How Does the New iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus Fare Against the Competition?

Published: 12 September 2015

How Does the New iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus Fare Against the Competition?

The new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus have just recently been announced at San Francisco during the annual Apple event. But how does Apple’s latest models of their flagship smartphones stack up against competitors?

But before we look at a brief comparison over the new smartphones presented to the world by Apple, we’ll take a small gander at the changes that have been done by the company towards their iPhone line.

Its predecessors, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, originally came with the iOS 8. When the new smartphones come out, they will come preinstalled with the latest mobile OS from the company, which is iOS 9. The phones did not upgrade in terms of size (which is a relief for some fans of the smartphone line). However, it also says the same about the its storage space as the tech giant seemed to have “neglected” it giving users the same options as it did with the 6 and 6 Plus. Furthermore, there is still no expandable memory for such a strong contender in the mobile phone market.

Still, the upgraded versions now come with a better front and rear camera, the ability to shoot 4K videos, and a 3D Touch feature. Apple’s biggest upgrade to the new mobile phones are the new A9 chip, which mages for faster CPU and GPU performance.

The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus – Can They Outmatch its Competitors?

The external and internal looks of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus look very similar to each other. But now, how does this “upgrade” fare when pitted against its competitors?

When we compare the new Apple iPhones to other currently leading smartphone brands, we can see much in comparison. For this, we pit Apple’s new mobile phones with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the LG G4.

Size-wise, all three contenders are pretty much similar (except for the 6S Plus which is probably the “giant” amongst them). Processors and chipsets are on-par with each other but the battery life of the Apple mobile device is way behind the competition, especially with the LG G4 at the lead. The LG smartphone boasts an impressive 3000mAH battery with the Galaxy S6 fairing at 2550mAh. There has been no news about the numbers behind the new iPhone’s battery, but reports say it will only be a tad better than its predecessors.

As for the camera, the new Apple iPhones are, again, lagging behind with the LG G4 even having a camera that has full-manual capabilities. Samsung and LG’s smartphones both have 16MP rear cameras with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) while Apple’s phone only has a 12MP camera with no OIS.

Looking at more of the specs and other features, it can be clear that the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus could not compete well with its Android competitors. Perhaps Apple’s main market for their new mobile phones will still be their loyal customers who are accustomed to using the iOS.


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