Pow­er­ful speaker

Mac Format - - RATED - There’s a sin­gle speaker on the bot­tom of the 6 Plus, but it puts out quite a bit of sound, and is fairly im­pres­sive qual­ity.

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.

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