. The company is a technological leader in this field. Even a comparison of the characteristics on paper shows that the screen resolution and its diagonal are larger, the brightness of the backlight is higher, which allows you to read on the screen even in bright sunlight or see the picture in the viewfinder in the form it will be displayed in the gallery after you take a picture. Apple does not have these technologies, and the company has nowhere to acquire them. The difference between devices in this aspect is huge, it can be safely described as a difference of several generations, read years. This situation has been persisting for a couple of years, in various products of companies, the gap at Apple cannot be reduced in any way.

In everyday use, if you don't directly compare the screens, you will most likely be satisfied with both the first and second devices. Moreover, I will say a seditious thought - if you switch to these devices from models of previous seasons, then the improvement in the quality of the screen will become noticeable in any case. But if you are still going to compare them directly and choose which is better, then you should remember a few serious differences. In EDGE, as well as in all devices with SuperAMOLED, there is a setting to improve brightness depending on the conditions (conditions mean both external lighting and the content you are watching). For example, in a browser, when viewing pages, the white color on the iPhone will be different, but on Note it gives off a little yellowness - this is not a screen problem at all, but an initial setting that was made to reduce eye fatigue and increase the device's operating time.

The marketing term Retina means that in an outstretched hand, you, having 100% vision, will not be able to see the grids of the screen, that is, individual dots. Both devices fit this definition well. But the overall impression of the texts in the browser on EDGE is better, the fonts are smoother - you can see it easily in the photo, in real life you can't distinguish it, even looking closely. But there is a difference, and it is felt.

Comparison Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE

Apple iPhone 6s / Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Here you can find a professional review of the Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE screen, where the display is recognized as the best among all devices.

Galaxy S6 Edge (top) vs. iPhone 6S (bottom) screen comparison

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In my opinion, the EDGE screen wins in that you get the selected picture quality in any conditions, even indoors, even in the light. Automatic backlight adjustment works as comfortably and well as possible. In the iPhone 6s, the screen is one of the best among IPS matrices, it is at a good level, but inferior to EDGE in difficult conditions, in the same sun when photographing. The number of screen settings is noticeably less, you are limited only to those profiles that the manufacturer has chosen for you, you cannot customize the display for yourself. You probably don't need this, most people think it's a waste of time and the default settings are enough. And for me, for example, it's nice to change the settings when watching movies in order to get a more saturated picture, and the rest of the time I use muted colors that I like in everyday life. On the iPhone, I don't have these settings.

Comparison of Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE Apple iPhone 6s vs. Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE

Bottom line, we have a good or even excellent IPS screen in the iPhone and simply the best screen in EDGE, which has no direct competitor in this class of devices (with such a diagonal).

Using time - battery

It is impossible to directly compare the operating time of devices based on battery capacity, because the operating time depends on processor performance, screen time and brightness of its backlight, and other characteristics of the phone. Historically, the iPhone has been thought to be a smartphone that lasts a long time. It was generally based on the fact that the small iPhone screen did not consume as much power, while Android smartphones had gone far in both resolution and diagonal. In 2015, these parameters were partially leveled, the power consumption of the iPhone is lower for many tasks, but the battery is also smaller.

Battery capacity in 6s - 1750 mAh (Li-Pol), in EDGE - 2600 mAh. The difference is big, but is it really that big in real life? I want to make a reservation right away that the utility that is in iOS9 and shows the device’s operating time for the last 24 hours is almost not applicable in order to estimate the real operating time, in Android the system utility that shows energy consumption is much better and more informative. What's more, Apple traditionally misleads consumers by showing battery life as the sum of screen time and background activity, which in years past led many to believe that 6-7 hours is screen time. Actually, it is not. However, you can calculate the screen time yourself by summing up each line and see how long the phone worked.

Apple iPhone comparison 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE Apple iPhone 6s vs. Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE

Video playback time on iPhone is up to 10 hours, on EDGE - about 12.5 hours. With the same screen brightness settings. But such a head-on comparison is rather artificial, since in life we ​​use different features of the phone, write messages, make calls, connect a headset to the device and listen to music.

For almost three weeks, I used the two devices daily, trying to achieve a roughly comparable load. The task is not the easiest, day after day I changed SIM-cards in order to create approximately the same conditions. And here are the conclusions I came to.

Firstly, the runtimes for the two devices are about the same in real use scenarios. The EDGE gain in some scenarios (video, data transmission) is not stunning, it is described as a 20-25% increase in operating time. For example, this can be seen when distributing the Internet to other devices. With an average load of smartphones, they will work from morning to evening, with heavy use they will be enough for tail and mane a> before lunch. The impression is that they are very close in terms of opening time, it is impossible to name a clear winner here.

Secondly, it is worth noting that when not using phones, the iPhone will show the best operating time, it actually freezes and does nothing. Therefore, if your phone is lying for a long time (a week or so), then you will like the iPhone. It's more of an Android flaw that keeps trying to stream something in the background.

Of the minuses of the iPhone, I will note a very long charge, 2-2.5 hours to full capacity. Of course, you can take an iPad charger, but this will negatively affect battery capacity and life. EDGE has fast adaptive charging (respectively charger included). In 15 minutes, you can get 25 percent of the charge, which is convenient and allows you to charge the device on the go, in those moments when you find yourself near a power outlet. Complete freedom with charging indulges, I have lost the habit of charging my phone at night, now I do it only as needed and when it suits me.

