Apple launched their latest smartphone Apple iPhone 6 Plus in India. The phone is packed with Apple iOS 8 OS, 5.5 Inches display, 1.4 GHz Dual-core Processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP rear camera, 16/64/128 GB Storage variants, NFC connectivity and Non-removable Li-Po battery.
Apple iPhone 6 Plus Review
The much awaited and anticipated Apple iPhone 6 Plus launched with rich specifications and features. The Official preliminary specifications are available from Apples’s website. This great phone with 5.5-inch Retina HD display goes official now.
This is the the company’s first large-screen smartphone. Along with the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Company also launched Apple iPhone 6 with a 4.7 inches display. Have a look on depth comparison of each features of Apple iPhone 6 Plus.
SIM and Network
Apple iPhone 6 Plus offers 20 LTE – 4G support in all models, but only 150Mbps cat4 LTE, rather than the latest 300Mbps Cat 6. This is the phablet which ensures 3x faster Wi-Fi compared to the iPhone 5s. There is support for 150 Mbps LTE.
It gets 20 LTE bands that works with 200 carriers. It can also support VoLTE and features new Wi-Fi calling feature. It will work on T-Mobile in the US and EE in the UK. The phone packed with nano SIM. Other than 4G support it can support 2G and 3G networks for all data and calling options.
Dimensions, Design and Display
On external, Apple iPhone 6 Plus measures 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm dimensions. It weighs 172 gram. Retina HD display of the phone is the hot attraction. The design is stunning with, aluminium unibody design same of iPhone 6.
You can see stylish metal stripes running on the sides for antennas. Anodized aluminum and stainless steel frame of the phone ensures high rigidity. It gets 5.5 inches LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors support.
It features 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution and offers 500 dpi pixel density fingerprint sensor (Touch ID) too. The hot point is ” 16:9 display at 401 ppi pixel density with over 2 million pixels”. Display is greatly protected by Shatter proof glass and Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front.
Display features 500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical) and Full sRGB standard option. The phone gets Dual-domain pixels for wider viewing angles. It can Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously. Other disple features are Display Zoom and Reachability.
Memory and Sound
Apple iPhone 6 Plus comes with huge storage space. You can choose from 16/64/128 GB internal storage variants. There is no external memory card slot. The phone can support Vibration, proprietary ringtones and packed with loud speaker and 3.5mm audio jack for music entertainment.
Data and Connectivity
It gets all essential data and connectivity options in Apple iPhone 6 Plus. There is GPRS, EDGE, Speed, WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot) , Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP profile, NFC and USB v2.0. For the first time, iPhone 6 Plus packs NFC option for safe payment.
The NFC offers” Apple Pay” that can be used for pay or check out with one tap from supported retailers and partners of apple products. The phone works with American Express, MasterCard, and Visa. This is said to be the ever best Apple’s own NFC payment system.
Camera and Features
Apple iPhone 6 Plus packed with a 8 MP primary camera features 3264 x 2448 pixels resolution. The camera offers optical image stabilization, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash options. List of other camera features are 1.5µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, panorama, HDR etc.
The 1.5μ and the aperture is unchanged at f/2.2 in this version. The optical image stabilization feature is- first time for the Apple iPhone. iSight Camera also offers True Tone flash, Five-element lens, Hybrid IR filter, Backside illumination sensor and Sapphire crystal lens cover.
This is the camera with pixel size is the same as on the iPhone 5s. There is also Auto image stabilization, Auto HDR for photos, Improved face detection, Exposure control, Panorama (up to 43 megapixels), Burst mode, Tap to focus, Photo geotagging and Timer mode.
Selfies and video calling supported via 1.2MP, 720p, burst front camera. The Apple’s FaceTime Camera equipped with 1.2-megapixel photos (1280 by 960) and ƒ/2.2 aperture for 720p HD video recording and photos.
There is a Backside illumination sensor and gets Auto HDR for photos and videos. It comes with Improved face detection, Burst mode and Exposure control.
Video and features
Video Recording is highly quality assured in Apple iPhone 6 Plus. It gets 1080p HD video recording (30 fps or 60 fps), True Tone flash and Slo-mo video (120 fps or 240 fps). There is Time-lapse video and Cinematic video stabilization.
You can take Continuous autofocus video. The phone can Take still photos while recording video. New phone offers Improved face detection, 3x zoom and Video geotagging. You can use slow-mo shooting option at 240fps.
OS, Processor and Chipset
The power pack of Apple iPhone 6 Plus is the Dual-core 1.4 GHz processor and Apple A8 chipset. The special feature of this pack is, Apple A8 chip based on 20-nanometer processor and it is 50 percent more energy efficiency than the A7 chip.
