Uncanny Similarities

After a decade since the release of the first iPhone, Samsung, or to be more specific the main and probably the only legitimate ( I do apologize for my bias) has desperately been trying to catch up to both design and operating system trends that Apple sets. Being always one step ahead, the latest release of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has raised a few eyebrows.

credits to 9gag.com
credits to 9gag.com

To be fair, let’s briefly summarize the specs of the iphone6 released by Apple last year. Both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus comes in three colors; space gray, white silver and white gold. The average iphone6 weighs a mere 129 grams (4.55 oz) with full dimensions of 138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm (5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 in) with added features of the Touch ID which is directly linked to Apple Pay. The iPhone 6 has LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen with the display of 16M colors, 750 x 1334 pixels resolution all in the space of 4.7 inches. All of this combined, we all have what we know as the iPhone 6. The iPhone is supported by the Apple Store
As for the newly released since, well this month from Samsung is Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, weighs 138 g (4.87oz) with a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel build. Similarly S6 Edge uses a Nano Sim as well as Fingerprint sensor tied to any certified paypal account linked to Samsung Pay or previously known as the Google Play store. Equipped with 5.1 inches screen and 1440 x 2560 pixels the new S6 Edge boasts a wider screen equipped with a lot more pixels. The colors released for this model are White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz.
As an IT enthusiast, both smart phones are very appealing in their own unique way. However, to get to the point, as far as appearances goes, there isn’t much difference is how Samsung and iPhone looks. As a conclusion and to emphasis the point that I’m trying to make, maybe the real difference between these two heavy weight smart-phone producers are not appearances or operating systems but the price, how much as a customer you as readers are willing to pay.