Apple has finally entered the era of supersized phones, but how does it stack up against the competition? For business owners, the release of the iPhone 6 brings another worthy addition to a long list of devices from which to choose. Here we compare the iPhone 6, Apple's fastest and most powerful iPhone yet, to its closest nemesis, Samsung's Galaxy S5, one of the best business smartphones money can buy. Read on to find out which device is better for your business. Screen size Is bigger better for your business? Although the iPhone now sports a larger display with the iPhone 6, the Galaxy S5 is the clear winner when it comes to screen real estate wars. The iPhone 6 comes with a compact 4.7-inch Retina display and measures 5.44 by 2.64 by 0.27 inches (HWD), making it a one-hand friendly device for those who are used to the feel of previous iPhones. [For a bigger screen, check out the iPhone 6 Plus] The Galaxy S5, however, boasts a much larger 5.1-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display and … [Read more...] about iPhone 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy 5S: Which Is Better for Business?
When it comes to smartphones, how big is too big? Apple fans will have to answer that one for themselves, after the company launched two new iPhones that are both significantly larger than last year's 4-inch iPhone 5s. The first phone that Apple revealed is the iPhone 6, a 4.7-inch smartphone with smooth, rounded corners, as well as a faster processor and sharper display than its predecessor. Also revealed was the iPhone 6 Plus, a supersize iPhone with a 5.5-inch screen. But screen size isn't the only way that these two phones differ. The larger phone comes with extra software features and a bigger battery – but also with a steeper price tag. In other ways, the phones are quite similar, packing the same super-fast processor and a nearly identical design. So which one is better for business users? Read on for a feature-for-feature comparison between the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. iPhone 6: It's an iPhone, so there's no plastic here. Instead, you get a glass face that curves … [Read more...] about iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: Which Is Better for Business?
Apple's new iPhone is bigger and better for business. The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 debuted this week alongside an even bigger version, the massive 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Both phones are a lot bigger than last year's 4-inch iPhone 5s, but the standard iPhone 6 is the more portable of the two new devices. And there's a lot more to get excited about with the debut of the iPhone 6, which is now available for pre-order and will officially launch Sept. 19. That includes a faster processor, a brand-new version of iOS, and the debut of Apple Pay, a new mobile payment system that could have big consequences for small businesses. Before you put down a preorder for the iPhone 6, read on for three features that could make it good for work. Large display Compared to previous versions, the iPhone 6 is big, but not too big. With a 4.7-inch display, it strikes a pretty good balance between portability and productivity, especially compared to the pocket-stretching dimensions of phablets like the iPhone 6 … [Read more...] about iPhone 6: Top 3 Business Features
It's hard to be productive on a small smartphone. That's why business users should take note of the iPhone 6 Plus, a big new smartphone from Apple that launched today alongside another new device, the standard-size iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Plus sports a screen measuring 5.5 inches (14 centimeters), putting it squarely in the "phablet" category, which generally describes smartphones with screens bigger than 5 inches. Meanwhile, the basic iPhone 6 measures 4.7 inches (12 cm). Both new iPhones dwarf the cramped 4-inch (10 cm) screen on previous iPhone models, but the iPhone 6 Plus model could really stand out for business users, since the large screen gives you tons of room to work on. Before you put down a pre-order on the big new iPhone, which launches Sept. 19, read on for five features that could make it good for business. Big display The iPhone 6 Plus is by far the biggest iPhone ever made, and that's a good thing for business users. Simply put, it's easier to complete real … [Read more...] about iPhone 6 Plus: Top 6 Business Features
Can a phablet replace a tablet? The iPhone 6 Plus is a huge, new 5.5-inch (14 centimeters) smartphone that absolutely dwarfs last year's 4-inch (10.2 cm) iPhone 5s. The device debuted this month alongside the iPhone 6, a midsize, 4.7-inch (12 cm) phone. But it's the iPhone 6 Plus that can really give business users a boost, with a massive screen that's big enough for screen-intensive tasks like editing a spreadsheet, but a body that's still small enough to fit into most pants pockets. It's Apple's first phablet, a device that's bigger than the average smartphone, but smaller than the average tablet. So where does that leave the iPad mini with Retina display, the 7.9-inch (20 cm) tablet that used to be the middle ground between the compact iPhone and the larger, 9.7-inch (24.6 cm) iPad air? Does the introduction of the iPhone 6 Plus make the iPad mini obsolete? Read on for a feature-for-feature matchup between the iPhone 6 Plus and the iPad mini with Retina … [Read more...] about iPhone 6 Plus vs. iPad Mini with Retina Display: Which is Better for Business?
