Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6+ are two of the most hotly desired devices on the market, representing the newest evolution of the globally popular smartphone. Both models feature a number of substantial upgrades from the previous generation iPhone 5, but at the top of the company’s flagship line stands the iPhone 6+. It’s larger screen and polished features will surely attract curious eyes, but are the premium options worth the premium price tag?
The iPhone 6 is the new standard device in the iPhone family, bringing a new 4.7 inch screen capable of displaying 326 pixels per square inch to the device to replace the old 4.0 inch screen of the iPhone 5. The iPhone 6 also includes a faster internal processor as well as extended 4GLTE support to offer more consistent high-speed coverage nationwide.
The revolutionized operating system of the iPhone 6 and 6+, iOS 8, includes mobile payments system Apple Pay, which gives users the option to integrate their financial information with the device with fingerprint authorization. Another significant upgrade is to the camera of the iPhone 6, which now has enhanced facial detection and low light capabilities, and at just 6.9mm in thickness, the iPhone 6 packs these improvements into a slimmer profile than its predecessor.
The iPhone 6+ adds even more to an already impressive package, boosting the screen size to a massive 5.5 inches and increasing the resolution to 401 pixels per square inch while still keeping the device relatively slim, although it is overall much larger than the standard iPhone 6.
The added bulk comes with the advantage of a larger battery capacity, as the iPhone 6+ is rated for over 24 hours of talk time and 12 hours of Internet browsing on a single charge.Another upgraded feature of the iPhone 6+ is the even more powerful internal processor, which joins the all-new gyroscopic auto-focus camera as the most significant improvements that may not immediately be apparent.
Overall, the investment in an iPhone 6+ may definitely prove worthwhile for some, including those who frequently use their devices for photos, media and mobile gaming as well as those who need all the battery capacity they can get. The iPhone 6 is certainly a more than capable option for the majority of users, but for those looking for the absolute best of the current generation iPhone experience, there simply is no alternative to the iPhone 6+.