PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy Alpha

Performance

Processing power and speed

Geekbench

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G) and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from gsmarena.com, techradar.com, phonearena.com and fudzilla.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Winner
Samsung Galaxy S6 

PhoneRocket recommends the Samsung Galaxy S6  based on its performance and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy S6 vs Alpha

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Galaxy S6
4,231
Galaxy Alpha
3,092

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S6

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Better overall performance 4,231 vs 3,092 More than 35% better geekbench score
Store much more stuff 128 GB vs 32 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Much higher resolution 2560 x 1440 vs 1280 x 720 4x higher resolution
Much sharper screen 575 ppi vs 312 ppi Around 85% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution front camera 16 MP vs 12 MP Around 35% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
More battery capacity 2,550 mA·h vs 1,860 mA·h More than 35% more battery capacity
Faster processor 2.1 GHz vs 1.8 GHz More than 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Bigger screen 5.1" vs 4.7" Around 10% bigger screen
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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Lighter 115 g vs 138 g More than 15% lighter

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Galaxy S6  vs
Alpha 
Type AMOLED AMOLED
Size 5.1" 4.7"
Resolution 2560 x 1440 1280 x 720
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 575 ppi 312 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.1 GHz 1.8 GHz
Number of cores Octa core Octa core
RAM 3 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 128 GB 32 GB

photo & video

Camera 16 MP 12 MP
Resolution 16 MP 12 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 5 MP 2.1 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/)
HSDPA+ (21.1 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 1,380 min 660 min
Capacity 2,550 mA·h 1,860 mA·h

form factor

Galaxy S6  vs
Alpha 
Weight 138 g 115 g
Thickness 6.8 mm 6.7 mm
Size 70.5 x 143.4 x 6.8 mm 65.5 x 132.4 x 6.7 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio No Yes

software

Operating system Android 7.0 Android 5.1
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Samsung Galaxy S6
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