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Apple Vs Android -iPhone 6 is Just an Old Nexus 4?



/ 2 years ago

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The Apple Vs Android argument will be ongoing until the end of time – Apple fans often claiming that the iPhone ‘just works’ and Android fans claiming of the latest technology and lowest prices. Both parties have good points, but are you paying way too much for your iPhone with possibly outdated technology?

The comparison shot above has been circulating around popular image boards and social media websites as of late, showcasing how Apple’s brand new iPhone 6’s premium features match that of something released almost two years ago by Google.

One thing this image doesn’t list however is the backend specifications of the phone, meaning there is no RAM or CPU model or speed noted, without taking this into account however this begs the question – is the iPhone really worth the price tag? But to put it into context, Googles Nexus 4 contains a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro and 2GB of internal RAM compared to Apple’s iPhone 6 with a faster 64-bit, A8 CPU but smaller 1GB of RAM.

As a whole – you’ll be paying $199 for the Nexus 4 8GB, compared to a much larger $869 for the iPhone 6.

Personally, I’m not a fanboy either way – but it does make you stop and think. Are you upgrading to the new iPhone 6? We want to know why you prefer Apple’s product over its competitors – is it the interface, are you happier with their design? Or maybe something else has got you hooked.

Image courtesy of CNet


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  • Wayne

    I think it should be taken as a bit of harmless wit, mostly the iPhone is LEAGUES ahead of the Nexus in terms of performance. There’s absolutely no competition.

    However, feature set is a bit old hat. Or rather unsurprising.

    Personally I won’t ever buy an iPhone, had one for business and I just wanted to lobotomise myself. But agree strongly that it moves the game on a hell load.

    Also shows how far behind the CPU’s and GPUs are in the latest crop of Androids.

    • fiscow

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    • Alistair Hardy

      It’s not the latest crop of Androids though.
      That phone they’re using as a comparison is from 2012.
      I’d say a better comparison would be HTC One or a Samsung Galaxy S(insert revelent revision here)
      The A8 is undoubtably a good CPU, but migrating to 64 bit is a little bit pointless considering it’s using 1GB of RAM.
      I’m not an Android fanboy but I’m definately bias towards it. For me, this reinforces it my bias.
      Apple are now abusing their customers in my opinion.

      • Wayne

        Sorry I wasn’t deliberately comparing against the Nexus 4 (even typing it sounds old!), but even the latest and greatest phones can’t really compare to Apple’s CPU/GPU combo.

        It’s never a waste migrating to the latest tech, and 64 bit yields a great number of other advances than simply being able to address more RAM… Let’s talk about just one aspect: The storage space available of 128GB is absolutely fantastic, I’ve been in the market for phones from both Microsoft (aka Nokia), and a number of Android phones and being able to actually find/buy a phone that has more than 32GB of internal storage space is an absolute nightmare. Having a phone that already comes with that amount of space is great and obviously the speed of internal storage space can’t be beaten even by the best microSD cards.

        You can’t say that this phone doesn’t bring Apple more in line with current customer expectations and the breadth of features that they’ve been missing for some time now?

        Again, reiterating, I’m no Apple fanboy (actually the opposite!).

        What I suggest to everyone is ignore the obvious marketing bullcrap and look at the phone for what it is, a solid performer with ample specs and features to keep everyone happy with a focus on improving battery life (hence the screen resolutions being lower than what we’re used to in 2014).

        • Alistair Hardy

          I can’t really disagree with any of that there.
          I think 128GB of internal storage is a little overkill for a phone. For a tablet I agree and actually think they need more storage for them. But in real turms, how many people use and actually address all that storage? I would be willing to bet that most of it is rarely, if ever, accessed.

          Battery life is really an important thing for them to focus on and they’re rightly doing so. A lot of people still remember the times when a Nokia 3310 would last days and days and days.

          Bringing a phone in line with everyone else is one thing. But i got the impresion that they’re selling it as a new idea.
          I do think that some of the lesser used features will benefit now though. NFC is hugely under utilised outside of tech know how people

          Hopefully, with Apple now finally supporting it, the retail market will allow payment via NFC using Google Pay, Paypal and Apples service (I don’t know what it’s called)

          • Wayne

            But that’s the brilliance behind choice, I choose (require?) a large amount of storage on my devices (games, movies, series, pictures, etc.) so I go for higher capacity. But they cater for all those markets so I think that’s a moot point. I’ve got a Lumia 1520 as my daily and that has 32GB, it’s constantly saying no space and I have a 64GB microSD card that is close to full with no option to increase internal storage although I can always get a 128GB microSD card.

            You’ve hit on Apple’s marketing team, which you can not deny are absolutely incredible for selling a slice of bread as the newest thing. But cut through the crap and there are genuinely impressive innovations available.

            To be honest from what you’ve actually said you actually sound like you agree with me, but not their company ethos (which I completely agree with).

          • Alistair Hardy

            I’ve got 32GB on my HTC One, most of that is taken up by music as i don’t watch films on it. Docs are on google docs, films go on the tablet (Nexus 7 2012) for when I’m away for work. though i have an external HDD to take with me to use with the work laptop.

            You’re right, I do agree and I think they’re doing a lot for the market as a whole.
            I really do think a lot of the technologies like NFC will get wider usage now
            I just don’t personally get on with the locked in ecosystem, their company policies (SUE ALL THE THINGS) or their marketing stratagy.

  • Gank

    Personally until they can categorically state they have sorted their crap batteries and I can see first hand I won’t touch them I use iPhone for work and HTC one m8 for personal and the m8 wins everyday of week it is in my opinion THE BEST ever mobile hands down

  • Wayne

    Sorry, I wasn’t referencing the Nexus 4 although it sounds like I was. Look at my later comment to Alistair.

  • Wayne

    Hey Dan,

    From what I understand the iPhone 6 has a 1334 x 750 screen resolution against its 4.7 inch screen whereas the iPhone 6 Plus has a full HD screen (1920×1080) against I think 5.5 inch screen.

    I don’tthink tthe iPhone will support game streaming like the nvidia shield… But not too sure on that one.

    Personally I’d check to see what features you’re looking for and go from there, they both have their strong points.