There are a multitude of smartphones on the market, none bigger than Apple's iPhone 6 and Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge. Despite their commonalities, it is often the key differences that factor into the decision of anyone looking to buy.

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We've compared the two devices' features and specs, breaking down the differences beyond their iOS and Android operating systems. (Please note: Samsung's phone comes in a normal, non-curved version as well, but this will focus on the S6 Edge edition.)


This is the most notable difference between the two phones. The S6 Edge's defining feature is its curved display, which wraps gently around each side of the phone. It boasts a 5.1-inch 2560x1440 resolution Super AMOLED display, and its curved edges offer new innovations such as notifications that can be viewed when the phone is face down. The iPhone 6's display is a standard (but still sharp) 4.7-inch 1334x750 screen.

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The phones are of similar weight, with the iPhone 6 coming in at 4.6 ounces and the S6 Edge at 4.7 ounces. The two devices, all said and done, are extremely similar in size--the S6 Edge is a few tenths of an inch taller and wider than the iPhone 6, an almost imperceptible difference.

Processing, Memory and Storage

The S6 Edge has the iPhone 6 beat in terms of power: it boasts 3 GB of memory and its Exynos 7420 Octa-core 2.1 GHz Quad + 1.5 GHz Quad outperform Apple's 1.4 GHz and 1 GB of memory. Translation? The Samsung device loads quicker and processes faster than Apple's. Both phones come with various data storage configurations, from 32 GB up to 128 GB.


Some Android phones do struggle with their cameras, but that is not the case here. Samsung has developed an effective, clear 16-megapixel camera for the S6 Edge, matching the clarity of photos from the iPhone 6's 8-megapixel aperture. Apple often has the advantage in the camera department (especially compared to some phones like HTC's One), but both of these devices will take great pictures.


Both offer 1080p, 60 fps video recording for high quality, smooth footage. The S6 Edge's 5-megapixel front-facing camera does outperform the iPhone 6's 1.2-megapixel version, and can record in 1080p while Apple's maxes out at 720p.