On September 19th 2014 Apple released the iPhone 6 and 6+ to the public. I will do a quick review of Apple’s biggest phone yet and obviously it’s best device until now.
Starting off with the design. This definitely looks like an iPhone with the large top and bottom bezels as well as the home button it’s probably one of the Apples best designed iPhones yet. Although it is kind of slippery so I do recommend a case and also a screen protector. The aluminum body of this phone is definitely prone to scratches and damage and the overall thinness of this phone also makes it feel a lot more fragile. It can easily bend if you are putting it in your pocket. Without any doubt this is quite a big phone for many people but after a while you just kind of get used to it. The overall huge 5.5 inches Retina HD display with the resolution of 1920×1080 brings along a great viewing experience for things like reading, watching movies and browsing the web. It can be a great small tablet replacement. If you are still worried about the large size of this phone, Apple in a great future called “reachability”, which by double tapping the home button brings everything on the screen down to the bottom of the screen so you can access it a whole lot easier. This is definitely one of my favorite features of this phone, it makes using a phone this large a whole lot more enjoyable.
Let’s take a look at the software experience. The phone is running iOS 8. Despite it being the most buggy release of iOS it still runs really well on this phone with only a few occasional pickups. Using this phone daily, it just screams through all the applications, with the great amount of fluidity. Now speaking up to battery life this phone can get you through a bow two days of solid and heavy usage, and sometimes a bit into the third day. So battery life is definitely not a problem on this iPhone at least for me. Unlike the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6+ get the SPECIAL landscape mode which appears on your home screen as well as in some Apple applications and some third-party applications. You also get some functional keys on your keyboard. For such a large screen phone, I would like to see Apple took advantage of the huge amount of screen real state by including some features, like the multitasking, but nonetheless I do appreciate the small tweaks Apple made to the software
The Apple iPhone 6+ features Apple’s A8 chip with 64-bit architecture powered by the M8 motion processor. The connectivity is supported by 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology which brings you 3x faster Wi-Fi and faster LTE up to 150 Mbps. Two of my favorite features are the Touch ID and the camera. The Touch ID sensor is a great way to unlock your phone and it’s a whole lot easier and safer than typing in a passcode every single time you unlock your device. Meanwhile the 8-megapixel rear-facing camera features optical image stabilization. It produces amazing consistent photos and videos every single time and I’m always impressed on what this phone can do. Videos can be shot to 1080 P in 30 FPS and 60 fps or the 120 FPS and 240 FPS to 720 P. Also with the bonus optical image stabilization with this camera on the iPhone 6+ and the software cinematic video stabilization you get a very smooth and excellent looking video shot every single time. And lastly for the camera with the dual tone LED flash and software enhancements you can get some great shots in low light as well.
The best feature of this phone is the overall consistency of its. The 6+ offers a smooth in consistence software experience, a very consistent camera, a great range of applications and a few awesome features that work very well. The phone isn’t perfect, but it does a lot right and it’s definitely Apple’s best iPhone yet.