One of the most exciting things about Apple’s new iPhone is the large screen iPhone 6 Plus. Android users have long had access to a wide variety of models and screen sizes ranging from 2" up to the hefty 5.7" Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Apple can now claim that they too have a large phone display for those looking for it with the Plus’s 5.5" screen. The regular iPhone 6 bumps up the screen size over the iPhone 5 with a 4.7" display.
Not only is screen size an important factor to consider when comparing phones, but the dpi or dots per inch of the display will tell you how much clarity the phone has. This is sometimes referred to as ppi or pixels per inch as well. The higher the dpi or ppi, the better the display will look. Apple’s regular iPhone 6 offers a dpi of 326 while the Plus model offers a higher dpi of 401. When we look at the Samsung models, we’ll find the S5 has a dpi of 432 while the Note 4 has an impressive dpi of 515.
On the inside the iPhone and Plus models are the same – with Apples proprietary A8, speeds are greatly increased over the iPhone 5. The Samsungs both have quad-core SnapDragon processors running at higher clock speeds than the iPhone but both the iPhone and Plus models score significantly higher than the Samsung phones in benchmarks.
Both iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models have 8mp cameras. Apple has improved image stabilization and overall quality, but it still falls behind the Samsung S5 and Note’s 16mp cameras. Video is likewise improved on the iPhone but still records at 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second. The Samsung devices are also capable of recording 1080p @ 60fps but they are also able to record at 2160p @ 30fps.
Summing up the hardware, Apple has made numerous improvements to the iPhone 6 over the previous model, but in some ways it still falls behind Android’s best devices.