Apple iPhone 6: first impressions and review

Display and Design

Apple was facing a very tough competition from cheap brands like Spice, Micromax, Gionee and Xiaomi, who are selling 5 inch phones with top class specifications and at jaw dropping prices. Thus, it was pretty obvious that the iPhone would have a big screen to compete with the smartphones in this segment. The Apple iPhone 6 features a 4.7-inch retina HD display flaunting a resolution of 1,334 x 750 pixels, resulting in to a pixel density of  326ppi. The display offers a full sRGB colour gamut and features an ion-strengthened cover glass. The new iPhone is encased in an anodized aluminium unibody frame with a black bezel on the front. It is quite thin at just 6.9mm.

New Features: iPhone 6 V/S iPhone 5

The iPhone 6 comprises of an A8 processor, an upgrade of the A7 in iPhone 5, which is built on a 64-bit architecture. Integrating this chip, the iPhone 6 provides 25% faster performance and 50% faster graphics. According to Apple, the new chip is 13% smaller than the previous generation chip. The iPhone 6 runs on iOS 8 that includes a new technology called Apple Pay, which lets you make secure, one-touch payments via NFC and TouchID. Apple integrates the M8 motion co-processor, tracking data from various sensors, including the accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, and the barometer.

Multimedia and Entertainment

Apple incorporates an 8MP iSight rear camera in the iPhone 6. The camera comes with f/2.2 aperture and a range of features including a new Focus Pixels technology that enables faster autofocus. Other features of the camera include improved noise reduction, better representation of skin tones, and the ability to record slow-motion videos at 240fps. The camera is also equipped with digital stabilization to prevent blurry photos. In addition, the iPhone 6 also brings a better front-facing 1.2MP FaceTime camera with a larger f/2.2 aperture, and new features like burst mode and HDR video.
The Apple iPhone 6 comes in three storage variants: 16GB, 64GB and 128GB.
Battery and connectivity
For connectivity, Apple iPhone 6 features GPS, GLONASS, NFC and Bluetooth. It also supports Wi-Fi 802.11ac and voice-over LTE. The iPhone 6 packs a sealed battery that can deliver a talk time of up to 14 hours on 3G and standby time up to 240 hours on a full charge.

Expected Price
Here is the approximate price list from the available leaked for iPhone 6 price in India-

iPhone 6 price list
4.7 inch variant of iPhone 6 (in Rupees)
5.5 inch variant of iPhone 6 (in Rupees)
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB

The Final Verdict

The iPhone 6 has not exceeded any expectations at all, an exception to other iPhone models. Even though it is backed up by a powerful processor, a 4.7 inch HD screen, a premium look and a highly improved camera, the iPhone 6 may prove to be quite expensive and less competitive to the other cheap brands in the Indian market. My predictions may not be accurate, but we don't know what the future holds for all of us!

Krittin Kalra
Krittin Kalra is a 20 year old Android freak. Striving for passions, chasing down his dreams and living a life without regrets is his sole mantra. A bit moody, he also does custom ROM reviews for AndroGuider. Currently pursuing his B.Tech, he aspires to follow his heart.
Apple iPhone 6: first impressions and review Apple iPhone 6: first impressions and review Reviewed by Krittin Kalra on 9/14/2014 08:20:00 PM
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