Apple iPhone 6 Plus:
The iPhone 6 Plus is a 5.5” Retina HD giant iPhone that stunned us all; with the biggest redesign since the iPhone history and entry in the phablet world, big screens is the new trend.
The phone is big, but that’s the whole point of the iPhone 6 Plus; so the display is all that you really need to know about. It boasts of a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 and also a 401 PPi, so it’s an effortless winner when it comes to clarity. Also, should a crowd gather around the screen, everyone can still have a great visual experience because the LED-backlit display has remarkable viewing angles, courtesy dual-domain pixels of Apple. The display has everything that smartphone users seek for. Smooth, captivating mobile experience- legibility in both bright and dull conditions, combating reflection, as well as tilt-adaptability. Also, this handset brought home the title of having ‘the best performing smartphone LCD display ever.”
Apple seeks to prove with this phone that size and ease are not inversely related. The usual navigation which involved exiting an app (home button) and opening a new one (top tap) was not that fussy in its previous models, but the very same operations require some big time hand-shuffling in this. But Apple attempts to nullify this drawback by introducing ‘Reachability’, where a double tap on the home key would bring the top portion of the display to the middle. But this feels unpleasant, almost looks like there’s a glitch in the system, thanks to the big black block in the void which could have been put to better use. Think multi-window.
Design and performance:
Measuring 158.11mm x 77.8mm x 7.1mm, it weighs 172g even though it looks impossibly thin. It’s undisputedly the best-looking phablet available, as it radiates class and style. The grip isn’t that great owing to the flat, brushed metal rear. The Sapphire crystal glass is a terrific shield for any breakages. The 8MP rear camera comes with just a handful of options, keeping it clutter-free. This is exactly what many look for- take superb images with little fuss. It also has a 1.2MP front HD clicker.
The iPhone 6 Plus comes with the latest version of iOS 8 with the up-to-date enhancements and also certain new apps. There’s a lot of power accommodated inside it, because of the 1.39 GHz dual-core A8 processor, 1 GB RAM and 64-bit architecture. The battery is pretty good too when compared to other iPhones, giving you an easy full day of standard activity with some charge still left.
The iPhone 6 Plus include: the Apple-designed A8 chip with second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture for blazing fast performance and power efficiency; advanced iSight and FaceTime HD cameras; ultrafast wireless technologies; and Apple Pay, an easier way to simply and securely make payments with just the touch of a finger. It is operated by iOS 8, which is Apple’s latest OS meaning a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience with new Messages and Photos features, QuickType keyboard, a new Health app, Family Sharing and iCloud Drive.
The iPhone 6 Plus comes with the all-new A8 chip for faster performance and is more energy efficient, delivering higher sustained performance with great battery life. A new graphics technology in iOS 8, developers can take performance of the A8 chip even further to bring console-class 3D games to iPhone.
The M8 motion coprocessor can continuously measure your motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and the new barometer, even when the device is asleep, saving battery life for fitness apps that use the sensors all day. The motion data from M8 appears in the Health app so you can see how many flights of stairs you’ve climbed, or how far you’ve walked or run.
iPhone 6 Plus users will also benefit from optical image stabilisation technology that compensates for hand shake in low light andiSight camera gets even better with a new sensor featuring Focus Pixels for faster autofocus, making it easier to quickly capture any moment.
iPhone 6 Plus comes in gold, silver or space grey, and is available in the UK for the price of £619 for the 16GB model, £699 for the 64GB model and £789 for the new 128GB model. Both models will be available from the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores, and through O2, Vodafone, EE, Three, GiffGaff, Virgin Media, TalkMobile and select Apple Authorised Resellers.
Overall, it provides one of the best looking phablets in the market. It comes with a great battery and optical image stabilisation that enhances low light photography. It is a big phone and can bend too trending with one of the most viral hashtags of 2014 #bendgate.
Apple iPhone 6 Plus review