Friday, 27 February 2015

Apple iPhone 6 Review

Apple iPhone has been a dream phone for everyone and over the years several versions of it has been launched in the market. iPhone is a big hit in India’s Smartphone market and Apple has recently launched its new phone, iPhone 6. This phone is the result of the stiff competition in the Smartphone market. Gone are those days when phones came with 3.5 inch or 4 inch screen, which seemed to be quite big. Today, phones come with much bigger screen and owing to this; Apple had to come with a phone that is not just fashionable but is better in terms of performance as well as one that has a bigger screen. Unlike its predecessors, this phone is not just a performance oriented phone but also bigger. It comes in two versions iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Here is a detailed review of the new iPhone 6.

Design and Display

The new iPhone has set the Smartphone bar by taking a leap from iPhone 5 that came with a 4 inch screen to iPhone 6, which is equipped with a 4.7 inch screen. It is a blend of different features, entwined to develop the generation next phone. The sleekness of the phone makes it the flagship phone from Apple. The phone is beautifully made of stainless steel, anodized aluminum and glass will make you feel great to hold it. The seamless design, with curvy edges and intuitively placed buttons makes it the perfect phone. It comes in attractive and classy color; space grey, silver and grey, which lends a classy and elegant look. It only weighs 129 g, which is a light weight phone with a larger screen. This phone with 4.7 inch screen with 2x resolution is equipped with ion-strengthened glass with improved polarizer, which enables you to view the phone even in sunlight. In addition, it has a photo aligned IPS liquid crystal display that has fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. The phone features dual domain pixels that enhance the viewing angles. The display is quite impressive offering a sharper and brighter viewing, much better than its competitors.

Processor, Operating System and Storage

This beautifully and flawlessly designed phone is a powerful, performance oriented phone, equipped with the latest Apple’s operating system iOS 8, which is upgradable to iOS 8.1.3. The OS has new and better functionalities that let you use different apps flawlessly. The powerful OS enables you to add voice and videos in text messages. It also supports AirDrop, Multitasking, Family Sharing, Spotlight Search, AirPlay, Notification Centre, iCloud Drive, Control Centre and QuickType keyboard.

A8 64-bit chip is used in this phone, which is much faster than A7 that was used in its predecessors. Along with A8, it has M8 motion coprocessor, which is equipped to enhance the performance of the phone. The Dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone CPU is used making it highly efficient This phone is also ideal for playing graphics-intensive games as well as watch videos at higher frame rate. Coupled with 1 GB RAM, which facilitates smooth functioning of the phone without affecting its performance.

The phone doesn’t have a card slot, so you will not be able to expand the internal memory but it comes with pre-loaded internal memory. The phone comes loaded with 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB internal storage, so you need not have to worry about expanding its memory.

Surely, camera has become an important feature in today’s phone. This phone sports an 8 MP iSight rear camera with 1/3in sensor, allowing you to capture images with more clarity. It has 1.5µ pixels and ƒ/2.2 aperture, which gives more exposure to light yielding sharper images. It boasts of a 5-element lens, True Tone flash, Hybrid IR filter, Backside illumination sensor and Sapphire crystal lens cover, which will make you fall in love with its camera. Furthermore, it allows you to take photos in panorama mode up to 43 MP, along with burst mode, Tap to focus, auto HRD for photos, improved face detection and timer mode. The camera has improved remarkably and comes with other features like photo geotagging that lets you add time and place to the image you capture. It also has Auto image stabilization, which was intended to lower the effect of wobbly handling that causes blurring of images.

The phone also sports a secondary front-facing camera which comes with 1.2 MP resolution and f/2.2 aperture along with features like 720p HD video recording, Improved face detection, Backside illumination sensor, Auto HDR for both photos and videos, Burst mode, Timer mode and Exposure control.

For video recording, the primary camera is the best one allowing you to record videos at 1080p HD video recording. It can record videos at 30 frames per second and 60 frames per second. It also has Slo-mo video, which enable you to shoot videos at 120 fps and 240 fps, respectively. Besides these, it has features like Time-lapse video, Cinematic video stabilization, Continuous autofocus video, Timer mode; improved face detection, up to 3x zoom and Video geotagging. One of the best feature is that it allows you to take still photos while video recording.

Connectivity and Multimedia

While taking about connectivity, it is equipped with super fast connectivity, supporting advanced wireless technologies. It has 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi, which enables you to connect wirelessly with other such devices. It also has Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology and NFC, allowing you to easily share data with other compatible devices wirelessly. It also supports GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS) along with a v2.0, reversible connector USB port, which allows you to connect to laptops and PCs easily for transferring data to and fro. Apart from this, it supports GSM, CDMA, HSPA, EVDO and LTE networks. All these features combined together make it a great phone in terms of connectivity; however, the NFC can only be used for making mobile payments using Apple Pay.

While analyzing its multimedia features, it comes loaded with numerous apps to better the experience of its users. It has a number of sensors such as Touch ID, Proximity sensor, Three-axis gyro, Ambient light sensor, Barometer and Accelerometer. Apple iPhone 6 comes pre-loaded with a number of apps like Music, Weather, Podcasts, iBooks, Compass, Passbook, iTunes Store, Game Center and lots more. The phone also allows you to send and receive emails using Internet service. You can as well send attachment of documents with mails, having .jpg, .tiff, .gif (images); .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .ics extensions.

Battery and Price

Apple’s new phone comes equipped with a built-in powerful lithium-ion, rechargeable battery. It has an improved battery life with a 1,810 mAh battery which offers a talk time of up to 14 hours on 3G and 10 hours while using Internet on the phone. The battery lasts up to 11 hours on Wi‑Fi and HD Video playback; up to 50 hours on audio playback and the standby time is up to 10 days i.e. 250 hours. This is undoubtedly impressive and has beaten the record of the Anroid phones, which were known for its powerful battery.

This sleek, bigger and performance oriented iPhone is available in India at Rs. 71,500 for 128 GB, Rs. 62,500 for 64 GB and Rs. 53,500 for the 16GB, respectively.


The iPhone 6 is sure to rule the Smartphone market of the World and rightly the gen-next phone. It is sleek, classy, equipped with bigger screen; it is a beautifully designed phone. The display is amazing that offers brighter and sharper viewing. Although it is not dust or water-resistant, like Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Xperia Z3, it is truly one of the best phones till now by Apple in terms of performance. One of the best things about this new phone is its battery, which enhances the credibility of the phone. Both primary and secondary cameras are great to use, which enhances the experience of photography with the phone. Although the price might seem a bit higher, this phone comes loaded with amazing feature. The bottom line is that it is one of the best phones available in the market and is worth buying.

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