Apple iPhone 6s vs Samsung Galaxy S6 – SA price, specifications showdown

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus launch in South Africa on 16 October, available in 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB models.

Colour options are Space Grey, Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold, with all models featuring Apple’s new 3D Touch technology.

The SA iStore recently released prices for the new Apple smartphones, which allows us to compare the devices to their Android rivals – the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge+.

First up, a local pricing comparison.

Phone Price
Samsung Galaxy S6 – 32GB R9,599
Apple iPhone 6s – 16GB R11,799
Apple iPhone 6s – 64GB R13,599
Apple iPhone 6s – 128GB R15,499
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ – 32GB R12,999
Apple iPhone 6s Plus – 16GB R13,599
Apple iPhone 6s Plus – 64GB R15,499
Apple iPhone 6s Plus- 128GB R17,499

Apple pricing was sourced from the iStore, while Samsung pricing was sourced from Vodacom.

Next, the phones’ specifications.

Specifications iPhone 6s Samsung Galaxy S6
Operating system iOS 9 Android 5.0 Lollipop
Dimensions 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm
Weight 143g 138g
Display 4.7″ Retina HD (1,334 x 750) 5.1″ QHD Super AMOLED (2,560 × 1,440)
Rear camera 12MP iSight 16MP
Front camera 5MP 5MP
Storage 16GB/64GB/128GB 32GB/64GB/128GB
Processor A9 64-bit Quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A53+quad-core 2.1GHz Cortex-A57
RAM 2GB 3GB
Battery 1,715mAh 2,550mAh
Network LTE / HSPA LTE / HSPA
SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
Specifications iPhone 6s Plus Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Operating system iOS 9 Android 5.1 Lollipop
Dimensions 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm 154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm
Weight 192g 153g
Display 5.5″ Retina HD (1,920 x 1,080) 5.7″ QHD Super AMOLED (2,560 x 1,440) dual-edge screen
Rear camera 12MP iSight 16MP
Front camera 5MP 5MP
Storage 16GB/64GB/128GB 32GB/64GB
Processor A9 64-bit Octa core 64 bit – 2.1GHz Quad + 1.5GHz Quad
RAM 2GB 4GB
Battery 2,750mAh 3,000mAh
Network LTE / HSPA LTE / HSPA
SIM Nano-SIM Nano-SIM

Lastly, the aesthetics.

6s vs S6
iPhone 6s vs Galaxy S6
iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy S6 Edge+
iPhone 6s Plus vs Galaxy S6 Edge+

For a more in-depth comparison between the 6s and S6, read our Apple iPhone 6s vs Samsung Galaxy S6 analysis.

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