The presence of built-in wireless charging is also a big plus, there is nothing like that in the iPhone. This is, of course, an additional option, and it is not the most important, but sometimes in public places where there are such chargers, this allows you to recharge the device in a short time.

In iOS9, power-saving settings appeared, they cut off data transfer, make the interface slower, in a word, they remove everything unnecessary. But they cannot dramatically increase the operating time. The EDGE has several power-saving modes and in the extreme we get hours of use for calls and SMS as the screen fades to grayscale and consumes almost no power. For an IPS display in an iPhone, this is simply not possible.

Another point worth mentioning. In the iPhone 6s on a processor from Samsung, the operating time is noticeably shorter, you can read about it in detail here.

My device has a processor manufactured by TSMC, so the comparability of the models in terms of working time with EDGE applies only to this configuration. If you have an iPhone 6s with a Samsung processor, it will run 15-20 percent less. It is worth remembering this.

Performance, chipsets, RAM

I don't know people who buy phones without regard to their cost. It so happened that Apple fans are very proud of how the processors in the iPhone are optimized, how many virtual parrots they show in virtual tests and how they outperform other solutions in terms of performance per processor core. But the problem is that a person buys a complete solution, which already has so many processor cores and such and such performance. It is the choice of each company how to optimize their device - focus on optimizing old hardware and achieve high performance due to the OS (Apple) or create the most productive solution that is powerful enough for any task (Samsung).

If the difference in filling also reflected in the cost of the solution, then some comparisons would be appropriate. But in a situation where a hardware richer solution costs less, there is no point in complaining that the performance in virtual parrots is somehow different. This is just nonsense that is of interest to a very limited circle of people who are trying to show that their favorite manufacturer is better. This approach has nothing to do with real use cases.

In real life, the performance of these two solutions has no or almost no difference. The speed of opening applications is about the same. The implementation of RAM is different, so the iPhone has a limit on the number of open tabs in the browser, there cannot be a hundred or so, as is allowed on Android. Do you need so many tabs? It depends on you. The latest versions of Android use reloading applications when opened from memory, they are restored to the same state as they were. But often this takes time. On iPhone, recent apps load faster, unless you're running something gluttonous. In everyday life, the difference is almost imperceptible, if you do not sit with a stopwatch in your hand.

Now an important note regarding iOS9. In 2014, I wrote that the quality of iOS, starting from version 7, has been consistently declining, in version 8 we have already seen a sufficient number of shortcomings, it was not accepted in the best way. But the 9th version eclipsed everything that came before. At the moment, my iPhone 6s is already running version 9.1, but a bunch of small and not so problems are not fixed. What are at least missing signals for messages in different programs, they are, then they are not. This is a basic feature that any phone has, and it works there. There is a lottery right there, sometimes there is a sound, sometimes it disappears. Software error. As one iPhone fan wrote, he developed the habit of checking his phone for messages every 15 minutes. I think it's idiotic.

There is also a problem with CapsLock, where the letters in the keyboard jump randomly. They can't fix it for a long time.

Apple iPhone 6s vs. Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE comparison

With the release of 9.1, which was supposed to fix many of the problems, they only got worse. Visual glitches began to appear in the interface, overlapping windows.

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An example of how mail works on my phone, although I'd rather say it doesn't work.

Well, the cherry on top is that when Wi-Fi is on, the phone often downloads data via the mobile network. The iOS9 version is just something, and its quality is far from anything that can be called a stable system. Unfortunately, I can't compare it with Android 5.1 on EDGE, because on the latter I always hear notifications, the interface is not buggy and there are no other “little things”. Here it should be noted that Apple's disregard for the basic principles of software development, which they had in the past years, led to such sad consequences. While the fans of the company defend it, promising that everything will be fixed soon, ordinary people begin to wonder if the king is naked. It is impossible to describe iOS9 in any words, it's just a disaster.

Cameras, photo quality comparison

I'll start with the front camera. For the first time, the iPhone received a new front camera with a higher resolution, it is 5 megapixels. Exactly the same camera resolution in Samsung, but there are a few differences. For example, Samsung traditionally has a customizable Beauty Face function, it removes skin imperfections and can make your face look glossy.

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The girls are just delighted with this opportunity, they really like it. Everyone else, I think, doesn't care, unless you love taking selfies.

When recording video on the front camera, the quality is approximately comparable, it does not differ dramatically.

For the iPhone, the new front-facing camera is a huge step forward, as cameras have been mediocre in quality until recently. Now they are at the market level, but no more.

Now let's look at the main camera, they differ in resolution, Samsung has a 16 megapixel matrix, iPhone has 12 megapixels. But, as you know, it is not the resolution that determines the quality of the images, but the algorithm for processing information from the matrix. From the point of view of everyday use, iPhone and EDGE shots will be comparable in most cases, the slight superiority of EDGE on a phone screen will not be noticeable in any way, and almost no one considers pictures on a PC. Pictures from the iPhone contain less information, they can not be zoomed in the same way as those with EDGE, but, again, few people need this. When applied to the phone or social networks, both devices give quite tolerable, high-quality pictures, they can be evaluated at the same level. If you dig into the details, it turns out that there are more opportunities on EDGE, you can set up your camera mode (Pro Mode), select each of the settings and get fundamentally different photos. It's like the automatic mode on soap dishes, where you point the camera and shoot, compare with a professional camera, the second is needed by units, as well as get a high-quality result, they usually cannot, they simply do not know how. I emphasize that the extended camera capabilities in EDGE may not be used, "point and shoot" also works here.

