During a recent trip to Shenzhen I found a lot of evidence to support that the current iPhone 6 designs and renders we have seen are the real thing. So ahead of today’s Apple announcement lets take a hands on look of the iPhone 6 compared to the current crop of Chinese phones.
Walking around Huaqianbei in Shenzhen last week I discovered plenty of accessories are already on sale for the upcoming iPhone 6. Accessories ranging from screen protectors, to rubber cases and more are in stock in pretty much every stall in the thriving accessory market. So while walking around I decided to pick up a dummy iPhone 6 for the princely sum of 20 Yuan so that we can take a look at the next generation iPhone 6 compared to our favourite Chinese phones.
The model of iPhone 6 we are using for comparison is the 4.7-inch screened version and judging be the accessories on sale this is the phone Apple wll release today, however we did see s few models of iPhone 6 with a larger screen size of over 5-inch too but were unable to buy that model.
So without further a do lets’ take a look at the iPhone 6 when compared (physically) to the current crop of Chinese smartphones from, Meizu, Xiaomi, Meizu, Vivo, IUNI U3 and OnePlus.
iPhone 6 vs Meizu MX4
With a 5.36-inch display the MX4 is larger than the iPhone 6, but with an advanced alloy body the phone is comfy to hold and lightweight.
iPhone 6 vs Xiaomi Mi4
The Xiaomi Mi4 has been called a clone of the iPhone 5 by many, but compared to the iPhone 6 we have two very diffrent looking phones. Although the Mi4 has a 5-inch 1080 display, it is only a touch wider than the iPhone 6, and the thicker body does actually feel a little nicer in the hand to the slim iPhone.
iPhone 6 vs Vivo Xshot
The Vivo Xshot and iPhone 6 are possibly much closer in price to each other than the pther phones here. The Xshot is a few mm wider due ot the 5.5-inch display, but the curved rear of the Vivo sits in the palm of your hand better. Both are premium phones, but the iPhone will have to be something special to beat the amazing Vivo.
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iPhone 6 vs OnePlus One
The OnePlus One is the largest phone here, and compared to the iPhone 6 does look a little monsterous considering it only has a 5.5-inch display. Chances are though that the iPhone 6 will be 3x times more expensive than the OPO, won’t allow custom roms, wont have wooden covers and won’t have a 3100mAh battery.
iPhone 6 vs IUNI U3
2K display, LTE, dual sim, 3000 mAh battery and a price of only $320! Why would you want anything more than the IUNI U3? Could the iPhone 6 seriously be better than value than that?
iPhone 6 vs Chinese phones the conclusion
So with the iPhone 6 we are fairly sure we will see a larger 4.7-inch display, but that size is still much smaller than the smallest Chinese phone here and the size of the display does not convert to a much narrower body size. As we can see in the comparison photos the iPhone 6 is only very slightly narrower than the Xiaomi Mi4 which has a larger 5-inch display. The iPhone 6 isn’t much thinner than the Chinese phones here either with the only exception being the IUNI U3.
For owners of the current iPhone 5 or 5S the iPhone 6 is actually quite an updated in terms of design and build, but compared to to Chinese flagship devices the iPhone 6 is going to struggle unless we see some serious changes in Apple’s retail prices.
We currently don’t know the specs for the iPhone 6 but from a design standpoint alone would you consider buying the latest Apple phone over one of the top Chinese smartphones? All of the Chinese phones posted here, except the MX4, have 3GB RAM, and a Snapdragon 801 processor. 3 of them cost $320 or less, and all come with LTE options, the U3 even with dual SIM.
What do you think of the iPhone 6 compared to current Chinese phones? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.