Product Review: Apple iPhone 6 [64GB]
The Apple iPhone is one of the most recognizable (and expensive) smartphones on the market, and it does come with that extra bang. Here I’m doing a product review of the iPhone 6 with 64GB of internal storage.
The iPhone 6 has strayed from the traditional form factor that has been its trademark. The bulky metallic finish has been replaced with curved edges and could be mistaken for another brand if the iconic Apple logo is removed. However, it packs quite a punch with its 64 bit desktop architecture, A8 chip and M8 motion core processor and storage space.
The iPhone 6 with 64GB is ideal for Papua New Guinea (PNG) due to high data rates and internet plans charged by operators. The storage allows files to be stored on the phone as opposed to iCloud which needs to be synced to the device and uses a lot of data.
Touch ID is another security tool implemented on the iPhone 6, and you can add multiple finger-prints. This basically means you can allow multiple accesses for yourself or give access to friends and family. However, you have to be careful because it also allows access to your iTunes account with a simple touch.
The iPhone 6 camera is pretty cool with added features like slow motion and high definition video capture and time-lapse photography. However, the battery life is not that cool and will require the aid of portable power bank if you are going for long trips.
The smartphone is also much thinner than its predecessors almost giving it that feel like any other phone. However, the devices 4G capability is the thing that sets it apart from the rest.
The iPhone 6 was developed to capitalize on 4G LTE (and LTE-Advanced) networks around the world and can support up to 20 different bandwidths. It also support VoLTE (Voice-over LTE) and WiFi 802.11ac which is faster than the traditional b/n/g.
Using the iPhone 6 on China Mobile’s 4G network in Wuhan, I found it’s to be very fast and in some cases faster than the university campus Wi-Fi I was using. However, I was disappointed when I returned to PNG.
The country’s only 4G LTE network, provided by Digicel, does not support the iPhone 6 yet, which is something consumers should be aware of before making a purchase. However, fingers crossed, this could change in the future.