iPhone 6 plus – The starting point for Apple Smartphone
DIMENSIONS: 77.8 x 158.1 x 7.1 mm, 172 grams
SCREEN: IPS LCD 5.5 inches
RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 pixel (401 dpi)
PROCESSOR: Apple A8 (dual-core, 64-bit), GPU PowerVR GX6450, M8 coprocessor
RAM: 1 GB
MEMORY: 16/64 / 128GB (not expandable)
SOFTWARE: IOS 8
CONNECTIVITY: Cat 4 LTE NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi ac
CAMERA: 1/3" sensor size, 1.5 µm pixel size, touch focus, geo-tagging, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
* Primary: 8 MP, f/2.2, 29mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, dual-LED, flash
* Secondary: 1.2 MP, f/2.2, 31mm, 720p@30fps, face detection, HDR
BATTERY: Non-removable Li-Po 2915 mAh battery (11.1 Wh)
* Stand-by Up to 384 h (3G)
* Talk time Up to 24 h (3G)
* Music play Up to 80 h
• New design
• Larger screens
• Yield: A8 and battery
• LTE, VoLTE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac
• Mobile payments: Apple Pay NFC
iPhone 6 plus
The starting point for the world Apple Smartphone is the iPhone 6 4.7-inch model while its proposal for phablets is the iPhone 6 Plus.
Apple has not released one but two new iPhone models: the new iPhone 6 with 4.7-inch screen and the new iPhone 6 Plus 5.5-inch screen. Like we stated before, the design is familiar and yes, Apple has decided to keep the controversial band antenna in the rear.
The design of the new iPhone 6 Plus breaks with straight lines and angles we saw from the iPhone 4. We can even deduct strokes of the iPod touch if we take a look on thin and rounded edges. One of the curiosities about this phone is its overall appearance that reminds us of the very first iPhone.
The most surprising thing about the new design is the combination of the front cover glass and aluminum back. It is giving a sense of continuity from the center to the sides very well designed, visually and while we use it.
In the hand, the new iPhone 6 Plus is very comfortable. Even though there are people who preferred the previous generation by their angles and “grip” rounded edges, the new design not only gives the impression that the device is thinner, it is also more comfortable to hold. It gives the feeling of a compact product and designed with quality materials.
The volume buttons are longer this time, which is appreciated especially in the iPhone 6 plus, where it would be quite complicated scoring with one hand to the “button type” of iPhone 5s. The significant change in this generation is the new button layout on / off to the right side, needed to access it with one hand, especially in the case of iPhone 6 Plus.
The two versions of the iPhone 6, aesthetically, are physically almost identical. The Plus is an enlarged iPhone 6 and adapted to the new screen size, with the difference in thickness, which on paper is 0.2 mm, although I doubt anyone can distinguish it at first sight. Regarding the iPhone 5s, yes that change is noted, as you can see in the pictures.
iPhone 6 Plus has a fantastic screen of 5.5 ” unknown to the world iOS until this phone came out. The new size makes it not look like an iPhone.
Getting used to the iPhone 6 Plus is complicated at the beginning. Use with one hand requires training, but is not impossible (though difficult) and double-click the home button that scrolls the screen down helps a lot more than we thought when Phill Schiller showed it in the keynote.
Weight, even in this model’s size is also very well satisfying. You’ll notice slightly overdone, but with the consistency needed not to look like a toy or a model (curiously, that was a comment often repeated on the weight when the iPhone 5s came out).
One of the aspects that deserve to be highlighted in this analysis is the high quality of the new screens, exceptionally good, especially in the iPhone 6 Plus. It is perhaps one of the most important reasons that lead people to decide for the model of 5.5 “with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and 401ppp. The biggest contrast gets really alive and marked colors, with very good viewing angle (perfect for a screen designed to “share” content for its size). In fact, it has been chosen by DisplayMate as the best LCD screen ever.
On the iPhone 6, the display is equally surprising, it increases at a resolution of 1334×750 pixels off the 1136×640 iPhone 5s with the same 326ppp and it gets high-quality images.
The advantages of the new screen on the iPhone 6 Plus are not limited to simply more resolution and size, also, the applications begin to be prepared to maximize the usefulness of the new space. Starting with Apple applications, horizontal view shows, a version of Mail interface is very comfortable with a left pane containing the mailing list and a broader right to the content. Similarly, it has been applied to messages and other applications, and it is expected that new applications begin to exploit more of this view (not available on iPhone 6, it is unique to the Plus).
The protagonist of the interior renovations of the iPhone is the processor. In this iPhone 6 Plus we find the A9 SoC with ARM architecture (one two cores at 2GHz and 64 bit) and finally step 2GB of RAM.
These figures seem far removed from what is customary in the current range, they manage to cope without any problem to combinations of 8 cores and 4 GB of RAM competition, demonstrating that control hardware and software is a success for Apple.
Levels of communications have made a Qualcomm MDM9635M integration technology 20nm and support LTE Cat6 as most significant details.
In this technical aspect, it happens to be very relevant maintaining an entry-level version of 16 GB, it is unexplainable and makes it a much worse experience for the users who opt for this version considering it is still a terminal this year’s that is aspiring to introduce more GB in less time.
A differential factor of the iPhone 6 Plus model from iPhone 5s is small compared to the capacity of the battery. There is more than 1,000 additional mAh (2,915 mAh in total) that actually make this iPhone 6 Plus Apple’s greatest phone ever.
The camera is one of the most controversial points of the new phones. Apple has chosen to leave the same 8 MP that in its previous version (which some megapixel fans did not like), and has preferred to implement other improvements, such as optical image stabilization in the case of the iPhone 6 Plus, Enhanced face detection and higher speed or shooting in the iPhone 6.
The difference really gets marked when we focus properly and very quickly on low light situations. If video mode testing, the result is spectacular because the focus is changing instantly, especially if we return to an area where we’ve been.
Speed camera operation is still excellent, and no delay from pressing when you are taking a photograph.