I honestly dont understand what all this fuss is about. $900 for a phone whose only notable improvement over the previous model is a larger screen!!! Here in India, it amounts to INR.54,500. i have a Lumia 720 i bought 6 months ago for INR.14,200 and i dont see a single thing lacking from the iphone IMO. i dont game much, maybe an occasssional match-3. i have all the apps i need, the carl ziess camera is comparable, the phone has never once lagged, lasts a whole day with moderate usage (even glance, data nd GPS always ON), etc etc.
talking about the app gap, its not at all relevant in india, as most apps on the iOS store are designed to cater to a US based audience, (android has more indian apps, i admit, nd there is not much u would miss out on WP too).
Bottom line is, its not the market share or benchmarks that actually matter, its your taste and need that actually determine what phone you need to get. dont blindly buy something cause everybody else is doin it.
EDIT: INR.54500 is not the official price in india. i just did a conversion from $900.
Should i go for a 6 plus? I am an indian! And a 5s user!! Should i upgrade? What will be the pricing and availabilty in India? Plz help friends! Peace.
Anonymous, 13 Sep 2014From your comment i would like to point out that apple made NONE of their own hardware, it is ... moreHey, Get the facts correct first mate... the U2 album was not pushed onto devices just the ad to download it was, which you could say NO to if you didnt want it... Also apple accessing your account.. Check the terms of Gmail accounts, they scan your "Private" email as you write them to suggest ads based on your "private" conversation....
spawn , 13 Sep 2014call it what ever you like an old Ferrari, but trust me the simplicity of Apple makes your li... moreyou can simplify android a with custom launcher,it allows you to hide apps, choose animations and even enables you to make your device feel faster. If simplicity is what you really want then you should look for an old nokia phone or get a lumia device.
call it what ever you like an old Ferrari, but trust me the simplicity of Apple makes your life better. Most of the so called innovative features on Android platforms are uncalled for and a total waste of time.
Anonymous, 13 Sep 2014please kindly explain "behind" when iphone5s the 5s, defeats the galaxy s5, which is... moreDid you hear hes accent ? and he doesn't care about benchmarks plz B , that's not valid the iphone is faster for opening youtube hahahahaha that is ridiculous , so he doesn't even compare photo's , filming , user interference , *water resistance wifi downloading with the boost from galaxy s5 , power saving mode , BATTERY , and so on ... damn i think it's clear that iphone lacks a lot of features
have a good day friend
the iphone 6 and 6+ are both comparable in size to 2013/14 flagships with screens pushing as many pixels. Before all the older iphones were tony and didnt have much hardware to power so it shouldnt come as a surprise when benchmarks.arent that good. If the note 3 were the same size as an iphone 5/5s with the same screen resolution thenimagine what its benchmark scores would be and compare it to the iphone 5s and see the difference. Optimization has little to do with its snappy performance it had a powerful processor powering substandard hardware and tech reviewers didnt care to think of this and spewed crap about optimization.
Anonymous, 13 Sep 2014Ok... I feel obliged to explain how and why android is "slower". Let's just start wi... moreFrom your comment i would like to point out that apple made NONE of their own hardware, it is all sourced from other companies, the biggest supplier?? Samsung! Yes their iOS is made by themselves and only runs on their own devices which is good but this also gives them access to your accout whenever they want. For instance all itunes account holders had the new U2 album put on their devices whether they wanted it or not, seems a big breach of privacy in my eyes as they can just access your devices whenever they want!
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2014ANDROId users need to stop lying too. You cannot run applications out of the sd card anyways. ... moreApps **DO** run from SD cards, it just so happens that in most stock ROMs you need to install a single app to enable that (Mount2SD or AppMgr III for instance).
Anonymous, 13 Sep 2014Apple was a status symbol for some ppl NOT anymore !yes it is sorry to say that majority in Asian countries like ours, the people who can afford Iphones are the rich ones with exotic cars. I had a meeting with some clients and one is a Korean business man, he is using and iphone and I don't see any Samsung in his hand, he even have a Mercedes benz so where's the Hyundai? you can't say it's not a brand status? I myself have note 3 but in the meeting I use my other phone my 5s.
Anonymous, 13 Sep 2014Like you said.. The iphone 6 is like an expensive ferrari and the galaxy s5 is like a cheap ni... moreYour comparison is really bad but nevertheless, I choose the Ferrari because it's a Ferrari. Yeah, r35 can be faster but when you see majority who are using it are tuners. They tend to tune the car fast and race people anywhere and they beat some exotic car they tend broadcast it in the world kinda childish. The image is different. I'll rather have a Ferrari who owns by rich business men than tuner cars who keep telling there fast and when a new r35 shows up. The old r35 will be history unlike the Ferrari f40 you said any car enthusiast will definitely have one piece of beautiful machine.
Anonymous, 13 Sep 2014Like you said.. The iphone 6 is like an expensive ferrari and the galaxy s5 is like a cheap ni... moreplease kindly explain "behind" when iphone5s the 5s, defeats the galaxy s5, which is 6 months newer in performance tests.... please kindly explain
these big companies are fooling us...everytime they bring a minor update on the phone and put the price extreme... we seriously need to boycott them... they r wasting country's resources, growing by our money and giving us an egg for the price of a chicken... better to go for chinese phones over apple/samsung/sony/lg...
apple iphone 6 is not good looking .. i prefer apple iphone 5s in terms of looks
Like you said.. The iphone 6 is like an expensive ferrari and the galaxy s5 is like a cheap nissan gtr. Both are fast but just to be clear, iphone is always behind in technology so if galaxy s5 is 2014 nissan gtr then iphone 6 is 1987 ferrari f40.. Having a gtr wont make u special but having an f40 will win you lots of friends and ladies. If you were given a choice between both most probably you too will go for the f40. But after using it daily, you will realise the lack of features inside it, no aircond, no leather seat just solid carbon bucket, no carpet flooring, not even a radio. In contrast to a gtr which have lots of features, touchscreen multimedia console, leather seats, aircond, and the list goes on. An f40 will always be envied but it will be such an inconvenience to the owner. Same goes to the iphone 6, it will always garner attention, but the features are way behind compared to galaxy s5.
Apple,orange,grapes etc...that's it...choose whatever you like...but don't be a frog inside the well...