Apple's iPhone has long been one of the best business phones on the market, with one major shortcoming: Its pint-size display has always been a bit too small to get real work done. Apple addressed that issue with the iPhone 6, a scaled-up iPhone that finally offers enough screen space for real productivity. Apple did more than give its new smartphone a larger display; the iPhone 6 has been totally redesigned, with a superthin profile and smooth curves in place of the boxy edges on older models. Plus, the iPhone 6 ships with iOS 8, a revamped version of Apple's mobile operating system that adds a slew of new productivity-boosting features for business users. But Apple still has some catching up to do in a few areas. The iPhone 6 has shorter battery life than other flagship smartphones, and iOS 8, which slick and easy to use, still has some annoying limitations. So should business users upgrade to Apple's new flagship phone, or opt for an Android device instead? Display These days, … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone 6 Review: Is It Good for Business?
The big new iPhone 6 Plus could be huge for business users. It's the first iPhone with a screen topping 5 inches, giving you tons of space to work. It also features long battery life, blazing-fast performance and genuinely innovative software features that make the big screen easier to use. And it ships with iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system. But it's not without flaws. The iPhone 6 Plus is a handful, and it's seriously hard to use with one hand. And the screen isn't the only thing that's been supersized — so has the price. But if you can deal with the size, cost and some annoying software limitations, the iPhone 6 Plus might be Apple's most productive smartphone yet. Display The iPhone has always been one of the best business phones around, but the small 4-inch screen of the last few models was just too cramped to really work on. And the standard iPhone 6, which launched alongside the 6 Plus with a 4.7-inch screen, strikes a good middle ground. So has … [Read more...] about iPhone 6 Plus Review: Is it Good for Business?
The iPhone 6 is a great business tool on its own, but it's even better when paired with the right accessories. These tools can help you process payments, stream presentations, take notes and more with your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.The Square Reader lets you accept credit card payments from anywhere. BUY Square Reader >>> Credit: Square Credit card readers like the Square Reader let you use your iPhone to process payments anywhere, at any time. It's extremely handy, since it gives your customers tons of flexibility over how they pay, and it's simple to use, too. First, plug the device into your smartphone's headphone jack and sign up for the Square Register service. After that, you can immediately start swiping cards to process transactions. Of course, just like other credit card processing companies, Square takes a small cut of each transaction. The technology is also about to become more secure when Square launches an EMV-compatible card processor early next year. The … [Read more...] about Top iPhone 6 Accessories for Business
Samsung's new Galaxy S6 smartphone looks to be the next great business phone, but how does it stack up to the latest iPhone? The S6 — which launches April 10 — sports a couple of key upgrades, like a premium design and a better fingerprint scanner, that bring it more in line with the iPhone 6. On the other hand, Samsung nixed a few features — like expandable storage and a swappable battery — that helped last year's Galaxy S5 stand apart from Apple's phone. So with two devices that look and feel so similar, does one stand out as the better work phone? Design Previously entries in the Galaxy S series have felt solid and durable — the kind of thing that can withstand a few drops and dings. But it's hard to deny that those all-plastic devices felt a bit cheap compared with Apple's metal-cased iPhones. That's why it's nice to see Samsung adopt more premium materials for its latest flagship phone. The Galaxy S6 is sleeker, thinner and better-looking … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6: Which is Better for Business?
Samsung's latest big-screen phone, the Galaxy Note 5, offers everything workers want: a large 4.7-inch display for productivity, a fingerprint scanner for added security and even a built-in stylus for effortless note taking. So can Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus measure up to the Note 5 as a work phone? Here's a feature-for-feature breakdown to see how the two phablets compare. Apple used to have Samsung's number when it came to smartphone design, pushing out gorgeous devices that made Samsung phones look like clunky plastic toys. Not anymore. Compared to the Note 4, the Note 5 has been totally revamped. The old plastic body has been replaced by more-premium materials, including a sturdy aluminum frame and glass back. The backside of the Note 5 also has new curved edges that allow the big phone to fit more snugly into your palm and help make it one of the sleekest smartphones on the market. While a better-looking device won't necessarily help you do your job, the good looks … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: Which is Better for Business?