The Apple iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro, and the Sony Xperia XA1 Plus are the three smartphones from different generations. However, all of them are priced just below Rs. 25,000, and if you are confused between these three smartphones, here is our comparison to clear your confusion.
The Apple iPhone 6 is the oldest smartphone in the comparison; it was announced in September 2014 internationally, and it became available to purchase in India in October 2014. The Apple iPhone 6 is the successor to the Apple iPhone 5s. The iPhone 6 came with a whopping price tag of Rs. 53,500 for the 16GB storage variant at the time of its launch. The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro was announced in March 2016, and it launched in India in October 2016 with a price tag of Rs. 32,490. The Sony Xperia XA1 Plus is the latest smartphone in the comparison; it was announced in August 2017, and it launched in India in September 2017 with a price tag of Rs. 24,990.
iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro vs Sony Xperia XA1 Plus: Display
The Apple iPhone 6 has the smallest display of the lot; a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display with 1334×750 pixels resolution. The display uses Apple’s ion-strengthened glass and has an oleophobic coating for fingerprint and smudge protection. The display of iPhone 6 is known for its colour accuracy and good visibility under direct sunlight. Although, it lacks the deep black levels of the Super AMOLED display.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro has a large 6-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD resolution and Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Being an AMOLED display, it exhibits deep black levels and punchy colours. The sunlight visibility is also excellent. There is no doubt that the Galaxy A9 Pro has the best display among the three smartphones.
The Sony Xperia XA1 Plus comes with the traditional 5.5-inch IPS LCD display. The display has Full HD resolution and Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Although the display has a decent performance, it lacks the colour accuracy of the iPhone 6, and the deep black levels of the Galaxy A9 Pro. Hence, it ranks last in the display department.
iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro vs Sony Xperia XA1 Plus: Camera
The Apple iPhone 6 features an 8-megapixel primary camera with phase-detection autofocus and a dual-tone dual-LED flash. The primary camera can record Full HD videos at 60fps, which the other two smartphones in the comparison can’t. The front-facing camera of the iPhone 6 is just 1.2-megapixels, and it is unacceptable according to 2018 standards. Due to the disappointing secondary camera performance, the iPhone 6 falls to the third position in the camera comparison test.
The Sony Xperia XA1 Plus comes with the fanciest camera hardware. The primary camera has a resolution of 23-megapixels; it is equipped with phase-detection autofocus and an LED flash. The Xperia XA1 Plus takes the lead in the front-facing camera comparison with its 8-megapixel autofocus camera. However, the camera UI of the Xperia XA1 Plus lets it down; it has a very confusing and an ugly camera interface. Hence, it scores the second position in the comparison.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro has a 16-megapixel primary camera equipped with OIS and an LED flash. Thanks to the OIS, the device can capture images with lesser shakes. Sadly though, the camera doesn’t feature phase-detection autofocus, and as a result, it is slow to focus sometimes. Nonetheless, it gets the job done. The front-facing camera has a decent resolution of 8-megapixels, and unlike the iPhone 6’s front-facing camera, it can record Full HD videos. Also, the camera UI is very simple and beautiful looking. Hence, it ranks first in the camera comparison.
iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro vs Sony Xperia XA1 Plus: Performance
The Apple iPhone 6 comes with a dual-core Apple A8 SoC paired with 1GB of RAM. Although the SoC is quite old and has only two cores, it manages even to blow away octa-core chipsets. The device features iOS 11.2 OS, and it is very well optimised. As a result, the device has a fast and fluid performance.
The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro comes with the most powerful processor among the three smartphones, the octa-core Snapdragon 652. The chipset is mated to 4GB of RAM. The device ships with Android 7.0 Nougat OS, which is customised with Samsung Experience UI. The OS has tons of features for privacy, customisability, and productivity. The Galaxy A9 Pro doesn’t performs as smooth and fast as the iPhone 6, but it is fairly fast.
The Sony Xperia XA1 Plus has the least powerful processor of the lot, the MediaTek Helio P20. The SoC is mated to 4GB of RAM. The Xperia XA1 ships with Android 7.0 Nougat and it has few visual customisations over the stock Android UI. Due to the lesser powerful processor, and not-so-well optimised OS, the device doesn’t performs as fast as the iPhone 6 or the Galaxy A9 Pro.
iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro vs Sony Xperia XA1 Plus: Battery
The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro takes over the other two smartphones in the battery comparison with its massive 5000mAh battery. The Galaxy A9 Pro can last at least two days even under heavy usage. The Sony Xperia XA1 Plus manages to score the second position with its fairly large 3430mAh battery, and Pump Express+ 2.0 fast charging technology. The Apple iPhone 6 scores the last position in the battery comparison due its small battery and the lack of fast charging technology.
iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro vs Sony Xperia XA1 Plus: Verdict
The Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro has the best screen, best camera performance, and the best battery backup. Hence, it wins this comparison test. The Sony Xperia XA1 ranks second as it has better camera and battery backup than the iPhone 6, while having a decent performance, and a decent display, which leaves the Apple iPhone 6 in the third position.
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