Since last 2-3 years, phone sizes have increased considerably with phones like Galaxy Notes and Nokia Lumias. Larger screen size has various advantages –
- Convenient and efficient game playing
- More real estate means more information
- Enhanced experience while watching videos
Due to this and other reasons (that I will cover in another post); I have been using iPhone as my secondary device and android devices as primary over the past 2-3 years. But with today’s release of iPhone 6 game has changed or will change for most users like me. Though the analysts says that only 5% android users will switch to apple but that might change over a period of time as apple is trying to be more flexible than ever; be it with their ecosystem or hardware that is offered.
I would like to state here that I always have valued functionality over brand or luxury. I am not a Sammy guy or Apple fanboy; whichever provides me with better value for money gets my money.
Coming to the specs here is a quick comparison chart :-
|iPhone 6 Plus||iPhone 6||iPhone 5S||My Opinion|
|Processor||A8 64-bit||A8 64-bit||A7 64-bit||Do I really care about this? It will be faster and we all know that|
|Camera||8MP||8MP||8MP||Gimmicky details are not included. It was nice in 5S and has not improved much|
|Screen||5.5”||4.7”||4”||Finally we are talking. Was hoping for 2K or Quad HD* resolution though.|
|Storage||16/64/128 GB||16/64/128 GB||16/32/64 GB||New iPhones should have started at 32GB.As expected no microSD slot|
|Battery||14 hours video, 12 hours browsing||11 hours video, 11 hours browsing||10 hours video, 10 hours browsing||iPhones have been good with battery life with normal usage but suffers from android-like battery syndrome for power users|
|NFC||Yes||Yes||No||Another long-awaited feature added. Can be used for mobile payments and I hope for usual NFC tasks as well e.g. NFC stickers**|
* 2K / Quad HD resolution – new iPhone 6 and 6+ both have full HD i.e. 1920*1080 resolution. Equal to most TVs available in the market. However these days, android phones are coming up with 2K or Quad HD resolutions i.e. 2560*1440. From my experience it doesn’t looks any better when the two displays are compared. Still I hoped?
** NFC Stickers / Tags – Small coin sized stickers / tags that can hold few bytes of information. I have been using these since Galaxy S3 to store information like system settings, volume level etc. I have one in car which is used to turn bluetooth and GPS on and wifi off; other one is in my bedroom that is used to turn bluetooth and GPS off; and put the phone in vibrate mode so that I am not disturbed while sleeping. Read this for more info on NFC tags –