Iphone 6 Review

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Apple has finally released one of its top flagship phone, the Iphone 6 and Iphone 6 plus after years of waiting from the Apple’s hardcore fans. This highly anticipated phone is replacement of the older Iphone 5s and Iphone 5c. Apple has touted the Iphone 6 as one of it’s biggest achievement in 30 years. Let’s see what the new phone has to offer.

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First Impression

The Iphone 6 is definitely bigger as compared to traditional Apple’s Iphone which is just synonymous with “Bigger is Better” perhaps is now catching up on large phone trend. Upon unpacking, the new Iphone 6 has received size boost and now it’s running on a 4.7 inches screen. The Iphone 6 is 0.7 inches bigger compared to it’s predecessor the Iphone 5s although it do no lack of display quality. The 4.7 inches screen has a 1334 x 750 pixel resolution which is also 326 ppi as compared to the previous Iphone 5s. It also received a Rentina HD upgrade which made the viewing colors vibrant, sharp and impressive. The larger Iphone 6 plus has even denser 401ppi.  With a build in polariser on the screen, the display is clear even during bright sunny days.

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Build Quality

Iphone 6 build quality is impressive as ever as with all other Apple’s product. The product feels far different from Iphone 5 although it maintains the standard quality. As expected Iphone 6 is super slim at 0.3 inches although the phone is big at around 5.4 inches height and 2.6 inches width, and weights around 129 grams. In a layman’s term, this phone is bigger yet thinner and lighter.

Iphone 6 has a metal surface appearance. This new phone is build with aluminium metal frame.

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Camera

Iphone 6 has a 8MP back camera with a 1.2 MP front facing camera. Although this camera received very little megapixel boosts. It runs on the latest iSight camera while photo defnitely looks looks better with better performance low light. There noise are definitely much less visible.Perhaps the new f2.2 new lens made the much difference. iSight also has much better face detection with Focus pixel technology thus this leads of faster autofocus. The Iphone 6 runs on True Tone LED flash, which when flashes produces vibrant human skin tone instead of blue and cold photo for portrait photography. Iphone 6 is capable of shooting 60fps 1080p HD video, time lapse and slow motion video at 240 fps.

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Performance

Apple Iphone 6 is running on A8 as compared to A8 that is running on Iphone 5. The A8 chip contains around 2 billion transistors while it is the first chip to use 20nm process. On the low side, A8 is still a 64bit dual core chip although most high end phones are running on quad core chip in the market. Apple claims the new A8 chip have 30% extra performance as compared to the previous A7 processor and 50% GPU increased performance for graphic related activities.

The Iphone 6 comes shipped with the latest  IOS 8 and dozens of exiting new functions and features.

 

Sensors

Iphone 6 comes loaded with M8 motion coprocessor that has sensors such as barometers, accelerometer, compass and gyroscope. This is very useful for people who uses a lot of GPS apps for outdoor activities such as running and hiking. The M8 coprocessor will offload the main A8 CPU thus GPS applications will be able to function faster with new abilities such as weather tracking.

Iphone 6 vs Iphone 6 Plus

There are many consideration taken when choosing between the both Iphone 6  and Iphone 6 plus. Here are some of the differences between Iphone 6 and Iphone 6 Plus.

Size

Iphone 6 plus has a 5.5 inches display while Iphone 6 has a 4.7 inches display both are larger than traditional Iphones. Iphone 6 is definitely larger and suit people who are used to phablet phone size. Iphone 6 plus has a 1920×1080 resolution at 401 ppi which means better display compared to Iphone 6 although having bigger screen size.

Camera

Iphone 6 plus has the same camera as Iphone 6 however with extra Image stabiliser function. This is helpful for shaky hands or when you take photo during in dark situations.

Price

Iphone 6 comes with choices of 32GB , 64GB and 128GB in silver, gold or space gray colour.

32GB ($199)

64GB($299)

128GB($399)

At the moment Iphone 6 and Iphone 6 Plus has not been officially launched yet in Malaysia however if you are still keen on the product, the imported unit is available on Lazada, Click here

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