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Phablets are really the new big thing on the mobile market, so it’s not surprising that Apple have jumped on board with the release of the iPhone 6 Plus. What is surprising is what a fantastic job they’ve done with their first phablet release. The combination of solid performance with stunning design means that the 6 Plus is really a must have device.
What should persuade you to invest in one? For us, it’s the five and a half inch Retina display plus a huge 128 GB memory. But there are plenty of other tricks up the 6 Plus’s sleeve as well. Whether you’re an Apple fan or not, the iPhone 6 Plus is an amazing device, and one that deserves serious consideration.
The 6 Plus looks very much like the offspring of an iPhone and an iPad. It’s got soft, tapering edges and rounded corners, which makes it sit nicely in the hand. And full metal body combined with glass that stretches over the edge of the device gives the 6 Plus a true premium look and feel. Apple have moved the power button from it’s traditional top placement to the right hand side, giving you just a touch more convenience.
Under the beautiful shell the 6 Plus has a full set of upgrades. This version beats out the old iPhone 5S in pretty much every way. You’re going to be getting some decent performance with the 6 Plus, as well as an eye catching device.
Is this the iPhone we’ve all been waiting for? It very much could be. Gone is the fiddly typing experience on the small screen 5S, and now we’re getting a sizeable iPhone that get good speeds as well. This is one of the best phablet releases of the year, and definitely one that you should look at closely.
Looking at the numbers, the iPhone 6 Plus isn’t that impressive. It runs only a dual core processor, clocked at 1.4 GHz (nowhere close to the 2.5 GHz we’re seeing elsewhere), 2 GB of RAM and an Apple A8 chip set. However, in practice the 6 Plus is both speedy and responsive. This leads us to believe that we might be paying for power we don’t need on bigger CPU phones.
On the OS front, iOS 8 has had some pretty nice tweaks. The biggest difference is probably the new native keyboard, which is a lot smarter when it comes to predictive text, but Siri gets to recognise music tracks now and even email has had a couple of new features thrown in.
As a user the most important thing is that the phone is easy to use and doesn’t lag, whatever the numbers might say. And the iPhone 6 Plus gives solid performance, even during CPU intensive tasks, so we can’t criticise spec numbers in reality.
Alright, five and a half inches is a pretty big screen. Thankfully, Apple threw in a couple of tricks to make that screen easier to use. Everything can flip to horizontal- including the home screen which wasn’t always the case with iPhones. Plus, there’s a nice one handed mode that simply shrinks the display down into a corner so that you can easily reach everything with your thumb. That extra screen space make for great video viewing and comfortable typing, which are both big advantages.
Apple’s Retina screens give great colour reproduction, but they also give wide viewing angles, something that gives them a clear advantage over AMOLED displays. And this is a high definition screen too at 1080 x 1920 (about 401 PPI), so you’ve got a crisp, clean, well defined picture.
The screen is probably the iPhone 6 Plus’s biggest advantage over its competitors. No matter what you’re doing you’re going to profit from more screen space, and visually it’s a stunning experience.
Camera specs on iPhones can be a bit misleading, since Apple doesn’t give more megapixels to get better pictures, preferring to improve photos through other means. Starting at the front, there’s a 1.2 MP camera, that’s HDR capable and has had improvements in facial recognition and focus.
On the rear side you’re looking at 8 MP. The reason that you’re still getting great pictures from only an 8 MP camera is because there’s been a sensor upgrade to give you faster focussing as well as a vast improvement in digital noise reduction. Not only that, but HDR is default on the rear camera, giving you even better quality.
There’s the normal panorama and burst modes, along with the dual tone LED flash that Apple launched last year, plus facial recognition and optical image stabilisation as well. Your photos are going to look fabulous if you take them with the 6 Plus, we promise.
At 128 GB the iPhone 6 Plus has the largest internal memory of any phone on the market. Just how big is that? 128 GB is enough space to store more than 30,000 music tracks, so, yeah, it’s pretty big.
As with all Apple devices, you can’t add any extra memory. However with 128 GB to fill up you shouldn’t need to worry about keeping photos, music or games and apps on your phone and wiping out the memory. There’s plenty of room for everything.
There’s been some improvement in connectivity on the 6 Plus as well. Firstly, you can now call over both WiFi and LTE (4G). Not only that though, but your connections are going to be faster. Apple are promising up to three times faster WiFi as well as LTE speeds of up to 150 Mbps, which is pretty speedy indeed.
There’s also full NFC support, a technology that is usually used for digital payments. You will have to wait a few months until Apple launch their digital payment service in the UK before using this though, but still, it’s nice to have.
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - A1522 (GSM), A1522 (CDMA), A1524|
|CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1522 (CDMA), A1524|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1522 (GSM), A1522 (CDMA), A1524|
|CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - A1522 (CDMA), A1524|
|TD-SCDMA 1900 / 2000 - A1524|
|4G Network||LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 - A1522 (GSM), A1522 (CDMA), A1524|
|TD-LTE 1900 / 2300 / 2500 / 2600 - A1524|
|Dimensions||158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm (6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 in)|
|Weight||172 g (6.07 oz)|
|- Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)|
|- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)|
|Type||LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.5 inches (~401 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Shatter proof glass, oleophobic coating|
|- Display Zoom|
|Alert types||Vibration, proprietary ringtones|
|Internal||16/64/128 GB, 2 GB RAM|
|Speed||DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 150 Mbps DL, 50 Mbps UL|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.0, A2DP, LE|
|Primary Camera||8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Features||1.5µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, face/smile/blink detection, panorama, HDR|
|Video||1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, optical image stabilization|
|Secondary Camera||1.2 MP, 720p, burst, HDR|
|CPU||Dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based)|
|GPU||PowerVR GX6650 (hexa-core graphics)|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Colors||Space Gray, Silver, Gold|
|- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|- AirDrop file sharing|
|- Siri natural language commands and dictation|
|- iCloud cloud service|
|- iCloud Keychain|
|- Twitter and Facebook integration|
|- iBooks PDF reader|
|- Audio/video player/editor|
|- Document viewer/editor|
|- Photo viewer/editor|
|- Voice memo/dial/command|
|- Predictive text input|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion battery|
|Stand-by||(2G) / Up to 384 h (3G)|
|Talk time||(2G) / Up to 24 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 80 h|
It’s not an iPad, it’s not even really the iPhone that we’re used to, but the iPhone 6 Plus does have an awful lot to offer. The biggest, fastest and best iPhone so far released, the 6 Plus is a very tempting device that most of us would love to get our hands on.
You get tons of special features, but you’re also getting the fingerprint scanner, a barometer, iCloud storage and all of Apple’s great scheduling apps, plus the usual 3G, 4G, WiFi and Bluetooth as well.
What don’t we like? We’re going to be honest and say the the iPhone 6 Plus is a little pricey. However, Apple products do tend to be more expensive anyway. Sometimes you get what you pay for, and the iPhone 6 Plus is not going to be the kind of purchase that you regret.
by Dan Forster, Mobile Phone Expert
Dan is our mobile phone review expert helping customers make better buying decisions. With a passion for technology and taking things apart Dan single-handedly reviews all the phones listed on the TigerMobiles.com website.