Apple has released its most anticipated version of the iPhone, the larger than ever iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. We know that it wouldn’t be fair enough to compare iPhones to any Android device, but for the sake of those who are looking for some differences, we’ll give you interesting facts on the specs and design of iPhone 6 and Gionee Elife S5.5.
Design and Display
The Gionee Elife S5.5 is the world’s slimmest smartphone and the Apple’s iPhone 6 is one among the thin and compact smartphones. Both device carries an awesome built, excellent construction and used premium materials.
Elife S5.5 is really a strikingly stunning phone. The combination of metal and glass leaves an impression of being a true ‘elite device’. iPhone 6 on its side has no doubt a one truly beautiful device, the soft, rounded corners and a curved glass screen that melds smoothly into its thin metal body resemble the iPad and the iPod touch.
The dimensions of the Elife S5.5 are 145x70x5.5 and weighs 130 grams. At 5.5mm thick, it is truly the world’s slimmest phone, the golden aluminum frame has been shaped to make it comfortable in your hand, while the rear glass panel though slippery is cool to the touch. Overall, Gionee’s attention to detail is very much in effect.
As for the iPhone 6, the dimensions are 138x67x6.9, weighing 129 grams. The device has made a vast improvement on the thickness department, and at 6.9mm, it is still at par slim.
iPhone 6 includes prominent antenna bands in the back enclosure. Elife S5.5 has four visible white lines along its edge which resemble the controversial “antenna gate” of the iPhone. Both device’s volume and power buttons are pill-shaped.
The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch display with a “2x” resolution of 1334 x 740 (326 ppi) while the Elife S5.5 has 5-inch with resolution of 1920 x 1080 (441 ppi). iPhone 6 features Retina HD, and as described by Apple’s Phil Schiller, it is “the most advanced displays ever to go into a phone”. Elife S5.5 on the other hand uses Super AMOLED, Samsung’s most prominent display technology. In general, both phones are capable of showing off higher contrast, better brightness, and improved white balance.
Internals and OS
The S5.5 is amply powered by a 1.7 GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor with Mali 450-MP4 GPU and 2GB of RAM. On specs sheet, the 28nm chip packs eight low-power Cortex-A7 cores, all eight cores can operate simultaneously at up to between 1.7GHz and 2GHz, depending on the bin. On records, MT6592 manages to beat what appears to be the quad-core Snapdragon 800 in benchmarks, power consumption (as low as 40 percent) and temperature.
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As for the iPhone 6, the phone has a new 64-bit A8 1.4 GHz dual core processor built on an advanced 20-nanometer process by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). It has 1GB RAM and uses the PowerVR GX6650 GPU. According to Apple, A8 offers a 25 percent faster CPU and 50 percent better graphics performance compared to the A7 on the iPhone 5s.
In the storage division, Elife S5.5 is fixed to 16GB storage with no microSD expansion, though iPhone 6 also doesn’t have expansion slot, it offers 16GB, 64GB and 128GB variants. On the good side, Elife S5.5 supports USB OTG, which you can plug flash drives and other USB devices, a feature you won’t find on iPhones.
Out of the box, Elife S5.5 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and an OTA KitKat update is rightly available once you connect your device to the Internet. It also uses Gionee’s AMIGO UI, a heavily customized interface offering unique Android user experience. iPhone 6 has the latest iOS 8. iOS is the foundation of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Elife S5.5 has 5-megapixel front facing camera with 95-degree ultra-wide angle, more than perfect to capture a lot in the background, it’s best for taking selfies. It also comes equipped with a 13-megapixel sensor, ISO control, and an array of cool shooting modes and options. Gionee Elife S5.5 can take good pictures, with excellent colors and incredible details, and limited noise in low-light situations.
The iPhone 6 camera still captures the same 8 megapixel as the iPhone 5s. But megapixels surely aren’t the only factor in capturing quality images and video. The camera has a new Focus Pixels, manual Exposure Control, higher-resolution Panorama photography, Slo-Mo video enhancements and Optical Image Stabilization.
The iPhone 6 has 1,810 mAh battery while the Elife S5.5 has a battery capacity of 2,300mAh. Though the battery size of Elife S5.5 is bigger than the iPhone 6, the 3G talk time for the iPhone 6 is at 14 hours, compared to just 11 hours in the S5.5.
Of course, one of the major leads of the Gionee Elife S5.5 is the price. For just around Php 19,999 in the Philippines ($480), you’ll be able to get a phone that is incredibly thin and compact. On the other hand, though not official, the iPhone 6 in the Philippines could be priced for as much as Php 35,000 ($840).
In the end, Apple’s device has one of the most powerful chipsets in the market and has the most advanced OS. Gionee on the other hand is probably a new name to many of you, but the company has been around for 12 years now and been focusing lately on producing slim and revolutionary designs.