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.
HTC One M8
Samsung Galaxy S5
|Screen||4.7 Inches||5 Inches||5.1 Inches|
|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|
|Front Facing Camera||1.2-megapixels (720p)||5.1-megapixels (1080p)||2-megapixels (1080p)|
|Processor||A8||2.3GHz Quadcore Snapdragon||2.5GHz Quadcore Snapdragon|
|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|
|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
|Screen||5.5 Inches (1080p)||5.7 Inches (1440p)||5.5 Inches (1440p)|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|