The first reviews of Apple’s new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, were published Tuesday night.
They’re all very positive. Many reviewers are calling the iPhone 6 the best phone in the world. It seems like the only problem reviewers had is which model is better: the iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch screen or the iPhone 6 Plus with a 5.5-inch screen. (In case you forgot, both models are bigger than the iPhone 5S, which has a 4-inch screen.)
Here’s a quick roundup of some of the reviews:
Walt Mossberg of Re/code says the iPhone 6 is the best smartphone you can buy:
The iPhone 6 is a great upgrade for current iPhone owners, or for anyone, really. It manages to provide a much larger display in a phone that’s still small enough to handle easily. It’s my recommendation for the best smartphone you can buy.
Molly Wood of The New York Times praised the battery life:
Call quality on the new phones is excellent and I found battery life on the smaller iPhone 6 to be impressive. I went almost two full days without a charge. Battery life on the iPhone 6 Plus is more like a day of constant use and not much more, but that’s not terrible on a phone that size.
Joshua Topolsky of Businessweek liked the design but had a few minor complaints:
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are significantly redesigned compared with last year’s iPhone 5S and 5C. Both devices utilize an ultrathin unibody aluminum enclosure, one that bares a startling resemblance to the original iPhone from 2007, and the devices can be bought in “space” gray, silver, or gold. The iPhone 6 is just 6.9mm in thickness (in comparison the 5S seems flabby with its 7.6mm profile), while the 6 Plus is only 7.1mm. Both feel svelte and lean in your hand—solid, with good weight, but incredibly skinny. Though I must say, while the iPhone 5S stood out in a crowd of Android smartphones with its chamfered edges and Leica-esque controls, you might not know the iPhone 6 next to the latest Galaxy S5 or the HTC One. And while the design is still impressive, some details feel a bit off. The bold antenna lines that run around the back of the devices and the protruding camera — For more information read the original article here.