In the news after release and dividing opinions, I finally managed to get my hands on one to test. At first glance I can safely say it looks quite nice, I prefer it’s sleek look compared to the square frame that we have come to associate with the iPhone chain.
Iphone 6 Specs
Battery Life: 10 days on standby / 14 hours talktime on 3G
Processor: Dual core, 1400 MHz, 64-bit
Screen Resolution: 750 x 1334 pixels / 326 Pixels Per Inch (PPI)
Camera: 8MP iSight
Front Facing Camera: 1.2MP
Internal Storage: 16GB, 64GB, 128GB
Look and Feel of the Iphone 6
Getting used to the ‘new look’ iPhone takes some work, however I personally prefer it. The 6 has a somewhat familiar feel to it, the curved edges and the slightly bigger model, feels a bit like a Lumia. Again like the 5s, the 6 still has the fingerprint unlocking feature. The performance, speed and reliability is slightly improved. Overall, in my opinion, a much better looking phone and a very stylish design.
IPhone 6’s Camera
The iPhone has never been at the top of anybody’s list when it comes to wanting a phone with a brilliant camera, however the new 8MP iSight camera with Focus Pixels is quite nice. The Focus Pixels feature enables the focusing process to be a lot quicker, reportedly twice as fast as a 5s.
Breaking the Mould
The talking point of the Iphone 6 is of course the ‘breaking the mould’ style of the phone. With the previously mentioned change in style as well as the introduction of a much bigger screen. The iPhones have never really progressed with the other smartphones, most, if not all, seem to be moving towards a slightly bigger, brighter and better screen and now Apple have chosen to do the same thing. Apple’s iPhones have also been linked with awful battery life, which seems to have been improved with the 6.
Quick Pros and Cons
- Nice size screen
- A nice looking phone
- Good feel to the phone
- Improved camera (and video)
- Improved battery life
- Even more expensive than usual
- Breaking the mould – I like the design changes and size, but some people don’t
- The new, exciting features have been around for a while on Android and Windows phones
Overall I think that Apple have tackled a few of the major problems with the iPhone. I still think there are areas for improvement and there wasn’t anything too exceptional to make me think ‘wow’ with the new phone. A good phone but didn’t meet my expectations.