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Comparison of Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE

It has become a good tradition to compare products of the same type, which not only perform in the same class, but borrow a lot from each other, as a result, they are perceived on the same level. In a detailed review-comparison, I would like to dwell on both trifles and basic things in order to move from the private to the general, to what each of these phones can give. I will focus not just on technical characteristics, they are useless in isolation from use cases, but on what and how you can do on these phones. What are the benefits you get from working with them.

If you already know that the iPhone is the best phone or the Galaxy is superior to the iPhone, then close the page and save your nerves. Fans of this or that device should definitely not read a weighted text, where all the possibilities of devices are considered with examples and everything is illustrated with detailed calculations. Having made such a reservation, let's proceed to the consideration of devices.

An important addition. Everywhere I consider the EDGE model, but apart from the curved screen, as well as the price, it has no differences from the Galaxy S6, so you can safely extend all the reasoning to this device. In the conclusions, we will consider it in terms of price / quality ratio, but the EDGE model will always appear in the text as the closest in positioning to the iPhone 6s.

Case dimensions, weight, materials and design

Discussing other people's tastes is a thankless task. Some people like one thing, some like another, so let's leave the design aside and focus on the quality of execution and the practical consequences of this.

Comparison of Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE

Samsung switched to 7000 series aluminum alloy, the same material later used in the iPhone 6s. Interestingly, with comparable body sizes, the iPhone weighs 143 grams versus 132 grams for EDGE. But the sizes differ like this:

  • iPhone 6s - 138.3x67.1x7.1mm
  • Galaxy S6 EDGE - 142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0mm

In the hand, both devices lie well, the rounded edge cuts into the EDGE at first, but you quickly get used to it. I often hear that these devices are slippery, but I have never had such problems. Those who do not like the EDGE side face can look at the regular S6. It feels in the hand as similar as possible to the same iPhone, there are no differences.

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Often, users of the previous iPhone 6 say that the 6s has become heavier and this is noticeable in the hand. It's true, the center of gravity is located in such a way that the phone is perceived as weighty, this is a subjective impression, in grams the differences are not so huge.

The back cover on EDGE is covered with glass, metallic color plays in the sun, fingerprints are not visible on it (only in certain lighting conditions). Corning Gorilla Glass 4, it is resistant to falls and does not break even when falling onto asphalt from a height of one and a half meters, although it’s a question of your luck, you can break glass even from ten centimeters.

The iPhone 6s uses a metal back with inserts for antennas, this design looks different, there is no metallic reflection effect, and here we again enter the territory of what and who likes it more. A matter of taste. From a household point of view, both devices have exactly the same strength and resistance to external influences.

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Now let's move on to the front side of the devices, namely the glass that covers the display.Samsung uses Corning Gorillla Glass 4, the latest generation of Corning's designs, for maximum durability, drop resistance and also scratch resistance. Many people take scratch resistance as a statement that there can be no scratches at all and the phone can be safely carried with keys. Unfortunately, this is not the case, no one is immune from the appearance of small scratches. On my phone, after a few months of daily use, they appeared, and this is absolutely normal.

The iPhone 6s has mineral tempered glass. I often had to read on various resources that glass from Corning is also installed here, but there is simply no evidence for this. There is no list of products on the Apple manufacturer's website, the list itself can be found here.

Another point is that the glass behaves exactly the same as on the iPhone 6, it has less resistance to scratches, for example, in my pocket and without keys, there was such a long scratch from the second phone. Nobody scratched the phone on purpose.

Comparison Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE

It is also known that the mineral glass on the iPhone does not tolerate drops even from a small height, its strength is much inferior to that of Gorilla Glass. The main problem of the iPhone when dropped is a broken screen, in EDGE from the same height it often does without damage at all. Unfortunately, Apple can't access Corning's technologies because Samsung is a co-owner of the company. The result is slightly worse characteristics of the device in everyday use. Screen replacement is the most expensive operation for any phone, so be careful with them. On the other hand, no one thinks that it is their phone that will fall and break.

In this video, you can see how the 6s screen usually breaks when falling from a small height, everything is quite revealing. Let me remind you that such videos are always a game of probability, you can break the phone even when hitting the carpet. Another thing is that the iPhone 6/6s is guaranteed to break when dropped, and this is already a proven fact, but EDGE/S6, on the contrary, is harder to break.

In terms of case materials, there is almost complete parity between these devices, the difference is that the iPhone 6s is a little more fragile due to mineral glass. But everything else is the same. As well as the ergonomics of the devices are comparable, EDGE wins in screen diagonal with almost the same size and less weight.

I love both devices, they have no compromise in terms of materials, they are the best you can find on the market today.

The fingerprint is implemented in the same way in these models, it reacts to touch, it does not work on a wet surface. The unlocking speed is about the same, there is no difference in everyday life.

Screen comparison - 4.7 inches vs. 5.1 inches

Let's take a look at the screen specifications table and compare them on paper.

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Display type IPS SuperAMOLED
Diagonal inches 4.7 5.1
Screen resolution 1334 x 750 1440 x 2560
Dots per inch, ppi 326 577
Max brightness in auto mode (cd/m2) 550
Oleophobic coating Yes Yes

Samsung is consistently improving its own screens, reducing their power consumption and making them better in every aspect of the experience. The company is a technological leader in this field. Even a comparison of the characteristics on paper shows that the screen resolution and its diagonal are larger, the brightness of the backlight is higher, which allows you to read on the screen even in bright sunlight or see the picture in the viewfinder in the form it will be displayed in the gallery after you take a picture. Apple does not have these technologies, and the company has nowhere to acquire them. The difference between devices in this aspect is huge, it can be safely described as a difference of several generations, read years. This situation has been persisting for a couple of years, in various products of companies, the gap at Apple cannot be reduced in any way.

