FaceTime in HD with Apple iPhone 6!

FaceTime is incredible! Whomever would have thought that we could one day speak face to face with a love one potentially thousands of miles apart. Well if you are sci-fi fanatic you are probably disappointed that we are not yet talking to life sized holograms and driving around in flying cars… But while we are a few years away from that fantasy, with outstanding Apples latest iPhone 6 we can at least FaceTime in HD!

iPhone 6 iSight is the best camera to ever grace a phone. It comes with a revamped f/2.2 aperture, a whopping 1.5 micron pixels and a 8MP super sensor with ‘focus pixels’. This super fast, highly sensitive autofocus feature means you will never miss a shot, so wave good bye to those embarrassingly ugly selfies where your eyes are half shut. With the new cinematic video stabilisation tool and the incredible ability to film in 1080p at 60 fps, you can film stunning home videos in HD! A mega added creative bonus is Apples Time-lapse feature. The pimped up iOS 8 takes care of all the hard work and allows you to point, shoot and film amazing films, whether it is just for 30 mins or 30 hours. So let your creative juices flow…

For more details into Apples iPhone 6 iSight features, check out our article ‘iPhone 6 iSight Camera FEATURES Review’.

On top of the new fab features listed above, the powerful iSight camera allows you to FaceTime in HD aka ‘High Definition’ WOWee!

iphone 6 FaceTime in HD

 

Shooting FaceTime in HD on iPhone 6!

Apple have managed to fit a powerful f/2.2 aperture into their clever discrete camera. This fancy aperture allows the lens to soak up loads of light (81% more light in fact), translating into beautifully lit and focused images.

Every phone camera I have ever come across, including the iPhones predecessors, have been a bit of a disappointment. They made it so difficult to capture a vaguely decent snapshot in a shadowy scenario, let alone have a personal FaceTime conversation. Most of my shots and conversations tend to be dark, grainy and blurry. But with the iPhone 6 by your side you will be able to see a loved one as clear as day!

 

Exposure Control

One reason FaceTime is now so lovely and clear is down to the ‘exposure control’. As you are utilising the in built iSight camera to record your calls you are reaping the all benefits, including the exposure controls. This allows you to either lighten or darken your video calls with a simple nudge.

 

Revamped Face Detection

With the fab tools ‘focus pixels’ and ‘cinematic video stabilisation’ teamed up, FaceTime produces quality shots and live videos – no more delayed burry edges. The iPhone 6 is faster at detecting and recognising faces. It has vastly improved blink detection and happy grins, resulting in great quality selfies and group snaps.

 

Better HDR photos and video

The iPhone 6 isight camera has been packed out with a powerful new sensor that enables us to snap HDR photos and make amazing mini moves. It helps capture serious a dynamic range that will instantly give any old snapshot a quality feel.

 

Boosted Burst Mode

I love burst mode, it’s a fun feature that lets you continuously snap photos – 10 images per second to be exact. Brilliant tool if you are trying to capture something with movement. Instead of having only a few basic pictures to choose from, burst mode allows you to speedily snap multiple images ensuring at least one snap will be genius.

While the iPhone 5 had a cool burst mode tool installed, the iPhone 6 now allows you to continuously snap on your front facing camera, so your can burst your selfies.

The burst tool has also matured and got a little more intelligent… it now has the ability to analyse the scenes. It will automatically compare sharpness, image clarity and even detect unattractive half shut eyes. It will save you oodles of time sieving through the countless burst frames as it can suggest which images from a certain sequence you may like best.

 

Timer Mode

Getting the perfect group shot can be very tricky indeed – Sally is always hitching up her woolly tights, Grace tends to align her bust for maximum impact while Aunt Pearl is always captured checking for sweat patches – not the most attractive image, certainly not one you would choose to frame.

With the iPhone 6 timer mode you can get a perfect image nearly every shot. You can give everyone enough time to get ready, pic from 3 seconds or 10 seconds. You can even take a snap is burst mode!

iPhone 6 iSight Camera FEATURES Review

Photographs are an incredible way to freeze frame and preserve happy memories. Having a decent camera on your phone will ensure you never miss a magic moment.

In the past phone cameras, (Apple iPhones included) have been pretty pants. They are often a bit grainy, blurred and dark. The shutter on my current Apple iPhone regularly delays, resulting in my subjects eyes being half shut 99% of the time – not a sexy look.

iPhone 6 and iphone 6 plus iSight camera

Thanks to Apples new iPhone 6 (their finest handset creation to date), dodgy unflattering selfies are a thing of the past. Both iPhone 6 and its bigger brother iPhone 6 plus, come with an awesome built-in iSight camera. On top the the original tried and tested Apple iSight camera perks, the iPhone 6 lens now comes with a impressive 1.5 micron pixels and a f/2.2 aperture which lets more light into your images. iPhone 6s iSight camera is a bit of gadget that you can finally rely on to capture those precious occasions in style.

