The iPhone 6 is here, and it’s bigger, thinner, and more powerful than ever before. It also has more competition than ever before. It’s surrounded by many highly desirable Android smartphones, one of which is the HTC One M8. HTC’s phone is incredibly attractive, due to the curvy metal body, and highly capable thanks to Android 4.4. Choosing between them isn’t easy, but the best starting point is to examine the numbers. We look into the specs of each to find out which one will come out on top in our Spec Showdown.Related: Our review of the iPhone 6, plus and our HTC One M8 review Apple iPhone 6HTC One (M8)Size5.44 x 2.64 x .27 inches5.77 x 2.78 x 0.38 (in)Weight4.55 ounces2.12 ouncesScreen4.7-inch5.0-inch Super LCD3Resolution1334 x 750 pixels1080×1920 pixelsOSiOS 8Android 4.4 with HTC Sense UIStorage16, 64, 128 GB16/32GBSD Card SlotNoYesProcessorApple 64-bit, A8 chipQuad-core Snapdragon 801RAM1GB2GBConnectivity4G LTE, 802.11ac, Wi-Fi 4G LTE, … [Read more...] about iPhone 6 vs. HTC One M8: Spec Showdown
Iphone 6 vs lg g3
If you’re an Android user who’s just not into Samsung’s smartphones, LG’s G3 and HTC’s One M8 are probably your top two alternatives when it comes to choosing a high-end smartphone. HTC’s flagship has all the good looks and the premium metal casing, but the LG G3’s almost bezel-free design and larger screen size make it very attractive, as well.So which one should you choose? Both are similar in terms of processing power, but each one offers a unique experience. Let’s break it down step by step, so that you know you’re making the right choice.Related: Read our LG G3 and HTC One M8 reviews.Processing powerIn 3DMark’s Ice Storm Unlimited test, the G3 scored 17,457, while the HTC One M8 got an impressive 20,600. However, in real life use, both phones performed equally well while searching the Web, streaming YouTube videos, and looking through posts on Facebook. In our minds, the G3 and One M8 are tied on this one. … [Read more...] about LG G3 vs. HTC One M8: Which Android flag should iPhone haters fly?
After a rumored-filled year, the iPhone 6 is finally here. As expected, Apple will offer two different models of the next iPhone, including the smaller iPhone 6, which has a 4.7-inch screen and the larger iPhone 6 Plus, a 5.5-inch phablet. Both phones are now available for preorder as of September 12, with an expected shipping date of September 19.Now that we know what kind of specs the iPhone 6 has onboard, we want to find out how the new iPhone stacks up against other highly touted devices of 2014. We’ve pitted it against one of Android’s premium devices, the LG G3. Does the iPhone 6 match up? See for yourself. iPhone 6LG G3Size5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 (in)5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 (in)Weight4.55oz5.26ozScreen4.7-inch5.5-inch Quad HD IPSResolution1334 x 750 pixel2560×1440 pixelOSiOS 8Android 4.4.2 KitKatStorage16 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB16GB or 32GBSD Card SlotNoYes, microSD slot (up to 128GB)ProcessorApple 64-bit, A8 chipQualcomm Snapdragon 801RAM1 GB2GB or 3GB … [Read more...] about iPhone 6 vs. LG G3: Can the G3 dethrone the new iPhone?
Apple’s new iPhone was arguably the most anticipated device launch of 2014. After a rumored-filled year, the iPhone 6 is here. As expected, the iPhone is to be released in two different models. The baseline iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen and the larger iPhone 6 Plus, is a 5.5 inch phablet. The devices are available for preorder on September 12, and ship on September 19.Aside from all that hype, we want to know how the iPhone 6 stacks up against other popular devices from 2014. We’ve pitted it against one of the most intriguing phones of 2014: the Fire Phone from Amazon. How does the new iPhone compare? See for yourself. Related: Fire Phone review Apple iPhone 6Amazon Fire PhoneSize5.44 x 2.64 x .27 inches5.5 x 2.6 x 0.35 inchesWeight4.55 ounces5.6 ouncesScreen4.7-inch4.7-inch HD LCDResolution1334 x 750 pixels1280 x 720 pixelsOSiOS 8Fire OS 3.5Storage16, 64, 128GB32/64GB internalSD Card SlotNoNoNFC supportYesYesProcessorApple 64-bit, A8 chipQuad-core … [Read more...] about iPhone 6 vs. Fire Phone: Amazon’s first phone takes on the new iPhone
The LG G4 is here, and it’s a little later to hit the streets than its prime Android competitors such as the HTC One M9 and the Samsung Galaxy S6. However, it’s coming up to six months behind the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, with which it shares its 5.5-inch screen size. We like the iPhone 6 Plus, and have had the chance to spend some time with the LG G4, so how do the two stack up against each other in a series of early tests? Let’s find out. It’s all in the palm of your handApple’s iPhone 6 Plus is a big phone, and although the G3 looks quite compact in the pictures, it’s actually very close in size and weight. However, there is a considerable difference in the way the two phones feel in your hands. The G4 isn’t curved like the G Flex 2, but it does have a very slight bend to it. It’s barely noticeable, but it’s enough to shape the phone to your palm. The G3 was a comfy phone to hold, but the G4 takes it a step further with its slight … [Read more...] about LG G4 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: Our in-depth comparison
While companies like Samsung and Motorola fight for headlines in the Android war, LG quietly put together one of our favorite smartphones with the LG G2. Now, the company has unveiled the updated version of the device and appears to have every intention of knocking down the doors to the court of Android royalty. We decided to put the LG G3 alongside the LG G2 to see how the newest offering from LG stacks up against the company’s previous flagship phone. LG G3LG G2Size146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 (mm)138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 (mm)Weight149g143gScreen5.5-inch LCD5.2-inch LCDResolution2560×1440 pixels1920×1080 pixelsOSAndroid 4.4.2 with LG UIAndroid 4.2.2 with LG UIStorage32GB32GBSD Card SlotYesNoProcessorQuad-core Snapdragon 801Quad-core Snapdragon 800 RAM3GB2GBConnectivityWi-Fi, 4G LTE, HSPA+, NFCWi-Fi, 4G LTE, HSPA+, NFCCameraFront 2.1MP, Rear 13MPFront 2.1MP, Rear 13MPBluetoothYes, version 4.0Yes, version 4.0Battery3000mAh3000mAhBatt. … [Read more...] about LG G3 vs. LG G2: How does LG’s hot new phone compare to last year?
