If you like smartphones with bigger screens, Apple has got the most-anticipated device for you. The iPhone 6 Plus is the first “phablet” from the Cupertino, a size-increased iPhone with a 5.5-inch display screen. As had been rumored, the new iPhone 6 comes in two variants i.e. the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.
The Apple iPhone 6 Plus boasts a Retia HD IPS display with a resolution of 1980 x 1080 pixels at 401ppi protected by Ion-strengthened glass, which has 185% more pixels than the iPhone 5S.
The phablet device is powered by the second-gen of 64-bit A8 processor accompanied by M8 motion coprocessor, which is based on 20-nm process and 13% smaller and 20% faster than the A7. The new chip outperforms all ages of iPhones delivering 50% faster graphics with 2 billion transistors.
The camera on the 6 Plus carries the iSight label, which has an 8MP sensor with 1.5µ pixels (2.2 aperture) and optical image stabilization technology and a 1.2MP front-facing sensor. For video, the camera can capture 1080p HD video (30 fps or 60 fps) and Slo-mo video (120 fps or 240 fps) with cinematic video stabilization.
The handset is 7.1mm compared to 7.6mm of the 5S. With a wide array of sensors including a barometer, the phone has supports for 20 LTE bands, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and, of course, NFC for Apple Play. It weighs delivers up to 24 hours of talk time on 3G.
In other noteworthy features, the enormous display allows for a sixth row of icons on the phone’s home screen. Running the iOS 8, the home screen even works horizontally. The 6 Plus UI inherits some perks from iPad UI and the keyboard, in landscape mode, has new keys for cut, copy and paste. It’s still one-hand operable with a new gesture called “reachability.”
App developers don’t need to concern about the larger display because the iOS 8 manages everything and old apps “just work” in scaled mode. Hence, the dev community can breathe a sigh of relief.
The iPhone 6 Plus will be available in silver, gold, and space grey and go pre-order starting $299 for 16GB, $399 for 64GB and $499 for 128GB on September 12 in the US. The availability will be expanded to 115 countries by the end of the year.
For those who like the size of a big phone but can’t afford the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has something for them, too. Yet another iPhone 6, debuting alongside the 5.5-inch model, sports a with 4.7-inch Retina display, except it has just 1334 x 750 resolution at 326 ppi. You still get the sixth row of icons, but it lacks a few hours of battery autonomy, OIS in the camera and high-resolution display. In addition, the iPhone 6 will be available starting $199 for 16GB, $299 for 64GB and $399 for 128GB.
So are you all set to buy an iPhone 6? If YES, you can exchange your old iPhones or other phones at Amazon’s Trade-In program, which is the right place for your oldies. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments.