Review: iPhone 6 Plus slays its giant Android rivals

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The iPhone 6s is selling like hotcakes.
The iPhone 6s is selling like hotcakes.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

After claiming no one would buy big phones during his iPhone 4 reveal in 2010, Steve Jobs made it pretty clear Apple had no interest in making a substantially larger smartphone anytime soon. But fast-forward to 2014, and the company Jobs founded in his parents’ garage has been forced to do just that.

Having watched customers flock to Android in pursuit of bigger screens, Apple could no longer ignore our demands. It had to build new iPhones that would win back users it lost, and prevent any more from wandering.

And boy has Apple done that in style.

With the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has built its biggest and best smartphones to date. These are not just incremental upgrades; they are brand new devices that are improved in almost every way. They have incredible new designs, faster processors and better cameras.

I’ve been using the 6 Plus since it went on sale Friday morning, and having put it through its paces all weekend, I’m sure this is by far the best super-sized smartphone you can buy right now.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Display
  4. Performance, Networking & Battery Life
  5. Camera
  6. Software
  7. Verdict