At 4.7 inches, the iPhone 6 is bigger than any iPhone that has come before. And as Apple says, it isn't simply bigger, it's better in every way. The iPhone 6 has a new 4.7-inch Retina HD display, better wireless speeds, improved iSight camera with new video features, better camera autofocus, and increased battery life. And, for the first time, Apple has bumped up the iPhone's storage capacity to 128GB.
The iPhone 6 lets you do more, for longer than ever. With the addition of desktop-class processors, the iPhone 6 has set a new standard for speed and power. It's a phone that would make most buyers happy.
1. Bigger screen = better experience
The greatest feature of the iPhone 6 is its big 4.7-inch display which gives you more screen real estate to work with. The new size is great for videos, surfing the web and an improved app experience. More content and features can be displayed on the screen at once.
Apple also made a new feature called Display Zoom, which allows you to choose between a standard or zoomed mode. The standard mode acts normally to spread out content on the additional screen space, whereas the zoomed mode scales things up to make everything larger. This is great if you find reading text on the iPhone difficult and you just want to magnify everything.
2. Retina HD display
The iPhone 6 more than just a bigger screen, Apple calls it their Retina HD display which expands upon the original Retina display technology. The new display with a better contrast ration at 1400:1 when compared to the 800:1 of the iPhone 5s. This means you'll see deeper more vibrant colours in pictures and videos. Additionally, Apple added a specially angled pixel layout which lets the iPhone display look great at any angle.
3. Camera Quality
If you're thinking of buying a used iPhone 6, you'll find one of the best cameras on an iPhone. Focus pixels is one of the big improvements to the iPhone 6 camera and allows for faster autofocus when taking pictures and videos. Face detection also works faster to detecting even the smallest of faces in a group of people. This is useful for making sure every shot is taken in focus.
The camera can record video in a higher frame rate too. Slow motion video can now be filmed at 240 fps which leads to some insanely cool shots. The 1080p video has an option for 60 fps which leads to crisp motion that looks great in everyday shots.
With the iPhone 5s, panoramas were taken at 28 megapixels, capturing a 2442-pixel height. The new 43 megapixel panoramas on the iPhone 6 capture a 3194-pixel meaning bigger and better panoramic shots.
4. Apple Pay
Although it has taken a while to get off the ground, Apple Pay can turn your used iPhone 6 into a secure digital wallet. Add you bank card to the Wallet app you'll be able to use your iPhone to pay for things. Best of all, there's no PIN required as the iPhone 6 uses the Touch ID sensor to securely verify your identity.
Currently, American Express is the only major bank in Canada to support Apple Pay, but most American banks are already partners with the service. It's only a matter of time before the major Canadian banks come on board.
1. One-handed use
The iPhone 5s and earlier devices were sold on the premise you could easily use them in one hand. The iPhone 6 broke this tradition to satisfy the growing demand for larger smartphones. The "Reachability" feature makes it somewhat easier to work with one hand, but some taps will ultimately feel more comfortable using two hands.
2. The smooth and slippery design
The iPhone 6 design feels like a smooth, seamless pebble in your hand, but some have equated it to an aluminum bar of soap which can fly out of your hand without warning. With this slippery design and the camera bump, you may end up wanting to buy a case for this iPhone to keep it protected from daily use. There is some good news, because Apple makes great iPhone 6s cases which still fit a used iPhone 6.