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OnePlus 2 vs Apple iPhone 6: Battle of the premium smartphone against its cheaper counterpart
The Taiwanese OEM OnePlus has become quite popular worldwide in a matter of just one year. With no full page advertisements, like the American multinational Apple, the company had gathered numerous of fans for their device OnePlus One. The hype was carried over to the OnePlus 2 - a device which the company touts as ‘The Flagship Killer of 2016'. So does that mean that you can now ditch the idea of buying an iPhone 6 and go for the newbie?
Here are the Top 5 Reason to opt for the cheaper iPhone alternative:
The OnePlus 2 in comparison to the iPhone has a higher resolution display. It comes with a Full HD (1920x1080) panel as compared to the Retina (1334x750) display on the iPhone 6. So if you are a geeky guy, who bother a lot about specifications then iPhone 6 is not for you!
This an area where the OnePlus 2 is leaps and bounds ahead of its Apple counterpart! iPhone 6 features a meagre 1GB of RAM in contrary to the 3GB/4GB present on the OnePlus 2. The 16GB variant of the OnePlus comes with the 3GB of RAM, while the 64GB comes with a 4GB of RAM.
Laser Autofocus And 4K Recording
Despite the fact that the iPhone 6 has an excellent camera at the back, the unit is incapable of shooting 4K video. The 8MP camera might sound pretty inferior on paper when compared to the 13MP unit on the OnePlus 2, but real life images tell a different tale. In terms of still image capture the device is at par with the higher resolution OnePlus 2. The resolution never matters to judge how good or bad a camera is - the pixel size and image sensors does. The pixel size of the iPhone 6 is larger at 1.5 micron per metre, thereby helping in shooting better lowlight images.
Nevertheless the OnePlus 2 on the other hand shoot flawless Quad HD video (4K). So if video is your concern, then OnePlus should be your obvious choice. Plus it features a Laser Autofocus (PDAF technology) which results in better focusing times. The device can now focus onto an object in less than 0.2 secs!
USB Type C port
Unlike the Lighting port on the Apple iPhone, the OnePlus 2 features a reversible USB Type C port. This port is not only reversible, but also helps in higher copy speeds - 5 gigabit/sec!
The iPhone 6 features a small non-removable 1810 mah Li-Poly battery as compared to the humongous 3300 mah on the OnePlus 2. It's true that the device by large requires a bigger battery since it features a high resolution display and an Octa core processor as compared to the dual core on iPhone. Despite that tech analysts at Gizbot believe that it's still not up to the level of the OnePlus.
There are a few other reasons to - like customisable StyleSwap back covers, Physical alert slider in the OnePlus 2. The company is providing five replaceable back cover including a Wooden and a Kevlar Back cover. They will retail at $27 each.
Finally, last but not the least it won't cost you a fortune unlike the iPhone 6. While the iPhone retails at something around Rs 60,000 the OnePlus 2 comes at just Rs 22,999 (16GB)/Rs 24,999 (64GB). But there's one catch though. You would need to end up with an invite to buy the device on amazon.in. Nevertheless we still feel that OnePlus 2 can be good replacement to the iPhone 6, in case you are short on budget.