Upgrade your phone to iPhone 6? Here’s why or why not?

If you need advice about buying a new phone then this article maybe the one you are looking for, otherwise enjoy reading it.


Apple has always been well known for their successful product lines and the iPhone products happens to be a huge hit on the market today. The iPhone product line refreshes its top of the market status in the smartphone industry once a year as they release a newer flagship device. An iPhone is considered to be a high end smartphone with a world class performing specifications.


iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C as of 2013/2014.


So where do the upgrading choices fall on?

Many mainstream smart device consumers can get trapped in a dilemma whether to upgrade their phones or not (e.g.

For the iPhone 5S users, it is probably not worth the upgrade to iPhone 6 since it probably has little more to offer just like the previous iPhone versions (for instance upgrading from a 4S to a 5). The iPhone 6 would only offer a few more superior features to the iPhone 5S; and the obvious one is the speed and the efficiency and for the second time in history the display will increase its size from 4 inches to 4.7 inches diagonally. Some users like to keep their phones small and that is fair. Sometimes a choice of smartphones is about comparing the quality of portability in regards to how it fits in your pocket. For a 4.7 inch iPhone; people will probably need a pair of pants to have the pockets large enough to fit the iPhone 6 in.

On the other hand – There is no doubt that non iPhone users would change their phone to an iPhone for instance some Android customers are a primary example who newly became an Apple customer. Old iPhone models over the past four years will be obsolete in terms of its iOS firmware not being supported. iOS 6 and older will no longer be supported so upgrading to a new phone this year would be about the right time for the old iPhone users to get their hands on to their new flagship device and give it a real spin.

iPhoneOS (first iOS) to iOS 7 as of 2013/14


The iPhone product line through out each cycle has widely been regarded as the number one Android killer of all time and WindowsPhone is about to pick up their momentum in the smartphone market. Apple has always been exceeding their records in sales every year but the answer remains to be seen as soon as the iPhone 6 is to be released world wide. ( (release date: 9.9/2014).

For those of you who are cautious about buying a new released phone, it is suggested that you would have to wait for at least a couple of weeks to hear the feed backs. New released phones may more likely to have bugs or tiny imperfections in a relation to its exact full specifications.


Blackphone vs iPhone

If you are looking  for a reliable smartphone from a high end range then this article may help you decide what you would mostly prefer.


Everyday more and more people buy smartphones for their basic neccesity of communicating to keep their lives moving forward. Some people buy their phones for the sake of basic communicating purposes while many of the other consumer buyers buy the high end mobile devices for various reasons. People want a cool phone to show off, some like it functional that suits their lifestyle while the rest just need it to keep their lives simple.

Today in this blog, I will discuss about the comparisons of the two high end smartphones:

BlackPhone vs. iPhone [iPhone 5S (2013/14)]


Released on the market on June 30 2014, Only available in 16GB



A BlackPhone device is designed to keep your private details and your personal status safe. BlackPhone is a brandname for this device since the textured black colors and its industrial design appearence sets a clear representation to what this product is specifically made for. The people behind the BlackPhone product suggested that its for the people who prefers to roam around safely and therefore keeping their status more subtle looking and low profile. Hence allowing a person to have a better sense of security



Blackphone (manufactured by SGP Technologies, SA) is powered by a modified android version called PrivatOS with its cpu and processor: 2ghz quad core chip and the System on chip – Tegra 4i. It sports with a 4.7 inch IPS LCD display with a 5mp front facing camera and an 8mp back facing camera. Housed with a 16GB internal memory, 2gb of ram. It onlly weighs at 119 grams. 2000 mAH li-ion battery.

                                                                                iPhone (iPhone 5S)

"Forward Thinking" "You are more powerful than you think"

iPhone 5S available in 16GB, 32GB and 64 GB options and comes in 3 different colors of Silver white, Champagne Gold and Space Gray.

An iPhone is a device that is designed by Apple Inc. California and has been one of the biggest product lines for Apple (especially on the market) since the first iPhone unveiled in 2007. iPhones from Apple are designed and engineered to some precise measures in terms of a user using the simple user interface powered by its operating system that boasts efficiency with minimal clutter and the way it is built for ergonomics. Some do say that iOS devices is a safe device when it is used appropriately (unless jailbroken).

iPhone 5S as of 2013/14 period is the most updated version of the iPhone 5. It has a 4 inch retina display (at 1136 by 640 pixels at 326 pixels per inch) with an 8megapixel iSite camera with a true tone flash, a 1.2 mp front facing camera. A fingerprint touch ID on the tactile home button. Powered by 1.3 Ghz dual core A7 chip with an M7 Co-processor chip to increase energy efficeincy. It’s camera features contains a true tone flash (dual LED flash), panorama, burst mode, photos while video recording, slo mo 720p HD video at 120frames per second, 1080 p full HD video at 30fps, iPhone 5S is available in 3 internal memory storage options of 16gb, 32gb and 64gb and its colorways are available in Champagne Gold, Space Gray and Silver/White. Battery life from its predecessor has improved by 25 more hours that equates to a total of 250hrs on standby. Battery size: 1560 mAH Weight: 112 grams (still the lightest iphone for a very long time).



My personal opinion –

From what I’ve researched about these two phones. Its better to say that none of them is better than the other. They are built for its very different purposes and it is largely dependent on what a user really wants hence the personal preference.


If you want a phone that fits closely within most of your criteria (or what you want in the phone) with high quality functional features that keeps you going, adequate level of security and portability then the iPhone may be the one for you, but not when it comes to price wise. Lighter and more pocketable than the BlackPhone.


  • Snap high quality 8 mega pixel photos with the camera quality of a wider f/2.2 aperture
  •  Easy to use
  • Photo modes through three color ven-diagram icon on the camera app.
  • Twice as fast than its predecessor, up to 40 x faster than the first generation iPhone.
  •  Higher security (not jailbroken)


  • Some applications from the app store may be highly priced
  • Price tag of an iPhone handset is high
  •  Some say that a 4 inch screen is relatively small compared to other high end smartphones
  • 1136 by 640 pixels is not full hd but is viewed at a quality of at least 720p (unless connected to a TV or computer then it will full hd)


On the other the hand if you’d rather go for a cheaper option and not likely to exceed the memory flash storage of 16gb, decent camera (front and back) good screen size, security and serves your everyday life purposes then BlackPhone is probably your better option and better selfie pictures.


  • Slightly cheaper than the latest iPhone.
  • Decent camera especially the front facing camera to take better selfie and full HD video chat
  •  Better sense of security
  • Screen resolution at is perfect for 1080p full HD or 720p HD



  •  No other colorways for this type of product
  • Just entered the market as of June 2014 as it only targets only a relatively small portion of the whole audience on the smartphone market
  • 16GB storage as the only option for now.
  • No memory slot.




As I’ve stated about the features and functionalities of each phone; neither of the phones are better than the other, it is solely dependent on a persons’ personal preference. If you ask for my advice then I’d go for the iPhone because of the above statements I made earlier in this blog. At the end the day the choice is yours. So you pick, iPhone or BlackPhone.

I don’t own the pictures.