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6 Things iPhone 6s Plus does that Galaxy S6 edge+ can't

Al Sacco | Oct. 12, 2015
Apple's iPhone 6s Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ are two of the hottest 'phablets' available today, and though both smartphones are worthy options for discerning gadget geeks, they have distinct strengths and weaknesses. Here are six ways the iPhone 6s Plus tops the GS6 edge+.

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Credit: Brian Sacco

I regularly use mobile banking apps from different financial institutions, along with two additional apps to manage my credit cards. I use Touch ID on my iPhone to unlock and access my accounts in three of those four apps, which is useful because I protect those accounts with complicated and lengthy passwords.

Though all four of these finance apps are available for Android and the GS6 edge+, none support fingerprint authentication. So when I go to access them on my Galaxy, I usually have to open up a password manager to remember the password. (Both the iOS and Android password managers I use support finger authentication, so my gripe mostly relates to finance apps.)

4) iPhone 6s Plus has more storage than Galaxy S6 edge+

For a long time, two of my favorite things about Samsung's Galaxy phones were their removable batteries and support for memory cards. All of the GS6 phones, unfortunately, have fixed batteries and lack memory card slots.

That means built-in storage is more important to Galaxy phones than ever, yet Samsung chose to offer the GS6 edge+ with only two storage configurations: 32GB and 64GB. The iPhone 6s phones are not only available with more storage, they come in three configurations: 16GB, 64GB and 128GB.

Sure, you can use any number of seemingly endless cloud storage options to mitigate this issue, but if for any reason you're still slightly wary of the cloud (I am), or 64GB of internal storage simply isn't enough, the iPhone 6s Plus could be a better option for you than the GS6 edge+.

5) iPhone 6s Plus is more colorful than Galaxy S6 edge+

Pink phone guy, I am not. But the new pink, nay "Rose Gold," iPhone 6s is apparently quite popular. Some estimates suggest that as much as 40 percent of Apple's iPhone 6s preorders were for the pink version.

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Credit: REUTERS/ David Gray

The GSG edge+ comes in just two colors: the admittedly eye-catching, shimmering "Gold Platinum," and the more business-like "Black Sapphire." The iPhone 6s Plus, on the other hand, is available in four colors: silver, gold, "Space Gray," and Rose Gold.

To be honest, I prefer the black and gray color options for the GS6 edge+ and iPhone 6s Plus, respectively, so this isn't an issue for me personally. However, some folks clearly care about color, based on those preorder estimates — and I admit, the new pink iPhone is slick looking … if that's your thing.

6) Apple Watch a no-go on Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

 

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