We compare the Apple iPhone 6 Plus against the HTC One M8 to see which of these devices is worth the purchase.
According to the specs from GSMArena, the Apple iPhone 6 Plus has a bigger screen measuring 5.5 inches and its LED-backlit IPS LCD screen can render a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with 401 ppi pixel density. The HTC One M8 on the other hand, is equipped with a 5 inch Super LCD3 screen which can render the same resolution but at 441 ppi pixel density. The Apple handset has the following dimensions of 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm, weighs around 172 grams, and has the shatter proof glass for protection. The HTC handset is lighter at 16 grams with the dimensions of 146.4 x 70.6 x 9.4 mm, and has the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection.
The HTC One M8 has two sets of quad-core processors at 2.3 GHz and 2.5 GHz, powered by a Snapdragon 801 chipset from Qualcomm, and an Adreno 330 GPU. It RAM capacity is at 2GB with two variants of internal memory at 16 and 32GB, which can expand up to 128GB, and runs on the Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) software, upgradable to the v5.0 (Lollipop).
The iPhone 6 Plus is equipped with 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, with the latest Apple A8 chipset and PowerVR GX6450 for graphics. It has 1GB of RAM, with three variants of internal memories at 16, 64, and 128GB, and runs on the iOS 8, upgradable to the iOS 8.1.3 version.
The iPhone 6 Plus has an impressive 8MP rear camera with a 1.2MP front shooter, the HTC One M8 has a 4MP dual camera, with better front camera at 5MP. Both smartphones have the same features in camera such as 1/3” sensor size, 1.5µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, and HDR.
The Apple device’s battery is at 2915 mAh which last 24 hours in 3G, while the HTC One M8 is at 2600 mAh that can last up to 20 hours in 3G.
The Apple iPhone 6 Plus cost around $299, while the HTC One M8 is more expensive at $700.