This is the first time that Cupertino giant is an offering a brand new iPhone 6 Plus with 5.5-inch display. Apple iPhone 6 Plus is all the new flagship phablet that was announced alongside iPhone 6. Whereas, Galaxy Note 3 is the third reiteration in the Note class from the South Korean Electronics giant. And if we add Sony Xperia Z2 in this comparison battle, then it won’t be against the rule as it will be like adding up some cream of the crop in the battle.
Let us compare the iPhone 6 Plus., Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z2 to see whether Note 3 and Xperia Z2 are of any competition for the freshly launched iPhone 6 Plus.
Apple iPhone 6 sports a premium appearance with an anodized full metal body along with fortified glass on the screen. The phablet is quite thin in structure with 7.9mm thickness. As the handset is fully metallic, it weighs only 172 grams. The iPhone 6 Plus is available in three different premium colors: Gray, Silver and Gold.
Whereas, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a kind of tedious appeal. It has a faux leather on the back and on the sides there is replica metal band. It used to appear premium, but the flagship smartphones like HTC One M8 and Sony Xperia Z2 sports shinier and stylish appeal. The handset thickness it 8.3mm.
Though, the handset doesn’t bear metal body; it weighs 168 grams and is available in color variants like White, Black and Pink.
Sony is only the smartphone manufacturer whose design models most closely mirror to Apple’s. The Sony Xperia is a thing of magnificence. The Z2 boasts an aluminum chassis (similar like iPhone 6), but ups the ante supported Dragontrail glass on the front and rear as well as fully water-resistant body, an erratic find in the market. Xperia Z2 smartphone thickness is 8.2mm and weighs 163 grams.
The iPhone 6 Plus sports a 5.5-inch LED-backlit HD IPS touchscreen with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels along with a pixel density of 401ppi.
The Galaxy Note 3 has a larger Super AMOLED display of 5.7-inch. The screen supports full HD screen resolution like iPhone 6 Plus and offers a pixel density of 386ppi.
Sony Xperia Z2 boasts 5.2-inch HD IPS Capacitive Touchscreen with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels along with a pixel density of 424ppi which is even more than what iPhone 6 Plus have.
Performance and Storage:
The iPhone 6 Plus is powered by latest 64-bit A8 processor that offers a clocking speed of 1.4GHz. The Dual Core processor is well-supported by PowerVR GX6650 which boasts high-end gaming very smoothly. The smartphone comes with a 2GB of RAM for better user experience.
The iPhone 6 Plus is available in three different storage variant: 16GB, 64GB and 128GB. Whereas, there is no any external storage support on the handset.
Whereas, Galaxy Note 3 is powered by a Quad Core Snapdragon 800 processor, which is becoming old-fashioned now, but is strong enough to give rival to the iPhone 6 Plus with a processing speed of 2.3GHz. It is also coupled with Adreno 330 graphics and has 3GB of RAM.
The Galaxy Note 3 is also available in different storage variants like 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The Note 3 allows its user to expand the storage capacity by adding a MicroSD card up to 64GB.
The Xperia Z2 is powered by a 2.3GHz Quad Core Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 processor along with 3GB of RAM, which again adds a boost to the user experience.
The Z2 offers 16GB of internal memory storage, later can be expanded up to 128GB via MicroSD card. And the handset is available to buy in two different color variants – Black and White.
Software and Camera:
Apple iPhone 6 Plus operates on the latest iOS 8 and packed with plenty of new features too. The iPhone 6 Plus sports an 8MP rear face camera with OIS and dual-LED flash, autofocus and full HD video recording at 60fps. The smartphone also sports a 1.2MP front facing camera, which allows users to shoot HD videos and has mainly made for capturing amazing selfies.
And if we talk about Galaxy Note 3, it operates on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS. But there is an update available for the smartphone that is Android 4.4.2 KitKat update. The OS is overlaid with TouchWiz UI.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 features a whooping 13MP rear camera with no OIS, but comes with autofocus and LED flash. The camera also allows users to shoot up to 2160p videos at 30fps. Whereas, the front camera sports a 2MP camera also capable of recording HD videos at 30fps.
Sony Xperia Z2 runs on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS with its own customized Xperia UI. In camera, Xperia bets all its rivalries as it features 20.7 mega-pixels of rear-facing camera with LED flash support which is capable to record full HD video at 30fps. And the front camera sports 2.2 mega-pixels for better quality of selfies.
The iPhone 6 Plus along with iPhone 6 are the first smartphone from Apple to feature NFC connectivity. The handset also features fingerprint scanner that lies under the Home button. The handset comes with Wi-Fi 802.11ac connectivity. Other connectivity options include 4G LTE, GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE and 3.5mm Audio jack.
Connectivity-wise, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 comes with 3G support along with Wi-Fi 801.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, NFC, Infrared, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, MHL Out, HDMI, 3.5mm audio jack and MicroUSB connectivity options.
If we look at the Xperia Z2 connectivity options, it also comes with NFC support along with 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b/ g/ n/ ac, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, MHL Out, 3.5mm audio jack, and MicroUSB charging support.
Apple iPhone 6 Plus is packed with 2,915mAh non-removable battery, which is capable of providing standby time of 250hrs on 3G and Talktime of 14hrs on 3G on a single charge.
Whereas, Galaxy Note 3 comes with a larger battery of 3,200mAh removable Li-ion battery. It delivers 3G standby time of around 22hrs and a 3G Talktime of around 425hrs.
The Xperia Z2 comes packed with 3,200mAh Li-ion battery. The battery is removable and delivers 740hrs of 3G standby along with 19hrs of 3G Talktime on a single charge.