Apple isn't known for smartphones with large screens. But the excellent iPhone 6 changes all that. With its expansive 4.7-inch Retina HD display, powerful processor and improved camera, it's what happens when more meets more. But the best thing is that, even though it's got a bigger screen, at just 6.9mm thin it's the slimmest iPhone so far.
What makes Apple think you need a larger screen? Well, for one thing it means this phone is great for video and for gaming. Because it packs in a staggering 401 pixels per inch, you get superb quality, pin-sharp picture quality, so that everything from landscapes in video games to home movies and Hollywood blockbusters really come to life.
But surely the bigger screen mens need two hands to use your iPhone? No way. To see to that, Apple has redesigned the layout of the buttons and equipped the iPhone 6 with a radical new one-handed mode that brings all the functions normally located at the upper edge of the screen within easy reach.
That's not the only thing this handset makes easy. Pick up the iPhone 6 and great quality images are guaranteed, even if you're a less able photographer. That's because this time the camera's 1.5-micron pixels and ƒ/2.2 aperture comes with a new sensor that focuses on your subject in milliseconds. And exposure controls and better face-detection are on board too.
Here's the thing, though. We think the rethought iSight camera's video capabilities might be even better. The iPhone 6 is the first to offer 1080 HD footage at 30 frames per second (fps fps), so even your amateur clips look terrific. And if you want to explore your creative side, you can experiment with arty 240-fps slow-motion and time-lapse footage.
As you'd expect from a new iPhone, this is one of the fastest and most powerful smartphones on the market. Speed comes courtesy of support for up-to-the-minute 4G network technology that offer connections of up to 150Mbps. Wi-Fi's quicker too, with the option to connect to wireless networks that are 3X faster than the iPhone 5S.
Power comes care of the sinewy A8 processor and supplementary M8 motion co-processor that handle anything you can throw at your handset with zero slowdown. Because they'e energy-efficient, you can expect better battery life as well.
Completing the iPhone 6's standout specs are onboard storage of 128GB, an anti-smudge coating on shatter-proof glass, NFC technlogy for making payments with your handset, iOS 8 software and advanced health-monitoring capabilities when you pair your handset with wearable accessories.