iPhone 6 vs LG G3 vs Passport!

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Everyone likes comparing phones but it can be a bit of a chore collecting all the info, especially for someone that’s much more concerned about user experience than specs. So when a post comparing the LG G3 and  the iPhone 6 Plus popped up in my e-mail alerts, I figured I would take the lazy man’s route, take the info they collected and add the Passport to it. The quotes are from Christian Today and of course the rantings outside of quotes belong to me. So let’s get started!
Starting with the screens, the LG G3 and iPhone 6 Plus both have 5.5 inch screens, of the rectangular variety that we all know all too well, you know the shape, all phones are that shape. The BlackBerry Passport comes in with a 4.5 inch square screen, a shape which only BlackBerry has been using recently in the Q devices.

Looking into more details, LG’s flagship boasts a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels that provides a highly rich experience for users, whereas Apple’s offering provides 1344 x 750 resolution, significantly lower than that of the G3.  Nonetheless, with 16:9 aspect ratio, such device still offers clear and detailed images and videos.

The BlackBerry Passport comes in with 1440 x 1440 resolution, providing a crisp clear display good enough for professional use. And with the IPS LCD, it also looks good outside in the sunlight. But the real story here is the iPhone, and it’s not a pretty story. 1344 x 750? Really? On the flagship device? Wow.

Sheep are disappointed
Sheep are disappointed

 In terms of storage and memory, the LG G3 is available only in a 16 GB or 32 GB version, but can be expanded as it supports micro SD cards of up to 128 GB.

On the other hand, the iPhone Plus does not come with a micro SD slot but offers 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB models. The device also provides a cloud storage option and a greater capacity for internal storage options.  Users can utilize 5 GB of cloud storage,  free of charge, along with the Photo Stream for one’s pictures.

The Passport comes standard with 32 GB internal, and can support SD cards up to 128 GB as well. For anyone counting that 160 GB of storage on the G3 and Passport vs maximum 128 GB on iPhone. But thank goodness for that cloud storage right? Of course, there are plenty of cloud storage providers out there that are available to everyone else. The BlackBerry has native support for Box, Drop Box, and One Drive. And I’m betting there’s quite a few celebrities that are wishing they would have used one of these services instead for iCloud, but of course, I’m just guessing here.

The LG G3 comes with a 13-megapixel camera, whereas the iPhone 6 Plus features an 8-megapixel camera that is similar to a previous model, the iPhone 5S. As such, the G3 is expected to snap photos and capture clips that are of higher quality.

Passport has a 13-Megapixel as well. I suppose Apple can get away with the lesser camera, since you probably wouldn’t notice the difference between an 8 megapixel photo and a 13 megapixel photo on that cruddy screen they decided to go with.

A Snapdragon 801 chip set that comes with a 2.5 Ghz quad-core processor has been incorporated into the LG G3, which runs on the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system.  With the special Andreno 330 GPU, such device has been praised for the graphics it generates, which are comparable to those of game consoles.

Meanwhile, the iPhone 6 Plus makes use of the new A8 chip set that enables Apple’s offering to carry out desktop-level performance.

Passport’s Snapdragon 801 chip set with 2.26 GHz quad-core processor running BB10.3 is much quicker and smoother than any android phone could ever hope to be. And I’m still waiting to see desktop-level performance from the iPhone, but you can sure crush the heck out of candy!

Other features for the LG G3 include protective recommendations from Smart Notice, new ways of unlocking the phone through the KNOCK Code, and wireless charging, among others.

The iPhone 6 Plus, on the other hand, features a new mobile payment platform, thanks to near field communication (NFC); the phone also comes with a larger battery (2915 mAh), supports third-party keyboards, and features optical image stabilization for enhanced photo capture.

Quite honestly, I don’t know what they’re talking about on the G3, and don’t really care. It is curious that these last bits of info are thrown in on the iPhone like it’s something the other phones do not have. The LG also has NFC. And of course the Passport has NFC. The G3 has a 3000 mAh battery, larger than the iPhone. But of course, neither phone comes close to the Passport’s 3450 mAh battery. Android of course supports third-party keyboards, but none compare to the truly innovative capacitive physical keyboard. It wasn’t too long ago that we BlackBerry users were under a constant barrage of Androidians and iPhonians chanting that our phones couldn’t compare in a spec war, well my friends, now they do. But as I’ve said before, it’s not the specs that matter, not to me, it’s the user experience, and once again, the BlackBerry Passport, really all the BlackBerry 10 devices, win over any Android or iPhone.


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