No, we aren’t about to tune into the real Formula One race taking place at Suzuka, Japan, but rather watch a speed test of the best smartphones that are out this year to see which one comes out on top. Many Android bogs — including some we love and read daily — went against our views and picked on the iPhone 6 for not offering fantastic specs. The predominate argument was against Apple’s 1 GB of RAM in the iPhone 6. Our Android fans said what’s the point of having the new Apple A8 system chip if only 1 GB of RAM is pushing it along.
However, I knew better than to right the fruit company off here. Much like a Mercedes-Benz, you can’t just look at the size of the engine and how many kilowatts it produces to judge how fast it will launch up to 100 clicks. It is not that simple.
Anyhow, you don’t have to take our word for it. We aren’t Apple fan boys — we love them all. However, we are not in a negative view of what the guys out of Cupertino produced this year. I haven’t got my hands on one yet, but I have spent many hours watching video footage of people who have and it looks like a great phone.
You don’t have to take my word for it, however, as the video rolls the ultimate speed comparison set again the iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8. You should know that Apple’s smartphone is fresh out of the box and newly released, whereas the other two options came out earlier in the year. Therefore don’t take the head-to-head fight too seriously as we hope the new edition does win. Rather watch to see how the minimal RAM of the iPhone still produces amazing speeds that blow many theory’s of it being pointless out of the water.
To serve as a refresher, the iPhone 6 announced in September comes with a 4.7 inch display, 750 x 1334 pixels resolution, 326 ppi pixel density, scratch-resistant glass and a oleophobic coating. The hardware sports a Dual core, 1400 MHz, 64-bit processor with Apple A8 SoC, PowerVR GX6650 graphics processor running the iOS 8 software.
The Samsung galaxy S5 announced in February comes with a 5.1 inch display, Android 4.4.2 TouchWiz UI, 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, 432 ppi pixel density, Super AMOLED glass and scratch-resistant glass. The hardware boasts the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC system chip, quad core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400 and a Adreno 330 graphics processor.
The HTC One M8 comes with a 5.0 inch display, 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, 441 ppi pixel density, IPS LCD technology and no fantastic feature such as water or dust resistant. The hardware sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 system chip, Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400 processor and the Adreno 330 graphics processor.