Apple iPhone 6 Plus

8.8/10 AVG.
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Specs summary

Screen
5.5"

The Apple iPhone 6 Plus's screen is 5.5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.4GHz

There is a Apple A8 Dual core 1.4 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the iOS 8.1 (Update Available: 9.3) operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16/64/128 GB

Internal memory is 16/64/128 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
2915mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2915 mAh battery. Apple's performance ratings are 16 days standby time, 1429 minutes (2G), 1440 minutes (3G), 720 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.



We suspect the iPhone 6 Plus will be the source of perplexity for a long time to come. Bigger really is bigger, but not always better.

- Stuart Miles , Pocket-lint 

Reviews summary

8.8/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 47 reviews

What's good  

  • Stunning and sharp display
  • Optical image stabilization solves shaky cam issues
  • Excellent battery life

What's bad  

  • Difficult to grip
  • Not as sharp as quadHD displays
  • Some slight pauses when launching apps

After years of maintaining the same screen size for their smartphones, Apple has decided change their strategy with the release of the iPhone 6 Plus. Measuring in at 6.2 x 3.1 inches, the iPhone 6 Plus is not a small phone by any means and yet it is incredibly slim at only 0.3 inches. Like its predecessors the 6 Plus sports an aluminum body and glass front. Instead of keeping the rigid lines of the iPhone 5s Apple opted for rounded edges instead. Due to its sheer size, reviewers did find the device difficult to use one-handed and a little too slippery. Gizmodo notes, "…there's just no comfortable place for your fingers to grip." While Apple did include a new piece of software called Reachability that brings the top half of the screen closer to bottom, experts describe the initial interface as clunky and practically useless.

Of course the 5.5-inch display is the reason that the 6 Plus is so much larger than previous iPhones. It boasts a 1080p Full HD experience, which translates to a stunning 401ppi pixel density. Although on paper it still isn't as detailed as a quadHD display, experts describe the display as crisp and detailed. Beyond the resolution, experts describe the panel as "brilliantly bright" and "stunning" with excellent viewing angles and color contrast. When compared to Android devices, critics note that colors aren't as vivid as the Samsung Galaxy S5 nor is it as clear as the LG G3. Still, Techradar states, "…the iPhone 5 Plus still has a very, very good display."

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Inside the iPhone 6 Plus is a 1.4GHz Arm8 processor. In benchmark tests it consistently outperformed previous generation by 10 to 20 percent. In hands-on tests, reviewers were generally happy with its snappy performance scrolling through the home screen and playing graphically intensive games. They did notice occasional pauses when loading apps, but not to the extent that it became an issue. In order to keep the huge phone running, Apple invested in huge battery life. Experts' real life testing drained the battery in a little less than two days. While a longer lasting battery is a welcome surprise, they were mainly thrilled by the quick charge time for the 6 Plus. According to their tests, they were able to get a 10 percent charge in only 10 minutes and a full charge in just two hours. Of course, charging the phone requires the necessary Lightning cable.

Last but not least, the 6 Plus offers an 8MP rear-facing camera with the same autofocus technology found on the iPhone 6 but adds in optical image stabilization (OIS) to the mix. The OIS technology works with the processor, gyroscope and M8 motion coprocessor to reduce shaky hand problems. While not new in smartphones, the 6 Plus is the first iPhone to feature OIS. Due to this new feature, reviewers noticed that the 6 Plus' shutter speed was slightly slower than the 6. However, they mention that it produced crisp and detailed images in both bright and low light situations.

While not perfect, reviewers enthusiastically recommend the iPhone 6 Plus for people who want to bridge the gap between phone and tablet. Phone Arena states, "…it's a fantastic phone that earns high marks in a variety of categories…" ZDNet adds, "Apple's iPhone 6 Plus is not perfect…But it's as close as it gets in my view."


Reviews (8.8/10 Avg. rating)


TrustedReviews

An excellent phone

from TrustedReviews
The iPhone 6 Plus is a great phone if you can deal with its size and price. It’s blisteringly fast, lasts for ages and comes with one of the best screens we’ve ever seen. The optical image stabilisation takes the good camera on the iPhone 6 and makes it even better... Full review
TrustedReviews

Great phone if you can deal with its size and price

from TrustedReviews
The iPhone 6 Plus is a great phone if you can deal with its size and price. It’s blisteringly fast, lasts for ages and comes with one of the best screens we’ve ever seen. The optical image stabilisation takes the good camera on the iPhone 6 and makes it even better... Full review
PC Magazine

Delivers a bigger iPhone if you find the 6 too small

from PC Magazine
The real reason to spring for an iPhone isn't hardware, but software and support. While I may criticize the 6 Plus for being too much phone and not enough tablet, there's no denying that iOS offers smoother updates, more consistent design, and more exclusive third-party apps than Android does. And between Apple stores, authorized retailers, and fan blogs, Apple's support infrastructure is far superior to that offered by any other unlocked phone vendor. When you make the decision between the iPhone 6 Plus and other unlocked phablets, that's what you need to take into account... Full review
Reviewed

No flop, but it certainly takes some getting used to

from Reviewed

If you're looking at the iPhone 6 Plus it's likely because you like the simplicity and aesthetic quality of iOS, but are drawn to the larger displays of the best Android handsets. Though it's reductive to simply say that the 6 Plus is just a giant iPhone, that's truthfully the best way to describe it. It's thin, extremely well-designed, and has a gorgeous (gigantic) screen that truly brings iOS 8 to life.

