How to switch from the Samsung Galaxy S to the iPhone 6

The only constant with Samsung is change. Every year is feels like they try something different. That can make it both interesting and maddening for those already using one of the company's phones, or waiting to see what using one might be like. Take the all-new Samsung Galaxy S6 by way of example. It swaps out the plastic casing, replaceable battery, SD card slot, and water-proofing of last year's model for a metal chassis, and Touch ID- and Apple Pay-like features that seem right out of the iPhone's playbook. So, whether you feel like Samsung is no longer filling your needs, or if you're going to iPhone-like you might as well go iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus proper, here's what you need to know to switch — or switch back — to iPhone.

How to switch from Samsung to iPhone

If you're already using Google services, it's ridiculously easy to switch from any Samsung phone to the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. That's because Google makes almost all their apps for iOS, including YouTube (opens in new tab), Google Maps (opens in new tab), Gmail (opens in new tab), Hangouts (opens in new tab), Google+ (opens in new tab), Google Authenticator, Chrome (opens in new tab), Google Search (opens in new tab), Google Drive (opens in new tab), Google Play Music (opens in new tab), and more. It's no secret Google covets iPhone owners, so they make sure the company's best apps are there, and provide a great experience. In most cases, switching to iPhone is as simple as downloading the Google apps and logging in.

Why to switch from Samsung to iPhone

If you're still on the fence about making the switch from a Galaxy S to an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, there are lots of reasons to consider it. Apple Stores and AppleCare, better apps, and better privacy and security are just a few of them. Our readers have given us many, many others.


I switched from the S5 to the iPhone 6 for a couple of reasons. I like iOS better and couldn't get used to Android software. I think iOS is smoother and has less problems. Also, I did not like the water resistant charging port cover. It was cheap, prone to breaking, and a royal pain. I am much happier after switching back to iPhone.


I love Android, and thought I would miss the customization options and a few apps that aren't available on iOS. However, iOS 8 is VERY nice and I find iOS to be a much more "peaceful" phone experience - everything works together and the notification center is stellar. It's a very "comforting" phone and with all the tips and tricks, it's a beast.


When I decided to switch back to iOS I also decided to take the plunge and went all Apple. I sold off my Surface Pro and Android tablet and decided to buy an iPad Mini 2 and used MacBook Pro. Recently I have upgrade to the iPhone 6, iPad Mini 3 w/LTE and MacBook Pro Retina. All I can say is the best decision I have made, less problems all around. Would have never seen myself as a Mac person but I am now and happy to be a Mac person. Now I recommend Macs to my friends and co-workers.


I was a long time and hardcore android user. I basically became bored with android in general and wanted to try something new. My only complaint with iPhones were the size. And now that we have bigger versions there was no more excuses. I'm definitely upset that I waited so long. iOS is so smooth. No lag. Battery life is great. I'm definitely surprised.


I've been an android user since 2010 and finally made the switch last week to an iPhone 6 for two reasons: camera and battery. 10 out of 10 would switch again.


I had an S4. I switched to the iPhone 6+ once Apple came out with a large screen device. I was tired of waiting 4+ months for Verizon to release the latest Android OS updates. Additionally the phone was filled with bloatware-- both useless carrier and Samsung apps. I've been really satisfied with the iPhone 6+ and the quality of the apps is often higher than their equivalents in Android. I'm also enjoying the benefits of paying with Apple Pay as I had my credit cards replaced twice in 2014 due to the Target and Home Depot hack-ins.

Time to switch!

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is here, and whether it's not what you wanted or just a reminder of what Apple does best, it's absolutely worthwhile checking out the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to see if it better suits your needs. If it does, it might just be time to switch.

