We can safely state that Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is one of the best Android devices available. This rings true due to a number of reasons such as the powerful hardware, a superior camera, the noteworthy design and lots more. While it may not be flawless, it is definitely a better all-round device when compared with others such as the HTC One M9 and the LG G4.
But, how does it perform against the Apple iPhone 6, which can safely be considered a benchmark for success? The iPhone 6 and Galaxy S6 have already clashed against each other in the market, including pricing.
So, which is the better phone?
- You prefer a user-friendly and intuitive platform
iOS is still way ahead than Android in overall performance even though the recent iteration of TouchWiz is more intuitive and streamlined than ever. The TouchWiz UI still lags a bit on the Galaxy S6 and feels a bit heavy whereas the iPhone 6 is able to offer a hassle-free and streamlined experience.
- You don’t want oily fingerprints on the back of your phone
The back of the Galaxy S6 is covered with the Gorilla Glass 4, which provides a good grip and looks strikingly good. However, a few weeks of using the device and the rear of your flagship smartphone will be covered with greasy fingerprint marks and oily smudges, which is highly unappealing. As the iPhone 6 has an aluminum back covering, you don’t face this problem with it.
- You want a top-performing device
You cannot argue that iPhones exhibit flaws rarely and they don’t give rise to issues that turn customers off. As opposed to the iPhone, some Android flagship phones from the current and previous year brought some issues that were tough to swallow. The iPhones are reliable and consistent. They may not have laser-assisted autofocus and other similar features, but there is no denying that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus take stunning, drool-worthy photographs.
- You want timely updates
When a new major update for iOS is released, all users of the OS receive it in a few hours with a push notification; there isn’t much waiting involved. In contrast, regardless of how much Samsung is committed to keep its smartphones running on the latest version of Android, updating is much slower on its devices and there is no fixed time window for receiving it. It could take hours, weeks or months.
- You prefer the metal touch
In terms of exterior design, the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are on par with each other. Nevertheless, not everyone is comfortable with the Gorilla Glass rear of Samsung’s flagship smartphones. Instead, you may prefer the aluminum touch that Apple’s iPhone 6 can offer, which looks a tad more exotic.
- You are concerned with the whole phone user experience
From the software to hardware, Apple deals with everything related to the iPhone. This ensures that the different aspects of the device are able to work together seamlessly and offer you an unrivaled user experience. The fruitful marriage between hardware and software and optimisation are some of the noteworthy aspects of the iPhone.