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iPhone 6/6Plus

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Date Written: 10/2/14

The much anticipated and hotly discussed iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is finally here!

The iPhone 6 is bigger then previous models, sporting a 4.7" screen and the iPhone 6 Plus is even bigger with a 5.5" screen. The iPhone 6 Plus is the premium model and there isn't anything that the iPhone 6 has that the iPhone 6 plus doesn't.

Hardware: The iPhone 6 plus is pretty big, but it is comfortable in-hand thanks to its rounded and tapered edges. Both of the new iPhone's are thinner than their predecessor measuring 0.27" for the iPhone 6 and 0.28" for the iPhone 6 Plus. Both are surprisingly light. Both iPhone's include a slightly curved ion-strengthened glass (with improved polarizer and finger print resistant oleo-phobic coating) front seamlessly beveled into an aluminum backing that comes in gray, gold and silver. Even with the ion-strengthened glass and metal backing many reviews are suggesting that the phone feels pretty fragile and users felt more comfortable handling it only after it was in a case.
The volume buttons are no longer raised and are now elongated like on the iPad. Finally, a bigger phone makes for a bigger battery and a bigger battery equals longer battery life! Reviews are stating that the iPhone 6's battery life is only slightly bigger/better than the iPhone 5s but the iPhone 6 Plus's battery is huge in relation to the size of the phone (2915 mAh). While the camera has been improved, the lens cover is not flush with the back of the slimmed down new model so this may in time prove problematic in regards to durability.

Software: Of course there are several new and exciting features with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The new Reachability feature allows you to double tap the home button to shrink anything on the screen down to thumbs reach. The Home screen orients itself (landscape or portrait) according to how you are holding the phone and a two column view is now available in the landscape view. The extra screen space on the iPhone 6 Plus means a larger keyboard with cut copy and paste buttons. Camera is still 8 MP but has been massively improved and is now equipped with Focus Pixel that speeds up auto focusing quite a bit and the thumb print security feature is still available as well.

Specs - iPhone 6 Plus

  • Weight: 172 g (6.07 oz)
  • Dimension: 158.1x77.8x7.1mm (6.22x3.06x0.28in)

Specs - iPhone 6

  • Weight: 129 g (4.55 ounces)
  • Dimension: 5.44x 2.64x 0.27

Specs for Both

  • Memory: 16GB, 64GB, 128GB, 1 GB RAM
  • Operating System: iOS 8
  • Display: Retina HD, LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touch screen, 16M colors
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-ion battery
  • Stand-by: (2G0) / Up to 384 h (3G)
  • Talk Time: (2G) / Up to 24 h (3G)