The first thing you notice is a device’s design. When the iPhone 4 first came out, it was noted for its impressive engineering and sharp display. And, most recently, people praised the HTC One (M8) because of its all-aluminum chassis; the best out there, some owners said; an incredible piece of hardware, said others. So it’s only fitting that we compare what will likely be the iPhone 6 to its closest rivals, the Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8).
To be fair, we haven’t officially been told what the iPhone 6 will look like, and this dummy unit hasn’t been put together in respect to Apple’s strict standards. But since we think we’re peering into the future of Apple’s next big mobile product, we wanted to see what it looked like next to two of today’s biggest flagships—devices that might actually get prime versions later this year.
Apple has long held the hardware crown in mobile, and the company continues to produce some of the best-looking products out there. But OEMs such as HTC have proven that Apple isn’t the only Chosen One; its reign can be challenged. Samsung, on the other hand, has very slightly iterated the design of its Galaxy line throughout the years, though that may change when the S5 Prime eventually comes out.
If you want a quick glimpse at what the market will look like in a few months, check out the gallery below. We already saw what the device looks like compared to Apple’s iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, and it’s obvious that some big changes could be on the way. But in the Android market? Big devices are old news—even something with a 4.7-inch display is considered small by today’s standards.
While we’re not 100-percent convinced this is the iPhone 6’s final design, it was definitely worth comparing with the HTC One (M8) and Galaxy S5. On that note, how do you think this dummy unit holds up?