Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Smartphones have moved from being luxuries to a necessity for many people and teens are no exception. The instant access to information no matter where you are has obvious appeal, and though some may balk about the time they spend on social media, it’s not like other generations haven’t done the same with TV, comic books and radio.The Apple 6 Plus has all the things teens are looking for.
The phones screen is 1920x1080 pixels at 401 dots per inch, and if you opt for the smaller, iPhone 6, the 4.7 inch screen is a very respectable 1334x750 pixels at 326 pixels. Apple classifies the displays as "retina" meaning that text and images are sharp and both displays offer higher resolutions than the resolution of print (about 300 dots per inch).
Photos and videos are important as well, as teens are very interested in documenting their lives on social media (for better or worse). Both iPhone 6 models feature an 8 megapixel sensor for its images and video. This is the same 8 megapixel sensor Apple’s used on several generations of iPhones and that consistently ranks very well on photosharing sites while videos are captured in 1080p.The 6 Plus is the only model that offers optical image stabilization, which does make a real difference when shooting stills and is one reason why we suggest it over the 6.
Cellular data uses LTE, when it’s available on a network and speeds can reach up to the broadband speeds most have at home (and sometimes faster). The 6 and 6 Plus is compatible with 802.11 a/g/b/n/ac standards while its A8 processor released last year is still a very capable and will be in use for years to come. Despite initial reports of users being able to bend iPhone 6 devices, both models are sturdily built, with displays clad in Gorilla Glass. Rest assured, this phone will stand up to daily use so don't believe the hype.
Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus is an interesting cost proposition from the point of view of a parent. While it’s pricier than the smaller iPhone 6, its larger screen means that it potentially replace the need (or quell the incessant requests for) an iPad, for much less than an iPad Mini. This is our primary reason why we suggest the 6 Plus over the regular 6.