iPhone 6 – is bigger better?30th October 2014
For years, the world's biggest mobile phone manufacturers battled to create the smallest handset possible, with consumers happy to pay extra to ditch their old 'bricks' and update to cute, compact devices.
These days, however, with a phone just as likely to be used for playing games or streaming videos as it is for actually making a call or sending a text message, this trend has been reversed, as the latest iPhone shows.
The iPhone 6, which was only recently launched by Apple, boasts a 4.7-inch display, a significant expansion on the 3.5-inch screen of the first version of the tech giant's iconic phone. What's more, launched alongside the standard iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus takes things to a new level its 5.5-inch screen.
So, is bigger necessarily better? According to Apple it certainly is, though, as some critics have repeatedly pointed out, the company are only just reacting to what users actually want.
Notably, concerns that a bigger screen would inevitably mean some sharpness would be lost have proven unfounded. With a 1334 x 750 pixel resolution, effectively giving the standard iPhone 6 a pixel density of 326ppi, the screen display is clearer and sharper than ever. In fact, since the contrast ratio has been bumped up to 1400:1 from the 800:1 ratio of the iPhone 5, watching movies and browsing the web on the move is both easier and more pleasurable, especially for users of the iPhone 6 Plus.
Despite the bumped-up screen size, Apple has worked hard to keep the new-look iPhone as slim and light as possible, with the handset around as light as most of its main competitors.
Additionally, while the shape and look has merely been tweaked rather than completely rethought, few would use this as a criticism, especially given the fact that the original iPhone is now widely hailed as a design classic. Here, then, it's a case of 'if it ain't broke, don't try to fix it'.
Posted by The EnerGenie