Last week Apple released two variants of its iPhone, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, a bigger phablet like smartphone. After waiting for all the hype to die down, here’s what you should expect from the smaller 4.7 inch iPhone when you take a bite of that Apple, pun intended.
Dimensions and display: The iPhone 6 comes with a bigger 4.7 inch shatter-proof screen that has a 750 x 1334 pixels resolution size, weighs 129g and comes in dimensions of 138.1 x 67 x 6.9 mm so yes it’s pretty thin, thinner than its predecessor the iPhone 5s.
CPU and Processor: The iPhone 6 will run on iOS 8 which was not shocking as that operating system will be launched in 2 days to the public (15th September, 2014), after being open to developers for a while now. The CPU is a dual-core 1.4 GHz Cyclone which has an Apple A8 chipset.
Network connectivity: The phone is 4G/LTE enabled.
Storage: The iPhone 6 has no memory card slot but has internal storage choices of 16/64/128 GB. It also comes with a 1GB RAM.
Camera: In a world where camera quality is becoming a deciding factor when buying a smartphone, we thought Apple could do better than the 8MP rear and 1.2MP front cameras that the iPhone 6 has. Apple, however has been known to make some of the better quality cameras in the phone space.
Battery Life: As in previous iPhones, the battery life has not really improved. You can expect a few hours of continuous use.
Price range: The 16GB iPhone 6 Plus is selling anywhere between $600 – $800 ( approx K3113 – k4151) but don’t expect them to stay the same when they get to Zambia. You might consider saving double the price.
Conclusion: We can’t help notice they really haven’t brought anything that does not already exist in other phones, late to the party maybe?
Except for the fact that they will be rolling out a new operating system on the iPhone 6, that’s about it. There are other phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G3 and HTC One M8, all older Android flagship phones, that have better cameras, some better features and better prices right now.
What was Apple thinking?
Honestly, not much. They will have to depend on their customers’ brand loyalty to sell out on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models. The fact that they even have a phablet model puts them in the race with other phablet models but from the Android brands. Marketing strategy? We’ll see how that works out in the next few months.
Should you get it?
Hold on just a little longer. If you want to switch from Android to iOS, yes you can go ahead and buy it. If you have an Android with better specs, don’t bother. You’re welcome.
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