WHOSE BUILD AND AESTHETICS OFFER THE GREATER PROMISE OF TECHY LIFE-IMPROVEMENT?
iPhone 6 Once, not so long ago, many floating voters would default to Apple’s devices thanks to their generally strong build quality, Jony Ive’s design flourishes and the better-stocked App Store.
That changed with Samsung’s Galaxy line, as well as Sony’s Xperias and HTC’s Ones – these were truly premiumfeeling Android devices, but usually that bit cheaper than iPhones. At the same time, Google Play started filling up with apps of Apple-matching quality, again often at slightly lower prices.
So iPhone 6 is where the fight-back begins. Borrowing design ideas from the iPad Air in terms of look and feel, it’s bigger yet thinner than the more industrial iPhone 5S. It undeniably looks rather beautiful, but the upsized screen is what really makes the 6 leap out.
With battery life also improved despite the bigger display, it’s clear Apple has identified the problems with the 5S and made bold strides towards fixing them. In short: highly alluring. Oh, and it only bends if you bend it.
iPhone 6 Both phones ooze class but, for us, the iPhone pips the Alpha in the desirability stakes. Clever design means Apple’s phone actually manages to feel thinner than Samsung’s, despite the opposite
PRICING 16GB $869, 64GB $999, 128GB $1,129 SCREEN 4.7-inch, 326ppi LCD
PROCESSORS 1.4 GHz dualcore, 64-bit A8 with PowerVR GX6650 GPU + M8 motion-sensing co-processor
RAM 1GB STORAGE 16GB, 64GB
CAMERAS 8-meg/1080p rear, 1.2-meg/720p front
QUOTED BATTERY Up to 14 hours 3G calling
OS iOS 8 SIZE/WEIGHT