Apple iPhone 6 Plus

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With the recent introduction of the Apple iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, it’s easy to forget that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are still standout phones in their own right. Granted, you will be missing out in some of the newer hardware that’s tied to new UI and features, but the 6 and 6 Plus remain phones that have a lot of use left in them.The iPhone 6 Plus is Apple’s first attempt at a phablet. The 5.5 inch screen won fans quickly, and though Apple’s management was widely quoted for pooh-poohing large-format phones, it was one of the company’s best selling iPhones.

The 6 and 6 Plus share the same display as its newer counterpart and the screen comes in at 1920x1080 pixels for the 6 Plus (at 401 dots per inch), and 1334x750 pixels for the slightly smaller, 4.7 inch iPhone 6 (at 326 pixels). Both phones, according Apple, are "retina" displays, meaning text and graphics are sharp. At their resolutions, the phones’ screens deliver more pixels per inch than print (which comes in at 300 dots per inch).

When it comes to wireless networking, the phone is fast. It uses LTE cellular networking, which is fairly ubiquitous across the country, and WIFI with multiple input/multiple output MIMO, which uses multiple antennas for transmission and reception. The A8 processor is about a year old, but it continues to outclass the speed and performance of many of its competitors. While there’s no 128GB option, but the phone does come in 16GB and 64GB capacities.

The phones use an 8 megapixel imaging sensor for stills and video. While Apple is using a new and improved chip in the newer iterations of the iPhone, the 6 and 6 Plus cameras remain one of the most popular on online photo sites and is regarded as an excellent piece of hardware. Though some initial hands-on reports expressed concern over bending, or "Bendgate", the phone’s current construction has held up and the phone’s display is made from Gorilla Glass. This is a phone that will stand up to day-to-day use, though a case is suggested if you plan on using the phone long-term.Rating: 5/5

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