iPhone 6 was launched back in September and as expected, it quickly became hugely popular and made headlines across the world. It featured in videos that went viral, including one of a young Australian customer accidentally dropping the iPhone in live television shortly after buying it. And then of course, there was the infamous “Bendgate”, which exposed the device’s apparent susceptibility to be bent while being carried in your back pocket. However, this has not stopped millions of users from buying Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone Plus which can cost up to $850 USD. Still, there are many people that are not sure about what makes the new iPhone 6 special. That is why, we are listing some of the best features that you can get with Apple’s new flagship device. Even though iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have almost the same features, we will focus in iPhone 6, the smaller version.
iPhone 6 has a slim look and with just 6.9 mm, it is thinner than the iPhone 5s which has a thickness of 7.6mm. Compared to iPhone 5s, the new iPhone is taller since it has a height of 138mm. It offers a 4.7 -inch retina HD display and its curved edges provide a more modern feel than its predecessors. The iPhone 6 is light and there is no doubt that for this model Apple has paid attention to ergonomics, making it more comfortable to hold. It combines a strong metal back and a curved screen for an overall sleekness that make it stand out from other devices available in the market. You can get it in Silver, Gold or Space Gray.
The iPhone 6 features an 8 MP camera, just like iPhone 5s. However, it offers a larger sensor (1.5um) with an aperture value of f/2.2, digital image stabilization and cinematic video stabilization. The additional enhancements to the Slo-mo mode, ensure that you can capture unique images. The iSight camera offers an impressive phase detection autofocus that works faster than regular autofocus in other options. A remarkable improvement are Focus Pixels, which are elements that guide the camera to focus quicker, based on where the light is actually coming from. Functions like face, smile and blink detection also got an upgrade, offering a stronger and faster performance.
There have not been major changes to the interface appearance, but one of the interesting new options is Reachability. This feature allows you to access the top areas of the screen using only one hand. All you need to do is to softly tap the home button twice and the top part of the iPhone display will move down, making it easier to reach. You can access any functions comfortably, even if you can only hold the iPhone with one hand.
The iPhone 6 uses a 1.39GHz dual-core A8 processor, which suits perfectly the new design since it is smaller and considerably faster at core and graphics processing than the A7. The iPhone is powered by this A8 processor with 64-bit architecture and 1GB of RAM. However, the M8 co-processor is what really stands out, since it is what supports the sensors that allow the iPhone to read atmospheric pressure and measure elevation. Since Apple is focusing in creating solutions that are suitable for a healthier lifestyle, it does not come as a surprise that the M8 is able to recognize when you are running, cycling or walking.
In terms of connectivity, the iPhone 6 provides a Wi-Fi that can be up to three times faster and it also features over 20 LTE bands, which is considered as the largest number offered by any smartphone currently available. The VoLTE technology is meant to improve the quality of your calls, by making them clearer. Wi-Fi calls are also supported, as long as they are available with your mobile phone provider. iPhone 6 comes in three memory options: 16GB, 64GB and 128GB and the battery life reaches up to 14 hours with normal usage. The battery life is one of the most impressive upgrades and ensures that you can enjoy the features that your iPhone offers throughout the day. Overall the iPhone 6 is a good quality device that regardless of its flaws, offers a top design and exciting features that will greatly improve users’ experience.