For the longest time, Apple steered clear of what was a trendy — and quite successful — niche. Phablets. It's anyone's guess whether it was the change in leadership (Tim Cook taking the reins after Steve Jobs' untimely passing), internal/external pressure, or simply because the company realized that there's a boatload of money to be made in the burgeoning sector, but the end result was called the iPhone 6 Plus. In any case, the 5.5-inch monster of an iPhone resounded well with Apple fans, so it's not at all surprising that a sequel has been in the works.
Now official, the iPhone 6s Plus will have to contend with a number of Android phablets, some of the more notable of which are Samsung's and Sony's Galaxy S6 edge+ and Z5 Premium, respectively, both of which were announced just a short while ago. With the former, we've got the usual Samsung approach of fitting in the best possible hardware, but this time around design plays a vital role: the S6 edge+ looks great in person! And so does the Xperia Z5 Premium, of course, with its now signature rectangular design, though its main weapon is that bonkers 4K display.
How does the iPhone 6s Plus stack up against these two competitors on purely hardware grounds? Here's a quick rundown of the specs: