Apple iPhone 6 was launched in South Africa on Oct 13th, 2014 and has been in trend for over 4months. The users claim to love it and the fancy label that comes with the price tag makes it an even pick for the classy and those who want to be associated with what is in vogue.

So our sponsors delivered the gadgets for a review and we obliged. Iphone has always been on the charts of best phones and despite Android´s obvious dominance in the high-end market, Apple might still turn the tides when it releases new iPhone versions, so let’s look at the pros and cons of the iPhone 6.

Right off the bat, we were quite intrigued with Apple Pay’s NFC implementation , which they similarly pitched as a mobile payment system than will soon replace wallets and credit cards. Some other enhancements over previous iPhones include the Retina HD, and Focus Pixels-equipped 8-megapixel camera — though a higher resolution would have been more appreciated , so we are not sure if we should call this camera a pro or a con… Maybe a procon? We also like how Apple redesigned its architecture, smoothing out its edges with the seamless glass-to-aluminum finish.

All that said, it seems to lack the punch that its 5.5-inch big brother packs, only settling for a 1330 x 750 resolution on 326ppi . Its various memory versions (16GB, 64GB and 128GB) also seem to justify its lack of a microSD card slot. While many of its competitors try to amp up power and performance, it is clear that Apple focused more on sophisticated design and software, which is probably what many upscale buyers look for in an iPhone anyway.


 

#MM REVIEW POINT

This phone is not on the low budget side, considering the South African economy, a phone priced on the higher end should give more than what an ordinary phone offers but iphone has built a reputation that is unmistaken by consumers. So, we believe the phone is awesome and works perfectly, despite the high price tag, it would be a great buy for fans of iphone and first timers. We tested anr reviewed the Apple iPhone 6 16GB Space Grey.

Apple iPhone 6 16GB

R9,367.00
Apple iPhone 6 16GB
6.8

Design

8.0/10

Interface

6.0/10

Software

6.0/10

Battery Life

7.0/10

Second Hand Value

7.0/10

Highs

  • Retina Display
  • 4.7-inch screen
  • Improved LTE and Wi-Fi speeds
  • 8 megapixel iSight camer

Lows

  • 1,810mAh Battery
  • No Memory expansion
  • Expensive
  • No 4K video recording