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Apple iPhone 6 (16GB) review: Bigger, faster, better

Posted by Jerry Hannan Monday, November 10, 2014
Apple iPhone 6 (16GB) review: Bigger, faster, better

Apple's 2014 iPhones accept fabricated a anticipated cavity in both the media and the high-end smartphone market, with the 'upsizing' of the handsets and the accompanying absolution of iOS 8 avaricious abundant attention. However, alike the aloft of the two new handsets, the iPhone 6 Plus, alone has a 5.5-inch screen, which hardly makes it a groundbreaker — Samsung's 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 came out a year ago, for example. Our analysis assemblage here, the iPhone 6, has a 4.7-inch awning — as seen, for example, in the late-2012 Google Nexus 4.

Three provided us with a 16GB iPhone 6, which is accessible on arrangement from £38 a month technology gadgets in pakistan. The 4.7-inch handset is additionally accessible SIM-free from Apple for £539 (inc. VAT, £449.17 ex. VAT) with 16GB of centralized storage, £619 (inc. VAT, £515.83 ex. VAT) with 64GB, or £699 (inc. VAT, £582.50 ex. VAT) with 128GB, in silver, gold or 'space grey'.


Design
The iPhone 6's attending and feel is superb — this is the best-designed handset we've apparent in a continued time. Our argent analysis sample's white bottle advanced looks alluringly aerial affection and robust. It curves hardly into the edges of the phone, and while the accompany amid the bottle and the aluminium anatomy is visible, it's apparently as accurate and bland as it could be accustomed the materials.

The phone's four corners are curved, as are the edges. The edges blanket about to the back, area the aluminium is disconnected by neatly adapted strips that acquiesce the phone's antennas to function technology gadgets in pakistan. The attending of the aback is reminscent of the HTC One M8.

The iPhone 6 is acutely slim, barometer aloof 6.9mm thick. Actual few handsets breach the 7mm barrier, so Apple's accomplishment in this annual is impressive. It's additionally actual ablaze at aloof 129g, and feels like a agile in the hand.

The iPhone's thinness doesn't accommodation the buttons and connectors, which feel accomplished in accustomed use. The ability button is on the appropriate edge, forth with the nano-SIM agenda slot. The Lightning (charging and connection) anchorage and apostle are on the bottom, while the aggregate controls and apostle aphasiac toggle button are on the left. The top is clear in technology gadgets in pakistan.

There are several (small) elephants in the room, though. The metal-and-glass architecture makes for a handset that can be absolutely glace to authority — we about alone it a brace of times aback demography it from a abridged in alacrity to acknowledgment a call. Of advance a case will adjust this (albeit at the bulk of added aggregate and weight), as will acclimatising to the new handset generally.

The attenuate anatomy has some after-effects you ability not like. For example, the camera lens beleaguer protrudes from the aback of the case by about a millimetre, which rather break up the phone's contrarily actual apple-pie lines.

More decidedly perhaps, Apple has alone been able to clasp an 1,810mAh (6.9Wh) array into the iPhone 6. This may not accumulate you activity aloft a day if you use power-hungry applications or amateur and are a common user of apps throughout the day. On the added hand, standby time is actual acceptable at 250 hours, and accurate users may get a brace of canicule amid charges. Having acclaimed all that, the iPhone 6's array activity does assume to be hardly bigger than of the iPhone 5s.

Or final mini-elephant is that the iPhone 6 is rather taller than we'd like. Apple has consistently had a affection for almost ample awning bezels at the top and bottom, and the 4.7-inch awning sits in a anatomy that's 138.1mm tall. By contrast, Google's Nexus 5 fits a 5-inch awning into a 137.8mm-tall chassis, while the LG G3 has a 5.5-inch awning and is not abundant taller than the iPhone 6 at 146.3mm.

Apple refers to the iPhone 6's 4.7-inch, 1,136-by-640-pixel awning as Retina HD. Its resolution may be college than the 4-inch iPhone 5s, but the pixel body of the two handsets is the aforementioned at 326ppi. The iPhone 6's added pixels artlessly baby for the added awning size. Contrary to pre-launch rumours, there's no ultra-hard azure bottle attention the screen, aloof industry-standard 'ion-strengthened' bottle (Gorilla Bottle actuality the best-known brand).

The added awning admeasurement can board six rows of appliance icons as standard. If you acquisition this a little adamantine on the eye, you can opt for zoomed examination instead. This reduces the bulk of arresting advice to bristles rows of icons, as in the iPhone 5s. Apps will charge to be adapted to booty annual of the iPhone 6's added awning resolution, so aboriginal adopters may acquisition the handset switching in and out of the two resolutions automatically technology gadgets in pakistan.


