Oct 4, 2014

The new iPhone 6 Plus: Overview

Apple recently introduced their two latest flagship phones the iPhone 6 Plus and the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 plus is the biggest iPhone yet in the history of apple. Actually it is not a phone, it's a phablet. The screen size is 5.5 inches!. Gone are the days when Apple used to say that 4 inches is the ideal screen size for one handed operation. This is a phone behemoth and functions well like an iPad.

Well Apple is smart, even on increasing the screen size of the iPhone 6 Plus they haven't compromised on the one handed usability feature of the phone. When you double tap the Touch ID sensor button (a.k.a. the home button) the whole screen shifts down and the buttons on top of the screen become reachable with your thumb. No more stretching your thumb to extreme lengths.



As compared to its smaller sibling the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 plus has optical image stabilization which gives better stable photos and videos which are unmatched by any other phone in the market today. Also the apps run in the landscape mode with multiple columns when you tilt the phone, just like the iPad. In addition, the 6 Plus has a higher battery capacity, meaning you can expect to talk, watch movies, and surf the Web for a few hours longer. 



Although the iPhone 6 Plus is 7.1mm thick but still it feels so sleek in the hand with its rounded edges and the screen which curves into the body like an exquisite silk linen.

It's display has also been improved over the older generation of phones. This improved screen has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (401 PPI) encompassed in an amazing Retina full HD display. The new display has new dual domain pixels which give it better viewing angles and an amazing contrast ratio.

The camera has also been greatly improved with the introduction of 1.5 micron focuspixels and a f2.2 aperture. 'focuspixels' deliver much more information to the camera processor in a short time thus resulting in a much faster focus time than other phones. The new camera in the iPhone 6 Plus can now also shoot video in slow mo at 240 frames per second.  

The new iPhone 6 Plus now supports LTE on 20 bands with upto 150mbps of speed. Now no matter wherever you are in the world, the iPhone's internet speed will never let you down. Also it has a new wifi chip with support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi which can reach gigabit speeds if you have that kind of a broadband connection(ex. Google fiber)

At the end let me tell you about the best and the most important feature that can revolutionize the world: Apple Touch id and Apple Pay. 

Also with apple's TouchID you can pay at stores by just putting your finger on the home button of the phone. The phone will recognize your finger print and then from your associated bank/credit/ debit card account it will pay the store.  




Full Specifications:

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - A1549 (GSM), A1549 (CDMA), A1586
  CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1549 (CDMA), A1586
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - A1549 (GSM), A1549 (CDMA), A1586
  CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - A1549 (CDMA), A1586
  TD-SCDMA 1900 / 2000 - A1586
4G Network LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 
(1/2/3/4/5/7/8/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29) - A1549 (GSM), A1549 (CDMA)
  LTE 700/800/850/900/1800/1900/2100/2600
TD-LTE 1900/2300/2500/2600 
(1/2/3/4/5/7/8/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28/29/38/39/40/41) - A1586
SIM Nano-SIM
Dimensions 538.1 x 77.8 x 7.1 mm (6.22 x 3.06 x 0.28 in)
Weight 172 g (6.07 oz)

DISPLAY
Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size         1920 x 1080 pixels, 5.5 inches (~401 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Shatter proof glass, oleophobic coating
 
SOUND
Alert types Vibration, proprietary ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes

MEMORY
Card slot  No
Internal 16/64/128 GB, 1 GB RAM

DATA
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
Speed DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 150 Mbps DL, 50 Mbps UL
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE
NFC Yes (Apple Pay only)
USB  v2.0

CAMERA Primary 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features 1/3'' sensor size, 1.5┬Ám pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps
Secondary 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

FEATURES
OS         iOS 8
Chipset Apple A8
CPU Dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based)
GPU PowerVR GX6650 (hexa-core graphics)
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging iMessage, SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5 (Safari)
Radio No
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Java No

Colors
Space Gray, Silver, Gold

Other Features
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- AirDrop file sharing
- Siri natural language commands and dictation
- iCloud cloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- Twitter and Facebook integration
- TV-out
- Maps
- iBooks PDF reader
- Audio/video player/editor
- Organizer
- Document viewer/editor
- Photo viewer/editor
- Display Zoom
- Voice memo/dial/command
- Predictive text input
- Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)

BATTERY  
Non-removable Li-Po  2915 mAh battery (11.1 Wh)
Stand-by (2G) / Up to 384 h (3G)
Talk time (2G) / Up to 24 h (3G)
Music play Up to 80 h



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