On September 9, 2014, Apple proved once again its authority in the smartphone world by launching the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones. It also launched the much awaited Apple Watch or iWatch. Both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are confirmed for India in October, but how good are they in comparison to other models […]
On September 9, 2014, Apple proved once again its authority in the smartphone world by launching the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones. It also launched the much awaited Apple Watch or iWatch.
Both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are confirmed for India in October, but how good are they in comparison to other models of the same line, mainly Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One?
The all new iPhone 6 is the slimmest, tall and wide model from the makers as compared to previous iPhone models. With dimensions of 138.1x67x6.9mm, it compares to likes of HTC One (M8) (146.36×70.6×9.35mm), Samsung Galaxy S5 (142×72.5×8.1mm) and LG G3 (146.3×74.6×8.9mm).
On eBay, a sealed 16GB iPhone 6 was on sale for Rs 1 lakh while a 16 GB iPhone 6 Plus was on offer at Rs 1.1 lakh. The smartphone will be on sale in India from September 21.
Apple iPhone 6 comes with a 4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS display, with pixel density of 326ppi, which is close to same with iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, except that the displays were smaller. However, comparing with the 5-inch HTC one and 5.1-inch Galaxy S5, it certainly is smaller.
Check out the complete details of the iPhone 6 here.
However, iPhone 6 does score in terms of weight. At 129 grams, it is lighter than One (160 grams) and Samsung Galaxy S5 (145 grams). Apple has powered iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with new Apple A8 chip coming with 64-bit architecture, updating from A7 chipset used in iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.
Processor wise, One M8 uses a .5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, while Samsung has powered with two choices – Snapdragon 801 and octa-core Exynos 5420 processor.
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Coming to the camera, iPhone 6 has a 8-megapixel rear iSight camera, which is less in terms of pixels as HTC One (M8) sports a 4-UltraPixel camera. However, iPhone 6 has been given a new autofocus technology called Focus Pixels.
As compared to other flagships, it is hard to say how iPhone 6 fares in the range, but Apple has surely upped its game. With an overall slimmer profile, this one is a clear update step from Apple.
According to the Economic Times, “In Mumbai’s Crawford Market and the Heera Panna shopping complex, the 16GB iPhone 6 was being quoted at around Rs 80,000-85,000 with dealers promising delivery in September itself.”
“In the grey markets of New Delhi and Kolkata, the 16GB version of the iPhone 6 was being quoted at Rs 55,000-60,000 with a premium of Rs 5,000-10,000 on the larger screen variant. ”