Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6 – Who Will Win The Battle?

Samsung has finally brought the design change that all fans were waiting for. The most popular flagship has a more luxurious aspect, because it ditched the cheap looking polycarbonate shell, replacing it with a glossy glass back (Corning Gorilla Glass 4). Now, Samsung is finally at the same level as Apple in terms of build quality, but is the Galaxy S6 better than the iPhone 6, on the inside?

iPhone 6

The smartphone was released last year, being an improvement over the previous iPhone 5S, because of its larger screen, which measures 4.7-inch instead of 4-inch. Also, Apple worked on its design, making the edges curvier, for a better grip of the phone, and the wide bands at the top and bottom of the back have been replaced with two thin lines which are needed to hide the radio antennas.

The advantages of the iPhone 6 are – its thickness of 6.9mm, which makes it one of the first smartphones with a very slim body; also, the 8MP rear camera can take better pictures than most of the new smartphones, being a fine substitute for an average DSLR camera; the fingerprint scanner saves you from typing in your passcode, which can be quite in handy if you forget what code you’ve chosen; the iPhone 6 receives all iOS updates that Apple is releasing, so now it runs on iOS 9.2.

The disadvantages of the iPhone 6 – the small battery, which supports only 14 hours of talk time on 3G and 50 hours of music play; the processor is backed by 1GB of RAM, which is the limit for a decent performance.

Samsung Galaxy S6

The smartphone came in April 2015, surprising the fans with its glass and metal design. Samsung has made serious efforts to build a device that would be appreciated not only for its internal specs, but for its appearance as well.

The advantages of the Galaxy S6 – its Exynos 7420 octa core processor built using a 14 nm FinFET manufacturing process supports 3GB of RAM, and the performance of the device is flawless. The 16MP rear camera is definitely better than iPhone 6’s camera and the battery gives 17 hours of talk time on 3G, but unfortunately, Samsung has decided to make it irreplaceable.

The disadvantages of the Galaxy S6 – the new model is no longer water and dust resistant and after a while, the back gets scratched and looks terrible; also, the glass back is very vulnerable to cracks, so make sure you won’t drop it to the ground.

iPhone 6 Explodes Out Of The Blue – First Such Incident in Malaysia

The last incident an Apple device was involved is related to an iPhone 6 which, most likely, suffered a short circuit and exploded in its owner’s pants pocket. This happened recently, in Malaysia, during a night walk in the park.

The owner, named Muhammad Asyraf Daud, was walking in Jonker Walk in Malacca, a state from Malaysia, at around 11PM, when he suddenly heard the sound of an explosion and he felt hot in his pocket, realizing that something happened to his iPhone 6. Immediately, he took the phone out of his pocket and threw it away, while it was on fire and with smoke coming from it. The next day after the incident, Asyraf went to Mac City, the local Apple reseller, where he was old that the company will investigate the causes of the explosion and that if they won’t find a real problem, they won’t replace the iPhone 6 with a new one. The owner was shocked when he was asked if he modified the flagship, after buying it back in February 2015, because he never touched the software or anything else inside the phone. The good news is that the man escaped the incident with minor injuries.

The iPhone 6 came with an increase in size, jumping from a screen of 4-inch to 4.7-inch, which supports now a resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels with 326 ppi. Its back has two thin lines at the top and bottom, instead of wide bands of a different color, and inside, it features an A8 chipset which is powered by a dual-core 1.4 GHz Typhoon (ARM v8-based) and it supports only 1GB of RAM. The resolutions of its cameras are the same as on the previous 5S: 8MP on the front, with phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash and HDR, while the front camera supports 1.2MP.