here, without a doubt, but these are in trade for a beautiful, large, incredibly detailed screen. It’s Apple’s largest 16:9 portable display, so it’s great for videos – especially since its resolution is 1920x1080 Full HD. It’s also Apple's highest-density screen (401 pixels per inch, compared to 326ppi in the iPhone 6), meaning that images have stunning clarity (and it offers better viewing angles and contrast than ever before). We can’t really say here whether this trade-off is right for you, but we’re saying you shouldn’t immediately dismiss the screen size as ‘too big’ without thinking carefully how you’ll actually use it most of the time.
Pick a pocket
That said, screen size under your fingers isn’t the only possible ‘too big’ factor with the 6 Plus. While it sits happily in bags, the size and shape, including bezel, is large enough that while actually fitting in front trouser pockets, it’s large enough to actually restrict your movement at times – you’ll be shifting it around in order to sit down. Again, this comes down heavily to your own clothes.
It’s also thicker than the iPhone 6, but this makes it easier to pick up. However, one key benefit of the 6 Plus’ body being so large is the space it offers for capacious battery. The 6 Plus’ battery is roughly 50% larger than that of the 6, yet looking at the battery life numbers given on Apple’s website, you might not think it’s that big a deal – a couple of hours of video, an hour or two of web browsing. Don’t be fooled; the 6 Plus offers a noticeable improvement in battery life over the 6 or earlier. For heavy users who spend all day checking Facebook and Twitter on the go, it’s the difference between it needing to be charged after you get home from work and lasting until the end of the night.
It’s not quite transformative – you can’t suddenly go for days of heavy use without charging – but it is enough to be able to maybe change your charging habits. For many people it will be 6 Plus’ killer feature, and deservedly so.
OIS for iOS
The other feature unique to the 6 Plus is the optical image stabiliser (OIS) on the camera. Offering all the same features of the iPhone 6’s camera, the 6 Plus produces lovely, crisp shots with vibrant colours. The advantage of the OIS is that the M8
As with the introduction of the iPhone 5s, the 6 and 6 Plus comes in space grey, silver, and gold (as shown above) – though the gold this time is very slightly more intense.