Tags Posts tagged with "Smartphone"

Smartphone

1

Apple’s recently released flagship smartphones – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ – are making millions of Apple fans (and even non-fans) swoon worldwide. Both iPhone models are high-end products meant to lure customers away from the other popular smartphones in the market, like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8.

From the positive reception the new iPhones have received, we think Apple appears to have struck gold this time – and perhaps for a good reason. The new iPhones are, from our perspective, among the best products that Apple has come up with in a while. Coupled with the release of the Apple Watch, it’s wearable gadget, they may cement the company’s place as a leading tech manufacturer for a long time to come.

If you are planning to buy the iPhone 6, you will have to choose between the standard iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 +. While both phones have a similar design and give you the same processing power, there are some significant differences between the two. The iPhone 6+ is bigger than the iPhone 6, for example, and it appears to have a better camera. But is bigger always better? We bring you the key differentiators that’ll help you decide whether you should buy the iPhone 6 Or iPhone 6+?

The Design

iPhone-6-8

Like we mentioned before, both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ have been designed in a similar fashion. We think the newest iPhones look more like the iPad than the previous versions of the iPhone. They have sleek, aluminum bodies with rounded edges that you find on the iPad. They are also thin and very light. Both models are available in gold, silver and space grey.

The biggest difference between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ in terms of design is the size. The iPhone 6 has a width of 2.64 inches and a length of 4.87 inches, while the iPhone 6+ is significantly bigger at 3.06 inches and 6.22 inches. The iPhone 6 is marginally thinner at 6.9mm than the iPhone 6 plus at 7.1mm. The iPhone 6 is lighter at 129g compared to the iPhone 6 + at 172g.

Both phones appear sleek and aesthetically pleasing. We think people with big hands will especially love the bigger iPhone 6 +.

The Screen

Apple_iPhone_6-4

The screen is markedly different in both devices. The iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inch screen with Apple’s Retina HD technology. It has a resolution of 1334 x 750 at 326 ppi. The iPhone 6+, on the other hand, has a much bigger screen measuring 5.5 inches. This screen is comparable to the one found in Samsung’s high end models. The screen has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 401 ppi.

The iPhone 6+ wins out over the iPhone 6 when it comes to screen size. We think a bigger screen makes the iPhone 6+ much easier to use.

The Processing Power

image-Apple-A8

Both phones have identical processing power. You would think that iPhone 6 + should have more processing power, considering the bigger display, but that’s not the case. However, that doesn’t impact its performance in the slightest.

Both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6+ run on Apple’s newA8 chip with 64 bit architecture and they have Apple’s latest M8 motion processor.Compared to the iPhone 5, the newer models have 20% more processing power and a GPU that works 50% more efficiently.

The processor on both devices may only be dual core, but the iPhones are actually doing better than models with quad core and even octa core processors on performance tests.

The Storage

Again, nothing differentiates the two phones when it comes to storage capacity. Both models are available with 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB of inbuilt storage.

Apple fans may be disappointed to know that neither phone offers SD card support.

The Camera

iPhone-6-5

When it comes to the camera, the iPhone 6+ trumps the iPhone 6 – but not by much. The camera on the iPhone 6+ has optical image stabilization (OIS) technology, while the camera on the iPhone 6 doesn’t. This enables the iPhone 6+ to take better pictures (or videos) in low light settings, but the difference isn’t big enough to be a deal breaker, according to us.

Both the iPhone 6+and the iPhone 6 have an 8MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture with features like True Tone flash and Panorama.

Battery Life

The battery life on the iPhone 6 is shorter than on the iPhone 6+. The iPhone 6 has a (official) talk time of 14 hours on 3G, a standby time of 250 hours, up to 11 hours of internet use, video playback of 11 hours and audio playback of 50 hours. The iPhone 6 +, on the other hand, gives you 24 hours on 3G calling, 384 hours of standby time, internet use of up to 12 hours, video playback of 14 hours and audio playback of 80 hours.

Apple’s newest phones are by no means at the top when it comes to battery life. If you are a power user, you will want the iPhone 6+ over the iPhone 6.

The Apps

Both models are running Apple’s latest – iOS 8. The iPhone 6 has a standard screen, so apps don’t have to be scaled up for it. The iPhone 6+ is larger, so some apps appear somewhat strange on it. However, this problem will be fixed pretty soon as developers adjust future content for the bigger screen.

The Verdict

The iPhone 6 is priced at $199 with a two year contract, while the iPhone 6+ is priced a $100 higher at $299 (in the US). Is it worth spending an additional $100 to get the iPhone 6+?

