I’ve never been one to rush and buy the latest model of anything in particular, but after umming and ahhing over the new iPhone 6 I finally decided it was time for an upgrade and to take the plunge. I say upgrade, but in reality my mum will be taking over my old contract for my iPhone 5 which she is more than happy about. Although I very nearly went with the silver model for the iPhone 6 due to being a little concerned that the gold version was too flashy I decided that along with a black leather case it would look great with subtle flashes of the gold metal showing through in places. After much deliberation on the memory size to go for too I eventually settled on 64gb, this is a massive increase from the 16gb on my iPhone 5, which after 3,000 photos has almost given up on life. If you’re thinking of going ahead and splurging on an iPhone 6 then here’s a little list of pros and cons I’ve come up with that I was most impressed by.
| Incredible speaker volume which pretty much eliminates the need for the whole glass speakerphone contraption
| The gold metal looks as if it’s a cross between rose and yellow gold meaning it looks sophisticated and not at all cheap
| Feels much sleeker and the screen itself has rounded edges which creates an almost bubble effect
| The battery life is excellent. It claims to have a 10 hour life for internet browsing and up to 12 days in standby mode, far better than the three hours or so that my iPhone 5 is currently lasting.
| The sleek design of the phone can mean it feels almost slippery which makes it easy to drop, for this reason I recommend getting yourself a case if you’re as clumsy as I am.
| I really hate the white signal strips on the back of the phone, to me it just looks sloppy and unfinished and doesn’t reflect typical apple design at all.
| The glass casing for the camera sticks out at the back meaning the phone doesn’t sit completely flat once you lay it down.
| With the screen being so huge it’s impossible to type with one hand which is something I loved about the iPhone 5, I prefer my phones to be small and functional over large and bulky. I was convinced for most of the first day using it that Apple had made a mistake and sent me the iPhone 6 plus because of how huge it felt in my hand.
I discovered after just 24 hours of having the phone in my possession that it certainly isn’t waterproof. I was running myself a bubbly bath, left the phone on the side and somehow it decided to go all water baby on me and swim to the depths of the bath tub. It was in there for less than a second and I put it straight into a bowl of rice and into the airing cupboard, alas it has left me to go to iPhone heaven. Although I’m as clumsy as it gets I do put this accident down to the shape of the phone, if I had put my old iPhone on the side there would be no chance of it moving anywhere down to it’s flat surface. Take it from me, if you get this phone, be extra careful with it.
For me, the perfect iPhone would be one that had the size of the iPhone 5, the shape of the iPhone 6 and without those god awful white bands across the back of the metal. That all being said, I’m still really pleased with it and I’m even more happy about the prospect of never having to worry about lack of space on my phone again.
Here’s a video I took of milo to test out the video camera quality and slow-mo function: