Samsung S6 versus iPhone 6: The Battle for Design and Power

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Apple’s iPhone 6 are monsters of design and power. They have distinct features and specifications that will blow the mind of users, especially those who understand the significance of higher specs. If you are eyeing your next mobile phone, these 2 flagships may be included in your list. To help you solve the soon-to-be biggest dilemma in your technology-driven life, here is a thorough comparison of Samsung S6 and iPhone 6.

The Samsung S6 and iPhone 6 are both LTE-capable and Wi-Fi-ready devices. Both are also compatible with Strike Alpha Cradle for minimal driving distraction. In addition, they can benefit from the car mount’s signal-boosting capabilities. The latter was released in September 2014, while the former is still very much anticipated by many. The new Samsung flagship phones were announced during the MWC 2015 held in Barcelona, Spain.


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Both devices have fingerprint sensors and are very slim at 6.9 mm. However, the Samsung S6 will be slightly bigger at 5.64 inches compared to the 5.44 inches body of the iPhone 6. The former will be heavier with 138 grams compared to the latter’s 129 grams. Samsung S6 will feature a 5.0 inches Super AMOLED with 577 ppi pixel density. On the other hand, the iPhone 6 looks very sleek already with its 4.7 inches of LED-backlit IPS LCD and 326 ppi pixel density. Lastly, the S6 will use Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and TouchWiz UI whereas the iPhone 6 has shatter-proof glass, oleophobic coating and Display Zoom.


Samsung S6 will have the Android OS 5.0 (Lollipop) while the iPhone 6 has the up-to-date iOS 8, which is upgradable to iOS 8.1.3. The S6 will be powerful with an Exynos 7420 chipset and Mali-T760 GPU. It will also boast high-speed and lag-free browsing and gaming experience with the Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A57 CPU. On the other hand, the iPhone 6 will not accept defeat as it is also powerful and fast with a Dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based). It features the exclusive Apple A8 chipset and PowerVR GX6450 (quad-core graphics).


Who needs a camera if you can take high-quality pictures with your phone? The Samsung S6 and iPhone 6 have both superior cameras that will make users consider photography. The former will boast a 20 MP camera with up to 4992 x 3744 pixels, LED flash, optical image stabilization, face detection and autofocus. It will be able to record videos of up to [email protected] as well. It will also feature a 5 MP front camera with dual video calling capabilities.

On the other hand, the iPhone is no subordinate to the S6’s camera. In fact, it also raised the bar of its superior photo and video taking. It now features an 8 MP camera with 3264 x 2448, autofocus, face detection and dual-LED flash. Its front camera is at 2 MP with the Apple exclusive FaceTime over mobile and Wi-Fi networks.


The most awaited Samsung S6 will not have a micro SD card, unlike its preceding Galaxy models. However, it will include a large 32 GB internal storage and 3 GB of RAM. The S6 will use a non-removable Lithium-ion 2550 battery. It will also feature S-Voice, Smart Stay, Smart Pause, Air Gesture and Smart Scroll like other previous Samsung devices. The mobile phone will be available in 4 colors – Shimmery White, Charcoal Black, Electric Blue and Copper Gold.

Then again, the iPhone 6 is also packed with ideal features. Of course, it has Siri, iCloud cloud service and iCloud Keychain. Although the device has no card slot, it has a sufficient storage of up to 128 GB and 1 GB RAM. It has a non-removable Lithium Polymer battery with 1810 mAh. On standby, the phone can last up to 250 hours. Talktime continues up to 14 hours and music plays up to 50 hours.



The Samsung S6 and iPhone 6 are both compatible with Strike Alpha Cradle. Strike Alpha Cradle is not just a car holder, it is an innovative and durable product. It is your ultimate mounting solution to ensure longer battery life and better signal reception. This car mount features secure charging, pass through connector and antenna connection. You can choose between car mounts packaged for an easy DIY installation and those that require professional installation.


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It is a close fight between these two devices. But until we have come face to face with the Samsung S6, we cannot give an impartial decision. Specs-wise, both phones show promising features. They are unique in their own ways and they appeal to different users. The iPhone 6 has satisfied its owners and we believe so will the Samsung S6. These flagships will have greater functionality if used with Strike Alpha Cradle. You can check Strike's iPhone 6 Car Cradle as well as our newest Samsung Galaxy S6 Car Cradle.

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