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • lol. I'm waiting for the lg g4 but this article is pretty spot on. If you're looking at the s6, you might as well just get a real iPhone. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • I'm really looking forward to more info about the G4. If I wanted a larger Android phone, the LG G series would definitely be my choice. I just prefer a much smaller phone.
  • u may also use iTunes to backup
  • "The Samsung Galaxy S6 is here, and whether it's not what you wanted or just a reminder of what Apple does best" Lol...You're persistent. I'll give you that, sir.
  • on the other hand, if you want a phone that has the physical appeal of an iphone with superior hardware and operating system, go get the s6
  • Part of that is personal opinion for sure.
  • Samsung makes components for Apple, so once again you can get the best of all worlds. :) Sent from the iMore App
  • yes except you're stuck on your 1gb of RAM still and a samsung provided CPU (the A8) that is vastly inferior to the CPU samsung has put in its own s6 so no matter who is making Iphone's components, they are underpowered compared to the components used in the s6. I think best of all worlds is the s6 not the iphone =]
  • I thought a Taiwanese company was making the A8 now.
  • But yet the iPhone is still right there with it in benchmarks. Sent from the iMore App
  • Ignorance on how RAM works....priceless.
  • Not priceless is your attitude that assumes ignorance on the part of someone else when none was displayed. Quite rude, actually.
  • I thought we dropped arguments about specs a couple of years ago when we all realised specs has little to do with performance given the differences between the OS.
  • No,Bro. I'm actually surprised that the new chip in the Galaxy S6 still didn't out preform the A8x in single core scores. And that 1GB OF ram runs IOS as smooth, or smoother than any OS out there.
  • Unfortunately Android is a poorly designed OS that requires much more RAM and CPU to run even close to iOS. The additional RAM and CPU speed need more power and more battery - hence the need to make bigger and bigger phones (and why Sammy ditched the removable battery). Add to that Samsung's clunky UI overlay and you have an OS that can't even scroll without stuttering.
  • Clearly you haven't used a Samsung since what, the S3 or S4? The S5, note 3, Note 4, and from what I've read the S6 can most definitely "scroll without stuttering."
  • Yes however it's been explained in previous articles that although on paper the specs of an iPhone are not as good in everyday tasks it outperforms it's Android counterparts Sent from the iMore App
  • Except the screen, the camera, the UFS storage they use, the wireless charging... No, you can't get the best of all worlds. I'm seriously considering ditching the iPhone 6 Plus for the GS6, because the design is not first class and it gets rid of the SD Card Slot and Removable battery (which I never used so I don't need a removable cover) for equivalent storage SKUs to the iPhone (except it starts at 32GB and not 64GB, which makes more sense). I just need to see more reviews, but someone in the household will get one on release, so I'll get to see how it performs in real life. If it's good after a week, the iPhone is gone.
  • 64 gb is perfection. 32 wouldnt be enough imo.
  • That's personal opinion in superior hardware and software. It doesn't make it true for everyone. Personally I would get both phones for the best of both worlds Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • and this article isn't?
  • It is stating a fact that Apple has a complete eco system which no other company has.
  • Well, besides Microsoft. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • One might think that but they don't make all their products which does not complete the eco system. Windows 10 will make things come closer but still now as complete.
  • Windows 10 should be great. Hopefully it garners developer support. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • It looks very promising. Even though I have made the switch all to Apple products I still have a soft spot for Microsoft since I was certified through them some time ago.
  • and it's also a fact that 3gb RAM > 1 gb RAM ;)
  • Like it has always been people compare something that just came out to something that is 6 months old and in the middle of the cycle. Never fair in the world. Even with both more powerful all the side by sides say it is close and come down to which OS you like.
  • 1.Author is the one that is trying to give reasons for dumping s6 for iphone6 . So i just went along with it
    2.OK how about samsung s4 released in 2013 that still has twice more RAM than iphone 6? is that more fair?
  • RAM does not seem to be the big difference in the reviews. Apple has the advantage because they control the OS and hardware which makes it run better with less. Could you imagine if it did have more RAM? It would blow everything away. ;-) You cant look at just one thing when comparing any item with another. For most consumers those specs dont matter. All they want is something to work well when they need it. Wither that is Samsung or iPhone.
