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Apple iPhone 6 hands-on

Tony Ibrahim | Sept. 22, 2014
Can Apple's iPhone 6 fend off its better equipped Android rivals?

Not much has changed with the rear or front cameras. The iSight camera continues to take photos at 8 megapixels, though improvements in software allow it to record in super slow motion (1280x720) and timelapse videos. Rivals have the camera's video recording capabilities beat as the iPhone 6 maxes at 1920x1080 (Full HD).

Here's a sample photo:

Apple has remained tight lipped on the processing innards of the new iPhone. The smartphone packs an Apple A8 chip, a dedicated M8 motion processor, 2GB of RAM and internal storage options of 16GB, 64GB and 128GB. The capacity of the battery has not been confirmed by Apple either; however, Tim Cook claimed the smartphone will last as long as the iPhone 5S. Good Gear Guide will test these claims in our full review of the iPhone 6.

First thought
The iPhone 6 is the big screen iteration Apple fans have long wanted. It maintains Apple's hallmark attention to detail, build quality and ease of use, and it comes backed by Apple's comprehensive ecosystem.

Not everything is peachy. The iPhone 6 once lead the market on screen quality; now it runs the risk of falling behind Full HD rivals. Then there's its inferior sound quality and the low resolution of its 1.2MP front facing camera. Apple's iOS operating system is well established, but so is Google's Android.

Existing Apple customers might flock to the iPhone 6, though we're not sure many Android users will.

 

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