In everyday use, if you don't directly compare the screens, you will most likely be satisfied with both the first and second devices. Moreover, I will say a seditious thought - if you switch to these devices from models of previous seasons, then the improvement in the quality of the screen will become noticeable in any case. But if you are still going to compare them directly and choose which is better, then you should remember a few serious differences. In EDGE, as well as in all devices with SuperAMOLED, there is a setting to improve brightness depending on the conditions (conditions mean both external lighting and the content you are watching). For example, in a browser, when viewing pages, the white color on the iPhone will be different, but on Note it gives off a little yellowness - this is not a screen problem at all, but an initial setting that was made to reduce eye fatigue and increase the device's operating time.

The marketing term Retina means that in an outstretched hand, you, having 100% vision, will not be able to see the grids of the screen, that is, individual dots. Both devices fit this definition well. But the overall impression of the texts in the browser on EDGE is better, the fonts are smoother - you can see it easily in the photo, in real life you can't distinguish it, even looking closely. But there is a difference, and it is felt.

Comparison Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE

Apple iPhone 6s / Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Here you can find a professional review of the Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE screen, where the display is recognized as the best among all devices.

Galaxy S6 Edge (top) vs. iPhone 6S (bottom) screen comparison

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In my opinion, the EDGE screen wins in that you get the selected picture quality in any conditions, even indoors, even in the light. Automatic backlight adjustment works as comfortably and well as possible. In the iPhone 6s, the screen is one of the best among IPS matrices, it is at a good level, but inferior to EDGE in difficult conditions, in the same sun when photographing. The number of screen settings is noticeably less, you are limited only to those profiles that the manufacturer has chosen for you, you cannot customize the display for yourself. You probably don't need this, most people think it's a waste of time and the default settings are enough. And for me, for example, it's nice to change the settings when watching movies in order to get a more saturated picture, and the rest of the time I use muted colors that I like in everyday life. On the iPhone, I don't have these settings.

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Bottom line, we have a good or even excellent IPS screen in the iPhone and simply the best screen in EDGE, which has no direct competitor in this class of devices (with such a diagonal).

Using time - battery

It is impossible to directly compare the operating time of devices based on battery capacity, because the operating time depends on processor performance, screen time and brightness of its backlight, and other characteristics of the phone. Historically, the iPhone has been thought to be a smartphone that lasts a long time. It was generally based on the fact that the small iPhone screen did not consume as much power, while Android smartphones had gone far in both resolution and diagonal. In 2015, these parameters were partially leveled, the power consumption of the iPhone is lower for many tasks, but the battery is also smaller.

Battery capacity in 6s - 1750 mAh (Li-Pol), in EDGE - 2600 mAh. The difference is big, but is it really that big in real life? I want to make a reservation right away that the utility that is in iOS9 and shows the device’s operating time for the last 24 hours is almost not applicable in order to estimate the real operating time, in Android the system utility that shows energy consumption is much better and more informative. What's more, Apple traditionally misleads consumers by showing battery life as the sum of screen time and background activity, which in years past led many to believe that 6-7 hours is screen time. Actually, it is not. However, you can calculate the screen time yourself by summing up each line and see how long the phone worked.

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Video playback time on iPhone is up to 10 hours, on EDGE - about 12.5 hours. With the same screen brightness settings. But such a head-on comparison is rather artificial, since in life we ​​use different features of the phone, write messages, make calls, connect a headset to the device and listen to music.

For almost three weeks, I used the two devices daily, trying to achieve a roughly comparable load. The task is not the easiest, day after day I changed SIM-cards in order to create approximately the same conditions. And here are my conclusions.

Firstly, the runtimes for these two devices are about the same in real use scenarios. The EDGE gain in some scenarios (video, data transfer) is not stunning, it is described as a 20-25% increase in operating time. For example, this can be seen when distributing the Internet to other devices. With an average load of smartphones, they will work from morning to evening, with heavy use they will be enough for tail and mane a> before lunch. The impression is that they are very close in terms of opening time, it is impossible to name a clear winner here.

Secondly, it is worth noting that when not using phones, the iPhone will show the best operating time, it actually freezes and does nothing. Therefore, if your phone is lying for a long time (a week or so), then you will like the iPhone. It's more of an Android flaw that keeps trying to stream something in the background.

Of the minuses of the iPhone, I will note a very long charge, 2-2.5 hours to full capacity. Of course, you can take an iPad charger, but this will negatively affect battery capacity and life. EDGE has fast adaptive charging (respectively charger included). In 15 minutes, you can get 25 percent of the charge, which is convenient and allows you to charge the device on the go, in those moments when you find yourself near a power outlet. Complete freedom with charging indulges, I have lost the habit of charging my phone at night, now I do it only as needed and when it suits me.

The presence of built-in wireless charging is also a big plus, there is nothing like that in the iPhone. This is, of course, an additional option, and it is not the most important, but sometimes in public places where there are such chargers, this allows you to recharge the device in a short time.