  • you need to make up your either are interested in facts or you aren't...first it was unfair to compare s6's RAM to iphone since iphone is older now that i quoted the superior hardware of an even older samsung S line ..suddenly 'its not about hardware' lol ....
  • I was not just saying RAM. I find it funny when anyone compares something that just came out to something 6 months old. Of course they will have something better. Plus hardware is only half the equation. Read the reviews. The newer hardware does not automatically make the s6 better. The iPhone still does better in some areas even with all the hardware improvements. So like I have stated before it is about a complete device and eco system.
  • and when iphone 6s or 7 or whatever it is that comes out this september, it will be compared to samsung s6 which is months old by then...let's see if you're gonna find that as unfair ;) And i'm curious to know in what harware-related areas the iphone6 is doing better than s6....let me know!
  • I would. I only compare the phone I have to the phone I want. So in my the new iPhone better in many ways to my current iPhone to justify me to upgrade to the new iPhone. You are right if hardware was the only thing that mattered then the S6 wins. But the hardware is useless with out the software. Please read the reviews. Samsung is at a slight disadvantage because they dont control the software.
  • that's fine but this article isn't about comparing your old iphone to the new iphone...its about persuading people to dump s6 for iphone6 ....and i am appropriately commenting on the comparison of the two phones mentioned in the original article either you're commenting in the wrong section or Rene shouldn't have written an article comparing a new phone with a 6 month old phone ....we don't know how well s6 runs on the software wise but we do know internal components of the s6 are superior...and that my friend, is a fact.
  • I was replying to you in some of my comments not the article. If you read the reviews out there (PLEASE DO) you will find we do know who well the software runs in comparison test with many of the phones out there. Again I agree the guts are superior. Have a great day. See you on another topic and article.
  • you as well! see you =]
  • Controlling the OS and the hardware doesn't make 1GB RAM better, or even as good, as 2GB. Android Phones with 2GB RAM have more usable RAM after boot than the iPhone 6 Plus has in total, and that's ignoring the fact that some of that 1GB is pre-allocated to the GPU (as these devices use integrated GPUs). I have an HTC One M8 with 2GB RAM. It has quite a bit more than 1GB RAM after boot, and my Note 3 had like 1.6GB RAM after boot and that's with a bunch of processes cached (which any decent OS will do, to increase start up time for apps you use often). The GS6 also has some seriously fast storage in it, which seems to be what the common performance bottleneck on many devices is (load times, loading assets during run time, etc.). It also has a superior camera, which moving to an iPhone won't help with, since all the current iPhones are inferior to it and the Note 4 almost all conditions and use cases. You cannot get Wireless Charging on the iPhone. Samsung has a touch Fingerprint Scanner on the S6 so that's no longer a huge selling point. It's okay to prefer what you want, but dismissing advantages in other devices by stating the iPhone 6 series is "old" now (when the Galaxy S is in the same spot whenever a new iPhone is released... but it's okay to compare the new iPhone to the old Galaxy in that case!) is just... ridiculous.
  • If that were true than why do they reviews and test show iPhone normally beating phones with more ram and processor speed. We have to look at real world test not just bench marks. In many cases android phones don't even get the latest update. My dad with is S5 can't even get the latest yet without going around the carrier. I agree having more is great and I hopethe next iPhone gets more but more doesn't always mean faster.
  • No one cares about benchmarks, except those that want to excuse a company putting, largely, specs that were "average" in 2011/early 2012 in a 2014 flagship. Fact and the matter is, I've used Samsung Phones for years (S1, S2 [Skyrocket], S3, Note 3) and performance was never *ever* an issue on those devices. They all performed like champs for me - even across multiple major updates (the Skyrocket went from 2.3 to 4.0 to 4.1 and it got better and faster with every update). Apps, games, whatever. All ran perfectly fine and as well as the iPhones that I've owned (5S, 6 Plus). What really matters is future proofing the device so that if you decide to keep in for 2+ years it doesn't become poop like some of the older iPhone and iPads out there, where people are telling others to avoid installing OS updates because it destroys device performance. That hasn't happened on any Samsung flagship after the Galaxy S for me (the first one was horrible, I've been pretty adamant about it and I've even been banned on a forum because people were trying to make that phone seem a lot better than it was, when it was one of the worst performing flagships released in the history of the smartphone industry). The extra RAM doesn't make the phone perform better in benchmarks, BTW, it makes the phone perform better when multiple apps are in use concurrently - which an iPhone can't do, anyways, aside from some system processes it does not really multi-task anything (it's more a task switcher than multi-tasking). When you're i.e. Processing and transferring Video in the background as well as Watching a YouTube Video while taking notes using Multi-Window in the foreground, that's where the extra RAM has a huge advantage. It means that the phone won't be bottlenecked at that level and have to shut down your background video app, or the browser performance won't plummet because you opened up more than a couple or few Tabs. Processing is not the issue, since the phone can load processes on different cores and split the load between different cores in the CPU. Which is why Benchmarks are useless. They do not mirror real world use cases, or even close to real world use cases. There are no games that really tax any of these phones because almost all of them are also designed to run on Last-Gen devices, which have weaker GPUs in them. Otherwise, the Developers are forfeiting a ton of potential sales. Same goes for apps, most of them are also designed to be compatible with devices with weaker SoCs. Lol. Even Verizon has Lollipop pushing out for the Galaxy S5, so I don't know WTF you're talking about. Also, updates are overrated. If you hadn't noticed, apart from different look and feel to some things, Google hasn't had a truly massive update for Android in ... quite a while. A lot of people regret even upgrading to iOS 8, to the point that they'd rather iOS 9 be focused largely on bug fixes, stability, and robustness than new features. And really, neither has Apple for iOS (since most of the biggest features they add are locked to the new Flagship that releases with Major iOS updates, so you'd need a new phone to take advantage of them, anyways). Android OEMs *are* a lot better at back porting practically all functionality of the OS to their previous flagships, and at this point OEMs like Samsung support their flagships as long as Apple, and at the end of their lifecycle the devices run much better than an older iPhone because the devices are spec'd to accommodate higher system requirements in later updates, and almost all Android OEMs have been doing this since early 2011 with their flagship devices (because people complained a ton about performance degradation and it makes it a lot easier to port updates to them when the system requirements go up).
  • 3>1 Proud of that little equation you thought up there? Mathematics aside, that means nothing. The samsung phone NEEDS that extra ram or else it would run very poorly. A phone that runs more efficiently runs as good or better on less. Sent from the iMore App
  • That's untrue. It's pretty easily proven as untrue by just booting the phone and seeing how much RAM is in use by the System and Applications. Do it on an HTC, LG, or Motorola as well. A lot of those phones use the same amount of RAM, and in the presence of more RAM, any decent OS will use the extra for a cache to boost performance (preloading frequently used apps, etc. even desktop OSes do this because RAM not in use is useless). Apps don't suddenly take up more RAM just because it's running on a Samsung Phone instead of a Nexus, so I don't understand why this myth continues to be perpetuated (other than Samsung using it as an excuse to deny updates for very old phones or variants that were difficult to develop for, which shouldn't be the case now because they're using their own CPU in all of them).
  • As the owner if an iPhone 6 and numerous flagship Android devices, I can attest to the fact that your statement about it meaning nothing is not true any more. The iPhone 6/+ have issues with memory management - or really lack of memory. Apps (especially Safari) can't hold a page "open" if you're doing much else at all. Things hang a bit here and there. To most people it's not noticeable. But it's pretty obvious when the iPhone 6/+ start showing their ram limitations. I'm not saying android is great either, but the days of the iPhone getting by on its efficient software are over.
  • But your confusing the statement, i never said the phones cant find uses for the extra ram, any phone can find a use for more. Im saying ones that are using it better dont need it.
    Drop the phone in question down to 1gb and theres a whole load of problems Sent from the iMore App
  • Galaxy S2's had 1GB RAM and they didn't have issues. They went from Android 2.3.6 to 4.0.4 to 4.1.2. Really, you're not making any sense. Samsung even back ported the S3's TouchWiz Nature UX to the S2 and those phones ran perfectly fine. The reason why they are given more RAM is to make them multi-task better, be able to do tasks that require more RAM more easily (no bottlenecking) without shutting down background tasks, etc. We seen the benefits of more RAM when HTC released the One X with 1GB RAM and Samsung Released the S3 with 2GB. HTC had to shut down Background Tasks way more aggressively than the S3 as a result. iOS doesn't really multi-task 3rd party apps, so this disparity isn't *as apparent*, but there's a clear reason why they went with 2GB in the iPad Air 2. It wasn't just to be "on par" since Android Tablets are now shipping with 3GB, even... It's because there are clear benefits to putting more RAM in there, and it does affect performance and usability. A lot of iPhone users don't use their phones for sustained periods of time, but a lot of Android phones were designed to be used heavily in a productivity-focused manner. You cannot deliver that kind of user experience if the phone is constantly reloading and shutting down background tasks when the user is multi-tasking. More RAM is necessary. It's not because the OS needs it, it's because USERS need to so that the user experience is as first rate as possible. The same way users NEEDED it on iPads, and Apple put it there for the SAME REASONS.
  • Every system can benefit from more RAM, but it's a bit twisted to compare the RAM-memory on Android and iOS because you need more RAM on Android for the system to run smoothly compared to iOS, due to garbage collection and java overhead. By the way, a lot of people have had problems with Samsung devices running badly, all the way from S1 to S4. Just because you never had a problem doesn't mean it doesn't exist. It's a well known problem to be read everywhere on the internet.
  • Well maybe you haven't heard of Google? This company has the best apps on any OS. I have them all on my iPhone and Android devices. Couldn't operate without them. I also must say the new and very powerful SGS6 is a Freaken beast of a phone, best device to date no matter how many articles Rene writes to sway you away from it. I swear Rene must be making a commission on anyone he turns to IOS. He has an anti Samsung article at least once a week. Rene does know that Samsung makes and supplies the most important parts to every current iPhone made, doesn't he? It's a funny world!
  • This article is a real piece of work and is borderline, dare I say, clickbait. I love Apple and iOS, and normally really like iMore... so this isn't coming from a "butt-hurt" fanboy, as some might say. I'm not trying to sound inflammatory and hope this comes across as constructive criticism, because I expect better from sites like iMore. Some examples... The first three sentences are incredibly generic and could be used on just about any flagship phone, including the iPhone. (a tell-tale sign of a click-bait article) "...tried it out and decided it wasn't for you..." - Who might that be that's had the opportunity to try it out? Definitely not any member of the general public. (another tell-tale sign of click-bait - writing based on the future... gotta get that SEO going in time for the public release) "Apple Pay-like features that seem right out of the iPhone's playbook." - except that Samsung took Apple's and Android's NFC system and built (or rather bought) something on top of it to allow people to pay with their phones in a significantly larger number of locations. But let's ignore that. (misleading implications) "It swaps out the plastic casing, replaceable battery, SD card slot, and water-proofing of last year's model for a metal chassis..." - A chief complaint and criticism of Apple users, and now that they've changed to more premium material, it's being used against them in this article. Oh there goes Samsung, just flippantly changing things up again... The quotes are all from users of prior Samsung devices, not the current iteration that even other Apple sites are praising. I know... the title just says "Galaxy S", so you might justify some of this content by saying the title alone helps the article apply to all former Galaxy phones. But the subject of the article itself is clearly the S6. "Take by way of example the all new Galaxy S6..." - thereby turning the article into a GS6 focused article, after leading a reader here based on more generic undertones. I'm sorry but you're better than this iMore. This really does read like something you'd see from one of the true clickbait sites out there: little information, tons of links to other articles, and leading (almost deceptive) insinuations.
  • Thanks for your dissection of this article. I am the proud owner of an MBP, an MBA, an iPad mini, an iPhone 4 and iPhone 5s and, just like you, I love Apple. Where we most definitely diverge is in you patience to read what Mr. Ritchie writes; I gave up a long time ago and now I go straight to the comments. It was a pleasure to read your input.
  • Lol. Same. I only read the comments.
  • I'm sure I'll get to where you are eventually... either that or just ignoring it all! :)
  • Aiwama, my man, isn't preferible to "be" instead of having all these material things? I have, i have... And so what? It's even more important to be, than to have, you know.
  • Hi dear aiwama. And now? What will you do? I'm very curious.
    Because you have, you have, you have... like you tell above.
    But being is more important.
  • Perfect analysis.. The thing is, he is asking to switch from a phone which is not even fully released.. Got a chance to demo the s6 edge.. Truly stunning.. For once I can say touchwiz is incredibly fast.. Posted via the iMore App
  • Just because Iphones don't have widgets after 8 years you'd think they weren't pos,... Icons only, icons only ;/
