How Good Is iPhone 6 Camera Compared to Samsung Galaxy S6?

When you compare Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6 one thing you will pay attention to is the smartphones’ cameras shootout. How good is iPhone 6 camera [take a look at iPhone 6 Plus pros and cons as well]? Is it better than the competitor’s or not? Let’s take a look at some photographs and compare the two models based on how their cameras perform.

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The iPhone has the 8MP sensor and its camera sensors do not offer incredible megapixels. Still Apple is somehow managing to improve its performance allowing customers to carry their smartphone in their pocket and use it for multiple purposing including photos.

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 has the 16MP camera and it is much better than the one used on the ‘fruit’ handset. When you compare Apple iPhone to Samsung smartphones you will notice tons of differences, but each gadget will find its customer in the end.

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No matter how good the S6 camera is, when you compare iPhone 6 to Samsung Galaxy S6 photos you will see that the two cameras perform pretty similar when you leave the settings on stock.

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Both devices do nice images in different lightning conditions. They are nearly perfect when it comes to taking pictures in proper daylight even though the iPhone 6 surely lacks some focus’s depth. Still photos taken with the ‘fruit’ device are slightly sharper than the images created with S6 camera.

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If there is not enough light, Samsung captures more light and makes brighter photos compared to Apple device which makes darker but still sharper photographs.

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Anyways, look at the images and judge yourself on what is better to get, iPhone 6 or Galaxy S6 as both smartphones have nice cameras and capture great images.

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iPhone 6S Camera Specs Point to Better Image Quality

Millions of customers still dream about iPhone 6 or 6 Plus and Apple is already working on its next iPhone 6S model that is believed to get a better camera. Experts think that the next iOS smartphone [the name 6S is just rumored but this doesn’t mean that Apple will call its new version this way] will be able to take better photos through no one knows when the iPhone 6S release date is.

iPhone 6S camera specs mention the dual-lens camera and 8MP sensor which should be a big jump in the quality of images taken using the cell phone. The rumor comes from Jeff Pu who is an analyst and likes to make predictions on future Apple products.

It is interesting that the mentioned iPhone 6S camera megapixels are the same as were in the older iPhone 4S model released in 2011. Such resolution is nothing new, however the company increases the individual pixel size and updates sensors which results in the better image quality.

The Cupertino-based company buys lens from Largan Precision and this supplier is rumored to have limited growth in 2015 because of the 8 megapixels sensor that Apple needs for its new iPhone.

Mr. Pu also mentions that the new smartphone should get Optical Image Stabilization option. Apple might decrease the autofocus time but won’t get away from 8MP yet. Still the quality of camera doesn’t affect sensor resolution this much. Apple’s seven generation iPhones that have the 8 megapixel sensor perform even better than some smartphones with higher resolution sensors.

Do you like to take pictures using your iDevice? How satisfied are you with the iPhone 6 / 6 Plus in terms of stellar images?

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What Apple add new to the iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus Features?

iOS 8

The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is iOS 8. The software will come pre-installed on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Also it is available as a free update for other compatible devices beginning September 17th. iOS 8 has several new features. They make the software platform much more open, including functionality like third-party keyboards and widgets. Look through the major features:

•    Interactive Notifications
•    All-New Messages app
•    Quick Type and Third-party Keyboard support
•    Handoff makes switching between iOS and Mac seamless
•    App Extensions
•    Notification Center Widgets
•    Family Sharing
•    New Accessibility features
•    Mail app gets time-saving features
•    Photos, Camera and Image Editing: What’s New
•    Improved Safari

Apple Pay is a developed mobile payments system. It is powered by the NFC chip on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. To make a payment you simply hold your iPhone near the point-of-sale system. And verify you are the card holder by scanning your thumb with Touch ID.

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The system stores your credit card info in an encrypted and secure way, with the help of Touch ID and the new A8 chip. Apple Pay are also useable with the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s when paired with an Apple Watch.

The service is deeply integrated with Passbook. Apple Pay doesn’t store your credit card numbers. It does not transfer them to the merchant. And  this service doesn’t register what you have bought or how much you have paid for purchase . It simply creates a complex number for your card. And uses a one-time code for when you make payments.

