Samsung Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6 contract comparison

The Samsung Galaxy S6 launches in SA on 10 April 2015 in two versions: the Galaxy S6 32GB, and the Galaxy S6 Edge 64GB.

Both phones are available on contract from Telkom, MTN, and Vodacom, and can also be purchased for cash from stores like Incredible Connection.

Those who have decided they want a new high-end smartphone and are happy to acquire one through a contract are now faced with a question – which is the better deal: the iPhone 6 or new Samsung Galaxy?

The tables below show the pricing for the entry-level contracts of both devices, along with the details of each contract.

Samsung Galaxy S6 (32GB) vs Apple iPhone 6 (16GB)
Telkom
Contract – Telkom SmartPlan 100 Data Voice minutes SMS Monthly price
Samsung Galaxy S6 1174MB 100 5 for 50 R499
Apple iPhone 6 150MB 100 5 for 50 R499
Vodacom
Contract – Vodacom Smart S Data Voice minutes SMS Monthly price
Apple iPhone 6 200MB 75 200 R499
Samsung Galaxy S6 200MB (Free 1GB x 3 months) 75 200 R529
MTN
Contract – My MTNChoice 100 Data Voice minutes SMS Monthly price
Apple iPhone 6 500MB 100 200 R499
Samsung Galaxy S6 300MB 100 200 R549

No Cell C contracts for the Galaxy S6 were available at the time of writing.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (64GB) vs Apple iPhone 6 Plus (64GB)
Telkom
Contract – Telkom SmartPlan 100 Data Voice minutes SMS Monthly price
Apple iPhone 6 Plus (16GB) 1174MB 100 R549
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 1174MB 100 R649
Vodacom
Contract – Vodacom Smart M Data Voice minutes SMS Monthly price
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 300MB 120 300 R749
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 300MB (Free 1GB x 3 months) 120 300 R779
MTN
Contract – My MTNChoice 350 Data Voice minutes SMS Monthly price
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 500MB 350 500 R849
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 500MB 350 500 R899

No Cell C contracts for the Galaxy S6 Edge were available at the time of writing.

To get an idea of what you are paying for, the phones’ basic specifications are detailed in the table below.

Specifications Samsung Galaxy S6 iPhone 6 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge iPhone 6 Plus
Dimensions 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm 138.1 x 67 x 6.9mm 142.1 x 70.1 x 7mm 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1mm
Weight 138g 129g 132g 172g
Operating system Android 5.0 iOS 8 Android 5.0 iOS 8
Display 5.1″ QHD (1440×2560) 4.7″ Retina HD (750×1334) 5.1″ QHD (1440×2560) 5.5″ 1080p (1080×1920)
Rear camera 16MP 8MP 16MP 8MP
Front camera 5MP 1.2MP 5MP 1.2MP
Storage, internal 32/64/128GB 16/64/128GB 32/64/128GB 16/64/128GB
Storage, expandable No No No No
RAM 3GB 1GB* 3GB 1GB*
Processor 2.1GHz + 1.5GHz octa-core Exynos 7420 Apple A8 (dual 1.4GHz Cyclone*) 2.1GHz + 1.5GHz octa-core Exynos 7420 Apple A8 (dual-core 1.4GHz Cyclone*)
Graphics Mali-T760 PowervVR GX6450 * Mali-T760 PowervVR GX6450 *
Battery 2,600mAh 1,810mAh* 2,550mAh 2,915mAh*
Cellular data LTE, HSPA+ LTE, HSPA+ LTE, HSPA+ LTE, HSPA+
* Not all iPhone specifications are official. Those marked were documented by third-parties as part of tear-downs.

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