After months of speculations, Apple finally pulled the wraps off the much anticipated iPhone 6 (4.7-inch), iPhone 6 Plus (5.5-inch) and Apple Watch in the USA.
With the launch of Apple iPhone 6 Plus, the American technology giant has officially forayed into phablet segment, which up until now was ruled by arch-rival Samsung and other Android smartphone OEM makers.
The new iPhone 6 Plus features precision unibody enclosure of anodized aluminum that conforms seamlessly with the shaped glass of the display giving a true premium feeling to the device and also packs a lot of tricks up its sleeves to challenge the Samsung's new Galaxy Note 4 and also the LG G3.
Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Galaxy Note 4 and LG G3 might interest handset owners who are due to end contract with their respective network carriers and looking for big-screen smartphones.
To get a clear perspective between these three devices, we have done a quick rundown of the key features of the devices, check it out here:
Key Specifications of Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and LG G3:
|Models||Apple iPhone 6 Plus||Samsung Galaxy Note 4||LG G3|
|Display||5.5- inch LED-backlit IPS LCD screen with Retina HD (aka full HD) with 1920x1080p resolutionPixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inch)||5.7-inch quad HD (2560x1440p) super AMOLED screenPixel Density: 515 ppi (pixels per inch)||5.5-inch Quad HD (aka 2K; 2560x1440p) IPS displayPixel density: 538 ppi (pixels per inch)|
|OS||iOS v8.0 (wider availability of the new OS version to other Apple devices from 17 September)||Android v4.4.4 KitKat with new TouchWiz UI||Android v4.4.2 KitKat|
|Processor||20-nanometer class based second generation 64-bit A8 chipset which is 25-percent faster (50-percent faster graphics too) than the A7 in iPhone 5S. It is aptly supported by second generation, M8 motion co-processor||2.7GHz Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor paired with or an Exynos 5433 octa-core processor (1.9GHz quad-core+1.3GHz quad-core), depending upon the region. With 3GB RAM||2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core CPU with Adreno 330 GPUWith 3GB RAM|
|Storage capacity||16GB/64GB/128GB (no microSD card slot)||32GB, + 64GB via microSD||Expected to ship with 16GB/32GB eMMC variants with options for expansion up to 128GB|
|Camera||Main: New 8-megapixel iSight camera with 1.5µ pixels, f/2.2 aperture, True-Tone flash, hybrid IR filter, five-element lens, sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical Image StabilizationFront: 1.2-megapixel FaceTime camera with f/2.2 aperture, auto-HDR,720p HD video recording||Main: 16.0-megapixel camera with Auto-focus and smart OIS (Optimized Image Stabilization)Front: 3.7-megapixel camera with F1.0 aperture with Wide selfie feature ( similar to panorama feature)||Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with OIS+ (Optical Image Stabilization Plus) and laser based auto-focus.Front: 2.1-megapixel front camera with enhanced selfie mode feature|
|Battery||Talk time: up to 14 hours (3G)Standby mode: close to 10 days (250 hours)||3,220 mAh with super-fast charging capability which can power the phone to 50-percent in just 30 minutes||3,000 mAh (removable)Talk time: up to 21 hoursStandby mode: close to 553 hours|
|Network||3G & 4G-LTE (with new VoLTE technology for high quality voice-calling)||3G & 4G (LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps) or 4G (LTE Cat 6 300/50Mbps) depending on the markets||3G & 4G-LTE|
|Add-ons||Finger-print sensor (much better Tough-ID security feature), Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), Wi-Fi calling (in select markets), Bluetooth v4.0, NFC(Apple Pay wireless payment system with Touch-ID) GPS/GLONASS||Enhanced S-Pen features, Finger print sensor, Download booster, 4 micro-phones, Heart-rate monitor, UV sensor, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (HT80) MIMO PCIe ), USB 2.0, IR LED, MHL 3.0||USB v2.0, Bluetooth Smart Ready (Apt-X), NFC, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), microSD card slot, Smart Keyboard, Smart Notice, Knock Code, Guest mode, Kill Switch, hairline metallic skin with finger-print smudge proof,|
|Dimensions||158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm||153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5 mm||146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm|
|Weight||172 g||176 g||149 g|