Find the brand new 64 GB iPhone 6 Plus in silver on great pay as you go deals with TigerMobiles.com. Want the biggest and best that Apple has to offer? The new 6 Plus phablet has it all and more, from a big screen to great performance, and a few tricks up its sleeve as well. For Apple fans, this is the ultimate iPhone. Start looking for fantastic deals on the 64 GB iPhone 6 Plus in silver below.
It’s been a tough few years for Apple, who have been steadily losing market share to Android. But it looks like the bad times are over, with the release of the all new iPhone 6 Plus. This is the biggest, fastest and best iPhone ever released and it’s a stunner. Big screen, plenty of power and a whole bunch of upgrades make this an amazing new mobile.
Why should you be buying it? Because it’s got a massive five and a half inch Retina display. Not only that, but the 6 Plus has had a full set of upgrades from the old iPhone 5S, making it clearly a better model (which isn’t always the case with iPhones). With improved screen size and performance the iPhone 6 Plus is going to be a fantastic buy.
Apple design is, of course, legendary. And the 6 Plus is no exception, though it’s a little different from older iPhone models. The square edge look is gone, and the 6 Plus sports the tapered edges of the iPad. That, plus the full metal body build, means that the 6 Plus sits well in the hand and is light, despite its vast size. Then Apple have moved the power button to the right side, making it more convenient to press on the larger device. Visually, the 6 Plus is as beautiful as we’d expect from an Apple mobile.
On the inside, the 6 Plus is just as beautiful. It’s had a full set of upgrades, and performance is faster than ever before. There’s a new OS version as well, giving you an even better user experience. For once there’s a clear difference between the new iPhone and last year’s model, making it a great investment.
Put together stylish design and internal upgrades and what do you have? An iPhone that’s going to top best seller lists, particularly in the phablet niche. What the 6 Plus lacks in power (especially when compared to the Galaxy Note) it makes up for in good looks and excellent user interface. This is the phone to have this year.
Ignoring that monster screen for a minute, let’s look at what’s under the hood. Remember that Apple don’t try to wow us with numbers, preferring to concentrate on user experience. And in keeping with that, the 6 Plus has a dual core 1.4 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM and an A8 chip set. Not super speedy by any means, but the proof is in the performance. You’ll find that the 6 Plus is fast and very input responsive, and that’s really what counts, especially if you’re running HD video or big games.
The OS is iOS, rather obviously, but you’re getting the new iOS 8 released earlier this year. There are a ton of new features on 8, and nearly everything has been overhauled. Our favourite new stuff? It’s a toss up between Siri’s new music recognition software and the new native keyboard (that can even predict text depending on who you are writing to, smart, huh?).
Performance wise you’re getting a solid mobile that’s intuitive and doesn’t have a hint of lag. For the average phone user the 6 Plus is going to make you wonder why you’d spend more for a bigger processor.
This is at heart a phablet device, and that means that the screen on the 6 Plus is a monster. It’s 5.5 inches, bigger than the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8. But that size isn’t as much of an issue as it could be. Apple have made sure that everything (including the home screen) can flip to horizontal mode if you want, and there’s a one handed mode as well which shrinks the display down into the bottom corner of the screen for easier use.
Two things make this a great display (other than its size). It’s a Retina screen, so perfect colour reproduction and fantastic viewing angles. It’s also high definition, with 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution (working out to about 401 PPI), so clear, sharp pictures.
For HD video or high quality games this screen is pure perfection. And to be clear, this is not just an enlarged iPhone 6, the 6 Plus has better screen specs all around, so if you want a high quality picture, then the 6 Plus is the obvious choice.
The one spec that has disappointed a lot of Apple fans is the camera. The 6 Plus has only an 8 MP camera, unlike the big 13 MP or 20 MP cams we’re commonly seeing these days. Should you worry about that? No, not really, because the truth is that you get great pictures from the 6 Plus due to a few different factors.
Firstly, there has been a sensor upgrade, so the 6 Plus focusses better and faster, as well as improvement in digital noise reduction. On top of that, the cam on the 6 Plus is HDR by default, resulting in even better picture quality.
The font facing camera has had a few tweaks too, getting HDR capability, and better facial recognition and focus, but it’s still a 1.2 MP cam. But with panorama and burst modes, dual tone LED flash and optical image stabilisation, you’re going to be getting fantastic pictures out of the 6 Plus, so there’s no need to stress about that 8 MP spec.
There are a handful of other things really worth noting about the iPhone 6 Plus. Connectivity is one. The 6 Plus now supports WiFi and 4G calling, as well as NFC (for digital payment systems). Connections are faster too, with WiFi being up to three times speedier than normal and 4G offering up to 150 Mbps.
On the battery front, the 6 Plus is an improvement over the old 5S. Benchmarks put it at around eighty hours of standby per battery charge, which is pretty impressive for a phone with such a big, battery draining screen.
|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|
Does the iPhone 6 Plus have what it takes to put Apple back at the top of the heap? It just may well do. With the new design, bigger screen and better internals it’s hard to see what consumers aren’t going to love about the 6 Plus.
You’ll be getting the general bucketload of features too, including 3G and 4G, WiFi, fingerprint scanner, iCloud storage and all the other great Apple apps that come standard on an iPhone these days.
Any complaints? Not really. There’s no expandable storage, but that’s normal for Apple products. More MP would be nice on that rear cam, but pictures look good anyway. There’s not much not to like about the iPhone 6 Plus, it’s the iPhone we’ve all been asking for with a bigger screen, so it seems petty to quibble over minor issues. The 6 Plus is a star, and a very worthy buy.
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.