Last year, Samsung and Apple, two of the most popular and arguably the best smartphone brands in the market, were neck to neck in terms of their latest flagship phone releases. With Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge dubbed as the best Samsung phones yet, it looks like Apple has now a worthy rival to compete with. Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, however, are also out to give the competition a harder time. Also dubbed as the best iPhone yet, the iPhone 6 is another impressive Apple offering that has all the bells and whistles.

If you’re stuck in a difficult choice between the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy, this quick guide about the two phone’s key differences should help.

Design

At first glance, you’ll see an immediate change in both phones’ design. After years of sticking with a rather subpar design made of plastic and mediocre materials, Samsung is ready to go all out with a new sleek design that finally shows off the phone in all its high-end quality glory. The Galaxy S6 looks and feels high-end finally giving iPhone 6’s a run for their money. iPhone, on one hand, also embarked on a radical change for its design with latest iPhone 6 now sporting a bigger screen following the latest trend of larger screen phones.

Screen

Though Apple has finally embraced the larger screen trend, iPhone 6 in comparison with Galaxy S6 still has a smaller screen. iPhone 6 spots a 4.7-inch screen while Galaxy S6 is bigger and better with a 5.1-inch screen. Other than the bigger screen, Samsung went further by upgrading the resolution beating the iPhone 6 with its shaper display and cutting edge technology.

Performance

In terms of performance, the two phones used different approaches. iPhone 6 is equipped with Apple’s A8 CPU and dual-core 64-bit chip with 1GB RAM while the Galaxy S6 went for its own chip, the Exynos 7420 64-bit octacore with 3GB RAM. Looking at just the RAM, you can see right away that Samsung has three times more than what iPhone 6 has. You pick the Galaxy S6 just for that fact but you should bear in mind the RAM speed. Performance-wise, both phones are designed to handle basic and demanding tasks well.

Camera

Another key selling point worth a closer look is the phone camera. For the Galaxy S6, the rear camera is 16-megapixel while the front camera is 5-megapixel. The camera also features a single LED flash and optical image stabilization. iPhone 6, on one hand, features an 8-megapixel camera and phase detection. As you can see, the Galaxy S6 seems to have beaten the iPhone 6 in terms of the megapixel at least at first glance. A Good camera however, is more than just the number of megapixels. Whichever phone you choose, you can rest assured that you’ll have a superb camera either way.

Battery

Battery life for most people is a major selling point. iPhone 6 has the 1801 mAh non-removable battery while the Galaxy S6 went with a 2550 mAh non-removable battery. Both phones certainly offer longer battery life than their predecessors. With the Galaxy S6’s wireless charging capability, however, more customers may be convinced to give Samsung a try this time around.

Bottom Line

Both phones key selling points are pegged on a sleeker design, impressive cameras, improved performance, longer battery life and a better set of enhanced and new radical features. All in all, At the end of the day, it really boils down to which phone you prefer.