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Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge Arrives: Samsung Copies Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus?

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March 2
8:37 AM 2015

Samsung has recently released its duo flagship phones the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge which both have the look and feel of a premium phone, thanks to its full-glass body and metal finish. Both the devices are packed with great specs, too, such as the Quad HD display and an octa-core Exynos 7 processor as well as the 16-megapixel camera and a bigger battery.

By heavily focusing on design, Samsung has undoubtedly made a ripple in the tech world although it is too early to tell whether the S6 devices would leave up to the hype. It is also clear that, while Samsung has successfully departed from the previous predecessors with the flagship duo's gorgeous looks, the tech manufacturer is not bringing these devices into a league of its own. Everyone knows that Samsung is vying for Apple's top share in the high-end market by offering similar (if not the same) features from iPhone series.

Could Samsung's latest flagship phones the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge have what it takes to topple Apple's iPhone devices particularly the iPhone 6? There's only one thing to know - that is, compare these archrival phone brands in terms of important specs and add-on features.

Size

The Galaxy duo win on this aspect, with a bigger 5-inch screen display and a dimension of 5.6 x 2.8 x 0.28 inches. iPhone 6, on the other hand, comes with a smaller 4.7-inch display and measures 5.4 x 2.6 x 0.27 inches. The S6 and the iPhone 6 are just about the same weight.

Design

There's no doubt the Galaxy S6 and its Edge variant look gorgeous, sporting a full glass body accentuated with metal frame. It could be an accident magnet, though, given its full-glass rear. Apple's iPhone series carries on with the gold color standard, thin dimensions, and all-metal body design.

Display

Both the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge has a Super AMOLED screen with Quad HD resolution and it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Although Apple's iPhone 6 Retina HD doesn't have nearly as many pixels as that of Galaxy S6's, the iPhone 6's screen is still remarkably sharp.

Camera

The Galaxy S6 16-megapixel camera is twice larger than the iPhone 6's 8-megapixel iSight camera, but iPhone 6's f/2.2 aperture lens for low-lit conditions is slightly higher than the Galaxy S6's  f/1.2. The Galaxy duo comes with optical image stabilization for minimizing blurry effects; iPhone's digital image stabilization does the same.

Battery

Samsung's decision to go with non-removable battery could be disappointing, but it wouldn't matter if it proves to have great battery life with power-saving and fast-charging capabilities.

The iPhone 6 is said to have a 1,810 mAh battery, which is smaller than the Galaxy S6, but the iPhone 6 is sure to last an entire day of usage. 

Software

The Galaxy S6 runs on TouchWiz, a modified version of Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop. Apple's iPhone 6 comes with the company's homegrown iOS 8 operating system.

With the unveiled looks and specs of the Galaxy S6 and its Edge variant, there's no doubt that Samsung is taking a shot at going toe-to-toe with Apple's iPhone devices and, ultimately, it's huge share in the high-end market. 

The Galaxy phones look good on paper so far, but let's wait for the hands-on reviews and price and give it a proper verdict. Shall we?  

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