When comparing iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S5, the Slant community recommends iPhone 6 Plus for most people. In the question“What are the best phablets? ” iPhone 6 Plus is ranked 5th while Samsung Galaxy S5 is ranked 7th.
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Pro Great low-light performance
Pro Takes HDR shots
Pro Good color reproduction
Pro Reasonable 1.2 MP front-facing camera
The 1.2 MP camera takes reasonable photos due to Apple's excellent image processing. There's also an HDR mode and a selection of pre-shot filters available.
Pro Great performance
The iPhone 6 Plus has a 1.4 GHz dual-core ARMv8-A CPU, PowerVR Series 6 GX6450 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. It's highly responsive in everyday use.
Pro Reasonable battery life
The phone has a 2915 mAh battery that according to Phonearena will drain in about 6½ hours of typical use.
Pro Beautiful design
The iPhone 6 Plus is built from one peace of smooth aluminum rounded off at the corners. It's 7.1mm thin and weighs 172g. It has the power button on one side and volume rocker and mute switch on the other. The display goes all the way to the edge where it rounds off to create a seamless body.
Pro Excellent 8MP camera with OIS
The camera has excellent low-light performance due to its new sensors and lens, fast autofocus, optical image stabilization and top-notch image processing. It's capable of capturing HDR photos as well as shooting 1080p60, 720p240 video.
Pro Great 5.5" 1080p display
The iPhone 6 Plus has a bright 5.5" 1920x1080 (401 ppi) IPS display with accurate color reproduction, good contrast and excellent viewing angles due to "dual-domain pixels".
Pro Great 16 MP camera
The camera has good low-light performance, quick auto-focus (takes about 0.3 seconds), real-time HDR capabilities and can record 4K video.
Pro Beautiful 5.1" 1080p screen
The S5 has a bright 5.1" 1920x1080 AMOLED screen with excellent contrast, color accuracy and the ability to toggle between wide color gamut and accurate color.
Pro IP67 certified
S5 is IP67 certified, which allows the phone to be submerged in water for ~30 minutes without damage. It's also resistant to dust.
Pro Removable battery with great life
OPO has a 2800 mAh battery that according to Phonearena would drain in under 8 hours of typical use.
Pro Strong performance
The Galaxy S5 uses a Snapdragon 801 2.5 GHz CPU with 2GB of RAM and a 578MHz Adreno 330 GPU. The phone is capable of handling most software without a hitch.
Samsung also optimized software response times to touch improving the overall speed of the device. Although Samsung's sometimes extraneous software can lead to slowdowns.
Pro Expandable storage
Con Somewhat difficult to grip the phone
Due to its rounded edges, light weight, big size and smooth aluminum finish the iPhone 6 Plus feels like it might easily slip out of the hand.
Con Has structural integrity issues
It's possible to bend the phone if enough pressure is applied to a weak point near volume buttons.
Con Has bloatware and a questionable front-end interface called TouchWiz
Galaxy S5 comes with a lot of extra applications not present in stock Android and an alternative front-end touch interface called TouchWiz that changes much of the default functionality of Android.
Of the application included many duplicate the functionality of stock applications and essentially become useless taking up space and slightly slowing down the performance.
Con Annoying flap covers the charging port
Con Bland design
It's made from somewhat cheap feeling plastic.