You can additionally cull the top of the awning bottomward appear the average with a bifold tap on the home button. This could advice smaller-handed bodies assignment one-handed, although it does assume a little contemporary on what is an average-sized buzz awning in today's terms.

Touch ID fingerprint login is still present on the home button, of course, and is actual able-bodied implemented. The bureaucracy action requires abundant presses of your called login feel pad assimilate the button, so that the iPhone can almanac its all-round pattern. We recorded our appropriate deride print: thereafter, affecting the home button aback alive one handed resulted in able unlocking every distinct time technology gadgets in pakistan.

There's no change in the resolution of the advanced (Facetime HD) and rear (iSight) cameras, with the aloft at 1.2 megapixels and the closing at 8 megapixels, aloof as with the iPhone 5s. But there accept been some tweaks, including an advance in autofocus acceleration (thanks to a new sensor with added Focus Pixels), which we begin impressively fast. Added new iSight camera appearance board 43-megapixel panoramas, a time-lapse video mode, 1,080p video at 60fps and slow-motion 720p video at up to 240fps. The Facetime HD camera, meanwhile, gets bigger face detection, a access approach and HDR video.

One new affection is conspicuously missing from the iPhone 6's iSight camera: optical angel stabilisation aback cutting video. If that's important to you, you'll charge to attending at the bigger (and added expensive) iPhone 6 Plus.

Apple is agog to accept a allotment of the beginning wellness market, to which end the iPhone 6 has a congenital in barometer. This uses air burden to appraisal acclivity — a basic allotment of the addle of recording fettle information. There's additionally a new iOS 8 app, Health, that's advised to accompany calm abstracts from a ambit of altered sensors and fettle apps.

Apple's new Continuity features, including Handoff, will address to anyone application a Mac (running OS X Yosemite) or an iPad (running iOS 8) that's active into the aforementioned iCloud annual as their iPhone 6. Essentially you can booty calls or SMS/MMS letters from your iPhone 6 on these wi-fi- or Bluetooth-connected devices, and additionally alpha a assignment — autograph an email, for archetype — on one accessory and accomplishment it on another. Apple's Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps all abutment this feature, and it will be accessible to third-party apps too. An added benefit for wi-fi-only iPad users is the affluence with which you can set up an 'instant hotspot' on your iPhone 6.

NFC is now supported, but disappointingly it's currently bombastic as far as UK users are concerned: it's configured alone for Apple Pay, which is alone accessible in the US at present.

There's still no MicroSD agenda expansion, and the 16GB of centralized accumulator on our analysis assemblage was bargain to 11.6GB by iOS 8 and Apple's apartment of apps. You get 5GB of chargeless online accumulator with your iCloud account, which you can advancement to 20GB, 200GB or 1TB for a account fee (see Apple's website for prices).

Dual-band 802.11ac wi-fi is supported, forth with Bluetooth 4.0 LE and LTE adaptable broadband — now with broadcast advantage of 20 abundance bands. The processor is a new 20nm dual-core Apple A8 SoC active at 1.4GHz. As with the iPhone 5s, the 64-bit capital processor is accompanied by a motion coprocessor, in this case the new M8, that offloads processing apropos to sensor abstracts (accelerometer, compass, gyroscope and barometer) for bigger ability efficiency technology gadgets in pakistan. The iPhone 6, like its predecessor, comes with 1GB of RAM.

A affection of the A8 processor is accouterments abutment for Apple's new Metal cartoon technology, alien with iOS 8. Advised primarily for games, but additionally any graphics-heavy app, Metal includes an API, precompiled shaders and multi-threading support.

Performance & array life
As acclaimed above, the iPhone 6 is powered by the 20nm, 1.4GHz A8 SoC, which Apple claims offers 25 percent bigger CPU performance, 50 percent bigger cartoon achievement and 50 percent bigger ability ability than the 28nm, 1.3GHz A7 acclimated in the iPhone 5s. To appraise these claims, we ran a cardinal of benchmarks on the iPhone 5s and 6 — and also, for comparison, on a high-end Android phone, Samsung's Galaxy S5.

The iPhone 6 delivers 11.6 percent bigger achievement than the iPhone 5s on the Sunspider 1.0.2 JavaScript browser test, with the Galaxy S5 (tested application its built-in browser) amid the two iPhones:


iphone6-sunspider
Under the Geekbench 3 CPU test, the Galaxy S5 beats both iPhones on multi-core performance, while the iPhone 6 delivers a 13.9 percent bigger account than the iPhone 5s. The 64-bit iPhones about-face the tables on the Galaxy S5 aback it comes to single-core performance, area the iPhone 6 beats the iPhone 5s by 15.9 percent:

iphone6-geekbench

The AnTuTu criterion examines several subsystems (UX, RAM, CPU, GPU and I/O). The iPhone 6 comes out on top here, carrying 16.9 percent bigger achievement than the iPhone 5s:




iphone6-antutu
It's childish to apprehend too abundant into adaptable benchmarks, but these after-effects do announce that the A8-powered iPhone 6 delivers an incremental acceleration advance over the A7-powered iPhone 5s, and that it can added than authority its own adjoin high-end Android handsets in agreement of performance.


What about array life? Apple claims 14 hours of allocution time, 250h on standby, 11h of internet use or video playback on wi-fi and 40h of audio playback from the iPhone 6's 1,180mAh/6.9Wh battery. By contrast, the claimed times for the iPhone 5s, with its 1,560mAh/5.9Wh battery, are 10h talk, 250h standby, 10h wi-fi internet or video playback and 40h audio playback. That's a 17 percent access in array capacity, a 14 percent access in allocution time and a 40 percent access in wi-fi internet time.

If the iPhone 6's array activity isn't abundant for you, you'll charge to accede the bigger iPhone 6 Plus, which packs a 2,915mAh/11.1Wh array and delivers claimed times of 24h talk, 384h standby, 12h wi-fi internet, 14h video playback and 80h audio playback. The 6 Plus runs on the aforementioned A8/M8 belvedere as the iPhone 6, but is physically aloft and added to board the 5.5-inch screen.

Conclusion
The iPhone 6 and iOS 8 are both agnate to beforehand incarnations, but the new handset and the new adaptable OS action affluence of new functionality too. Taken calm they accomplish the iPhone 6 a abundant archetype of how to advance the acquaintance of antecedent releases technology gadgets in pakistan while carrying cogent enhancements (and iOS 8 adds abounding added new appearance than we've covered here). Overall there's abundant on action to allure absolute iPhone owners to advance in an upgrade, and affluence to allure converts to the iPhone ecosystem.

Apple iPhone 6 (16GB) review: Bigger, faster, better

Apple's 2014 iPhones accept fabricated a anticipated cavity in both the media and the high-end smartphone market, with the 'upsizing' of the handsets and the accompanying absolution of iOS 8 avaricious abundant attention. However, alike the aloft of the two new handsets, the iPhone 6 Plus, alone has a 5.5-inch screen, which hardly makes it a groundbreaker — Samsung's 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 3 came out a year ago, for example. Our analysis assemblage here, the iPhone 6, has a 4.7-inch awning — as seen, for example, in the late-2012 Google Nexus 4.

Three provided us with a 16GB iPhone 6, which is accessible on arrangement from £38 a month technology gadgets in pakistan. The 4.7-inch handset is additionally accessible SIM-free from Apple for £539 (inc. VAT, £449.17 ex. VAT) with 16GB of centralized storage, £619 (inc. VAT, £515.83 ex. VAT) with 64GB, or £699 (inc. VAT, £582.50 ex. VAT) with 128GB, in silver, gold or 'space grey'.


Design
The iPhone 6's attending and feel is superb — this is the best-designed handset we've apparent in a continued time. Our argent analysis sample's white bottle advanced looks alluringly aerial affection and robust. It curves hardly into the edges of the phone, and while the accompany amid the bottle and the aluminium anatomy is visible, it's apparently as accurate and bland as it could be accustomed the materials.

The phone's four corners are curved, as are the edges. The edges blanket about to the back, area the aluminium is disconnected by neatly adapted strips that acquiesce the phone's antennas to function technology gadgets in pakistan. The attending of the aback is reminscent of the HTC One M8.

The iPhone 6 is acutely slim, barometer aloof 6.9mm thick. Actual few handsets breach the 7mm barrier, so Apple's accomplishment in this annual is impressive. It's additionally actual ablaze at aloof 129g, and feels like a agile in the hand.

The iPhone's thinness doesn't accommodation the buttons and connectors, which feel accomplished in accustomed use. The ability button is on the appropriate edge, forth with the nano-SIM agenda slot. The Lightning (charging and connection) anchorage and apostle are on the bottom, while the aggregate controls and apostle aphasiac toggle button are on the left. The top is clear in technology gadgets in pakistan.

