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Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs LG G3 vs Sony Xperia Z3

How does the iPhone 6 Plus stack up against the best that Android has on offer?

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The mobile industry is going crazy for the new iPhone devices, as you would expect. But how does the bigger iPhone 6 Plus compare to the best Android smartphones? We’ve put their specifications against one another to see what comes out on top.

Display

iPhone 6 Plus: 5.5″ (1920 x 1080) 401 PPI

Samsung Galaxy Alpha: 4.7″ (720 x 1280) 312 PPI

LG G3: 5.5″ (1440 x 2560) 534 PPI

Sony Xperia Z3: 5.2″ (1080 x 1920) 424 PPI

Verdict: Despite offering a Retina HD display, the iPhone 6 Plus falls some way behind same-sized LG G3. During our time with the LG G3, we couldn’t find a single fault with the LG G3’s display, which is testament to the work that’s gone in with it. The Alpha is noticeably lacking behind the rest of the group.

Processor

iPhone 6 Plus: Apple A8 dual-core processor (1.4GHz)

Samsung Galaxy Alpha: Exynos octa-core 5430 (1.8GHz quad + 1.3GHz quad)

LG G3: Snapdragon 801 quad-core (2.5GHz)

Sony Xperia Z3: Snapdragon 801 quad-core (2.5GHz)

Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has the power of the octa-core processor behind it, which means that it’s hard to see how anything else will even get near it. For a bigger device, it seems strange that Apple wouldn’t include at least a quad-core processor. However, the A8 is definitely their fastest processor yet.

Memory and storage

iPhone 6 Plus: 2GB RAM, 16/64/128 GB storage

Samsung Galaxy Alpha: 2GB RAM, 32GB storage

LG G3: 3GB RAM, 32GB storage

Sony Xperia Z3: 3GB RAM, 32GB storage

Verdict: Having that extra bit of RAM is a great addition for both the LG G3 and Xperia Z3. It can make a real difference if you want to multitask on your device. We commend Apple for having a 128GB storage option on the iPhone 6 Plus, which will undoubtedly sell really well.

Camera

iPhone 6 Plus: 8-megapixel rear (3264 x 2448 pixels), 1.2-megapixel front

Samsung Galaxy Alpha: 12-megapixel rear (4608 x 2592 pixels), 2.1-megapixel front

LG G3: 13-megapixel rear (4160 x 3120 pixels), 2.1-megapixel front

Sony Xperia Z3: 20.7-megapixel rear (5248 х 3936 pixels), 2.2-megapixel front

Verdict: Sony always lead the way when it comes to mobile cameras, and that trend seems to be continuing with the Xperia Z3. The 20.7-megapixel camera will offer users unprecedented detail on their photos. All four cameras in this list have the stats that any average smartphone user will be happy with.

Winner: For now we would wholeheartedly say that the LG G3 is still the best device out there. We expect both the Galaxy Note 4 and Moto X (2014) to push it mighty close, and we’re looking forward to being able to get our hands on them to do a proper group test. Apple’s new device will undoubtedly sell in its millions and rightly so. By no means is it a bad device, but it’s still playing catch up to the best of what Android has to offer.

 

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