Apple iPhone 6 Plus Review: Bigger & Better Than The Past

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Apple announced the iPhone 6 Plus back in the fall of 2014 and made a major step towards the smartphone competition with it’s first phablet device. The iPhone 6 Plus is a different type of iPhone than what we’ve seen from Apple in the past. The Apple iPhone 6 Plus is larger than ever before, but also packs a few other key features.

The Apple iPhone 6 Plus earns a 9.5 out of 10 rating based on the LaserPost Network Review Guidelines. Apple’s first ever phablet comes with a great viewing experience, camera, and battery pack. A few minor issues could be found by some with the iPhone 6 Plus such as decent speaker quality and design concerns.

The Apple iPhone 6 Plus gets it’s name due to the impressive 5.5 inch 1080p display which provides a user with satisfying viewing experiences. The rear facing camera is 8 megapixels, but comes with optical image stabilization which should make captured content appear in stable form.

The iPhone 6 Plus is larger than any other previous iPhone model. The large size means a larger battery pack. The iPhone 6 Plus is able to last a user at least a full day of use which is a major improvement when compared to other iPhone models.

Apple throws in great specifications such as the A8 chip. 1GB of RAM is fine for the iPhone 6 Plus due to Apple’s iOs software.

Software running on the iPhone 6 Plus is simple and easy to use for most consumers. iOs 8 is installed on the iPhone 6 Plus at launch. iOs isn’t very customizable which might be a let down for some users. iOs 8 also contains a few bugs which should be fixed with a few software updates.

Smartphone manufacturers add some type of software advantage to large smartphones. Reachability is Apple’s one handed mode for the iPhone 6 Plus. Reachability is accessed by double tapping the home button. This software feature forms smaller usable screen area. Apple doesn’t have a true multitasking feature, but iOs 9 should hopefully fix this issue. Software should please most users of the iPhone 6 Plus.

There are some factors of the iPhone 6 Plus that aren’t all that great. The speakers of the iPhone 6 Plus are located on the bottom of the handset and only provide decent audio quality. The speakers on the iPhone 6 Plus aren’t the loudest, especially when in a noisy environment.

The design of the iPhone 6 Plus is decent. Antenna markings on the rear of the handset may not appeal to all users. A camera bump is also found on the back of the large sized iPhone 6 Plus. The camera bump may bring scratches and damage to the rear facing camera if not taken care of properly.

The iPhone 6 Plus is large, but very thin. The thin smartphone may bend if too much pressure is placed on the mobile device. This should be a concern for consumers mainly due to the high price tag listed for the iPhone 6 Plus at launch.

The Apple iPhone 6 Plus is a bit more enhanced than the smaller sized iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 has a smaller display which makes it more pocket friendly than the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 has an 8 megapixel rear facing camera, but does not have OIS. The Apple iPhone 6 Plus features a larger battery cell than the iPhone 6. Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus is a larger and improved version of the smaller sized iPhone 6.

Apple did a lot of things right with the iPhone 6 Plus. Apple’s first ever phablet features a great display, camera, and battery pack. Downsides of the iPhone 6 Plus may come from the design and audio departments. Users should enjoy Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus for various reasons, but all features and parts of the phone may not please all users.

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