iPhone 6by Apple

  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
Clearly above average. Only a couple of issues keep this from being best in class.
87%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The iPhone 6's design is quite possibly the best of any phone on the market. This is the gold standard.
  • Apple's App Store is the definitive resource for mobile apps--the selection and quality of apps for the iPhone is better than Google Play (for Android) and blows Windows Phone away.
  • Finally! Apple has caught up with its Android competition by increasing the screen size on the iPhone 6 to 4.7 inches.

CONS

  • Battery life suffers at the hands of the larger screen; heavy users may not make it a whole day without recharging.
  • The base model's storage of 16GB is minuscule; the average user will need a more expensive model.
  • Screen resolution is falling behind when compared to competing devices.
The iPhone 6 features a vivid 4.7-inch screen--enormous compared to older iPhones--and Apple's Touch ID fingerprint reader in a slimmer design. Gone are the days of a slab of glass on your iPhone. The iPhone 6 features your choice of a space grey, silver, or gold metal back. Also found in Apple's flagship device is Apple Pay, the company's mobile payment solution enabling users to pay by tapping the device to a compatible point-of-sale system using NFC.
NameiPhone 6Galaxy S6iPhone 6SiPhone 6S PlusGalaxy S6 edge
ManufacturerAppleSamsungAppleAppleSamsung
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List Price$550$650$650$750$672
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For a variety of reasons, from the camera to the app ecosystem to the hardware itself, the iPhone 6 is one of the best smartphones on the ma…

For a variety of reasons, from the camera to the app ecosystem to the hardware itself, the iPhone 6 is one of the best smartphones on the market. Maybe even the best.

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The iPhone 6 feels good to hold, beautifully solid, with a smooth, metal back and glass front. But it has an aura of fragility -- maybe it's…

The iPhone 6 feels good to hold, beautifully solid, with a smooth, metal back and glass front. But it has an aura of fragility -- maybe it's the extra-slim look, or the massive pane of curved glass on the front.

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The other big design change is to the power button, which has now been moved to the right-hand side of the phone. This makes a lot of sense,…

The other big design change is to the power button, which has now been moved to the right-hand side of the phone. This makes a lot of sense, and given the phone is now a larger device at 138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm hitting the top of the handset is a much harder task, so moving the button is the right thing to do.

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Simplicity really is the name of the game when it comes to the iPhone 6’s camera. It is a point and shoot dream. Aside from choosing whether…

Simplicity really is the name of the game when it comes to the iPhone 6’s camera. It is a point and shoot dream. Aside from choosing whether you want the HDR on or off Apple has added one other control setting to the iPhone 6’s camera and that’s exposure control.

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Most users will probably fork over the extra $100 for the 64GB version and we think that’s just highway robbery.

Most users will probably fork over the extra $100 for the 64GB version and we think that’s just highway robbery.

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Compared to its rivals, the hardware it’s packing doesn’t seem menacing, but the outcome is always the same – a phone that simply just works…

Compared to its rivals, the hardware it’s packing doesn’t seem menacing, but the outcome is always the same – a phone that simply just works well. Read more at http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Apple-iPhone-6-Review_id3796/page/4#JyRTFlrOHET6Cvbt.99

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With fast performance, a great display, an elegant new design and a much-needed software update, it's one of the best smartphones you can bu…

With fast performance, a great display, an elegant new design and a much-needed software update, it's one of the best smartphones you can buy right now.

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Overall there's enough on offer to entice existing iPhone owners to invest in an upgrade, and plenty to attract converts to the iPhone ecosy…

Overall there's enough on offer to entice existing iPhone owners to invest in an upgrade, and plenty to attract converts to the iPhone ecosystem.

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In my testing, the iPhone 6’s battery life is just as good—perhaps slightly better—than its predecessor.

In my testing, the iPhone 6’s battery life is just as good—perhaps slightly better—than its predecessor.

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Apple has increased the amount of storage available in the middle and top tiers to 64GB and 128GB, respectively, but storage in the base mod…

Apple has increased the amount of storage available in the middle and top tiers to 64GB and 128GB, respectively, but storage in the base model remains a paltry 16GB.

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This month, Apple made my dream phone. Two of them, in fact: The iPhone 6, which has a 4.7-inch screen, and the iPhone 6 Plus, which has a 5…

This month, Apple made my dream phone. Two of them, in fact: The iPhone 6, which has a 4.7-inch screen, and the iPhone 6 Plus, which has a 5.5-inch screen.

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While the iPhone 6’s battery life proved mediocre with its screen at full brightness, it’s still the best smartphone you can buy.

While the iPhone 6’s battery life proved mediocre with its screen at full brightness, it’s still the best smartphone you can buy.

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Which brings me to my final point: portability. If you’re an iPhone 5 or 5S user, the larger iPhone 6 requires only minor adjustment to your…

Which brings me to my final point: portability. If you’re an iPhone 5 or 5S user, the larger iPhone 6 requires only minor adjustment to your habits. It should slide right into the back pocket of your favorite pair of jeans, at least for most people.

