Smartphones Compared: iPhone vs Galaxy, Nexus and More

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.

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

iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6 Motorola
DROID Turbo
Google Galaxy
Nexus 6
Nokia
Lumia 640
XL LTE
Samsung
Galaxy
S6
Capacity 16 GB,
64 GB,
128 GB
16 GB,
64 GB,
128 GB
32 GB,
64 GB
32 GB,
64 GB
8 GB 32 GB,
64GB,
128 GB
Expandable Memory No No No No up 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: 24 Talk: 24
Web: 14
Video: 11
Audio: 98
TBD
Removable Battery No No No No Yes No
NFC Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fingerprint Scanner Yes Yes No No No Yes
64-bit
Processor
Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Main Camera 8
megapixel
8
megapixel
21
megapixel
13
megapixel
13
megapixel
16 megapixel
Secondary Camera 1.2
megapixel
1.2
megapixel
2
megapixel
2
megapixel
5
megapixel
5
megapixel
Records
Video?
1080p HD 1080p HD 1080p HD 1080p HD 1080p HD 1080p HD
Slo-Mo Video 240 fps 240 fps Yes No No 120 fps
Onboard Video
Editing?
Yes Yes Yes TBD Yes Yes
App Store App Store App Store Google Play Google Play Windows
Phone
Apps+Games Store
Google Play
Voice Recognition
& Commands
Siri Siri Google Google
Voice Actions
Cortana Google
Voice
Actions
Carrier AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile, Verizon
AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
Verizon AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile
TBD AT&T,
Sprint,
T-Mobile,
Verizon
Network Type 4G LTE 4G LTE 4G LTE 4G LTE 4G LTE 4G 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)
6.07 4.55 6,
6.2
6.49 6.03 4.87
Price
w/ Contract
$299,
$399,
$499
$199,
$299,
$399
$199,
$249
$199,
$249
$245 TBD
Reviews iPhone 6 Plus
Review
iPhone 6
Review

Motorola
DROID Turbo
Review

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