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May 12, 2015

5 heavyweight rivals to the iPhone 6

Samsung, Huawei, LG, Nokia and HTC feature in CBR's list.

By Alexander Sword

Not everyone loves Apple products, sleek and shiny though they invariably are. CBR has collected together a few choices for anyone who wants a device in the same punching category as Apple’s flagship phone.

1. Samsung S6

This is the most obvious contender. Samsung has long been at the top of the Android market and the recent S6 and S6 Edge have been hugely popular. Samsung expects sales of the new metal devices to carry it through the next quarter after a disappointing start to the year.

The device, complete with metal frame, targets the enterprise market, an area where iPhones have generally been strong. The device supports wireless charging, carrying 64-bit, 14-nanometer Exynos processors with 3GB RAM and internal memory options of 32/64/128GB.

2. Huawei P8

Huawei made a bold pitch for the luxury market with this device at an event at London’s Old Billingsgate. The 4G-enabled smartphone is 6.4 mm thick, with dual SIM cards and offers connection to network roaming services three time faster than average phone models. It also sports a Kirin 930 64-bit Octa-Core chipset, running Android 5.0 and containing 3GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM.

3. Nokia Lumia 930

Windows Phone 8.1, the latest version of its mobile operating system, was hyped by Microsoft as an ‘enterprise-ready’ version of the software. The Lumia 930 runs on this new OS. The device is designed to fit in your hand. It sports a 5" Full HD display, 20MP Pureview Camera, Surround Sound recording, and built-in wireless charging. It is powered by a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor.

4. HTC One M9

Following on the heels of the successful One M8, the M9 attempts to retain its best features with some new additions. The 5 inch display allows 1080 X 1920 pixels and the 20 MP camera puts this among the big-hitters in the camera leagues. Unlike the S6 and iPhone 6, it also supports a microSD card allowing up to 128GB, on top of internal memory of 32GB. The device runs Android Lollipop and is powered by the much-hyped Snapdragon 810.

5. LG G4

The LG G4 was bound to garner both attention and confusion with its leather back. Whatever your taste, the specifications of this handset will win over many on the fence. Again, unlike the iPhone 6, the LG G4 allows you to boost the 32 GB storage with microSD storage of 128GB. It sports a 16 MP front camera and an impressive 8 MP ‘selfie’ camera. LG’s contender runs Android Lollipop and carries the Snapdragon 808 chip. It carries a 5.5 inch screen and runs Dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57 and quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 CPUs.

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