You’ve got to hand it to Steve Jobs and his marketing guys at Apple. Every new iPhone is eagerly awaited by devoted fans, even as skeptics point out that its high price doesn’t justify its features. But you’re either an iPhone fan or not, and if you are then there’s no doubt the iPhone 6 is right for you.
On paper, the iPhone 6 specs are not exactly awesome when compared to some of the latest high end Android devices. This iOS 8 smartphone comes with a 4.7-inch screen and a rather unimpressive 1334 x 750 resolution. Its memory is just 1 GB, and storage ranges from 16 GB to 64 and 128 GB. There’s an 8MP camera at the back and a 1.2MP camera in front. But if you compare to other iPhones, its specs are a welcome relief.
Pros and Cons
Perhaps the most important thing we can say about the iPhone 6 is that it’s so much better than the 5S. It looks terrific, it’s comfy in the hand, the camera is much better, and the CPU is faster too. The graphics are significantly improved and the UI is much more intuitive. The battery life lasts 25% longer too.
There are three main problems, which of course Apple fans will probably choose to ignore. But we have to mention them here as we want to be as objective as possible in this review.
First, there’s the cost. It’s more expensive than just about any Android phone in the market right now. In fact, it’s much more expensive. We’re guessing it’s because Apple knows people are willing to pay the price; their marketing people have succeeded in convincing the consumer public that an iPhone is the “IT” phone for anyone who wants to be viewed as cool, hip and sophisticated.
The other main problem is that you can get a lot better features for much lower costs with other smartphones. Apple doesn’t even offer full HD on its screen. If you’ve ever glanced at a regular full HD Android phone, you’ll really see the difference. It’s hard not to notice the fuzzy text and the rather blurred picture details when you try out regular Android full HD phones which have sharp images.
Finally, the battery life is still an issue. Yes, it’s much better than what you get from the 5S, but that’s not really saying much. Many high-end Android phones don’t need to charge their phone’s battery after a full day of use, but the iPhone 6 can’t last a day. It doesn’t even have a power saving mode.
It all comes down to whether you’re an Apple fan or not. If you are then the performance of the iPhone 6 compared to its Android competition is irrelevant. Even this review is irrelevant. What really matters is that Apple came out with a much better iPhone than ever. So if you’re upgrading, you’re in for one heck of a treat.