iPhone 6 started selling on September 19th and as people around the world look forward to owning this flagship smartphone, many are wondering how it is compares to other smartphones.
Of course, a comparison would be between iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5, which is one of the most coveted smartphones in the market today. Here is a comparison of the two devices
Well, when it comes to design, galaxy 5 isn’t that big of a leap from its predecessor Galaxy S4. The corners are still round and includes a faux leather backing inherited from the Note Series, though many people don’t like it.
The iPhone 6 isn’t that huge in terms of design for its predecessor iPhone 5S. However, it looks premium. The addition of rounded edges and faux leather is pretty convincing and is aimed at making the device feel comfortable in the hand
The iPhone 6 displays better that iPhone 5S, but the improvement isn’t something to get too excited about. On the other hand, galaxy5 has a large display, coming at 5.1 inches vs. Apple’s 4.7 screen on its flagship smart phone iPhone 6. This isn’t as convincing considering the fact that many people prefer smaller smartphones.
Apple introduced its latest A8 processor in the iPhone 6. Although the company has not announced the speed of the processor, reports say that it could be about 1.4GHz.
Samsung galaxy 5 has a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor. That means that the A8 processor could potentially go faster than Samsungs’ processor, but in real sense, it shouldn’t.
Storage and memory
It’s quite unfortunate that Apple couldn’t upgrade the amount of RAM. You will continue using 1GB in your iPhone 6.
This compared to Samsung Galaxy’s 3GB RAM, the iPhone 6 is no match. If you are looking for a device that will allow you to multitask and run high power games then you should go for galaxy S5.
If you are an average user then you should go for 1GB RAM. For storage, iPhone 6 comes with 16GB, 64GB and 128GB of storage space while Samsung comes with either 16GB or 32GB. But you can use a memory card on the S5 for more storage space.
The iPhone 6 has optical image stabilization but iPhone 6 does not come with this. This should be iPhone’s strong hold but Samsung galaxy S5’s 16MP sensor is no match as far as pixel resolution is concerned.
You should, however, keep in mind the fact that megapixel is not what makes a great camera. The camera of the iPhone 6 has an aperture of f/2.2 and digital stabilization-still not that bad.
When it comes to the front camera, S5 still leads with a 2MP camera compared with iPhone 6’s 1.2 MP.
Availability and pricing
The Galaxy 5 is being sold at $200 on contract. The iPhone 6 comes at the same price. Both devices are sold at $650 off contract.
When it comes to size, the iPhone 6 trumps S5. It is 2 mm thinner and 5 mm narrower which makes it easier to use. In addition to that the iPhone 6 has aluminum back which isn’t grippy. The curved edges are just amazing when it comes to handling the device. The water resistance aspect is another thing that has given GalaxyS5 an upper hand.
If you are always using your mobile phone around the swimming pool or when going to the bathroom then you should go for galaxy 5. The iPhone 6 is also delicate and you would think twice before putting it down, and to make it worse, even the slightest scratch is visible.
As far as specifications are concerned, Samsung Galaxy S5 takes over as the best smartphone. But the design of the iPhone 6 seems a little more premium and with its iOS 8, the device may sway many users who are used to the Apple interface and would prefer using devices from the company. This might not be the only reason. Some users may not need the superior features offered by Samsung Galaxy S5.