Monday, September 29, 2014

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Impressions from an Android fanboy's perspective!

Apple announced the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on the 10th of September and almost 20 days later, here are the impressions from an Android fanboy's perspective.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The best iPhones we’ve ever made.

The iPhone 6 has a 4.7" display and the iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5" display. Both feature a new "Retina HD" display. iPhone 6 has a resolution of 1334 by 750 with 326 pixels per inch. The 6 Plus has a 1080p display. 1080p in late 2014? This is a low. Even for Apple.

As always, Apple tries to trick it's 'dumb' users by emphasizing on useless numbers. For eg: "The iPhone 6 Plus has 2 Million pixels on it's display." If a normal person reads this, they think that it is the highest ever on any device. What they don't know is that 1080p phones are available since 2 years. 

iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch display. iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch display.

The A8 chip has up to 25% faster processing power and up to 50% faster graphics than the A7.

Many Apple fans deny this but there is a general allegation that Apple re-introduces already established technology and the users think that it is an Apple innovation. The biggest examples are a 4.7" screen and 1080p resolution, which are both pretty normal since 2 years.

Okay, pretty much all of the new features are already in some phones so I'll just list all of them and which phones had them before.

"New" technology in iPhone 6   :   Phone which already had it

Wifi 802.11AC : Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One M7 and pretty much all flagships of 2013/4
Barometer : Samsung Galaxy Nexus(2012), Samsung Galaxy S3, S4 and S5
Optical Image Stabilization  :  LG Nexus 5, LG G2, G3, HTC One M7.

iPhone 6 now supports Voice over LTE.

I think that the new back looks ugly. And this is not because I am an Apple hater, I liked the back of the iPhone 5/5S.


The iPhone 6 has a 8 MP rear shooter with f/2.2 aperture, 1.5 micrometer pixels and OIS. What Apple users don't know is that the HTC One M7 has a 4 MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture, 2 micrometer pixels and OIS. 


Apple users tell about how everyday app opening speeds are much faster in iPhones than Android phones. Here is a video by +Chris Nacca comparing the iPhone 6 with the Nexus 5.
Before watching the video, note that the Nexus 5 is a year old with ART disabled (ART increases app opening times drastically) and the processor has more than twice the number of pixels to process as compared to the iPhone and STILL, the Nexus 5 is at par with the iPhone 6 and even faster in some cases.

Pricing and availability: 

iPhone 6 starts at $199 with a two-year contract.

iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299 with a two-year contract.

Introducing a 128 GB iPhone is pretty much the only good thing the Apple has done but not to mention, it's stupidly expensive. The prices above are for a 2 year contract. Yup...

"OMG Apple made a new technology called NFC. This is so cool, you just have to tap to pay." Don't worry Apple users, you won't be able to transfer files by using a feature similar to "Android Beam" as the iPhone's NFC chip will only work with Apple Pay devices.

This is not a shocker to me because you can't even transfer files via bluetooth on iPhones, transferring files via NFC should be beyond Apple's imagination. Btw, Android Beam only uses NFC to authenticate the devices and Bluetooth to transfer the files.

The payment system is called "Apple Pay". Shouldn't it be "Pay Apple"?

Super buggy iOS 8.0.1 update:

Soon after the iPhone 6 launch, Apple released 8.0.1 that broke TouchID on all phones and also, network was unavailable.When you pay SO much money for a device, you expect at least not to receive a buggy software update. After 2-3 days of the 8.0.1 update, Apple released iOS 8.0.2 resolving the bugs caused by 8.0.1 but still, this is unacceptable...


Most of you would've probably heard about the bendgate. If you haven't, I'll explain it to you. On 23rd September, Lew from +Unbox Therapy uploaded a video showing how the iPhone 6 Plus "bends" when pressure is applied at specific points on the back. Not only this, even the display comes out of the 'unibody' of the 6 Plus. This video went viral and as of writing of this article, has 45 million views in 5 days!

After the launch of this video, many Apple fans claimed that the video was edited and Lew swapped devices in between shots. To entertain this nonsense appeal, Lew went out in the open and did the bend test in the open without editing in front of an audience of 4-5 people.

Samsung and LG were quick to mock Apple for this controversial structure of the 6 Plus.

An Apple event is never complete without irony, is it? Gather around kids, it's time to see how Apple changes it's statements ONCE AGAIN! 

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