Even an old Galaxy Note II is better. Tried the iPhone 6+ but browser scrolling is laggy in comparison and tabs frequently reload due to low 1GB DRAM. Not a fan of the design either with the lines on the back, protruding camera ring and unnecessarily big bezels.
AnonD-308578, 01 Oct 2014Honestly, the 6 plus probably has the best mobile phone camera. Just look at those low-light p... moreReally good camera, it's not exactly too "low light" though, try one of the better Nokias in the same light and you get a similar level of detail. Maybe it's because Apple stole one of the Nokia's camera guys recently? Anyway, still no Xenon so you can't say it's the "best" but for non-demanding users and 8 megapixels it's as good as it gets.
1gb RAM? SERIOUSLY? You may said different about the dualcore processor, but RAM is something else and totally important. And with the bending phone that even kids able to do that (at apple store), No thanks.
AJK, 30 Sep 2014Switching from note2 to 5s was not problematic to me, as many people were assuming it to be bu... moreI switched from a galaxy S5 to an iphone 5S cause of the size. The iphone blends into your life where the galaxy stands out due to its sheer size.
I agree with most of the review, it's not a revolutionary device, but have couple thougts about it.
No infrared port, no FM Radio as a disadvantages - yeah, I see typical iPhone 6 Plus user missing those two. Who needs AirDrop or music streaming services (like, lets say, iTunes Radio).
Same goes with non replacable battery. It's 2014. I bet you all see millions carrying spare one for their phones every day. Seriously people - how many of you have 2 batteries? 1-2% of users? Just charge it everyday, buy case with extension battery or simply use dumbphone.
One of (if not THE) best camera in the market according to most of the reviews, but went into cons, because Apple don't play the megapixel game.
Protruding camera is a flop, but before September it wasn't such a big problem. Look at, for example, Samsung Alpha. Even at GSM Arena review it did't went into disadvantages.
Anonymous, 01 Oct 2014I been saying this before many many times..... The PoweraVR GX6450 GPU easily kick out Adre... moreThey don't always win. And throwing in a stronger gpu is not some mastery of efficiency.
Love the gsmarena comment below....
"...PowerVR GX66450 GPU is a real beast, handling heavy graphics with ease..."
I been saying this before many many times.....
The PoweraVR GX6450 GPU easily kick out Adre330 in Z3z/alpha/Note3
APPLE use efficient/highly optimize way manage the gpu resources and thats what they always win the GFX graphic benchmark....
Z3c/alpha phone can throw into rubbish bin.
Honestly, the 6 plus probably has the best mobile phone camera. Just look at those low-light pictures! Incredible!
Point-and-shoot cameras are dead.
Anonymous, 30 Sep 2014According to the benchmarks, it is Android that has outdated hardware specs.Just because they used a strong gpu does not make up for everything else.
Why are these Android fans always posting comment here at Apple article yet Apple fans dont comment on Android articles. One thing is for sure, these people are insecure seeing the launch of iPhone is highly celebrated and anticipated yet Samsung Galaxy Note announcement is so lame like nobody cares..
AnonD-142922, 30 Sep 2014dont put it in pants pockets :D risking of bending :D u have to hold it in both hands all th... moreNo matter what you say, its still an iPhone from Apple with all the prestige and badge.
Switching from note2 to 5s was not problematic to me, as many people were assuming it to be but, rather it was pleasant, easy one hand use from browsing to text msgs. It seems many Apple fans were eagerly waiting for an Apple phablet coz they never experienced it for long rather used briefly of some friend. I think once Apple people will use phablets they will know it's not easy, u will have to sacrifice too much.
Everybody has diff opinions, iPhone 6 for me.. :)
Anonymous, 30 Sep 2014"The protruding camera is not up to Apple's perfectionism, but practically a non-issue if... moreBecuase every phone should be covered with a case - unless of course you don't really care about the condition of your phone and the potential to onsell or for it to just look nice..?
AnonD-312097, 30 Sep 2014Why on earth would CRApple think Android users would defect over to use this outdated spec'd i... moreAccording to the benchmarks, it is Android that has outdated hardware specs.
Congrate to apple user for real battery life , real size screen .
It only looks like an ugly extension of a galaxy note 1 in truth untill you turn to the back where they have done, over the top bling, even if you liked it who keeps looking at the back, but no in essence its a stretched g note1 with a round home button, I went in with a white g n1 and the white 6plus even the store assistant said he though it looked identical specialy when the screen is off.
As for the price being the only barrier, thats hardly true is it, the note 3 is not inferior to this phone, and if when you review the note 4 range, if they live up to thier promise its not even a competion, and sales don't even come into the frame nowadays as an indication of the best phone, there are enough youtube videos showing that, if you dressed a trout up in an apple logo the same people would still buy it if they were told by apple it was the latest superior ugrade to they're current iphone (iwatch video was hilarious.)
AnonD-175158, 30 Sep 2014The best phone! I had it since day 1 and it's amazing!dont put it in pants pockets :D risking of bending :D u have to hold it in both hands all the time muhahahahaa :DDD
lariser, 30 Sep 2014You forgot to include OnePlus One in the rivals' section or you may thought that limited avail... morethey forgot to mention many of the flagship devices...why.... good question...
and this up-scaling thingy is also funny