An apple a day keeps the Samsung away!

Mobile phones are as essential part of our lives nowadays as conversion of oxygen to carbon dioxide is in our body. We are persistently devoted to them day in and day out. So what makes your smart phone the best smart phone in the world? Here we compare the big-wigs of telecommunication industry and try to dispense which phone lacks where and where one stands out. Here we take out the highs and lows and try to find out which one is sure shot a blockbuster. We have compared Apple IPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S6, Sony Xperia Z3, HTC One M9, Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML and OnePlus 2.

Size and Weight

Samsung S6 leads this race with 5.1 inch screen size but the least weight of 138 gm, resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels with the maximum ppi pixel density of 577.

Xperia Z3 falls second with a 5.2 inch screen and 424 ppi pixel density on a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels.

Though iPhone 6 looks as the loser here, it’s not that since a smaller screen size of 4.7 inches allows it to play files with a good ppi and resolution.

The worst in the lot are OnePlus 2 and Zenfone 2.

Myth Buster: ‘Bigger screen means higher resolution and better display’. A large screen does not promise you eye binding display in your phone, it majorly depends on the pixel density and the resolution provided.


Memory and Processor

Samsung takes the lead again with Quad-core 1.5 GHz, Cortex-A53 and Quad-core 2.1 GHz, Cortex-A57 processor. But the mere 3 GB RAM for 128 GB memory draws way more questions than it answers.

HTC One M9 gives the best Quad-core 1.5 GHz, Cortex-A53 and Quad-core 2 GHz, Cortex-A57 processor along with a 32 GB Memory supported by a handsome 3 GB RAM.

OnePlus 2 smashes the ground with 4 GB RAM for 64 GB internal memory though it lacks in processor quality.

iPhone 6 again because of its small size has only a Dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based) processor but still with 1 GB RAM for 64/128 GB memory irks a little bit.

Myth Buster: ‘Quad Core (4 cores) means faster processing’. No, it doesn’t. During the normal usage only two of the cores are in action and only when heavy processing is required all the 4 cores work. Also it takes up the battery and the issue of heating up of the phone is not an unfamiliar one.



This is the most important feature nowadays with the whole planet going click crazy. HTC One M9 has the best pair of 20 MP primary and 4 MP secondary with maximum number of pixels among the lot.

Xperia though promises a 20.7 MP camera but gives a mere 2.2 MP front with lower resolution.

Samsung S6, Zenfone 2 and OnePlus all have a 5 MP secondary clicker but with 16, 13 and 13 MP primary respectively.

iPhone being the lowest in number appears as a loser here but in no way it lacks behind any of its compatriots.

Myth Buster: ‘Higher the number of MPs, better the camera’. Not necessarily. The quality of lens as well as pixelation rate plays a major role determining the quality of any camera.



HTC OnePlus 2 takes the crown here as well with Li-Po 2840 mAh battery having the best talk time.

Zenfone and OnePlus though are big in number but aren’t as dependable.

Samsung S6 and iPhone 6 have an undeniably fair amount of battery time as well.

Myth Buster: ‘More the mAh, longer the battery lasts’. Usage of phone decides the usage of battery, speed of processor, number of background apps as well as internet utilisation, all of it and much more decides the staying up time of your phone.


The Verdict:

iPhone 6 leads the way with its world class features and universally acceptable interface. Samsung S6 is sure a good buy but it comes with its own issues. HTC though looking the best on paper doesn’t quite keeps up to the expectations. Others have their pros and cons but at the end the battle remains only among the market leader Samsung and Apple. Smaller in numbers but Apple’s performance is way up to the mark whether it be its size, processing or camera quality. The dynamic changes introduced by the new CEO have garnered immense amount of popularity with the gadget freaks. Galaxy S6 leads the android brigade but similar design and lack of exciting features makes it just another one of the classic Samsung series which is almost the same every time.

[author image=”” ]I am Sameer Khan,an IT engineer by graduation. Pursuing MA Convergent Journalism from Jamia Millia Islamia. Bollywood reviewer and technology researcher.[/author]

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