Features Key features of the Galaxy S6 Active  vs iPhone 6 

screen size

screen resolution

Galaxy S6 Active
2560 x 1440
iPhone 6
1334 x 750



Galaxy S6 Active
Octa core
iPhone 6
Dual core

camera resolution

Differences What are the advantages of each

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More cores Octa core vs Dual core 6 more cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Much higher resolution 2560 x 1440 vs 1334 x 750 Around 3.8x higher resolution
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Much sharper screen 575 ppi vs 325 ppi More than 75% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Significantly more battery capacity 3,500 mA·h vs 1,810 mA·h Around 95% more battery capacity
Significantly faster processor 2.1 GHz vs 1.4 GHz More than 50% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly higher resolution front camera 16 MP vs 8 MP 2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
More RAM 3 GB vs 1 GB 3x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Supports multitasking Yes vs No Somewhat common; Run multiple apps at once
Bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 825,000 apps Around 5% more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Bigger screen 5.1" vs 4.7" Around 10% bigger screen
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 2x higher def video
Longer standby time 20,160 min vs 14,976 min Around 35% longer standby time
Better theoretical download speed 20 Mb/s vs 7.2 Mb/s More than 2.8x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
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Store much more stuff 128 GB vs 32 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Lighter 129 g vs 150 g Around 15% lighter
Thinner 6.9 mm vs 8.6 mm Around 20% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Galaxy S6 Active  vs
iPhone 6 
Size 5.1" 4.7"
Resolution 2560 x 1440 1334 x 750
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 575 ppi 325 ppi


Clock speed 2.1 GHz 1.4 GHz
Number of cores Octa core Dual core
Internal storage 32 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Camera 16 MP 8 MP
Resolution 16 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 5 MP 1.2 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps


Generation 4G 3.5G
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Standby time 20,160 min 14,976 min
Capacity 3,500 mA·h 1,810 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S6 Active  vs
iPhone 6 
Weight 150 g 129 g
Thickness 8.6 mm 6.9 mm
Size 73.4 x 146.8 x 8.6 mm 67 x 138.1 x 6.9 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No No


Operating system Android 6.0 iOS 10
Multitasking Yes No
App store Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 825,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth
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