Comparing Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge With Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

 
 
By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2015-04-09
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    1 - Comparing Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge With Apple's iPhone 6 Plus
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    Comparing Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge With Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

    by Don Reisinger
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    2 - Pick the Screen Size That's Best for You
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    Pick the Screen Size That's Best for You

    One of the nice things about choosing between the iPhone and the Galaxy S6 is that customers can choose the screen size they want. The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen size, while the iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has a 5.1-inch display, splitting the difference between the two.
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    3 - Samsung Wins on the Resolution Side
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    Samsung Wins on the Resolution Side

    Screen size is just one of the factors in picking the proper display. Resolution also matters. The Galaxy S6 has a resolution of 2,560 by 1,440, delivering 577 pixels per inch, compared with the iPhone 6 Plus' resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 pixels and 401 pixels per inch. Those who want the best screen resolution should pick the Galaxy S6.
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    4 - Galaxy S6 Edge Has Processor Advantage
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    Galaxy S6 Edge Has Processor Advantage

    There is a big difference in the processors built into the Galaxy S6 Edge and the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 Plus has a quad-core A8 processor, along with an M8 motion coprocessor for those who are on the go. The Galaxy S6 Edge has a 64-bit octa-core Exynos processor. According to most reviews, the Galaxy S6 Edge is faster than the iPhone 6 Plus.
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    5 - Apple iPhones Aren't Cameras With Mobile Connections
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    Apple iPhones Aren't Cameras With Mobile Connections

    Apple tends to be a little lax when it comes to cameras. The company's iPhone 6 Plus has an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and its front-facing camera can offer up 1.2-megapixel photos. The Galaxy S6 Edge, meanwhile, has a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Whether selfies or high-quality photos, both products can deliver solid snapshots.
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    6 - Fingerprint Sensors Are Built-In
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    Fingerprint Sensors Are Built-In

    The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has a fingerprint scanner built in that enhances security features. The feature can be used to unlock the screen, log into apps and sites, and more. The same can be said for Apple's Touch ID, which is built into the smartphone's home button.
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    7 - Galaxy S6 Edge Includes Wireless Charging
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    Galaxy S6 Edge Includes Wireless Charging

    If wireless charging matters to you, go with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. The device will allow customers to charge their products without ever plugging the handset into an electrical socket. The iPhone 6 Plus, on the other hand, has a tethered charging feature. Hopefully, wireless charging will come to future iPhones, but it hasn't yet.
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    8 - There Are Stark Design Differences
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    There Are Stark Design Differences

    The design differences between the iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge are stark. The Samsung model has a tapered screen that adds some extra software functionality to the device. The iPhone 6 Plus has a refined look and thin design. Both products, though, have metal designs. Either way, the Galaxy S6 Edge and iPhone 6 Plus come with solid designs that folks will like.
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    9 - Both Units Have Broad Mobile Carrier Support
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    Both Units Have Broad Mobile Carrier Support

    There's no winner when it comes to carrier availability. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is slated to be available on all major U.S. carriers, including Verizon and AT&T. The iPhone 6 Plus supports all of the same major wireless carriers. So, if carrier options are an issue, don't expect either device to be a winner.
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    10 - Both Devices Will Enable Mobile Payments
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    Both Devices Will Enable Mobile Payments

    Both the Galaxy S6 Edge and the iPhone 6 Plus come with mobile payment apps built into the products. The iPhone 6 Plus comes with Apple Pay, which is already a working service. The Samsung Pay service will launch later this year and work only on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Still, Samsung says that Pay will have strong support across retailers and banks. Time will tell.
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    11 - Pick Your Favorite Operating Systems
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    Pick Your Favorite Operating Systems

    Comparing devices cannot only be about hardware. The vast majority of the experience will rely on software. Apple's iPhone 6 Plus comes with the company's iOS 8 platform, complete with a Notification Center, Apple Pay support, Apple's bundled apps and more. The Galaxy S6 Edge, meanwhile, runs the TouchWiz user interface on top of Android. If you don't have a preference already, check out both operating systems before making your buying decision.
 

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone has received rave reviews as it approaches its April 10 worldwide shipment date. Once it reaches the market, it will face off with Apple's popular top-of-the-line iPhone 6 Plus. Both devices are comparable in size and come with advanced features and high-end components. With the S6 Edge poised to hit the market, it's a good time to compare the two smartphone models. It's clear, given Apple's financial performance in the fourth quarter, that the iPhone is a crucial component in the company's business, and the Galaxy S6 could determine to a great degree whether Samsung can jump-start its flagging mobile device sales. While the stakes are high, both devices are going after the same market: smartphone users shopping for a sleek, full-featured product. This slide show provides a side-by-side comparison to help such users decide which smartphone is best for them. The operating systems and user experience of these smartphones are distinctly different, but each smartphone has features that might tip the scale in its favor.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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