There is no doubt that Samsung and Apple?s ?current flagship models, the Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6, will dominate the smartphone world this 2015. Both handsets are surprisingly similar in many ways including some features, cost, and even in design. However, there?s a handful of telltale differences that sets them apart from each other.
As excitement piles up ahead of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge?s April 10 release date, we?re seeing lots of comparisons popping up that pit the Samsung flagship against other models from various manufacturers. What really matters to a lot of mobile users is how Samsung, with its upcoming model, will fare against Apple?s already available iPhone 6 handset.
Wireless (and fast) charging
Like many Android models in the market, the Galaxy S6 supports wireless charging courtesy of a separate wireless charger. What makes it the cream of the crop is that Samsung manages to pair it with fast charging technology. The iPhone 6 charges up pretty quickly, too, but the South Korean device maker claims that you can add hours of standby time to the S6 in just 10 minutes.
Heart rate monitor
Yes, you can use the iPhone 6?s camera and LED flash to measure your heart rate but you?ll need to download a third party app to do that. On the other hand, this is a built-in feature of the Galaxy S6. Aside from the monitoring your heart rate, it?s also capable of measuring your blood oxygen saturation.
The Galaxy S6, has the Multi Window feature that enables the phone to run and display two apps at the same time. That way, you can see multiple apps side by side and even copy and paste text from one app to the other. The iPhone 6 has no such feature.
Remote control via IR blaster
With the help of third party apps or some TV models with dedicated compatibility with iOS, you can use the iPhone 6 to control some appliances wirelessly. In contrast, the Galaxy S6 can directly control television and other appliances directly because it has a built-in infrared sensor. Samsung devices also readily connect with the same brand handsets.
Bigger, better screen
iPhone fanatics believe that you really can?t get anything better that Apple?s Retina display. Galaxy owners, however, know full well that that?s not the case. Samsung?s newest handset has a stunning 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen with a massive 2,560×1,440-pixel resolution. It results in a very crisp 577 pixels per inch (ppi). In comparison, the iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch IPS LCD screen with 1,344×750 resolution amounting to a relatively meager 326ppi. If you play a lot of graphics-demanding games and watch plenty of HD videos, you will surely notice the difference.