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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – A Buyers Guide and Review

iPhone 6 Plus review




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Apple launched two new iPhone models – iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The latter comes with a larger screen. Apart from that the new models comes with faster processors, better cameras with ultra thin design and rounded corners. Apple also introduced Apple’s new payment system – Apple Pay.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus features

Design

iPhone 6 comes with 4.7 screen and iPhone 6 Plus with 5.5 inches. They are also Apples thinnest phone with 6.9 and 7.1 mm thickness respectively. The iPhone 6 comes with size of 5.44 inch long and 2.64 inch wide weighing 4.55 ounce. iPhone 6 Plus measures 6.22 inch long and 3.06 inch wide weighing 6.07 ounces. As a comparison, iPhone 5 has 4.87 inch long, 2.31 wide, weigh 3.95 ounces and 7.6mm thick. iPhone 6 came a long way in improving the form factor by increasing the size where it mattered, but at the same time slim enough to give customer the same user experience for which Apple devices are famous for.

The power button is now moved to the right edge as it will be difficult to switch it off from the top after the increased screen size.

Retina Screen

The display is Retina HD screen which is the thinnest display ever released by Apple. They used an ion-strengthened glass. It features an improved polarizer which helps in better outdoor viewing. The screen is oleophobic coating which prevents fingerprint on the screen.

iPhone 6 screen supports resolution of 1334 x 740 px (326 ppi) and iPhone 6 Plus supports 1920 x 1080 (401 ppi). The screen is bright, high contrast and better white balance.

Battery Life

Both versions of iPhone 6 comes with improved battery life. iPhone 6 battery is 1810 mAh and iPhone 6 Plus is 2915 mAh. iPhone 6 Plus got longer battery life than other. For an average user, iPhone 6 battery can last upto 1.5 days without recharge while iPhone 6 Plus can last up to 2 days. In some lab tests, it was found iPhone 6 beat many of the popular Android devices including Galaxy S5 and HTC One.

iPhone 6 Processor

iPhone 6 and plus version use a 64 bit A8 processor running at 1.4 GHz. The chip is smaller than the A7 processor used in iPhone 5, but it delivers 25 percent more processing power while consuming 50 percent less energy. There is also an M8 coprocessor which work with accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope and compass. Barometer is new to iPhone 6 and it can help measure elevation and distance travelled.

A8 is designed to take advantage of Metal, the technology which let developers create console style game on iPhone. The technology allow GPU and CPU to work at once to enable complex graphics effect and detailed graphics.

Both models come with 1GB RAM.

Camera

iPhone 6 Camera is 8 MP f/ 2.2 rear camera.The camera specification may not look impressive, but it is the best camera available for any smartphone with the newly features.

One of the major feature is Focus Pixels which allow speeding up auto focusing and auto image stabilization. This allow for quickly focusing an image and reduce motion blur and hand shakiness. This enable iPhone 6 to capture high quality picture even at low light.

The panorama feature supports high resolution panoramic photos up to 40px. It also allows video capture of up to 1080p HD at 60fps.

The front facing camera is again an f/2.2 aperture with improved censor. It is capable of capturing 81 percent more light which can capture brighter images even at low light.

Connectivity

iPhone 6 and plus support faster LTE and LTE Advanced networks with speeds upto 150 Mbps. It also supports Voice over LTE (VoLTE) which allows CDMA networks to use voice and data transfer at the same time. The device also supports latest wireless standards 802.11 ac. iPhone 6 also supports high quality calls over Wi-Fi, if your service provider supports this feature.

Operating System

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus is powered by the latest mobile operating system from Apple, iOS 8. The new OS provides better integration with other Apple devices, more widgets, more interactive notifications, more interactive user friendly keyboard etc.

Verdict:
iPhone 6 is indeed the best mobile phone released by Apple till now. Also it surpass all other major Android and Windows phone in overall performance. If you are looking for a lesser priced phone, there are plenty of phones in the market. But if you don’t want to compromise on price for solid performance and gracious looks, iPhone 6 is the phone for you.


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