Anonymous, 29 Oct 2014Its useful because the higher the photo resolution, (more mp) the better it will look on a big... moreThat's the theory. In practice what you will realize is that those pixels are so tiny are tightly crammed into that sensor that noise and light blur between adjacent pixels pretty much drop PQ to such a level that even the manufacturers of those sensors have to resort to software attempts to recreate a virtual 8MP sensor.
Is 8MP any magic number, the forever "top-of-the-top" for phone photography? Not really.
Yet those are the facts.
Anonymous, 19 Nov 2014The sad thing is is that up until this point android has been nothing but superior to apple in... more"On paper" the S2 camera doesn't perform anywhere near the iPhone 5 (it's not even a BSI sensor!) and in reality things don't get any better. -- MP count tells very little to the story, just look at the sample pictures available pretty much everywhere.
And the fingerprint reader is not a first of Apple, it was Motorola who first introduced it. The fact you don't know about it pretty much speaks of its success.
The sad thing is is that up until this point android has been nothing but superior to apple in every way. Apple fanboys argue about the "amazing camera" on the iPhone 5, when the reality is the Samsung galaxy s2 has a nearly identical camera on paper, and not that much different in real life. And do note that the s2 is about a year and a half older than the iPhone 5. In other words, nearly every new feature that apple rolls out, there is an equvalent feauture that has been featured on android for a while. Another example is the finger print scanner first released on the iPhone. I will admit, the iPhone is the first phone to my knowledge to feature this, but android has had face unlock for quite sometime now, and at the end of the day the two do the same thing. Also note that HP and IBM business laptops have had fingerprint scanners for quite sometime, and they argueably are more secure and reliable than apples. Another example is apples "retina displays". Well the reality is, android phones usually feature higher resolution and higher PPI screens than apples, regardless of how apple markets theirs. For example, the oppo find 7 has a 2k screen, and yet is the same size as the iPhone 6 plus. As well, the 3 main android flagships, the gs5, lg g3 and the HTC one m8 all have better screens than the iPhone. So the real question is, what is the world doing with an iPhone in their pocket when they could have top notch hardware running hugely customizable and significantly more advanced software for a fraction on the price instead?
AnonD-225212, 28 Oct 2014I have only used android deveces so far. But why count cameras with more than 8 MP and 1080p?... moreIts useful because the higher the photo resolution, (more mp) the better it will look on a bigger screen such as tv screens. They talk about the 8mp camera because since the Iphone is about 200$ more expensive than other flagships they expect a higher resolution
I have only used android deveces so far.
But why count cameras with more than 8 MP and 1080p?
It's very hard for me to understand.
Just because they can?
I have my andorid oneplus one set to film 720p.
There is no point to film more than 1080p.
Pictures more than 8 MP usefull for what?
Smart nokias make very good 8 or 5 out of 41 MP. What's the point to have not so good 13 or 16 MP?
So camera comment on iphone topic are pointless!!
Why the he'll there is no 32GB version available for iPhone 6 & 6+. And how much more it would have cost to integrate OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation) in iphone 6..? Such a shame for a big brand name Apple.
The phone is too big for me. I have had 4,7" phone and noticed I more like 4" phones. I hope this big phone trend will go away.
Anxiously waiting when Ios users understand what Android is all about.
1st. Android is a pure multitasking OS, whereas Ios pauses the app when put in background.
2nd.Due so this, it requires huge ram and cpu.
3rd. It has more features than Ios.
4th. Stop thinking Android is only in Samsung, check pure Nexus phone and compare it with your Iphone.
5th. Check this video and comment section to understand the difference
lets go, 05 Oct 2014I really can't remember that far back, all I get from 2012 is the London Olympics sorry.
Yo... more"Benchmarks in themselves do NOT add features, the iPhone has NO Sapphire as "promised" it has lost Gorilla glass protection and now is just shatterproof glass"
It was never promised. It was only rumored, and all flagship phones use Gorilla Glass, not Sapphire. No points taken there.
"iPhone 6 is NOT water or Dust proof (IP67 certified - dust and water resistant)"
Again, most flagships are not. No points taken here either.
"Apple pay is a gimmick, and NOT a phone related feature so 2 years"
Apple pay is the most secure mobile payment method there is, specially with its Touch ID integration.
If anything like this were a gimmick, Google Wallet would be one.
"if you ALREADY have cash or credit / debit card or cheque I am sure that ALL establishments that accept Apple pay will accept one or all of the other payment methods from you a friend who has this.
Having Apple pay in an establishment that does NOT accept Apple pay is......
As Apple pay is NOT new technology in essence all those people who in 2012 were contracted to the iPhone5 have NOT upgraded but signed up for a larger display iPhone 5."
True, but it adds simplicity to something we do every day, buy stuff. It is easier, faster, and more secure to just tap my iPhone with my fingerprint to make a payment rather than taking out my wallet>>card/cash>> wait for the cashier to stop polishing her nails (it is a walgreens, remember) and take accept the payment, give me change/receipt, etc etc...
i do understand your point, but give it time. It might be something
RedZobe, 15 Oct 2014The amount of Apple boys in the comments is unbelievable.
The iPhone 6 is NOT the best phon... moreWell, possibly not.
The 'best' phone on the market comes down to opinion and preference, more than anything else.
Anonymous, 30 Sep 2014Lol. The software is glitch but it's ok. But when it comes to comparing it to android the soft... moreI do not like Samsung! It is always crashing... Samsung is nothing compared to iPhone...
The amount of Apple boys in the comments is unbelievable.
The iPhone 6 is NOT the best phone on the market.
Great well-rounded device Apple.
Job well done.
just a curved edge iphone 5, same spec nothing ground breaking same as Galaxy SII
1gb ram huh?
Heres your iphone performance...
Lag,frame loss, lag...
Suspenders, 07 Oct 2014I don't understand a lot of comments on tech specs, ram, etc.
What about real world use? ... moreMeanwhile back here in reality even the S3 runs very well even after prolonged use.
And if you want to talk about real world use ios 7 and 8 have brought endless crashes, bugs, freezes, weight, and lags.
All phones will have some lag. But ios is what is leading in crashes and lags. And even back in older slightly lighter variants of ios they still largely had the world lead in app crashes.
And just because you yourself claim or most online haters here claim they don't use all their features does not each features doesn't appeal to groups of people. Most people in general will use some set of the available features.
And even if not...which they do...but if not...it still does not justify all the work and optimizing it takes to make them and get them working...
While apple just restricts the phone, limits the features, can't even pay someone to fix their bugs and then charges you more for less and claims it is so superior.
I don't understand a lot of comments on tech specs, ram, etc.
What about real world use? What's the use of a brand new Galaxy S5 if after a few months and being filled up with some data, it lags?
What's the use of higher specs on a flagship android if apps aren't even built to take advantage of it?
What if something goes wrong with your phone? Do you realize how EASY it is to go into Apple and have it repaired or them give you a new one? Ever try that with the other providers? I don't know about you, but there aren't a ton of Samsung, LG & Sony stores around...
And then features. Back in 2007, I had a Nokia N95 which I loved. It could do SO many things that other phones couldn't even dream of. But guess what? I took advantage of almost NONE of those "extra features" that the phone could afford me.
For most people who are busy, a reliable phone that works well and meets real world needs on a regular basis, is important. And that makes it a premium phone, worthy of a premium price.
Former Android User.