In iOS9, power-saving settings appeared, they cut off data transfer, make the interface slower, in a word, they remove everything unnecessary. But they cannot dramatically increase the operating time. The EDGE has several power-saving modes and in the extreme, we get hours of use for calls and SMS as the screen fades to grayscale and consumes almost no power. For an IPS display in an iPhone, this is simply not possible.

Another point worth mentioning. In the iPhone 6s on a processor from Samsung, the operating time is noticeably shorter, you can read about it in detail here.

My device has a processor manufactured by TSMC, so the comparability of the models in terms of working time with EDGE applies only to this configuration. If you have an iPhone 6s with a Samsung processor, it will run 15-20 percent less. It is worth remembering this.

Performance, chipsets, RAM

I don't know people who buy phones without regard to their cost. It so happened that Apple fans are very proud of how the processors in the iPhone are optimized, how many virtual parrots they show in virtual tests and how they outperform other solutions in terms of performance per processor core. But the problem is that a person buys a complete solution, which already has so many processor cores and such and such performance. It is the choice of each company how to optimize their device - focus on optimizing old hardware and achieve high performance due to the OS (Apple) or create the most productive solution that is powerful enough for any task (Samsung).

If the difference in filling also reflected in the cost of the solution, then some comparisons would be appropriate. But in a situation where a hardware richer solution costs less, there is no point in complaining that the performance in virtual parrots is somehow different. This is just nonsense that is of interest to a very limited circle of people who are trying to show that their favorite manufacturer is better. This approach has nothing to do with real use cases.

In real life, the performance of these two solutions has no or almost no difference. The speed of opening applications is about the same. The implementation of RAM is different, so the iPhone has a limit on the number of open tabs in the browser, there cannot be a hundred or so, as is allowed on Android. Do you need so many tabs? It depends on you. The latest versions of Android use reloading applications when opened from memory, they are restored to the same state as they were. But often this takes time. On iPhone, recent apps load faster unless you're running something gluttonous. In everyday life, the difference is almost imperceptible, if you do not sit with a stopwatch in your hand.

Now an important note regarding iOS9. In 2014, I wrote that the quality of iOS, starting from version 7, has been consistently declining, in version 8 we have already seen a sufficient number of shortcomings, it was not accepted in the best way. But the 9th version eclipsed everything that came before. At the moment, my iPhone 6s is already running version 9.1, but a bunch of small and not so problems are not fixed. What are at least missing signals for messages in different programs, they are, then they are not. This is a basic feature that any phone has, and it works there. There is a lottery right there, sometimes there is a sound, sometimes it disappears. Software error. As one iPhone fan wrote, he developed the habit of checking his phone for messages every 15 minutes. I think it's idiotic.

There is also a problem with CapsLock, where the letters in the keyboard jump randomly. They can't fix it for a long time.

Apple iPhone 6s vs. Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE comparison

With the release of 9.1, which was supposed to fix many of the problems, they only got worse. Visual glitches began to appear in the interface, overlapping windows.

Apple iPhone 6s vs. Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE Comparison of Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6/ S6 EDGE

An example of how mail works on my phone, although I'd rather say it doesn't work.

Well, the cherry on top is that when Wi-Fi is on, the phone often downloads data via the mobile network. The iOS9 version is just something, and its quality is far from anything that can be called a stable system. Unfortunately, I can't compare it with Android 5.1 on EDGE, because on the latter I always hear notifications, the interface is not buggy and there are no other “little things”. Here it should be noted that Apple's disregard for the basic principles of software development, which they had in the past years, led to such sad consequences. While the fans of the company defend it, promising that everything will be fixed soon, ordinary people begin to wonder if the king is naked. It is impossible to describe iOS9 in any words, it's just a disaster.

Cameras, photo quality comparison

I'll start with the front camera. For the first time, the iPhone received a new front camera with a higher resolution, it is 5 megapixels. Exactly the same camera resolution in Samsung, but there are a few differences. For example, Samsung traditionally has a customizable Beauty Face function, it removes skin imperfections and can make your face look glossy.

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The girls are just delighted with this opportunity, they really like it. Everyone else, I think, doesn't care, unless you love taking selfies.

When recording video on the front camera, the quality is approximately comparable, it does not differ dramatically.

For the iPhone, the new front-facing camera is a huge step forward, as cameras have been mediocre in quality until recently. Now they are at the market level, but no more.

Now let's look at the main camera, they differ in resolution, Samsung has a 16 megapixel matrix, iPhone has 12 megapixels. But, as you know, it is not the resolution that determines the quality of the images, but the algorithm for processing information from the matrix. From the point of view of everyday use, iPhone and EDGE shots will be comparable in most cases, the slight superiority of EDGE on a phone screen will not be noticeable in any way, and almost no one considers pictures on a PC. Pictures from the iPhone contain less information, they can not be zoomed in the same way as those with EDGE, but, again, few people need this. When applied to the phone or social networks, both devices give quite tolerable, high-quality pictures, they can be evaluated at the same level. If you dig into the details, it turns out that there are more opportunities on EDGE, you can set up your camera mode (Pro Mode), select each of the settings and get fundamentally different photos. It's like the automatic mode on soap dishes, where you point the camera and shoot, compare with a professional camera, the second is needed by units, as well as get a high-quality result, they usually cannot, they simply do not know how. I emphasize that the extended camera capabilities in EDGE may not be used, "point and shoot" also works here.

