Apple iPhone 6s vs Samsung Galaxy S6: Battle of the iOS & Android flagship phones

Samsung and Apple are among the leader companies in the smartphone market. They have been competing against each other for years now. While Apple makes its own iOS-powered iPhone devices, Samsung heavily relies on Google-developed Android OS. The Korean tech giant’s latest flagship is the Galaxy S6, while the Cupertino-based Apple is all set to unveil its newest device in September this year. The company is expected to launch the Apple iPhone 6s in early September, which will be competing against the Galaxy S6.

If you are thinking about purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S6 or waiting for the Apple iPhone 6s to arrive, let’s compare their specs to find out which one is better.

Comparison of the flagships


Apple is critically acclaimed for the design of its iPhone, and no doubt the iPhone 6s will offer the same premium metal body found on the iPhone 6. The vendor will use a new material to resolve the bending issues of the iPhone 6 Plus. It is expected to offer a quite slim waistline of 6.9mm. The Samsung Galaxy S6 also features a robust and attractive design featuring an extremely slim 6.8mm waistline, and weighs just 138grams. The device has been constructed from a single piece of aluminium, and features a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 at the rear end.

Display and OS

The Apple iPhone 6s will boast a compact 4.7-inch Retina display bearing a resolution of 1,334 x 750 pixels, resulting into a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch. The Galaxy S6 has a larger 5.1-inch Super AMOLED quad-HD display with a whopping pixel density of 577 pixels per inch. The device offers a better media experience than the iPhone 6s. On the software front, the Galaxy S6 runs the latest Android Lollipop with its TouchWiz UI on top, while the iPhone 6s will run the latest iOS version.


The Apple iPhone 6s will be powered by the new Apple A9 chipset, which is specially designed for the new iPhone. The chipset has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, aided by 2GB of RAM. The device will offer up to 64GB of internal memory. The Galaxy S6 on the other hand utilises an Exynos 7 octa-core processor that has four clusters clocked at 2.1GHz and four running at 1.5GHz. The phone comes with a meaty 3GB of RAM and up to a whopping 128GB of storage.


The iPhone 6s is expected to arrive with a 12MP primary shooter with a dual colour LED flash and a 3MP secondary snapper. The Galaxy S6 also impresses with a 16MP rear camera with an LED flash and optical image stabilisation, and a 5MP front snapper. Both of the smartphones offer full HD video recording support, HDR, and face detection.

Connectivity and Battery

The Apple iPhone 6s and Samsung Galaxy S6, both of the smartphones offer similar connectivity options including 4G LTE support, NFC, single-SIM slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and A-GPS. As for the power, the iPhone 6s will utilise a 1,810mAh battery, while the Galaxy S6 is backed by a larger 2,550mAh battery.


The Samsung Galaxy S6 is among the best Android smartphones with a large display, a premium aluminum body, great camera features, and the latest Exynos processor. The Apple iPhone 6s will also be joining the club of flagship phones in the near future. The device will sport a compact retina display, latest iOS version, newest Apple chipset, decent camera options, and an attractive design. Both the Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6s are among the best flagship devices and worth their hefty prices. The Galaxy S6 is available online for around Rs 40,000, while the iPhone 6s is yet to be priced. So, are you going for the Galaxy S6 or waiting for the iPhone 6s, share in the comments.

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