On top of creating better than ever still photographs, the revamped iPhone 6 iSight camera makes it easy to shoot videos. Now packing extra features such as filming in 1080p HD at 60fps, 240-fps slo-mo and time-lapse video. You can also direct and shoot mini HD movies then sit back and watch your creations from the beauty of the large HD retina display.

 

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus iSight Camera Features…

 

Pixels and Aperture

Alongside the pimped pixels (now proudly providing 1.5 micron pixels) there is a great f/2.2 aperture, which enables you to capture quality dark shadowy shots.

 

Focus pixels

Also added to iPhone 6s 8MP iSight camera is a super sensor with ‘Focus pixels’. This is a vastly improved auto focus face detection and exposure control feature. – So you can take great shots on auto!

iPhone 6 iSight camera

 

Shoot Videos in HD!

Not only does Apples iPhone 6 iSight camera take beautifully focused snapshots, it can also shoot videos in HD! Dust off your megaphone and unfold your directors chair and get ready to film in stunning 1080p at 60 fps. You can let your creative juices flow and experiment with dramatic slo-mo video and even create time-lapse movies. The inbuilt continuous autofocus allows you to relax and be comforted by the fact all of your footage should be in focus. I personally love the new cinematic video stabilisation tool, which keeps your shots still and steady, even if you are not.

 

Time-Lapse Video

iPhone 6 iSight Time-lapse video feature is amazing! iOS 8 juggles all the hard work and can snap images at dynamically selected intervals. To create these breathtaking pics, all you have to do is simply set up your iPhone 6 to snap what you want. Then swipe along the menu to select Time-lapse mode. Go ahead and tap the record button and let the camera roll for as long as you choose. The Time-lapse feature will help you generate fabulous movies whether your are recording for 20 minutes or 20 hours.

iPhone 6 camera features

 

FaceTime in HD!

With the upgraded sensitive f/2.2 aperture FaceTime now soaks up 81% more light. More light on top of the autofocus face detection and cinematic video stabilisation means FaceTime has never felt so real! Perfect when you want to see a loved one up close, not so perfect if you have a pimple…

iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus – COMPARE

With the recent release of the of the brand new handset the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple have left us in somewhat of a dilemma… How do the two compare side by side and ultimately which one suits you?

apple iphone 6

 

Compare iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus…

Here is a quick devised spec check of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

 

Size

Firstly lets start off with the all important screen size. Does size really matter? Sorry but only you can answer this one folks.

iPhone 6 – 4.7 Inch display

iPhone 6 Plus – 5.5 Inch display

With nearly a whopping inch between them in screen size, you are likely to use each iPhone 6 in different ways. Ask yourself, ‘are you a person that prefers a discreet lightweight phone that you can easily slip into your pocket? Or an impressive large screen that allows you to comfortably read ebooks and catch up with the latest blockbusters on the way to work?’ I know which suits me best…

Lets face it they both have their pros and cons regarding size, but Apple needed to take the plunge and challenge the smartphone market and show them who’s still boss 🙂

 

Weight

iPhone 6 – 129 grams

6 Plus – 172 grams

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus are bigger and heavier than their recent predecessor the iPhone 5s. However the good news is that the iPhone 6 is thinner by roughly .5mm – impressive.

As we are on the subject of weight how thin are the iPhone 6 and 6 plus?

iPhone 6 – 6.9mm

6 Plus – 7.1mm

iphone 6 design

 

Design and Colour

Both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus look the same (except one is larger of course). They are both made out of the same high quality materials. The iPhone has now ditched the all glass surround and have made the new models more clumsy proof (great news for me aka ‘Miss Butter Fingers’).

While the sultry smooth glass face remains, it blends seamlessly into the sleek metal body. Thankfully smashed iPhone backs will be a thing of the past – just dents and scratches from now on!

With newly rounded corners these set of iPhones won’t just be comfortable to hold, you won’t want to put it down!

Both models are available in three colours – silver, gold and space grey.

 

Price

As we are aware the most vital things in life come down to price. So what exactly can we expect to pay for Apple’s latest models?

iPhone 6 – Starting from £539 this include 16gb and the price will increase if you decide you need more storage.

iPhone 6 Plus – £619 again this including the basic storage amount of 16gb, expect steeper prices the more you go up.

 

The All Important Specs…

 

Resolution

We’ll start with resolution, although both come with Retina HD display, each are different in terms of resolution.

iPhone 6 – 1334 x 750p

6 Plus – 1920 x 1080p

Yes both vary in amounts, but you would expect the larger screen to be of higher resolution than it’s smaller counterpart. However each model will provide a spectacular to view.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus comparison

 

Battery Life

iPhone 6 – Up to 50hrs

iPhone 6 Plus – Up to 80 hrs

 

It’s all about the GPU

With gaming features a must have on the iPhone and speed being the contending factor, how do they compare against each other?

Well the iPhone 6 is up to 50x Faster but wait for it… the 6 Plus is 84x Faster. We are definitely getting the vibe the iPhone 6 Plus is more superior and advanced than it’s baby brother the iPhone 6.

