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For users looking to balance cost with performance and who are partial to iOS devices, it’s the one-year-old items that usually are the sweet spot. While they don’t command the same prices as the new phones that were released that year, Apple’s older-generation iPhones are still devices that are extremely serviceable and that will continue to be updated for years to come. This is the case of the Apple 6 and 6 Plus.

While many new features were rolled out with the release of the 6S series, Apple’s 6 and 6 are still one of the best-performing smartphones available, making it an excellent buy. There’s a couple of caveats, though. If you’re a super user, who demands an extreme amount of storage capacity, keep in mind that the re-released 6-series may not be for you. The phones come in 16 and 64GB capacities, but not 128GB like the current-generation models. Fashionistas will also want to keep in mind that rose gold and gold are not options, but silver and space grey are.

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus use an 8 megapixel sensor for its images and video. Apple’s used the 8 megapixel sensor on several generations of iPhones and its images have consistently been rated as some of the best on photo sharing sites like Flickr. Though the video resolution maxes out at 1080p, it shouldn’t be a problem for most, as 4K TVs are still fairly rare.

Images and videos taken by the 6 and 6 plus are displayed on excellent displays, which are the same that are used on the newer 6S and 6S Plus. The 6 Plus screen comes in at 1920 by 1080 pixels (at 401 dots per inch), and 1334 x 750 pixels for 4.7 inch iPhone 6 (at 326 pixels). According to Apple, both phones are "retina" displays which means text and graphics are sharp and at their resolutions, the phones’ screens deliver more pixels per inch than print (which comes in at 300 dots per inch).

The phones can easily keep up with the latest networking standards with cellular networking which I done via LTE. WIFI networking includes the newer 802.11 ac standard, as well at the older a/g/b/n standards. The A8 processor is about a year old, but it still holds up well when compared other smartphones. Despite initial reports of users being able to bend iPhone 6 devices, both models are extremely well built with displays clad in shatter-resistant Gorilla Glass. Rest assured, the phone will stand up to daily use, even in the hands of the clumsiest user.

We’ve chosen the iPhone 6 Plus as the preferred device between two. While both phones are virtually the same, the addition of optical image stabilization in the Plus model makes a definite difference in still image performance. However, the smaller iPhone 6 does not include this feature.Rating: 5/5

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