Apple's biggest advantage is their greatest weakness - their closed ecosystem. Because Apple builds both their hardware and software they are in total control over their product. This advantage is clearly seen in the benchmark results, where the OS and hardware combination outscores all other phones. But, herein lies the trap Apple has stepped into. You can not advance as fast in a closed off ecosystem as an open one.
The problem with the benchmarks is that you are comparing apples with pears (pun intended). Because the processors used in the iPhone is guarded by Apple, a true comparison with its opposition is not really possible. If Android or Windows OS could be run on on the same processors found in the iPhone, claims of superiority could be made.
The Apple vs. Android argument is as idiotic as the Console vs. PC gaming argument. Games are primarily made for consoles as they are black box devices and their hardware stays unchanged through the console's lifespan. Whereas PC's are in constant development with the main component suppliers in constant war, driving innovation and increasing power. Thus, the two are not comparable.
The Apple environment is is like consoles - closed off, stagnant and controlled. This makes it easier to control the software being delivered to the device leading to high stability and ease of development.
Google's Android is open. Thus more like the PC environment. Companies are forced to compete against each other pushing the envelope and letting creativity grow. Yes, this system leads to less security and more junk on the Play Store, but it stimulates technological advancement and healthy competition. In the end the end user benefits.
I prefer a PC over consoles, therefore an Android phone. Have not yet made up my mind on my next handset, but the Z3 Compact and LG G3 are top contenders.
The iPhone 6 is just priced silly. Not even worth the look. If it made coffee in the morning and drove me to work I would have considered it at that price!
AnonD-281018, 27 Sep 2014Just imagine faces at Qualcomm and Samsung after Apple A8 chip results? And worst thing is ... morethat would make 25 hours battery rating . Mean 1 hour video 1 hour talk time and your battery die .
Man...I missed all the wonderful drama...
No surprise really, since its a Apple review.
PowerVR GX6650, 27 Sep 2014At last Ip6 PowerVR GX6450 killed both Galpha and Z3C in Gpu rendering test. What a blow ... moreWhile it beat by marginal 10% in gpu . The battery life is half . Not to mention 8 hour talk time . I think 10% gpu is acceptable more than half of battery life .
Iphone is iphone.
1 year to release this product.
Could have been a whole lot better but as usual compromises galore.
Reviewers are all dandy about another new iphone which is sooooo behind the competition it ain't funny anymore.
And whats more the bendgate saga has shown the arrogance of Apple in avoiding to address the issue.
Iphone is iphone - "More of the same" - Tim Cook ®
AnonD-271452, 27 Sep 2014Xperia z3c is a better choice but Iphone 6 kick Z3C in the ass for the
Iphone 6 is much2 faster than Z3C.
AnonD-235041, 27 Sep 2014Gpu scores are strange It seems iphone 6 plus doesnt have 1080p screen Gfx 3.0 Onscreen ... morejust look at gfxbench site,ip6 and plus onscreen tests works on ip5s resoulution, gsmarena even didnt notice ,what a review and dont critsize them or your comments will be deleted.
"The Galaxy Alpha relies on a standard USB 2.0 port for charging and wired data connectivity but uses a proprietary Lightning connector." wtf?
my comment deleted again ,because i said the truth about ip6 gpu ,gfxbench onscreen tests doesnt work on native resolution(works on ip5s resolution).gsmarena looks software-bound tests and says hadrware is powerfull,lol. and i just look at photos even z3 8mpx automode is better then ip6.
This phone should cost 400$,i mean what a waste of money, better to buy the Sony xperia z3 compact, or Samsung Galaxy alpha.... And look at the disadvantages of the phone way more better than any disadvantage than any other smartphone, Sony z3c have 2 disadvantages only.... Wake up people and way something that deserves the money u will pay
tic tac, 27 Sep 2014This is your oppinion i don't relly care i have the iPhone 6 and i love it i think this is the... moreA need to stand out from what you consider lowgrade is called snobism
Keep that in mind
AnonD-130551, 27 Sep 2014How is the iPhone 6 more "premium" than the Z3 Compact? Since when is aluminum a pre... moreThat is the power of marketing right there...
Aluminium will bendin...worst option im my opinion
Removable plastic will fall of and uncover internals to damage...
Nonremovable plastic can break but not as much as durable glass...
I preffer durable glass, if its on front I see no dissadvantage of it being on the back too...it improves the sturdiness
This is your oppinion i don't relly care i have the iPhone 6 and i love it i think this is the iPhone yet the thing i hate about android phone is too common all Chinese fake phones and zulu tablet run on android all over the world any cheep tablet or phone is on android i prefer iPhone stile feel and user friendly what i need iPhone gives me
no need more the 8 mega p for me is ok why do i need more i am not a photographer if i need more then i get a camera the battery is now ok i am really happy to spend my money on apple
How is the iPhone 6 more "premium" than the Z3 Compact? Since when is aluminum a premium material? Hint: it's not. I just threw an aluminum can in the trash. It's cheap shit. Not saying it's not a good material for a phone, but premium it is not.
goodthings, 27 Sep 2014You're missing the point. I know the engineering behind that the alternatives are much better.... moreExactly why Sony outs best devices at this moment
And I wouldnt want them to become topseller like apple or samsung...because those two dont care to listen to their customers, they out mediocre devices at best...they know their marketing will do the job...
Sony is really trying and improving on all that the users complain...
And in the long run they will be rewarded for it I hope...
Z3 is about as perfect allaround performing phone as it can get at this moment...
Apple still lacks, samsung still lags...
And they dont care to improve on that...as long as there are fanboys ready to cash out...