 

Storage Capacity

Both models match each other in this race. Their storage capacities range from 16gb, 64gb and a massive 128 GB!! Higher storage than any other iPhone model, bare in mind the iPhone 5s stops at what nows seems a tiny 32gb, awww bless.

 

Camera

The built-in camera on both the iPhone 6 and bigger brother iPhone 6 Plus, is FANTASTIC!  They are identical in every way bar one… the iPhone 6 plus has the added bonus of ‘Optical image stabilisation’.

apple iphone 6 camera

 

Talk Time

iPhone 6 – Up to 14 hrs on 3G

6 Plus – Up to 24 hrs on 3G

 

Standby 

iPhone 6 – Up to 10 days (250 hrs)

6 Plus – Up to 16 days (384 hrs)

 

Internet battery usage

iPhone 6 – Up to 10 hrs 3G, 11 hrs wifi and 10hrs on 4G LTE

6 Plus – 12 hrs wifi, 12 hrs 3G, 12 hrs 4G LTE (Up to)

 

Audio Playback Life

iPhone 6 – Up to 50 Hrs

6 Plus – Up to 80 hrs

 

Both iPhones contain the following features:

Full sRGB colour

Higher contrast, brightness and white balance

Zoom feature to view apps up close

New sideways feature, so you can turn apps on their side

Upgraded Polarizer

Built in Accelerometer, Barometer and Gyroscope

Bottom line is both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are incredible phones and you can’t go wrong picking either. While most of their features are the same, the difference between them are mostly down to taste i.e size. Delve deep inside for a moment and ask yourself ‘what iPhone elements are important to you,’ and all shall become clear.

Apple iPhone 6 Design and Features…

After the recent announcement of the iPhone 6 set to be released in September 2014, there is definitely an excited buzz in the air from us Apple geeks I can tell you!

Bellow are a few of the features we’ve been promised by Apple. How will they compare to their competitors and are we really in for a treat?…

 

Apple iPhone 6 – Bigger Equals Better?

Well finally Apple have taken notice of the current market and are now rivalling it’s competitors with a bigger and better smartphone (it’s about time)

apple iphone 6

 

How much bigger is the iPhone 6 than it’s predecessors?

Firstly you might be surprised to hear there are two handset releases of the iPhone 6… The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 plus!

The iPhone 6 boasts a 4.7 inch screen and the iPhone 6 Plus obtains a 5.5 inch display. Not sure if Apple are rivalling themselves by releasing two iPhones at the same time, but I guess time will tell if their marketing strategy has paid off.

Apart from screen size having an increase, the new iPhone 6 is also the thinest iPhone to date. Standard iPhone 6 will be 6.9mm and the Plus 7.1mm. Pretty darn slim by smartphone standards 🙂

 

A Design Made in Heaven

The new screen comes armed with an advanced Apple signature sexy design with super seamless glass smoothly bending into sleek metal. Every detail it seems has been carefully thought out and executed beautifully.

iphone 6 design

 

Apple iPhone 6 Display and Resolution…

As always what is usually anticipated in the handset upgrade is resolution increase… How much are we talking? Well lets see how this bares well on the eyes, the iPhone 6 comes in at a pretty good 1334 x 750, but the Plus comes in at a whooping 1920×1080!!

Now we can only imagine the awesomeness an iPhone with this amount of resolution looks like, eye candy for certain.

iphone 6 resolution

Screen Resolution and Features:

High performance, up to 84x Faster

Battery Life iPhone 6 up to 50hrs – iPhone Plus up to 80hrs!

Retina HD Display

Full sRGB colour

Higher contrast, brightness and white balance

Wider-angle viewing

Upgraded Polarizer

Larger canvas to make the most out of your iPhone

Built in Barometer, Accelerometer and Gyroscope

New Zoom feature for your Apps

Turn your display sideways I say, now you can view your home screen entirely differently.

 

More Powerful and Mighty

Apple claims their must have iPhone 6 is a powerhouse not to be reckoned with. Built on a 64-bit desktop-class architecture, the all new A8 chip is a powerful feature indeed. With more battery life than ever before, you can bet the iPhone 6 can do more and more for longer. It is better than ever.

games on iphone 6

 

iPhone 6 Camera ‘Snap Snap Snap!’

Did you know that most of us snap more pics with an iPhone than any other camera? Apple have heard and answered our pleas for a better and more advanced iSight camera and sensor, with fantastic focus pixels and a video upgrade to boot. This will include 1080p HD 60fps and the time-lapse feature mode.

apple iphone 6 camera

iPhone 6 CameraFeatures :

Faster autofocus

f/2.2 Aperture – 81% more light captured

1.5 micron Pixels

Large Retina HD Display

Improved Face Detection

Exposure Control

Time Mode

HDR Video

Burst Mode

iphone 6 camera

 

Security Is Key

One of my favorite new features Apple has graced the iPhone 6 with is the new fingertip security element. Highly modern and innovative, this new feature will allow you to access your iPhone by you only. You can also use your fingertip to purchase from iTunes, iBooks and the App Store without having to write in your password every time, Thank god!

iphone 6 security

So there you have it, an introduction into what is to come from the Apple masters in September.