iPhone 6s Plus vs Galaxy S6 Edge Plus: Phablet Face-Off
The iPhone 6s Plus updates Apple's first phablet, adding in 3D Touch, a stylish new Rose Gold option and new camera technology. This stacks more features on top of a phone that we awarded a four-star rating, but how does this new handset stack up against Samsung's S6 Edge Plus?
The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus has a sharper and more striking curved display compared to the 6s Plus (2560 x 1440 vs 1920 x 1080 pixels). The Samsung also weighs 1.38 ounces less, which is impressive when you consider the S6 Edge Plus has a bigger 5.7-inch screen.
The iPhone 6s Plus seems to have an advantage in terms of battery life. The last 6 Plus lasted 10 hours on our battery test, and the new model is rated for 12 hours. The S6 Edge Plus lasted less than 9 hours.
The biggest standout feature for the 6s Plus is its 3D Touch screen, which promises to save you time via all sorts of pressure-sensitive shorctuts like Peek and Pop. The S6 Edge Plus' most special feature is its curved display, which provides easy access to your favorite apps and shortcuts.
The S6 Edge Plus has a 16-megapixel camera, while the 6s Plus does 12 megapixels. But as we've seen before, resolution isn't everything. We'll have to test both phones side by side to see which one snaps bettery pictures.
Unfortunately for Apple users who always seem to fill their devices too quickly, the entry- level iPhone 6S Plus only gives you 16GB of storage, just like its predecessors. The S6 Edge Plus, on the other hand, starts at a roomier 32GB.
In terms of performance, it's hard to say how the A9 chip inside the iPhone 6s Plus will stack up against the octa-core Exynos chip inside the Samsung, but the S6 Edge Plus is one of the fastest phones yet. We'll have to see if Apple raises that bar.
On paper, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus seems to have the edge (pun intended) over the iPhone 6s Plus because it gives you a sharper screen in a lighter body along with more storage. It will be up to Apple to change our minds with its 3D Touch display, improved camera and faster A9 CPU. A longer-lasting battery could be another key advantage, but our tests will have to bear that out.
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