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For the last couple of years, Apple have been treating us to two new iPhone models, rather than just one. And by far the biggest release of this year (both figuratively and literally) has got to be the iPhone 6 Plus. It’s an absolute behemoth of a mobile, and once and for all it settles the Apple small screen question.
What do you have to look forward to? An absolutely massive 5.5 inch screen for a start. Then there’s been a full upgrade on specs from the old iPhone 5S model as well, and a whole new operating system version. It really looks like Apple are out to beat Android at their own game, and the iPhone 6 Plus is just the man for the job.
Let’s start at the beginning. Metal build, obviously, we’d expect nothing less from Apple. But the 6 Plus has smooth, tapered edges, much more like an iPad than the traditional iPhone design. It sits well in the hand, despite its huge size, and feels top quality. The power button has switched from the top to the side as well, making it that much easier to hit.
Under that cover we’re looking at some solid specs, with Apple upgrading pretty much everything seen on the iPhone 5S. That includes the operating system, which is now iOS 8 as well as throwing in a few new cool tricks that we’ll get to later.
The result of all this is that Apple have actually built an awesome phone. Okay, it’s not the most powerful model around, but it’s an excellent piece of tech, and the perfect combination of an iPhone and an iPad. Sick of small screen iPhones? The 6 Plus is here to save the day.
By far the most noticeable feature on the iPhone 6 Plus is going to be its size, which is solely due to the big screen that Apple have thankfully given us. At 5.5 inches, the 6 Plus beats out most Android models, and settles firmly into phablet territory. And that’s no bad thing. There’s plenty of space for typing and viewing, and yet the slim design does allow for one handed use. Plus, if you click the home button twice you’ll find that the picture shrinks down into the bottom corner of the phone, letting you use the device one handed even more easily.
And yes, you’re getting a good Retina display here, so there’s great colour reproduction. Couple that with a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution (giving you around 401 PPI) for sharp, well defined lines, and you’re obviously getting something that’s a joy to look at.
To be clear, the iPhone 6 Plus isn’t just a blown up version of the iPhone 6, the screen does have higher resolution and gives a better picture. As far as big screen phones go this one is a doozy, and watching HD video is a pure pleasure.
All iPhones are attractive beasts, but under the hood, the 6 Plus has a fair amount of power too. It’s running a 1.4 GHz dual core processor with the Apple A8 chip set and 2 GB of RAM. That’s speedy and responsive, though not the most powerful phone around. For the average user? It’s gonna be just fine, probably more power than you’ll ever use.
The new iOS 8 operating system is pretty stylish too. There’s been a full overhaul here, including new functionalities for both SMS and email, as well as new stuff like a better predictive keyboard and music recognition software for your digital assistant Siri.
In the performance stakes, the iPhone 6 Plus does well. It’s not competing with big hitters like the HTC One M8 or the Samsung Galaxy S5, but few people need that kind of power anyway.
The bad news on the camera front is that you’re still going to be getting that 8 MP rear facing camera that Apple have been using for years now. But more megapixels doesn’t necessarily mean better pictures, as Apple well know.
You’ll be getting better pics from the 6 Plus than from the 5S because there’s a new sensor (faster focussing), dual tone LED flash (better colours in low light photos) and default HDR settings. Then you’ll get the usuals: panorama, optical (not digital!) image stabilisation, facial recognition etc.
On the front, you’re getting better focus and face recognition, as well as HDR ability, though the front facing cam is still the old 1.2 MP version. Regardless, you’re getting some excellent snaps from the 6 Plus, and that’s what counts.
There are two other things that we really need to mention about the 6 Plus. The first of these is that whilst Apple hasn’t released battery specs (they rarely do), the 6 Plus is being touted as having up to eighty hours of standby, which is a big improvement over earlier iPhone models, especially considering that the 6 Plus has a bigger, battery draining screen.
Second up, there have been some connection tweaks too. You can now call over both WiFi and LTE if you wish, and speeds have gone up. WiFi is up to three times faster on the 6 Plus, and Apple are promising LTE speeds of up to 150 Mbps. Not bad at all.
|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|
A new iPhone isn’t always a big step up from an old iPhone, but the iPhone 6 Plus is something different. It’s in a league of its own. With that enormous 5.5 inch screen and some solid specs and an HDR cam, there’s a lot to be lusting after here.
And yes, you’re getting plenty of other things too. It’s 4G, Bluetooth, iCloud storage, scheduling apps, iTunes connection, etc. etc. Everything that you’d expect on a high end Apple mobile.
Now, something we don’t like? Storage. It’s always about storage with Apple, and there’s no SD card slot, which means no extra memory for you. On a huge phone with only 16 GB of internal memory, that’s kind of a big deal. But we can compromise, especially now that we’ve got the big screen iPhone that we’ve always wanted to have.
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.