Apple smartphones usually cost a fortune and people are willing to pay the huge some just because they last. Now, those who cannot afford the latest and greatest often lean on towards an older model for a similar experience. So, here's our review of the Apple iPhone 6 Plus in 2019.
Before we begin, let's keep the price of the iPhone 6 Plus in mind. Apple launched the smartphone back in 2014 with a starting price of Rs. 54,999. Though the company has now stopped selling the iPhone 6 Plus, you can still grab a used or refurbished one for under Rs. 20,000 from websites like preloveddevices.com or ebay.in.
Apple iPhone 6 Plus: Design
All the new iPhones now come with glass-back designs but the iPhone 6 Plus being so old comes with an aluminium body. The front of the smartphone comes with huge chunky bezels, which are not outdated yet as the company launched the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus just 2 years ago.
As far as the placements are concerned, the iPhone 6 Plus sports a single camera at the back with a LED flash. The rest of the back consists of the antenna band and the shiny Apple logo. While the power button and the SIM tray sit on the right, the left is equipped by the volume rockers. The bottom edge gets the lightning port, which is surrounded by the speaker grille.
Apple iPhone 6 Plus is also known for the bend-gate issue, which caused all the iPhone 6 Plus models to bend when kept inside a tight jeans pocket.
Apple iPhone 6 Plus: Software
When Apple launched the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, they came with iOS 8. Over the years, the company rolled out around four major software updates for the smartphone. Currently, the iPhone 6 Plus runs on iOS 12.3. Unfortunately, the five-year-old flagship will not be receiving the upcoming iOS 13 update.
Coming back to the iOS 12, using the iPhone 6 Plus on the latest software update was a charm. I did not notice any sort of lag or hiccups whatsoever. The phone was able to run most applications seamlessly.
Apple iPhone 6 Plus: Performance
Even though the iPhone 6 Plus is now five years old, it still manages to perform quite well. The smartphone was able to perform most of the day-to-day tasks like checking social media, listening to music, making a few calls seamlessly. However, when it came to gaming, I did not enjoy the experience as heavy games like PUBG Mobile stuttered a bit. It is, however, safe to say that apart from gaming, the phone will handle most tasks thrown at it.
Apple iPhone 6 Plus: Display
The display on the 5-year-old smartphone is nowhere close to even some of the mid-range smartphones of 2019. The iPhone 6 Plus sports a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. Though the resolution sounds adequate, the maximum brightness and a few other aspects take the hit. However, even binge watching my favourite TV series on Netflix was amazing.
Apple iPhone 6 Plus: Cameras
Back in 2014 when Apple introduced the iPhone 6 series, they had the best cameras in the industry. However, with evolving technology, smartphone cameras have really started to catch up with DSLRs. Now, even a mid-range smartphone comes with a dual-camera setup at the back and produces some great low-light shots.
The iPhone 6 Plus, on the other hand, manages to shoot some decent pictures from the 8-megapixel rear camera. Even the 1.2-megapixel selfie camera does a decent job.
Apple iPhone 6 Plus: Verdict
To conclude, the Apple iPhone 6 Plus is a good choice if you want to enter the world of iOS without breaking the bank. However, if you are looking to use this as your daily driver for the next few years, you should look elsewhere. Also, if cameras are something you really care about, some Android smartphones like Poco F1 or Redmi Note 7 Pro might impress you.