Thinking about the Apple iPhone 6 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 for size expectations doesn’t make sense considering the past generations and their size, although it could all change if the iPhone 6 includes a model aimed at phablet users. Today, we wanted to take a look at how favorable each of these handsets might be for a waterproof design.
Sony’s Xperia Z might never drum up sales in the kind of numbers seen by any iPhone, or even the Galaxy Note 2 but you can admire it for water protection. You would have seen the videos dropping the Xperia Z in a fish bowl that clearly shows how well this smartphone could protect users from water.
iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy Note 3 for waterproof — it just doesn’t make sense why the smartphone makers don’t include better water protection, and one of our readers put it best when looking at why every smartphone needs good water protection.
They stated, “don’t think about dust and water resistance for those of you doing water sports, and instead understand that smartphones can meet liquid spills, rain, toilets, pools, and more”. Your phone could be saved if the companies added a waterproof feature that in some cases could be added simply”. This could even reduce the cost of insurance as well.
We should note that price could be the driving force behind a lack of waterproof designs being standard, or at the very least on the upcoming iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Would you pay a little extra to have an iPhone 6 or Galaxy Note 3 that’s waterproof?
Samsung is more likely to feature this than Apple — Samsung has launched a massive range of phones to cover just about every user, and they even released a number of different Galaxy S4 models that tailor to different people including those that need water protection.
The problem with Apple is they don’t like to launch any more than one smartphone a year, and this phone will normally be in one model with different storage sizes. This year we might see an iPhone 6 or 5S in more than one model for the first time, but even if it happens don’t expect anywhere near the range of Galaxy S4 models launched.
This is why Apple fans might not get the water protection they want, although there is a bigger chance of seeing a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Active now that the phablet has reached such popularity.
We have owned every generation of iPhone and would certainly upgrade to the iPhone 5S, or iPhone 6, if it added waterproof protection and an evolutionary jump in specs.
Would you want to see a waterproof version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or Apple iPhone 6? Whatever happens you can count on any launch from Apple being included as standard rather than a separate model, but Samsung would launch an Active version for this.