Apple iPhone 6s VS. Samsung Galaxy S6 Active: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Apple iPhone 6s VS. Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

Devices

Ki Note

Ki Cost-effectiveness
8
Cost-effectiveness
7.7
Cost-effectiveness
Design & Materials
6.6
7
Performance & Hardware
7
5.9
Camera
6.6
7.6
Connectivity
8.5
7.7
Battery
6.6
6.5

Basics

Brand

Brand
Aliases
A1633, A1688
SM-G890A, G890A

Release Date

Release date
September 2015, 4 years ago
June 2015, 4 years ago
State
On Sale
On Sale

Design & Materials

Structure

Size
67.1 mm
138.3 mm
7.1 mm
73.4 mm
146.8 mm
8.6 mm
Weight
143 g
170 g
Usable surface
65 %
66 %
Materials
Aluminium alloy
-
Resistance
-
IP68
MIL-STD-810G
Colors
Gold

Gray

Rose-gold

Silver
Blue

Gray

White

Screen

Diagonal
4.7"
5.1"
Type
LCD IPS
Super Amoled
Resolution
750 x 1334 px
1440 x 2560 px
Density
326 Pixels per inch
576 Pixels per inch
Others
  • 1400:1 contrast ratio
  • 500 cd/m2
  • Capacitive
  • Force Touch
  • Full sRGB standard
  • LED-backlit
  • Multi-touch
  • Without Notch
  • Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
  • Retina HD display
  • Scratch resistant
  • Capacitive
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Multi-touch
  • Without Notch
  • Scratch resistant

Prototypes





Prototypes
Apple iPhone 6s
Print 3D Model
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
Print 3D Model

Photos

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model
Apple A9
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
CPU
Apple Twister
4x2.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A57 +4x1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
Type
Dual-Core
Octa-Core
Frequency
1.84 GHz
2.1 GHz
64 Bits
Yes
Yes

Graphics

GPU
PowerVR GT7600 6xCores
ARM Mali-T760 MP8

RAM

RAM
2 GB
3 GB

Antutu

Score
151.000 (Antutu v6)
Overall performance better than 84% of devices
79.200 (Antutu v6)
Overall performance better than 69% of devices

Storage

Capacity
16 GB
32 GB
SD Slot
No
No

Security

Fingerprint
Yes, on the front
Yes, on the side

Sensors

Sensors
  • Fingerprint
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity
  • Fingerprint
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Heart Rate
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity

Others

Notifications LED
No
No

Camera

Main

Resolution
12 Mpx
16 Mpx
Pixel size
1.190 µm
1.120 µm
Sensor
Apple iSight Camera (6s)
Sony IMX240 Exmor RS
Type
CMOS BSI
CMOS
Aperture
f/2.2
f/1.9
Flash
Dual LED
LED
Features
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Digital zoom
  • Exposure compensation
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • Self-timer
  • Touch focus
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Digital zoom
  • Exposure compensation
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • ISO settings
  • Macro mode
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Panorama
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Touch focus
  • White balance settings
Slow Motion Video
Yes
240 fps
No
30 fps
Optical Stabilisation
No
Yes

Selfie

Resolution
5 Mpx
5 Mpx

Connectivity

Networks

5G
-
-
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B13 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B18 (800)
  • B19 (800)
  • B20 (800)
  • B25 (1900+)
  • B26 (850)
  • B27 (800)
  • B28 (700)
  • B29 (700)
  • B30 (2300)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B20 (800)
  • B29 (700)
  • B30 (2300)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B5 (850)
2G
  • CDMA2000 EV-DO REV.A
  • CDMA BC0 (800)
  • CDMA BC1 (1900)
  • CDMA BC15 (1700/2100 AWS)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM
Single Sim
Single Sim
Type
Nano SIM
Micro SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
Others
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot

Bluetooth

Version
Bluetooth 4.2 LE Low energy consumption
Bluetooth 4.1 LE Low energy consumption
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • DIP (Device ID Profile)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HSP (Headset Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PAN (Personal Area Networking Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)

Navigation

Navigation
  • A-GPS
  • Cell ID
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • GPS

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • Proprietary
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

0.930 W/Kg on head
0.980 W/Kg on body
0.478 W/Kg on head
0.423 W/Kg on body
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

1.120 W/Kg on head
1.140 W/Kg on body
1.190 W/Kg on head
1.580 W/Kg on body

Others

Others
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • TV-Out
  • UMA
  • VoLTE
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Computer sync
  • Infrared
  • OTA sync

Battery

Battery
Capacity
1715 mAh
3500 mAh
Type
Li-Polymer
Li-Ion
Others
Non-removable
Non-removable
Wireless charging

Software

Software
Operating System
iOS 10
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Prices

Prices

Prices