Top 4 Phones You Can Buy Instead of the iPhone 6s
While we’re all talking about the iPhone 6s, let’s also speak about it’s practicality today. Is it still a phone worth buying and burning a hole through our pockets when we have other smartphones such as the OnePlus 2, the S6 Edge +, the Moto X Play and the Nexus 5 – all of which feature similar specifications as the iPhone 6s and yet come at an easier price.
Briefly put, the iPhone 6s comes with a 4.7 inch display with 1334 X 750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi resolution. It comes with the force touch technology and an A9 processor. It has an upgraded 12MP camera and an optical image stabilization technology. It has storage options of up to 128GB and a relatively normal battery life that haven’t been specified yet.The physical dimensions of the iPhone are pretty slick and slim. It is afterall the ‘cool’ smartphone. It has an aluminum build and overall looks like a ‘million bucks’, and guess what else? It also costs a ‘million bucks’ (the phrase not the actual amount). Now let us have a look at a couple of other phones which have similar features and specifications. The best part about these ‘other’ smartphones is that you don’t have to take a bank loan to buy it.
The OnePlus 2
Mind blowing Chinese smartphone, which is even exclusive (just in case you care about that kind of stuff). It offers a 5.5 inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, and is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It weighs 175 g and measures 151.8 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm. It runs on the Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop), has a Quad-core 1.56 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57 CPU and an Adreno 430 GPU. It has two storage variants – 16 GB with 3 GB RAM and 64 GB with 4 GB RAM and is powered by the Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810. It has a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera, which is more than the iPhone 6s’s 12MP rear camera and to end this description – it also comes with a 3300 mAh battery.
Now apart from the fact that it doesn’t have Apple’s super fluid OS, this phone is pretty awesome, and it comes at Rs.Rs 22,999/ 24,999 for the two different variants respectively.
The Moto X Play
The Moto X Play is expected to launch in India on the 14th of September promises to offer a 5.5 inch FullHD display, a Snapdragon 615 chipset and 2GB of RAM. Along with this it is fueled by a 3,650mAh battery pack which is allegedly good for 48 hours of mixed use and fast-charging. This smartphone is expected to be priced at around Rs.19,892. Oh and this phone has a 21-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash. Yeah. That’s right – 21MP not 12MP. One last thing about the storage, it comes in two variants – 16GB /32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD. There you go – 128GB memory, 21MP camera, better battery all at a speculated price of Rs.19,892. Even if this price goes up, it still won’t be anywhere close to Rs.60,000.
Samsung Galaxy S6
Yes, it is necessary for a Samsung phone to be in this list, because like it or not, they are catching up to the iPhone. So this particular handset comes with a 5.1-inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution and 577 ppi pixel density. Runs on the Android v5.0.2 Lollipop operating system with a 2550mAH lithium-ion battery. It also has a 16MP primary camera with optical image stabilization, auto focus, LED flash and 5MP front facing camera and comes with a storage capacity of 32/64/128 GB with 3 GB RAM. There you go, almost all of the iPhone 6s specifications at a price of Rs.37,390 on Amazon.
Nexus 5: This upcoming phone is expected to have a 5.2 inch HD P-OLED display and a 64GB internal storage with 4GB of RAM. The rear camera is expected to come with 13MP rear camera, f/1.8 aperture, laser autofocus, optical image stabilization, and dual-tone LED flash along with a 4MP front selfie camera with Iris detection. It might also have a 3,180mAh with wireless charging capabilities and is speculated to be priced at Rs. 25,600.
Now, honestly if you go to see, today the iPhone is not an unfathomable or game changing phone. Any Chinese vendor today can create something similar, even the Force Touch technology which seems to be missing in all the above phones. But honestly, who needs force touch? Most Android users actually have a happy life without it. It’s a strange and unimaginable thought for the iOS user but it’s true. Life goes on without having a crazy camera, or an exclusive phone that could potentially cost you more than mortgage payment does today.
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