iPhone 6 vs Galaxy S4: Face It, You’ve Already Made Your Mind Up

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Lots of phone buyers follow the reputation of the manufacturer – especially with high-end models like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Apple’s iPhone 5. These great reputations mean that many people who own the current flagship devices of each company will upgrade inline as soon as the new model – in this case the iPhone 6 or the Samsung Galaxy S4 – come out.

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs iPhone 6: you already know the answer

The names of the two phones aren’t certain, but for the sake of argument we’ll refer to them here as the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 6.

It may well be easier to predict what the Samsung Galaxy S4 will bring rather than what we’ll see with the iPhone 6. There have been rumours about the chip in the S4 since early this year, and we’ve heard more whispers about the S4 specs from Product-Reviews. There’s also word of a launch date of 25 February at MWC, alongside a release date in March or April.

Apple fans were taken aback when the iPad 4 came out just months after the previous version, so no-one should think that it’ll be another year until the iPhone 6 is upon us. Apple could release it a mere nine months after the iPhone 5, which will put the cat among the Android pigeons.

There are lots of reasons why Apple will go back to June and WWDC to launch devices from. The latter half of the year is full of events and launches – this year, Apple launched the iPhone 5, the iPad 4, the iMac 2013, the 13” MacBook Pro and the iPad Mini in autumn. The company said it wanted to spread out launches, so WWDC 2013 seems like a good time to launch the iPhone 6.

2013 may also be the year that Samsung busts out its own style after being accused of cribbing Apple’s for years. It’s amazing to think that another smartphone maker has caught up with (and some say beaten) Apple, but Samsung has done that this year and now leaves 2013 open to Android phones to beat Apple in terms of sales numbers.

Apple’s not gone bad just yet, though, as it still has legions of loyal fans, but Samsung’s Galaxy line has quite a following too. Product-Reviews asked 22,000 of its Facebook followers if they’d buy the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the iPhone 6, and most chose the S4 pointed out the blog. As yet there’s no certainly about specs and features, so most of these people will be going on reputation only. Apple has a similar cult-thing going on too, and has never had to draw punters in with a list of specs. So really, while one device may end up being better than the other on paper, in the end the majority will upgrade based on their current favorite platform – iOS or Android.

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