Apple finally launched the iPhone 6 yesterday, and we’re still sitting here in the aftermath of the live launch event. There was just so much hype to the iPhone 6 launch that only Apple can produce, and Apple fanatics can consume. Others that have the sense to look right through it are least bothered about it. The least to say is regardless of the features that Apple stole from Google’s Android OS, iPhone 6 (Plus) will become a big success for Apple, when it’s launched.
In the Android Universe, there is this device (smartphone) printing money for its manufacturer: Samsung Galaxy S5 and now the hugely popular Xiaomi Mi 3 and Redmi 1S. These devices are dominating the smartphone market for quite some time now. It’s time to see what the iPhone 6 has up its sleeve that people would want to buy the smartphone.
The Display is one of the areas where Apple has been focusing on since iPhone 4 had the Retina display. Previous iPhone models are seeing a decline in growth over time, but we expect the iPhone 6 to turn that around. Apple has now executed a 4.7” display maneuver to eventually give in to user wishes and demands. Android fans are definitely going to crack-up and joke about about it for a long time as it has taken Apple such a long time make the display this big. The iPhone 6 looks like the smaller sibling to the 5.1” Samsung Galaxy S5, but the competition is getting closer.
Resolution is a whole another narrative. Apple is now giving the new iPhone 6 what it calls a Retina HD display. The thing is, it’s only 1334 x 750 pixels. The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a 1080p display. When compared, Apple’s display is not worth it. Apple’s smartphone and tablet generally are good despite their lower resolution. This is also expected of the new iPhone 6.
The Camera is another area where Apple’s MP doesn’t do much good for it. The competition has 13 and 16 MP cameras. The iPhone 6 from Apple is still with the age old 8 MP sensor. Even Micromax, Intex, Karbonn, Lava, and XOLO have better sensors. The only safe grace to Apple’s iPhone 6 is the new and improved focus, and image stabilization (digital). Unless you’re a real iPhone-buff, you’ll ill be happy with what Android OS phones provide in their medium and high-end smartphones.
The iPhone 6 has Apple’s latest iOS version: iOS 8. Apple has added many fresh features into iOS 8, which are already available in Android. Some examples are use 3rd-party keyboards and word suggestions (QuickType). Both have been in Android for many years. Apple has also added the “Hey Siri” command. This is just a copy of “Ok Google.” iOS 8 now has widgets in its Notification Center which supports 3rd-party apps. You also get actionable notifications.
Another thing of note is that the “Continuity” feature has been added by Apple to iOS 8. The feature makes your iPhone and MacBook work seamlessly with each other. The Android OS has this capability; it’s just that Google hasn’t truly integrated it into the OS.
A big difference between iPhone 6 and other Android-OS based devices (Galaxy S5, HTC One Max, Sony Xperia Z3, HTC One M8) is the design or the build quality. There are many similarities between the various Android skins and it is largely different from one device to the other device. iOS 8 and Android OS are not alike.
Hardware is also different. Most of the Android smartphones make use of plastic, but this helps to keep the costs down. The iPhone on the other hand looks like a premium device with the use of metal. The iPhone design has now become a status symbol, or a fashion statement to many people. Samsung, HTC, Sony, and now Micromax are getting closer to the premium feel. They all have a very long way ahead of them.
If I had enough money, I would go in for the latest Sony Xperia Z3. It is one Android OS device that is way better than Apple’s build quality. In the end, design and looks are up to his or her liking or preference. Many people will prefer the way the Sony Xperia Z3 looks, and it’s perfectly fine. Also, size would play a large part in your buying decision.
The iPhone has become bigger now, but there’s plenty of larger Android phones out there for your choosing.
iPhone 6: Conclusion
So, which smartphone do you like the most? We want to hear from our readers! Will you be giving Android the ditch for the iPhone 6 or are you truly unimpressed by what Apple’s latest iPhone 6 has to offer?
What do you think about the 4.7″ Apple iPhone 6 smartphone? Do you think that the 4.7″ Apple iPhone 6 smartphone will attract more users to buy and use it? Are you more likely to feel inclined to use the 4.7″ Apple iPhone 6 smartphone or will you be more likely to not use it? Do you think that the 4.7″ Apple iPhone 6 smartphone will lead to more manufacturers building more smartphones like it and this becoming more of a viral trend?
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