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September 9, 2014

iPhone 6 Plus vs the competition: bigger is better, right?

by John_A

Phones have been getting bigger and bigger, with many consumers embracing large handsets even as their screen sizes start to brush against the 6-inch mark. But those who prefer a larger screen have really only had Android as an option — until today. The larger iPhone 6 Plus is here, and it’s beautiful. While time will tell whether the iPhone 6 Plus has what it takes to challenge its more-established competition, we can still take a look at its specs versus the Galaxy Note 4 and LG G Pro 2 to see who’s coming out of the gate with the strongest start. Want to see how it compares to other phones, both big and small? Build your own specs comparison with our compare feature!

iPhone 6 Plus Samsung Galaxy Note 4 LG G Pro 2
Pricing $299, $399, $499 (16, 64 and 128GB options) NA NA
Known Dimensions 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1mm (6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches) 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5mm (6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inch) 157.9 x 81.9 x 8.3mm (6.22 x 3.22 x 0.33 inch)
Weight 6.07 oz (172 g) 6.21 oz (176 g) 5.64 oz. (172 g)
Screen size 5.5 inches 5.7 inches 5.9 inches
Screen resolution 1,920 x 1,080 (401 ppi) 2,560 x 1,440 (515 ppi) 1,920 x 1,080 (373 ppi)
Screen type IPS LCD, Retina HD Super AMOLED Quad HD True IPS+ LCD, Gorilla Glass 3
Battery NA 3,220mAh (user removable) 3,200mAh (non-removable)
Internal storage 16 / 64 / 128GB 32 GB 16 / 32GB
External storage None microSD (up to 64GB) MicroSD (up to 64GB)
Rear camera 8MP iSight, f/2.2, 1.5µm pixel size, OIS 16MP, LED flash 13MP, LED flash
Front-facing cam 1.2MP, f/2.2 3.7MP 2.1MP
Video capture 1080p 4K 4K
NFC Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth v4.0 v4.1 v4.0
SoC Apple A8 Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
CPU NA 2.7GHz 2.26GHz quad-core
GPU NA Adreno 420 Adreno 330
WiFi Dual-band, 802.11a/ac/b/g/n Dual-band, 802.11a/ac/b/g/n Dual-band, 802.11a/ac/b/g/n
Operating system iOS 8 Android 4.4 Android 4.4.2, Optimus 3.0
Standout features Touch ID, barometer, next-gen gyroscope, Facetime HD, Apple Pay Fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor, UV light sensor 1W Hi-Fi sound, OIS+, Natural Flash, Magic Focus

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