Apple iPhone 6 Plus

Announced Sep 9, 2014 •
5.5 screen | 8 megapixels (rear) | 1 megapixels (front)
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Announced Sep 9, 2014
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The iPhone 6 Plus is the larger sister model to the iPhone 6. It comes with 5,5-inch IPS screen and a 1080p full-HD resolution. The screen is protected by what Apple calls "Ion-strengthened glass". The camera sticks to the 8MP resolution that dates back to the iPhone and at F2.2 the aperture remains the same as on the iPhone 5S as well. Autofocus performance has been improved with the addition of a phase detection AF system and Apple claims the AF on the new models is twice as fast as the previous generation. the iPhone 6 Plus is also the first Apple smartphone to offer an optical image stabilization system.

Other feature highlights: Panorama mode produces images that are up to 43MP, both cameras can record 1080p video at 30 and 60fps and both offer a 240 fps slow-motion mode at a lower resolution.

The iPhone 6 Plus is powered by the new Apple A8 chipset which offers 25% more power than the A7 predecessor in the iPhone 5S. There is also a new M8 co-processor which is coupled with a barometer and allows for accurate tracking of changes in elevation. NFC is also a new feature on Apple devices. It enables Apple's new Apple Pay wireless payment service. In terms of battery life Apple says the new model will be equal or better than the 5S and will last for up to 14 hours of talk time.

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Review, Oct 21, 2014
Quick specs
OS Apple iOS
OS Version 8
Front camera effective pixels 1 megapixels
Rear camera effective pixels 8 megapixels
Rear camera resolution 3264 x 2448
Rear camera aperture 2.2
Camera physical shutter release No
Camera image stabilization Optical
Video camera recording format 1080p, 60fps
LCD size 5.5
Built in memory 16/64/128 Gb storage
Weight 172 g (6.07 oz)
Dimensions 158 x 78 x 7 mm (6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28)

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Our review

The Apple iPhone 6 Plus offers very solid still imaging and video capabilities all around. Thanks to newer sensor technology, on-sensor phase detection and optical image stabilization image quality has been improved over the previous iPhone generation and panorama and HDR modes are still among the best we have seen. The 6 Plus offers the premium design and materials that are typical for Apple devices and a very snappy overall performance. The 5.5-inch display might be too large for some but if you can live with the device's phablet dimensions it's hard to go wrong with Apple's flagship smartphone.

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