iPhone 6 Plus smartphone impressions from a tall user

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iPhone 6 Plus smartphone impressions from a tall user

Postby embleton » Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:29 am

The iPhone 6 Plus has a large screen and the overall size feels enormous in the hand, those with small hands or short fingers should not purchase this phone but choose the smaller iPhone 6 in preference. The screen is full HD, crisp, clear and much better for those with less than perfect vision, like myself. With this iPhone, it is likely you'll be able to read the screen without glasses for those with moderately impaired sight; I've set the phone to zoom in its settings for its screen icons, etc... to that end.

The power button is now on the right side of the phone instead of the top because of its size, which does take time to get used to during daily use. Because of the larger screen games that require a larger screen are easier to accommodate, one game that I play often is the bridge card game and this can be played with ease on this phone. For those that require more of a smartphone for its smart Internet functionality then this is a great phablet with a phone thrown in for those purposes, it's a nice choice; remembering that most may use this on their knee and that is usually impractical with smaller smartphones.

If you're upgrading from an earlier iPhone it's likely to be the iPhone 5, and the iPhone 6 Plus has better overall audio quality than what was likely your earlier iPhone. It also has HD audio quality over the data section of the mobile phone network for HD audio, but the majority of service providers don't offer this service yet in the UK. An issue that I experience with audio on the iPad Air 2 was slight vibrations when using it for audio applications, but the iPhone 6 Plus doesn't suffer this flaw, it has crisp and clear audio without vibration at all for its build quality is excellent.

It's probably those who are taller that will buy this phone for they have larger hands and longer fingers; with that in mind, I have experienced no problems fitting the phone in the front pocket of my jeans. It has taken a few minor knocks over the 2 weeks I've owned the phone without any issues whatsoever when in a leather case; highlighting its a strongly reinforced phone.

With FaceTime on my old iPhone 5 the display was just too small for meaningful video conferencing, but the iPhone 6 Plus is far better at this task than any other Apple phone device currently manufactured facing the fact that more families use such video conferencing contacting it performs rather well as an alternative to my iPad Air 2 that I almost used exclusively for this contact method previously. It can be easily rested against a mug for FaceTime video and viewed nicely without eyeglasses.

The front and back camera now have faster focal stop points so it's better in low light than the iPhone 5, and the back camera has optical stabilisation that is good for stabilising a panorama photo taken with the camera. For taking the odd shot it's fine and produces good photos for posting to Facebook and the like.

The iPhone 6 Plus also has facilities that measure how far you've walked and whether during those travels stairs have been taken (fitness and motion), this is recorded in the health application, and this function isn't available on the iPhone 5 without external equipment. My thoughts are these facilities are quite gadgety for the gadgety sake and not really that useful unless you're an athlete, and then it only records limited information, so its usefulness is questionable.

Near Field Communication (NFC) and fingerprint sensor in the iPhone 6 Plus makes this phone compatible with Apple Pay; again I feel this is gadgety, for not everyone supports it so you'll still need to carry cash or a debit/credit card, so what's the point currently.

The phone has fingerprint recognition for opening the functionality of the phone when locked, which is very useful in practice and one I really think deserves more praise; it can store more than one fingerprint recognition pattern; so more than one person can gain access to the phone with your permission.

I was forever charging my iPhone 5 twice in the day because of its poor battery life, but I'm finding this is not necessary with the iPhone 6 Plus; in fact, this phone's battery life usually lasts about a day and a half with heavy use. This is lovely for a user like myself who spends far too much time on their smartphone.

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are the first Apple mobile devices to support 802.11ac wifi standard, but in reality it doesn't make a great deal of difference to Internet speed over current wifi 802.11n 5Ghz speeds for you're restricted to the speed of the broadband speed usually, which is far lower than the wifi speed this standard supports even on 802.11n 5Ghz wide-spaced frequency bands.

If you wish a nice large viewing screen for visual impact and failing eyesight then this phone is great for those reasons alone, but if you're less than approximately 6 foot in height it will probably be too large to handle comfortably in the hand; for that reason don't purchase this phone if you're in that category otherwise go right ahead.
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Re: iPhone 6 Plus smartphone impressions from a tall user

Postby embleton » Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:37 am

On a real FaceTime call compared to Facebook Messenger's video calling, the latter use's twice or more data for the same period of time on a video call; so be warned, it's better to use Apple's FaceTime whenever possible for mobile data video calling to reduce mobile data allowance used. Many articles on the Internet recommend Facebook Messenger's video calling for they believe it to be the most economical in mobile data use, that isn't the case in real life!
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