Apple iPhone 6: Specs, features, and other things you wanted to know
When iPhone 6 first launched, it marked an important milestone for the product and for Apple. It was the first iPhone with a larger screen size, and the first to boast an even bigger Plus model. It was released with a host of new features that today we think of as standard requirements for all phones. Keep reading and we’ll go over all those and more.
The key iPhone 6 specifications
Even though iPhone 6 release date was back in 2014, it was and still is an impressive phone. Admittedly, it’s not as powerful as some of the iPhones that are available today, but it’s not as expensive as the iPhones of today either. And with the exception of storage option, there’s hardly anything that will feel foreign or obsolete about the device.
What’s the iPhone 6 size and weight?
Every time a new iPhone is released, it’s almost always either the thinnest or the lightest (in some cases, both) iPhone ever. And with an impressive total width of 6.9 mm, iPhone 6 is no exception. While it did grow in display size, it was the sleekness and the light weight of the phone that helped garner praise for it.
The dimensions of iPhone 6 are 138.1 x 67 x 6.9mm, which helped make the phone lighter. And despite being delivered with a bigger display and improved battery life, the iPhone 6 weight was still light as a feather, coming in at an impressive 129g.
iPhone 6 camera megapixels and specs
One of the drawbacks to the thinness in iPhone 6’s design is that its body is actually sleeker than the camera it’s equipped with. In fact, the camera lens pops out ever so slightly on the back of the phone, creating a tiny lip. But don’t worry, the only times the camera lip is noticeable is when you put your phone down on a table. If you use your phone with a case, it negates the camera lip altogether.
That being said, the protruding camera lens is a small price to pay for the fantastic rear camera on iPhone 6. The 8MP camera takes pictures at a resolution of 1334x750 pixels, which is near-HD quality. However, if you’ve been using a newer iPhone model, the one thing to be aware of is that iPhone 6 doesn’t have Portrait mode — the feature that keeps your subject in focus and blurs out the background. So if that’s not a dealbreaker for you, then the iPhone 6 camera still packs a powerful punch.
What is the size and type of iPhone 6 screen?
As we briefly talked about earlier, the iPhone 6 was the first model to make the move to the larger screen size. Previous models came had screens measuring 4 inсhes, while the iPhone 6 comes with a 4.7-inch screen.
Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Is 0.7 inches really something to be excited about?” And in short, yes, it is. It adds the perfect amount of screen space without being unwieldy in your hand. Obviously, whether something feels good in your hand is entirely up to personal preference, but the iPhone 6 has been critically praised for this fact. And the HD Retina display only enhances the iPhone 6 resolution, making images a little bit sharper and better on this larger screen.
iPhone 6 RAM and storage
While iPhone 6 holds up in such areas as display and camera, a potential drawback is its storage capacity. It comes in 16, 64, and 128 GB variations, which isn’t terrible — it just means you might have to be more frugal about what you’re keeping on the device versus what you’re storing in the cloud. And with only 1 GB RAM, you might experience some slowness when trying to run more recent apps that require more performance out of the phone.
If you only have 16 GB of storage on your phone, you’ll have to use it as efficiently as possible. With an app like Gemini Photos, you’ll be able to quickly get rid of any similar photos, blurry pics, and screenshots that are taking up unnecessary space.
iPhone 6 battery life
Apple knew that a larger display also meant a larger battery to power it. So, iPhone 6 came with a fairly reasonable 1810 mAh battery. That means brand-new, out-of-the-box you will get just under 7.5 hours of usage time out of your iPhone 6 battery life. Compared to the previous iPhone 5s’s battery, 1570 mAh, that’s a pretty substantial upgrade.
iPhone 6 full specifications
We’ve covered a lot of specific topics above, but just to make it a bit easier, here’s a more comprehensive view of all the iPhone 6 specifications.
Space Gray, Silver, Gold
Size & Weight
Height: 5.44 inches
Width: 2.64 inches
Depth: 0.27 inches
Weight: 4.55 oz
16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB
4.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology
Retina HD display
True Tone flash
Auto image stabilizer
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps
720p HD video recording at 30 fps
True Tone flash
Cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p)
3.5 mm headphone jack
Talk time: Up to 14 hours on 3G
Internet use: Up to 10 hours on 3G
HD video playback: Up to 11 hours
Audio playback: Up to 50 hours
Standby time: Up to 10 days
While Apple doesn’t sell iPhone 6 anymore, this model is still available through other retailers and online. And if you’re in the market for a more budget-friendly option than some of today’s offerings, iPhone 6 is a great place to start. A lot of the features you’re familiar with today originated in this iteration, and overall it’s still an impressive device.