There are several (small) elephants in the room, though. The metal-and-glass architecture makes for a handset that can be absolutely glace to authority — we about alone it a brace of times aback demography it from a abridged in alacrity to acknowledgment a call. Of advance a case will adjust this (albeit at the bulk of added aggregate and weight), as will acclimatising to the new handset generally.

The attenuate anatomy has some after-effects you ability not like. For example, the camera lens beleaguer protrudes from the aback of the case by about a millimetre, which rather break up the phone's contrarily actual apple-pie lines.

More decidedly perhaps, Apple has alone been able to clasp an 1,810mAh (6.9Wh) array into the iPhone 6. This may not accumulate you activity aloft a day if you use power-hungry applications or amateur and are a common user of apps throughout the day. On the added hand, standby time is actual acceptable at 250 hours, and accurate users may get a brace of canicule amid charges. Having acclaimed all that, the iPhone 6's array activity does assume to be hardly bigger than of the iPhone 5s.

Or final mini-elephant is that the iPhone 6 is rather taller than we'd like. Apple has consistently had a affection for almost ample awning bezels at the top and bottom, and the 4.7-inch awning sits in a anatomy that's 138.1mm tall. By contrast, Google's Nexus 5 fits a 5-inch awning into a 137.8mm-tall chassis, while the LG G3 has a 5.5-inch awning and is not abundant taller than the iPhone 6 at 146.3mm.

Apple refers to the iPhone 6's 4.7-inch, 1,136-by-640-pixel awning as Retina HD. Its resolution may be college than the 4-inch iPhone 5s, but the pixel body of the two handsets is the aforementioned at 326ppi. The iPhone 6's added pixels artlessly baby for the added awning size. Contrary to pre-launch rumours, there's no ultra-hard azure bottle attention the screen, aloof industry-standard 'ion-strengthened' bottle (Gorilla Bottle actuality the best-known brand).

The added awning admeasurement can board six rows of appliance icons as standard. If you acquisition this a little adamantine on the eye, you can opt for zoomed examination instead. This reduces the bulk of arresting advice to bristles rows of icons, as in the iPhone 5s. Apps will charge to be adapted to booty annual of the iPhone 6's added awning resolution, so aboriginal adopters may acquisition the handset switching in and out of the two resolutions automatically technology gadgets in pakistan.


You can additionally cull the top of the awning bottomward appear the average with a bifold tap on the home button. This could advice smaller-handed bodies assignment one-handed, although it does assume a little contemporary on what is an average-sized buzz awning in today's terms.

Touch ID fingerprint login is still present on the home button, of course, and is actual able-bodied implemented. The bureaucracy action requires abundant presses of your called login feel pad assimilate the button, so that the iPhone can almanac its all-round pattern. We recorded our appropriate deride print: thereafter, affecting the home button aback alive one handed resulted in able unlocking every distinct time technology gadgets in pakistan.

There's no change in the resolution of the advanced (Facetime HD) and rear (iSight) cameras, with the aloft at 1.2 megapixels and the closing at 8 megapixels, aloof as with the iPhone 5s. But there accept been some tweaks, including an advance in autofocus acceleration (thanks to a new sensor with added Focus Pixels), which we begin impressively fast. Added new iSight camera appearance board 43-megapixel panoramas, a time-lapse video mode, 1,080p video at 60fps and slow-motion 720p video at up to 240fps. The Facetime HD camera, meanwhile, gets bigger face detection, a access approach and HDR video.

One new affection is conspicuously missing from the iPhone 6's iSight camera: optical angel stabilisation aback cutting video. If that's important to you, you'll charge to attending at the bigger (and added expensive) iPhone 6 Plus.

Apple is agog to accept a allotment of the beginning wellness market, to which end the iPhone 6 has a congenital in barometer. This uses air burden to appraisal acclivity — a basic allotment of the addle of recording fettle information. There's additionally a new iOS 8 app, Health, that's advised to accompany calm abstracts from a ambit of altered sensors and fettle apps.

Apple's new Continuity features, including Handoff, will address to anyone application a Mac (running OS X Yosemite) or an iPad (running iOS 8) that's active into the aforementioned iCloud annual as their iPhone 6. Essentially you can booty calls or SMS/MMS letters from your iPhone 6 on these wi-fi- or Bluetooth-connected devices, and additionally alpha a assignment — autograph an email, for archetype — on one accessory and accomplishment it on another. Apple's Pages, Numbers and Keynote apps all abutment this feature, and it will be accessible to third-party apps too. An added benefit for wi-fi-only iPad users is the affluence with which you can set up an 'instant hotspot' on your iPhone 6.

