Beside Huawei Ascend Mate7, none of the other competitors are close to iPhone's design and language. Samsung and LG are on its last legs before the Chinese finishes them off and Oppo don't provide software support.
Apple is also offering a new feature called Wi-Fi calling. If both parties support this service and it is on, the call won't be placed through the cellular network but the internet. This improves the audio quality and won't count against your allotted monthly minutes.
Is that FaceTime audio? OR T-Mobile wifi call (it counts against monthly minutes actually) ?
this thing is bigger than the note 3 and has a smaller screen and bends like butter...FAIL !!!
Funny how some users waste their time bashing the new iPhone 6 plus. If only people can go over and check the benchmark test results, it should serve them right. One other thing, it's not just about hardware specifications, again, check the benchmark tests.
'Hard to use single-handedly, unimpressive screen to body ratio (6" Androids fit in the same footprint)' isn't this a lil bit contra? u complained about the screen size while u said it hard to use single handed at the same time? lol i bet the writer use android phones :P ooppss
Anonymous, 01 Oct 2014Just because they used a strong gpu does not make up for everything else. Try harderJust because they used a strong cpu does not make up for everything else.Try harder
Hey, honestly, I was looking forward to a bending test... and everyone knows that iOS is optimized and that stuff, but 1GB of RAM, you've got to be kidding me
Even an old Galaxy Note II is better. Tried the iPhone 6+ but browser scrolling is laggy in comparison and tabs frequently reload due to low 1GB DRAM. Not a fan of the design either with the lines on the back, protruding camera ring and unnecessarily big bezels.
AnonD-308578, 01 Oct 2014Honestly, the 6 plus probably has the best mobile phone camera. Just look at those low-light p... moreReally good camera, it's not exactly too "low light" though, try one of the better Nokias in the same light and you get a similar level of detail. Maybe it's because Apple stole one of the Nokia's camera guys recently? Anyway, still no Xenon so you can't say it's the "best" but for non-demanding users and 8 megapixels it's as good as it gets.
1gb RAM? SERIOUSLY? You may said different about the dualcore processor, but RAM is something else and totally important. And with the bending phone that even kids able to do that (at apple store), No thanks.
AJK, 30 Sep 2014Switching from note2 to 5s was not problematic to me, as many people were assuming it to be bu... moreI switched from a galaxy S5 to an iphone 5S cause of the size. The iphone blends into your life where the galaxy stands out due to its sheer size.
I agree with most of the review, it's not a revolutionary device, but have couple thougts about it.
No infrared port, no FM Radio as a disadvantages - yeah, I see typical iPhone 6 Plus user missing those two. Who needs AirDrop or music streaming services (like, lets say, iTunes Radio).
Same goes with non replacable battery. It's 2014. I bet you all see millions carrying spare one for their phones every day. Seriously people - how many of you have 2 batteries? 1-2% of users? Just charge it everyday, buy case with extension battery or simply use dumbphone.
One of (if not THE) best camera in the market according to most of the reviews, but went into cons, because Apple don't play the megapixel game.
Protruding camera is a flop, but before September it wasn't such a big problem. Look at, for example, Samsung Alpha. Even at GSM Arena review it did't went into disadvantages.
Anonymous, 01 Oct 2014I been saying this before many many times..... The PoweraVR GX6450 GPU easily kick out Adre... moreThey don't always win. And throwing in a stronger gpu is not some mastery of efficiency.
Love the gsmarena comment below....
"...PowerVR GX66450 GPU is a real beast, handling heavy graphics with ease..."
I been saying this before many many times.....
The PoweraVR GX6450 GPU easily kick out Adre330 in Z3z/alpha/Note3
APPLE use efficient/highly optimize way manage the gpu resources and thats what they always win the GFX graphic benchmark....
Z3c/alpha phone can throw into rubbish bin.
Honestly, the 6 plus probably has the best mobile phone camera. Just look at those low-light pictures! Incredible!
Point-and-shoot cameras are dead.
Anonymous, 30 Sep 2014According to the benchmarks, it is Android that has outdated hardware specs.Just because they used a strong gpu does not make up for everything else.
Why are these Android fans always posting comment here at Apple article yet Apple fans dont comment on Android articles. One thing is for sure, these people are insecure seeing the launch of iPhone is highly celebrated and anticipated yet Samsung Galaxy Note announcement is so lame like nobody cares..