It has 2 Billion transistors and thus offers 50 times faster than previous iPhone. M8 motion co-processor fitted with a Barometer for fitness apps in this phone. There is also a better GPU that is 84 times faster than the original iPhone. So multitasking or gaming at any level is supports in new iPhone.
The phone runs on iOS 8 operating system. The iOS 8 has been optimized well to adapt apps for the large screen of the phone. There is a great option, it offers 2-pane display in horizontal mode and a landscape mode based on need.
Apple iPhone 6 Plus gets sensors like Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass etc. There is also messaging options like iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email etc. Supported browser is HTML (Safari). There is radio. It supports GPS , with A-GPS, GLONASS.
The phone supports/offers list of wonderful features like Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, AirDrop file sharing, Siri natural language commands and dictation, iCloud cloud service and iCloud Keychain.
You can enjoy with Twitter and Facebook integration, TV-out, Maps, iBooks PDF reader, Audio/video player/editor for entertainment. It also gets Organizer, Document viewer/editor, Photo viewer/editor, Voice memo/dial/command and Predictive text input options too.
Colors and Battery
Available color options are Space Gray, Silver, Gold for Apple iPhone 6 Plus. Non-removable Li-Po battery powers the phone for long back up and talktime. Apple offering up to 24 hours talktime in 3Gnetwork.
There is also 16 days standby time, up to 12 hours on 3G internet usage, 12 hours 4G internet usage, 12 hours Wi-Fi internet usage, up to 14 hours video playback and up to 80 hours audio playback.
Price and Availability
Apple iPhone 6 Plus prices also announced for two-year contract. It is priced $299 for the 16GB version, $399 for 64GB model and $499 for the 128GB model. The phone will be available for pre-order from September 12 and shipments from September 19.
Indian Price (Without contract, SIM Free): Rs. 62,500/- (16GB), Rs. 71,500/- (64GB), Rs. 80,500/- (128GB).
- Apple iOS 8 OS
- 5.5 Inches capacitive touch screen (Retina HD display)
- 1.4 GHz Dual-core Processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8MP rear and 1.2MP front camera with LED flash
- 16/64/128 GB Storage variants
- Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)
- NFC connectivity
- Non-removable Li-Po battery
Apple iPhone 6 Plus Specifications
Apple iPhone 6 Plus
|Operating System (OS)||iOS 8 OS|
|Processor||1.4 GHz Dual-core|
|Chipset||Apple A8 (64 bit architecture) with M8 Motion Coprocessor|
|RAM||1 GB LP-DDR3|
|Sensors||Proximity, accelerometer, gyro, compass, 500 dpi pixel density fingerprint sensor, barometer, ambient light sensor|
|Screen Size & Resolutions||5.5 Inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels resolutions, 401 ppi|
|Display Technology||LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with Shatter proof glass and oleophobic coating|
|Rear camera||8 MP|
|Front camera||1.2 MP|
|Camera features||Dual LED flash, autofocus, 1.5µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, panorama, HDR, OIS, 1080p@60fps video recording, true Tone flash, five-element lens, hybrid IR filter, sapphire crystal lens cover, ƒ/2.2 aperture lens|
|Inbuilt Capacity||16/64/128 GB Storage variants|
|Mobile Network Support||2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (A1522 Model)|
|3G: WCDMA 850/ 900/1700/1900/2100 MHz (A1522 Model)|
|4G: LTE 700/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600/850 MHz (A1522 MHz)|
|GPRS/EDGE (Class 12)|
|SIM Card Type||Nano SIM|
|Internet Speed||DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat6, 300 Mbps DL|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP Profile|
|NFC||Yes, Only works with Apple Pay|
|3.5mm audio jack||Yes|
|GPS||A-GPS with GLONASS|
|Audio & Video|
|Audio Playback Formats||MP3, AMR, AAC, AAC+, WMA|
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|Video Playback Formats||3GP, MP4, WMV, FLV|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po battery|
|Talk Time: Up to 24 hours in 3G Network|
|Standby Time: Up to 16 days|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Dimensions||6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 inches|
Apple iPhone 6 Plus Price in India On 17 April 2015: Rs. 62,500/- (16GB), Rs. 71,500/- (64GB), Rs. 80,500/- (128GB)
Apple recently launched Apple iPhone 6 in India with almost same specifications except display. Th ephone has iOS 8 OS, 4.7 Inches display, 1.4 GHz Dual-core Processor, 1GB RAM, 16/32/64/128 GB Storage variants, 8MP rear camera and 1810 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery.