Comparing Samsung Smartphones

Samsung's impressive lineup of smartphones is arguably the best in the industry. The Samsung Galaxy S6 lineup offers high-resolution displays up to 5.7 inches while also boasting features such as 16 MP cameras and up to 64GB of internal memory. While other smartphone companies focused on making smaller devices, Samsung broke the mold by making phones with larger screens that still fit comfortably in people's hands and pockets. The Galaxy Note series is also highly popular with its precious stylus for on-screen writing, and older Samsung smartphones can often be found at discounted rates. Are you on the market for a new or used Samsung smartphone? If so, read on to learn some important facts about these innovative mobile devices.

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FACT: The Samsung Galaxy S6 has a larger screen than the iPhone 6

Samsung smartphones are known to have larger screens than many competing phones, and the same is true when comparing the new S6 with the latest iPhone. The Samsung S6 packs a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen while the iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch LCD screen. The Samsung's screen also has a sharper resolution than the iPhone.

FACT: The Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Will Likely Bring Back Expandable Storage and Removable Battery

One of the biggest criticisms against the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge was the removal of the expandable storage option (microSD slot), but expert sources are saying Samsung has learned from its mistake and will be adding the microSD option back to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, as well as bringing back a removable battery. 

FACT: The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is larger than the Galaxy S6.

The Samsung Galaxy Note is intended to be Samsung's largest line of smartphones. The Note 4 measures 6.04 inches tall by 3.09 inches wide, while the S6 is just 5.65 inches tall and 2.78 inches wide. The Galaxy Note 4 is also slightly thicker.

MYTH: The Samsung Galaxy S6 features the same processor found in the LG Flex 2 and HTC One M9.

Rather than use this chip for the S6, Samsung instead developed a custom processor called the Exynos 7420. This processor delivers slightly better performance than the Snapdragon 810 used by LG and HTC, providing a slick, snappy performance with very little slowdown.

FACT: The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge share many core features.

This is true. Both the S6 and the S6 Edge feature 5.1-inch Quad HD displays, the Exynos 7420 processor, 16-megapixel rear cameras and 5-megapixel front-facing cameras. They also have the same amounts of RAM and storage space.

MYTH: All Samsung Galaxy smartphones are made of plastic.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 has a glass body construction with aluminum accents. However, the Galaxy Note 4 does have a plastic body.

MYTH: New Samsung Galaxy phones have limited carrier options.

This is false. Not only do Samsung phone users have numerous carriers to choose from, but you can even purchase unlocked Samsung Galaxy S6 phones. Carriers that provide services with Samsung smartphones include AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and others.

MYTH: The newest Samsung Galaxy smartphones are still using micro SD card support.

Samsung has moved on from micro SD card technology as other means of storage, such as cloud storage, have become much more prominent. In addition, Samsung Galaxy S6 phones offer a minimum of 32GB of storage space, which is 16GB more than the minimum storage in the latest iPhones.

FACT: The Samsung S6 Edge has a bigger battery than the standard S6.

It's close, but the S6 Edge does have a lightly bigger battery that translates to about 15 percent more battery life by the end of a work day. Of course, graphic-intensive activities such as 3D gaming will still drain the battery far more quickly than texting or Web browsing.