Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus - Worth it in 2020
Over the years Apple has recognized that not
everyone has the same requirements when it comes to purchasing an iPhone,
meaning that later models would branch off into different iterations that had
different specifications and varying price points. The iPhone 6 & 6 plus is a prime example of this as these models offered some major updates from its predecessor the 5s. especially in the aesthetics department. The Plus model was a giant phone of its time as Apple realised what works for one person does not necessarily work
for another. Therefore, despite their size differences, both found a steady customer base.
Is there a major difference ?
It is easy to assume that the most expensive
iteration of a handset will be the most suitable, but this is not always the case.
Although expensive handsets contain a lot of features that would not be found
on cheaper counterparts, some people would not use these features.
The display on the conventional iPhone 6
measures 4.7 inches, whereas the iPhone 6 Plus model boasts a slightly larger screen at
Given the larger screen, it should come as
no surprise that the dimensions of the iPhone 6 Plus are larger than that of
its 4.7" cousin. The dimensions of the core model are 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches
compare to 6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches of the Plus model. Both devices are made out of composite aluminium which is prone to bending if applied too much pressure (or when sitting having it in your back pocket), hence the #bendgate scandal that took over social media immediately after the release.
Those who multitask with a handset may be
looking for a powerful processor. The A9 processor is up to 70% faster than the
A8 chip in its predecessor
Battery life can be an important factor to
consider when choosing a handset, and those looking for a longer charge will
find that the 2750 mAh battery in the Plus model holds enough charge for a busy
day, whereas the 1715 mAh battery contained within the smaller 4.7" phone still offers a
sturdy performance for those on a budget.
Regardless of what you choose, you can be confident of stellar performance thanks to the 2GB
of RAM, which works seamlessly with the Apple architecture.
As with the RAM, both devices contain an impressive 12MP rear camera and a 5 MP front-facing
camera which is perfect for selfies.
Both these iPhone models were released in 16gb, 64gb and 128gb storage options. However, a year later Apple decided to release a 32gb variant of the iPhone 6 but the plus version was not released in 32gb capacity.
More technical specs here
iOS Support for the iPhone 6 Lineup
iOS support for the iPhone ended with iOS 12, which means this 2014 model isnt updatable anymore. Plenty of apps still run on this device and its cheap to repair thus making a great first phone for the kids.
Which Is the Better Option ?
When choosing a handset, the most important
factor of any decision is choosing what works best for you. Both models yield
different benefits depending on your requirements. For example, those that
travel on long commutes may want a bigger screen and better performance, as
most of their media will be consumed on the go.
However, more casual users that use their
handset for social media and simple web browsing will find that the Apple iPhone 6 is a great handset that offers a solid performance at an affordable price.
How much you should expect to pay & who sells it ?
Since this model is discontinued by Apple, youll be hard pressed to find it brand new. You'll be lucky to find it at retailers like big w, harvey norman or officeworks however its highly unlikely as the device is quite old and these resellers only sell brand new devices. You can buy a refurbished one from us though or from Ebay and Amazon. Prices vary from reseller to reseller but you should expect to pay anywhere between $179 to $299.
Should you replace the battery or screen ?
Yes why not? If the phone was working fine and especially if you have data on your phone, you can look for third party battery replacement options usually costing around $50 AUD. Screen and battery replacements are quite common for this model and quite cheap as well making this phone as ideal choice for kids and adults alike even in 2020.