Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S4

Samsung blew away the competition with the release of the Galaxy S4, so how has Samsung improved its flagship handsets in the last two years? We take a look.
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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S4

When the Samsung Galaxy S4 arrived way back in 2013 it was without doubt one of the best Android-powered smartphones available. But the times move quickly in the mobile industry, and here we are in 2015 making the same claims about the Galaxy S6. So let’s see how Samsung has improved its flagship phone in the last two years.

To kick things off, we should mention that there are two different kinds of Galaxy S6 – the standard ‘flat’ one that you’ll be fairly used to, and the edge, which has a screen that wraps around the sides. These edge screens can be used for loads of things, like keeping a check on notifications or accessing your favourite apps quickly.

In terms of size, you’ll notice that the new Galaxy S6 is a smidge bigger than the Galaxy S4 thanks to its 5.1-inch screen. But the quality of that display makes it really stand out. The S6 has a Quad HD screen, which shows twice the detail of the S4’s Full HD one.

There’s also a big difference in terms of design, as Samsung has finally ditched the plastic rear covers. The Galaxy S6 now has a glass back and metal frame, which feels much more premium to hold and use.

Samsung has always had its camera game in the bag, but there’s always room for improvement. The Galaxy S4 had a very respectable 13 megapixel camera which performed very well, but the Galaxy S6 has a giant 16 megapixel shooter. It can also shoot video in amazing 4K quality, and for selfie fans out there, the front-facing snapper has been upgraded to 5 megapixels, too.

When it comes down to power, there’s absolutely no comparison between the new Galaxy S6 and any of its forerunners. The octa core processor under the hood of the S6 was the stuff of legend two years ago. So we can safely say the S6 won’t have any trouble with multitasking – be that streaming music, gaming or watching films.

We’re really impressed with both Galaxy S6 models. For those of you that are looking to upgrade from the Galaxy S4 and want to keep it in the Samsung family – the decision should be a no brainer.

Want to see how the Samsung Galaxy S6 compares to its other predecessors? Check out our Galaxy S3 comparison and Galaxy S5 comparison. Or take a look at the differences between the S6 and S6 edge.

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