Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S4: The true generational comparison

The Galaxy S6 was presented at the MWC 2015 in Barcelona and has since become the talk of one in the tech world. Should you two years ago bought the Galaxy S4 with a contract, it would be soon in the course of contract renewal time for a new smartphone. But the Galaxy S6 really worth it or should you prefer longer your Galaxy S4 remain faithful and thus neatly to save money? Our comparison Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S4 explains.

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Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S4: Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S6 will be available from 10 April, 2015. It is offered in multiple memory sizes and currently there is the 32-GB model with an inductive charging station for 698.99 euros in Samsung's online store.

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 is now available for almost two years without a contract, it costs around 320 euros.

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Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S4: design and processing

The differences between Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S4 could not be greater: The S6 is crying out for Premium and sticks in elegant dress made of glass and aluminum and can clearly see quality than the Galaxy S4 in the plastic look, so the Galaxy S6 not only premium hardware infected, even outwardly one sees the Samsung's flagship immediately.

test samsung galaxy s4 screenThe polycarbonate look of the Galaxy S4 acts cheap compared to S6. / © AndroidPIT

Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S4: Display

The Galaxy S6 of the screen is impressive: 5.1-inch, 2,560 x 1.4440 pixels and a pixel density of 577 ppi. Thus, it leaves the competition far behind, all of course the Galaxy S4, which is 1,080 pixels brings only 1,920 x at a size of 5 inches.

samsung galaxy s6 frontThe Galaxy S6 has a great display. / © AndroidPIT

But that the display of the S4 is not bad, quite the contrary, because it is still comfortable with the relationship between the display and housing is slightly better than the Galaxy S6 with 70.48 percent with 71.91 percent. Some also argue whether the extremely high-resolution display of the S6 with its size at all makes sense and looking at the extra pixels really recognize (the objective answer to the latter question is, incidentally, no). Sure, the Galaxy S6 has a fantastic screen, but it is not an essential reason to send the S4 at this point retire.

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Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S4: Performance

It should come as no surprise that the Galaxy S6 swabbing the floor with the S4 in the field of hardware plugged but an octa-core 64-bit support type Exynos 7 in S6, compared to the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 (32 bits).

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In the first benchmarks the Galaxy S6 reaches 69,000 points, whereas it brings the Galaxy S4 only 29,000 points. For everyday tasks, the S4 is still suitable and both multitasking and most games should not be a problem.

Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S4: Camera

If one looks only to the pure megapixels, are Galaxy S6 and S4 not so far apart: The back camera has grown from 13 to 16 MP and the front camera of the S6 shoots photos with 5 MP instead of 2.1. But additional functions such as real-time HDR for video recording, optical image stabilizer, the opening f1,9 that promises better pictures in low light conditions, as well as a faster autofocus and an infrared sensor are all welcome innovations that we miss the Galaxy S4. Who makes a lot of photos with a smartphone, is better served by the S6 definitely.

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samsung galaxy s4 camera johnThe camera of the Galaxy S4 is still okay, but can not compete with that of the S6. / © AndroidPIT

Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S4: battery and microSD

Die-hard Samsung fans it will disturb that the battery is firmly installed in the Galaxy S6 and you also have to do without support for microSD cards. Instead, there are three different memory sizes with the Galaxy S6, namely 32, 64 and 128 GB, but the Samsung are visiting. Here are the advantages of the Galaxy S4 (which by the way has a larger battery than the S6) obvious. For fans of these two aspects of a move to the Galaxy S6 will probably feel like a step backwards.

microsd galaxy s4 closeup 353At a removable battery and microSD support we unfortunately do without the S6. / © AndroidPIT

Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S4: Technical Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy s4systemdisplayprocessorR.A.M.Internal memorybattery packcameraDimensionsmassconnectivityparticularitiesprice
Android 5.0 Lollipop + TouchWizAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat + TouchWiz
5.1 inches, Super AMOLED, 2560 x 1440 pixels, 577 ppi5 inches, Super AMOLED, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 441 ppi
Exynos 7, octa-Core, 64-bit (4 x 4 x 2.1 GHz + 1.5 Ghz)Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core, 1.9 GHz
3 GB2 GB
32/64/128 GB16/32 GB + microSD
2550 mAh2600 mAh
MP 16 (back), 5 MP (front)13 MP (rear), 2.1 MP (front)
143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
138 g130 g
WLAN, 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, LTE Cat.6, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0, infraredHSPA, LTE Cat.3, WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0
Wireless charging [WPC1.1 (4.6W output) and compatible with PMA 1.0 (4.2W)], fingerprint sensor-
699 EUR (32 GB) 799 EUR (64 GB) 899 EUR (128 GB)320 EUR

Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S4: Conclusion

There is no doubt that the Galaxy S6 is the most powerful smartphone perhaps when it comes in April on the market. The Galaxy S4 since definitely not keep up and we do not recommend a purchase in 2015, as the end of its life cycle is reached slowly but surely.

But if you have a Galaxy S4 calls his own, and little do with it, the new acquisition can safely save. however, for those who value good smartphone photos and a fleet and future-proof performance, should send his S4 retire and replace by the Galaxy S6. You will not regret it.

(This article was translated by Nico Heister.)

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