At last, the much awaited smartphone from Apple has arrived in the Philippines. The Apple iPhone 6 is now available via Smart and Globe’s Postpaid plans and for those who does not want to get tied up, it is now available via Apple Resellers like Switch, The A Shop, Power Mac Center, Beyond The Box, etc.
We were able to play around with the iPhone 6 while we were in Korea but didn’t get a chance to take a picture of it. So we took some time to play it around again in an Apple reseller and here’s our short hands on.
Apple iPhone 6 specs:
- 1.4GHz Dual Core Apple A8 64-bit processor
- PowerVR SGX6550 graphics
- 1GB RAM
- 16/64/128GB internal memory
- 4.7-inch Retina HD IPS LCD display (1334 x 750 pixels) 326 ppi
- Shatter proof glass
- 8 megapixel rear facing iSight camera with autofocus and LED flash
- 1.2 megapixel front facing camera
- LTE, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- 1,810 mAh Li-Po battery
- iOS 8.1
- SRP: 16GB – P35,990, 64GB – P41,990, 128GB P47,990
- Status: Available via Globe and Smart, Apple resellers and retailers
HANDS ON FIRST IMPRESSIONS:
We used to own an iPhone 5 before and looking at the iPhone 6 now, this is a big step up from Apple. The company has finally joined the trend of making bigger flagship phones. As usual, it is still a beautiful piece of hardware. This time, Apple made the sides curved for better grip. One we always don’t like about the iPhone remains the same – slippery body and scratch prone back. You really have to buy a case for this one.
The display is still one of the best we’ve seen even if it is only over 720p resolution. Performance is buttery smooth as always and iOS still has the most number of apps. Good thing Apple has bumped up the battery here. One thing that sucks big time with our iPhone 5 was the battery. We have to charge it in the middle of the day to further stretch it till the end of the day. Well, the good guys at the Apple reseller said it will last you throughout the day without charging it in the middle if you are a moderate to heavy daily user.
Bottomline, our complains with the iPhone remains the same minus one – the display. What we don’t like about the iPhone are the same – lacks customization options, darn expensive, no middle or low range options, poor battery life. We hate to say this but after playing around with the iPhone 6, we realized that we are so lucky to own a Samsung Galaxy S5. 🙂