iPhone 6, Simply the Best (yet)


iPhone 6

One of the most expected smartphones from this year and the star of the show from this autumn is, as you probably know, the iPhone 6. And those who were expecting it aren’t just Apple’s millions of fans, but also some of their competitors’ customers, because – let’s admit – one of the most rumored releases of the year isn’t popular and discussed about just by one area of faithful buyers, but by all of them, due to Apple’s successful marketing and popularity. So, what’s cooking inside the latest and greatest heir to the iPhone throne? Follow the next review and find out what’s new about it and why is it better than its predecessors.

In its retail box, the iPhone 6 comes among an USB cable which has a Lightning connector, a pair of EarPods with their microphone and volume controls, an AC adapter and some user manuals.

The first thing which anybody would notice about the new iPhone is its appearance. The iPhone 6 is bigger, thinner and a just a little bit heavier than its predecessor and holds an entirely different look. It measures 138.1 x 67 x 6.9mm and has a weight of 129 grams. The bigger size comes due to the enlargement of the screen, which now measures 4.7 inches (as opposed to 4), but I’ll cover that a little bit later.
The iPhone 6 also said goodbye to the glass panels which came before, in favor of some plastic strips attached to its now all-metal body. These strips serve for allowing the antennas to pick up their signal but, to be honest, I don’t especially enjoy their ordinary and even cheap looking appearance on a device which comes from the premium league, but maybe it’s just me. The edges have also changed and are more rounded, some of you will love them, some might not (myself included) due to the fact that the device might seem a little slippery. Anyway, the phone looks great anyway and seems to be solidly built, but this was to be expected, as high quality is one of the main things revealed by Apple’s products.

The most important change that comes on board the iPhone 6 is its display. It was about time that a replacement came for the old 4-incher, so let’s warmly welcome it and admire its beauty. I’m talking about a 4.7 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that has a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels, a pixel density of 326 ppi, features the classic oleophobic coating and is protected by a shatter proof glass. As expected, the screen is amazing and offers a spectacular image quality, with beautiful colors, extremely wide viewing angles, excellent contrast and great sunlight legibility.

On the inside, the iPhone 6 comes loaded with iOS 8 and is upgradeable to iOS 8.1. The user interface hasn’t been significantly changed and looks the same as iOS 7. The Notification Center now says goodbye to its All and Missed tabs, which have been exchanged with a Notification tab. As the phone has grown, reaching the things from the top of the screen has become tricky, but Apple gave thought to that and if you tap the Home key twice, the UI drops for your fingertips to reach it.
Another great change is the addition of smart suggestions to Spotlight, which can now grab suggestions from IMDB, Wikipedia, iTunes and more.
Siri is also smarter and now integrates with Shazam; you only have to open it and it will automatically try to recognize a song. Being a very capable personal voice assistant, Siri can search for points of interest, answers questions, follow iOS related commands, supports dictation in 24 new languages and much more.
The Handoff is an important feature and enables the user to work on something using one device and continue it on another iOS 8 running one (or Mac with OS X Yosemite). The feature stands for emails, messages, Contacts, Pages, Reminders, Maps, Safari and more. The other iOS 8 running devices (oh, and your Mac too) can even make and take calls through your iPhone due to the Handoff feature, if they’re on the same Wi-Fi network.
iOS 8 works like a charm on the iPhone 6 and the flawless user experience also benefits a lot from the improved Apple A8 chipset. It holds a dual-core 1.4 GHz 64-bit processor (which is faster than the previous one), PowerVR GX6450 GPU, 1 GB of RAM and comes in three versions, with 16, 64 or 128 GB of internal storage. The iPhone 6 is truly a god when it comes to performance and will offer an excellent user experience. Lagging or freezing are galaxies away from this champ.

In terms of connectivity, everything’s covered: the iPhone 6 holds support for LTE Cat4, VoLTE, HD Voice, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with LE and A2DP, USB 2.0 and NFC, which only works with Apple Pay, a freshly released payment system by Apple, which depends on the region.

For taking pictures, the iPhone 6 sports an 8 MP snapper with a 1/3” sensor which captures stills with a maximum resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels and has a dual-LED flash for helping in low light conditions. The camera also features phase detection autofocus, which adds to a better, clearer image quality, with plenty of details due to the faster focusing. The colors are accurate and the contrast is also very good. Capturing panoramic pictures is also better than ever.
The video camera has also been refurbished. Besides producing some gorgeous 1080p videos @30 fps, it can now deliver fast motion 1080p @60fps ones. Unfortunately, 4K support isn’t here just yet.
There’s also a front-facing 1.2 MP camera for making video calls.

Some other interesting and useful things offered by the iPhone 6 are its excellent Safari browser, iWorks for viewing and editing documents, a GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS support, Google Maps for navigation (farewell, TomTom), a Health application and much more. All in all, the iPhone 6 is an excellent smartphone and its friendly interface with all its capabilities and offerings will grant a beautiful and flawless user experience.

The iPhone 6 is powered by a non-replaceable 1820 mAh battery and will last for 12 and a half hours of calling, 10 and a half of browsing or 9 and a half of video playback. Theoretically, the device should last two days under a moderate usage.

iPhone 6 White


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