With both Apple and Samsung’s latest flagships now on sale, we compare the Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6 for performance, battery, design and more
There is no bigger rivalry than that between Samsung and Apple. When the two tech giants aren’t suing each other over patents, they’re poking fun at each other’s products in attack ads and at launch events. However, with its new metallic design and mobile payment system, not to mention switching from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor to their own proprietary components, the Galaxy S6 has a lot in common with the iPhone 6. We take a look at the similarities and differences between Samsung and Apple’s flagships and reveal which is doing it better.Display
Samsung Galaxy S6
The S6 has the same 5.1-inch screen size as the S5, but has upped the resolution from full HD to quad HD, with 575ppi.
A leading app performance company Crittercism has discovered Android Lollipop crashes less often than iOS 8.
Despite being known as the company with the products that don’t crash, Apple has actually come off second best in a test on crashing.
iOS 8 crashed in 2.2 per cent of tests, while Android Lollipop only went down two per cent of the time. Although the difference is minimal it is still an unexpected result, considering how Apple prides itself on its stability while Lollipop has been beset by problems since its launch.
The tests also showed that Apple’s latest OS crashed 0.3 per cent more often than iOS 7 did. This is in contrast to Android,which is moving in the right direction in terms of crashes. Both KitKat and Ice Cream Sandwich crashed 2.6 per cent of the time during tests, so Lollipop marks a real improvement in terms of reliability.
The long-awaited launch of Xiaomi’s latest products, the Mi Note and MiNote Pro has happened.
Having teased us earlier in the week with a cryptic advert, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi’s reveal has finally taken place and they have taken a swipe at their two biggest rivals – Samsung and Apple.
The Mi Note, with a 1920 x 1080 resolution display, was launched to great fanfare in Beijing and is clearly a direct competitor for Samsung’s Note 4 and Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus. It is lighter and thinner than both models as well as having a much greater pixel density.
The Note 4’s cameras outperform the Mi Note’s 13MP rear facing and 4MP front facing ones, but the iPhone 6 Plus’ lag some way behind.
With the iPhone 6 Plus bending in users pockets, how do leading Android phones compare?
Following complaints on social media that the iPhone 6 Plus could bend in people’s pockets, YouTuber Lewis Hilsenteger’s video showing him bending the iPhablet with just his hands went viral. Mass hysteria followed both on tech news sites and Twitter, and today Hilsenteger is back to test several other phones, including Android flagships the HTC One (M8) and the brand new Moto X.
While the bend test is far from scientific, with no real objective measurement beyond how hard Hilsenteger feels like pushing on a device, Android users will likely be happy with the results. We’ve embedded the video for you below, but we’ve also summarised a few of the highlights.
After months of hype, the iPhone 5 has finally been announced. But is it better than Android’s best device, the Samsung Galaxy SIII? We put the devices head-to-head to find out.
We’ve seen rumour after rumour, more hype than ever before, but finally the iPhone 5 is here. Apple’s latest device was announced alongside a new iPod Touch and iPod Nano, meaning if you like to dabble in Apple products, you’ll be covered for the next year or so. But how does the new iPhone compare to the premier Android device on the market? We’ve taken the specs from both the Galaxy SIII and iPhone 5 to help you make the choice between two of the most eagerly anticipated devices this year.Design and build
iPhone 5: Apple have always had storng build ethics when designing the iPhone. This installment includes an aliminium body, making it not only a great looking product, but one that won’t feel flimsy in the hand either. It’s also the slimmest iPhone yet, coming it at 7.6mm, and weighing just 112g.
Galaxy SIII: Upon its launch, the SIII was met with some criticism in this department. The look and feel of the device certainly does the job well, and despite its size, it feels great in the hand. Despite its monstorous size, however, the SIII still manages to stay slim at 8.6mm, and weighs in at a decent 133g.
Can Samsung’s Galaxy S III convert some of the Apple faithful?
Thursday is a big day for the Android universe. After months of speculation Samsung’s new flagship device will be announced, and the world will rejoice. There are only a handful of confirmed specs and design leaks at the moment, and with more rumours showing their head every day, Samsung have done a decent enough job to keep things under wraps, sort of.
The hype around the Galaxy S III is some, if not the most, euphoric I’ve seen during my time working with Android devices. Sure, the Nexus and One X had a fair few people chatting, but nothing on the level that we’ve seen for the upcoming S3. A combination of the aforementioned, and the fact that what has already been confirmed for the S3, will in my mind start to consolidate Samsung’s constant rise in the smartphone industry.
Recent news of Samsung’s rise above Nokia to become the world’s biggest phone manufacturer wasn’t a surprise to a lot of people, and no small thanks to Nokia’s stuttering progress in the past couple of years. A combination of lasting devices, quick OS updates (for the most part), and substantial marketing has put Samsung at the top of the Android pyramid.