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Comparing the iPhone 6 to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8

Comparing the iPhone 6 to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8

October 2, 2014

Two of the most popular smartphones on the market not owned by Apple are the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8. How do they rate against the new iPhone 6? It’s time to take a look, courtesy of PhoneBuff.

In a new video, the website shows that “specs don’t always translate into real world performance.” It comes after a “welcome to 2012 iPhone users” campaign was launched by Apple’s competitors, comparing the iPhone 6 to the 2-year-old Nexus 4.

For this test, iPhoneBuff loaded a variety of apps and switched between them on each device. So how does the dual-cored 1GB of RAM on the iPhone 6 compare to the two Android devices with more RAM?

Here you go:

As you can see, the iPhone 6 bests both handsets, especially the Galaxy S5. Recent benchmarks tests have shown similar results.

I’m not all that surprised by what the iPhoneBuff video shows. The iPhone 6 is the newest of the three. I would expect that the “Samsung Galaxy S6″ and the next-generation HTC One will surpass the iPhone 6 when they are released in 2015. And then the process will begin again when Apple’s next iPhone is released.

Nonetheless, the video does confirm that specs alone don’t tell the entire story.

See also: New iPhones are a big hit in China as preorders top 2 million units after just 6 hours.

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