NFC is now supported, but disappointingly it's currently bombastic as far as UK users are concerned: it's configured alone for Apple Pay, which is alone accessible in the US at present.

There's still no MicroSD agenda expansion, and the 16GB of centralized accumulator on our analysis assemblage was bargain to 11.6GB by iOS 8 and Apple's apartment of apps. You get 5GB of chargeless online accumulator with your iCloud account, which you can advancement to 20GB, 200GB or 1TB for a account fee (see Apple's website for prices).

Dual-band 802.11ac wi-fi is supported, forth with Bluetooth 4.0 LE and LTE adaptable broadband — now with broadcast advantage of 20 abundance bands. The processor is a new 20nm dual-core Apple A8 SoC active at 1.4GHz. As with the iPhone 5s, the 64-bit capital processor is accompanied by a motion coprocessor, in this case the new M8, that offloads processing apropos to sensor abstracts (accelerometer, compass, gyroscope and barometer) for bigger ability efficiency technology gadgets in pakistan. The iPhone 6, like its predecessor, comes with 1GB of RAM.

A affection of the A8 processor is accouterments abutment for Apple's new Metal cartoon technology, alien with iOS 8. Advised primarily for games, but additionally any graphics-heavy app, Metal includes an API, precompiled shaders and multi-threading support.

Performance & array life
As acclaimed above, the iPhone 6 is powered by the 20nm, 1.4GHz A8 SoC, which Apple claims offers 25 percent bigger CPU performance, 50 percent bigger cartoon achievement and 50 percent bigger ability ability than the 28nm, 1.3GHz A7 acclimated in the iPhone 5s. To appraise these claims, we ran a cardinal of benchmarks on the iPhone 5s and 6 — and also, for comparison, on a high-end Android phone, Samsung's Galaxy S5.

The iPhone 6 delivers 11.6 percent bigger achievement than the iPhone 5s on the Sunspider 1.0.2 JavaScript browser test, with the Galaxy S5 (tested application its built-in browser) amid the two iPhones:


iphone6-sunspider
Under the Geekbench 3 CPU test, the Galaxy S5 beats both iPhones on multi-core performance, while the iPhone 6 delivers a 13.9 percent bigger account than the iPhone 5s. The 64-bit iPhones about-face the tables on the Galaxy S5 aback it comes to single-core performance, area the iPhone 6 beats the iPhone 5s by 15.9 percent:

iphone6-geekbench

The AnTuTu criterion examines several subsystems (UX, RAM, CPU, GPU and I/O). The iPhone 6 comes out on top here, carrying 16.9 percent bigger achievement than the iPhone 5s:




iphone6-antutu
It's childish to apprehend too abundant into adaptable benchmarks, but these after-effects do announce that the A8-powered iPhone 6 delivers an incremental acceleration advance over the A7-powered iPhone 5s, and that it can added than authority its own adjoin high-end Android handsets in agreement of performance.


What about array life? Apple claims 14 hours of allocution time, 250h on standby, 11h of internet use or video playback on wi-fi and 40h of audio playback from the iPhone 6's 1,180mAh/6.9Wh battery. By contrast, the claimed times for the iPhone 5s, with its 1,560mAh/5.9Wh battery, are 10h talk, 250h standby, 10h wi-fi internet or video playback and 40h audio playback. That's a 17 percent access in array capacity, a 14 percent access in allocution time and a 40 percent access in wi-fi internet time.

If the iPhone 6's array activity isn't abundant for you, you'll charge to accede the bigger iPhone 6 Plus, which packs a 2,915mAh/11.1Wh array and delivers claimed times of 24h talk, 384h standby, 12h wi-fi internet, 14h video playback and 80h audio playback. The 6 Plus runs on the aforementioned A8/M8 belvedere as the iPhone 6, but is physically aloft and added to board the 5.5-inch screen.

Conclusion
The iPhone 6 and iOS 8 are both agnate to beforehand incarnations, but the new handset and the new adaptable OS action affluence of new functionality too. Taken calm they accomplish the iPhone 6 a abundant archetype of how to advance the acquaintance of antecedent releases technology gadgets in pakistan while carrying cogent enhancements (and iOS 8 adds abounding added new appearance than we've covered here). Overall there's abundant on action to allure absolute iPhone owners to advance in an upgrade, and affluence to allure converts to the iPhone ecosystem.

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