One of the most anticipated devices of the year 2014 was the Apple iPhone 6 and the bigger phone that was rumored to be accompanying it. With the growing trend of phablets and Apple’s direct competitor’s (Samsung) Galaxy Note series, Apple also decided to release a bigger iPhone targeting the people who’ve always wanted a bigger iPhone but not as big as an iPad. The iPhone 6 Plus is a great device with some really impressive hardware is definitely going to resonate with the fanboys.
The 6 Plus has a bigger screen, something the previous users have been craving to see. 5.5” is definitely a bigger screen for the users of the previous iPhones. Apple, being Apple, also increased the resolution to keep the Retina Display intact i.e. Full HD 1080z1920 pixels. The phone comes with a Nano-SIM port and internal memories of 16/64/128 GB. There is no memory expansion slot.
The new iPhone comes with a newer chipset, namely, the Apple A8 which has a better set of processors and graphics processing that keeps the phone performing as an iPhone is supposed to. The phone comes with the new iOS 8 and is powered by a Dual-core 1.4 GHz Typhoon processor and PowerVR GX6450 graphics. It also has 1GB DDR3 RAM.
The cameras have received some processing improvements as the rear camera is still 8 megapixels but with bigger aperture and better video recording. The front camera is a 1.2 megapixels sensor that is also pretty capable for your Facetime and selfie needs. In terms of video recording, the phone still isn’t capable of recording 4K or 2K video, but it does record 1080p at 60fps now and the slow-mo video also has a higher frame-rate at 240 fps.
The new chipset hasn’t only affected performance, as it also increases the battery life of the phone to the point that it can provide around 2 days of use at mild usage. The bigger phone might not have the same hardware power as that of some of the competition, but it doesn’t disappoint at all with keeping the same smooth experience of a traditional iPhone and transferring it onto a bigger screen with Retina display. The iPhone 6 Plus is a must have for phablet users.