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As Apple made their announcement yesterday, we here at the Guy Maven office were a bit perplexed. Yes, some of us use an iPhone 5, and some of us have Android based phones, but we all agreed – the iPhone 6 is not a phone that keeps up with the times. The closest comparison we can give the iPhone 6 to the current generation of smartphones is what Blackberry was to the original iPhone. Yes, it’s competitive – but it’s behind the times in almost every way. Naturally, we’re pretty sure that the Apple Cult will respond unfavorably to this post, but it’s time to wake up folks! You’re being oversold on underperforming technology!

To display this better, we’ve taken a look at the three flagship devices from different smartphone companies and highlighted the ‘wins, losses, and draws’ on technology and features. This is why you shouldn’t buy an iPhone 6.

Bold is a win. Italics indicate no clear winner, or personal preference. Blue indicates a major lag behind competitors.

iPhone 6
HTC One M8
Samsung Galaxy S5
Screen 4.7 Inches 5 Inches 5.1 Inches
Pixel Density 326ppi 441ppi 432ppi
Weight 129g 160g 145g
Dimensions 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches 5.8 x 2.8 x 0.37 inches 5.5 x 2.9 x 0.31 inches
Camera 8-megapixels 4-UltraPixel 16-megapixels
Video Recording 1080p 1080p 4K
Front Facing Camera 1.2-megapixels (720p) 5.1-megapixels (1080p) 2-megapixels (1080p)
Processor A8 2.3GHz Quadcore Snapdragon 2.5GHz Quadcore Snapdragon
RAM N/A 2GB 2GB
Total Storage Capacity 16, 64, 128GB max.  16, 32GB + Expandable 128GB 16, 32GB + Expandable 128GB
Talk Time (Battery Size) 14 Hours on 3G 20 Hours on 3G 21 Hours on 3G
Replaceable Battery No No Yes
Bluetooth 4.0 4.0 4.0
Waterproof No No Yes
Fingerprint Scanner Yes No Yes
Colors Silver, Gold, Grey Silver, Gold, Grey, Black, Rose Black, White, Blue, Copper
Price On Contract (Unconfirmed) $300 to $500 $100 $100
Price Off Contract $750 to $970 $700 $700

 

 

 

It’s pretty clear to us that there’s no comparison here – Apple customers are being supremely jacked by what the iPhone 6 offers compared to it’s competitors. But, you could argue that the real iPhone 6 is the iPhone 6 Plus. So again, we looked at that phone and it’s closest competitors to see how it stacked up. Hard to imagine anyone wanting to buy an iPhone if they value their money – but then again, Apple has made it’s business in the last couple years by delivering below market technology to a rabid group of buyers.

 

iPhone 6 Plus
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
LG G3
Screen 5.5 Inches (1080p) 5.7 Inches (1440p) 5.5 Inches (1440p)
Pixel Density 401ppi 515ppi 538ppi
Weight 172g 176g 149g
Dimensions 6.2 x 3.1 x 0.28 inches 6 x 3.1 x 0.34 inches 5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches
Camera 8-megapixels 16-megapixels 13-megapixels
Video Recording 1080p 4K 4K
Front Facing Camera 1.2-megapixels (720p) 3.7-megapixels (1080p) 2.1-megapixels (1080p)
Processor A8 2.7GHz Quadcore Snapdragon 2.5GHz Quadcore Snapdragon
RAM N/A 3GB 3GB
Total Storage Capacity 16, 64, 128GB max. 32GB + Expandable 64GB 32GB + Expandable 128GB
Talk Time (Battery Size) 24 Hours on 3G Unknown (3300mAh) 15 Hours on 3G
Replaceable Battery No Yes Yes
Bluetooth 4.0 4.0 4.0
Waterproof No No No
Fingerprint Scanner Yes Yes No
Colors Silver, Gold, Grey Black, White, Gold, Pink Black, White, Gold, Red, Purple
Price On Contract (Unconfirmed) $400 to $600 (Estimate) $300 $80
Price Off Contract $860 to $1080 (Estimate) $700 $700

 

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