iPhone Hands-On Review: The Start of a New Era
The Apple iPhone 6 is the phone that paved the way for Apple to explore a whole new world of possibilities. For starters, Apple finally took the first step, yet the biggest leap in stepping up their phone’s overall design – a bigger screen. The iPhone 6 is the start of a new era for the iPhone series. Due to its enlarged size, it is now possible for Apple to give its battery department a boost – a glaring issue in all of the iPhones before it.
Overall Design and Handling
The Apple iPhone 6 sports a bigger build than its predecessor, apparently this also means that it’s slightly heavier. It weighs about 129g, making it just 10 grams heavier than the iPhone 5s. If you’re used to carrying the iPhone 5s, there will only be a slight to almost no difference at all in terms of weight. However, in terms of aesthetics, the iPhone 6 stands out significantly in slimness – it’s definitely sleek and sexy with just a 6.9mm thickness.
In terms of the overall design, the Apple iPhone 6 really nailed it. It’s a fresh take on the style department of the iPhone, and it instantly became a face of an era that’s been long overdue for Apple’s iPhone. Apart from the design, it provides a comfortable grip for the hands to hold, which can be credited to its thin profile. The phone is not too big, but not too small either – it’s just the perfect size for users to hold the phone comfortably and have enjoyable browsing or streaming experience. Without a doubt, this is how a smartphone’s aesthetics should be done.
Display and Resolution
The display on the Apple iPhone 6 is definitely rich in detail and colors. The 4.7-inch display is packed with a 750×1334 resolution which already sets foot into the HD resolution territory. Its pixel density is 326ppi and is already many steps ahead of Apple’s famous Retina HD display (which is only 326 PPI). Compared to the iPhone 5s, its predecessor, which sports a 640×1136 screen, the display upgrade of the iPhone 6 is not really that big of a leap. However, the resolution is big enough to give justice to a pixel density of 326ppi – resulting in a sharper and crisper display.
Apple’s iPhone has never really attempted to jump into the pixel competition when it comes to its camera. In the Apple iPhone 6, we won’t be seeing any significant upgrade in the sensor’s pixel count. However, whatever they lack in terms of resolution, they pretty much more than make up for it by improving the quality of their still camera. The iPhone 6 despite carrying only an 8MP sensor is no pushover just like the camera of the iPhones before it. The same 8MP resolution may have premiered long ago during the debut of the iPhone 4s, but the hardware of its camera has undergone a lot of impressive upgrades since, along with Apple’s constant iOS upgrade which adds up to generating top-notch results. There are not many smartphones that can fare better than iPhones, and that’s a fact.
The Apple iPhone 6 is equipped with 1GB of RAM with four internal storage variants: 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. It carries a next-generation chipset which is the Apple A8 chipset. While this chipset boasts a fast processing speed, it does not heat up easily, and it consumes less power than the average chipset.
The A8 Chipset that runs the Apple iPhone 6 is equipped with a 64-bit Cyclone processor which is clocked at 1.4GHz. It is 100 MHz faster than its predecessor’s A7 chipset, but it is energy-efficient because it does not require a lot of power in order to perform at its best. On the other hand, its Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) is a quad-core PowerVT that offers outstanding performance. Games that are graphics-intensive are easily rendered with minimal to zero hiccups, thanks to its GPU. Apple has really nailed it when it comes to their GPU. iPhones, especially the iPhone 6, are really good at running Full HD games, and the improvements that they implement are very consistent in every new product they release.
The Apple iPhone 6 is definitely a bang for the buck. It’s a big leap towards innovation from its 4-inch screen predecessor. Many of its new specifications are nothing we’ve never seen before; however, that’s never been an issue for most iPhone users. It does not actually offer something that’s really new and groundbreaking in the smartphone market. However, it really does well in polishing these features entirely that when they’re officially launched, there’s not a speck of imperfection that will ruin the experience. And, that is what the Apple iPhone 6 has really brought to the table.
Today, there are far better high-end flagship devices that are offered at a fraction of the cost than the iPhone 6. However, it triumphs in the area where most of these leading flagship devices are inconsistent with – the user experience. The user experience is simply well polished. It is not packed with many specifications, but rather it offers a rich and friendly user experience. Having that work on a bigger screen is definitely what matters for most iPhone users. This explains why the Apple iPhone 6 and even the iPhones before it continue to have a strong following of users despite placing an excessive premium on its price tag.
Apple iPhone 6 32GB Price List in the Philippines
₱4,999 – ₱18,999
₱6,235 – ₱8,484
₱11,811 – ₱11,905
Apple iPhone 6 FAQs
What is the cheapest price for the Apple iPhone 6 32GB?
The cheapest price for the Apple iPhone 6 32GB can range from ₱5,300 – ₱6,999 at Shopee Philippines.
Is the Apple iPhone 6 32GB the latest model?
No, it is not. The latest model is the Apple iPhone SE (2020). It was released on April 15, 2020. The iPhone SE 2020 sports a 4.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels and a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch.
Is the Apple iPhone 6 32GB good for gaming?
Yes, the Apple iPhone 6 32GB is good for casual gaming, thanks to its 1 GB of RAM that is enough to run mobile games like Candy Crush Saga. One of the most-viewed gaming phones in the Philippines is the Realme C15.
How big is the battery on the Apple iPhone 6 32GB?
The battery specs of the Apple iPhone 6 32GB are as follows:
Non-removable Li-Po 1810mAh battery (6.9 Wh)
Standby: Up to 250 h (3G)
Talk Time: Up to 14 h (3G)
How much is an iPhone 6 in the Philippines?
Today, the price of the iPhone 6 in the Philippines ranges from ₱5,500 – ₱17,000. The iPhone 6 comes in two storage variants: 16GB whose price starts from ₱5,500, and 32GB which costs around ₱17,000. It is available in Space Grey, Silver, and Gold.
What is the difference between iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s?
The iPhone 6 and 6s differ in terms of display, processor, and camera. The iPhone 6s packs a better display and a faster processor than the 6. In the camera department, the iPhone 6s has a 12MP rear camera which is larger than the one in the iPhone 6 (8MP).