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Comparison of Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE

It has become a good tradition to compare products of the same type, which not only perform in the same class, but borrow a lot from each other, as a result, they are perceived on the same level. In a detailed review-comparison, I would like to dwell on both trifles and basic things in order to move from the private to the general, to what each of these phones can give. I will focus not just on technical characteristics, they are useless in isolation from use cases, but on what and how you can do on these phones. What are the benefits you get from working with them.

If you already know that the iPhone is the best phone or the Galaxy is superior to the iPhone, then close the page and save your nerves. Fans of this or that device should definitely not read a weighted text, where all the possibilities of devices are considered with examples and everything is illustrated with detailed calculations. Having made such a reservation, let's proceed to the consideration of devices.

An important addition. Everywhere I consider the EDGE model, but apart from the curved screen, as well as the price, it has no differences from the Galaxy S6, so you can safely extend all the reasoning to this device. In the conclusions, we will consider it in terms of price / quality ratio, but the EDGE model will always appear in the text as the closest in positioning to the iPhone 6s.

Case dimensions, weight, materials and design

Discussing other people's tastes is a thankless task. Some people like one thing, some like another, so let's leave the design aside and focus on the quality of execution and the practical consequences of this.

Samsung switched to 7000 series aluminum alloy, the same material later used in the iPhone 6s. Interestingly, with comparable body sizes, the iPhone weighs 143 grams versus 132 grams for EDGE. But the sizes differ like this:

  • iPhone 6s - 138.3x67.1x7.1mm
  • Galaxy S6 EDGE - 142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0mm

In the hand, both devices lie well, the rounded edge cuts into the EDGE at first, but you quickly get used to it. I often hear that these devices are slippery, but I have never had such problems. Those who do not like the EDGE side face can look at the regular S6. It feels in the hand as similar as possible to the same iPhone, there are no differences.

Often, users of the previous iPhone 6 say that the 6s has become heavier and this is noticeable in the hand. It's true, the center of gravity is located in such a way that the phone is perceived as weighty, this is a subjective impression, in grams the differences are not so huge.

The back cover on EDGE is covered with glass, metallic color plays in the sun, fingerprints are not visible on it (only in certain lighting conditions). Corning Gorilla Glass 4, it is resistant to falls and does not break even when falling onto asphalt from a height of one and a half meters, although it’s a question of your luck, you can break glass even from ten centimeters.

The iPhone 6s uses a metal back with inserts for antennas, this design looks different, there is no metallic reflection effect, and here we again enter the territory of what and who likes it more. A matter of taste. From a household point of view, both devices have exactly the same strength and resistance to external influences.

Now let's move on to the front side of the devices, namely the glass that covers the display. Samsung uses Corning Gorillla Glass 4, the latest generation of Corning's designs, for maximum durability, drop resistance and also scratch resistance. Many people take scratch resistance as a statement that there can be no scratches at all and the phone can be safely carried with keys. Unfortunately, this is not the case, no one is immune from the appearance of small scratches. On my phone, after a few months of daily use, they appeared, and this is absolutely normal.

The iPhone 6s has mineral tempered glass. I often had to read on various resources that Corning glass is also installed here, but there is simply no evidence for this. There is no list of products on the Apple manufacturer's website, the list itself can be found here.

Another point is that the glass behaves exactly the same as on the iPhone 6, it has less resistance to scratches, for example, in my pocket and without keys, there was such a long scratch from the second phone. No one scratched the phone on purpose.

It is also known that the mineral glass on the iPhone does not tolerate drops even from a small height, its strength is much inferior to that of Gorilla Glass. The main problem of the iPhone when dropped is a broken screen, in EDGE from the same height it often does without damage at all. Unfortunately, Apple can't access Corning's technologies because Samsung is a co-owner of the company. The result is slightly worse characteristics of the device in everyday use. Screen replacement is the most expensive operation for any phone, so be careful with them. On the other hand, no one thinks that it is their phone that will fall and break.

In this video, you can see how the 6s screen usually breaks when falling from a small height, everything is quite revealing. Let me remind you that such videos are always a game of probability, you can break the phone even when hitting the carpet. Another thing is that the iPhone 6/6s is guaranteed to break when dropped, and this is already a proven fact, but EDGE/S6, on the contrary, is harder to break.

In terms of case materials, there is almost complete parity between these devices, the difference is that the iPhone 6s is a little more fragile due to mineral glass. But everything else is the same. As well as the ergonomics of the devices are comparable, EDGE wins in screen diagonal with almost the same size and less weight.

I love both devices, they have no compromise in terms of materials, they are the best you can find on the market today.

The fingerprint is implemented in the same way in these models, it reacts to touch, it does not work on a wet surface. The unlocking speed is about the same, there is no difference in everyday life.

Screen comparison - 4.7 inches vs. 5.1 inches

Let's take a look at the screen specifications table and compare them on paper.

iPhone 6s Galaxy S6 EDGE Display type IPS SuperAMOLED Diagonal in inches 4.7 5.1 Screen resolution 1334 x 750 1440 x 2560 DPI, ppi 326 577 Maximum auto brightness (cd/m2) 550 785 Oleophobic coating Yes Yes

Samsung is consistently improving its own screens, reducing their power consumption and making them better in every aspect of the experience. The company is a technological leader in this field. Even a comparison of the characteristics on paper shows that the screen resolution and its diagonal are larger, the brightness of the backlight is higher, which allows you to read on the screen even in bright sunlight or see the picture in the viewfinder in the form it will be displayed in the gallery after you take a picture. Apple does not have these technologies, and the company has nowhere to acquire them. The difference between devices in this aspect is huge, it can be safely described as a difference of several generations, read years. This situation has been persisting for a couple of years, in various products of companies, the gap at Apple cannot be reduced in any way.

