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It is a big wonder for smartphone consumers whether iPhone 6 will better the existing Samsung flagship phones, which include Galaxy Note 3. Due to the release of hearsays about the size of the forthcoming iPhone, many people likely want to know whether the new Apple iPhone will outdone Samsung’s recent releases of Android giants, not specifically in size, display, or even aesthetic appearance; instead, the competition will also be about the performance of the smartphones.
The release of iPhone 6 this year is expected to be next month, in September, as gossips assessed it, especially now that Apple made it possible to release its new iPhones every year during the same month. Curiosity about the new iPhone 6 grows as mockups of the new iPhone are being presented to consumers, either locally or via the internet media. Just recently, iPhone 6’s 5.5-inch and 4.7-inch prototypes were compared to the existing Galaxy Note 3. As expected, the mobile war is back in line between Samsung and Apple.
Size and Build
Galaxy Note 3 is a larger Samsung phone compared to its counterparts coming from the same manufacturer. It measures 151 x 79 x 8.3 mm and weighs 145 g. Comparing to other Samsung phones, Note 3 has a faux leather build, which is different from the removable backplates of other Samsung phones. Galaxy Note 3 has long been considered a smartphone for people having big hands for it is not as comfortable to hold and not oftentimes you can clutch it using one hand.
As rumors revealed it, iPhone 6 will be released in two variants, one with the 4.7-inch size, whereas the counterpart has its 5.5-inch size. The new iPhone is anticipated to be a larger handset compared to iPhone predecessors. In general, its dimensions are projected to be 130 x 65 x 7mm. The videos regarding iPhone 6 reviews revealed that Apple will indeed implement screens of bigger sizes and taller build. The Touch ID home button can also be expected from the new iPhone along with its chassis made up of aluminum material. iPhone remains lightweight and structured with Apple’s trademark of sophisticated traces. The premium image of iPhone remains, just with a possibly larger screen.
The released reviews on iPhone 6 being compared to Galaxy Note 3 showed that the phablet version of iPhone 6 is quite taller than Note 3. The width sizes of the two devices are somewhat similar. The 5.5-inch model of iPhone 6 has a wider edge compared to the regular variant having 4.7-inch size.
Galaxy Note 3 makes use of Amoled display technology, which has long been adapted by Samsung for its smartphones. Note 3 specifically sports a super Amoled display of size 5.7 inches along with pixel density of 386 ppi and 1080 x 1920 resolution. Conclusively, Note 3 has one of the finest display technologies available today. The device provides richer ranges of colors and well defined blacks through pixel charging, which will result to individual generation of colors. Though richness is present in the display technology of Note 3, the power consumption of its display remains reduced and regulated. Amoled displays, which are not limited to those in Samsung phones, prevent overlaying the storage of electrical charges. Instead, it integrates the touchscreen layer into the display. This eliminates the need for two-fold charging.
For the forthcoming iPhone 6, one can expect larger displays compared to previous iPhones. As projected, iPhone 6 will stand in line with Android large screened counterparts, which include Galaxy Note 4. The reported larger screen for iPhone 6 will sport a 1704 x 906 resolution. There are two possibilities for the glass material of iPhone 6, which are the rumored sapphire glass and the now usually used Gorilla Glass 3. Other than the 4.7-inch display model of iPhone 6, there is the gossiped 5.5-inch phablet for the new iPhone. The phablet is fancied to be called as “iPhone Air”.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is clocked at 2.3 GHz and powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. Note 3 houses four Krait Quadcore CPUs partnered with up to 450 MHz Adreno 330 graphics capacity. Its internal storage is backed by 3 GB RAM and is applicable for expansion by up to 64 GB using MicroSD card. According to reviews, the CPUs contained in Galaxy Note 3 ensure maximum and excellent performance. It came close to being the fastest Android smartphone you can own today, but was somehow outperformed by iPhone 5s in terms of OS/browser comparability.
In contrary to Galaxy Note 3 outstanding specifications, iPhone 6 predictions revealed that the new handset will feature A8 processor along with 1GB of RAM. iPhone 6 can be the first iPhone to have biggest storage of 128 GB. If this remains untrue, iPhone 6 will have three versions for sale in consideration to storage capacities (16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB). A larger capacity for iPhone 6 is possible as Apple released a statement claiming that they may add full ranges of storage options for iPad Mini and iPad.
Samsung has long been implementing Android unprecedented features for smartphones. Until now, Galaxy Note 3 is enjoying Androidification, which includes the multitasking features along with custom UI known as TouchWiz. Samsung Note 3 runs Android 4.3 OS/ Jelly Bean. Though many have complained about TouchWiz’s completely unnecessary features, it somehow suits Note 3. The extra features of TouchWiz are fairly functional with Note 3’s larger screen. Besides, the software provides a more colorful and brighter interface for Note 3. Note 3 has its multitasking feature represented by its Multi View, which will allow you to read emails, chat, and browse pages all at once.
