TWO GREAT SMARTPHONES THAT SUM UP HOW THOROUGHLY SPLENDID TECH CAN BE. BUT IF YOU’RE ONLY GONNA BUY ONE OF ’EM…
It’s an unenviable task, trying to decide between a top-end Samsung Galaxy phone and a new Apple iPhone. It’s harder than ever here because with the 6 and the Alpha, the brands have converged in terms of size, shape and looks.
There can only be one winner, though, and for us that’s the iPhone 6. While Apple’s device might not be the best in many categories – especially when you’re talking raw megapixels and gigahertz – it is very strong in ALL areas. As such it’s a highly impressive package and also a more complete redesign than its Samsung rival, with a laser focus on the things that matter. The Alpha, though superb, is more a self-consciously premium ‘remix’ of the S5. Now granted, the 32GB Alpha’s RRP is $70 less than the 16GB iPhone, but we think the iPhone 6 is worth the extra outlay. Confirmed Android fans may well disagree with our verdict, but that’s how we’re calling it. Until next time, then…
■ 16GB, $869 ■ 64GB, $999 ■ 128GB, $1,129 apple.com/au
■ 32GB, $799 samsung.com/au