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Positive Reviews
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Love it
The iPhone 6 boasts a larger (yet not too big) screen and an impressive camera that captures richer, more crisp photos. I like the option to be able to easily unlock the phone with my thumb, and the rose gold color is beautiful. The only drawback is the shorter battery life as compared to other iPhones I've owned.
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Best phone Apple has ever built
I love my IPhone. The only problem with it is the battery duration and that sometimes the phone can't read my thumb. Apart from that, it is beautiful. From the camera (with slo-mo, time-lapse...) to the size. This, in my opinion, is the best IPhone Apple has ever built. Totally recommend for other users
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iPhone 6 is a great phone
I love my iPhone 6. It's a great size and has a relatively decent battery life. Some of my favorite features: +Unlocking phone with thumb +The camera is incredible +The slo-mo and timelapse video features +The screen is big, but the phone is still small enough to fit into my pocket. Basically, it's not as offensively large as the 6 plus :)
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Love my iPhone 6!
I walked into the Apple store planning on getting the 6 Plus but just couldn't bite the bullet. I'd consider the 6 plus size for my next phone but for now am really happy with my 6. It does what it's supposed to do with zero issues - and connects seamlessly with my apple-powered world. I've got a Tech21 case on it that I picked up at the apple store and with multiple "drops" by my kiddos and admittedly me it's still perfect. I'm also loving the Touch ID feature to confirm purchases or log in to more secure apps.
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Love it!
I put a transparent case on my gold iPhone 6 because it was too pretty to hide. I wasn’t ready for a bigger phone and this one was enough bigger than my 5 to make me happy. I’m a longtime user of iPhones and I’ll continue to buy them. The battery life doesn’t bother me because I do most of my social networking on a tablet or laptop. It easily meets my needs.
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A great phone
I have had many phones. A few androids and a few iPhones. I can say without a doubt that my iPhone 6 is the best iPhone and phone I have ever had. It's consistent and reliable and I haven't noticed a slow down in performance over the year I have had it.
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Just a bit too big for me, but love the camera
It is surely a bit bigger then I would like. Also, it slips too easily and too often from my hands. The size makes me use 2 hands a lot of times for some basic usage. I do love its camera though. Was able to take some amazing nature pics while in Maui. Also, I love their slow motion video capture feature, was able to capture some fun moments on my son's play dates.
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Fantastic phone.
As an Android user for the past 5 years, I thought I'd give an iPhone a try. Let me tell you, best decision I've ever made. iOS cannot be replicated like Android OS. The iPhone itself is sleek and thin, with a nice aluminum build. The screen is stunning and beautiful. Audio is exceptional, could be a little louder but great for a phone speaker. Battery life is a slight issue, and I noticed that their "low power mode" doesn't work as well as they advertise. Overall, a great phone altogether, and I think I'll be sticking with the iPhone family for a while.
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Great Battery Life
I have found this phone to have a longer battery life than any other iPhone I have owned. It's my first and last touch of the day!
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Great except for protruding camera lens and mediocre battery life
This phone is just about perfect and is the first iPhone I purchased that I did not skip a generation. I have owned: 2G, 3Gs, 4s, 5s, and 6. It was worth not skipping a generation for the past 11 months of enjoying the larger, absolutely stunning display. I have never used a case on my phones and I would appreciate the lens not protruding. It makes it a bit awkward when placed on a level surface. Combined with the battery life issue, I wish the phone was 2mm thicker to solve both problems. I run several background apps that drain some of the battery and when in the sunlight I end up boosting the back light. Thankfully, I am able to carry a large USB battery pack when I travel but it would be nice to not require this. The phone is also fast, but I tend to type and tap so quickly that I often am waiting for lag. Some of this is network delays and some is the performance. However, I fully admit that this is the best available speed/phone currently so I am more than satisfied with it.
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Great Purchase
Love my iPhone 6. I'm always a late adapter to the newest Apple models, so I just recently upgraded. I immediately noticed a jump in speed and battery life, and the lighter weight than previous models is a great feature.
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Good phone, but not great
I upgraded from the iPhone 5, so I've enjoyed the 6 thus far. Happy I didn't go with the 6 Plus, since the phone is already too big IMHO. My only complaint is that the operating system is very sluggish at times (I'm trying to fix this). And I'm also not a big fan of the "screen lock" button being moved from the top of the phone to the side of the phone. I still can't get used to it and really think it should be back on the top.
Negative Reviews
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iPhone 6 is great!
It's a great phone and does everything I want it to do. It may lack some of the bells and whistles of the latest Android phones, but it's great for navigation, email, sending texts via voice in my car, and other things.
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Battery Life Lacking
It's a good phone, but you have to be really careful about your battery use. This is especially annoying when I am traveling - I just got back from a trip and had to charge my phone at least twice each day to keep up with all the camera use, navigating and social media interaction. I think next time around, I will check out an Android phone as many of my friends have them and like them quite a bit.
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I'll never go back to using Samsung Galaxy!
I used a Samsung Galaxy for 4 years before switching over to the iPhone 6 and I will never go back! It takes beautiful photos (which is frankly the bulk of my phone use, aside from social media). The storage truly is minuscule though and I have to charge it everyday, but it's never less than a day, so I haven't dealt with a dead phone in the middle of the day.
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Perfect and will only get better in the years to come!
I love my iPhone 6! The larger screen keeps my hands from cramping up but also allows me to see more of what is going on on any given webpage. It has a slim profile, nicely colored in either silver, gold or space grey which completes the sleek, beautiful and elegant aesthetic of this Apple product.

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