Improvement in the new iPhone 6 functionality is highly predictable since the new flagship is reportedly having the new iOS 8, which is packed with more features and a few Android-like friendly fine-tunes. Only a few reports are released with regards to iPhone 6’s astounding performance as its runs in iOS 8. Statements suggested iPhone 6 having stronger OS X integration, third-party keyboard support, optimized HealthKit app, and better options for sharing media files and documents.
Samsung apparently designed Galaxy Note 3 with long-lasting battery life and reliable stamina. It has lithium-ion battery, which is declared to have undergone certification process and relentless testing. The battery capacity of Note 3 is registered 3200 mAh, which is an increase from Galaxy Note 2’s 3100 mAh battery power. In order for you to maximize Note 3’s stamina, you have to use the Power Saving mode, which will expectedly offer low-brightness level and turn off touchscreen feedbacks. If you wish, you may replace the battery cell whenever necessary.
Since Apple is anticipated to release its new iPhone 6 sporting a larger chassis, a bigger battery can possibly be contained by the handset. It is expected of Apple to provide a power range of 1800 mAh and 1900 mAh to its new flagship phone. If this is true, a 2500 mAh battery may be traced in iPhone 6 phablet. Optimizing battery life can be projected, especially now that a faster processor is possibly placed in iPhone 6. For long, Apple proved itself admirable in squeezing longer lifespan to its iPhone batteries without necessarily changing their physical sizes. iPad Air is a good example, which offers longer battery power despite having a smaller cell compared to its forerunners.
Galaxy Note 3 has a rear-facing camera sensor having 13 megapixels faculty. Though later on subdued by Galaxy S5’s optimized camera feature, Note 3’s camera feature can still be declared an outstanding work by Samsung. It supplies excellent image quality associated with details, color saturation, and clarity. The handset has a convenient-to-use point-and-shoot camera app backed with stabilization feature, LED flash, and video recording asset having both 1080 p and 2160 p (4K/ Ultra HD) principal attributes.
Not much has been reported regarding the forthcoming camera feature of iPhone 6. Since Apple has long been praised over its 8-megapixel camera bound in its existing iPhones, a few tweaks for the current camera feature can be seen in the highly anticipated iPhone 6. Rumors also assessed that 13-megapixel sensor is possible for the new iPhone. If not, another gossip projected iPhone camera having 10-megapixel camera, improved filter, and f/2.0 aperture. As smartphone reviewers have always said, it is not all about the megapixel range for a handset to provide excellent camera features. Sometimes, it is about the software that amends the overall image quality. Lytro technology is suggested to be implemented by Apple in the impending iPhone 6. The technology allows a 3D sensor-like feature for the new handset, which will permit focal point specification even after taking the shot. Tweaking the image can be done right after capturing the best moments you don’t want to miss.
Galaxy Note 3 has heap of apps to provide, which are apparently exhilarating and useful. First, you will get 50 GB Dropbox storage with Note 3, thereby allowing you to store as many documents you want in the cloud. You also have S Health as your new fitness tracker right in your phone. If you are slightly overweight, the app will definitely help shed a few pounds off your body. Plus, you have the TV guide app known as WatchOn available in Note 3. Make your phone control your specific TV and other entertainment devices. S Translator is also made accessible in Note 3, which will steadily eliminate your difficulty in translating languages. If you want Siri alternative, Samsung has its S Voice that will help you set alarms, call people, and set events in your calendar. However, S Voice is not as advanced as Siri. Most importantly, you have Knox. Knox is not known for most Samsung users, but it is a security resolution better than what Android can provide. In truth, Knox has been prohibited for use within Pentagon grid.
Special features in the approaching iPhone 6 are highly anticipated. Now that Touch ID will have its reappearance in the new iPhone, fingerprint sensing application is projected available in the new phone. Banking and quick-pay applications may possibly be supported by iPhone once the new flagship is released. Rumors suggested that Apple rather adopted near-field communication connectivity (NFC) feature. In contrary to this, iWallet feature may be the stand-in for the NFC expectation, which is compatible with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 prices vary depending on the retailer. For instance, AT& T first retailed the product at $299.99 with contract, whereas the off-contract value is approximated to be $700.
iPhone 6 is projected to have the similar value of its predecessors. The price range will likely be $199.99 to $299.99 with a mobile carrier contract. For off-contract value, the expected worth of the new iPhone 6 is near $600. If you will buy from direct Apple devices retailer, you possibly have to prepare $650. For the anticipated phablet, Apple may retail iPhone 6 at $700.