Apple won its share of fame when it launched iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus late last year and now it's Samsung's turn to return the favour. After announcing its latest flagship smartphones, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, fans were once again on the Korean tech giant's turf. There were several enhancements in the latest Galaxy smartphones and the most that mattered was its exquisite design.
We have covered the in-depth specs and features of both Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in previous articles, but we are now comparing the things your Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge can do against an iPhone 6. The intense rivalry between Apple and Samsung makes it more appealing for shoppers to inspect all angles before making the switch or an upgrade. Whether you are boasting the unique features of the Galaxy S6 or planning on switching from Apple to Samsung, this comparison is worth a look.
Samsung has an interesting addition in its Galaxy S6 Edge where users can assign specific colour to a contact. When the contact is trying to reach you, the phone's curved edges will glow with the assigned colour. This will let users know who is calling without having to look at the screen. Apple's iPhone 6 has no such feature.
Double Tap Camera
Samsung Galaxy S6 offers quick access to camera by just double tapping the screen. In an iPhone 6, users must launch the camera through the app or from the lock screen icon.
Focus Moving Objects
Samsung made an impressive jump in upgrading the camera in its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The camera uses Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) technology to capture images in low light and also stay focused on moving objects.
Samsung Pay Magnetic Strip
Samsung Pay, like Apple Pay and Google Wallet, allows NFC transactions but Samsung has added support for widely used magnetic strips payment processing terminals. This type of support will give Samsung a better advantage over its rivals as magnetic strips are used in every nine out of 10 sale terminals. Both Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge support this new technique.
Quick Charging Tech
Samsung boasts its flagship smartphones are equipped with quick charging technology that gives four hours of usage on just 10 minutes charge. This technology is not found in Apple's iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus smartphones, giving Samsung another USP.
Instead of selling additional covers for older phones to support wireless charging, Samsung integrated the tech into Galaxy S6. The flagships support Qi, the most popular wireless charging standard, as well as rarely-found PMA standard.
Samsung takes advantage of its big screen phones to let users run more than one app at the same time. Despite Apple's increased screen size, this feature is left out of the picture.
Heart Rate Monitor
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have an inbuilt heart rate monitor, allowing users to get instant report on their heart rate by placing a finger at the sensor on the rear side. Comparatively, iPhone 6 relies on Apple Watch to track wearer's heart rate and cannot independently monitor users' heart.
With continuous usage of device, there are a lot of cookies, cache and junk that gets piled up in the device's memory. Samsung features a Smart Manager app that lets users clean the phone, free the memory on RAM without having to install additional app. Apple users need to download a separate app for such function, but it is unknown how well they perform.
Samsung has an interesting feature in built in several Galaxy smartphones. The Knox Security software offers immense security to the device and the data stored inside it. It is protected well with Samsung's encryption and also serves as a second phone within the same handset. Apple lacks such a feature in its iPhones.