The long-time Apple rival, Samsung, is set to release a port of several apps to iOS later this year in an effort to increase the cross-platform appeal of its devices including speakers, tablets and fitness trackers.
Samsung Galaxy S6
Picking the best smartphones in the world is always a) incredibly hard, and b) terrific fun. Thankfully. This being an iOS-centric site, you’d expect an Apple iPhone at number 1 and you’d be right. But this isn’t sycophantic – in my other life as the producer and presenter of The Phones Show I do regular top 5 features – and an iPhone is invariably in the top spot because it’s the one top specced phone that can be recommended as the answer to “What phone should I buy” without any real caveats or possible recriminations. There are several iPhones here, plus more Android units, of course. And I’d love to have stuck in one of the new flagship Lumias, except that they’re still a week away. Maybe next time.
I remarked in my recent full review of the Apple iPhone 6s a few days ago, that image quality from its rear camera is ‘excellent but not quite class leading’. Of course, the word ‘class’ is somewhat ambiguous here – did I mean to include camera specialist phones like the 1/1.5″-sensored Lumia 1020? Did I merely refer to 2015 camera-toting smartphones? And what about platform? Below, I look at each of these, including comparisons to imaging on the original iPhone 6 – suffice it to say that the camera in the iPhone 6s manages to be ‘up there’ while knocking spots off much of the competition in terms of performance and usability.
When we compared Samsung Galaxy S6 with iPhone 6 in March, it blew away the almost year old iPhone when it came to specifications. Some said it was unfair to compare it with the iPhone 6, so now that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have launched we thought we should compare it with the new iPhone to see how it stacks up against Samsung’s flagship device.
Samsung launches two new Galaxy S6 edge ads to try and make us believe the iPhone needs flashing lights
dThe iPhone is the iPhone — just ask Apple, by way of its own two new video ads showcasing the company’s flagship smartphone.
In the past, Samsung has not been afraid to include Apple products in its marketing attempts, all in an effort to highlight its own device’s triumphs, while trying to show Apple’s shortcomings.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus may be 8 months old now, but they continue to outsell Samsung’s latest Galaxy devices around the world. The latest data from Counterpoint Research shows that while the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge have soared to third- and fourth-place, Apple’s devices continue to dominate the first and second spots.
Samsung released a new video on its YouTube channel titled “Designing Possible”, which explains the design process behind its latest smartphone, the Galaxy S6 Edge.
According to “mobile industry standard tests” conducted by DxOMark Mobile, the 16Mp shooter on the Samsung Galaxy S6 is better than that of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.