September is a hot month for smartphone upgrades, with Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 Edge+ having hit shelves across Australia last Friday, and Apple’s new iPhone 6S set to be revealed this coming Wednesday, 9 September 2015 (US time).
The question for cutting-edge upgraders is – which phone should you choose: the Samsung Galaxy Edge+ or Apple iPhone 6S?
While Apple has been tight-lipped about what’s in store for the iPhone 6S, thanks to a recent insider leak, we can make a decent comparison to help you determine which one you should choose.
Apple’s two new handsets are pretty big, at 4.7″ and 5.5″, for the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, respectively. But, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is bigger still, with a huge 5.7″ display.
The Samsung’s display also curves around the edges of the frame, offering visual appeal and some extra functionality.
Display winner: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Swimming in pixels
While Apple makes a big deal about the incredibly high resolution screens they refer to as Retina displays, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ actually sports a higher resolution of 2560×1440 pixels vs. the iPhone 6S at a smaller 1920×1080.
That said, on a smartphone screens, you probably won’t notice any difference in image quality unless you own a microscope. And, with the iPhone’s resolution of 1920×1080, that’s just the right amount to play video at full-HD quality.
Resolution winner: Tie Breaker
Speed and performance
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ surpasses the iPhone 6S in terms of speed and memory, coming equipped with a huge 4 gig of RAM, while the iPhone 6S will only have 2 gig. This gives the Samsung better performance when it comes to bigger, more complex apps and running more than one app at the same time.
We can’t judge the speed differences between the two phones until we can actually get hold of an iPhone 6S, but both devices promise lightning-fast user interfaces. So, while the Samsung might be the winner on paper, in real life the difference might only matter to power users.
Performance winner: Probably Samsung!
In terms of technical specs, it seems that Samsung has definitely taken the lead over Apple this September, with the Galaxy S6 Edge+ overtaking the iPhone 6S in practically every area.
However, whether you upgrade your phone to Samsung or Apple, most likely it will depend on what you’ve been using up until now.
Sell your used handset early on Gumtree
Gumtree has become one of the most popular online marketplaces for used smartphones with a staggering 14 million dollars’ worth of iPhones been sold over the past 6 months and 1.3 million dollars’ worth of Androids sold on Gumtree.
When new devices are released, Gumtree experiences a huge increase in ad postings. Last September, when the iPhone 6 came out, there was a 203% increase in listings during the following month.
So, if you’re looking to sell your used handset to make room for one of these new models, post your ad early – before the rush, to get the best price for your used phone.
Use the Gumtree Phone Price Checker to calculate the average sale price for your phone and compare your phone with other models.
So, will you be upgrading this month? If so, we highly recommend you post an ad for your current phone as soon as possible, before the October rush!