“If there’s a consistent complaint about the iPhone, it’s battery life. If there’s a consistent trend in mobile phones as a whole, it’s to ever bigger screens,” Matt Warman writes for The Telegraph. “With the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple addresses both those issues, and demonstrates that it may have taken its time but it can certainly play with the big boys.”
“What’s made the iPhone so successful is its combination of user-friendly simplicity with sufficiently advanced functions and a beautiful, pleasing design. The iPhone 6 builds on that, and set next to the iPhone 5s it instantly makes its predecessor’s design look out of date,” Warman writes. “The 6 Plus may be bigger, but if a larger screen is what you want, it’s peerless.”
“Simply put, the iPhone 6 is finally at the point where its battery lasts me a day. The 6 Plus’s battery lasted me two days, although that is unfair in the sense that many of those who will buy this device will do so to watch films and use it more intensively. Given that few Android phones can manage this, that’s remarkable,” Warman writes. “Apple’s iPhone is the device that revolutionised the smartphone; the iPhone 6 is not so big an innovation as that. But with the 6 it’s as close as the company has come to a flawless reinvention, and with the 6 Plus there’s now, finally, an option that should satisfy those who hunger for more real estate. The reasons to buy an Android phone have never been fewer.”
Much more in the full review here.
MacDailyNews Take: Don’t settle for less than the best. With Apple’s all new, 64-bit smartphones, the gorgeous 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the stunning 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, there’s never been a better time to stop settling for imitations and make the move to the real thing.
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