Leaving all the rumors and expectations behind, Apple launched iPhone 6 with 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch large display. The company also launched most awaited Apple watch and a mobile payment service with Smartphones. We will discuss about watch and a mobile payment in out next post.
Both the handsets named respectively: iPhone 6 (4.7 inch) and iPhone 6 Plus (5.5 inch). The iPhone lovers are really very excited to get two options of iPhone 6. Although the new iPhone array was touted as the “biggest advancement in the history of the iPhone”
Here below, we are describing about the both new releases- iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
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Bigger Screen – Retina HD Display
Apple iPhone 6 breaks the legacy of 4 inch display and enters into the 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch display range. iPhone 6 is still smaller than current trending handsets.
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The device features a 4.7” Retina display (Retina HD according to Apple) with 1334×750 pixels resolution at 326ppi pixel density. Even the iPhone 6 plus is available with large 5.5 inch Retina display with 1080p high resolution and pixel density of 401ppi.
The iPhone 6’s 720p display seems true on its 4.7 inch device.
Look and Feel
Now the major question comes up in the mind that how does iPhone 6 feel in the hand? The US giant has given it more rounded edges with larger screen to make the slim and thinner. While both handsets give premium look in the hand and 4.7 inch iPhone 6 fits more strongly into the palm. Even it makes feel little heavy in the hand compared to 4 inch successors, new iOS 8 lets one handed way to use easily all the apps and of course touch parts of display may be usually out of reach.
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The wafer-like metal design and curved lines give a lot of basis to be a like iPod Touch models and iPad.
Another interesting thing is glass that curves around the edges of the iPhone 6. It doesn’t flaunt sapphire display, but it is a slightly different design factor. The handset is measured slim at 0.27 inch or 6.9 mm thin, whereas iPhone 6 plus is measured at 0.28 inch or 7.1mm slim. The Apple iPhone 6 is available in three colors: gold, silver and space gray.
Some changes are also found in the placement of power/lock button from the top edge to its right spine. The phone weighs 129 grams (4.55 ounces) and contains a Touch ID fingerprint scanner into the home button like iPhone 5S.
Camera and video
Iphone 6 and 6 plus come with 8 Megapixel f/2.2 rear camera but some new features will give you improved picture quality. Improving the camera capabilities has always been the main priority of Apple and the company still focused on the quality instead of increasing the numbers.
The first biggest feature, “Focus Pixel,” is made to speed up autofocusing by offering the sensor with a detail about an image, while improved auto image stabilization will cover up the some amounts of motion blur and hand shakiness.
Apple has improved face detection capabilities in both iPhones with more control over exposure, and the Panorama mode will take high-resolution panoramic shots of up to 43 megapixels.
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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus are packed with digital image stabilization option but if you want the optical image stabilization that many premium phones are offering, you will have to buy iPhone 6 plus.
The rear camera is capable to shoot 1080p HD video at 30 or 60fps.There is also 120 or 240fps slo-mo mode, and time lapse video, that was introduced with iOS 8.
Apple has also improved its 1.2 MP front-facing FaceTime HD cameras. According to Apple, with these improvements the front camera can take 81% more light pictures in low light environment. The video can be captured at 720p HD and front facer also gets a burst mode for perfect selfies.
A8 Chip and M8 Motion Coprocessor
Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus are powered by 64 bit A8 processor and boasting 50% faster graphics and 25% faster CPU, which should make the device more powerful.
While you play Games on device, you will find it more efficient than first phone and will gain amazing gaming experience. The quick accessibility with smooth touch makes you crazy to play games on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. The processing is the big part of gaming and iPhone 6 can make solid position among the gaming gadgets.
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We have seen M7 co-processor in the last iPhone 5S so well, the M8 co-processor gets some new sensor tricks that stands out it with some superb phones. The M8 motion coprocessor measures data from the accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope along with barometer that is new for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. Through barometer, the M8 can measure the distance traveled.
We all know that Apple never specifies the detail of battery, but the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus are claimed to deliver backup 10 hours over 3G and LTE, and 11 hours on Wi-Fi and video.
You will find the Wi-Fi speeds 3 times faster than iPhone 5s.
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Pricing and availability
According to sources, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will release in 8 nations on Sep 19, with preorder bookings starts from Sep 12: US, UK, Australia, France, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Germany, Hong Kong and Puerto Rico.
In the US, the 16GB model will be sold out for $199 on contract, and 64GB for $299. If you pay another extra $100, then you can buy 128GB iPhone 6. AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and US Cellular will be the first US carriers to sell out these two new iPhones. These all carriers have not yet declared the off-contract price.
In the UK, the consumers will have to pay £539 to buy iPhone 6 for 16GB model, £619 for the 64GB model and £699 for the 128GB version. Here, the carriers are Vodafone, EE, Hutch, Giffgaff, Virgin and O2.
Australians users will have to spend AUD$869 for 16GB model, AUD$999 for 64GB, and AUD$1,129 for 128GB model. The carriers will be Vodafone, Optus, Telstra and others.
Should you upgrade or not?
If you have been waiting eagerly for an Apple’s larger phone for a long time, then you have options to buy a 4.7 inch iPhone 6 or above 5.5 inch iPhone 6 plus.
Here, the reasons seem harder to upgrade iPhone 5S into iPhone 6, if you are not pulled in by the screen size. The new A8 processor’s speed and graphics don’t make any sense to buy again a similar phone as last year’s A7. The storage size is another temptation too as Apple jumps to 64 GB and 128 GB models.
However, we are sure that current version of iPhone will satisfy the users looking for the next evolution of Apple’s phone, especially if you are already using 4 inch iPhone and got tired through small display. Iphone 5s users will find only stepped improvements in this up gradation. We don’t think that iPhone 5s users should make quick decision about it.
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