The iPhone 6, comparing it to the 5S, 4 and 3G.
The iPhone 6! A phone talked about so often. Within a month of its release, Apple sold over 35 million pieces, breaking all time records and making it the fastest selling iPhone ever. So, what does it have to beat the competition?
By specs, the iPhone is not great. It has a dual core 64-bit A8 chip combined with 1 GB RAM to do the job. Yet, it beats the entire Android competition - phones having octa-core processors and over 3 GB of RAM. The reason is simple - Apple optimises iOS to work perfectly with such small amounts of processing power, to provide the same fluidic experience through the device and its apps. At times, in fact, the iPhone 6 is faster than the Android phones.
Coming to the groundbreaking design, iPhone 6 is really very slim. And when I say slim, its 6.9 mm slim. You really feel the difference when you hold it, especially when its next to any other phone. The curved edges are quietly striking, but that does make the phone a bit slippery to hold. I’ll cover some good cases for the iPhone 6 in an upcoming post.
The camera on the iPhone is amazing. Not that it has a huge number of megapixels, but the image processing in the iPhone is incomparably good. And I wouldn’t be surprised if its one of the best phone camera ever. The 4.7 inch Retina HD display is only 720p, but the beautiful colours make the display pop out. The protruding camera is a bit of an issue to some users, but with a good case, its not a hiccup at all.
Another amazing bit of technology if the M8 motion coprocessor - it runs completely independent of the A8 processor and tracks your walking and running activity and elevation to create graphs of your everyday workout. You can also integrate this with popular health and fitness apps for particular tracking. Apple also has it Medical ID system to help in case of an emergency (Though the use of this would be very limited in India).
The battery on the iPhone 6 is just good. No fancy 3 day battery life or anything, but it lasts about a day of continuos 3G usage.
So, does the iPhone 6 justify its price (starting from Rs. 53,500)? Well, that depends. If you love iPhone's and you have an Apple ecosystem, nothing comes close to this. If you consider it to be an upgrade to your iPhone 5S, its not worth all the money. If you are an android user switching over to the Apple family, its the best phone to buy, though the 5S is also a good, cheaper alternative.
The iPhone 6 is a great overall package, and all its integration with the Apple family makes it a sure shot winner.