The battle between Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy has been raging for years, but the latest two flagship handsets put the companies more neck-and-neck than ever in 2014. Apple finally got the memo that consumers like bigger, 4.7-inch form factors, while Samsung took inspiration from the iPhone 5s to create the S5's fingerprint reader. The iPhone 6 and Galaxy S5 are the most powerful and best-looking phones from their respective makers, but how do they stack up head to head? We put the two popular handsets through a 10-round gauntlet to find out. DesignDo you like sexy or sporty? The iPhone 6 is Apple's slimmest, sleekest smartphone yet, with curved edges that make the handset's transition into the 4.7-inch arena a graceful one. The phone's aluminum back panel has a smooth, premium-feeling finish, which comes in Apple's usual trio of Silver, Space Gray and Gold color choices. MORE: iPhone 6 Review and Samsung Galaxy S5 Review The Galaxy S5's … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung's Galaxy Note phones have a well-deserved reputation for delivering long endurance. The new Galaxy Note 4 looks to keep that streak going, packing a high-capacity 3,200-mAh battery. While good, it’s runtime isn’t best in class. On our battery test, which involves continuous surfing over 4G at 150 nits brightness with background data and other radios turned off, the Note 4 lasted 8 hours and 43 minutesWhile the new phablet's staying power is long enough to provide all-day power for most normal users, it's behind several competitors, including the Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6 Plus. Apple's new 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus lasted exactly 10 hours on our test while riding on AT&T 4G LTE, the same network as the Note 4 we tested. The AT&T version of the Galaxy S5 endured for 9 hours and 42 minutes, about an hour longer than its big brother. The AT&T HTC One M8 lasted 8:42, nearly identical to the Note 4. MORE: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review Though there are some … [Read more...] about Galaxy Note 4 Battery Life vs iPhone 6 Plus and Others
We saw how the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus compared to the Samsung Galaxy S5 in terms of performance, but how well do Apple's new smartphones stack up to the competition when it comes to battery life? We ran our battery test over the weekend to find out. One of the chief issues that many had with the iPhone 5s was its comparatively short battery life. Indeed, on our test, it lasted just 5 hours and 46 minutes. According to Apple, the iPhone 6 should provide up to 10 hours of Internet use on LTE, and up to 11 hours of video playback. The iPhone 6 Plus promises up to 12 hours of LTE browsing, and up to 14 hours of video playback. We used our standard battery test on the iPhones as well as the Android devices. For both platforms, we created an app that opens the native Web browser on the phone, and then visits 50 popular web sites in a loop, pausing for 60 seconds on each until the battery is drained. Before running the test, we set the display brightness to 150 nits, ensure that the … [Read more...] about iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Battery Life: How Long They Last
Credit: AppleEvery try to take a photo of a moving subject — say your daughter or nephew —with a phone camera? Ever get a clear shot? If so, you've been very lucky. We won't know until we try it, but if the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus iSight cameras work as promised, they could be some of the best pocket cameras you can buy. The reason: a technology known phase-detection autofocus, which Apple dubs focus pixels.(To learn the details of focus tech, see Why Autofocus is the New Megapixel.) Don't feel bad if you haven't heard of it. But you've probably heard of DSLRs and heard, and seen, that they focus very fast. That's thanks to phase detection autofocus. The technology has been trickling down from DSLRs to all the respectable mirrorless cameras and a smidgen of smartphones. MORE: iPhone 6 Plus ReviewPhase detection compares two views of an image to capculate autofocus | Credit: AppleBut the latter has been disappointing. We've tried phase detection on the Samsung Galaxy … [Read more...] about iPhone 6 Might Be Best Pocket Camera You Can Buy