In terms of sales, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are beating Samsung’s latest phablet Galaxy Note 4 in almost every market. But users believe that the Note 4 is a better device than the iPhone 6 Plus, according to a recent poll conducted by GSM Arena. Let’s take a look at some interesting facts revealed by the poll.
Note 4 beats the iPhone 6 Plus by 2-to-1
In terms of design, the Galaxy Note 4 beats the iPhone 6 Plus by 2-to-1. Of the total 19,526 votes, almost 67% went for the Korean company’s phablet. Only 6,463 users voted in favor of the iPhone 6 Plus. Apple’s phablet received much attention due to the bendgate issue, which might have hampered its reputation. The bendgate was not a design flaw, but Apple seems to have fixed it quietly.
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The iPhone 6 Plus received slightly higher votes for its user interface. However, it could get only about 36% votes. Apple has added a lot of new features, but its arch-rival Samsung pioneered the phablet category. So, it’s an undisputed leader in designing the phablet-friendly interface. The Note 4 received 12,017 votes compared to just 6,905 votes for Apple’s phablet.
Apple’s big screen phone retains the same 8-megapixel camera from its predecessors, though the company has improved the camera by adding some new features such as slow-motion. However, users are in love with the Note 4’s 16-megapixel main snapper with 4K video recording. In GSM Arena’s poll, 14,572 people votes in favor of the Galaxy Note 4’s camera, compared to just 4,568 for the iPhone 6 Plus.
iPhone 6 Plus lags behind the iPhone 6 in sales
The Note 4 outperformed the iPhone 6 Plus in terms of overall preference as well. The Note 4 received 74% of the total votes, while only 26% voters went with Apple’s device. Latest data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) suggest that the iPhone 6 Plus sales are lagging behind its smaller sibling, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, in the United States. The iPhone 6 accounted for 68% of the total iPhones sales in 30 days following the launch of new devices. By comparison, only 23% buyers purchased the 6 Plus. The remaining 9% preferred buying the older iPhone 5S and 5C.
Apple shares fell 0.20% to $113.95 in pre-market trading Monday.