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September 9, 2014

The iPhone 6 vs the competition: can it stay ahead?

by John_A

By now you’re aware that there’s an iPhone 6 and you’ve seen what it has to offer. But are all those new bells and whistles (like Apple Pay) enough to make you choose it above other phones? It’s always hard to tell what features will work out, but in the meantime there’s always cold, hard specs to look at. We’ve stacked up the new iPhone against the latest and greatest its competitors have to offer, so check out the numbers and other internals of the iPhone 6 versus the Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G3 and the HTC One (M8) for Windows. Of course, you can also pick whatever devices you want and pit them against the iPhone 6 with our compare feature!

iPhone 6 Samsung Galaxy S5 LG G3 HTC One (M8) for Windows
Pricing $199, $299, $399 $199 $99-$199 $149
Known Dimensions 138.1 x 67 x 6.9mm (5.54 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches) 142 x 72.5 x 8.1mm (5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches) 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9mm (5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches), curved 146.4 x 70.6 x 9.35mm (5.76 x 2.78 x 0.37 inches)
Weight 4.55 oz (129 g) 5.11 oz (145 g) 5.26 oz. (149g) 5.64 oz. (160g)
Screen size 4.7 inches 5.1 inches 5.5 inches 5.0 inches
Screen resolution 1,334 x 750 (326ppi) 1,920 x 1,080 (432ppi) 2,560 x 1,440 (534 ppi) 1,920 x 1,080 (441 ppi)
Screen type IPS LCD, Retina HD Super AMOLED Full HD IPS LCD S-LCD3
Battery NA 2,800mAh (removable) 3,000mAh (removable) 2,600mAh (non-removable)
Internal storage 16 / 64 / 128GB 16 / 32GB 32GB 16 / 32GB
External storage None microSD (up to 128GB) Up to SDXC standard/2TB theoretical MicroSD (up to 128GB)
Rear camera 8MP iSight, f/2.2, 1.5µm pixel size 16MP, LED flash 13MP with OIS 4MP UltraPixel, f/2.0, 2.0µm pixel size, 1/3″ sensor size, 28mm lens
Front-facing cam 1.2MP, f/2.2 2.0MP 2.1MP 5MP, f/2.0, BSI, wide-angle lens
Video capture 1080p 4K 4K (30fps) 1080p
NFC Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth v4.0 v4.0 v4.0 v4.0 with AptX
SoC Apple A8 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
CPU NA 2.5GHz quad-core 2.5GHz quad-core 2.3GHz quad-core
GPU NA Adreno 330 Adreno 330 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 Dual-band, 802.11a/ac/b/g/n
Operating system iOS 8 Android 4.4 Android 4.4.2 Windows 8.1
Standout features Touch ID, next-gen gyroscope, barometer, Facetime HD, Apple Pay Fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor, Ultra Power Saving Mode, IP67 certified, 4K video Smart Notice, LG Health, 4K video UltraPixel sensor, Duo Camera, Zoe, BoomSound, BlinkFeed, Extreme Power Saving Mode

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