The iPhone 6 may be Apple’s latest and greatest smartphone, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only good smartphone out there. In fact, over the past year or two, Apple’s reputation as a leader in the smartphone market has begun to slip, as competition from the likes of Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC and more has become steadily more impressive as solid iPhone rivals have launched.
Here, we take a look at some of the iPhone 6’s biggest challengers to find out how they compare to Apple’s flagship. Let’s first take a look at the iPhone 6 itself, which certainly has a lot going for it and is a fantastic smartphone to own.
The iPhone 6 has a 4.7in display, which Apple describes as Retina HD. It’s 1334×750 pixels, which equates to 326ppi.
The design is one of the iPhone 6’s biggest strengths. Apple is known for it’s sleek, sophisticated smartphones and the iPhone 6 is no different. It’s made with anodised aluminium available in Silver, Gold, Space Grey, and has a soft, curved design. Plus, it weighs just 129g and is 6.9mm thin.
Inside the iPhone 6 is Apple’s A8 processor, paired with an M8 co-processor and 1GB RAM. It’s a very powerful chip that beats many of its rivals in most of our benchmark tests. Find out more in our article listing the
fastest smartphones of 2014/2015.
Capacities: 16GB, 64GB, 128GB (no microSD card slot for expansion).
Connectivity: 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G
The iPhone 6’s camera is 8Mp with 1.5 micron pixels and a dual-LED flash. It has an aperture of f/2.2 and a new feature is the autofocus with Focus Pixels. Video capabilities include 240fps slo-mo. We love the camera in the iPhone 6 – it’s fantastic.
Additional features include the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, as well as the NFC chip that allows the use of Apple Pay (expected to launch in the UK in 2015). Note, though that NFC in the iPhone 6 is limited to Apple Pay for now.
The iPhone 6 runs Apple’s iOS 8. Find out more in our
iOS 8 review.
16GB – £539, 64GB – £619, 128GB – £699
Find out whether the 5.5in
iPhone 6 Plus is a better choice for you.