In everyday use, if you don't directly compare the screens, you will most likely be satisfied with both the first and second devices. Moreover, I will say a seditious thought - if you switch to these devices from models of previous seasons, then the improvement in the quality of the screen will become noticeable in any case. But if you are still going to compare them directly and choose which is better, then you should remember a few serious differences. In EDGE, as well as in all devices with SuperAMOLED, there is a setting to improve brightness depending on the conditions (conditions mean both external lighting and the content you are watching). For example, in a browser, when viewing pages, the white color on the iPhone will be different, but on Note it gives off a little yellowness - this is not a screen problem at all, but an initial setting that was made to reduce eye fatigue and increase the device's operating time.

The marketing term Retina means that in an outstretched hand, you, having 100% vision, will not be able to see the grids of the screen, that is, individual dots. Both devices fit this definition well. But the overall impression of the texts in the browser on EDGE is better, the fonts are smoother - you can see it easily in the photo, in real life you can't distinguish it, even looking closely. But there is a difference, and it is felt.

Apple iPhone 6s / Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Here you can find a professional review of the Galaxy S6/S6 EDGE screen, where the display is recognized as the best among all devices.

Galaxy S6 Edge (top) vs. iPhone 6S (bottom)

In my opinion, the EDGE screen wins in that you get the selected picture quality in any conditions, even indoors, even in the light. Automatic backlight adjustment works as comfortably and well as possible. In the iPhone 6s, the screen is one of the best among IPS matrices, it is at a good level, but inferior to EDGE in difficult conditions, in the same sun when photographing. The number of screen settings is noticeably less, you are limited only to those profiles that the manufacturer has chosen for you, you cannot customize the display for yourself. You probably don't need this, most people think it's a waste of time and the default settings are enough. And for me, for example, it's nice to change the settings when watching movies in order to get a more saturated picture, and the rest of the time I use muted colors that I like in everyday life. On the iPhone, I don't have these settings.

Bottom line, we have a good or even excellent IPS screen in the iPhone and simply the best screen in EDGE, which has no direct competitor in this class of devices (with such a diagonal).

Using time - battery

It is impossible to directly compare the operating time of devices based on battery capacity, because the operating time depends on processor performance, screen time and brightness of its backlight, and other characteristics of the phone. Historically, the iPhone has been thought to be a smartphone that lasts a long time. It was generally based on the fact that the small iPhone screen did not consume as much power, while Android smartphones had gone far in both resolution and diagonal. In 2015, these parameters were partially leveled, the power consumption of the iPhone is lower for many tasks, but the battery is also smaller.

Battery capacity in 6s - 1750 mAh (Li-Pol), in EDGE - 2600 mAh. The difference is big, but is it really that big in real life? I want to make a reservation right away that the utility that is in iOS9 and shows the device’s operating time for the last 24 hours is almost not applicable in order to estimate the real operating time, in Android the system utility that shows energy consumption is much better and more informative. What's more, Apple traditionally misleads consumers by showing battery life as the sum of screen time and background activity, which in years past led many to believe that 6-7 hours is screen time. Actually, it is not. However, you can calculate the screen time yourself by summing up each line and see how long the phone worked.

Video playback time on iPhone is up to 10 hours, on EDGE - about 12.5 hours. With the same screen brightness settings. But such a head-on comparison is rather artificial, since in life we ​​use different features of the phone, write messages, make calls, connect a headset to the device and listen to music.

For almost three weeks, I used the two devices daily, trying to achieve a roughly comparable load. The task is not the easiest, day after day I changed SIM-cards in order to create approximately the same conditions. And here are my conclusions.

Firstly, the runtimes for these two devices are about the same in real use scenarios. The EDGE gain in some scenarios (video, data transfer) is not stunning, it is described as a 20-25% increase in operating time. For example, this can be seen when distributing the Internet to other devices. With an average load of smartphones, they will work from morning to evening, with heavy use in the tail and mane, they will last until lunch. The impression is that they are very close in terms of opening time, it is impossible to name a clear winner here.

First, the runtimes for these two devices are about the same in real use scenarios. The EDGE gain in some scenarios (video, data transfer) is not stunning, it is described as a 20-25% increase in operating time. For example, this can be seen when distributing the Internet to other devices. With an average load of smartphones, they will work from morning to evening, with heavy use in the tail and mane they will be enough before lunch. The impression is that they are very close in terms of work time, it is impossible to name a clear winner here.

Secondly, it is worth noting that when not using phones, the iPhone will show the best operating time, it actually freezes and does nothing. Therefore, if your phone is lying for a long time (a week or so), then you will like the iPhone. It's more of an Android flaw that keeps trying to stream something in the background.

Of the minuses of the iPhone, I will note a very long charge, 2-2.5 hours to full capacity. Of course, you can take an iPad charger, but this will negatively affect battery capacity and life. EDGE has fast adaptive charging (respectively charger included). In 15 minutes, you can get 25 percent of the charge, which is convenient and allows you to charge the device on the go, in those moments when you find yourself near a power outlet. Complete freedom with charging indulges, I have lost the habit of charging my phone at night, now I do it only as needed and when it suits me.

The presence of built-in wireless charging is also a big plus, there is nothing like that in the iPhone. This is, of course, an additional option, and it is not the most important, but sometimes in public places where there are such chargers, this allows you to recharge the device in a short time.

