September is shaping up to be a very exciting month for smartphone buyers around the world. Apple's two latest high-end handsets: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are already out in the market.
Similarly, Samsung's Galaxy Alpha is definitely going to rock the handset market when it goes on sale in select markets later this month. Everything from screen size to processing output suggests the new Galaxy Alpha is aiming directly to take on the iPhone 6.
It features all new design and specs that can match up to any premium phone available onto market today.
Notably, the phone is partly crafted out of metal, which is obviously a new thing for Samsung. But, do you thing users would like to buy Samsung's Galaxy Alpha over an iPhone 6?
Also, the question is, has Samsung finally cracked the code with its Galaxy Alpha. Well, to find out more we've put these charismatic handsets head-to-head to see who will emerge on top.
Apple iPhone 6 Vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha: Operating Systems (OS)
It's always tough to choose between an Android and iOS. After all, an OS is a quintessential element when deciding on getting a new phone. Apple's flagship iPhone 6 is running on the latest iOS 8. The latest update offers tons of new features, better notification support, Family sharing, updated messages and photo apps, among others.
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha, on the other hands, is supported by the Android 4.4 (KitKat). Unlike the Nexus 5, Samsung uses its own User interface (UI) layer on top of Android OS. The TouchWiz doesn't have a fluid UI but Samsung is slowly making its native UI more compelling in nature, with new add on features.
Apple iPhone 6 Vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha: Design
The iPhone 6's design has been radically changed compared to its predecessor. The phone is completely made out of aluminum, which feels great in the hands. Like a typical Apple product, the iPhone 6 should be seen as a piece of jewelry, rather than just a phone. The handset also measures at 6.8mm in terms of thickness and weighs-in at 129grams.
The Galaxy Alpha doesn't look cheap next to the iPhone 6; after all it is one of the most attractive phones Samsung has come up. Design wise, it uses same dimpled back as the Galaxy S5. At the same time, you'll notice a real metallic trip around the edges of the device. It looks so much better compared to the Galaxy S5.
Apple iPhone 6 Vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha: Display
The iPhone 6 comes with a 4.7-inch IPS Retina HD display with a resolution of 1334 x 750-pixels ( 326ppi). The screen size is not only bigger but it is much improved compared to previous generation iPhones.
The Samsung-made Galaxy Alpha, all together uses a different display technology, called as the SuperAMOLED. The screen panel offers rich and vibrant colors. The 4.7-inch display offers a resolution of 720p HD (312ppi).
Apple iPhone 6 Vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha: Processing Speed and RAM
The iPhone 6 is based on a 64-bit architecture with a dual-core Cyclone processor and 1GB RAM. Apple claims their A8 chipset is twice powerful than the previous A7 chipset. With the incoming of A8 chipset, one can expect better battery life on the iPhone 6.The Galaxy Alpha, meanwhile, is powered by an Exynos 5 5430 Octa-core CPU and 2GB RAM.
Apple iPhone 6 Vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha: Camera
The Alpha uses the same camera lens as the S5 although it now comes with a 12-megapixel ISOCELL sensor, and a 2.1MP front-facing shooter. The rear-back camera can even shoot 4K videos.The Galaxy Alpha doesn't include proper image stabilization, where as Apple's iPhone 6 now comes with such feature. Apple iPhone 6 has an 8-megapixel back camera with TrueTone flash and FaceTime HD front-facing camera.
Apple iPhone 6 Vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha: Storage
Apple iPhone 6 is available in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities, with no additional microSD card support. Samsung's Galaxy Alpha is no different in this department. It only comes in 32GB support, with no microSD support.
Apple iPhone 6 Vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha: Battery Life and Connectivity Options
The Galaxy Alpha comes with a removable 1,860 mAh battery with Ultra Power Saving mode. Apple iPhone 6, on the other hand, now sports a large 1,810mAh battery; though non-removable in nature.
Both handsets offers an array of connectivity features, notably, high-speed 4G LTE connection/ 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, among others.
Apple iPhone 6 Vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha: Verdict and Price
Both Samsung Galaxy Alpha and Apple iPhone 6 are crazy handsets, to be very honest. The Galaxy Alpha doesn't look childish at all; it now features much better finish, and build seem to be very nice. Apple iPhone 6, meanwhile, appears to be a piece of jewelry.
Neither of these devices has been made available into India yet. Internationally, the iPhone 6 retails upwards of Rs. 43,000, while the Galaxy Alpha is priced at par with the Apple-made handset.
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