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iPhone 6 Plus vs. the competition: Bigger is better, right?

iPhone 6 Plus vs. the competition: Bigger is better, right?
Kris Naudus
Kris Naudus|@krisnaudus|September 9, 2014 3:59 PM

Phones have been getting bigger and bigger, with many consumers embracing large handsets even as their screen sizes start to brush against the 6-inch mark. But those who prefer a larger screen have really only had Android as an option -- until today. The larger iPhone 6 Plus is here, and it's beautiful. While time will tell whether the iPhone 6 Plus has what it takes to challenge its more-established competition, we can still take a look at its specs versus the Galaxy Note 4 and LG G3 to see who's coming out of the gate with the strongest start. Want to see how it compares to other phones, both big and small? Build your own specs comparison with our compare feature!

iPhone 6 Plus Samsung Galaxy Note 4 LG G3
Pricing $299, $399, $499 (16, 64 and 128GB options) NA $99-$199
Known Dimensions 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1mm (6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches) 153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5mm (6.04 x 3.09 x 0.33 inch) 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9mm (5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches), curved
Weight 6.07 oz. (172g) 6.21 oz. (176g) 5.26 oz. (149g)
Screen size 5.5 inches 5.7 inches 5.5 inches
Screen resolution 1,920 x 1,080 (401 ppi) 2,560 x 1,440 (515 ppi) 2,560 x 1,440 (534 ppi)
Screen type IPS LCD, Retina HD Super AMOLED Quad HD IPS LCD
Battery NA 3,220mAh (user removable) 3,000mAh (removable)
Internal storage 16 / 64 / 128GB 32GB 32GB
External storage None microSD (up to 64GB) Up to microSDXC standard/2TB theoretical
Rear camera 8MP iSight, f/2.2, 1.5µm pixel size, OIS 16MP, LED flash 13MP with OIS
Front-facing cam 1.2MP, f/2.2 3.7MP 2.1MP
Video capture 1080p 4K 4K (30fps)
NFC Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth v4.0 v4.1 v4.0
SoC Apple A8 Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
CPU NA 2.7GHz 2.5GHz quad-core
GPU NA Adreno 420 Adreno 330
WiFi Dual-band, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual-band, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Dual-band, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Operating system iOS 8 Android 4.4 Android 4.4.2
Standout features Touch ID, barometer, next-gen gyroscope, FaceTime HD, Apple Pay Fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor, UV light sensor Smart Notice, LG Health, 4K video
iPhone 6 Plus vs. the competition: Bigger is better, right?