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iPhone 6 Plus vs. OnePlus One: The Underdog Takes on Apple’s Latest Flagship

by Brandon Russell | October 7, 2014October 7, 2014 5:00 pm PST

If you’re platform agnostic, choosing a new phone can be like choosing a favorite child; it’s the kind of decision you make after hours and hours of research. Over the last few months, we’ve seen some really incredible devices, all of which offer their own unique features and designs. You might buy the LG G3 for its 2K display, or the HTC One (M8) because of its premium design. But what if you don’t want either of those?

On today’s Tuesday show, Mark takes a deeper look at how Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus stacks up against the OnePlus One. When we reviewed the OnePlus One earlier this year, it instantly became one of our favorite phones from the past few years—and that still rings true. In fact, many of the TB staffers keep going back to the device; it’s that good.

Apple’s massive iPhone 6 Plus, meanwhile, is the company’s first truly big phone. And although it’s a device we love, we still think it can definitely improve. Still, the 5.5-inch 1080p screen is stunning, the camera takes some amazing images, and iOS remains one of the strongest mobile operating systems available, and is getting even stronger now that Apple has opened it up to third-party developers.

There will always be many factors that go into your buying decision, and if you want a more in-depth look at each device, be sure to check out the reviews below. In the video above, Mark will talk about the two devices and how they stack up against each other, going over software, hardware, battery life, camera and more. Check it out and let us know what you think.

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It’s no easy task reviewing an iPhone. Apple isn’t like other phone makers and doesn’t create and launch several smartphone models throughout the year.

Instead, once per annum, Apple announces the new devices that it’s going to sell for the entire next 12 months. That’s it. It takes one shot a year, sits back and focuses on the next project on the table. Still, despite that approach, it manages to go toe-to-toe with Android makers that fire off several rounds each year.

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More than half way through this year, and we can already accurately predict which big phones will be on many end-of-year lists. Devices like the Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8) and the LG G3. We’re expecting other high profile phones to hit the market this fall, too, rounding out what will likely be remembered as one of the strongest years in mobile ever.

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.