In iOS9, power-saving settings appeared, they cut off data transfer, make the interface slower, in a word, they remove everything unnecessary. But they cannot dramatically increase the operating time. The EDGE has several power-saving modes and in the extreme, we get hours of use for calls and SMS as the screen fades to grayscale and consumes almost no power. For an IPS display in an iPhone, this is simply not possible.

Another point worth mentioning. In the iPhone 6s on a processor from Samsung, the operating time is noticeably shorter, you can read about it in detail here.

My device has a processor manufactured by TSMC, so the comparability of the models in terms of working time with EDGE applies only to this configuration. If you have an iPhone 6s with a Samsung processor, it will run 15-20 percent less. It is worth remembering this.

Performance, chipsets, RAM

I don't know people who buy phones without regard to their cost. It so happened that Apple fans are very proud of how the processors in the iPhone are optimized, how many virtual parrots they show in virtual tests and how they outperform other solutions in terms of performance per processor core. But the problem is that a person buys a complete solution, which already has so many processor cores and such and such performance. It is the choice of each company how to optimize their device - focus on optimizing old hardware and achieve high performance due to the OS (Apple) or create the most productive solution that is powerful enough for any task (Samsung).

If the difference in filling also reflected in the cost of the solution, then some comparisons would be appropriate. But in a situation where a hardware richer solution costs less, there is no point in complaining that the performance in virtual parrots is somehow different. This is just nonsense that is of interest to a very limited circle of people who are trying to show that their favorite manufacturer is better. This approach has nothing to do with real use cases.

In real life, the performance of these two solutions has no or almost no difference. The speed of opening applications is about the same. The implementation of RAM is different, so the iPhone has a limit on the number of open tabs in the browser, there cannot be a hundred or so, as is allowed on Android. Do you need so many tabs? It depends on you. The latest versions of Android use reloading applications when opened from memory, they are restored to the same state as they were. But often this takes time. On iPhone, recent apps load faster unless you're running something gluttonous. In everyday life, the difference is almost imperceptible, if you do not sit with a stopwatch in your hand.

Now an important note regarding iOS9. In 2014, I wrote that the quality of iOS, starting from version 7, has been consistently declining, in version 8 we have already seen a sufficient number of shortcomings, it was not accepted in the best way. But the 9th version eclipsed everything that came before. At the moment, my iPhone 6s is already running version 9.1, but a bunch of small and not so problems are not fixed. What are at least missing signals for messages in different programs, they are, then they are not. This is a basic feature that any phone has, and it works there. There is a lottery right there, sometimes there is a sound, sometimes it disappears. Software error. As one iPhone fan wrote, he developed the habit of checking his phone for messages every 15 minutes. I think it's idiotic.

There is also a problem with CapsLock, where the letters in the keyboard jump randomly. They can't fix it for a long time.

With the release of 9.1, which was supposed to fix many of the problems, they only got worse. Visual glitches began to appear in the interface, overlapping windows.

An example of how mail works on my phone, although I'd rather say it doesn't work.

Well, the cherry on top is that when Wi-Fi is on, the phone often downloads data via the mobile network. The iOS9 version is just something, and its quality is far from anything that can be called a stable system. Unfortunately, I can't compare it with Android 5.1 on EDGE, because on the latter I always hear notifications, the interface is not buggy and there are no other “little things”. Here it should be noted that Apple's disregard for the basic principles of software development, which they had in the past years, led to such sad consequences. While the fans of the company defend it, promising that everything will be fixed soon, ordinary people begin to wonder if the king is naked. It is impossible to describe iOS9 in any words, it's just a disaster.

Cameras, photo quality comparison

I'll start with the front camera. For the first time, the iPhone received a new front camera with a higher resolution, it is 5 megapixels. Exactly the same camera resolution in Samsung, but there are a few differences. For example, Samsung traditionally has a customizable Beauty Face function, it removes skin imperfections and can make your face look glossy.

iPhone 6S Galaxy S6 Edge

The girls are just delighted with this opportunity, they really like it. Everyone else, I think, doesn't care, unless you love taking selfies.

When recording video on the front camera, the quality is approximately comparable, it does not differ dramatically.

For the iPhone, the new front-facing camera is a huge step forward, as cameras have been mediocre in quality until recently. Now they are at the market level, but no more.

Now let's look at the main camera, they differ in resolution, Samsung has a 16 megapixel matrix, iPhone has 12 megapixels. But, as you know, it is not the resolution that determines the quality of the images, but the algorithm for processing information from the matrix. From the point of view of everyday use, iPhone and EDGE shots will be comparable in most cases, the slight superiority of EDGE on a phone screen will not be noticeable in any way, and almost no one considers pictures on a PC. Pictures from the iPhone contain less information, they can not be zoomed in the same way as those with EDGE, but, again, few people need this.When applied to the phone or social networks, both devices give quite tolerable, high-quality pictures, they can be evaluated at the same level. If you dig into the details, it turns out that there are more opportunities on EDGE, you can set up your camera mode (Pro Mode), select each of the settings and get fundamentally different photos. It's like the automatic mode on soap dishes, where you point the camera and shoot, compare with a professional camera, the second is needed by units, as well as get a high-quality result, they usually cannot, they simply do not know how. I emphasize that the extended camera capabilities in EDGE may not be used, "point and shoot" also works here.

I suggest you look at the photos at night and during the day, I'm sure you won't see much difference.

iPhone 6S Galaxy S6 Edge