The Good The iPhone 6 delivers a spacious, crisp 4.7-inch screen, improved wireless speeds, better camera autofocus, and bumped-up storage capacities to 128GB at the top end. iOS remains a top-notch mobile operating system with an excellent app selection, and Apple Pay is a smooth, secure payment system.
The Bad Battery life isn’t much better than last year’s iPhone 5S. An even larger screen could have been squeezed into the same housing.
The Bottom Line The iPhone 6 is an exceptional phone in nearly every way except its average battery life: it’s thin and fast with a spacious screen and the smoothest payment system we’ve seen. It’s the best overall phone of 2014.
For years, Android phones have shipped with displays in expansive, 5-inch-ish sizes, but Apple had insisted on the necessity of a small screen for one-handed operation. The
Apple now has two larger iPhones: one big, the other even bigger. The iPhone 6 sports a 4.7-inch screen, while the
iPhones have always had phenomenal displays, both in terms of brightness and color quality. After
But the bottom line is, the iPhone 6’s 4.7-inch
A grid of six-by-four apps now fits on each page plus the four in the dock below, for 28 total; on the 5’s 4-inch display, it’s 24. There are more pixels horizontally and vertically, unlike the merely vertical lengthening of the iPhone 5. That also means the aspect ratio is the same (16×9), and videos and Web pages scale similarly.