With Apple announcing its next generation iPhones at its press event Tuesday Sept. 9, everyone wants to know how the devices stacks up against the competition. And so do we! In this article we will explore the differences between the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the upcoming Google Nexus 6. Will Apple's latest iPhones stand strong against the Nexus 6 powerhouse or will it fall short? Check it out below: 


Apple revealed its pricing for the iPhone 6 will be as followed for $199/16GB, $299/64GB and $399/128GB. While the iPhone 6 Plus will be priced at $100 more for each; $299/16GB, $399/64GB and $499/128GB. 

While nothing is set in stone many outlets are speculating that the Google Nexus 6 will be priced at $550. 


Both iPhones will have an 8-megapixel iSight camera on the back with auto image stabilization and auto HDR for photos. The devices will feature a 1.2-megapixel camera on the front with improved face detection. The devices will also be capable of 1080p HD video recording (30 fps or 60 fps). 

There are conflicting reports on the camera features of the device with some claiming that it might have a 20-megapixel camera with HDR mode while others said that it will house a 13-megapixel main camera and a 5-megapixel front facing camera. 

Processor & Storage 

The iPhone 6 models will feature Apple's new A8 chip build on second-generation 64-bit desktop class architecture. That is enhanced by an M8 motion coprocessor that measures your activity from advanced sensors, including a new barometer. The CPU performance is said to be 50x faster than the original iPhone and the GPU performance is listed as 84x faster than the first iPhone. 

The smartphone is going to make a jump to the 64-bit chipset so its going to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core 2.7GHz Krait 450 processor with an Adreno 420 GPU. There's going to be only a 32GB variant so far and has 3GB of RAM.

Operating System 

Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will both run iOS 8 which has updated most of the features you use everyday including messages and much more. iOS 8 has also added Apple's new Health initiative along with its Health app. 

The Nexus 6 is also going to run on Google's next mobile operating system, the Android 5.0 or Android L as it's more commonly known. Android L has added a new UI design, new runtime, enhanced notifications and much more to its operating system. 


Apple's iPhone 6 will come in two sizes. A 4.7-inch model and 5.5-inch model. The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will be 1334 x 750 pixel resolution at 326 ppi while the 5.5-inch device will be 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution at 401 ppi. 

It is rumored that the Nexus 6 will be getting either a 5.5-inch or a 5.2-inch QHD display (2560 x 1440 pixel resolution). The display size and resolution is a step up from previous models and is a response to the LG G3's QHD display move.

As of now the speculations for the Nexus 6 are ahead of the Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in some aspects like display and camera but fall short with storage if indeed it will only offer a 32GB model. At the end of it all it comes down to preference. Do you like Android or iOS, Apple or Google? It all comes down to you and what your willing to spend your money on.