Sunday, December 06, 2015

iPhone 6 - Part 1

tl;dr I sent it back.

After my OnePlus One experience, I was ready to look at an iPhone. There were 3 major drivers; stability, size and battery life. The OnePlus One was FLAKY and the 2013 Moto X has suffered through Lollipop 5.0 and 5.1. And Motorola has promised NOT to put Marshmallow on it. I expected (and found) that iOS was very stable. The OnePlus One was also BIG. The iPhone 6 was enough bigger than the Moto X but not so big as the OnePlus One. I had expected better battery life from the OnePlus One but didn't experience that.

So I jumped and ordered a 64GB iPhone 6 from gazelle. Their selection was good as was their price and given that I was trying an iPhone I wanted a generous return policy.

The iPhone 6 is the perfect size for me. And it's so thin.


Motorola Moto XApple iPhone 6
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone
OSAndroid (4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2)iOS (9.x, 8.x)
Dimensions5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 inches (129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm)5.44 x 2.64 x 0.27 inches (138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm)
Weight4.59 oz (130 g)4.55 oz (129 g)
Physical size4.7 inches4.7 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels750 x 1334 pixels
Pixel density316 ppi326 ppi
Colors16 777 21616 777 216
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass, Oleophobic coating
Camera10 megapixels8 megapixels
   FlashLEDDual LED
   Aperture sizeF2.4F2.2
   Focal length (35mm equivalent)30 mm29 mm
   Camera sensor size1/2.6"1/3"
   FeaturesDigital zoom, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Geo taggingSapphire crystal lens cover, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Self-timer, Digital image stabilization, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus (Phase detection), Touch to focus, Geo tagging
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (240 fps)
Front-facing camera2 megapixels1.2 megapixels
System chipMotorola X8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro MSM8960)Apple A8
ProcessorDual core, 1700 MHz, KraitDual-core, 1400 MHz, Cyclone ARMv8-A 2nd gen., 64-bit
Graphics processorAdreno 320PowerVR GX6450
System memory2048 MB RAM1924 MB RAM
Built-in storage32 GB64 GB
Maximum User Storage28 GB
Storage expansion
Talk time12.00 hours
Stand-by time10.0 days (240 hours)10.4 days (250 hours)
Capacity2200 mAh1810 mAh
Not user replaceableYes
Music player
   Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists
   FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube playerYesYes
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE700 (band 13), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2) MHz700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 700 (band 28), 800 (band 18), 800 (band 19), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 850 (band 26), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 1900 (band 25), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
DataLTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA (unspecified), HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO Rev.B
PositioningGPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
Bluetooth4.0 EDR4.0
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
   Mobile hotspotYesYes
   FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingUSB charging
OtherNFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Thermometer, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Fingerprint (touch), Barometer
Hearing aid compatibilityM3, T3M3, T4
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Officially announced01 Aug 201309 Sep 2014

Next I'll do a point by point comparison of my Androids and the iPhone 6.

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