The Apple iPhone 6 was launched in September 2014 and many fans of the iPhones were a bit disappointed with the American tech giant for introducing minor improvements to the handset from its predecessor, the iPhone 5S.
If there is one major upgrade, it’s actually the bigger screen size, which was something new with Apple iPhones at that time. In fact, the Apple iPhone 6 actually marked the American tech giant’s move to catch up with the screen size of its Android smartphone counterparts, reports GSM Arena.
While the iPhone 6 has its own merits, users have to look really harder to spot them. The two most obvious are the bigger screen and its iOS 8.0.
It also featured a curvature along the edges of the front glass, which was quite new with the iPhone lines at that time.
The smartphone’s A8 processor was certainly more efficient and powerful than the 64-bit A7 chipset found under the hood of the iPhone 5S in terms of processing power and graphics rendering.
Key features and specifications
The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels and a pixel density of 326 ppi.
The phone measures 128.10 x 67 x 6.9 inches and weighs 129 grams, which is quite light enough.
It comes with 1GB of RAM and packs a 16GB of internal storage that cannot be expanded, which was one of its major downsides.
The smartphone also packs an 8-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 1.2-megapixel front shooter for selfies, notes NDTV Gadgets.
It is also powered by a non-removable 1,810 mAh battery, which is another of its negative feature as far as most iPhone users are concerned.
The Apple iPhone 6 is also a single SIM smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM. It also features various connectivity options including Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include a proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope.
Going with the tide of competition
The 2014 flagship smartphone of the American tech giant is actually an indication that Apple has swallowed its seeming arrogance of not going with the tide of competition.
When Android smartphones started getting bigger with their screen sizes, Apple remained adamant with its 4-inch smartphone screen size until the iPhone 5S.
Unfortunately, it became clear that the trend and preference of consumers are big-screen smartphones because they want to see more of what they do on their devices.
The big screen size of the Apple iPhone 6 is further accentuated by its metal unibody and its Touch ID fingerprint sensor that was built into the Home button. It also has a barometer sensor for tracking elevation.
Critics, however, believe that the disadvantages of the iPhone 6 over its perceived advantages are far too many, giving the former more weight.
Some are saying that the Apple iPhone 6 has an unimpressive screen-to-body ratio which is not unlike the Nexus 5 which fits a 5-inch touch screen in the same body size.
It has no microSD slot and thus, memory upgrades are quite expensive. Many users believe that instead of 16GB, Apple should have made 32GB internal storage as a standard for such an expensive phone.
It has no user-replaceable battery. The protruding camera lens makes the phone wobble especially if there is no case. And the 8-megapixel resolution for its camera for four years in a row for the iPhone line is a disappointment despite the fact that it gets better with every generation.
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