Our Opinion

The Apple iPhone 6 16GB is a slightly better phone, but the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (4GB RAM, 64GB) is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much your want to spend!

Apple iPhone 6 16GB  Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
Apple iPhone 6 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
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Excellence Score
32.8
28.4
Value for Money Score
48.3
67.1
Price ₹ 30,999 onwards ₹ 12,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2014 Jan, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Apple iOS 8, Upgradeable to 12Expected update to next Apple iOS version Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 4.7 inches 5.5 inches
Screen Resolution 750x1334 pixels (~ 326 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features Retina HD display, LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology, Full sRGB standard, Fingerprint-Resistant oleophobic coating on front, Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously, Dual-domain pixels for wider viewing angles, Display Zoom, Reachability IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, Reading mode, Colour Temperature Adjustment
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.4 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Dual Core Octa Core
Processor Name A8 chip with 64-bit architecture, M8 motion coprocessorRanked #27 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 625Ranked #34 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GX6650 (hexa-core graphics) Adreno 506
RAM 1 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port Lightning USB
Primary Camera 8.0MP 13.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, True Tone Flash, 1.5um Pixel Size, Geo-tagging, Five-element lens, Hybrid IR filter, Backside illumination sensor, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Auto image stabilization, Auto HDR for photos, Face detection, Exposure control, Panorama (up to 43 megapixels), Burst mode, Tap to focus, Timer mode, Slow Motion Video Recording, Time-lapse video, Video stabilization, Cinematic video stabilization, Continuous auto focus video, Take still photos while recording video, 3x zoom, Video geotagging F/2.0 Aperture, BSI Sensor, 1.12um Pixel Size, 5P Lens, Phase Detection Autofocus, Dual-LED (dual tone) Flash, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Smile Detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 1.2MP 5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, HD video recording, Backside illumination sensor, Auto HDR for photos and videos, Face detection, Burst mode, Exposure control F/2.0 Aperture, Smart Pro Beautify, Face Recognition, Full HD Video Recording
Internal Memory 16 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 6.9 mm 8.4 mm
Weight 129 gm 165 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 1810 mAh 4100 mAh
Battery Standby 240 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 14.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters Music Playback Time: 50 hrs, Video Playback Time: 11 hrs, Web Browsing Time (on WiFi network): 11 hrs, Web Browsing Time (on 3G network): 10 hrs, Web Browsing Time (on 4G network): 10 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Apple Pay; NFC; TV Out; iBeacon micro-location; Noise Filtration; AirDrop file sharing; Family Sharing; Notification Centre; AirPlay; iCloud Drive; QuickType keyboard; Control Centre; Multitasking; Spotlight Search WiFi Display; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Excellent build quality, with Apple's famed attention to detail
  • Beautiful design with premium choice of materials (unibody aluminium frame), solid construction, and iconic looks
  • Super slim
  • Still relatively compact and easy to grasp compared to flagship phones of other brands
  • Rounded sides, make it more comfortable to hold than for instance the chamfered beveled edge of the iPhone 5S
  • The Health app is the most extensive health based app to date, that can pick data from both internal sensors, and 3rd party peripherals, and acts as a centralized hub for all of the user's health stats, including anything from their activity, weight, and heart rate, to blood pressure, blood glucose, and vitamin intake - all this data is also easily shareable with your doctor
  • Enhanced keyboard functionality with QuickType word prediction
  • The Touch ID biometric touch sensor is the best, most accurate, most responsive fingerprint sensor around
  • Brilliant display with potent brightness, wide viewing angles, and superb color accuracy
  • "Hey, Siri" trigger for Siri voice commands
  • Buttery smooth, slick performance all-round, and even with graphics intensive mobile games
  • Improved multitasking menu which now also has recent contacts
  • Stunning camera with simple usability, instant focus, tons of new features, and as usual, amazing picture/video quality
  • Simple, effective image editing
  • With its bigger & sharper display, powerful speaker, and snappy performance, the iPhone 6 enthralls when it comes to consuming multimedia content
  • Good call quality
  • Decent battery life
  • iOS 8 is beautiful and simple and brings in tons of functionality upgrades
  • Better spotlight search which now also has wikipedia, itunes and other results
  • Support for 3rd party keyboards
  • Buttery smooth web browser
  • Support for VoLTE - voice over LTE, to provide wideband high-quality calls, where network supported
  • NFC and Apple Pay have the potential to revolutionize mobile payments
  • High-end, premium metal design, and excellent build quality - befitting a much more expensive phone
  • Fast fingerprint reader
  • Impressive, bright display, with great color accuracy
  • MIUI on top of Android works great, runs fast, and has excellent theming and customization options, making it easy to find the look you want
  • Powerful Spandragon 625 chipset ensures smooth, effortless performance all throughout
  • Pretty decent camera - although it tends to produce photos a little bit on the soft side - but overall it's good, and a significant improvement over the Redmi Note 3
  • Good loudspeaker
  • Top-notch battery life - again, improved even over the already very good Redmi Note 3 - even with heavy usage, you can get close to two full days out of it
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Screen resolution could have been higher
  • Lacks the optical image stabilization of the bigger, more expensive 6 Plus
  • Audio quality via headphones is average
  • Doesn't use the new USB-C standard
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