Apple Pay supports credit and debit cards from the three major payment networks: American Express, MasterCard and Visa. Works with 6 major banks including Bank of America, Capital One Bank, Chase, Citi and Wells Fargo As for stores, Apple says that more than 220,000 retailers will work with Apple Pay including Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Wallgreens, Duane Reade, Subway, and McDonalds.

Design

The iPhone 6 is of course larger than its predecessor and has all-new design. The standard iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch display, though the iPhone 6 Plus packs a 5.5-inch screen.

The new Smartphones are also much more thinner. With the iPhone 6 measuring in at 6.9 mm and the iPhone 6 Plus a hairline bulkier at 7.1 mm. To make such a design, which looks along the lines of a fifth-generation iPod touch, the iPhone 6 has a seamless transition between glass and metal. The newer iPads, iMacs and other Apple products have the same combination. The handset is made with a mix of anodized aluminum, stainless steel and glass.

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The Apple company wants to ensure one-handed use of the iPhone 6. So it has moved the Sleep / Wake button (or the power button) to the right side of the phone. There are pill-shaped volume buttons and a mute switch for silencing on the left the device. On the back is a slightly protruding iSight camera next to thick antenna bands at the top and bottom. And a beautiful lightening Apple logo in the center and typical iPhone tagline underneath.

The smartphone still has an anodized aluminum finish to keep your iPhone 6 looking new. The chamfered edges are replaced with a smooth, seamless bond of metal and glass that could be less prone to cracking or shattering if you drop your iPhone. The use of ion-strengthened glass should also make the iPhone 6 more resilient at surviving the impact of a drop.

The design of The iPhone 6 features vs iPhone 6 Plus are still feel familiar for the most part. But to compare between a rounder iPhone 3GS and Iphone 6 the difference is huge.

Retina HD Display

The first smartphone that has a Retina display was the iPhone 4. That is the marketing term to describe any device with a high-resolution screen. Four years later, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have become the first smartphones to feature Retina HD displays.

The standard 4.7-inch model has a resolution of 1,334 x 750 pixels. Which is density of 326 PPI. Althouh, the larger 5.5-inch model becomes the first iPhone to be 1080p with a full 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution and 401 PPI. Both resolutions definitely raise the bar over the iPhone 5s, which measures at 1,136 x 640 pixels.

The all-new Retina HD Display includes a lot of innovation. They are: a full sRGB color standard, higher contrast and so-called incredible brightness and white balance. To achieve higher contrast, Apple developed an advanced process of photo alignment .This process involves using UV light to precisely position the display?s liquid crystals so they lay exactly where they should. The end result is a better viewing experience, with deeper blacks and sharper text.

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A wider viewing angle is the result of dual-domain pixels that enable color accuracy from corner to corner. When you’re wearing sunglasses an improved polarizer provides you with a clearer view of your iPhone’s display. The four main components of a Retina HD Display are the glass, polarizer, IPS display and backlight.

The Retina HD Display also has an innovative new feature called Display Zoom. With a higher resolution screen, the ability to scale the Home screen or apps makes a lot of sense. Also the iPhone 6 Plus has a Landscape view on. It allows you to view the Home screen and several stock apps in a new dimension.

Cameras

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have got an improved 8-megapixel iSight rear-facing camera that packs a long list of new features:

Focus Pixels: Focus pixels are enabled through Apple’s new image signal processor. These pixels provide the sensor that carries more information about your image. This leads to better and faster autofocus that can even be seen in preview.

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Optical Image Stabilization: Apple has added optical image stabilization exclusively to the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. This feature the company describes as working with the Apple A8 processor, gyroscope and M8 motion coprocessor to measure motion data and provide precise lens movement to compensate for hand shake in lower light. The fusion of long- and short-exposure images helps to reduce the subject motion.

Face Detection: The new iSight camera has the ability to recognize faces faster and more accurately, when you are far away in the distance or in a crowd. The result is better portrait and group shots, with improved blink and smile detection and a selection of faces in burst mode.

Exposure Control: with a simple slide this feature enables you to lighten or darken a photo or video in the preview pane. You can go up to four f-stops in either direction.

1080p HD at 60 FPS and Slo-Mo Video at 240 FPS: When you shoot HD video on the iPhone 6, there is an option of recording at 60 frames per second. You can capture more action in each second and create sharper images that translate to more true-to-life video. Likewise, there is an option to shoot HD video at 120 fps or 240 fps in 720p in slow motion & full videos or parts.