Compared to other large-screen phones on the market, the iPhone 6 Plus is one of the more cohesive efforts you can find. Where most other manufacturers of phones this large try... Full review

Fone Arena

Solid performance, great battery life

from Fone Arena

Steve Jobs was wrong and Tim Cook was in denial. People wanted it so much that the Apple phablet is here, following a trend set by rivals. For longtime Apple users, the form factor will be daunting, but it’s clear that the aim is on converting Android users, not satisfying the existing iPhone user base. Yes, the size is crazy, but we have seen bigger phones already and will continue seeing them for a long time to come. It’s time for larger pockets, literally and figuratively, if you plan on buying a really good large screen smartphone. The iPhone 6 Plus is top notch for what it... Full review

Know Your Mobile

A new dawn for iPhone

from Know Your Mobile

What this really comes down to is personal preference with design and price. If you like large phones –– and the iPhone 6 Plus is VERY large –– then you’re looking at one of the best phablets on market. Personally, I prefer the way the LG G3 and Galaxy Note 4 accommodate their larger displays. This is mostly to do with design, however, as both the Note 4 and G3 have smaller bezels and thicker, weightier bodies, which creates, IMHO, a better in-hand experience. In terms of everything else, however, I’d say all three handsets are pretty evenly matched &ndas... Full review

The Inquirer

Impressive battery life, high-quality and large display

from The Inquirer
The larger screen, long battery life and great performance make up for minor niggles like certain features not being available in the UK.While the iPhone 6 Plus isn't the cheapest smartphone out there, the pricing is comparable to other premium phablets from rivals and for Apple fans, you get the reliable and user-friendly iOS experience with a high-quality large display. However, the larger size won't suit everyone, as it's not easy to use one-handed and typing will be awkward for those with smaller hands. .. Full review
Mobile Syrup

A great smartphone, but not a good choice for everyone

from Mobile Syrup
It’s size will turn off some, its price many others, but those who do invest in the 5.5-inch giant will experience the finest app ecosystem on a screen size previously reserved for the tablet crowd.With improved battery life over the iPhone 6 and a camera experience unmatched by any Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone device, the choice of whether you buy an iPhone 6 Plus comes down to whether it fits your pocket — and your budget. .. Full review
Tom's Guide

Packs a vibrant 5.5-inch display, fast processor and long battery life into its elegant metal design

from Tom's Guide

If you've been holding out for a phablet-size iPhone, the $300 iPhone 6 Plus is for you. The handset's 5.5-inch full HD display and zippy A8 processor make it the best iPhone yet for entertainment, and its long battery life ensures that you'll be able to enjoy apps, movies and games for hours on end. Apple's big-screen phone also packs a fantastic camera in a slimmer design than the competition.

While the iPhone 6 Plus impresses, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the best overall phablet on the market. Samsung's plus-size phone has an even sharper quad HD display, pen input, robust mu... Full review

GottaBeMobile

An impressive phone, but not the perfect iPhone for most buyers

from GottaBeMobile

The iPhone 6 Plus is a great phone that is too big for everyone to enjoy, but for those who can commit to carrying the bigger iPhone the rewards are plentiful. Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus display delivers an amazing pocketable place to watch movies and sports, to game and to work while on the go. Couple this with the longer battery life and you end up with a single device that fills the role of a phone and an iPad mini.

It would be great if Apple made the iPhone 6 Plus a little easier to hold, with smaller bezels and packed in a water-resistant design, but it is still an excellen... Full review


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date September 19, 2014
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kingdom, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
variations
SIM Card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System iOS 8.1 (Update Available: 9.3)

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Processor Apple A8 Dual core 1.4 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB or 64 GB or 128 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.91 W/kg
Body: 0.99 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Headset, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2915 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 840 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 720 minutes
3G Surfing Time 720 minutes
4G Surfing Time 720 minutes
Talk Time Up to:
1429 minutes (2G)
1440 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 16 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Gold, Silver, Space Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.8 x 7.8 x 0.7 cm
(6.2 x 3.1 x 0.3 in)
Weight 172 grams
(6.1 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density 401 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Retina display
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Safari
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HID, HFP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, HDR, Exposure, Burst mode
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info Face detection, HDR, Burst mode
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, GIF, HTML, JPG, PDF, PPT, PPTX, RTF, TIFF, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Fingerprint identity sensor built into the Home button
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