Smartphones Compared: iPhone vs Galaxy, Nexus and More

Differences between iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
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Trying to decide what smartphone to buy? It can be a confusing decision because there are so many different models from different companies available. To try to make the decision a little easier, this chart shows how the features of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus compare against a number of their major competitors, including those running Google's Android OS and the Nokia Lumia, running Windows Phone.

Because this is a chart, it can only help you compare things that are easily quantifiable, like hardware specs.

Aspects of these phones that are more qualitative and subjective—such as their ease of use, the attractiveness of the software design, the quality of their apps—can't be easily represented in a chart. To get a sense of whether those aspects of the phones are right for you, start with this chart to find phones that have the features you want, then check them out in person before you buy.

For a more detailed look at this topic, check out: 

iPhone 6 & 6 Plus vs. Droid, Samsung, Google, Nokia

 iPhone 6 PlusiPhone 6Motorola 
DROID Turbo
Google Galaxy
Nexus 6
Nokia
Lumia 640
XL LTE

 
Samsung
Galaxy
S6
Capacity16 GB,
64 GB,
128 GB
16 GB,
64 GB,
128 GB
32 GB,
64 GB
32 GB,
64 GB
8 GB32 GB,
64GB,
128 GB
Expandable MemoryNoNoNoNoup to
128GB
No
Screen size (inches)
/Resolution
5.5 /
1920 x 1080 
4.7 /
1334 x 750 
5.2 /
1440 x 2560
5.96 / 
2560 x 1440
5.7 /
1280 x 720
5.1 /
1440 x 2560
Battery Life
(in hours)
Talk: 14
Web: 12
Video: 14
Audio: 80
Talk: 14
Web: 11
Video: 11
Audio: 50
48 hours     Talk: 24Talk: 24
Web: 14
Video: 11
Audio: 98
TBD
Removable BatteryNoNoNoNoYesNo
NFCYesYesYesYesYesYes
Fingerprint ScannerYesYesNoNoNoYes
64-bit
Processor
YesYesYesYesNoYes
Main Camera8
megapixel
8
megapixel
21
megapixel
13
megapixel
13
megapixel
16 megapixel
Secondary Camera1.2
megapixel
1.2
megapixel
2
megapixel
2
megapixel
5
megapixel
5
megapixel
Records
Video?
1080p HD1080p HD1080p HD1080p HD1080p HD1080p HD
Slo-Mo Video240 fps240 fpsYesNoNo120 fps
Onboard Video
Editing?
YesYesYesTBDYesYes
App StoreApp StoreApp StoreGoogle PlayGoogle PlayWindows
Phone
Apps+Games Store
Google Play
Voice Recognition
& Commands
SiriSiriGoogleGoogle
Voice Actions
CortanaGoogle
Voice
Actions
CarrierAT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile, Verizon
AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
VerizonAT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile
TBDAT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
Network Type4G LTE4G LTE4G LTE4G LTE4G LTE4G LTE
Size
(in inches)

6.22 x
3.06 x
0.28

5.44 x
2.64 x
0.27
5.65 x 
2.89 x
varies
6.27 x
3.27 x
0.40
6.22 x
3.21 x
0.35

5.65 x
2.78 x
0.27

Weight
(in ounces)
6.074.556, 
6.2
6.496.034.87
Price
w/ Contract
$299,
$399,
$499
$199,
$299,
$399
$199,
$249
$199,
$249
$245TBD
ReviewsiPhone 6 Plus 
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iPhone 6 
Review

Motorola
DROID Turbo
Review

 

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