  • What else would you want on the screen.. Seems like the place to slap everything where you dont have any idea where to put it.. Lets slap it on the home screen and take up space for apps! Nothin better than a giant google search bar taking up 90% of the main screen! Sent from the iMore App
  • if your understanding of a widget is just "giant google search bar taking up 90% of the main screen!", then it shows how uninformed and in denial you are
  • And if your understanding of example is the only one then we have many more problems. Sent from the iMore App
  • Where is the word example in your post? Got to agree with Xper on this one. Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • Thank you for the insight you brought to this. We were all patiently awaiting word on who you agreed with. ;) Sent from the iMore App
  • And you're welcome. Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • I know how, just not buy the S6 because it's not available yet. Sent from the iMore App
  • As always, Rene articles make me sleep. Goodnight.
  • I would add that the accessory world for the iPhone blows away any Android phone. You can get virtually ANYTHING for the iPhone, in multiple variations. Speaker docks, camera lenses, sensors, toys, etc. Even diehard Android fans will concede this win for the iPhone everytime.
  • If there's any phone/oem that's close, though, it's Samsung.
  • Agreed. I suppose that's the benefit of only releasing one or two phones per year, and not changing them much.
  • I've had no issues getting any accessory I want for my S3 or Note3. Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • If your thinking the S6 isn't that great I'd watch this video of a person with the S6 edge and throwing it had as she can to a stone tile floor. OMG ! Update. It looks like a cement floor.
  • If you believe that video, then I've got some oceanfront property in Oklahoma to sell you. Sent from the iMore App
  • Wow. Fanboy. It's a real video. Nothing is faked. If you don't believe it that's fine. Doesn't hurt me any.
  • Check out this guy from the comments on GSM Arena. He actually tested the video. It's modified.
    First of all i found a higher quality version of this video, i implore you to check it out then read my theory below on why i believe this video is fake...well not fake but modified. guys im really sorry to say this but this video might be a fake. let me explain. Someone below already posted their theory so i decided to test it. Right when she starts her video you can see the time of the phone is 12:10 which turns immediately to 12:11 so i decided to measure on a local stopwatch the duration of how long she threw the phone down. it was exactly 16 seconds and 14 milliseconds give or take 10 milliseconds. at this point in time she has picked the phone back up and we can see that the time is now 12:12. there is an un-accounted for 40 second time difference, in which she could have put down a new phone and picked it up pretending it was the same phone she had thrown down. I really hope because i ordered the 32 gb black sapphire edge and im really hoping its as strong as this :D. im wrong but most signs in this video point to it being fake...unfortunately. Upon further testing i slowed the video down to .25 and realized that we hear the sound of impact before the actual device hits, which is weird considering we would hear it at the same time especially since its in slow motion, also the last drop the device makes a weird turn after being hit, it looks like it spun but there is a weird cutoff point, like 1 second to half a second where i see what looks to be a turned off device, suddenly turn on, from being thrown which is also abnormal as even without a lockscreen you still to need to touch the home button or powerbutton to get out of black sleep mode. lastly the chime it makes, if you check any of the s6 edge reviews youll notice thats the chime the phone makes when its unlocked, meaning that reason that we the device suddenly turn on and chime is that its a replacement device put there and the footage was later cut, this would explain the sudden time jump from 12:11 to 12:12. thnx to +Quin Stobbe for posting his theory out there and allowing me the insight to test it out.  Sent from the iMore App
  • I'm not saying that the video is real, but using the time change on that home screen widget is not reliable. Widgets don't update a lot of the time when the phone is off. In this case, if you look at the upper right corner of the screen, you'll see that the time is 12:11 when the phone is turned on and not 12:10. This is the system clock. The time that we changing in the video is just the widget updating itself to the system time after being turned on.
  • The S6 has an aluminum trim around it and both top and bottom pains of glass are below this. The Aluminum used in the S6 1.5 to 2 times stronger and scratch resistant than what is used on the iphone 6. That is why I believe the video. If your using a S6 it will be hard to crack the screen because the trim protects it. If your using the S6 Edge and it falls just on the right spot on either side where the edge screen curves down there is no aluminum trim to protect it and it will hit all calls and crack. There are only a few angles that this is possible but it can happen. Throwing the phone as hard as she did would brake it since it's hitting all the phone frame on not the class. The S6 was designed very smartly. With the 1.5 to 2X more strength in the aluminum it means dropping it and it landing on a corner of the frame it won't bend which then doesn't put stress on the glass which means it doesn't crack.
