SAN FRANCISCO: Early reviews of Apple iPhone 6 models to be released on Friday sang praises of the large-screen handsets, proclaiming that bigger truly is better.
“The public asked for bigger and Apple delivered not only bigger but better, too,” tech news website Slash Gear said in its review.
“A stunning Retina HD display, blisteringly fast A8 processor, and class-leading connectivity make these the best iPhones ever.”
Mixed in with details about improvements to cameras and screens was advice that would-be buyers inclined to use smartphones as, well, phones, should opt for an iPhone 6 instead of its bigger-screened brother the iPhone 6 Plus.
“There are a couple of reasons why the Apple iPhone 6 Plus might also be too big for me to purchase,” Lauren Goode wrote in a review at Recode.net.
“But I have to admit it: I’m tempted. I really like this phone. And to people who actually prefer huge smartphones: You are going to like this phone, too.”
Reviewers said that while the iPhone 6 Plus was a weighty handful, Apple tastefully modified the design to make it comfortable to hold and use.
TechCrunch referred to the iPhone 6 Plus as the “first truly well-designed big smartphone.”