We think it might not be a bad idea. The iPhone 6+ may not be faster than the iPhone 6, but it does have a bigger screen and a slightly better camera. The clincher for us, however, is the much improved battery life the iPhone 6+ offers. It’s worth paying the extra money for the battery alone.

If battery life isn’t your primary concern and you don’t particularly have large hands, we’d say go for the iPhone 6. The larger sibling is also tough to maneuver with one hand despite Reachability – Apple’s dedicated one-handed usage mode.

While the jury is still out on how these two siblings would fare in times to come. We hope this review makes you buying decision easier. Leave us your take on which is a better bet of the two. We’d love to hear from you.

0

Apple has been known to launch its products with much fanfare and there is no reason for things to be any different this time around, when the most awaited phone of 2014 is to be unveiled on 9th of September – iPhone 6. Even though Apple users have got a peep into what to expect from the new iPhone, there is always room for surprises in terms of features that makes every iPhone fan’s imagination run amok. And, rightly so, because iPhones starting from its first generation, has played a vital role in changing the dynamics and the evolution of the smartphones we know today.

The infographic below, discusses the features and fans wishlist of Apple iPhone 6. Some of these features are much needed considering active competition from other major players. The top 3 features wanted by the fans in the iPhone 6 is a longer battery life, water resistance and a crack resistant screen. Removable battery, larger screen size, wireless charging capabilities, built-in health applications, mobile wallet and better synchronization with wearable gadgets also features in the popular demand.

It remains to be seen how many of these features are actually integrated in the Apple iPhone 6, but with its launch date inching closer, the excitement in Apple Stores and among iPhone loyalists is increasing rapidly. Even though the market is filled with numerous competitors, Apple has been able to hold its premium position firmly. This is mainly because of the company’s legacy of not disappointing its users, which is so far generously rewarded by the users with their loyalty. The launch of iPhone 6 is expected to make Apple’s portfolio stronger, as with a larger screen, better battery life and a bevy of futuristic features, even the nearest competitors are expected to face the music of one-sided competition, at least for the time being.

eBay

4
Samsung Galaxy Android smartphone

The pool of smartphones available today is overwhelming. Not only do you need to decide on the type of smartphone — such as iPhone, Android and BlackBerry — but also the model.

iPhone4Samsung Galaxy Android smartphone Blackberry Bold smartphone

If you’re not sure which type you want, think about how you will use the phone. Will you read email, ebooks and documents? Write? Edit documents? Use social networks? Browse the Internet? Take pictures? Play games? The list goes on.

16

HDPC Smartphone and UMPC HybridHDPC stands for Hybrid Portable Dual Computer.  The device originates from the consumer’s need for a portable device that is able to perform complex functions. When someone needs a light weight and small device that is able to perform like a desktop computer, a Smartphone could be a very attractive option.

The problem with many Smartphones is that they use a proprietary operating system. In other words, the OS that is used is different from the normal Windows OS that most computer users are familiar with. This means that applications for the Smartphone are limited, and it is rare for developers to venture into developing applications solely for the Smartphone OS, which causes consumer to consider other options.

Laptops and netbooks work like the personal desktop, but they can still be considered bulky when compared to a gadget the size of a phone. The UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC) comes very close to meeting the needs of many consumers, but it does not include phone functions.

Fortunately, Korean company MIU managed to find a way to integrate phone functions into the UMPC. They call this the HDPC, which is actually a hybrid of the Smartphone and the UMPC. The HDPC runs on the Windows operating system. This means that the consumer is able to use the HDPC to launch any applications developed for the Windows OS. In addition, the owner of the HDPC can also use it as a normal phone.

It is not uncommon to see Chinese companies bundling several key features together in one device. On top of computer and phone functions, the HDPC also has a digital TV receiver built into it. Two cameras are built into the device as well – one is for video chat (VGA) and the other is for taking photographs (3 megapixels). Obviously, the goal is to have as many functions as possible, packed into a single device to ensure consumers do not have to bring multiple devices along while on the move.

Although the HDPC device may appear rather bulky at first glance, many consumers actually welcome the multiple functions offered by the HDPC. One can use it to play music, play videos, work on Microsoft Word documents, and even watch TV. These functions have never been realized in a single device. The HDPC is a sleek looking device. One may easily mistake the HDPC for an ordinary Smartphone but on closer examination, the top half of the device can actually be flipped open to reveal a Qwerty keyboard underneath.

Enthusiasts will eventually have to weigh several factors before making a purchase. These factors include the above mentioned features, the weight, and the price. Obviously, the features and weight (at less than 400g) are looking good. So that leaves the price. It has been stated on various news sources that if the price is around the $500 range, this can be one of the most tempting gadget to acquire.

SOCIAL

243FansLike
132Subscribers+1
64FollowersFollow

WEB APPS