The thing about technical specs is that, they can mean different things to different people and situations. But if there is any company out there that promises a real world performance metric and meets it and in fact, mostly beats it, it is Apple. With the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus, the company promised better battery life, overall better performance, better camera, etc. And looks like it kept up its end of the promise, based on a bunch of reports that came out today.
The first report from the ever so reliable AnandTech on the iPhone 6 models' performance compared to a bunch of previous iPhones and popular Android devices. In almost every test, the new iPhone 6 models beat their Android counterparts heftily and the only real competitor to the iPhone 6 models came in the form of a "Tablet" not a smartphone. So clearly the iPhone 6 models are again leading the smartphone race from the front. As far as the Android smartphones are concerned, only the Samsung Galaxy S5 comes close (and wins marginally in some cases) to the iPhone 6 models in some tests. But the most interesting point that I noticed from this article, is how even the iPhone 5 has almost the exact battery life of Samsung Galaxy S5 (for a specific situation here, web browsing over wifi), but the iPhone 5S lags behind it by an hour or so and the iPhone 5C is very close to the Galaxy S5. Either way for Samsung to base an entire Ad campaign on "poor" battery life of the iPhone (Wall Huggers) seems shallow and almost borderline, lying, but again who am I kidding here, we are talking about Samsung!
The second report from DisplayMate crowns the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus displays as the best ever smartphone displays it has tested, based on a variety of tests and comparisons. And the iPhone 6 Plus is more impressive than the iPhone 6 in its display quality.
And finally another article on the superior prowess of the iPhone 6 (not the 6 Plus) camera performance from Macworld. Looks like gone are the days comparing, a smartphone camera to a point and shoot. Now the point and shoot cameras, apparently are of no competition to the calibre of the iPhone cameras, that we have started comparing the iPhone cameras with the DSLRs. And the best part is that even the iPhone 6 camera's performance is comparable (not better, yet) to that of the DSLRs'. I wonder how the "superior" iPhone 6 Plus camera would fare in a similar situation.