The iPhone 6 got announced today. Finally, Apple fans know what exactly to expect. As I went through the features of the device, it occured to me that Apple really has fallen behind Android OS in almost everyway and is now trying to catch up (and trailing behind badly). Since I am currently using the Windows Phone Lumia 930 flagship, I couldn’t help but compare the iPhone 6 with that too. Not surprisingly, the iPhone trailed behind significantly too.
Here is a comparison table I drew up:
|Apple iPhone 6||Nokia Lumia 930|
|Dimensions||138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm||137 x 71 x 9.8 mm|
|Display||4.7 inches at 750 x 1334 pixels (326 PPI pixel density). Shatter proof glass. Oleophobic coating. Curved around the edges. Fingerprint sensor.||5.0 inches at 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 PPI pixel density). Super sensitive touch (can be operated with keys, pen, stylus, gloved fingers, etc). Corning Gorilla Glass 3. ClearBlack display. Curved around the edges|
|Main Camera||8 MP, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, autofocus, image stabilization, panorama||20 megapixels, PureView, Carl Zeiss optics, dual-LED flash, 2x Lossless digital zoom, optical image stabilization, auto/manual focus, panorama|
|Front-facing Camera||1.2 MP, 720p, burst, HDR||1.2 MP, 720p|
|Storage||16/64/128 GB internal storage. No MicroSD slot||32 GB internal storage. No MicroSD slot|
|File Sharing||Social. Limited USB. Limited Bluetooth.||Social. Full USB. Full Bluetooth.|
|Battery||1810 mAh||2420 mAh|
The Lumia 930 has the better display, the better and more comprehensive camera, and wider file transfer/sharing options. iPhone 6 doesn’t bring much to the table. Against Windows Phone’s flagship, it loses out. I shall follow up with a face-off against the HTC One M8, but I am sure that you can tell already how the story will go.
However, no matter how badly comparisons against the competition goes, the iPhone 6 will sell. Apple has its cult-like following to thank for that.
PS: Am I the only one who thinks that Apple copied some design lines from the rear and sides of the Lumia 925?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.