You can get the iPhone 6 in three different options; space grey silver and also gold. Also you can buy this in three different storage capacities configurations 16 gigabytes, 32 gigabytes and all the way up to 128 gigabytes of storage. The packaging for the iPhone 6 kind of is a typical Apple style box with the all white color scheme. Many got surprised that there is no a photo of the phone. On the sides of the box we simply have the word iPhone written with the Apple logo. We were expecting it to specify that it’s the iPhone 6 instead of just writing iPhone. On the back is some brief information about the device and some technical information about the phone located towards the bottom of the box.
To access the phone you have to rip off the plastic wrap that’s covering the box and separate the top from the bottom. You will get the iPhone 6 on top and it has a nice feeling in the hand and very thin and light. Also from the box we get the iPhone 6 Quick Start Guide, iPhone info and two Apple stickers. There is a USB wall charger, Lightning USB cable and Apple earpods for your music needs.
The iPhone 6 feels really good to hold and it feels extremely solid as well. It’s made of mostly metal and the build quality is absolutely phenomenal. The front glass and back metal has a smooth texture that makes it comfortable to hold. Its front glass folds slightly around the edges. The harsh sharp hard edges found out previous iPhones are gone. iPhone 6 also feels much thinner than before.
The iPhone 6 is also much bigger now in terms of size and sports a 4.7 inch screen, increased from the 4 inch screen size we’ve seen for the last several iPhones. 4.7 inches is a great size for phones. It’s kind of that middle ground between a 4.5 inches which is on the smaller side and 5 inches that’s on the bigger side. At 4.7 inches it’s very portable and also you can easily use it with just one hand. It is also a decent size for content consumption like watching videos whereas with 4.5 inches it’s portable yes but a little bit on the smaller side for enjoying videos. For the 5 inches, it is a nice big display to watch all the videos you want but you kind of sacrifice that portability.
So 4.7 inches is a great form factor and also the display is now referred to as a Rena HD display. It got a resolution of 1334 by 750 with a pixel density at 326 pixels per inch. This is not quite 1080p HD but it’s still pretty good.
Around the device starting with the left side we have the ring silent switch, volume up and down keys and nothing up top. On the right we have the unlock-sleep-and-wake button as well as the SIM card tray. At the bottom is a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack, a microphone hole, lightning connector and also the speaker’s. On front top is a 1.2 megapixel FaceTime camera with 720p HD video recording, the ambient light sensor and the earpiece. Towards the bottom we have the home button which also doubles up as the touch ID sensor. 8 megapixel iSight camera on the back with 1080p HD video recording capabilities at 30 or 60 frames per second. The camera happens to protrode outwards. Next to that we have another microphone and the LED flash.
Powering it up you will get the Apple logo and initial set up can take a while. All you need to do is to choose your language and Wi-Fi connection option follows. Everything is normal in the set up procedure such as location services, accepting Terms and Conditions and adding touch ID. Finishing up the setting you will have your home screen. It comes with a version of iOS 8 pre-installed out of the box. The screen is super sharp and it’s definitely looking like a great phone.
Key Features for iPhone 6 16GB
4.7 inch Display
iOS 8 upgradable to iOS 11.2.5
Dual-core 1.4 GHz Typhoon Processor
16 GB Internal Memory
1 GB RAM
8 MP Rear camera
1.2 MP Front Camera
Non-removable Li-Po 1810 mAh battery