  • Here is something concrete. Very impressive. Who has an iPhone who will see how it does?
  • Gullible people are gullible. Sent from the iMore App
  • Confession is good for the soul. Posted via the Android iMore App!
  • Really.
    Comments please!
  • How can you switch from a phone which is not fully in market yet.. To switch you need have the s6 first which many do not have yet! Posted via the iMore App
  • Exactly. Clickbait at its best...
  • It does not say switch from S6 just says Galaxy S. what is the clickbait?
  • That leads the reader here. Then he makes it 99% about the S6 after the generic intro.
  • Well, it's got a picture of the S6 with the iPhone 6, so maybe that's it? Then when you open the article it says, "Samsung has released their new Galaxy S6 and if you're disappointed you waited, or tried it out and decided it wasn't for you, here's how to switch — or switch back to the iPhone." Meh... you're probably right. All of that has nothing to do with it...
  • If I want to own android device I would buy nexus device. I hate touchwiz passionately. Sent from the iMore App
  • lol "Apple Pay-like features". Nevermind that Samsung (and many other Android phones) had NFC payment years ago. I used it on my S3, and still use it on my LG G2. Also nevermind that Samsung's system will work with mag-strip card readers... you know, the ones still being used in like 90% of the U.S.
  • They had them all that time, but no one would ever have known, nevermind they are redoing theirs to attempt to get closer to apple pay, nevermind that the whole reason to use nfc to begin with was to get AWAY from the magnetic strip reader, you know, the one thats 50 year old tech, the one thats usedin 90% of credit card theft... Sent from the iMore App
  • 1. It doesn't matter if "no one would have known" (which isn't even true). Android had it first. Apple popularizing something doesn't suddenly make them first. 2. In what way is Google Wallet being changed to "get closer to Apple Pay"? There's a new payments framework in the works, but that's to support third party developers. Please elaborate. 3. Yes, I would like to see mag strip readers go away. But they haven't. They still represent the vast majority of US credit card readers. Additionally, Samsung's payment system will utilize tokenization, making it just as secure as NFC payments are.
  • They aren't redoing anything, and it's definitely not to get closer to Apple pay. They're building (with the purchase of Loop Pay) on TOP of the NFC system that Android had first and Apple improved upon / made more popular.
  • Well a simple google search reveals countless articles saying a major remake is happening for google wallet in order to better compete with apple pay.
    Just the first link that shows up.
    But we will let them all know that tnt4 says theyre all wrong. Sent from the iMore App
  • You're correct, I stand corrected and forgot about that. But it doesn't change my original point farther up in the comments - Samsung Pay transcends both Google Wallet / Android Pay and Apple Pay in their approach, and Rene completely ignores that in his insinuation on this topic.
  • That article is over a month old. It's since been revealed what is in the works, which is a new payments framework for improved third party support. From what I've read, this doesn't change much for the end user. I've been making NFC payments for years now, and I didn't have to wait until my bank "supported" it, I just have it run through a virtual Mastercard.
  • I prefer android more than, popular and common, so they choose Galaxy S6
  • Guys in you're still using a Galaxy S you can switch to anything and see the benefits that phone is hella old. Don't know why the article kept bringing up the S6 though. Last time I checked the Galaxy S and the S6 are about six generations apart. *incoming article*
    SWITCH FROM THE IPHONE 3G TO THE GALAXY S6 "I'm da Blur boys!" - Me with 1200 ping. Fiber in Nashville? Save me based Google.
  • "...and Apple Pay-like features that seem right out of the iPhone's playbook." You're hilarious. Andriod phones have had NFC for years, and Google Wallet has been doing what Apple Pay does for years as well. So who is taking what from whose playbook? I mean, let's face it, Apple has taken from every playbook out there, and acted like it was new and innovative. But you just keep drinking that Kool-Aid, my friend.
  • A great quality phone with a better "pay system",whats being touted as a better camera than iphone ,a back button and without the limitations of IOS. Sounds perfect!
  • What a total downgrade. So long choice a d preference. Ooo, but my family photos and contacts are now all synced!!!! Like this cant be done on any other OS in 2 minutes lol
  • Every year is feels like they try something different.