The day has come, and we already know all the specifications of Cupertino’s new smartphone, in its two versions, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and its big brother, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. It’s time to compare its specifications with the rest of the high-end terminals on the market that have been coming out recently and also with the recent presentations of the latest IFA such as the Sony Xperia Z3.
iPhone 6 and 6 PlusHTC One (M8)Sony Xperia Z3Samsung Galaxy S5Nokia Lumia 930Dimensions 13.81 x 6.7 x 6.9 mm 15.81 x 7.78 x 7.1 mm146.4 x 70.6 x 9.35 mm146 x 72 x 7.3 mm142 x 72.5 x 8, 1 mm137 x 71 x 9.8 mmWeight129 172 grams160 grams152 grams145 grams167 gramsScreen4,7″ 1334 x 750 5,5″ Retina HD 1920 x 10805″ LCD 3, 1920 x 1080 pixels5,2″ Full HD (1920 x 1080)5, 1″ HD IPS+ LCD, 1920 x 1080 píxeles5″ Full HD AMOLED CB (1920 x 1080)Pixel density401 326 ppp441 ppp423 ppp432 ppp441 pppProcessorApple A8 and M8Snapdragon 801 co-processor, Quad-Core, 2.3 GHzSnapdragon 801, Quad-Core, 2.3 GHzSnapdragon 801, Quad-Core, 2.5 GHzSnapdragon 800, Quad-Core, 2.2 GHzRAM1 GB2 GB3 GB2 GB2 GBS operating system 4.2Android 4.4Android 4.4. 2Windows Phone 8Storage1664128 GB1632 GB + slot microSD1632 GB + slot microSD1632 GB + slot microSD32 GBCamera8 MP with DIS 8 MP with OIS5 megapixel dual camera20, 7 MP Video 4K2.2MP16 MP 2MP20 MP PureViewBatteryCapacities not yet known2600mAh3100 mAh2800 mAh2420 mAhPrice (RRP)699 £729 £699 £689 £549
Apple has always stood out for its beautiful and careful design, and with its two new iPhones 6 and 6 Plus it was bound to do so. This iPhone 6 and its brother the iPhone 6 Plus, follow the line of the previous ones in terms of elegance in design , and will undoubtedly be the chosen one for those who value this aspect in their purchase.
It is important to add that despite its large size, the thickness will be 6.9 and 7.1 mm . As with the HTC One M8, the metallic materials give an impression of a more resistant and polished finish, being positioned light years above the polycarbonate finishes of Galaxy S5 and Lumia 930.
At this point we find the surprise that Apple has managed to match and even surpass the rest of the competitors by increasing the size of its screen, going from 4″ to 5,5″ of its iPhone 6 Plus and 4,7″ of the iPhone 6 and a Retina HD panel that has nothing to envy to its maximum rivals. As for which one to choose is practically impossible, each panel has its advantages and disadvantages, there is no resemblance between them.
As top of the range performance is assured, however Apple still stands out a bit thanks to the 64 bits of its A8 processor . In addition, the M8 coprocessor for data collection is a great addition. When we can test this new iPhone we will know if those 64 bits make the difference with the rest.
Here clearly wins by a landslide the Sony Xperia Z3 by introducing the 4K video recording , closely followed by the sensor mounted on the Nokia Lumia 930 which takes some really impressive photos, although the iPhone 6 is not far behind, with the best slow motion system at 240 fps. Although this doesn’t mean that its rivals take bad pictures, on the contrary, they take very good pictures since image processors are advancing more and more every day and bring quite a few interesting improvements that help to take the perfect picture. Let’s not forget that Sony makes the best sensors, but they are the ones that take the worst photos. The competition knows how to make the most of the sensors much better than Sony itself.
In the case of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have an 8 MP camera with a dual-tone flash that will make our night photographs impeccable, in addition all the sensors are new and adds a digital stabilization system in the case of iPhone 6 and another optical stabilization system with phase arrest focus in the iPhone 6 Plus , which will even allow us to make travellings stabilized in moving shots. If you want, you can see our more in-depth comparison of the camera against its rivals.
As a conclusion after analysing all these points, it only remains to say that this is for taste , and that with all the terminals analysed you should have a fantastic user experience . And since we say that it’s up to you to choose the model, I personally prefer the design, the quality of materials, along with an improved Touch ID and I put it before the terminal can be put in the pool for example. Now the ball is on your roof, which one do you keep? .
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