Time-Lapse Videos: iOS 8 enables iPhone users to create time-lapse videos that will snap photos at dynamically selected intervals. When they are stitched together, they create these still videos that have a very cool effect.

Continuous Autofocus: This is described as an advanced optical feature that makes use of Apple’s new Focus Pixels technology to ensure that shots remain sharp and stay that way while you’re recording. Even if subjects or objects move. Faster autofocus means fewer inadvertent focus changes as well.

Cinematic Video Stabilization: The cinematic video stabilization aims to fix the shaky videos, by keeping your shots steady and as smooth as gliding through the scene on a rig.

Apple has also improved face detection in the front-facing FaceTime HD camera on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Added a larger aperture and all-new sensor technology for capturing 81 percent more light.

A8 Chip

A larger screen needs a more powerful processor. The new Apple A8 chip features second-generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture and an advanced 20-nanometer process. It delivers performance up to 50 times faster, and with up to 50 percent more energy efficiency, than the original iPhone. Accompanied by a new M8 motion coprocessor, graphics performance is also up to 84 times faster than the original iPhone.

The A8 chip uses an advanced 20-nanometer process. It is 13% smaller, but delivers 25 percent improved performance with up to 50 percent more energy efficiency than the A7 chip, which powers iPhone 5s.

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Apple details the following about the M8 Motion Coprocessor:

“When you?re in motion, the M8 motion coprocessor continuously measures data from the accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, and a new barometer. This offloads work from the A8 chip for improved power efficiency. And now those sensors do even more, measuring your steps, distance, and elevation changes.”

Battery

Apple claims that battery life on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus either matches or outperforms that of the iPhone 5s.
Some comparison of battery life on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus based on several categories: audio, HD video, Wi-Fi browsing, LTE browsing, 3G browsing, 3G talk and standby time.

On a single charge, the iPhone 6 gets up to 50 hours of audio playback, up to 11 hours of HD video playback, up to 11 hours of Wi-Fi browsing, up to 10 hours of LTE browsing, up to 10 hours of 3G browsing, up to 14 hours of 3G talk and up to 10 days or 250 hours of standby time.

Although, the iPhone 6 Plus has a larger battery capacity and better battery life. Therefore, gets up to 80 hours of audio playback, up to 14 hours of HD video playback, up to 12 hours of Wi-Fi browsing, up to 12 hours of LTE browsing, up to 12 hours of 3G browsing, up to 24 hours of 3G talk and up to 16 days or 384 hours of standby time. The actual capacity of the lithium-ion batteries has not yet been confirmed.

Connectivity

The iPhone 6 features vs iPhone 6 Plus have improved wireless connectivity for faster LTE download speeds of up to 150 Mbps. The iPhone 6 users can experience faster download and upload speeds for browsing the web, streaming music, making video calls and more. The devices also support Voice over LTE, or VoLTE, enabling wideband high-quality calls that are crisp and clear sounding.

The iPhone 6 has up to 20 LTE bands. This allows the iPhone 6 to connect to more high-speed LTE networks in more areas, convenient for travelers that are data roaming or those that live in international countries. Plus, you can keep browsing on iPhone 6 while you are talking, with simultaneous voice and LTE data.

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With new support for 802.11ac, there is also up to three times faster Wi-Fi on the iPhone 6 over the 802.11n technologies used on previous iPhones. A new feature allows you to initiate calls over Wi-Fi using your own phone number. And your call can seamlessly transition to VoLTE once you go out of range of your Wi-Fi connection. When you’re traveling between your house, car, work, airport or so forth, this feature is ideal.

Storage and Colors

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available in 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB storage capacities. You can choose one of three colors: space gray, silver and gold.

Availability and Accessories

You could pre-order iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from September 12th. Before the  public release on September 19th in the the United States, France, Hong Kong, Canada, Germany, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Australia and Japan. Apple plans to launch the Smartphones in 115 countries by the end of this year.

The second wave of lunching the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will begin on the 26th of September. That countries are Switzerland, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Ireland, Norway, Luxembourg, Russia, Austria, Turkey, Finland, Taiwan, Belgium, Portugal. The United Arab Emirates will begin selling the iPhone 6 on September 27th.

