We bought both new smartphones (6 and iPhone 6 Plus) on 19 September, the first day sales. After spending the whole weekend we got acquainted with new products and the prepared the detailed text review. We will start with iPhone 6, as you may have guessed. We have proved version with 128 GB of internal memory.
By practice, familiarity with the new device from Apple, lets start with a study of its brief specifications.
|Operating System||iOS 8|
|Type of SIM-card||nano SIM|
|Dimensions||67 × 138.1 × 6.9 mm|
|Screen||Color IPS, touch|
|Screen size||7 inches|
|Image size||750 × 1334|
|The number of pixels per inch (PPI)||326|
|Camera||8 million pixels., Built-in flash|
|Front camera||2 million pixels.|
|Headphone jack||5 mm|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, USB, NFC|
|Internal memory||16 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB|
Upgrading from iPhone 5s to the iPhone 6 can rightly be called one of the biggest in the history of iPhone. iPhone 6, though not become easier as compared to its predecessor (129 vs. 112 grams), but its thickness is only 6.9 mm compared to 7.6 mm for iPhone 5s.
Screen resolution remains almost unchanged and now 1334 × 750 pixels. Although, not Full HD, but due to the improved contrast ratio 1400: 1 iPhone 6 display has become one of the best on the market.
The new 8-megapixel iSight camera in the iPhone 6 has acquired Focus Pixels technology and advanced face detection. The smartphone is available in three colors – “gray space”, silver and gold, as well as in three capacities – 16GB, 64GB and 128GB.
But enough ranting about the technical characteristics of the iPhone 6. Lets have some more close observations regarding iphone 6.
What’s in the box?
New iPhone 6 Box deserves special attention. No any image is used on the front side of the device, but a simple white “brick” with the word iPhone 6. This is the only thing that your eye catches on the top of the box in the shape of the front of the smartphone.
On the back side of the box, you can see whether you sold that phone that you ordered.
Standard smartphone with an envelope having a brief instruction fot the iPhone 6 (it is necessary), two “apple” stickers, headphones EarPods, charger with cable Lightning, and most important amongst all of them the iPhone 6 itself.
Now we will turn to the appearance of the smartphone directly.
One can talk a lot with endless enthusiasm on the design of the iPhone 6. The smartphone is incredibly thin (its thickness is only 6.9 mm). Despite the fact that it weighs more than 17 grams i.e. iPhone 5s, it feels quite comfortable in the hand due to reduction in the thickness. Since my fingers are quite long, I have no problem to use with one hand.
The buttons to switch the volume are on the left side edge of the smartphone (which are much larger), and the vertical rocker to mute the sound. On the right side of the smartphone we met a tray for SIM-card and the screen lock button / switch off the iPhone. The iPhone 6, “moved” from the top face to the side. With a screen diagonal of 4.7 inches this decision seems to be the most favorable.
Rear panel iPhone 6 also deserves special focus. Pleasant aluminum touch does not fabricate a smartphone from the hands off a second, and even barely perceptible bands can not spoil the impression of the device. Body became more rounded as compared to the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s, but actually it is not like this.
At the bottom of the unit there was a place for a cable connector Lightning, 3.5 mm audio output and dynamics.
Serving the camera was the issue which scared many fans of Apple, when rumors about her appearance were only leaked to the Web. An 8-megapixel camera iPhone 6 protrudes slightly, but it does not give any discomfort to their presence because it makes excellent pictures. The presence of Dual LED-flash, which can boast of iPhone 5s, the iPhone 6 is combined into one. If you look closely, you can see that it is also divided into two parts, but more compact.
We do not knowingly put up the screen of iPhone 6 in a separate category. Unlike the iPhone 5s, though now he is discharged from each of the side faces. The distance between the edges of the screen and the side faces has also become a bit less, although at first glance it is easy to miss.
With 4.7-inch HD-Retina display the smartphone has a high contrast ratio of 1400: 1, a resolution of 1334 × 750 pixels with 326 ppi (pixels per inch). It also has a two-shift pixels to expand the viewing angle and the ability to scale the screen dual touch of a button “Home”.
Color reproduction of the screen will not leave you unconcerned. Photos and images are incredibly rich, and the text in your browser or books iBooks is very clear and pleasing to the eye.
Ending awareness with the appearance, it is worth noting that the iPhone 6 is equipped with a fingerprint reader Touch ID, which is after the update iOS 8 can be used for authentication in third-party applications.
Iron and Tests
iPhone 6 running A8 processor with 64-bit architecture and coprocessor movement M8. As iPhone 5s, smartphone also comes with 1 GB of RAM. One of the main differences between the device from its predecessors is the presence of the long-awaited chip NFC. However, so far it is only to make payments using the payment system, Apple Pay.
Pleased with the support of Wi-Fi standard 802.11ac – thanks to her smartphone gave such a result the speed of the Internet, which is not even dreamed of my iPhone 5.
In addition, among wireless standards – LTE (which operates in Russian), Bluetooth 4.0, GSM / EDGE, UMTS / HSPA +, as well as GPS / GLONASS.
In performance tests GeekBench 3 iPhone 6 well done – for the A8 dual-core processor with a frequency of 1.39 GHz is quite a good indicator.
The camera in the iPhone 6 can now shoot slow motion video at 120 or 240 frames / s, has followed autofocus and shoot HD-video with a resolution of 1080p at 30 or 60 frames / sec. Yeah, with such equipment fashion house Burberry can easily shoot his next show on alone iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.
Thanks to Metal, which is responsible for a radical improvement in graphics and smooth frame specially adapted games on the iPhone 6 (they just fly).
On the basic pros of iPhone 6, we told you, the smartphone is not free of some disadvantages. Firstly, the device is equipped with 1 GB of RAM, which by the standards of today’s smartphones are quite small for a full and fast work. Secondly, the smartphone battery barely exceeds 1800 mAh, which is only 300 mAh higher than that iPhone 5s. And this despite the fact that the screen of the smartphone much more. For comparison – the battery the iPhone 6 Plus is much more than 3000 mAh.
It so happened that the visible plus iPhone 6 also become his Achilles’ heel. We are talking about the curved screen of a smartphone near the lateral faces. All this looks comfortable and beautiful, but in the case of falling gadget on its side or face down, you can just carry it to the service center.
In general, iPhone 6 to get a great smartphone for reasonable money – Apple has once again proved that he is the leader in the smartphone market. And when you consider that only in the first 24 hours, the number of pre-orders on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reached four million units, they are sure to be popular.
We would recommend that you purchase an iPhone 6 in two cases: if you think iPhone 6 Plus, as well as if you are missing a 4-inch screen iPhone 5s. More iPhone 5 and earlier models updated, as they say in Apple, strongly recommended.