Observers of the tech industry have long looked to Apple for innovation and cutting-edge products. Since their first iPod music player revolutionized the music business, they have continued coming out with society altering gadgets and perhaps the most notable one was the iPhone, which was first released in 2007.
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They were not the first company to make a smartphone, but their iPhone was the first one to mass market that used a touch screen for input rather than a small keyboard or keypad. The iPhone 6 and its big brother, the iPhone 6 Plus, are, of course, long removed from the first iPhone in speed, size and certainly in the incredible variety of apps available today for the iOS operating system.
That said, there are plenty of solid competitors today for those seeking a top-notch smartphone.
LG G3 – The Smart Display:
The G3 offered by LG is a solid competitor to the iPhone 6. It’s not the newest competitor on the market, but it still has very respectable speed, and its screen size puts it more in line with that of the iPhone 6 Plus.
While the LG phone’s display has 538 pixels per inch and the Apple has 750 pixels per inch, you won’t see any pixels on either phone. They both display gorgeous colors on a beautiful display, and the G3 still has an excellent camera and battery life.
Samsung Galaxy S6:
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is another leading competitor to the iPhone 6. With a 5.1 inch screen size, it falls right in between the iPhone 6 and the LG G3 in terms of display size. Just released this past April, it is one of the newer kids on the block in competition with Apple’s latest iPhone model. They are both fast and have beautiful displays.
The Apple may be a little more intuitive with its user interface, but the Samsung has the advantage as far as the camera. Both can take a good picture, but the 16 megapixel camera on the Galaxy S6 enables a more experienced photographer greater control over their shots with a manual mode that the Apple lacks.
Motorola Moto X:
The Moto X from Motorola is one of the most stylish smartphones on the market, and it is highly customizable. It combines plenty of processing power with a solid camera and a very useful mix of software. This one is also cheaper than many alternatives out there.
Buyers may want to hold off for just a bit, however, as the newer Moto X Style is slated for imminent release, and it promises a better camera and a 5.7 inch instead of the current models 5.2 inch display size.
Another alternative to the Apple iPhone 6 is the Apple iPhone 5. I know this sounds strange to mention the same companies earlier product as a potential alternative to the later one, however, it’s not without merit. One of the big benefits touted for the iPhone 6 was the bigger 4.7 inch screen that it heralded, not to mention the 5.5 inch size of the Plus model of this phone.
For reasons of convenience and portability, however, a bigger screen does mean a bigger phone. Some may prefer the smaller size of the iPhone 5 with its 4 inch display for fitting more easily into the pocket of a tight pair of jeans and just have a separate tablet for when they really want to enjoy something on a larger screen. This older model is still on sale, and with the iPhone 6 out, you should be able to score a good deal on one.
The alternatives to Apple’s latest flagship smartphone vary in age, and some of the older ones may have newer models right around the corner. There is also the issue of smartphone versus phablet, where many manufacturers have models with slightly larger screens to create hybrids for consumers who like the portability of smartphones but the larger displays of tablets. The competition is pretty stiff, and this is a good thing for us consumers as it’s making manufacturers push out ever more powerful models at ever lower prices to keep us consumers happy.
About Author: This article was written by Andy G, a tech geek and Linux guru from Austria. At the present moment he maintains firmware and driver download website called http://www.helpjet.net/