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Apple is selling both Leather Cases and Silicone Cases for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Leather Case is made from premium, hand-crafted leather treated with high-quality aniline dye, designed to fit perfectly over the curved form of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with color-matched microfiber interior to keep the smartphones protected. The colors are brown, black, beige, navy blue and red for $45 to $49.

The Silicone Case is a new custom-fit case that covers the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus while maintaining an incredibly slim form factor. It is available in the colors black, sky blue, pink, green, white and red for $35.

All of the cases and accessories are available for purchase at the Apple Store both online and in store on September 19th.

Apps

Apps

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come with several built-in apps right out of the box. The Apple company also offers a selection of free apps that can be downloaded through the App Store.

Built-in Apps: Camera, Photos, Health, Messages, Phone, FaceTime, Mail, Music, Passbook, Safari, Maps, Siri, Calendar, iTunes Store, App Store, Notes, Contacts, iBooks, Game Center, Weather, Reminders, Voice Memos, Clock, Videos, Stocks, Calculator, Newsstand, Compass, Podcasts

Free Apps from Apple: iMovie, Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iTunes U, GarageBand, Apple Store, Trailers, Remote, Find My iPhone, Find My Friends

Pricing

Based on a new two-year contract the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus price are available starting at $199 and $299. The devices are also offered unlocked for a full retail price starting at $749 and $849 respectively, which can be paid upfront or in monthly payments through carrier financing programs like AT&T Next, Verizon Edge and T-Mobile Jump. The complete pricing breakdown is as follows, based on iPhone model and storage capacity.

Contract Price                    Unlocked Price
iPhone 6 (16GB)                 $199                                         $649
iPhone 6 (64GB)                 $299                                        $749
iPhone 6 (128GB)               $399                                        $849
iPhone 6 Plus (16GB)         $299                                        $749
iPhone 6 Plus (64GB)         $399                                        $849
iPhone 6 Plus (128GB)        $499                                       $949

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iOS 7 Features Overview: The Best Innovations for iPhone / iPad

Six years later after the iOS debut Apple changes its rules and brings new design to iOS 7 along with various options and useful features. The company decides it needs to go in a different direction when each option is renewed and offering something new, including icons, alerts and ringtones. We hope that iOS 7 features review till give you a better idea of the latest operating system.

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iPhone 6 Release Date Now is Known

The world’s iPhone fans are looking forward for the launch of Apple’s next phone, and whether it will be called the 5s or the 6 no one knows yet. However, rumors about its software, price and release date have already begun to circulate.
The newest speculation is coming from a patent filing, according to ValueWalk.com. The rumors discuss a new feature that will automatically change the phone’s volume depending on how close the phone is to the owner’s ear. The other rumor suggests the new iPhone will have twice as many pixels as the iPhone 5.
Although a certain redesign is expected. According to a concept video (available on the Internet), the new iPhone will have a curved glass display, along with 3D cameras that would capture a dual image and will have a metal design. The curved display on the new Apple’s successor will be featuring a 4.8-inch display that is an upgrade from the 4-inch display of the iPhone 5. The other tidings suggest that the new iPhone will include a display with 754 x 1296 resolution, two 2.8 Ghz quad core processors and a 2,800 mAh battery. Though, the reports from WeiPhone say that the next iPhone will have a design similar to the iPad mini.
While little is known about software characteristics, the iPhone 5s or 6 will likely run a new version of Apple’s iOS software, which is expected to launch in June at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). They also say that the new iPhone will be a Spotify rival alongside the software, for it is supposed to be tipped to arrive as iRadio.
When it comes to price, Apple’s iPhones remain largely unchanged, but there are rumors that the firm will launch a budget iPhone model alongside the iPhone 6 this year.
            As for release date rumors, there are two main versions: late 2013 and June 2014. Could the new iPhone get a release date in June? – It remains unknown. Though, Best Buy has recently dropped their price for the iPhone 5 by $50. This move suggests that Apple announcement could be coming from the company at WWDC 2013 starting in June 10. While it’s unlikely Apple would release the iPhone 6 with a short gap between the iPhone 5s. However, Apple can really be readying two new phones for consumers so a late 2013 release may be a possibility. Anyway, it’s not much time left to wait!
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Use WiFi Camera App To Control iPhone Camera from Any iOS Device

If you regularly browse App Store you know that there are thousands of apps for photography. They allow you to make and manipulate pictures, apply filters, and perform much more uncomplicated action. However, just recently really original WiFi camera app appeared in the App Store, through which you can remotely control iPhone camera with another iPhone or iPad. Also you can use it on iPhone 5 camera but there are problems with purple haze.

