What’s up guys. Muwen360 here with a full, in-depth review of the Apple iPhone 6. So this is one of the hugely anticipated devices of 2014 so it’s finally here and it’s packing a lot of new features and changes we’ve never seen before in the history of the iPhone line. For starters, the new iPhone 6 starts at $199 for the baseline 16GB model with a two-year carrier agreement or you can also purchase it contract-free starting at $649 dollars and the one I have here is the 16GB, Gold, contract-free version of the iPhone 6. In addition to gold, you also have the option to get space gray and silver for additional color choices.So let’s begin with the hardware and design. So the design of the 6 is obviously a huge departure from Apple’s design strategy for previous generations. Most notably, you can see how the edges are curved now similar to the iPod Touch for example instead of the distinctive sharp edges from iPhones years past. With that glass front that’s curving towards the edges to create that round look. I am personally not a big fan of this change simply due to the fact the round edges on the sides makes it harder for my hands to grip the device.So I’d much rather just have the distinctive sharp edges on my HTC One for example, to hold, instead of the curved edges on the iPhone 6. The front and back of the phone has a pretty smooth texture to it. Even though, I like how it feels. I still think this material, especially the aluminum back might just be a bit slippery to grip but it’s really not that big of a deal. The iPhone 6 is also Apple’s thinnest phone to date. It only has a thickness of 6.9 millimeters so it’s incredibly thinner than its predecessor. It also has a height of 5.44 inches and a width 2.64 inches. And it only weighs 4.55 ounces. So even though the overall device has a larger footprint now, it actually feels really light-weight which is nice. It still retains the superb metal build quality for the most part with the exception of these white lines which are for the antennas. So minus the curved edges, the iPhone 6 has a pretty solid build quality in my opinion.But nonetheless, the iPhone 6 just feels really fragile in the hand mostly I think because of how thin it is so you’ll definitely want a protective case and that kind of goes without saying for pretty much all iPhones. The other significant change was to the display which Apple gave the branding as the
“Retina HD” display, But in reality, it has a resolution of 1334x 750 so just a little bit over 720p HD at a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch.The screen size has been increased from 4 inches to 4.7 inches signaling Apple’s response to the desire of larger screens. And for me at least, 4.7 inches is the perfect sweet spot in terms of screen size it’s not too big, not too small. It falls right in the middle. It’s still large enough for watching movies and typing but not large enough to the point of losing portability so you can still use it easily with just one hand. So a big fan of this form factor and the screen itself is really and nice bright and also awesome color reproduction and something new Apple has added something called “dual domain pixels for wider viewing angles” and it’s an IPS display with a fingerprint oleophobic coating on top.So around the phone, we have the power button here on the right side relocated from the top for easier access now due to the larger display and Nano sim card tray next to it. On the left, ring or silent switch, as well as the volume up and down buttons. At the bottom, we have the 3.5 millimeter headphone jack along with the microphone, lighting connector and also the speakers.Nothing up top. On the front here we have the 2 megapixel Facetime camera with 720P HD video recording capabilities and also the ambient light sensor and the earpiece. Towards the bottom, we have the home button which also acts as the sensor for the Touch ID fingerprint scanner. On the back we have the new 8 megapixel iSight camera with 1.5 micro pixels. f/2.2 aperture. It’s also autofocus with Focus pixels which means it will dramatically reduce the time needed for refocusing. And what’s interesting about the camera is it protrudes out quite a bit from the rest of the phone. So when you lay it on the table, the phone won’t be perfectly flat due to the camera bulge. But unless, you’re trying to intentionally make it wobble so it shouldn’t be much of an issue. However, the camera might have the potential to be damaged easier due to it’s position even if it has a Sapphire crystal lens cover, it’s still something to be aware of.Now in terms of software, The iPhone 6 is running iOS 8 pre-installed out of the box. iOS 8 is really not that much different iOS 7 in terms of design. We still have the same look and feel and of course typical iOS applications
