iPhone 6 Plus is the larger of the two iPhones launched this year and by a margin. One handed usage isn’t easy even with software assistant from Apple. Compared to iPhone 6 it features additional Optical image stabilization and bigger battery apart from the obvious increase in display size.
iPhone 6 Plus Quick Specs
- Display Size: 5.5 inch IPS LCD LED backlit capacitive touch screen with 1080×1920 retina display
- Processor: 1.4 Ghz Dual-core Cyclone (ARM v8-based) A8 chipset
- RAM: 1 GB
- Software Version: iOS 8
- Camera: 8 MP AF camera with Dual LED flash. f2.2, 1/3 Inch Sensor, 5p saphire lens,
- Secondary Camera: 1.2 MP front-facing camera with 720p recording
- Internal Storage: 16GB/ 64GB/ 128 GB
- External Storage: No
- Battery: 2915 mAh battery Lithium Ion
- Connectivity: 3G, LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- Others: OTG Support – No, Dual SIM – No, LED Indicator – No, Nano SIM – Yes, Fingerprint Sensor, Apple Pay
iPhone 6 Plus India Hands on Review, Camera, Storage, Bend Test and Quick Overview [Video]
Design, Build and Display
iPhone 6 Plus looks and feels premium for sure. If you love big screen phones, iPhone 6 Plus will definitely be more enticing, but if you don’t it can feel oddly large. The bendgate has given a serious blow to its durability- an important aspect in slim phablets. We do think that bendgate has been blown out of proportion. The aluminum crafted iPhone 6 Plus looked sturdy and elegant.
Though we like the 4.7 inch display size on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus has more of retina display gorgeousness which is certainly enticing. If you go into nuances, iPhone 6 plus display seems tad bit better, but we can’t shake of the feeling that it’s just too large for an iPhone. Viewing angles and colors are great.
Processor and RAM
Apple is using custom made 20 nm dual core 1.4 GHz A8 chipset, the second generation 64 bit chipset with 1 GB RAM. It’s not as big leap from A7 as A7 was from A6, but it’s still better. Practically, iPhone 6 Plus was extremely fluid to work with and we expect this to hold in the long run.
Camera and Internal Storage
It’s the iPhone 6 unit with faster Phase detect auto focus and increased pixel size. Sensor size (1/ 3”) and aperture (f2.2) remain same are same as that on iPhone 6 and 5s. iPhone 6 Plus also features Optical image stabilization to offset shakes and vibrations during photography. Though iPhone 6 has a fabulous camera, OIS make iPhone 6 Plus iSight camera better.
You can record full HD videos at 30fps and HD videos at 120/ 240 fps. You can also take up to 43 MP panoramic shots. We would like to spend some more time with iPhone 6 Plus to compare its camera performance with high end Android phones.
Internal storage is 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB depending on the variant you choose. You have to shell extra 9,000 INR while moving up the ladder.
Interface and Battery
The UI design isn’t vastly different from iOS 7, but there are several improvements. You can swipe off notifications, have notification widgets, download third party keyboards, pop up notifications and improved spotlight search. Double tapping the home button gives you recent apps and frequent contacts. Safari browser can now request desktop apps. There are several subtle changes which will enhance your iPhone experience.
Bigger size allows for a bigger 2915 mAh battery. Though there is a larger and brighter display to tax it, user review claim the battery backup is better as compared to all other iPhones. We will confirm this after we have spent more time with iPhone 6 Plus.
iPhone 6 Plus Photo Gallery
We do like iPhone 6 Plus which looks a lot like iPhone 6 even though its bigger. iPhone has finally gone bigger on user demand and it’s doing a good job at it. iPhone 6 Plus with a larger display has been priced at Rs 62,500, Rs 71,500 and Rs 80,500 for the 16 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB models respectively. If you are planning on switching from Android to iPhone, this should be more appealing than other iPhones.