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Sure you know the situation where someone says in the party: “Let’s do a photo for memory.” But the company faces a dilemma, someone has to shoot. Accordingly, the main character in the picture will not be visible. Of course, there is a function for this delayed shooting, but in this case it also has a number of disadvantages. First you should to go to the place of photography and get up so as not to fall out of the frame. Also, if anyone spoil the picture the process should be repeated. So you better download one of the best iPhone apps and use it with your friends.

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WiFi Camera app requires two iOS devices that are connected to each other through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Sufficient to install this iPhone camera control app, run it and connect gadgets. Now you can remotely take pictures and see the results on the screen of your phone or tablet. Thus, iPhone will serve as a camera, for example, and the remote control can be iPad. On the iPad screen you can see the image from the iPhone camera. Taken picture stored in the memory of both devices.

The developer claims that iPhone camera control app can be useful in many situations. For example, when photographing your friends and create a group of photos or when it is difficult to position the device at too low or high angles. iPhone also can be used as a hidden camera or for remote monitoring.

You can download WiFi camera for free from the App Store and use this camera control app on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch running iOS 5 and higher.

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How to Fix iPhone 5 Camera Purple Problems [Apple Advice]

Two most interesting Apple products were presented past month. People could see and enjoy new iOS and new iPhone. But this time many issues following by these products. Today we will talk about iPhone 5 camera problems with purple haze or lines.

Apple rarely admit their mistakes. The only time when the company took such a step in recent years was a statement by Tim Cook, who reported about the immaturity of iPhone 5 3d Maps in iOS 6. As for the disadvantages of other products of the California corporation, the company comply with strict confidence in their own infallibility. So, Apple has not recognized the ability of the body defect in iPhone 5 which is easily scratched on the corners, exposing the aluminum silver.

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iPhone 5 Front Camera To Get HD?

This year’s iPhone 5 front camera can get HD-res, analyst say. Cupertino company is highly expected to drastically improve the design and performance of the sixth-gen smartphone. That’s exactly what  KGI analyst Mingchi Kuo said to investors this week, “quite a few essential adjustments”. The iPhone 5 camera will not only get HD format but will also move to the middle of the front panel. A solution called flip-clip (FC) is also reported to be implemented to iPhone’s “second eye”.

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Feel Free In Photo Sharing with Facebook Camera App [Review]

New app from Facebook has been recently released and this new app is called Facebook Camera and you can download it here.

Nowadays Facebook take the main part in many lives. You can use it not only to communicate with friends and share info but make revolutions. Many people from around the world use Facebook for getting fresh info about anything.

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And one of the most popular service is photo sharing on Facebook. That’s why we will talk about Facebook Camera app that allows you to easily share photos to Facebook.

If you download Facebook Camera app it allows you to like a photos, post comments, add filters, tag your friends and view new photos recently added by your friends.

Facebook Camera App Features

  • Upload many photos at once
  • Edit and filter photos
  • Tag friends
  • Use News feed to see your or friend’s photos
  • Post a comments or some other info
  • Great design

News feed is the main screen of this app for Facebook, but this news affect only photos. Just sort the stream to show photos. There you will see picture from the Camera Roll and the button to open iPhone Camera.

As I said you could like and comment pictures. The Like button with post a comment is situated on the bottom of each photo. You can see numbers of likes and comments.

If you want to know who leaved comment or Liked the photo just click on numbers/comment and you will see popup windows that shows recent activity.

To zoom the photo – just tap on it just like in Facebook for iPhone app. You can view photos and post any information concerning the photo (names, addresses, events, jokes and a lot more). You can share photos tapping share button.

Facebook Camera is really cool app and it’s available on iTunes for free. You can use this link to download Facebook Camera and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad 2 or iPod Touch.

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