like Messages, calendar, photos, App store, iTunes store, you name it. But we do have the new addition of Health app. And basically it’s a health and fitness tracker. For example you can can go to health data, body measurements, body fat percentage, you can add a data point and also share the data with other people as well.So yeah it just allows to see data regarding over a week, a month or a year for example. So that’s that with the new Health app. And also if you double click the home button, in addition to getting your multi tasking windows, you also receive an extra row of space at the top reserved for recent your contacts so now you easily access those people by double clicking the home button. And another thing that’s really neat is something called reachability so basically now you can double tap the home button, you don’t even have to press them, it bring the top three row of icons down which are more difficult to access since you kind of have to scooch your hands to access them now but with Reachablity, you can double tap and the icon drops down automatically for your convienceince so a really simple but useful feature.Another change was made to the notifications so for example now you can be on a web page and a tweet comes in for example, you can swipe down and reply to the notification right on the spot instead of manually going to the Twitter to that. An improvement was also made to the keyboard and it’s called QuickType, and basically when you type, the keyboard takes into account the content you’re writing, and also your writing style, so it can provide you with text predications optimized for your writing so it can save you some time.And also for the first time, you can now install third party keyboards so you can download one from the App Store and go to the settings, general, keyboard,, keyboards, add new keyboard, and click on the keyboard you installed, I have swiftkey so that’s nice feature if you don’t like the stock keyboard. And also the search function has been improved since it can now display results from the web as well as from your phone. So if I search apple, I can get results from the phone but also results from the web in this case Apple’s web address for example and I can click on it to see open safari and it direct me to the page. The camera has improved of course, we have our typical camera modes, but we do have the new addition of a time
lapse mode which is nice.And I will have a full camera test of the iPhone 6 camera very soon to show you guys the picture quality and the new features but so far from what I’ve noticed, the shutter speed is amazingly fast and responsive and the pictures themselves look really sharp and detailed. So I have a picture here I took in low light and it looks pretty decent thanks to the True Tone flash and we also have some handy editing tools so you can easily make your photos appear better on the fly. Here are some other pictures and again they look really good, accurate colors and very detailed but again I will have a full camera test soon in another video so you can see for yourself.So yeah just overall incredibly fluid and smooth. No lag or delay whatsoever just a really smooth and enjoyable experience all around. It really feels like the phone is made for the software and software is made for the phone so they’re perfectly optimized. This thing flies through everything you throw at it be it watching YouTube videos, browsing the web, launching applications, or whatever else you do with it, it’s always fast and responsive every single time. And all of this is mostly due to the 1.4 GHz dual core Apple A8 process or with M8 motion coprocessor which Apple claims to have up to 50% more CPU performance than before and also up to 84% more GPU performance.And the power from those chips can be evident in tasks like gaming for example because the gaming performance and experience is buttery smooth with any game really. No delay, no lag, no issues at all to be honest when it comes to gaming. And also the speakers are really loud and clear too so an added bonus if you’re gaming or just listening to sound in general but I still think the HTC Boomsound speakers are best speakers for any phone but that’s just my opinion.In terms of battery life, Apple claims it can go to 11 hours with a single charge and from my testing I’ve only gotten about 9 hours I believe. So the battery numbers aren’t really impressive at all but it should for the most get through a typical day of use fine but it really depends on your own usage patterns and what you do on your device.So overall I think the iPhone 6 is a great device for what it can do, it gets the job done and it’s definitely the best iPhone yet with the larger display and extra horsepower but also keep in mind there are other devices on
Android or Windows Phone for example that do exactly the same thing if not better, and in some cases cheaper as well. So it’s really your decision but if you like, Apple and iOS, you can’t go wrong with the best iPhone to date.Keep it locked it here on the Muwen360 channel for much more coverage on the iPhone 6 over the coming days and week so subscriber and like for more iphone 6 videos. The review is certainly not finished and I would love for you to stick around to see even more great content. Once again, I’m Muwen360 and thank you so much for watching. .